North Kerala & Karnataka Tour
This South India Trip takes you through pristine lands of Kerala & Karnataka -starting with the Silicon Valley of India - Bangalore to the town of Mysore followed by Western Ghats in Coorg and cumulating with the countryside & north of Kerala. It’s a vacation in the mountains, seas and the backwaters away from the normal tourist circuit in Karnataka and Kerala.
This trip is ideal for those who are looking for Beach Holidays in India or a Beach Holiday in Kerala with a visit planned to the misty tropical forests in the Western Ghats of Madikeri & Kalpetta (Wayanad)
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Duration of this South India Tour:
13 Days - 12 Nights
Places to visit in South India:
Bangalore (1N), Mysore (2N), Coorg (2N), Kasargod (2N), Kannur (2N), Wayanad (2N), Calicut (1N)
Highlights: Beach Hotel in Kerala, Best Kerala Beaches, Holiday in Coorg, Tour to Mysore, Mysore Palace
Accommodation for 12 nights as per the meal plan mentioned
Airport & Hotel transfers
Private air-conditioned car with driver in Bangalore Mysore Coorg Kasargod Kannur Wayanad Calicut
English speaking tour guide in Mysore
Sightseeing tours, Entrance fee to monuments when accompanied with a guide as mentioned in the itinerary
Your Kerala Tour Package from Bangalore can be extended in number of ways and customized based on your interests and requirements.
South India Itinerary
Day 01: Arrive in Bangalore
On arrival at Bengaluru Airport you will be met by our representative and transferred to your hotel in Bangalore for check-in.
Bangalore now officially called ‘Bengaluru’ is known as “The Silicon Valley of India” for its highest concentration of IT companies and techies in the city. It is also known as the “Garden City” for its greenery and the parks it boasts. The city has also seen an abundant growth in the number of malls, pubs, multiplex, café’s, museums and palaces.
Bangalore Hotels: Taj West End (Option 1) | The Sheraton Bangalore (Option 2) | Lemon Tree Premier (Option 3)
Day 02: Sightseeing in Bangalore and drive Bangalore to Mysore (Distance 150kms & 3hrs journey)
Bangalore Sightseeing Places: Early morning board a KSTDC (Karnataka State Tourism Development Corporation) luxury bus that goes on a quick half-day Bangalore City Sightseeing. Visit Tipu Sultan’s Palace - an old and preserved monument with some beautiful gardens. Also visit some temples that reflect the spiritual culture of South India
Afternoon travel from Bangalore to Mysore by road; on arrival, check-in to your hotel in Mysore. Make an optional visit to Brindavan Gardens, a short drive out of the city.
Mysore Hotels: Windflower Resort & Spa (Option 1) | Fortune JP Palace (Option 2) | Royal Orchid Metropole (Option 3)
Day 03: Mysore Site seeing
Your Mysore Trip from Bangalore starts with a visit to the Mysore Palace. Other Places to Visit in Mysore are: Chamundi Temple perched on the top of a hill with great views of the city; Halebidu Temple, a 11 century structure that marvels you with its ornate temples and the Hoysala architecture. Wind up your day with a drive out of the city to Somanathpur Temples; the marvelousstone carvings and the rich history of this place makes it a must visit sight. Take a walk around the local village to see the roof-tiled houses that are almost 200 years old. Overnight stay at Mysore
Day 04: Drive from Mysore to Coorg (Distance 120kms & 2.5hrs. journey)
After breakfast, drive from Mysore to Coorg. En-route visit the Buddhist Golden Temple at Bylakuppe. On arrival, check-in to your resort at Coorg.
Coorg has been a much loved summer getaway for years and is referred as the Scotland of India with lush scenery that is set among valleys with mountains and teak wood forests surrounding this hill station in South India. It is also the birth place of river Cauvery with some of India’s finest coffee, orange, pepper and cardamom plantations.
Coorg Hotels or Resorts: Orange County Coorg (Option 1) | Taj Madikeri (Option 2) | Windflower Resort & Spa (Option 3)
Day 05: Tour of Coorg
Early morning visit an Elephant camp managed by the Forest Dept. On reaching the camp, a short boat ride over the Cauvery River will get you to the other side of shore where you’ll see the elephants bathing. Optionally you could also enjoy a river rafting session in this steep rocky river. Spend the rest of day relaxing at the resort or enjoy a nature walk through the plantations
Day 06-07: Drive from Coorg to Kasargod (Distance 120kms & 2.5hrs journey)
After visiting tourist places in Karnataka, this morning drive from Coorg to the coastal region of Kerala, Kasaragod. On arrival check in to your beach hotel in Kerala
Enjoy next two days at this stunning eco-friendly resort with access to the one of the most beautiful beach. Marvel the sun set lying in the infinity pool and enjoy your breakfast served on the beach. Experience an optional Ayurveda treatment along with the daily yoga sessions.
Day 08: Drive from Kasargod to Kannur (Distance 90kms & 2 hrs. journey)
Drive from Kasaragod to a small fishing village by the beach in Kannur. On arrival check-in to your homestay in Kannur, the location is calm and beautiful with miles of plam fringed beaches - that has no traffic or tourists but only local fishermen and children playing by the Arabian Sea. Afternoon relax by the beach, take a swim or walk around this place.
Day 09: Relax at the House by Kannur Beach
During the day you could make a visit to the St Angelo's Fort and the Muzhappilangad Drive-in beach. You might be lucky to watch ‘Theyyam’ - a traditional dance of Kerala going on at a local temple or watch a performance of the ancient martial art - ‘Kalari’.
Enjoy the stunning beach and home-cooked meals in this beautiful and un-spoilt part of Kerala.
Day 10: Drive from Kannur to Wayanad (Distance 120kms. & 3hrs.journey)
This morning drive from Kannur to Wayanad, a quaint hill-station in north western Kerala with immense beauty and variety of wildlife & fauna. Drive to a wonderful retreat on a coffee and caoutchouc plantation - your resort in Wayanad.
Wayanad Resorts: Tranquil Resort (Option 1) | Vythiri Resort (Option 2) | My Garden of Eden (Option 3)
Day 11: Tour of Wayanad
Enjoy the day exploring Wayanad passing through the famous spice town. Start with an early morning visit to the Muthanga Wild life sanctuary followed by a visit to Edakkal Caves, which has some ancient carvings on it. Afternoon visit the Soochipara waterfalls before finally reaching the famed Kabini River crossing it over on bamboo boats to get to Kuruva Islands. Spend time exploring the islands and dive into the river for a swim. Evening drive back to your resort in Wayanad
Day 12: Drive Wayanad to Calicut (Distance 90kms & 2.5hrs journey)
Drive 3hrs. south to Calicut/Kozhikode to reach an ancestral house almost 150yrs old that belonged to the royal family of Kadathanad. It has now been beautifully restored and made architecturally intriguing. The homestay whose owners are Ayurvedic doctors offer treatments of healthcare in accordance with the traditional life sciences of Ayurveda in Kerala. Afternoon take a walk to the vibrant spice market, local temples and the Kerala Martial Arts Club
Day 13: Drive to Calicut Airport.
Your Kerala Travel Package concludes with a drop to the Calicut airport for your flight home or to another destination in India.