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Treasures of South India

A combination of some of the finest sites in the Western Ghats of South India. This meandering journey begins with Bangalore, the silicon capital of India. You visit the ancient temples of Belur & Halebid and the lovely palaces of Mysore. Continue to India’s foremost wildlife reserve and journey through some of the unexploited scenic & breathtaking tropical forests and lush green hill stations of the Northern Kerala, amidst tea and coffee plantations. Cruise through the palm dotted backwaters and end the journey in Cochin, also known as the ‘Venice of the East’.

14 Nights / 15 Days from €2100  per person

Tour Itinerary

Day 1 Dublin to Bangalore
Fly from London to Bangalore with Emirates Airline via Dubai.bangalore

Day 2 Bangalore
Meet and assist on arrival and transfer to your hotel for two nights. Bangalore, the silicon capital of India, is noted for its gardens, tree-line avenues and Gothic churches.

Day 3 Bangalore
City tour of Bangalore includes visit to the Tipu Sultan’s palace & Fort, Bull temple and impressive Vidhan Sabha.

Day 4 Bangalore to Hassan
After breakfast leave for Hassan. En route visit Sravanabelagola, with its huge monolithic statue of Gomatheshwara (175 ft tall). Visit the Hoysala temples at Belur and Halebid. One night stay.

Day 5 Hassan to Coorg
Drive to Coorg, set in tropical forest amidst coffee, orange & spice plantations. Afternoon walking and bird watching. Stay at the Orange County Resort for two nights.

Day 6 Coorg
Morning tour of the plantations. Afternoon boat ride on the lake. Optional visit to the nearby tribal villages.

Day 7 Coorg to Mysore
Drive to Mysore, once the capital of a princely state and renowned for sandalwood, teak and incense. Stay for two nights.

Day 8 Mysore
Morning city tour of Mysore visiting the City Palace of the Maharaja of Mysore, Chamundi hill where a huge statue of Nandi Bull overlooks the city. Explore the colourful Devraja fruit and vegetable market. Afternoon visit Srirangapatnam to see Tipu Sultan’s summer palace and fort.

Day 9 Mysore to Nagarhole
Morning drive to the Nagarhole National Park, noted for herds of elephant, tiger, leopard, samber deer and variety of birdlife. Afternoon safari by elephant, jeep or coracle. Overnight at the Kabini River Lodge.mysore

Day 10 Nagarhole to Vythiri
Early morning safari then drive to Vythiri, a delightful resort for nature lovers, amidst coffee plantations. Afternoon free for independent explorations. One night stay.

Days 11 Vythiri to Trissur
Morning leave for Trissur visiting en route Beypore, where you will see making of Dhows , and the elephant stables at Guruvayoor. Later explore the town. One night stay.

Day 12 Trissur to Backwaters (Rice Boat)
Drive to Allepy and board your private Riceboat. Cruise through the palm-fringed narrow canals and waterways of the backwaters observing the village life along the banks. Overnight on board the Riceboat

Day 13 Backwaters to Cochin
Morning leave the boat and drive to Cochin, also known as the ‘’Venice of the East’’. In the evening a Sunset harbor cruise to see the Bolgahtty Island and the Chinese fishing nets. Two night stay.

Day 14 Cochin
Morning city tour visiting the 17th century Dutch Palace, Jewish Synagogue built in 1568, Fort Cochin and St France’s Church. In the evening enjoy Kathakali dance performance.

Day 15 Cochin to Dublin

o Visit the neighboring Tamil Nadu to see the magnificent Dravidian Temples.
o Fly from Cochin to Lakshadweep, an Island surrounded by Coral reef.
o Combine the tour with a visit to Sri Lanka.

Price Includes:
  • International Flights: Return economy class International flights from Dublin airport. Supplement may apply from regional airports.
  • Domestic Flights: Economy class domestic flights within India.
  • Assisted Transfers: All Airport and train transfers as specified by a chauffeur driven car inclusive of representative assistance.Where courtesy transfers are provided by the hotel representative assistance may not be available in some places.
  • Accommodation: Room with attached private facilities at all hotels for 14 nights.
  • Meal Plan: Bed & Breakfast at all the places.
  • Jungle Safari: As per individual parks regulations. By Jeep sharing with other tourist, seating up to five, or a large open vehicle, seating up to eighteen. Safaris are accompanied by a naturalist. For booking exclusive jeeps a higher charge may apply. Due to the limited number of vehicles allowed inside a park in a day, exclusive jeep is subject to availability.
  • Train: Air conditioned sleeper.
  • Services of Local Agent &Tour Guide: Services of a local agent in all major cities and an English speaking guide during sightseeing as specified inclusive of entry fee to the monuments.
  • Taxes: All applicable taxes and service charges.

Price Excludes:

  • Travel insurance: We recommend you take a comprehensive travel insurance to cover your holiday at the time of booking the tour.
  • Visa: Irish citizens require entry visas for India. We can obtain visa on your behalf for a nominal fee.
  • Personal Expenses: Such as laundry, telephones calls, hard & soft drinks, meals other then specified, beverages and mineral water etc
  • Camera fee: Still and video camera fee at monuments and game parks.
  • Tips anywhere: To drivers, porters, bellboys, guides & waiters etc.
  • Free Days: Any car arrangements on free days / days at leisure.
  • Any items not mentioned in the itinerary and inclusions.