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16 Days The Deccan Plateau Explored Tour
  • The Mysore Palace

  • White Tiger

An in-depth journey through Southern, visit the Silicon Valley of India, Bangalore and the beautiful palaces, Mysore, continue on to the British influenced hill resort of Ooty and then to Kerala. Counted among the favorite tourist destinations in the world, Kerala has for you the old harbor city of Cochin and the pristine ambiance of Kumarakom. Explore Madurai better known as the temple city, Pondicherry - the erstwhile French colony and Mahabalipuram noted for the rock-hewn temples before winding up your journey in Hyderabad.
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Trip Highlights & Experiences
This trips specializes in crafting holiday tours in the Indian subcontinent. This trip incorporate following themes and activity.
  • Family
  • Beach
  • Ayurveda
  • Arts And Museum
  • Culture
  • Ayurveda
  • Honeymoon
  • Learn Culinary
  • Wildlife
Destinations TO VISIT
  • Hyderabad
  • Chennai
  • Mahabalipuram
  • Kanchipuram
  • Puducherry-Pondicherry
  • Thanjavur
  • Tiruchirappalli-Trichy
  • Madurai
  • Periyar
  • Kumarakom
  • Alappuzha-Alleppey
  • Kochi
  • Ooty
  • Mysore
  • Bangalore
  • Hyderabad
Temperature and Best Season
The climate can broadly be described as tropical, with the exception of the Himalaya.
The Subcontinent has four seasons:

  • Winter- from December to February
  • Summer- from March to June
  • Monsoon- from July to September
  • Autumn- October and November

The best time to visit the north is between October and March; temperatures are pleasant, the days dry and sunny. From December through to mid-January early morning fog in and around Delhi can disrupt travel plans with flights often delayed or sometimes cancelled. Night temperatures in Rajasthan and the plains often reach freezing point during the winter and it can be chilly before sunrise. April through to August is hot. Early summer is good for wildlife viewing, the parks are free of visitors, vegetation is dry and game easily spotted.
Hyderabad -Chennai Airport
Days 1

On arrival in Chennai from Hyderabad, you will be received at the Airport by the representative. It is advisable to you to keep a watch for him as soon as you are done with collecting your luggage and take a route to the exit gate in the arrival terminal. (we request you not to leave the terminal building until the representative contacts you.) Assistance and transfer by car to the hotel where room is reserved for immediate check-in.

In the afternoon, you will explore the charm of the Chennai city. You will also visit Kalakshetra. This is a renowned cultural center established by Rukmini Devi Arundale and Theosophical Society with its huge Banyan tree (Theosophical Society of India was founded by Dr Annie Besant). You will stay overnight at the Hotel.

Chennai -Mahabalipuram(En-route visit Dakshinc)
Days 2
Jaganath Temple

After breakfast at Hotel, you will be driven to Mahabalipuram. On the way, you will visit Dakshinchitra. After you arrive in Mahabalipuram, you will be transferred to the Hotel where room is reserved for you. You will be provided the schedule for the sightseeing city tour.

Mahabalipuram:- This is one of interesting and enigmatic places of India. The ancient Mamallapuram, as Mahabalipuram was formerly known, was flourishing port town of the Pallava rulers of South India. They had carved in stone an excellent "open-air museum" of sculpture under the vault of a burning sky. Apart from this, nothing is known of the place. The place history is completely shrouded in mystery. It still eludes the understanding of many people as to what was the purpose behind this whole exercise, and, more important, why all the royal patronage this place enjoyed suddenly disappeared. You must stay at Mahabalipuram Resorts to know its history.

