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Welcome to the start of your voyage of discovery through 'Incredible South India'! You will be met at Kochi International Airport by our friendly local team and transferred to your hotel. Enjoy the remainder of the day at your leisure to explore or relax as you like.
This morning enjoy a sightseeing tour of the town including the beautiful Parsi Synagogue built in 1568, the Dutch Palace built by the Portuguese in 1555 and St Francis’ Church. A walking tour of Fort Cochin takes you through streets still graced with traces of Portuguese, Dutch and British colonial architecture. This afternoon a drive east brings us to Munnar - a quaint hill station nestled on the verdant slopes of tea plantations, that exudes a rare old world charm and reminds one of the days of the Raj in its elegant splendour. At a height of 1525 metres, Munnar offers breathtaking views of the surrounding hills.
This morning enjoy a visit to a Tea Plantation to understand how our worlds favourite hot drink is grown and processed. Enjoy a tranquil afternoon at your hotel. Perhaps in your free time go for a wander in the surrounding hills?
This morning we drive to Alleppey and board a simply furnished private rice-boat for a journey through the backwaters. Crewed by a poler to push the rice boat through the water, a distance of some 20 kms will be covered, during which time the boat will glide past colourful local villages. As for dining, the on-board cook will prepare meals using fresh local produce.
Disembarking at Alleppey, you’ll be driven the short distance back to Kochi Airport in time for your afternoon flight to Bangalore. Arriving here, you will be driven to your hotel.
Enjoy a day to explore the city at your leisure.
Driving out of the city this morning we begin our drive down to Mysore, and stop off en route at the town of Srirangapatna where we visit the lavish Daria Daulat. Arrive Mysore and enjoy some time to relax at your hotel.
This morning we enjoy a visit to the majestic Mysore Palace and a climb up Chamundi Hill to see the revered Temple and statue and take in the fantastic views of the city.
Sadly your journey comes to an end today, we will be sure to transfer you to Bangalore airport in time for your flight home (Drive time 3 hours to Bangalore Airport - if flying in the morning you have to return the 12th Dec for which there will be a cost increase ask your consultant for details)
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