Tour Type Group Tour SIXT

Chikmagalur Coorg Bekal With Taj

Cities4
Days7

Inclusions

Hotels

Food

Transport

Sightseeing

Flights*

*Except for joining and leaving option, airfare is included for all departure city options.

Destinations

Bekal, India (2N)
Chikmagalur, India (2N)
Coorg, India (2N)
Manglore, India

Travel Itinerary

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Detailed Itinerary
Brief Itinerary
Day 1

Gateway Chikmagalur IHCL SeleQtions (2 Nights)

Let’s rediscover an iconic journey through southern India on this luxury tour, where each hotel with its distinct character, style and sophistication brings in a spirit of ‘Tajness’ creating unique experiences and lifelong memories. Be pampered to the core on this tour, with varied stay experiences in each city. In Chikmagalur you stay in a grand heritage room which oozes an old-world colonial charm, in Bekal escape to the comforts of a villa inspired by the contours of a traditional Keralite houseboat or in Coorg, simply lounge in an infinity pool perched at an altitude of 4000 feet overlooking the tropical forests, the pleasures that await you on this tour are limitless. Fly into Mangalore airport where you will be received by your Veena World tour manager who will be at your service throughout the tour. With a lunch break en route, we continue the journey towards Chikmagalur to arrive at the Gateway Chikmagalur – IHCL SeleQtions, hidden within the rainforests of Karnataka. The remote location of the hotel which is perched on the slopes of the Sahyadri mountain range and surrounded by the soothing sounds of nature makes this a true retreat. As we soak in the serenity and privacy of the exquisitely restored colonial ambience of our room, a soft whiff of coffee in the air and the surrounding lush green environs are sure to immerse you in a state of bliss. The calmness of the afternoon is pleasantly interrupted by the familiar voice of your tour manager who invites you out of your rooms for a High Tea experience. Having a conversation over scones with butter & jam and sipping on some fine tea, makes its feel like a pleasant afternoon in an english countryside. The evening provides us a perfect opportunity to explore the region’s coffee history with a visit to the Coffee Museum. Here your tour manager will regale you with stories of how Sufi saint Baba Budan brought seven beans and planted them in the hills of Chikmalagalur, making it the first place on Indian soil to cultivate coffee. After an insightful outing spent on learning everything related to coffee, we return back to our hotel, where a walk with the playful ducks and feeding carrots to the rabbits bring in small joys for the day. The evening gets competitive as your tour manager sets you up along with your group members on an exciting shoot out duel with a game of archery. For dinner tonight, we savor local delicacies served at the hotel restaurant which is designed along the lines of a traditional Malanadu home, typical to the region of Chikmagalur.

Highlights
  • High Tea experience
  • visit to the Coffee Museum
  • Archery experience
Night Stay in Chikmagalur
Lunch | Dinner

Day 2

Gateway Chikmagalur IHCL SeleQtions

A pleasingly cool breeze complimented by the friendly voice of your tour manager acts like a natural morning alarm to awaken you this morning. After a hearty breakfast, having felt energized and refreshed, we prepare ourselves for a day full of exciting adventures. “If life gives you lemons, trade them for coffee” and this is exactly what we step out to do today, as our tour manager leads us on an invigorating guided walk around a coffee plantation. As we meander through the plantation, our coffee expert describes the fascinating process of manufacturing coffee from seed to the bean. We also enjoy a heavenly cup of filter coffee and get valuable tips on how to brew the perfect cup. To heighten the whole coffee experience further, we savor a yummy lunch surrounded by lush green views. The aroma of coffee in the air and the view of the surrounding mountains makes this a one-of-a kind dining experience. To complete our coffee journey for the day, our tour manager takes us to the local market to shop for coffee beans, spices and some unique products like coffee-scented candles and coffee-bean scrubs. You will surely be tempted to bring back packs of coffee, cardamom, cinnamon, pepper and even vanilla pods, which make great gifts to take back home. After shopping, we retreat back to the cool comforts of our hotel for a much needed siesta for the afternoon. As evening falls, we welcome you with a refreshing high tea, after which our tour manager escorts us on guided nature walk where we enjoy the breathtaking views of untouched pine forests and the flourishing flora & fauna of the region. After this brief outing amidst nature, our tour manager debriefs our memories of the day, as we unwind over dinner which is a delectable spread of the local Malanadu cuisines.

