South India Tour

South India Tour

Tourism in India

Destination Covered:

Mumbai - Bangalore - Mysore - Bangalore - Chennai

Duration:
08 Nights / 09 Days
Tour Category:
Day 01 - Arrival in Mumbai
Arrive in Mumbai, the Commercial capital of India. After completing formalities with customs and immigration, you will be received by our representative with Traditional Indian Welcome (with garlands).

Mumbai is the capital of Maharastra State and the gateway to this beguiling subcontinent. Of the four great cities in India, Mumbai is the most cosmopolitan, spear heading India's move in to the 21st Century.

Afterwards transfer to your hotel for the overnight stay.
Day 02 - In Mumbai
After breakfast you embark on the sightseeing trip of World famous Elephanta Caves and Mumbai city.

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 completing the sightseeing return back to the Hotel for Overnight.
Day 03 - Mumbai - Bangalore (Flight)
Breakfast at hotel. This morning assisted in the transfer to the domestic airport to board the flight for Bangalore.

Bangalore, the capital city of Karnataka, is a veritable melting pot of various races and cultures. This Garden City has well - laid out parks, gardens, long avenues of blossoming trees and salubrious climate. Emerging as the hi-tech capital of India, it still retains a charm that is totally Indian. Founded in 1537 by a local Chieftain Kempe Gowda, Bangalore has changed dramatically over the years.

On arrival in Bangalore you are received at the airport and are transferred to the hotel for check in.

Rest of the day free at leisure. Overnight will be in Bangalore.
Day 04 - In Bangalore
Breakfast at hotel. This morning embark upon the half day city tour which would include the visit to-

The Bull Temple – situated south of Bangalore, is the Bull Temple, the deity is a massive 15-foot Basava or bull, which is the vehicle of Lord Shiva. The cause for wonder about this Nandi is that it has been carved from a single boulder.

Cubbon Park - planned and laid out in 1864, this beautiful 300-acre park contains the public library and the museum.

Lal Bagh - These 240-acre gardens contain the largest collection of rare tropical and sub-tropical plants with many awesome century-old trees. Fountains, terraces, lotus pools, rose gardens and a deer park surround the magnificent glass house built in 1840, on the lines of London's Crystal Palace.

Vidhana Soudha - Bangalore’s most majestic looking landmark, with a total plinth area of over 5, 00,000 sq. ft is built in a neo-Dravidian style. It houses the Secretariat, the State legislature and several other Government offices.

Return to the hotel after the sightseeing. Evening at leisure. Overnight will be in Bangalore.
Day 05 - Bangalore - Mysore By Surface (Approx 135 Kms – 04 Hours)
After breakfast drive to your next exotic destination called Mysore by surface.

Mysore is the erstwhile capital of Wodeyars, the rulers of Mysore state. The Wodeyar family ruled Mysore since 14th century except for a short period of 40 years when Hyder n were the rulers. Mysore has never failed to mesmerise the tourists with its quaint charm, rich heritage, magnificent palaces, beautifully laid-out gardens, imposing buildings, broad shady avenues and sacred temples. The charm leaves no one untouched.

On arrival you check in. Relax in the hotel after check in. Rest of the day free at leisure. Overnight at hotel.
Day 06 - Mysore - Bangalore By Surface (Approx 135 Kms - 04 Hours) Bangalore - Chennai (Flight)
After breakfast embark on the sightseeing of Mysore which would include the visits to Srirangapatnam and Tipu's Summer Palace, the Maharaja's Palace and Chamundi Hill, which is topped with a 12th century temple of Durga with the magnificent 5m tall Nandi. Carved from a single piece of granite in year 1659, it is one of the largest in India.

After completing the sightseeing drive back to Bangalore. Upon arrival assisted in the transfer to the airport to connect the flight for Chennai.

Madras is a fascinating city with its ancient temples and unique culture, golden sandy beaches merging with the breakers of the Bay of Bengal and a marvelous tradition of music and dance.

Upon arrival In Chennai welcomed and received at the airport and assisted in the transfer to the hotel. Overnight will be in Chennai.
Day 07 - Chennai – Kancheepuram By Surface Approx (40 Kms – 01 ½ Hours)
After breakfast embark upon the morning city tour of Chennai where you would visit-

Sri Kapaleeswarar temple: this ancient siva temple is a delightful introduction to dravidian temple sculpture & architectture.

Fort St. george: the building of the nucleus of this fort in 1640 was the first step towards the founding of chennai and an empire,

The Marina Beach & Aquarium: 3 kms from chennai, stretching two miles, from the coovum river’s mouth, south of the fort, till the northern boundaries of the 16th century portuguese town sam thome, is this magnificient beach drive & promenade.

After completing the sightseeing return to the hotel. Evening free at leisure. Overnight will be in Chennai.
Day 08 - In Chennai
Enjoy your Buffet breakfast at the hotel. After breakfast embark upon 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 will be in Chennai.
Day 09 - Chennai – Overseas (Flight)
Breakfast at hotel. Free till departure. Post afternoon assisted in your departure transfer to Chennai International airport to board the flight back home.
 
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