WALK THROUGH THE WILDLIFE



13 NIGHTS / 14 DAYS TRIVANDRUM - PERIYAR - KUMARAKOM - ALLEPPEY - COCHIN - OOTY - BANDIPUR - MYSORE - BANGALORE

Day 01
TRIVANDRUM, our customer care representative will receive you on arrival at Trivandrum Airport/ Railway station and transfer to the Hotel. Check into hotel & overnight at hotel.

Day 02
TRIVANDRUM, morning city tour of Trivandrum, A must on every tourist itinerary, the Padmanabhaswami Temple the huge structure has an amazing 100 feet high Gopuram, the main temple tower. The temple is devoted to Lord Vishnu.
This temple has an idol 18 feet long which is ornamented with gold and precious stones. Within its hallowed limits, the main pavilion surprise with its 400 beautifully carved pillars of granite.

Day 03
TRIVANDRUM – PERIYAR, check out from hotel & drive to Periyar (4 hrs.). Arrival and check into hotel. Today you will drive to Periyar. Arrival and check into hotel. Visit spice Plantations where you can touch, smell and taste almost all the spices grown here like – pepper, cardamom, cinnamon, ginger, vanilla, and nutmeg.
Located by the side of the river Periyar, the Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary is the major attraction of Thekkady. Spread over an area of about 777 sq km with about 360 sq. km of which is thick evergreen forest. 
The sanctuary is natural treasure dwelling of some of the rare species of flora, fauna & wild animals like tigers, elephants, sambars, gaurs, lion tailed macaques and Nilgiri langurs. Enjoy the boat ride at Periyar Lake from where you can have the unique experience of watching animals in their natural environment.

Day 04
PERIYAR – KUMARAKOM, today you will take drive to Kumarakom, upon arrival check into the backwater resort. Kumarakom – Backwaters are one of the exclusive attractions of Kerala, a chain of canals stretching to about 1500 k.m, along with a network of 44 rivers, lagoons and lakes. Most of it is naturally formed. Take an evening boat cruise on the Kumarakom backwaters which itself is an incredibly different experience.
Sail towards the Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary – is located on the banks of the Vembanad Lake. The bird sanctuary is stretched over 14 acres of land. It is also recognized as the ornithologists paradise, the Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary is one of the most desired hub of migratory birds. Every year, over 60 species of migratory birds gather here in large numbers. The prominent species include the Siberian stork, Egret, Darter, Heron, Teal, Waterfowl, Cuckoo, Owls.

Day 05
PERIYAR – ALLEPPEY, drive to Alleppey. Later en board the traditionally decorated houseboats, you will start an over night backwater cruise which will end next day morning. It would take you in & around Alleppey. 
Alleppey is also known as the Venice of the east. Houseboat cruise is the best way to explore the beauty of backwaters.

Day 06
COCHIN, drive Cochin. Arrive & Check in to hotel. Later we will take you for a sight seeing of Cochin The Dutch palace at Mattancherry is located at 10 kms from Ernakulam is well – known for its medieval charm. It houses a gallery of interesting paintings and murals, thus  signifying the rich customs of the Hindus through art.
The Chinese Fishernets were introduced by Chinese traders are used for a very unique and unusual method of fishing. Jewish Synagogue – located at the Jew Street was built in 1568. It is also rated as the oldest synagogue among all commonwealth nations.
St. Frances Church – first European church here the body of late Vasco Da Gama was originally buried.

Day 07
COCHIN – OOTY, drive by surface to Ooty – also known as the Queen of Hills is South India. Arrive and check–in to hotel. Later we would take you for tour of the city which would include Botanical Garden – Located almost within the city limit of Ooty is a must visit place of Ooty. 
Government Botanical Garden is home to few of the rarest species of plants, brought here from all corners of the world. Doddabetta Peak – It is situated at a height of 2623 meters above sea level and also the highest peak of Nilgiris hills. 
Later also visit Ooty Lake – It is an artificial lake is a famous picnic spot. You can enjoy boating on this beautiful lake.

Day 08
OOTY – BANDIPUR, after breakfast depart for Bandipur National Park.

Day 09
BANDIPUR, today visit to Bandipur National Park – positioned in the southern part of the beautiful state of Karnataka, it is one of the oldest wildlife sanctuaries in India. It is also one of Indias eminent sanctuaries, and is a significant Project Tiger reserve. It was laid by the Maharaja of Mysore in year 1931 and was then extended over an area of 90 sq kms and was later increased to 800 sq  kms. 
Apart from being home to the Asiatic elephant, Bandipur also has a considerable number of tigers. Other natural inhabitants of this lovely forest are gaur (a type of bull), sambhar, chital, mouse deer, four–horned antelope, wild boar, jackal, sloth bear, panther, Malabar squirrel, porcupines and the black –knapped hare. Birds like jungle fowl and green pigeon are also found here.

Day 10
BANDIPUR – MYSORE, morning depart by surface to Mysore. Reach & check into the hotel.