Highlights
  • Guided walk around a coffee plantation
  • Shopping at local market
  • High Tea exerience
  • Guided nature walk
Night Stay in Chikmagalur
Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 3

Taj Madikeri Resort & Spa, Coorg

Rise and shine to yet another beautiful morning! Led by our tour manager, today we leave the misty rolling hills of Chikmagalur behind and commence our journey towards Coorg. En route, the historic temples at Belur and Halebid from the spectacular Hoysala Empire command a mandatory stop. These intricately crafted places of worship displaying a taste of fine craftsmanship instantly teleport us to a bygone era. After a delightful lunch, we continue our journey towards Coorg winding around endless hairpin twists and turns. The breathtaking scenery at every turn offers shutterbugs an opportunity to capture stunning pictures with every click. As the drive slowly approaches our next heavenly abode – The Taj Madikeri Resort and Spa, one cannot help but lose oneself in a surrounding which is not only visually stunning but also intermixed with aromas of cardamom, coffee, wild jasmines and eucalyptus, all coming together to create a psychedelic experience! As we step into the hotel, we are immediately engulfed by the warm and relaxing Kodava architecture at its luxurious best. The tall pillars and open to sky roofs make you feel like living in a traditional yet extravagant place. Retreating into the comforts of your Coorg style cottages with local paintings adorning the walls, makes you feel like being transported to a luxurious haven. After a brief break to unwind and refresh, we welcome you with a customary high tea to soothe the travel fatigue of the day. We then follow our tour manager to visit the Taj Conservatory set within the resort. Run by a veteran colonel of Indian armed forces, the conservatory showcases many nuances of the local Kodava culture. Follow this up with a dip in the temperature controlled infinity pool perched on the ledge of a vast valley, the breathtaking panoramas and a short swim are enough to work up an appetite. For dinner we tempt your palate with some local, farm fresh food tossed into platters of guilt- free indulgence.

Highlights
  • Visit temples at Belur and Halebid
  • High Tea exeriance
  • Visit Taj Conservatory
Night Stay in Coorg
Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 4

Taj Madikeri Resort & Spa, Coorg

The alarm chimes of the chirping birds at our beautiful resort provide an apt antithesis to the otherwise mundane mornings back in our urban cities. Waking up to such soothing sounds is certainly a luxury of a different kind. Having refreshed and refueled for the day with a hearty breakfast, our tour manager leads us on a day full of exciting adventures. A short ride on the other side of the river brings us to Dubare Elephant Camp, a haven for all the elephant lovers out there, as this is your chance to get up close and personal with the gentle giants. Participate in elephant grooming sessions, give them a good scrub as they wallow in the Cauvery River, see how their food is prepared and how they are fed and also enjoy a short elephant ride into the forest. If you are lucky, you may also get a chance to see the elephants have a go at a game of football! After this fun filled morning we follow our tour manager to Abbey Falls. Gurgling and cascading down rocky hills, these are Coorg’s favorite waterfalls. Listen to the relentless thunder while soaking in breathtaking views of the falls. After this thunderous encounter, our tour manager ushers us back to the resort for some delectable food surrounded by amazing views. The adventures for the day don’t just stop here as our tour manager encourages us to zip line through the rainforest. Feel like Tarzan, as you glide past the verdant lush valley in a zip line stretching from one hill to the other, often hailed as the longest zip line of Indian peninsula. We also enjoy a pleasant joyride of kayaking amidst the marvels of this beautiful resort. We are sure these experience today will stand out as some of your best memories in Coorg. Later we welcome the evening with a soothing high tea which serves as the perfect antidote to an otherwise active day. For dinner tonight, we have arranged a platter of Coorg’s culinary secrets combining authentic Kodava delicacies to entice you whilst being surrounded by views of the undulating terrain.

