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At the end of a long, tiring, maddening week do you feel like screaming in frustration?  What you need is a nice relaxing weekend to refuel and recharge your batteries and here comes before you the options to choose from.

For people, who don't have time for long vacations but want to take a break from hustle and bustle of the city life, we will guide you in choosing the right weekend package for a splendid time and comeback completely refreshed.

Normally one would expect that a weekend package to be more economical. Driving a few hours to the country side to enjoy & forget yourself in the natural beauty, a serene environment and fresh air is also a sort of weekend getaways.

So, Come on just choose from any of this or let us know your interests and have a splendid weekend !

  Call of the Wild

Day 01   Bangalore / Nagarahole National Park (Kabini River Lodge)  
Pick up and drive to Kabini River Lodge (220kms / 5hours). On arrival check in and proceed for buffet lunch. Coffee or Tea will be served at 15.45hrs, drive to forest for wildlife safari.  Return to camp at 18.30hrs. Enjoy the tranquil settings of one of the finest Jungle Lodges in the world. Campfire, Dinner & Overnight  at the Lodge.

Day 02   Nagarahole National Park   
Morning coffee or tea will be served at 0615hrs. Proceed for wildlife safari or for coracle ride (local boat ride) return to camp at 09.15hrs. Breakfast at 10.00hrs leisure. Buffet lunch at 13.45hrs. At 15.45hrs proceed to forest for wildlife safari and watch hoards of elephants, bison etc., in their natural pristine surroundings. Return to camp at 18.30hrs. Witness wildlife film and swap tales with the jungle warden. Dinner & Overnight.

Day 03   Nagarahole National park / Bangalore  
Morning after coffee/tea proceed for Wildlife Safari and Elephant ride at 06.30hrs. Return to camp at 09.15hrs, breakfast, checkout at 11.00hrs and proceed back to Bangalore / Mysore.



  Wildlife Safari Tour         

Day 01   Bangalore / Bandipur Wildlife Sanctuary  
Pick up and proceed to Bandipur (230km/5 hrs), on arrival check in at Bandipur safari Lodge or similar, proceed for lunch, afternoon Wildlife safari or go for elephant ride.  Dinner & Overnight. 

Day 02   Bandipur Wildlife sanctuary 
Morning trekking, visit to Gopalaswamy Betta, breakfast and relax. Lunch and proceed for wild life safari at 1600 hrs and return to camp.  Dinner and overnight.

Day 03   Bandipur / Bangalore 
Morning after coffee / tea proceed for wildlife tour and return to camp at 0915 hrs.  After  breakfast, checkout at 1100hrs and proceed back to Bangalore.




  Silent Valley

Day 01   Bangalore / Wayanad  (Vythri Resort)  
From Bangalore drive to Wayanad (290kms/7hours). On arrival check in at Vythri Resorts. Come close to nature in Wayanad where thousands of acres of unadorned rainforest come alive in timeless landscapes and vistas. Its forbidding beauty and un-trodden paths make peace with its solitude. Proceed for lunch and relax. Afternoon free to relax at the poolside or go for nature walk.  Dinner and overnight at the Resort.

Day 02   Wayanad  (Vythri Resort) 
Morning proceed for Lakkadi, the gateway to Wayanad, situated 700m above sea level at the crest of the Thamarasseri Ghat pass. Lofty peaks, gurgling streams and luxuriant forests add magic to the journey - up the winding roads to this hill station. Visit Pookat lake - a perennial fresh water lake, nestled among wooded hills - is the only one of its kind in Kerala.  Boating facilities, children's park, handicrafts and spices emporium and fresh water aquarium are among the tourist facilities available here. Visit Ambalavayal heritage museum (near Ambukuthi hill) which houses artifacts and belongings of the various tribes, reputed to be one of the best heritage museums in Kerala.

Day 03  Wayanad / Bangalore  
Morning breakfast, checkout at 10.00Hrs and proceed back to Bangalore




  Coffee Plantation Tour     

Day 01  Arrive at Bangalore / Orange County  
Drive to Orange County (250kms/ 5hours), on arrival check in to your cottage and proceed for lunch. Afternoon free to visit coffee plantation or relax at resort. Dinner and overnight at the Resort. 

Day 02  Orange County  
Morning breakfast, proceed for half Day visit to Nisarghadhama, Cauvery island Bylakuppe, Tibetan settlement, visit Golden Temple and Sera Je Monastery, etc., return to lodge for lunch. Evening free to explore yourself. Dinner and Overnight at the Resort.

Day 03   Orange County / Bangalore   
Morning breakfast, checkout at 11.00hrs and proceed back to Bangalore.



  Allepey Houseboat Holiday

Day 01  Allepey                  
Pick up from Allepey finishing point jetty at 11.30 hours.  Cruise on the Pallathuruthy river, Pukaitha river, Pullangady till Champakulam. Sights at Champakulam - The Champakulam church, which is more than 200 years old, the Kottaram temple and the famous snake boat – the Champakulam Chundan.

Proceed to Munnattumugham for night stay. Enroute, can stop at Nedumudy to visit the local market.

Day 02
Cruise through Mancompu  Get down for short walk through Mancompu village Visit to the Bhagavathy Temple at the village  Back to the houseboat.  Proceed to Kavalam via Pulinkunnu and Puthenthodu - a long stretch of a narrow canal.  Rest of the cruise through big rivers with paddy fields on both sides via Mangalam, E-block, H-Block and R-Block.    Night stay at Cherukali Kayal.

Day 03
Cruise through C-Block, Kuppapuram and Azhikkal canal Reach Allepey Finishing Point Jetty at 9.30 hours.



