Trip to Western Ghats
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Day 01 - Bangalore-Arrival
Arrive at Bangalore international airport, you will be received by the representative of HTOI and would be further assisted & transferred to your hotel. Rest of the time is kept free to recover from jetlag. Stay overnight at the hotel.
Day 02 - Bangalore-Coorg (Medikeri) (195 KMS/ 04 HRS)
After having breakfast, depart Bangalore for Coorg. Arrive at Coorg and check in to the hotel. Coorg is located amidst cardamom and coffee plantations and is an ideal place to hike around. Later take a tour of the Omkareshwara temple; the seat of Raja, the tomb of Raja and Abbey falls at Medikeri town. Stay overnight at the resort.
Day 03 - Coorg
During the take the tea & coffee plantations tour. In the afternoon, take an enjoyable boat ride over the beautiful lake. Stay overnight at the resort.
Day 04 - Coorg-NagarholeNational Park (Kabini) (70 KMS/ 01½ HRS)
In the morning, you would be transferred to Kabini River Lodge at Nagarhole National Park. Nagarhole is also known as Rajiv Gandhi National Park. Arrive at Kabini; check in to the jungle lodge. After having lunch, take a wildlife safari into the Nagarhole National Park along with an expert naturalist. Evening is kept free to enjoy a wildlife movie. Stay overnight at Kabini River Lodge.
Day 05 - NagarholeNational Park (Kabini)
After having tea/ coffee, take a boat ride through the Kabini River’s backwater to see the crocodiles, birds and various animals as elephants etc. During the day also take an elephant ride into the park. In the afternoon, take jeep safari to view the wild animals. Stay overnight at Kabini River Lodge.
Day 06 - Nagarhole-Sultan's Battery (50 KMS/ 01½ HRS)
In the morning take one more coracle ride/ jeep safari into Nagarhole National Park. Later transfer to Sultan's Battery. Arrive and check in to the Coffee Estate. The afternoon is kept free to walk into the coffee estate and the hills. Stay overnight at the bungalow.
Day 07 - Sultan's Battery
Today take a trekking tour to the well known Edekal Caves to see the ancient rock carving dating back to 2500 BC. These caves are located near Muthanga National park. Stay overnight at the bungalow.
Day 08 - Sultan's Battery-Vythiri (50 KMS/ 02 HRS)
After having leisurely breakfast, drive further to Vythiri. On arrival, check in to the resort. Here you may also stay at a tree house. Rest of the time is kept free to explore the surrounding areas.
Day 09 - Vythiri
The day would be used in exploring the nearby jungle. Walk into the forests and observe the wildlife and bird life in its natural habitant. Stay overnight at the resort.
Day 10 - Vythiri-Tellicherry (110 KMS/ 03 HRS)
In the morning drive to Tellicherry also known as Thalassery. On arrival check in to the hotel. Later visit The Fort of Thalassery, the center of tradition martial arts of Kerala (Kalaripayattu) and the exotic beaches. You may also opt for the Ayurvedic masses out here. Stay overnight at the hotel.
Day 11 - Tellicherry-Guruvayur-Thrissur (200 KMS/ 05 HRS)
Transfer to Thrissur stopping on the way to visit the elephant yard camp at Guruvayur – a perfect place to see the real behaviour of elephants. Also visit famous Guruvayur temple. Arrive at Thrissur, check in to the hotel.
Day 12 - Thrissur-Cochin (85 KMS/ 02 HRS)
In the morning, transfer to Kochi. Cochin is a commercial capital and gateway of Kerala. It is also one of the best harbours of the world. Later, start a sightseeing tour of Fort Kochi including Dutch Palace - this palace was constructed in 1555 AD by the Portuguese rulers and offered to the king of Kochi. The 17th of century murals portrayed scenes from the Ramayana an epic of Indian may be witnessed here. Also take a tour of St. Francis Cathedral, it was originally built in 1510 AD by the Portuguese and is considered as the first church made in India by the Europeans. Vasco Da Gama was buried out here originally. Later visit Chinese fishing net - this may be looked from the entrance of the Cochin harbour. The techniques of catching the fish were told by Chinese through business contacts. Along with the back water, these Chinese nets are a charming sight. Take a short tour of Jewish Synagogue. The Jewish Synagogue was built during 1568 AD; it contains Old Testament Grand Scrolls and the copper plates having the privileges approved by the rulers of Cochin to the Jews. The floor of the synagogue is cemented with exquisite Chinese hand painted tiles. Later take a walk in the spice markets of Cochin. In the evening, visit one of the many theatres to watch the live performance of traditional Kathakali Dance. Stay overnight at the hotel.
Day 13 - Cochin-Marari
Have breakfast and leave Cochin for Marari Beach Resort. Rest of the time is kept free to relax at exotic beaches of Marari. Here you may also take the Ayurvedic treatments. Stay overnight at the beach resort.
Day 14 - Marari
The day is kept free at leisure. Stay overnight at the beach resort.
Day 15 - Marari-Cochin-Departure
At appropriate time, you would be transferred to the Kochi airport/ railway station to take the further connection. The tour finishes here.