Highlights
  • Visit Dubare Elephant Camp
  • enjoy a short elephant ride
  • Abbey Falls
  • zip line through the rainforest
  • enjoy a pleasant joyride of kayaking
Night Stay in Coorg
Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 5

Taj Bekal Resort & Spa, Kerala

“If this is coffee, please bring me some tea, but if this is tea, please bring me some coffee” said Abraham Lincoln and this is exactly our state of mind as we devour a leisurely breakfast, before leaving the mesmerizing coffee plantations of Coorg behind and following our tour manager’s lead towards the quintessential tea county of Kerala. Bekal, an idyllic town in north Kerala known for its sun-kissed beaches and meandering backwaters is our final destination on this tour. The moment we step foot in Bekal, we first proceed to explore the giant keyhole shaped Bekal fort which is surrounded by the Arabian Sea on three sides, providing sweeping panoramic views of the sea lashing the shore beneath. After exploring this interesting edifice, we arrive at Taj Bekal Resort & Spa, where rooms inspired by the design of Ketuvallam houseboats beckon you in. Relax, catch up on some much needed rest, and unwind as you soak in the relaxed surroundings. In the evening put on a pair of walking shoes as our tour manager takes us on a short stroll to Kappil beach, whose shoreline touches the manicured lawns and landscaped gardens of the hotel. Be sure to carry your camera to capture gorgeous sunset pictures. The joys of spending the evening on the beach are further heightened as our tour manager brings out the child in you with some fun games on the beach followed by a rewarding cup of piping hot tea and coffee which you enjoy sipping against the gentle sea breeze. After this refreshing outing on the beach we return to our resort where another engaging activity of fish feeding beckons you, as the resort surroundings teeming with friendly fish invite you to feed them. For all the adventurous love-birds out there, we have arranged a ravishingly romantic and soothing moonlight rafting experience, where the decorated bamboo raft gently rows its way in the backwaters under the silver moonlight and all you have to do is sit back, relax and enjoy the moment. An active day calls for a relaxing night as the dinner is at the multi- cuisine restaurant of the resort before you retreat to your rooms for the night.

Highlights
  • Visit Bekal fort
  • short stroll to Kappil beach
  • fish feeding
  • moonlight rafting experience
Night Stay in Bekal
Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 6

Taj Bekal Resort & Spa, Kerala

This morning after yet another delectable breakfast at the resort, our tour manager whisks us to discover the backwaters of Bekal on a houseboat. We peacefully glide through the palm-fringed backwaters, disturbed only by the comings and goings of dainty little birds and splashing of the water. No trip is complete without shopping and that is exactly where your tour manager leads you next as we visit the local market. Whether it is the simple yet delicious jackfruit chips or jaggery-coated banana chips or an exclusive Kasargod Classic - The glorious, hand-woven Kasaragod saree known for its rich colors and traditional designs, all these make for a perfect takeaway. The lunch today is a classic affair as you surrender to the joy of a home styled royal feast. We have prepared for you a ‘Sadhya lunch’ which is an astonishing array of 26 or more vegetarian dishes cooked with farm fresh ingredients such as coconut, tamarind, fine ground spices all served majestically on a banana leaf. After devouring a feast fit for a king, we retreat to our rooms for the afternoon for a brief siesta. As evening falls, our tour manager ushers us out, just in time to experience High tea by the backwaters, an evening sipping tea served with local snacks like banana chips and potato fritters. For a soothing experience to calm your tired body, we have set up a perfect pampering session for you with an Ayurveda spa therapy massage, an indulgent ritual to relax you. We tantalize your taste buds with local Keralite delicacies and coastal cuisine for dinner with the sea and the backwaters providing the ultimate backdrop to bring in the last evening of the tour. Tonight your tour manager enlivens your memories of the tour over meaningful conversations and delectable dinner, a perfect way to end the last day of the tour.

