Mystery of South India

Duration : 12 Nights and 13 Days

Destinations Covered : Coorg - Bekal - Kozhikode - Wayanad - Ooty - Kodaikanal - Madurai

Day 01     (Arrival at Bangalore - Coorg)

You are picked up from the Bangalore airport / railway station or from any location in Bangalore by the representative of Halo for your journey in Karnataka.

Proceed to Coorg.Madikeri (Coorg) is a picturesque, charming town situated at an elevation of over 5,000-ft (1,525 m) above sea level. The cool bracing wind whips the hair about your face as you ramble along streets that dip and rise delightfully. Breathtaking views surprise you unexpectedly. Beautiful women smile at you from pretty cottages as you sniff appreciatively the heady fragrance of coffee blossoms. Arrive and check into your hotel. After relaxation proceed for sightseeing. Places to visit are - Madikeri Fort, Raja’s Seat, Omkareshwara Temple etc.Return to your hotel for overnight stay.

Day 02     (Coorg)

The Kodagu people have always stood apart handsome, brave and hospitable. A distinguished martial tradition has given the Indian Army several Generals and Brigadiers. Known by their special variants of wearing the saree, the Kodagu women are graceful and beautiful. Kodagu district has several tourist spots of historic, epic and natural importance. After breakfast proceed to visit the Dubare Elephant camp, Abbey fall & the Tibetan Monastery. Return to Hotel. Overnight at Madikeri.

Day 03     (Coorg - Kasargod)

After breakfast, check out and drive to Kasargod.Kasargod is the northernmost district of kerala.Kasargod is known as the land Yekshgana and Theyyams.

The Bekal fort and beach are the main attraction of Kasargod.The beautiful expanse of the shallow beach near the Bekal fort known as Bekal Fort Beach has been developed as an exotic beach location by the Bekal Resorts Development Corporation. Apart from the ruins of magnificent forts, which are quite the leitmotif of Bekal, there are several religious sites worth your attention.Kasargod’s shrines take us back in ttime,indeed,a beautiful time. Overnight stay at Bekal.

Day 04     (Kasargod)

To one side of the imposing fort lies a shallow beach.You’l find shells of all sizes, vast colonies of scurrying crabs and little else. Later on proceed to visit the Chandragiri Fort and Kappil Beach. Full day relaxation and own activities at Bekal.Overnight say at Bekal.

Day 05     (Kasargod - Kozhikode)

After breakfast check out and drive to Kozhikode. On the way visit the Kappad Beach. Later by evening visit the Kozhikode Beach and SM Street.SM Street is near the Mananchira Square and located in the heart of city which was originally the private bath of the Samuthiris. Overnight stay at Kozhikode.

Day 06     (Kozhikode - Wayanad)

Proceed to Kalpetta.On the way to Wayanad visit the Chain Tree at Lakkidi. On arriving at wayanad, transfer to the hotel for a relaxation. Overnight stay at Wayanad.

Day 07     (Wayanad)

After the Morning Break fast, 09.00 AM set out for a tour in Muthanga, Which is 16 kms. east of Sulthan Bathery, is located very near to the Karnataka border. Wild forests covering an area of 345 sq.kms form the Muthanga wild life sanctuary; the biggest abode of wild animals in Malabar. Elephant, spotted deer, bison, tiger, cheeta, wild bear, etc. are found in this sanctuary.A Jeep safari through the Muthanga is the best way to visit the wild animals.With numerous watering holes,Muthanga has a large population of pachyderms,and has been declared a Project Elephant site. 

After lunch proceed to visit the Jain Temple.This temple is one of the most important amongst a series of ruins spread across the state of Kerala that testify to a period of a strong Jain presence in this region.Later on take an interesting trek up to Ambukuthi Hill near Ambalavayal town takes you to the fascinating Neolithic cave site of Edakkal.Etchings found on the walls of these caves have drawn the serious attention of archaeologists and historians worldwide.Overnight stay at Wayanad.

Day 08     (Wayanad - Ooty)

Early morning travel by road to Ooty. Ooty, the Scotland of the East, is one of the most popular holiday destinations in South India. Go discover an Ooty that veils herself in season. Ooty has plenty of attractions, both on and off the beaten path. The Botanical Garden are well laid out with avenues of shady trees and myriad ornamental plants and flowers. But the main attraction here is the fossilized tree trunk – all of 20 million years old. Overnight stay at Ooty.

Day 09     (Ooty)

Move through the tea gardens spread like a green carpet over hundreds of kilometers. Lush green hills all around - a place difficult to describe. The Rose Garden, atop a hill off Etiennes Road, is all of 10 acres. In winter, when the 1919 varieties of roses of all hues are out, a stroll in this scented garden is an unforgettable experience. 

John Sullivan, the first Collector and virtual founder of Ooty, constructed 2½ km long artificial lake in 1824.There is a charming lake garden, a jetty, snack bars and pony and toy train rides on offer for the kiddies. Other attractions are Doddabetta Peak and St, Stephen’s Church.Doddabetta Peak is the highest in Tamil Nadu.Lies at the juction of Western & Eastern Ghats at 2633 M above sea level. Overnight stay at Ooty.

Day 10     (Ooty - Kodaikanal)

After breakfast check out and drive to Kodaikanal-situated on the southern crest of the Palani Hills at an altitude of 2100 M is this charming retreat of Kodikanal.Set up as a sanatorium in 1845 by the American Madura Mission,Kodai holds a unique distination.It happens to be the only hill station in India to be established by Americans.Overnight stay at Kodaikanal.

