Day - 1 » Departure from home country
Departure from the home country.
Day - 2 » Arrive Mumbai
Arrive Mumbai (Bombay). Transfer to Hotel
Day - 3 » Mumbai
Morning tour of Mumbai (Bombay). Kamla Nehru Park, Hanging Gardens situated
on the slopes of Malabar Hill offering a panoramic view of Marine Drive,
Chowpatty Beach, Prince of Wales Museum, Mani Bhawan, Dhobi Ghat, Gateway of
India & drive through the Crawford Market, Marine Drive & Flora
Fountain. Check-out at 1200 hrs.Evening transfer to airport for Aurangabad
flight. Arrive Aurangabad and transfer to hotel. Overnight Aurangabad.
Day - 4 » Aurangabad
Full day tour of Ajanta Caves. Ajanta Caves are 106 kms from Aurangabad &
date back to the 2nd century BC. The 30 rock hewn caves are adorned with
Buddhist sculpture and the frescoes portray in epic form the religious and
secular life through eight centuries. Overnight Aurangabad.
Day - 5 » Ellora Caves
Morning visit Ellora Caves (29 kms) encompassing 34 rock cut shrines
representing Buddhist,Hindu & Jain art dating from the 4th to 9th
century A.D. The most remarkable among them is the Kailash Temple, meant to
be a replica of Lord Shivas celestial abode - Kailash is the best example of
Rock cut architecture and an engineering marvel. Check-out at 1200 hrs.
Evening transfer to rail-station for Hyderabad night train. Overnight on
Day - 6 » Hyderabad
Morning arrive Hyderabad and transfer to Hotel. Afternoon tour of Hyderabad.
Visit Charminar - Rectangular Four Arched Monumental Gate often described as
the -The Arch of Triumph of the East, The Mecca Mosque & visit the Salar
Jung Museum - one man collection of Manuscripts, ancient weapons, costumes &
curios. Visit the High Court buildings. Overnight Hyderabad.
Day - 7 » Golconda
Day free or optional tour to Golconda. Golconda Fort is situated on the
Western outskirts of Hyderabad. The fort built in the 13th century, served
the kings as a Stronghold, Administrative Centre and Market Place. See the
expansive Roof Gardens. Also visit the Tombs of Qutab Shahi Kings in a
beautiful domed Mausoleum surrounded by Gardens. The tombs follow certain
pattern with Hindu style ornamentation, while important ones have their own
Mosques. Overnight Hyderabad.
Day - 8 » Chennai
Morning transfer to airport for Chennai (Madras) flight. Arrive and
transfer to hotel. Afternoon city tour. Visit the Museum to see the Art and
Bronze Gallery (Closed on Fridays and Public holidays). Drive through the
Flower and Fruit market, High court, Fort museum, Marina Beach, Santhome
Cathedral and snake park. Overnight Chennai (Madras).
Day - 9 » Mahabalipuram - Kanchipuram
Full day tour of Mahabalipuram & Kanchipuram. Kanchipuram (64 kms from
Chennai (Madras)) is the ancient capital of the Pallavas famous as a city of
1000 Temples and still has 124 shrines. The first temple dedicated to Shiva
was built in the 7th and 8th century and has paintings on the walls. Temples
of Ekambaswara, Kailasanatha, Sri Kamakshi and Varadarajaswamy are of
interest. Kanchipuram is also famous for its silks. The city of
Mahabalipuram is famous for the seven pagodas. Here on the seashore is an
interesting group of ancient rock hewn temples which are the examples of
Dravidian style of Architecture. Overnight Chennai (Madras) .
Day - 10 » Mysore
Morning transfer to rail-station for Mysore train. Arrive Mysore and
transfer to hotel. Overnight Mysore.
Day - 11 » Belur - Halebid
Full day tour of Belur and Halebid. The Chenna Kesava temple of Belur built
900 years ago is an exquisite example of Hoysala art. Halebid's 12th century
Hoysaleswara and Kedareswara temples are master pieces of Hindu art. On the
return, visit Sravanbelgola. At Sravanbelgola, hewn out of a single rock and
visible from a distance of 25 kms is the statue of Lord Gomteshwara which is
bathed with milk and honey once every 12 years. Overnight Mysore.
Day - 12 » Mysore
tour of Mysore. Visit the palace of the Maharaja built in 1911-1912. The
palace is of harmonious syntheses of the Hindu and saracenic styles of
architecture with archways, domes, turrets, colonnades and sculptures which
are magnificent. Visit the Art Gallery; drive upto Chamundi hill to see
Chamundeshwari Temple & a panoramic view of Mysore. On the way back, see
the Nandi Bull. Afternoon free. Overnight Mysore.
Day - 13 » Bangalore
Drive to Bangalore. Day at leisure for exploring this "Garden City".
You could visit the Lal Bagh with a variety of old trees, fountains, lotus
pools, terraces & an assortment of tropical and sub-tropical herbs. Also
see the Maharaja's Palace and Government Buildings. Overnight Bangalore.
Day - 14 » Mumbai
Transfer to airport for Mumbai (Bombay) flight. Arrive & transfer to
hotel. Rest of the day free. In Mumbai (Bombay), you could visit the Kamla
Nehru Park, Hanging Gardens situated on the slopes of Malabar Hill offering
a panoramic view of Marine Drive, Chowpatty Beach, Prince of Wales Museum,
Mani Bhawan, Dhobi Ghat, Gateway of India & drive through the Crawford
Market, Marine Drive and Flora Fountain. Overnight Mumbai (Bombay).
Day - 15 » Transfer to Airport
Morning transfer to airport.