Southern Delights

GOD OWN COUNTRY - This tour takes you deep into a region completely different from the Mughal north: a tropical land of temples and villages where traditional folkways remain intact. Begin in Mumbai, travel through the lush backwaters of Kerala and across to the stately garden city of Bengaluru. Along the way, an incredible array of experiences await you, from the night you’ll spend aboard a houseboat, the private eco-tour and visit a bird sanctuary in the backwaters, and the explorations of a beautiful small island spice plantation with the family owners. Discover a little-visited corner of India with a color and charm that feels like another world.

Places & Destinations (09 nights & 10 days)

Mumbai - Gateway of India, Chatrapati Shivaji Terminus, Mani Bhavan, Dhobi Ghat & Dharvi Slum
Kochi - churches and buildings in Fort Cochin
Alleppey - House Boat
Kamarkakom - Bird sanctuary
Bengaluru - Tupu’sSummer Palace, the Lalbagh Botanical Gardens and the Bull Temple

Day 1-: Mumbai
Mumbai is young, it’s lively and a confluence of varied cultural currents and cross currents has given Mumbai a unique position of the most multi-ethnic city of India. Formerly known as Bombay this city lies in the southwestern part of India and occupies a peninsular site originally composed of seven islets lying off the Konkan Coast of western India. Oozing with the self-confidence of a maverick moneymaker and "Bindass" (carefree) attitude. On arrival,Transfer to hotel, your tour officer will assist you with the check-in & relax. Overnight in Mumbai.

Day 2-: Mumbai
After breakfast, visit Gateway of India, ChatrapatiShivaji Terminus (Victoria Terminus/Western Railway Station), Mani Bhavan (Gandhi Museum), Dhobi Ghat - The "Dhobi Ghat" (open-air manually-operated laundry) & Dharvi Slum. Dharavi is routinely called "the largest slum in Asia,” Return to hotel via Marina drive. Overnight in Mumbai.

Day 3-: Mumbai - Kochi
Fly to Kochi on the Malabar Coast. On arrival, transfer to your hotel. Your journey begins in India’s great trading port with its antique streets and fascinating blend of cultures. Take a heritage walk past traders’ mansions and the colourful waterfront, and visit the spice trading streets and 400-year-old synagogue. In Evening learn of Kerala’s rich cultures and watch as dancers transform for a performance of the renowned Kathakali dance. Overnight in Kochi.

Day 4-: Kochi
Morning tour the city, seeing the beautiful synagogue and the wonderful churches and buildings in Fort Cochin. Rest of the day is free for personal leisure. Overnight in Kochi

Day 5-: Kochi – Alleppey – Houseboat
After breakfast, travel by road to Alleppey and board your individual houseboat in time for settling in and lunch. This evening enjoy a sundowner cruise with dinner and entertainment taking in the sheer peace of the surroundings.Overnight in Alleppey.

Day 6-: Houseboat – Kumarakom
Disembark from your houseboat and transfer to Kumarakom.A paradise of mangrove forests and coconut groves interspersed with enchanting waterways and canals.  Check in at the hotel & relax. In evening Enjoy Ayurvedic massage, Yoga, Meditation, Boating, Angling or Swimming. Overnight inKumarakom.

Day 7-:  Kumarakom
Relaxing morning, after breakfast, visit Kumarakom bird sanctuary enjoys tropical climate throughout the year. There is moderate temperature throughout the year. Cool and fresh breeze makes even warmest months bearable. Temperature is cool between November and March and is best time to watch migratory birds in a pleasant setting. Major Attractions like the Waterfowl, Cuckoo, Owl, Egret, Heron & Water duck. Rest of Day free for exclusive leisure.Overnight in Kumarakom.

Today, a short drive and flight takes you to Bengaluru, the capital city of Karnataka. Upon arrival, check in & relax. Rest of the day is free for personal leisure. Overnight in Bengaluru.

Day 9-:  Bengaluru
This morning explore the city visiting Tipu’s Summer Palace, the Lalbagh Botanical Gardens and the Bull Temple. Afternoon with vehicle and driver at disposal.Overnight in Bengaluru.

Day 10-: Bengaluru – Onward Destination
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This is a suggested itinerary for travelling privately. Dates, duration, hotels and routing may be changed to personalize the journey to the traveler’s preferences and requirements. Please contact luxurymantra team for further ideas on designing your own private journey of India.

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