After our trip last March To Rajasthan we couldn’t wait to get back to explore more of India. This time we are off to the South for nearly a month. We start on the East Coast then work our way south west, up through the Western Ghats, then down to Kerala, with it’s lakes and lagoons. We will be travelling by plane, steam train and automobile. And a rice barge!
Here is our itinerary.
27th December. We arrive in Chennai . We are staying at the Taj Connemara. Just a day here looking around and a street food tour.
Fly to Bangalore. Staying at the Taj West End. Plan is to relax and have a look around the city.
Express Train to Mysore. I really wanted to experience a rail trip and this is a good one. In Mysore we are staying at the Royal Orchid, where we will celebrate the New Year.
2nd January 2017
Drive to The Bison for a bit of glamping.
Serene and tranquil through the day while exciting and breathtaking at night; the Bison Resort is the first of its kind in India that offers rustic luxury at the very edge of adventure.
‘The Bison is situated at the confluence of the Bandipur and Nagarhole National Parks, on the shores of the Kabini River in Karnataka (West of Mysore).
5th January. Drive to Ooty.
Stay one night then take the train to Coonoor
Drive to Pollachi. Ewe are staying in Shebanga Vilsaasam. http://www.shenbagavilaasam.in
7th January. Drive to Munnar.
9th January. Drive to Idduki.
Staying at the Paradise Plantation http://www.paradisaretreat.com
January 11th. Drive to Kumarakom.
Staying here http://www.cghearth.com/coconut-lagoon
19th January. Drive to Kotchi
Staying at the Brunton Boatyard. http://www.cghearth.com/brunton-boatyard