Day 11
MYSORE, today we would take you for the tour of Mysore which would include Mysore Palace – It is one of the magnificent sights to be visited in Mysore. Completely built in 1912 in Indo–Saracenic style with domes, towers, arches and row of pillars, the Palace is a treasure house of wonderful carvings. It is a mixture of Hindu and Muslim architectural styles and was designed by an English architect Henry Irwin. 
Shri Ramachamarajendra Art Gallery – positioned in the Jagmohan Palace, the art gallery has a precious collection of Tanjore paintings and pictures of the royal family by Raja Ravi Verma. Chamundi Hills & Temple – Mysore is situated at the foothills of Chamundi Hills.
Chamundeshwari Temple is located on top of the hills which is a famous landmark. There is a statue of Mahishasura located near to the temple, a demon killed by the goddess Chamundeshwari. 
St. Philomenas Church – A beautiful Cathedral ornamented with beautiful stained glass windows portraying scenes from the birth of Christ, the Last meal the Crucifixion, the rebirth and the Ascension of Christ.

Day 12
MYSORE – BANGALORE, after breakfast depart for Bangalore one of the morden metropolis city of India. Arrive Bangalore. Rest of the day free for your independent activities.

Day 13
BANGALORE, today we leave for a tour of Bangalore city. The highlights of this tour are Vidhan Soudha – constructed in the year 1954. The structural design of the building is based on the neo Dravidian style and it currently houses the Legislative Assembly of the state Government & Karnataka secretariat. 
Nandi Temple – Another Dravidian architecture – The temple is dedicated to Nandi – a sacred bull which is the vahana – carrier of Lord Shiva. 
Lalbagh Gardens – The name itself suggests that it is paradise of red roses & other species of plants. 
Bangalore Palace – Built in the year 1887, the architecture of the palace is based on the Tudor style. Covering an area of about 800 acres, the palace gives a look of the Windsor Palace of England. Also visit Visweswaraiah Industrial & Technological Museum & Ulsoor Lake.

Day 14
Bangalore departure transfer to airport for departure transfer for onward destination with lot of tour memories.
TOUR ENDS-

TOUR COST INCLUDED 
» Accommodation on mention hotel/similar as per itinerary  
» Transfers and sightseeing by AC or NAC Car /Coach, whatever is applicable.
» Daily Breakfast at hotel-(CPAI). 
» Normal check in – 13 hrs and Check out – 12 Noon respectively 
» Driver Bata, toll, parking, driver’ night halt, fuel charges, interstate permit if necessary 
» All currently applicable taxes. (These are subject to changes without any prior notice)

TOUR COST DOES NOT INCLUDES       
» International or domestic air fare or airport tax. Domestic air fare for the tour is given separately.
» 3.9% Government Service Tax
» Additional tours and sightseeing or stays which are not mentioned in the itinerary.
» Meals other than the ones mentioned in the inclusions above and as specified. 
» Guide Charges  & entrance charges to any monuments or parks / tourist spot 
» Personal expenses such as bottled beverage, table drinks, telephone calls, laundry bills or personal equipment like sleeping bags etc 
» Expenses caused by factors beyond our control like rail and aero plane delays, roadblocks, vehicle mal-functions, political disturbances, taxes etc 
» Tips and porter charges 
» Any boating charges (motor boat / pedal boat)
» Insurance of person / luggage.
» Anything else not specifically mentioned in the inclusion above. 

DESTINASION STANDARD DELUXE LUXURY MEAL NIGHTS
           
           
           
           
01 to 02 Adults 03 to 4 Adults 05 to 06 Adults 07 to 10 Adults 11 & More
On Request On Request On Request On Request On Request

NOTE:        
» Package cost can be amended based on your preference of hotels and budget.     
» All taxes if included are as on date. Any future hike will be charged extra. 
» Check in / Checkout time with the hotels are 1200 noon
» The rates are valid for the given dates only. 
» Hotels Used in Hill stations will be without A/c 
» Rates valid for Indian Nationals only 
» Depending upon the hotels meals should be served by  Buffet/ Alacarte 
» All sightseeing places mentioned in the itinerary will covered depending on the time availability &    climatic conditions 
» The above is only an offer and not confirmation of your bookings. We shall proceed with your booking    once we have receive the payment from you & if we are not able to get the original hotels, shall    provide equivalent/ alternative hotels. Children’s between6-12 is chargeable and above 12 yrs are     considered as adults.

HOUSE BOAT
· Check in time 12 noon- Check out time 9: AM 
· House boat is exclusive usage and not shared 
· House boats are accompanied by Captain, chef and crew 
· Cruise ends by 6:00 at first day and boat will be anchored near to the bank of the lake. 
· Cruise will be resumed in the morning in 9: AM 
· In deluxe house boat A/C will be working in evening 9: PM TO Morning 9 AM 
· In A/C Premium house boat full time a/c will provide.

TRANSPORTATION
· Additional kilometers used by the client which exceeds the blocked kilometer will be charged extra per     kilometer 
· If any hike in Fuel charges there will be increase in transportation cost 
· Driver come guide will be provided for entire tour 
· An exclusive vehicle will be provide for the tour 
· Night drive after 20 hrs will be extra chargeable  


PAYMENT POLICIES
· 50%   of tour amount  at the time of confirmation  and remaining 50% one day prior to guest arrival 
· Once the tour is started no refund will be provided if any cancellation happens. 

CANCELLATION POLICIES
· 7 days prior will be 100% of the advance payment 
· 15 days prior will be 50% of the advance payment 
· 30 days prior will 0% 
· Bank charges should be levied. 



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