In the afternoon, you will be taken on a tour of the city of Mahabalipuram. Visit Arjuna Penance: Arjuna Penance, an enormous relief made on two huge boulders, is the universe itself in stone, throbbing with a vastness of conception and The Varaha Cave, a small rock-cut mandapam (hall), is a faceted and finished gem with two incarnations of Vishnu-Varaha (boar) and Vamana (dwarf). About 5 kilometers north of Mahabalipuram, you will come across yet another cave known as Tiger Cave. The origin of the cave can be traced back to 7th century. Other interesting places to take in here are Rathas: A group of structures lying at the southern extreme of Mahabalipuram, admist casuarinas trees, are the famous Rathas (chariots), Krishna Mandapam: The Krishna Temple is one of the earliest rock-cut temples of Mahabalipuram and Shore Temple: The windswept and surf beaten Shore Temple, the mute tireless sentinel of the shore, is the ultimate expression of Mahabalipuram.

You will stay overnight at the Hotel.

Mahabalipuram -Kanchipuram -Mahabalipuram
Days 3

After breakfast, you will be taken on an excursion of Kanchipuram. It is best regarded as a city of thousand temples.

A 65-kilometre stretch of sun-scorched road connects Mahabalipuram to the fabled city of a thousand temples, Kanchipuram. You will encounter 650 stones inscription in Kanchipuram that belong to several dynasties. The temples here reflect the maturity and prosperity of Pallava art. The ornate and often imposing embellishments were produced later by the Chola, Vijayanagara and Chalukyan kings here. There is a solemn grandeur, a grandiosity of vision and ornamental excess in the temples here. There are so many to visit that the list almost appears to be endless. From the Ekambaranathar temple, the Kailasanatha temple, Sri Varadaraja temple and Sri Vaikuntaperumal temple, you will get to know these and many more. The city itself is dedicated to the presiding deity, Sri Kamakshi (one with eyes of love) at the Kamakshi temple. In Sanskrit, the word "Kanchi" stands for girdle. The great poets have allegorically characterized the city as a girdle to the earth, You will stay overnight at the Hotel.

Mahabalipuram -Pondicherry
Days 4
Temple Pondichery

After breakfast, you will be driven to Pondicherry. Reach Pondicherry. Our company representative will receive you and transfer you to the Hotel for check-in. In the afternoon, you will venture out for the sightseeing city tour of Pondicherry with a professional guide.

Pondicherry is an erstwhile French Colony. It is famed for its unique blend of European culture and Indian traditions. Visit the Sri Aurobindo Ashram - not the quiet place of retreat that you may expect. Rather Aurobindo is a vibrant centre of life in a modern urban setting and its hand-made paper factory is just one of the Ashram successful commercial enterprises. Later, you will go to Auroville and the Pondicherry Museum.
Stay overnight at the Hotel.

Pondicherry -Tanjore
Days 5
Temple Tanjore

After breakfast at Hotel, you will be driven to Tanjore. Reach Tanjore and meet our company representative to get transferred to the Hotel for check-in. In the afternoon, you will go for the sightseeing of Tanjore with an experienced guide.

Sightseeing:- where you can explore the World heritage Brihadishvara temple.

Stay overnight at the Hotel.

Tanjore -Trichy
Days 6
Dariya Daulat Bagh Tanjore

After breakfast at Hotel, you will be driven to Trichy. Reach Trichy and meet our company representative who will transfer you to the hotel for check-in. He will provide you with the sightseeing schedule for the city.

Trichy:- The Day starts with a sightseeing tour of Trichy visiting the Rock Fort Temple and the Ranganathswamy Temple, dedicated to Lord Vishnu and consisting of a series of walled courts with 21 towers.

Stay overnight at the Hotel.

Trichy -Madurai
Days 7
Madurai Temple

After breakfast at Hotel, you will be driven to Madurai. Reach Madurai. Our company representative will receive you and help you in check-in at the Hotel where room is reserved for you. Obtain a sightseeing schedule of the city. Go for the sightseeing of the city of Madurai with a professional guide. He will give you all the information about sightseeing as well as city.

