15 Nights 16 Days Southern Odyssey Tour

15 Nights 16 Days Southern Odyssey Tour

Duration :- 16 Days/ 15 Nights
Places Covered :- Bangalore – Mysore – Chikmagalur – Hospet – Badami – Gokarna – Mangalore – Thalassery – Cheruthuruthy – Cochin

Southern Odyssey Tour Package takes you to exotic places like Mysore, Mangalore, Chikmagalur, Cochin, Hospet, Badami, Gokrana, Thalassery and Cheruthuruthy. This tour is amalgamation of nature, historical place and spiritual sites of South India. Explore the places and get to know about the culture, heritage, architecture and history of South India.

Day 1: Bangalore
Day 2: Bangalore – Mysore (150 km)
Day 3: Mysore
Day 4: Mysore – Chikmagalur (177 km)
Day 5: Chimagalur – Hospet (279 km)
Day 6: Hospet
Day 7: Hospet – Badami (128 km)
Day 8: Badami – Gokarna (249 km)
Day 9: Gokarna
Day 10: Gokarna – Mangalore (235 km)
Day 11: Mangalore
Day 12: Mangalore – Thalassery (393 km)
Day 13: Thalassery
Day 14: Thalassery – Cheruthuruthy (167 km)
Day 15: Cheruthuruthy – Cochin (112 km)
Day 16: Cochin

Day 1: Bangalore
As soon as you arrive at airport you will be escorted to your pre-booked hotel by our representative. Relax for a while and then visit Tipu Sultan Fort made using mud bricks and was modified by granite stones. Then provceed to Bangalore Palace constructed by Chamarja Wodeyar where the gothic windows, woodcarvings and stunning architecture is awe-inspiring. Later on visit Lalbagh, a botanical garden where the enchanting gardens is home to many rarer species of flora and fauna. In the evening enjoy leisure walk at Cubbon Park and feel the nature’s beauty. Return back and enjoy your delicious dinner.

Day 2: Bangalore – Mysore (150 km)
After having breakfast you will be transferred to Mysore also known as City of Palaces. On arrival, check into the hotel and relax. Spend the rest of the day at your leisure. Night stay will be in Mysore.

Day 3: Mysore
Start your day by visiting Mysore Palace which is blend of Hindu, Islamic, Gothic and Rajput style. Next visit Karanji Lake which is great place for bird lovers and is home to many migratory birds. Later on take a halt at Chamundi Hills where you will see idol of bull called Nandi, Brindavan Gardens which houses botanical gardens and fountain view is mesmerizing. Next spot will be Mysore Zoo, a great place for wildlife lovers and is habitat to many species. Return back to the hotel and enjoy your dinner.  

Day 4: Mysore – Chikmagalur (177 km)
Post breakfast the tour will head towards Chikmagalur famous for its peaks and waterfalls. On arrival, visit Mullayanagiri where you will enjoy trekking and it offers you stunning views of the Arabian Sea. Later on visit Baba Budangiri located between the peaks of Himalaya and Nilgiri and halt at Manikyadhara waterfalls where the water falls like pearl. Next halt will be Kudremukh National Park where the Kadambi Falls is beautiful. Return back to the hotel and enjoy your dinner.

Day 5: Chimagalur – Hospet (279 km)
After having your breakfast you will be transferred to Hospet located on the bank of Tungabhadra River. On reaching there, check into the hotel and spend the rest of the day enjoying yourself. Stay overnight.

Day 6: Hospet
In the morning post breakfast visit Tungabhadra Dam situated on bank of Tungabhadra River and the main purpose of the dam is electric power generation and irrigation. The next halt will be at Lotus Mahal where former Queens used to live, and the architecture is influenced by Indiana as well as Islamic architecture. Later on visit Hazara Rama Temple where the entire Ramayana has been carved on the walls of temple, Virupaksha Temple known for its stunningly beautiful architecture and the flow of river through the temple is amazing. Return back to the hotel and relax.

