Sandalwood, Backwater & Spice Route 15 days

 
  • Covid-19 Safe
  • Private tour
  • Solo friendly
  • Family friendly

This our personal favorite itinerary has the ability to touch your soul and melt your city. Curated to take you on a journey that arouses all your five senses. It will begin in I-tech city Bengaluru followed by Mysore where you will be fascinated by the grandeur of its palaces, buildings and statues. We make a halt at the most scenic Nagarhole National Park and Sultans Battery coffee estate. We will spend the time at the magnificent tea estates of Ooty and Munnar. Enjoy a mesmerizing houseboat cruise on backwaters, before being lazy at the hippy loved beach at Marari.


Day 1 Arrive Bangalore

Arrival transfer to hotel. Visit Lal Bagh Garden, Cubbon Park, Bangalore Fort, Tippu Summer Palace & Bull Temple. Drive pass Vidhana Soudha & Secretariat.

O/n at hotel.

Day 2 Bangalore - Mysore (150kms)

Drive to Mysore check in at hotel. Later 2hr heritage walk from the bustling town hall to colorful devaraja market to the magnificent Jagan Mohan Palace.

O/n at hotel. Meal plan: B.

Day 3 Mysore

Excursion to visit Chennakesava Temple at Somanathapura. On return visit Mysore Palace, Chamundeswari Temple, Nandi Bull, City Palace & St. Philomenas Church.

O/n at hotel. Meal plan: B.

Day 4 Mysore - Kabini - Nagarhole National Park (90kms)

Drive to Kabini/ Nagarhole check in at hotel. Later gypsy/boat safari.

O/n at hotel. Meal plan: B,L,D.

Day 5 Kabini - Nagarhole National Park

Early morning and afternoon jeep and boat safari in the national park. Top animals to spot here are Bengal tiger, leopard, sloth bear, ussuri dhole, antelope, barking beer, sambar deer, elephant and jungle bison. More than 250 species of birds, 96 species of dung beetles and more than 60 species of ants reside in the park.

O/n at hotel. Meal plan: B,L,D.

Day 6 Kabini - Nagarhole National Park - Sultans Battery - Wayanad (80kms)

Drive to Sultans Battery/ Wayanad at the Western Ghats which produces premium coffee, cardamom and vanilla. Check in at hotel & enjoy the tranquil surrounding.

O/n at hotel. Meal plan: B.

Day 7 Sultans Battery/ Wayanad - Ooty (135kms)

Drive to Ooty check in at hotel. Rest time to explore the colonial city with your driver.

O/n at hotel. Meal plan: B.

Day 8 Ooty

Visit botanical gardens followed by a ride on the famous Nilgiri Mountain Railway.

O/n at hotel. Meal plan: B.

Day 9 Ooty - Cochin (300kms)

Drive to Cochin check in at hotel. Rest time to explore city with your driver.

O/n at hotel. Meal plan: B.

Day 10 Cochin

Visit Fort Cochin, St. Frances Church, Jewish Synagogue, Mattancherry Dutchs Palace & Chinese fishing nets. Evening Kathakali dance show.

O/n at hotel. Meal plan: B.

Day 11 Cochin - Alleppey (60kms)

Transfer to Alleppey boat jetty to board houseboat & sail through the tropical countryside enchanting backwaters.

O/n in houseboat. Meal plan: B,L,D.

Day 12 Alleppey - Mararikulam (20kms)

Drive to Marari and check in at a hotel. Rest time free to relax on the beach.

O/n at hotel. Meal plan: B.

Day 13-14 Mararikulam

Day free and easy to relax on the beach and connect with yourself.

O/n at hotel. Meal plan: B.

Day 15 Mararikulam - Cochin (75kms)

Departure transfer to Cochin airport. Drive to Hyderabad and drop off to your hotel or airport.

Meal plan: B.

* Please check prices for full list of inclusions and exclusions


Inclusions and exclusions

  • Assistance on arrival at airport
  • 14 Nights accommodation in selected price category hotels
  • Meal as per day plan (B- Breakfast, L- Lunch, D- Dinner)
  • Private air conditioned deluxe car for airport transfer, sightseeing and excursion as per program
  • English speaking tour guide on sightseeing days (local guide in each city), as per program
  • Monuments entrances and activities charges mentioned in the itinerary
  • 3-Time Gypsy safari in Kabini/ Nagarhole National Parks with forest department naturalist
  • Bottled drinking water in car
  • Government taxes
  • Any flight tickets
  • Camera charges at monuments
  • Meals other than mentioned in day plan
  • Expenses of personal nature like liquor, laundry, tips, telephone, fax, internet etc
  • Gratuities & optional activities
  • Anything not mentioned in inclusions

Available in

English, French, German, Russian, Spanish, Italian
(Other than English guide subject to availability and at additional cost)


Available for

Infants, Children, Students, Adults, Seniors



Departure & Return

Start city: Bangalore , Karnataka, India

Pick up times available: 09:00

Pick up location: Bangalore Airport

Ends at: Cochin Airport

Nearest airport: Kempegowda International Airport (BLR)



Covid-19 measures

  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks provided for travellers
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised

Eco Features:

  • Interaction with locals or nature
    Interaction with locals or nature
    The major part of the tour is spent on interacting with local communities, their representative(s) (other than guides) or observing the nature or animals without disturbing their natural habitat and environment
  • Licensed tour guide
  • Local or indigenous tour guide(s)

Cancellation policy

0% cancellation fee - 15 days or more before the travel date
20% cancellation fee - between 7-14 days before the travel date
50% cancellation fee - between 3-6 days before the travel date
100% cancellation fee - between 0-2 days before the travel date

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from $1855 per person

* Minimum of 1 adults are required on this tour

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* Free cancellation until 15 days before departure