Day – 1
Arrive at Cochin, meet by Halo representative at arrival hall and transfer
to your hotel at Cherai Beach. The
closest decent beach to Kochi.The beach shelter a backwater and supports
an active fishing community, some of whom use Chinese fishing nets.
Overnight at Cherai beach.
- 2 Cherai
Spend entire day at Cherai beach, the paradise of sun, sea, sand and surf.
Overnight at Cherai beach.
After breakfast we will travel by road to Chetuva, near Guruvayoor.Health
and disease are not completely physical phenomena. As Charakasmhitha, the
ancient Ayurveda text says,the tripod of body, mind and soul is the base
of everything. Disease is born if these three are not in harmony with the
rhythm of life. Man is not a separate entity. The human being and the rest
of the universe are made of the same elements. A cure is much easier, once
this truth is realized. Full day relaxation and Ayurvedic treatments and
The sit-outs of the eco-friendly cottages overlook the backwaters, from
where you can enjoy the breeze and watch fishermen rowing alone in the
vast film of water. At night reflections of their little lamps cross each
other drawing endless ephemeral images. A hanging bridge, floating
restaurant, swimming pool, yoga center and jogging track are at your
disposal. Overnight stay at your Ayurvedic resort.
- 5 Chetuva
Travel by road to Guruvayoor (20km from Chetuva) in the early
morning. Guruvayoor, known as Kasi of the South is famous for the
Sree Krishna temple, which has Guruvayoorappan or the infant Krishna, as
the deity. Legend has it that the temple is the creation of Guru, the
preceptor of the Gods and Vayu, the God of winds. The most famous offering
of the temple is Thulabharam, where a devotee presents to the
deity his own body weight against products like bananas, rice etc. Arrive
Periyar and check – in at hotel.
lunch visit the Punnathur Kotta Elephant Camp, 4km north
of town.51 elephants, aged from 6 to 93,live here, munching for most of
the day on specially imported piles of fodder and cared for by their three
personal mahouts, who wash and scrub them several times a week in the
sanctuary pond. Overnight at Guruvayur.
After breakfast travel by road to Kozhicode.The city prospered and,
perhaps because of the story of the convert king, become the preferred
port of Muslim traders from the Middle East in search of spices,
particularly pepper. Overnight at Kozhicode.
Kozhikode – Wayanad
Early morning travel by road to Wayanad.One of the most beautiful regions
of Kerala is the hill district of Wayanad, situated 70km east of Kozhicode,
with tracts of forest covering the western flanks of the Niilgiris.The
scenery is rich and varied, ranging from plantations of tea,spices,coffee
and cocoa to the dry scruffy jungle of the Muthanga Wildlife
Sanctuary.Overnight at Wayanad.
Day is free to relax and to walk around Wayanad Trekking facilities is
available on request. Tourists are allowed to go on foot up to Muthanga
Wildlife Sanctuary. This is also a place for adventure tourism.
This is an invitation to take part in one of the greatest elephant shows
in Asia. This is an arena where you have not three or four or six
elephants doing the star turn, but 200.or maybe 250,in just one
the giant tuskers to the mouse deer, to barking deer and chital, to herds
of gaur and sambhar, to the rare but definitely ‘spottable’ tiger and
pather, and the sloth bear…they are all here. But then again,
Kabini is all about elephants and more elephants. Some 1,500 of them roam
free in the jungles of Nagarhole alone, of which Kabini is a primary part.
Overnight stay at Kabini.
- 10 - Kabini
Quite the extraordinary thing about the Kabini area is the existence of a
mind-blowing 60 sq.km of static water inside the forest precincts, the
result of a dam built across the river at Beechanahalli.Glinding along the
water with the thick jungles all around you, you’re able to come close
to various herds of animals on the shores.
Overnight stay at Kabini.
- 11 - Kabini
Once an exclusive hunting preserve of the Maharajas of Mysore, Nagarhole
National Park was renamed after the late Rajiv Gandhi, but faces the same
fate as Delhi's Connaught Place and Connaught Circle, which are still
called by their popular old names. The park, situated in the Deccan
Plateau, form an integral part of the Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve.
Overnight stay at Nagarhole.
- 12 - Nagarhole
After breakfast checkout the hotel and drive to Mysore.A centre of
sandalwood carving, silk and incense production, 159 Km southwest of
Bangalore, Mysore, the erstwhile capital of the Wadiyar Rajas, is one of
South India's most -visited places. Mysore is a charming, old fashioned
and undoubting town, dominated by the spectacular Maharaja's Palace.
after lunch and relaxation, we will visit Maharaja's Palace. Designed in
the hybrid Indo-Saracenic style by Henry Irwin, the British consultant
architect of Madras state. Overnight at Mysore.
- 13 - Mysore
Day for sightseeing in and around Mysore, Jaganmohan Palace & Art
Gallery, St.Philomena’s Cathedral, Chamundi Hill, Brindavan Gardens.
- 14 - Mysore
After breakfast proceed to visit Srirangapattna, summer Palace of
Tipu Sultan, is an island fortress encircled by river Cauvery, High stone
walls and moats enclose temples, palaces and a great mosque. Tipu Sultan's
Srirangapatnam was largely destroyed by British, but parts of the fort
area in the northwest survive, including gates, ramparts, arsenals, the
grim dungeons (where chained British prisoners were allegedly forced to
stand neck-deep in water) and the domed and minaret Jami Masjid mosque.
- 15 - Mysore
After breakfast checkout the hotel and drive to Bangalore. After
relaxation take a sightseeing trip to Lalbagh Botanical Garden and
Vidhana Soudha.Overnight at Bangalore.
- 16 - Bangalore
After breakfast take a sight seeing trip in and around Bangalore.Bangalore
often referred to as ' The Garden City ' for its numerous parks and
avenues of jacaranda, gulmohar and cassia is the sixth largest and
one of the cleanest cities in India. Hiring a car is the ideal way to
visit some of the attractions listed below.
Park & Museum (2) Bull Temple (3) City Market (4)
Fort & Tipu Sultan's Palace and (5) Ulsoor Lake.
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