SOUTH INDIA & JUNGLE SAFARIS  

 

 

Day 1                     Bangalore                              

On arrival you will be met by our representative and transferred to your hotel

The rest of the day is free to relax or begin exploring this enticing city.

Overnight: Hotel

 

Day 2                     Bangalore                              

Breakfast at Hotel

Morning           City tour of Bangalore

Visit Lalbagh; 240 acres of beautifully sculpted gardens, flowers abound, rare collection of tropical and sub-tropical plants, Vidhana Soudha; this massive building houses the state legislature and the secretariat, Bull Temple, Dravidian Style temple, has a huge monolithic bull is the vahana of Lord Shiva.

Rest of the day at leisure for independent activities

Overnight: Hotel

 

Day 3                     Bangalore                              

Breakfast at Hotel

Morning           Drive to Mysore (140kms/3hrs)

Arrive and check in at hotel

Visit Tippu's summer palace, Mosque, and Srirangapatna Temple.

Somnathpur – Dedicated to Lord Siva (approx 30kms/ 1

hr), the exquisitely carved, star-shaped temple with triple towers is a perfect example of Hoysala architecture.  Beautifully sculptured images of gods, goddesses, and scenes from the epics, as well as the remarkably ornate ceilings in the pillared hall will take your breath away. 

Evening           Check in at the hotel

Overnight: Hotel

 

Day 4                     Mysore                                    

Breakfast at Hotel

Proceed for a sightseeing tour of Mysore

Visit Maharajas’s Palace, a synthesis of Hindu and Muslim styles. Gateways, domes, arches, turrets, colonnades, sculpture all are here in magnificent profusion.   Later visit Chamundi Hill named after the Royal Family’s patron goddess and the site of summer palace, an ancient temple and the 16-foot Nandi (Siva’s bull) carved out of a single huge boulder.

Rest of the day at leisure for independent activities   
Overnight: Hotel

 

Day 5                     Mysore                                    

Breakfast at Hotel

Morning           Proceed to Kabini River lodge (2 ½  hrs / 90 Kms)

Situated in Karapur (southern Part of Nagarahole National Park) is the old hunting lodge of the Maharaja and Viceroy's. The lodge on the bank's of the river Kabini for bird watching.  A naturalist guide helps you identify the many varieties of birds and wild beasts.

Kabini                                      Check in on arrival and proceed for lunch.

Late Afternoon Boat Safari

Dinner & Overnight: Resort

           

Day 6                     Kabini             

E.morning        Proceed for Jungle safari by jeep at Nagarhole National Park.

Return at Resort for Breakfast

L. afternoon     Proceed for another Jungle safari by jeep at Nagarhole National Park

Dinner & Overnight: Resort

           

Day 7                     Kabini                                     

Breakfast at Resort

Morning           Proceed to Coorg (2 ½ hrs / 120 Kms),

Check in on arrival and proceed for lunch.

Afternoon        Relax at the resort

Dinner & Overnight: Resort

           

Day 8                     Coorg                                     

Breakfast at Resort

Morning           Optional tour of Coorg (To be booked directly with hotel)

Visit, Bylakuppe Tibetan monastry, Omkareshwar Temple, Talacauvery - birthplace of the holy river Cauvery, and Abbey falls, Raja's Seat – where one can have exquisite views of the sunrise and sunset. This is called raja’s seat because the Coorg Raja’s were known to visit spot together with their consorts to watch the beauty of nature.

Afternoon        At leisure

Dinner & Overnight: Resort

           

Day 9                     Coorg                                     

Breakfast at Resort

Morning           Drive to Bekal (130kms/3 ½ hrs)

Check in at hotel

Lunch at Hotel                                                            

Rest of the day at leisure to enjoy the facilities of hotel on

direct payment basis

Dinner & Overnight: Hotel 

 

Day 10                     Bekal                                      

Breakfast at Hotel

Morning           You will explore the Malabar countryside with a visit to a local spice plantation.