In Madurai:- A morning tour of the great Meenakshi Temple -a splendid example of Dravidian architecture; the Tirumala Nayak Palace - a gracious building in the Indo saracenic style; the Alagar Hills and the Tirupara Kundran Rock temple.

Stay overnight at the Hotel.

Madurai -Thekkady
Days 8
Thekkady Mullaperiyar Lake

After breakfast at Hotel, you will be driven to Thekkady by road. Upon arrival in Thekkady, you will meet our company representative. He will help you in check-in at the Hotel where room is reserved for you. Get the sightseeing tour schedule of the city from him.

Thekkady:- Thekkady is reckoned as one of the finest places to spot the Asian Elephants. Take a late afternoon boat ride into the Wildlife Sanctuary. In Periyar, you will have a pleasant experience of cruise on the lake and jungle walk. If you are lucky, you can very well get a chance to see the wild animals too. It is indeed a pleasant place to escape from the madding crowds of the cities and towns. Set high in the ranges of the Western Ghats, in Kerala, is the Periyar famous for its National Park and Tiger Reserve. The park has a picturesque lake at the heart of the sanctuary. Formed with the building of a dam in 1895, this reservoir meanders around the contours of the wooded hills, providing a perennial source of water for the local wildlife. Herds of elephant and sambar, gaur and wild pigs wander down to the lakeside and can be observed from the launches that cruise the lake.

The Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary

Here is the place The Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary where you will enjoy your time to the hilt. This is one of the natural wildlife reserves which occupies 777 sq.km area and of which 360 sq.km land is dotted with thick evergreen forest. Noted for its geomorphology, diversity of wildlife and scenic beauty, the Reserve attracts visitors from all over the world.

The splendid artificial lake formed by the Mullaperiyar Dam across the Periyar adds to the charm of the park. This is the only wildlife sanctuary in India where you get an unusual opportunity to view wildlife from close quarters from the safety of a boat on the lake. The reserve is mainly acclaimed for the herds of wild elephants that visit the lake to play. Stay overnight at the Hotel.

Thekkady -Kumarakom
Days 9
Kumarakom Houseboat

After breakfast at Hotel, you will leave for Kumarakom city by road. On arrival in Kumarakom, our company representative will receive you and transfer you to Hotel for check-in where a room is reserved for you.

Kumarakom forms a part of Kerala rice bowl, the Kuttanand region which is the ideal destination for the backwater cruises. The Kumarakoram Backwater makes for a fascinating backwater tour destination amid the countryside. While cruising through placid backwaters, you will watch the lush paddy fields, sprawling mangrove forests stretching into acres of land with the rows of the palm trees by the sea shores. This tiny hamlet is an island of paradise, absolutely unspoiled and untouched.

On this day, you will get to see the wildlife with our company representative during the Sightseeing tour of Kumarakom.

Major Attractions of Kumarakom City

Water Bird Sanctuary: in this scintillating backwater destination, a 14 acre long bird sanctuary is found on the eastern banks of the Vembanad Lake. This sanctuary is home to several bird species. Many migratory birds also arrive here. Water fowls, water ducks, cuckoos, wild ducks, egrets, darters, herons, teals, and the migratory Siberian cranes are also found here. Nearby lies the rubber plantations in Kottayam where the churches are also grand.

Aruvikkuzhi Waterfalls: The Aruvikkuzhi Waterfalls are situated at a distance of 18 km from the town of Kottayam. The place is touted as one of the most picturesque and wonderful picnic spots. The streams of silver cascades of water flow down from the height of the100 Ft from the Mountains here. Stay overnight at the Hotel.

Kumarakom -Alleppey
Days 10
Allappey Kerala

On the 03rd Day of your Kumarakom - Alleppey Tour includes an Overnight houseboat cruise across the Vembanad Lake.

In the morning, you will move for Alleppey - Kumarakom. Embark on houseboat on arrival. Enjoy a traditional lunch aboard. Cruise through various villages.

