Extensive South India Tour

Extensive South India Tour

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Destination Covered:

Mumbai - Bangalore - Hasan - Mysore - Trichy - Madurai - Chennai - Mumbai

Duration:
14 Nights / 15 Days
Tour Category:
Day 01 - Arrive Mumbai
On arrival in Mumbai the guest are met at the arrival hall of the International airport and are transferred to their selected hotel for the overnight stay.
Day 02 - In Mumbai
Breakfast at the hotel. Morning start the sightseeing of World Famous Elephanta Caves

Elephanta Caves: A must for any visitor to India. Mute testimony of the Golden Age in Indian history during the Gupta period and built to honour Lord Shiva. Elephanta is a 3 kms long elongated island, consisting of two hills separated by a valley. The caves with rock-cut figures and carvings are believed to be carved by the sculptors of Ajanta or Udayagiri. In the afternoon the guest enjoy the sightseeing tour of the Mumbai City:

Mumbai City: includes a visit the Gateway of India-erected to commemorate the landing of King George V and Queen Mary in 1911; Prince of Wales Museum, Jehangir Art Gallery, Marine Drive, Chowpatty beach, Hanging Gardens and the Crawford Market.
After the sightseeing of the city the guest return back to their hotel for the overnight stay,
Day 03 - Mumbai - Bangalore
Morning enjoy the breakfast at the hotel. After breakfast the guest are provided departure transfer to the domestic airport to connect the flight for Bangalore. On arrival in Bangalore the guest are received at the airport and are transferred to the hotel for check in. Afternoon the guest after their rest start the sightseeing trip of the city, which would include the visit to Lal Bagh, Gole Temple, the Government building, Vishveshwara Industrial and Technology Museum and the Ulsoor lake. After completing the sightseeing of the city the guest return back to the hotel for their overnight city.
Day 04 - Bangalore - Hassan
Breakfast at Hotel. After breakfast you drive to your next exotic destination called Hassan by surface. On arrival in Hassan the guest are transferred to the hotel for check in. Relax in the hotel after the check in. In the afternoon visit Belur – Helbid

Belur – Helbid: Visit the Chennakeswara Temple at Belur and the Hoyasaleswara Temple at Halebid. These are some of the finest examples of temple architecture. After completing the sightseeing the guest return back to the hotel for overnight.
Day 05 - Hassan - Mysore
After breakfast drive to your next destination Mysore by surface, enroute visit-

Sravanabelagola: “White lake of Jain hermit” is the leading Jain pilgrimage centre of the Deccan. Amongst the temples is the 57 ft. colossal statue of the hermit Gomateshwara built in 985 A.D. “White lake of Jain hermit” is the leading Jain pilgrimage centre of the Deccan. Amongst the temples is the 57 ft. colossal statue of the Gomteshwar built in 985 AD.

Srigangapatnam: 16 Kms. north of Mysore Srirangapatnam meaning “port of the Lord of the World” is an ancient religious site on an island in the river Cauvery. After finishing the sightseeing continue the drive to Mysore. On arrival in Mysore the guests checks in to the Hotel. Evening free at leisure. Overnight at hotel.
Day 06 - In Mysore
Breakfast at hotel. After Breakfast you start the sightseeing of the city.

Mysore: The old capital town has the magnificent Maharaja’s Palace, Chamundi Temple and the Art Gallery with a fine collection of paintings and musical instruments. Finally the guest visits the fruits and flowers markets. Afternoon is free for own activities or at leisure. Overnight at your hotel.
Day 07 - Mysore - Trichy
Breakfast at hotel. After breakfast drive to Trichy by surface. On arrival in Trichy the guest checks in to the hotel. Afternoon free at leisure. Overnight at your hotel.
Day 08 - In Trichy
Breakfast at hotel. After breakfast the guest start their sightseeing of Trichy.

Trichy: Visit the Rock fort, Sringam, One of the largest temple of God Vishnu; and the Jambkeswaram temple of Lord Shiva submerged in the water. After completing the sightseeing of the city return back to the hotel. Rest of the day free at leisure. Overnight at your hotel.
Day 09 - Trichy - Madurai
Breakfast at hotel. After breakfast you drive to Madurai by surface. On arrival in Madurai, the guest checks in to the hotel. Rest of the day free at leisure. Overnight at hotel.
Day 10 - In Madurai
Breakfast at hotel. After breakfast you start of your sightseeing of Madurai.

Madurai City: You will visit Meenakshi Temple- built in the 17th century the iconography makes much use of the lotus, which in Indian symbolism is a representation of the female sex and at the same time an emblem of bliss and of the abode of the gods; Palace of Nayak Tirumalai - depicting influence of Mughal art on traditional Hindu art- the beginning of the Indo-Saracenic or Indo-Mauresque Style. After completing the sightseeing of City return back to the hotel.
Evening witness the “Night Ceremony” at Meenakashi Temple. Overnight at hotel.
Day 11 - Madurai - Chennai
Breakfast at hotel. After breakfast the guest are transferred to the airport to connect the flight for Chennai. On arrival at Chennai airport the guest are received at the airport and are transferred to the hotel for their check in. After check in the guest are free at leisure. Overnight at hotel.
Day 12 - In Chennai
Enjoy your lavish Buffet breakfast at the hotel. After breakfast you start the sightseeing of Kanchipuram and Mahabalipuram

Kancheepuram: known as the Golden city of a thousand temples. This is one of India’s sacred cities. Many early styles of temple architectural design; the Five Radhas-a group of monolithic monuments and animal figures carved out of solid rock; the Shore Temple, lashed by the waves of the Sea; and the huge frescoe; ‘The Penance of Bhagirathi’.

Mahabalipuram: An ancient coastal port South of Madras, here you will see many sculptures and temples of typical South India architectural designs; the five Radhas - A group of Monolithic monuments of animal figures carved out of solid rock; the shore temple, lashed by the waves of the sea, and the Huge frescoes; the penance of Bhagirath.

After completing the sightseeing return back to the hotel. Overnight at hotel.
Day 13 - In Chennai
Enjoy lavish Breakfast at hotel. After the breakfast start the sightseeing of Chennai City-

Chennai City: A typical Indian city, its the capital of Tamil Nadu. Though it was the oldest settlement of the British, Chennai remained unaffected in spirit. Only the cathedral and the Fort of St. George are a reminder of its British past. Visit the Marina Beach- second longest beach in the world, its an elegant promenade; Fort St. George- the first foothold of British from where Robert Clive started the expansion of British Rule. After completing the sightseeing of the Chennai city return back to the hotel. Overnigbt at your hotel.
Day 14 - Chennai - Mumbai
In the morning enjoy the lavish buffet breakfast at the hotel. Free till departure. Departure transfer to the airport to connect the flight for Mumbai. On arrival at Mumbai airport the guests are received and are transferred to the hotel. Rest of the day free at leisure or for own activities. Overnight at hotel.
Day 15 - Mumbai - Departure
Enjoy the breakfast at the hotel. Free till departure. Hotel Check out time 1200 Hrs. In the evening departure transfer to International airport to connect the flight back home.
 
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