Grandeur Of South India Tour
|13 Nights / 14 Days||Mumbai (Bombay) - Aurangabad-Ajanta- Ellora-Hyderabad - Golconda-Chennai (Madras) - Mahabalipuram-Kanchipuram-Mysore - Bangalore - Mumbai (Bombay)|
Day 01 Mumbai (Bombay)
Overnight stay in Mumbai hotel.
Day 02 Mumbai (Bombay)
Breakfast at the hotel and then proceed to visit Kamla Nehru Park, Hanging Gardens, Marine Drive, Chowpatty Beach, Prince of Wales Museum, Mani Bhawan, Dhobi Ghat and Gateway of India etc. At noon transfer to the airport of take the flight to Aurangabad. Arrive at Aurangabad and transfer to hotel. Overnight stay at Aurangabad.
Breakfast at the hotel and then proceed to take the day tour of Ajanta Caves; these caves are about 106kms from Aurangabad. These caves have Buddhist sculpture and portray the religious and social life of the times. These caves were built in the 2nd century BC. Return to Aurangabad for the night.
Day 04 Aurangabad
Breakfast at the hotel and then proceed to visit Ellora Caves (29kms) has 34 rock cut shrines representing Buddhist, Hindu and Jain art dating back to between 4th and 9th century AD. The most outstanding shrine of these is the Kailash Temple, which is supposed to represent Lord Shiva's heavenly abode. This temple is the best example of rock cut architecture. In the evening transfer to the railway station to board the night train to Hyderabad. Spend the night on the train.
In the morning arrive at Hyderabad and transfer to hotel. In the afternoon take a tour of the city. Visit Charminar, the Mecca Mosque and the Salar Jung Museum and High Court Buildings. Spend the night at Hyderabad.
Day 06 Golconda
Breakfast at the hotel and then spend the day at your leisure or take the optional tour to Golconda. Golconda Fort is located on the Western outskirts of Hyderabad. Visit the market place, the extensive Roof Garden and the tombs of Qutab Shahi Kings. Return to Hyderabad for the night.
Breakfast at the hotel and then proceed to catch the morning flight to Chennai. On arrival transfer to hotel. In the afternoon take a city tour. Visit the Museum to visit the Art and Bronze Gallery. Drive through the Flower and Fruit market, High Court, Fort Museum, Marina Beach, Santhome Cathedral and Snake Park. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 08 Kanchipuram/Mahabalipuram
Breakfast at the hotel and then proceed to take a day tour of Kanchipuram and Mahabalipuram. Kanchipuram was the ancient capital of the Pallava kings. During its zenith it was popular as the city of 1000 temples and many of them are in use to this day. The city is also famous for its silks. Mahabalipuram is famous for the five temples that are carved out of monoliths. Return to Chennai for the night.
Breakfast at the hotel and then proceed to the railway station to board the train to Mysore. On arrival at Mysore transfer to hotel. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 10 Belur/Halebid
Breakfast at the hotel and then proceed for a trip to the temples of Belur and Halebid. These temples are the best example of Hoysala architecture and are over 900 years old. On the way back to Mysore visit Sravanabelagola to see the statue of Lord Gomateshwara craved out of a single rock, and this monolith dominates the entire skyline of Sravanabelagola. Spend the night at Mysore.
Breakfast at the hotel and then proceed for sightseeing tour of Mysore. Visit the Maharaja's Palace, the Art Gallery, drive to the Chamundi hills and visit the Chamundeshwari Temple. On the way back visit the Nandi Bull. Afternoon is at your leisure. Spend the night at Mysore.
Day 12 Mysore/Bangalore
Detail Itinerary: Breakfast at the hotel and then proceed to Bangalore and the day is at your leisure to explore the "Garden City". You can choose to visit Lal Bagh the botanical gardens, the Maharaja's Palace, the Vidhan Soudha etc. Spend the night at Bangalore.
Detail Itinerary: Breakfast at the hotel and then proceed to Catch the flight to Mumbai. The day is at your leisure. You could visit the Hanging Gardens, Marine Drive, Chowpatty Beach, Prince of Wales Museum, Mani Bhawan, Gateway of India, Crawford Market, and Flora Fountain etc. Spend the night at Mumbai.
Day 14 Departure Detail Itinerary: Breakfast at the hotel and then proceed to airport to board the flight for your home/onward destination.
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