The House boat journey is considered to be one of the best attractions. The houseboat is completely equipped with single and double bedrooms, a kitchen, sundeck and private balcony. Chef, Oarsmen and cabin assistant are also found aboard. The houseboat is built of all local and Eco friendly materials such as bamboo poles, bamboo mats, coconut fiber ropes and coir carpets.
Stay overnight on the Houseboat.

Alleppey -Cochin
Days 11
Alleppey Beach

After breakfast, you will be driven to Cochin. Reach Cochin. Our company representative will receive you and help you check-in at the Hotel where a room is reserved for you.

Kochi (colonial name Cochin) is a lively city. It is located on the south-west coast of the Indian peninsula in the attractive and flourishing state of Kerala, which is nicknamed as God Own Country. Its strategic importance over the centuries is underlined by the sobriquet Queen of the Arabian Sea. Informally, Cochin is also referred to as the Gateway to Kerala.

Proceed for a Kathakali show. It is a popular classical form of dance of Kerala. Later, you will return to Hotel. Day free at leisure for own activities. Stay overnight at the Hotel.

Full day sightseeing at Gateway of Kerala(Cochin)
Days 12
Fort Cochin Cathedral

After breakfast at Hotel, our experienced guide will provide you the city information. He will take you on sightseeing city tour as well.

Atrractions of Kochi (Cochin)

Being a major harbour from the times of the British and Portuguese, Cochin has a rich heritage of forts, churches and temples. A visit to these ancient marvels gives you an overview of the political, religious and commercial developments of the city. An array of tourist attractions of this place comprise Dutch Palace, Fort Kochi, Jewish Synagogue, Santa Cruz Basilica, St. Francis Church, the Chinese Nets, Dutch Cemetery, Willingdon Island and Hill Palace Museum. 
Stay overnight at the Hotel.

Cochin -Ooty
Days 13
Boating in Ooty

After breakfast at Hotel, you will be driven to Ooty. Upon arrival in Ooty, you will meet our company representative to check-in at the Hotel where a room is reserved for you. Proceed for the sightseeing of Ooty.

Enjoy the charm of this beautiful creation of God. The British founded this popular hill station in the early 19th Century as the summer capital of the Madras Government. Prior to this it was inhabited by the Toda Tribal people who were primarily the husbandmen. Today, only about 1500 of them remain and you see their shrines in various places through out the hills.

Ooty was the first esablished hill station in India. It is referred to as the queen of the Blue Mountains too. One can still see the remnants of the British occupation in the single storey stone cottages, winding lanes with tall leafy eucalyptus, the stone churches, the private schools and the Ooty club house. The Maharaja summer palace harks back to yet another time.

Ooty extends over large meandering hills and valleys. It is perched at 2286 m above sea level. The Blue Mountain Express, a small hill train colored in blue and ivory hues, travel daily from Mettupalayam.

You can also try adrenalin pumping activities like trekking, horse riding, boating in the lake here. Stay overnight at the Hotel.

Ooty -Mysore
Days 14
Mysore Palace

Have your breakfast and drive towards Mysore. Reach Mysore and check in at the hotel.

Mysore, which is touted as the city of palaces, has become a noted travel destination of South India. Also referred to as Mysooroo, the city was earlier the capital of the Wodeyar rulers. The Wodeyar rulers were great patrons of art and culture, which you can see in the rich heritage of the city. Apart from several palaces and royal buildings, Mysore city is also famed for its nearness to several other places of tourist interest such as Srirangapatna, Krishna Raj Sagra dam and Sivasamudram falls.

Along with tourist attractions, Mysore city is recognized for its sandalwood products and the Dasara festival (Navaratri) celebrated annually. The famous Mysore Dasara attracts the attention of the people from world over. The name Mysore is said to have been derived from Mahishuru, which in turn has come from Mahisha. According to legends, the area around the Mysore city was once under the demon king Mahishasura, who was defeated and killed by goddess Chamundeshwari.