Day 7: Hospet – Badami (128 km)
Start your day with refreshing breakfast and after that tour will head towards Badami. Check into the hotel and relax for a while. After a short break visit Badami Cave Temples where the temples are carved from massive sandstones and the architecture of cross between Nagara and Dravidian is stunning. Next visit will be at Bhutanatha Group of Temples where the shrines are dedicated to Bhutanatha incarnation of Lord Shiva and the view of stone sculptures is sight to behold and Mallikarjuna Group of Temples in the shape of pyramid. Visit Malegitti Shivalaya dedicated to Lord Shiva overlooking Agastya Lake where the views are fabulous. Return back to the hotel and enjoy your delicious dinner.

Day 8: Badami – Gokarna (249 km)
After having breakfast you will be transferred to Gokarna. On arrival, check into the hotel and the rest of the day is free for your enjoyment. Stay overnight.

Day 9: Gokarna
In the morning visit, Kudel Beach and Om Beach, to enjoy sunrise view. Next visit Mahabaleshwar Temple dedicated to Lord Shiva and contains two lingams, named Paralingams and Atmalingams and is built using Dravidian style architecture. Next halt at Maha Ganpati Temple where, Lord Ganesha took Atmalingam from Ravan by trick. Next visit Kothi Tirtha, an artificial water tank and is a sacred spot for Hindus. Return back to the hotel and enjoy your dinner.   

Day 10: Gokarna – Mangalore (235 km)
Post breakfast you will be escorted to Mangalore known for its beaches and assorted culture. On reaching there, check into the hotel and rest of the day is free for your leisure. Stay overnight.

Day 11: Mangalore
In the morning visit Mangala Devi Temple dedicated to Mangala Devi and seeks blessings from god. Gokarnanatheshwara Temple dedicated to Goraknatha, incarnation of Lord Shiva where the delicate work of rock carving and sculpture is amazingly beautiful. Next visit St. Aloysius Church known for its architecture and elegant interiors and then to Surathkal Beach where the view of the beach and sunset from light house is sight to behold. After being mesmerized by the beauty, return back and relax.

Day 12: Mangalore – Thalassery (393 km)
Post breakfast you will be escorted to Thalassery. On reaching there, check into the hotel and rest of the day is free for your leisure. Stay overnight.

Day 13: Thalassery
In the morning visit Dharmadam Island surrounded by coconut palm and green bushes, English church and Thalassery Fort built by British East India with secret tunnels, huge walls and carved huge doors. Next visit Catholic Rasory Church with unique architectural style, Fisher folk Temple and Wellesley's Bungalow offering breathtaking vista. Return back to hotel and enjoy your dinner.

Day 14: Thalassery – Cheruthuruthy (167 km)
After having your breakfast you will be transferred to Cheruthuruthy. On arrival, relax for a while and then visit Kathakali training institute as Cheruthuruthy is famous for its art form Kathakali. Enjoy the view of student’s performing on the art for and you can also learn some basic steps of Kathakali. In the evening visit Shiva Temple illuminated by candle view reflecting Kerilian architecture. Return back and relax.

Day 15: Cheruthuruthy – Cochin (112 km)
Post breakfast the tour will head towards Cochin. On reaching there, check into the hotel and take a short break. After that visit Mattancherry Palace built by Portuguese and the inside highlights are temples of Bhagavati, Shiva and Krishna. Next visit Indo-Portuguese Museum, blend of Hindu-Portuguese culture, Paradesi Synagogue with stunning interiors and is one of the oldest church of Cochin. Next visit St. Francis Church reflecting grandeur of bygone era with beautiful surrounding, Santa Cruz Basilica reflecting glory and pride of history and Hill Palace a heritage museum and is home to many archeological vestiges. Next visit Fort Kochi and get to know about the Chinese Fishing nets. Return back to the hotel and enjoy your dinner.    

Day 16: Cochin
In the morning you will depart to airport for your further journey.

Inclusion:

  • Accommodation and meals will be provided on twin sharing basis.
  • Well trained chauffeur for your comfortable tour.
  • Well maintained transport with air-conditioning facility.
  • Boat ride at Lakes.
  • Monuments and sightseeing charges.

Exclusion:

  • Travel Insurance.
  • Extra sightseeing charges.
  • International airfare.
  • Medical bills in case of any unfortunate.
  • Flight cancellation charges.