Highlights
  • Discover the backwaters of Bekal on a houseboat
  • ‘Sadhya lunch’
  • High tea by the backwaters
  • Ayurveda spa therapy massage
Night Stay in Bekal
Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 7

Taj Bekal Resort & Spa, Kerala – Departure to Hometown

It’s time to bid warm goodbyes to your travel companions, with promises to stay in touch and meet again on another memorable tour. Accompanied by your tour manager we proceed to Mangalore airport as per your flight schedule for the journey back home, reminiscing all the moments and experiences that made this holiday truly exceptional.

Breakfast

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Tour Information

Inclusions

  • To and Fro economy class air ticket (Ex-Mumbai) with current airport taxes
  • Baggage Allowance as per the airline policy
  • Travel by comfortable A/C small vehicles
  • Accommodation in comfortable hotels on twin/triple/Single sharing basis
  • All Meals – Morning tea/coffee, breakfast, lunch, evening tea/coffee with cookies/snacks, dinner and Water Bottle (1 Litre) per person per day
  • Guide & driver tips, hotel & restaurants tips
  • Permits/ entrance fees of all sightseeing places which is to be visited from inside
  • Accompanied local guide/s services wherever require
  • Veena World Tour Manager Services from Day 01 Meeting point till the dropping point on last day

Exclusions

  • Government of India Goods & Services Tax (GST) of 5%
  • Any increase in airfare, airport tax, fuel surcharge etc.
  • Any new tax/es levied by the central or state government
  • Cost of Insurance
  • Any upgradation in airline class, vehicle, hotel or hotel room category
  • Cost of Pre/Post tour hotel accommodation
  • Any extra expense incurred due to any forced majeure situation before the tour departure or during the tour, such as change in airline schedule, route or operation, changing the tour date, change in hotel etc.
  • Personal expense like porterage, laundry, telephone, shopping, alcoholic beverages, extra mineral water or food which is not a part of group’s set meal menu
  • Any extra cost incurred due to illness, accident, hospitalization or any personal emergency
  • Cost of any optional activity or service
  • Anything specifically not mentioned in the ‘tour price includes’ column

Weather

Transport

Coach Travel:
  • A/C Vehicle Type - depends upon group size

Documents Required for Travel

  • ADULT: Voters ID / Passport / Aadhar Card / Driving License
  • CHILD : Passport / Aadhar Card / School ID
  • INFANT: Aadhar Card/ Birth certificate
  • ID card, ID card type and ID card number is mandatory at time of booking, kindly carry the same ID card on tour.
  • For NRI and Foreign National Guests along with Passport, Valid Indian Visa/ OCI Card/ PIO Card is mandatory.
  • Carry two passport size photographs.

Payment Terms

Guest can pay by Cheque/ Demand Draft/ Debit card / Credit card/ NEFT/ RTGS/ IMPS. For Debit / Credit card payment additional 1.8 % convenience charge will be applicable Cheque / Demand draft should be in favour of "Veena Patil Hospitality Pvt ltd"

Cancellation Policy

Cancellation received no. of days prior to departure Cancellation fee applicable on Net Tour Price (per person)
D-0 to 5 100%
D-6 to 15 75%
D-16 to 30 50%
D-31 to 45 40%
D-46 to 60 30%
D-61 to 90 20%
D-91 to 120 15%
D-121 to 900 10%

Remarks

  • All meals are provided by Veena World in case the flight reaches the stipulated destination early morning or leaves destination late in the evening.
  • The tour price varies for NRI’s or foreign nationals, for more details kindly contact your travel advisor
  • NRIs and Foreign nationals please ensure proper identity is conveyed to booking executive at the time of booking and all details along with passport copies are handed over to the booking executive.
  • Standard Check-in and check-out time of hotels in India is generally 1.30 PM and 10 AM respectively.

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