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MYSORE TO THE MALABAR COAST

This enchanting journey through Southern India will transport you from Mysore’s stately buildings and bazaars all the way to the languid backwaters of the Malabar Coast.
MYSORE TO THE MALABAR COAST

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In between, you’ll safari in Nagarhole National Park, a lush wilderness roamed by tigers and sloth bears, jackal and hyena, honey buzzards and serpent eagles. Plus, the majestic Asian elephant.

You’ll also stay at a stylish resort in Madikeri, 4,000 feet above sea level in the midst of a green biosphere, and in northern Kerala, you’ll cruise along serene jungle backwaters before unwinding on a pristine beach.

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Bear in mind, these are just a starting point as all holidays are customised to the specific requirements of our guests. Whether you prefer a different style of accommodation, a greater focus on a particular interest or to go to a different destination all together, every itinerary is created individually around your preferences.

Mysore to the Malabar Coast | The Ultimate Travel Company
DAY 1-3

BANGALORE – MYSORE

You’ll be met at Bangalore Airport and driven to Mysore; a journey of just over four hours. In this romantic southern Indian city you’ll be staying in a new hotel, close to Mysore Palace and many of the city’s major attractions, including the Mall of Mysore with its unrivalled shopping, dining and entertainment facilities.

Your sightseeing tour of Mysore includes the City Palace – known as Amber Vilas – featuring stained glass, a forest of carved pillars and huge inlaid doors. Jaganmohan Palace houses superb Indian miniatures, whilst Chamundi Hill features a monolithic Nandi Bull and breath-taking views over the city. Your afternoon tour takes you to Somnathpur’s Hoysala Temple with historic friezes that relate epic legends of geese, hippogryphs, cavalry and elephants.

Stay: Two nights in a Deluxe Room – Hill View at Radisson Blu Plaza Mysore.

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DAY 4-5

NAGARHOLE NATIONAL PARK

Today you set off for Nagarhole National Park and a safari that reveals the diverse wildlife, colourful flora and wonderful natural habitats of the park. You’ll be staying at a beautiful wildlife resort surrounded on three sides by the Kabini River, a spot that attracts any number of birds and elephants, as well as overseas visitors. Morning and evening game drives will let you photograph a huge number of animals in their natural environment.

The list includes elephants, gaur, sambar, chital or axis deer, muntjac, mouse deer, antelope, wild pigs, porcupines and pangolin, giant and flying squirrels, giant fruit bats, slender loris, langurs and the bonnet macaque. You’ll also have the chance to see sloth bears, tigers, leopards, Asiatic wild dogs, striped hyenas, jackal, jungle and rusty spotted cats. There’s also an abundance of birds like grey headed eagles, crested hawk eagles, serpent eagles, and honey buzzards.

Stay: Two nights in a Safari Hut at Evolve Back Kuruba Safari Lodge.

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Courtesy of Taj Madikeri Resort & Spa
DAY 6-7

MADIKERI

Now a totally refreshing experience awaits. A scenic drive of just over three hours brings you to a luxury 180-acre resort and biosphere, 4000 feet above sea level. Here you’ll be able to relax in a tranquil rainforest whilst indulging in a wellness spa or dining in a fine multi-cuisine restaurant.

Stay: Two nights in a Deluxe Cottage at Taj Madikeri Resort & Spa.

The Lotus Houseboat Cruise
DAY 8-9

LOTUS HOUSEBOAT CRUISE

Time to go cruising. A drive to Northern Kerala’s Malabar Coast delivers you to a jetty where you’ll board a renovated traditional rice barge for an unforgettable cruise along the idyllic backwaters of Kerala. You’ll sail serenely through an area that is inaccessible by road; past loin cloth-clad fishermen poised on narrow canoes, women weaving baskets and gossiping on the shore. Not to mention gangs of waving, chattering kids playing at the water’s edge and busy local markets that beckon with their colour and bustle. And you’ll cruise through dense tropical jungles of palm and fruit trees, open paddy fields and time-untouched local villages.

Stay: Two nights in a standard cabin aboard The Lotus.

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DAY 10-12

NEELESHWAR HERMITAGE

After your Lotus cruise, the beach beckons. You’ll disembark at the Neeleshwar Hermitage, a luxury resort on one of Northern Kerala’s most prized beaches. You’ll be staying in a charming thatched cottage with its own private courtyard and outdoor bathroom. When you’re not lazing on the fine sand, you can spend your time being pampered in an elegant spa, indulging in great regional food or going on sightseeing trips to the area’s many temples. Or you can visit the fort at Bekal, walk through the picturesque Western Ghats or explore local villages.

Stay: Three nights in a Deluxe Sea View Cottage at Neeleshwar Hermitage

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DAY 13

MANGALORE – MUMBAI

After a leisurely morning, transfer to Mangalore airport for your flight to Mumbai. You will be met on arrival and transferred to your hotel for check-in.

Stay: One night in a Premier Pool View Room at The Leela Mumbai – including breakfast

DAY 14

FLY HOME

Today you will transfer to the airport for your return flight home.

THE PRICE BREAKDOWN
14 days from £4,470 per person

PRICE INCLUDES

  • Private transfers
  • Accommodation and meals as stated in the itinerary
  • Based on two people travelling

PRICE EXCLUDES

  • International flights
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