Southern India Discovery

16 Day Small Group Tour from Bangalore to Kochi with Scenic

Book online and enjoy exclusive savings on Scenic's 16 Day Southern India Discovery. Experience and revel in the diversity of this extraordinary country in one thrilling tour. Explore the British colonial history of Bangalore and Mysore, the lush highlands of Coorg and soak up the good karma of Bylekuppe, the second more

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1 Bangalore
Welcome to Bangalore, enjoy your two night stay.
2 Bangalore
Visit the Botanical Gardens, Tipu Sultan’s Summer Palace and the Bull Temple, then drive past the Government Secretariat, Legislature Building and Cubbon. Enjoy lunch and wine tasting at Grover Zampa vineyards to learn about the art of making wine. (B/L/D)
3 Bangalore - Bekal
Fly to Mangalore and continue to Bekal, located on the coast of the Arabian Sea. Relax by the sea during a two night stay. (B/D)
4 Bekal
During your morning’s exploration visit Madhur Temple, Malik Deenar Mosque and Bekal Fort. The remainder of the afternoon is yours to enjoy the resort’s facilities at leisure. (B/D)
5 Bekal - Coorg
Leave for Coorg and a two night Special Stay, staying in a Lily Pool Villa with your own private pool. After lunch, enjoy a guided walking tour of a working coffee and spice plantation. (B/L/D)
6 Coorg
In a Kodava village interact with the locals and appreciate their age-old culture and traditional houses. Enrich: After learning about their culture, enjoy a delicious home cooked Kodava lunch with the villagers. (B/L/D)
7 Coorg - Bylekuppe - Kabini
Drive to Kabini, the base for exploring Nagharhole National Park and your two night Special Stay. En route visit Bylekuppe Monastery, the second largest Tibetan settlement outside Tibet. Sundowners: Gather around the infinity pool with its views of the Kabini River for refreshing drinks and canapés. Tonight watch a troupe of Kuruba tribal dancers or a documentary about the local wildlife. (B/L)
8 Kabini
Rise early for a game drive around the park. Afterwards visit a nearby Kuruba tribe village with a naturalist, who will talk about local agriculture. Later this afternoon keep your eyes out while on a boat safari along the Kabini River. (B/D)
9 Kabini - Mysore
Leave for Mysore, known for its glittering royal heritage and colonial buildings before checking intoyour hotel for two nights. Later visit Mysore Palace, Chamundi Hills and St. Philomena’s Church. Return to Mysore Palace to view the magnificent weekly illumination by approximately 97,000 lightbulbs. (B/L/D)
10 Mysore
Freechoice: Enjoy a morning walk through Devaraja Market or learn about the hand-painted Indian card game called Ganjifa. Drive to Srirangapatna Fortress, the former capital of the Tipu Sultan. Enrich: Enjoy dinner with a local family in Mysore related to the former royal family. The host has converted most of the rooms of her home into a colourful local school for children. (B/D)
11 Mysore - Bangalore - Kochi
Visit Somnathpur, then continue to Bangalore for a flight to Kochi. Upon arrival check into your hotel, your beautiful colonial-era home for the next three nights. (B/L)
12 Kochi
Head down to the harbour and watch the local fishermen expertly handling the Chinese fishing nets. Discover the different colonial influences during your tour of Fort Kochi, then visit Mattancherry Palace, Jew Town and the Synagogue. In the evening, witness a traditional Kathakali performance, a highly evolved classical form of dance, drama and music. (B/L/D)
13 Kochi
Freechoice: Visit a local market and learn the secrets of South Indian cooking or enjoy a Me Time yoga workshop. Alternatively, visit Kumbalanghi Village to experience traditional village life and activities. Freechoice Dining: Dine at Pepper, an all-day diner, or try Rice Boat, a seafood specialty restaurant. Otherwise try Dolphins Point multi-cuisine barbeque and grill. (B/L/D)
14 Kochi - Kumarakom
After a relaxing morning, travel into the Kerala Backwaters to Kumarakom and your hotel the next two nights. Luxury Houseboat - Alternatively, take the opportunity to spend your first night in Kumarakom on board a houseboat and cruise through the lakes and Backwaters past small villages to witness the local life. Included at no extra cost but must be pre-booked. (B/L/D)
15 Kumarakom
Freechoice: Visit Philip Kutty’s Farm and enjoy a Keralan cooking class and lunch, or unwind with a traditional Ayurveda massage before lunch at the resort. Tonight enjoy your farewell dinner. (B/L/D)
16 Kumarakom - Kochi
Take away wonderful memories of your Indian adventures as your journey concludes with your transfer to Kochi airport. (B)

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