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Tiger Trail South India

18 Nights & 19 Days

Overview

This itinerary is a robust mix of heritage, spirituality, wildlife sightseeing, relaxation, backwaters and much more, given that you visit a diverse mix of cities, with their own highlights. From the architectural prowess of the Hoysala Kingdom to the soothing lake of Periyar and lush, cool estates of Ooty and Coorg, there is so much to take in during this trip. The good thing is that one gets a complete orientation of South India. This myriad mix of experiences takes over a fortnight, but is worth your while to get the complete essence of Karnataka and parts of Tamil Nadu.

Top Places

Bangalore | Hassan | Coorg | Kabini | Mysore | Mudumalai | Ooty | Madurai | Periyar | Alleppey | Cochin

Highlights

Wildlife sighting in Kabini | Madumalai | Periyar | The Hoysala architecture of Belur | Halebidu | Bangalore Important Buildings | Mysore Palace | Tea Estates in Ooty | The backwaters of Alleppey | Fort Cochin’s atmospheric streets



Bangalore / Day 01 - 02

Arrive in Bangalore and check in. Bangalore, capital of Karnataka, famous as the `Garden City’, was once a summer resort of the British Raj. Bangalore is one of the most attractive cities in India with its beautiful parks, avenues and impressive buildings. Today, it is one of India’s prosperous thriving commercial and industrial centers, also […]
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Hassan / Day 03

After breakfast visit the twin temple towns of Belur and Halebidu for a glimpse of Hindu temple art at its glorious best. In the 16th century, Belur-Halebidu (both towns are spoken of in the same breath) was at the heart of the throbbing Hoysala empire. The Hoysalas were huge patrons of art and architecture and […]
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Coorg / Day 04 - 06

On this day, we drive to the hilly coffee town of Coorg. Situated on the Western Ghats, Coorg or Kodagu (originally called Kodaimalenadu) means ‘dense forest on steep hill’. Dubbed as the Scotland of India, this town has a lot to offer. Misty hills, lush forest, acres and acres of tea and coffee plantation, orange […]
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Kabini / Day 07 - 08

After breakfast drive to Kabini. Kabini is one of the most popular wildlife destinations in Karnataka, probably because of its easy accessibility, lush green landscape surrounding a large picturesque lake, and fantastic sightings of large herds of elephants. It is 80km away from Mysore and 205km from Bangalore, and comprises the south-eastern part of Nagarhole […]
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Mysore / Day 09 - 10

After breakfast enjoy the coracle boat ride at Kabini River. (Subject to weather condition). You will be taken on a traditional round shaped boat called a coracle. The design of the boat is unique to the rivers of southern India and surprisingly to the rivers of Ireland!  The coracle will drift slowly down the Kabini, […]
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Mudumalai / Day 11

After breakfast drive to Mudumalai. Mudumalai wildlife reserve was the first sanctuary in South India. The terrain is extremely varied with hills, valleys, ravines, watercourses and swamps. The vegetation comprises of tropical moist deciduous forests, dry deciduous forests and scrub forests. Enjoy afternoon Jeep Safari in the park. Expect sightings of  elephants, gaurs, mouse deer, […]
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Ooty / Day 12

After breakfast drive to Ooty. The queen of the hills in South India, Ooty is a popular hill station that is known for its pleasant climate, tea plantations, fruit orchards and scenic hills of the Nilgiris. An ideal destination to beat the heat, Ooty is perfect place to enjoy nature. Ooty is nestled in the […]
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Madurai / Day 13

After breakfast drive to Madurai. Madurai is the cultural capital of Tamil Nadu and the place where the Dravidian culture reached its zenith in art, architecture, palaces and temple buildings. Once the capital of powerful Nayaka kings, a bustling city packed with pilgrims, businessmen, bullock carts and legions of rickshaw pullers. In the evening again […]
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Periyar / Day 14 - 15

After breakfast, visit the famous Meenakshi Temple which is an outstanding example of Vijaynagara temple architecture. It is one of the largest Hindu temples in India. Its nine “Gopurams” – Temple Towers (23 30m) have wonderful stucco images of gods, goddesses and animals from the Hindu mythology. Later visit the Thirumalai Nayak Palace, a palace […]
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Alleppey / Day 16

After breakfast, drive to Alleppey. On arrival in Alleppey, transfer to the jetty to board House-boat (Kettuvallom) on the world famous backwaters of Kerala.“Kettu” literally means to tie up and “Vallom” means”boats”. The boats played a major role in the economic development of ancient Kerala, moving cargo and men from the very nook and corner […]
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Cochin / Day 17 - 019

After breakfast on the rice boat (Kettuvallom) get down at jetty and drive to Cochin. Cochin has been variously hailed as Queen of the Arabian Sea, Venice of Orient, etc. Some choose to call it simply a museum city for its rich past and colorful present. On arrival, transfer to the hotel. In the evening […]
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