South India Tour This tour offers a close look into the great architecture and sculpture of various South Indian towns.
Day 01: Arrival at Bangalore
Your tour will start once you arrive at Bangalore International Airport. Our representative will receive you and escort you to the hotel. Make a check in and call it a day with a peaceful sleep.
Day 02: Bangalore
Enjoy the flavorsome breakfast served at the hotel. Soon after, you'll head on for a full day sightseeing tour of the City of Gardens - Bangalore. In the morning, you'll visit MG Road, Brigade Road, and Legislative Assembly. The second half of the day will see you touring Lal Bagh, ISKCON Temple, Cubbon Park, and Bull Temple. Return to the hotel in the evening for overnight stay.
Day 03: Bangalore - Mysore
After a delectable breakfast, you'll travel to Mysore, with a stopover at the Summer Palace of Tipu Sultan on the way. After a three-hour journey, you'll arrive at Mysore. Check in at the hotel and proceed for a city tour. You'll be visiting Mysore Palace, Chamundeswari Temple and Brindavan Gardens. Come back to the hotel to spend the night.
Day 04: Mysore - Somnathpur - Srirangapatna - Mysore
Breakfast will be followed by a day excursion to Somnathpur and Srirangapatna. Somnathpus is renowned for the 13th century Shiva temple, built by the Hoysala kings. At Srirangapatna, you'll pay a visit to Srirangapatna Fort and Gumbaz. In the evening, you'll be driven back to Mysore for night's rest.
Day 05: Mysore - Sravanabelagola - Hassan
Day five will begin with a flavorful breakfast, after which you'll be journeyed to Hassan, en-route Sravanabelagola. The Jain temple, situated atop the hill, has 500 rock-cut steps leading to the gigantic 17 meter high statue of Lord Gomateshwara. Continue your drive to Hassan from here. Arrive and check in at the hotel. In the afternoon, you'll visit the Chennakeshava Temple of Vishnu at Belur, built in 1116 AD by the Hoysala king, Vishnuvardhana. Later, you'll also visit Halebid Shiva Temple, built in the 13th century. Return to Hassan for overnight stay.
Day 06: Hassan - Hospet
Have breakfast and leave for Hospet. After a seven-hour journey, you'll reach Hospet. Check in at the hotel and rest for the entire day. Spend the night at the hotel.
Day 07: Hospet - Hampi - Hospet
Start the day with a delightful breakfast, after which a day-long trip to Hampi will be made. Hampi is known for the ruins of the famous capital of the Vijayanagara Empire, which are termed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The ruins are spread over an area of nearly 26 sq km, comprising of temples, pavilions, baths and places. The Pampapati Swami Temple, with its many tiered phramidal tower, crests above the others. The Vittala Temple has 56 pillars, each of which produces a different musical note when tapped. Return to the hotel at Hospet for overnight stay.
Day 08: Hospet - Aihole - Badami
In the morning after breakfast, your tour will continue to Badami, the next destination on the itinerary. En-route, you'll be stopping at Aihole to visit the ancient temples. With over 70 temples in the complex, Aihole is the cradle of Hindu temple architecture. The Durga temple, with its pyramidal roof, has some remarkable sculptures while the Jain Meguli temple is constructed at 630 small stone blocks. The Jain cave temple built from solid rock of Badami, once a flourishing capital of the Chalukyas, belongs to 550 AD. The columns and ceiling are so finely executed that it is difficult to believe that these caves were once dug out. Continue your journey to Badami from hereon. Arrive and make a check in at the hotel for overnight stay.
Day 09 - Day 14: Badami - Goa
On day nine of the tour, you'll travel to Goa, after a mouthwatering breakfast. The 190 km journey will take about five hours. When you reach, check in at the hotel and relax for the day. The next five days will see you hitting the magnificent beaches of Goa and indulging in various water activities.
Day 15: Goa - Mumbai
After a wholesome breakfast, you'll be transferred to the airport to catch a flight to Mumbai. Upon arriving, our travel assistant will greet you and escort you to the hotel. Check in and move out to explore the city on your own. You can go for shopping at the popular shopping arcades of Mumbai. In the evening, you'll be dropped at the Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport to board a flight for onward destination.
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Price validity - 01 Oct 2014 to 31 March 2015 - except Dec 22 to Jan 05
14 Nights accommodation on Twin/ Double Sharing at above mentioned hotels as per package.
Any meal unless specified above (lunch/dinner), Personal nature expenses like telephone /laundry bills etc.