Silks and Spices ( 17 nights / 18 days )
An easy going relaxed tour combining historic towns of the southern region staying at heritage hotels and plantation resorts, homestays, houseboat cruise with time to chill out at a beach resort.
Day 00 Intl flight UK / Europe - Chennai ( Madras )
Day 01 Arrive Chennai, meet & transfer to hotel / resort
Day 02 City sightseeing, also visit museums & art galleries
Day 03 Depart for Bangalore by train & transfer to heritage hotel
Day 04 City sightseeing and time at leisure
Day 05 Drive to Mysore and check into resort.
Day 06 City sightseeing and time at leisure.
Day 07 Depart for tranquil Coorg and get to resort .
Day 08 Visit Tibetian Camp, Dubare Elephant Camp
Day 09 At leisure at Resort or localised visits .
Day 10 Drive to Tellicherry and get to your heritage homestay .
Day 11 Visit Pepper plantations, cookery demos
Day 12 Depart for Cochin and get to heritage hotel / homestay
Day 13 Cochin sightseeing and sunset cruise.
Day 14 Transfer for your houseboat cruise with crew and facilities.
Day 15 Continue Houseboat cruise through the picturesque backwaters
Day 16 Disembark Houseboat and drive to your Beach Resort ( near Alleppy or Trivandrum ) for few days of sun, sea, Ayurveda & Yoga
Day 17 At Beach Resort to relax and chill out.
Day 18 Intl flight from Cochin or Trivandrum back to UK / Europe.