The Chamundeswari Temple, located on the top of the hill of Chamundi, has great religious importance. It is consecrated to the Goddess Chamundi or Durga, who is believed to have killed the devil king. This temple earlier was a small one, but later was expanded under the Wodeyar rule.

Another temple to see is the Mahabaleshwar Temple. The temple is believed to be older than the Chamundeswari Temple, which to some extent lost its importance due to the latter growing significance.

The Prasanna Krishnaswamy Temple is consecrated to Lord Krishna. It was built by a Wodeyar ruler and is as old as 18th century.  The temple is home to as many 40 bronze statues of gods and saints. One can also see the statue of the ruler who built this temple.

Another very old temples are the Lakshmiramana Swamy Temple and The Trinesvaraswamy Temple. Stay overnight at the hotel in Mysore.

Mysore -Bangalore
Days 15
Botanical Garden

Enjoy your breakfast and leave for Bangalore. Upon arrival, you will be received by our company representative. He will help you check-in at Hotel. Venture out for sightseeing city tour of Bangalore.

Sightseeing city tour of Bangalore includes visits to the Bangalore Fort, the Bull Temple and Cubbon Park. The park is very beautiful and extends over an area of 300 acre. The park is equipped with public library and the museum. Continue on to Lal Bagh and the Vidhana Soudha - Bangalore centre of State Government,

Stay overnight at the Hotel.

Bangalore -Hyderabad
Days 16
Shivasamudram Falls Bangalore

After breakfast at Hotel, our company representative will transfer you to the Airport to board the flight to Hyderabad with the sweet memories of India Tour. Please allow a minimum of 2 ½ hours for flight check-in formalities at the airport. We wish you a safe and pleasant journey home on behalf of Castle & King Team!

This Trip pricing is season dependent and  your journey will be a private, customized travel experience, based on your individual schedule, interests and budget.

So we have not placed price here. We will send you price idea after understanding your needs. Once you have your itinerary just right and are ready to book we will ask you to deposit advance amount. This you can do will bank transfer or through our online secure gateway. We do not take your Credit card information for manual processing now.

Question: Gratuities & Tipping Idea
Answer: This is entirely at your discretion. However, the following may be helpful. If service is not included in the bill, 10% is usually the accepted amount. Hotel and railway porters will expect about 50 rupees for one piece of luggage and about 200 rupees for a trolley full. At the end of your stay if you wish to tip your sightseeing guide and driver, an acceptable amount for the guide would be approximately between 400 500 rupees per day; and for the driver, it would be approximately between 200 400 rupees per day.

Special Activities Included:

  • Meet and Assist our company representative in every destination before reaching.
  • Accommodation can be availed on the basis of Double or Triple Sharing, Sightseeing Tours as mentioned in the Travel Plan.
  • Comfortable and air-conditioned SUV 4WD always at your disposal, from first to last day of tour in India.
  • Our Tour Guides are a team of knowledgeable and quite articulate professionals, who enjoy taking visitors around. They speak
  • English, Spanish, German and Russian as mentioned Travel Plan.
  • Daily Buffet Breakfast in the Hotel as per the chosen Accommodation.
  • Excursion to Dakshinchitra, Kanchipuram and Tanjore.
  • Visit all temples with our company representative.
  • Visit wildlife sanctuary in Thekkady and Kumarakom.
  • Take a boat ride into the Wildlife Sanctuary in Thekkady.
  • Kath Kali Dance programs in Cochin.
  • Air Conditioned Overnight Houseboat Cruise from Kumarakom to Alleppey.
  • Toll Taxes, Driver Allowance and Parking are included during the Tour.
  • Mineral water in the Transport during the whole Tour.
  • All applicable taxes and service charges.
  • All prevailing taxes like Luxury Tax in all Hotels and expenditure tax wherever applicable.
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