This tour takes you from the exotic fragrance of sandalwood and jasmine in Karnataka to that of eucalyptus and tea in the Blue Mountains, culminating in the coconut groves and water ways of Kerala, upto the golden beaches of Goa.

13 Days from USD 1250 onward.

Bangalore | Hassan | Mysore | Ooty | Coonoor | Cochin | Goa


Day 1: Bangalore

Drive through the garden city with its numerous avenues of jacaranda, gulmohar and cassia. Visit the Bull temple, and Tipu's summer palace & numerous parks &The Vidhan Sauda and downtown commercial center.

Day 2: Bangalore/Hassan (4 hrs. drive)

Drive to Hassan via Protima Bedi's dance village. Post lunch visit to Sravanabelagola to see the statue of Gomatesvara, 1 7m tall erected in 980 AD. Check into hotel. Post lunch tour of the famous Hoysala temples of Halebid and The Chennakesava temples of Belur.

Day 3: Hassan/Mysore (2 ½ hrs. drive)

Drive to Mysore via Srirangapatnam. Visit fort, Tipu Sultan's palace and The Gombaz. Evening at leisure to visit the beautiful Brindavan gardens.

Day 4: Mysore

Visit the spectacular Amber Vilas city palace and Nandi Bull at the Chamundi hills. Later visit sandalwood oil factory and Mysore silk factory.

Day 5: Mysore/Ooty (4 hrs)

Drive to Ooty, passing through lush forests of Bandipur and Madumalai wildlife sanctuary from where the road climbs up to Ooty Through eucalyptus and tea plantations. Check into hotel. Later visit the Botanical gardens and Toda tribal village. Evening at leisure to stroll around the lake.

Day 6: Ooty

Day free to enjoy the lake side or the gardens of the beautiful hill station.

Day 7: Ooty/Coonoor (1 hr. drive)

Early morning drive to Dodabefta peak, the highest in The Nilgiris & then drive to Coonoor. Check into hotel. Rest of day at leisure to visit Sims park, and enjoy cool walks Through tea estates or drive to Lambs' Rock for a view of the plains.

Day 8: Coonoor/Cochin (6 hrs)

Morning at leisure. Later board The Blue Mountain Express mountain mini train down to mettupalayam passing through interesting valleys & tea plantations and then drive to Cochin.

Day 9: Cochin

Full day tour of Mattancherry palace, Jewish synagogue and a back-water cruise to Bolghatty palace. Also view Chinese fishing nets. Evening view traditional Kathakali classical dance recital.

Day 10: Cochin/Goa

Transfer to airport to board morning flight to Goa. Day at leisure on the beach for independent activities.

Day 11 & Day 12: Goa

Morning at leisure on the beach. Post lunch tour of Old Goa to visit sightseeing. Evening Santa Monica boat cruise. Overnight Goa.

Day 13: Goa/Delhi (by flight)

Transfer to airport for afternoon flight to onwards destination.


Room with breakfast + air-conditioned car with driver + English speaking/language guide/naturalist for all sightseeing & safari.