  Slice of a Paradise

Day 01   Arrive Kochi / Allepey
On arrival at Kochi, the commercial capital of Kerala, you will proceed to Allepey Boat Jetty Point to board the houseboat.  The houseboats are giant country crafts, measuring upto 80 feet
, which usually has one or two bath rooms, an open lounge, deck, kitchenette and a crew comprising oarsmen, a cook and guide. You will cruise through the beautiful villages and lush paddy fields witnessing the men at work.  All meals will be served on board. Overnight at Houseboat.

Day 02   Kumarakom
Morning disembark the boat at Kumarakom and check into the backwater resort.  Today you can visit Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary. Relax at the waterfront, with the occasional native row boat gliding silently by, and the air so calm, you can reach out and touch the sky with your finger tips.  You can also enjoy a sunset cruise.  If time permits you can visit Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary.  Overnight on the backwater resort.

Day 03   Kochi Departure
After breakfast, check-out the resort and drive to Kochi.  Its time to Bid farewell.  Transfer to the Airport to connect flight to onward destination.



  Tirupati Balaji Darshan

Day 01   Arrive Chennai
Arrive Chennai - the gateway to southern India, established in 1639 by the East India Company, is one of the oldest cities of the country.  You will be met by our representative and transferred to the hotel to relax.  In the afternoon proceed for a half day sightseeing of Chennai.  Visit Government Museum, Fort St. George, Fort Museum, St. Mary’s Church, Santhome Cathedral, Kapaleeswara Temple and drive past Marina Beach.

Day 02   Tirupati
Drive to Tirupati to have Darshan of Lord Balaji.  Tirupati is a temple town known for the famous ancient temple of Lord Venkateswara (Lord of seven hills or Balaji, as he is affectionately known ) on the top of the 860 mts high Tirumala hills. The temple of Lord Venkateswara is not only believed to be amongst the oldest temples in the country, but also the richest of them all.  Legend has it that Lord Venkateswara borrowed money from the divine treasurer Kubera for his wedding expenses. He is still paying back this debt which is why the pilgrims donate generously to the temple funds.

Day 03   Chennai Departure
After breakfast drive to Tiruchanoor, also known as the Alamelumangapuram.  The temple of SriPadmavathi Devi, the consort of Lord Sri Venkateswara is situated here.  It is said that visit to Tirumala will be fruitful only after visiting Padmavathy Devi Temple.

Drive to Chennai Airport to connect fight to onward destination.




  Convention by the Sea  

Day 01   Arrive Chennai
Arrive Chennai - the gateway to southern India, established in 1639 by the East India Company, is one of the oldest cities of the country.  On arrival drive to Mahabalipuram, the only surviving shore temple of India (a heritage monument) of India is 65  KM  south  of Chennai, popularly known  as  the seven Pagodas, is an ancient    rock    hewn   monument,  monolithic temples and figures with carvings  and sculptures of the 6thand 7th century A.D. 

Day 02   Chennai
After breakfast proceed for a half-day  sightseeing of Mahabalipuram.
In this ancient seaside town , shrines and huge sculptures cut-out of rocks more than 1200 years back during the reign of Pallava Kings in the region can be seen. The rock carvings depicting mythological episodes - of demons, Gods and animals in battle and others - are truly poems in stone. The only shore temple which remains here is the spectacular two - spired shrine, unique because it houses both Lord Shiva and the Lord Vishnu in its sanctum-sanctorum.

Rest of the day free to relax on the beach.  The sun, sand and the sea is at your disposal.

Day 03   Chennai Departure
At Noon check-out and drive to Chennai enroute visit Dakshina Chitra.  Visit the models and replica or traditional houses and other art-fats of TamilNadu and the rest of South India.  Transfer to Chennai Airport.



  Sun - N - Sand  

Day 01   Chennai / Pondicherry
Arrive Chennai, the gateway of South India and one of the four largest cities of India.  On arrival drive to Pondicherry enroute visit Mahabalipuram.

Day 02   Pondicherry
After breakfast proceed for sightseeing of Pondicherry. 

Pondicherry  town  has been divided  into  two  sections  Ville  Blanche (White Town) and Ville Noire (Black Town).   Ville   Blanche  has  been planned   in  the  French  fashion. Facing  the  shore is the statue of  Dupleix, behind which is the palace  of    Dupleix   with   its   centre  monument,  a copy of the famous Arc du  Triomphe  in Paris. West of the  monument    are   the   Palace   du Government with the main buildings, the   Government  House,  the  High Court,  Secretariat,  the Cathedral  of  Notre Dame des Agnes, the Light House  and  Public Library.  Visit Shri Aurobindo Ashram and Auroville.

SHRI AUROBINDO ASHRAM, The  main ashram building is on Rue De  La  Marine and is surrounded by  other  buildings  given over  to the various  educational  and  cultural  activities of the Aurobindo Society.

 AUROVILLE,  The  brainchild  of  The Mother and  designed  by French Architect Roger Anger,  Auroville  was  conceived as an   experiment   in  international  living  where  men  and women could live   in   peace  and  progressive  harmony  with each other above all creeds.

Rest of the evening free to relax on the beach that runs along the city.

Day 03   Pondicherry / Vedhanthangal / Chennai
Drive to Chennai enroute visit Vedhanthangal Bird Sanctuary.

VEDHANTHANGAL,  This  famous  breeding place   has   in  practice  been  a  sanctuary  for over a century and a half. The birds that breed here are the spoonbill, open bill stock, grey heron,  Indian  darter,    and cormorant.  On arrival transfer to the Airport.


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