Duration: 11 Nights / 12 Days
Destinations:Mumbai - Cochin - Periyar - Madurai - Chennai - Mahabalipuram - Bangalore - Mysore - Bangalore - Hassan - Bangalore-Mumbai
Day1 - Arrive Mumbai: Welcome on arrival at Mumbai and transfer to hotel.
Day2 - Mumbai: City tour of Mumbai, visiting Hanging Garden, Marine Drive, Dhobi Ghat, Malabar Hill & Prince of Wales Museum etc. Evening at leisure. Overnight at hotel.
Day3 - Mumbai - Cochin: Early morning transfer to airport for flight to Cochin. On arrival in Cochin transfer to hotel. Cochin means "port" and so it has been since history began, trading spices, silks, ivory and sandalwood. It is now the spice capital of India. Later enjoy the city sightseeing visiting the Dutch Palace, St Francis Church and a Harbour Cruise to view the Chinese fishing hamlets. Overnight at hotel.
Day4 - Periyar: Morning after breakfast drive to Periyar (185 Kms / 5 hrs). Periyar is a renowned sanctuary, the home of elephants and other wildlife. On arrival transfer to hotel. Afternoon view the wildlife in its natural habitat. Overnight at hotel.
Day5 - Periyar: Early morning view the Wildlife alongside the Lake Periyar in a boat. Rest of the day at leisure. Overnight at hotel.
Day6 - Periyar - Madurai: After breakfast, drive to Madurai (137 Kms. / 4 hrs). Afternoon sightseeing tour. Madurai is the most spectacular temple town in the whole of India, dominated by the towering gopurams of the lively Meenakshi Temple. Overnight at hotel.
Day7 - Chennai: After breakfast transfer to airport to board flight to Chennai. Upon arrival, transfer to hotel. Afternoon city tour of Chennai. Founded by the East India Company's trader Francis Day in 1639, Chennai has the fascinating relics of the early Raj. Overnight at hotel.
Day8 - Mahabalipuram: Excursion to Mahabalipuram & Kanchipuram. Mahabalipuram, just down the coast, has superb stone carvings and evocative shore temples. All testimony to a grand past. On the other hand Kanchipuram boasts of famous silks and soaring temples of great religious significance. Overnight at hotel.
Day9 - Bangalore: Transfer to airport for flight to modern silicon city of Bangalore. On arrival at Bangalore transfer to hotel for overnight stay.
Day10 - Mysore: Morning leave for Mysore (139 Kms. / 3 hrs) via Sravanabelgola and transfer to hotel. Afternoon sightseeing tour of Mysore, the legendary city of palaces and perfumes-sandalwood and jasmine. Overnight at hotel.
Day11 - Hassan: Drive to Hassan (115 kms / 4 hrs) visit Halebid and Belur. Both were capitals of the Medieval Hoysala Kings who built the exquisitely carved temples in the 12th & 13th centuries. Later drive to Bangalore via Hassan and then transfer to hotel. Overnight at hotel.
Day12 - Depart Mumbai: Morning sightseeing of beautiful city of Bangalore visiting Vidhana Souda, Cubbon park, Nandi Bull Temple, Tipu Sultan's summer palace, botanical gardens ( lal bagh) and drive past the bustling M.G. road.. Later transfer to airport for a short flight to Mumbai. On arrival in Mumbai, transfer to international airport for flight to onward destinations.
Room till 12 noon of Day 12.