Day 11     (Kodaikanal)

The town is a maze of churches, hotels, restaurants, touts and homemade signs advertising homemade chocolates. No sightseeing tour of Kodai can commence without the customary amble down Croaker’s Walk a strip of paves road on the steep southern mountainside. Later take sight seeing of Kodai visiting the Bryants Park, Green Vally View Point, Pillar Rock, Silver Cascade. Overnight stay at Kodaikanal.

Day 12     (Kodaikanal - Madurai)

After breakfast drive to Madurai.After a short relaxation at your hotel drive to Madurai Meenakshi Temple, one of the largest temple complex in India built between the 16th and 18th centuries. Apart from the estimated 33 million sculptures there, the temple is absolutely absorbing with the endless rounds of ceremonies, prostration of countless devotees and glittering market stalls, later visit Tiruparankundram Murugan Temple, Palamuthirsolai Murugan Temple. Overnight at Madurai.

Day 13     (Madurai)

After breakfast, you will be transferred to Madurai airport/railway station to catch the flight/train to home. On departure the tour concludes with happy memories. Tour Concludes. 

Suggested Hotels (Product ID : KTP - 19)

Destinations

No: of Nights

Name of Resort

Coorg

2

Amanvana Eight Island Luxury Resort

Kasargod (Bekal)

2

Vivanta by Taj - Bekal

Kozhikode

1

The Gateway Hotel

Wayanad (Vythiri)

2

Rain Country Resort

Ooty

2

Deccan Park Resort

Kodaikanal

2

Quality Inn Sabari Resort

Madurai

1

GRT Regency

Cost of Package Per Person

INR 69,000/-

Tour Includes:

- Hotel Accommodation in the above star hotels/resorts on twin sharing basis.

- All transfers to or from hotels, city tours, excursions, drives by A/c car.

- Exclusive Air-conditioned car for Sightseeing and excursions as per our itinerary.

- All toll, driver’s allowance and taxes.

- Daily Buffet / Fixed Menu breakfast in all hotels.

- Meet and Assist services.

- These rates are valid till 15th of December 2016 and 15th of January 2017 onwards.

- All prevailing taxes like Luxury tax in all hotels and Expenditure tax wherever applicable.

Tour do not includes

- Any Air/train fares other than those specified in 'Cost Includes'.

- Any meals other then those specified in 'Cost Includes'.

- Any other item not specified in 'cost includes'.

- Guide, Inter State Entry ticket, Inter State permits fees, boat/ferry ticket, camera and entry tickets at various places of sight seeing.

- Expenses caused by factors beyond our control like rail and flight delays, roadblocks, vehicle mal-functions, political disturbances, taxes etc.

- Any Expenses of personal nature such as portage at airports and hotels, tips, insurance, wine, mineral water, telephone charges, laundry, guide charges, boating charges, entrance fees and all items of personal nature.

Terms & Conditions

- The above cost is for 01 people on twin sharing basis.

- A minimum of 02 persons are required.

- For the package with transportation a minimum of 2 people is mandatory

- Children above the age of 12 years will be charged the applicable adult rates.

- Children above the age of 05 years will be charged the applicable extra bed rates.

- In case of an extra person, the third bed is a rollaway bed or cot.

- Base category rooms are allotted for the stay, Any requirement / availability of higher category of room would incur extra cost.

- The above Rates applicable for today and subject to change at later dates.

- All Rates & bookings subject to availability.

- Accommodation in A/c rooms in all places except in Munnar where rooms are Non a/c.

- All reservations are depending upon the availability of rooms at the time of your final confirmation.

- The company is not responsible for the  event of any of the above mentioned sightseeing are  not becoming available at a particular date caused by factors beyond our control like rail and flight delays, roadblocks, vehicle mal-functions, political disturbances, holidays and maintenance work in the park or museum.

- The company will not be held responsible for any damages or sabotage caused to the property of the customer due to riots, armed dacoities, terrorist activity or any other incidents, events, occurrences etc., if for any reason whatsoever his employee or representative is present at the customer's premises during such happening provided that they have no role in such happenings.

- The company is not liable to  provide the vehicle(s) contracted for in case he is unable to do so on account of mob violence, riots, communal violence, strike, agitation, natural calamities, flooding, inundation, water logging, typhoon, cyclone or other obstructions/disturbances etc. adversely affecting, threatening or obstructing safe passage for the vehicle. In such event the contractor will try to provide transport to the maximum extent possible & the may customer may not insist, pressure or coerce the contractor or his driver on such occasions & reluctance, disinclination or refusal on the part of the driver will not be construed to be misconduct, dereliction, disrespect or deficiency in service on the part of the contractor. The driver's judgement is such cases to be accepted by all parties.

- Reserve the rooms at an equivalent hotel, if the room is not available at hotels/resorts mentioned.

Reservation Policy

- Confirmation of Tour Package is subject to the remittance of 25% of the total tour cost in advance and balance to be paid prior to the commencing of the tour so as to protect all arrangements on definite arrival basis.

Availability : Available

Cancellation & Refunds

- 30 days before the commencement of the tour: 25% of the tour cost will be levied.

- 15 days before the commencement of the tour: 50% of the tour cost will be levied.

- Less than 15 days before the commencement of the tour: 75% of the tour cost will be levied.

- Less than 07 days before the commencement of the tour: 100% of the tour cost will be levied.

- No refund is entitled “for no shows”.

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