Lunch at Hotel

Afternoon        Optional excursion to visit Bekal Fort (Book with hotel)

Shaped like a giant keyhole, the historic Bekal Fort offers a superb view of the Arabian Sea from its tall observation towers, which were occupied by huge cannons, couple of centuries ago.

Dinner & Overnight: Hotel

 

Day 11                     Bekal                                      

Breakfast at Hotel

Full day            At leisure to enjoy the facilities of hotel on direct payment basis

Dinner & Overnight: Hotel

 

Day 12                     Bekal                                      

Breakfast at Hotel

Morning           Check out and transfer to Mangalore airport (67kms/2hrs)   

Mangalore      14:55 hrs           Depart by flight 9W 432 for Mumbai                                                   

Mumbai           16:30 hrs           On arrival, transfer to hotel

Check in at the hotel

Overnight: Hotel

 

Day 13                     Mumbai                                  

Breakfast at Hotel

Morning           City tour of Mumbai

Experience the sights and sounds of every day life in the busy city of Mumbai, the commercial capital of India.

You will drive past the Asiatic library, Fort area towards the Municipal Corporation building, the Central Telegraph Office and drive past the masterpiece of them all, the Gothic style Victoria Terminus now renamed the 'Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus". The first train in India started from this station in 1853. Proceed to Dhobi Ghat’ for a photo stop, the open-air Indian laundry which is still popular with the citizens despite the advent of the modern washing machine!

You will then board a local train for a brief ride to Churchgate station. Local Trains of Mumbai are called the life line of the city carrying as many as a million people to work each day.

On arriving Churchgate station you will get to watch the activity of the famous Dabbawalas known for their accurate delivery of Lunch boxes to thousands of people residing in the suburbs of Mumbai and coming to work in the city. Though the work sounds simple, it is actually a highly specialized trade that is over a century old and which has become integral to Mumbai's culture. The dabbawala originated when a person named Mahadeo 

Havaji Bachche started the lunch delivery service with about 100 men. These days, Indian businessmen are the main customers for the dabbawalas, and the service often includes cooking as well as delivery. The organization is Six

Sigma Certificate By Forbes group. You will then proceed to Mani Bhavan Gandhi’s Bombay base between 1917 and 1934. It is now a permanent museum and memorial to the Mahatma, and contains a research library of more than 20,000 volumes. A series of tiny dioramas tell his life story in an interesting fashion. The walls are covered with photos of historic events and noteworthy people and there are a number of personal artefacts – including a letter to Hitler asking him not to go to war, and correspondence with Roosevelt, Tolstoy, and Einstein. Gandhi's sitting room/bedroom is preserved behind glass. Later, proceed to Gateway of India for a brief photo stop. 

Rest of the day at leisure for independent activities

Overnight: Hotel

 

Day 14                     Mumbai                                  

Breakfast at Hotel

Morning           Transfer to Delhi's Indira Gandhi International Airport for your flight to onward destination.

 

 

 

 

Price per person sharing: 1812 GBP (subject to change and availability)

 

 

Inclusions:

  • 13 night’s accommodation on twin sharing in Standard category of room at all places.

  • Meal Plan- Bed & Buffet breakfast at all places except in Kabini where meal plan will be on full board basis i.e. Breakfast , Lunch & Dinner

  • All transfers & sightseeing/excursions by air-conditioned vehicle Large car ( Toyota Innova)

  • 1 Boat safari in Kabini

  • 2 Jungle safari in Kabini in open top buses

  • Train ride in Mumbai

  • Local English speaking guide at all places.

  • English speaking naturalist during safaris

  • Services of an English speaking TBi representative in each city.

  • All taxes as on date. All future levies will be charged extra.

 

 

Exclusions:

  • Domestic airfare for sector Mangalore - Mumbai

  • Any expenditure of personal nature such as telephone calls, laundry, mini bar or drinks during meals, tips to driver, guide, helper, etc.

  • Any other meal/ details not mentioned in the itinerary.

  • Airport departure tax / airport development fee usually included in the international air ticket.

  • Visa charges to India.    

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