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Elephant at Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary

Southern Splendours

Duration: 19 Days / 18 Nights

Destination Cover: Chennai / Mahabalipuram /Kanchipuram/ Trichy/ Tanjore /Madurai / Periyar/ Cochin/Mysore/Bangalore / Hassan /Belur / Halebid/ Hospet / Hampi /Badami / Aihole /Pattadakal / Goa/ Mumbai

No one brings you the best of Kerala and South India, the way we do. The unique architecture, the golden sands, the serene sea and the luxurious backwater cruise, all these are sure to transport you to this magical Southern Splendor. The many rejuvenation Ayurvedic therapies and yoga sessions give you a chance to discover your Inner Self. So, if you are looking for slice of real Kerala, come and join us on a Kerala Trial. Trust, we understand better, where your heart wants to be.
Day 01 : Arrival at Chennai (Earlier named Madras)
  • Received at the airport with absolute customized assistance.
  • Warm welcome at the hotel reception.
  • Lavish Dinner at hotel premises - the highlight of the evening.
Chennai Railway StationThe day first will be your arrival at the Anna International Terminal at Chennai. Received by our representative with a fabulous traditional welcome as soon as you step down the airport.
You will be given absolute customized assistance at the airport and thereafter escorted safely to your hotel accommodation. Your stay tonight is arranged with Welcome Group Chola Sheraton - a deluxe hotel quite centrally located. Within no time we will be reaching the hotel. A warm welcome awaits at the hotel reception. Greeted in most traditional Indian way by the garlands and a welcome drink. After fresh-up, join for the most relishing cuisine at the dining restaurant of the hotel premises. There will be a small introduction with the other fellow members of our team as well as with your other tour accompanies. Enjoy your dining course along with the beverages of your choice, after dinner retreat back to your hotel room for over night stay.
Day 02 : Chennai Sightseeing
  • · Chennai Sightseeing Tour.
  • Visit Government Museum and National Art Gallery, Fort St. George and St. Mary's Church
  • Visit Crocodile Breeding Farm.
  • Adventure Sports Activities on Marina Beach.
  • Overnight stay at your hotel.
Boys enjoying at Marina Beach, ChennaiGet up early as its going to be a bit hectic day. There is lot to reveal from beneath the folding times of Dravidian culture. A comfortable tourist deluxe bus will take you for entire day sightseeing trip. Our first destination will be Government Museum and National Art Gallery. Pay attention to the magnificent bronze artifacts specially the famous icon of 'Naatraja'. From here straight drive to Fort St. George and St. Mary's Church, here you will be visiting the colossal fort encompassing the divine church. Walk at the ramparts and look around the entire periphery of the fort to feel the mightiness and the vigor of the first fortress of British power in India.
Our next destination will be Crocodile Bank; the distance will be covered in almost one and a half-hour. Throughout the way enjoy the busy street life of Chennai, you will wonder - the same main road catering the local buses, tourist buses, a vendor running fast for his daily sales and those loaded bullock-carts bearing ten times more then their own weight, isn't all mesmerizing, after all it can only happen in India. Enjoy these memorable views. Here comes the breeding farm of crocodiles. Watch these predators lying in the lakes and know more about the breeding and thereafter releasing them in their natural surrounding. Also see the 26 species of turtles, the authorities will rightly tell you about the endangered species among them. We will also be visiting Gandhi Memorial, Kala Kshetra and Mylapore Temple on our way.

Now its time for beach hunt, heading towards the famous Marina Beach. A spectacular extension of 13 km offers a unique splendor of sea sand and surf. We will not recommend bathing and swimming in the sea, as the tides are little rough here. We have other options for you to enjoy the beach mosaic, indulge into para-sailing, gliding, windsurfing, cruising, etc. Or just walk on the soft wet sand watching the golden sun baptizing into the horizon, the sea in its sapphire hue suddenly caste into gold that shimmers the whole environ around and the cool gentle breeze flirt with your hair and cheeks. We are sure you may not have witnessed such a romantic vista before. Enjoy some of the local delicacies on the beech from the local vendors or just pick up few artifacts made of shells and coral from any of the beach strolls, a good choice for gifting.

Your dinner will be hosted at your hotel premises, enjoy the Indian or continental cuisine at your dinning table. Overnight stay at your hotel.
Day 03 : Mahabalipuram and Kanchipuram
  • Visit Mahabalipuram and Kanchipuram Town.
  • Visiting Mahabalipuram Shore Temple.
  • Exploring 124 rock shrines and other monuments.
  • A Visit to Silk Sari Weaving Center at Kanchipuram.
  • Overnight Train to Trichy.
Shore Temple, MahabalipuramToday we will be visiting the beautiful town of Mahabalipuram and Kanchipuram. We will be covering the distance in almost one and a half-hour as Mahabalipur is 60km form Chennai. The road along seaside will offer you beautiful view full of natural splendors. Read through the brochures about these glorious towns, listen to your guide on board about every niche of this World Heritage Site. We will be visiting the most famous Shore Temple. Watch the exquisite rock-cut monolithic stunning rock carving of Mahabalipuram depicting the typical Dravidian art. The chariots, sculptures and cave temple found here will definitely cast a spell on you. Your lunch will be at Comet - A Quality Inn Beach, enjoy its beach location as well as the continental cuisine.

We will continue our journey towards Kanchipuram famous for its more then 1000-temple shrines. Here, explore the magic of 124 rock shrines, the temples of Ekambareswara, Kailasanatha and Varadarajaswamy. Note the architectural pulchritude of the seven pagodas that will leave you aghast. Later we will be visiting the silk sari-weaving center in Kanchipuram, here watch, how this fine silk thread turns into exorbitant and fabulous silk designs. We recommend, shopping for the silk items, as Kanchipuram silk is a world famous for its fine quality. In evening, transferred to the railway station for an overnight train to Trichy. Dinner and night stay on board. It will be a real relaxing journey after a tiresome day of temple exploration. Sleep well and recharge your mind and body for another ordeal.
Day 04 : Arrival at Trichy (Tiruchirapalli)
  • Arrival at Trichy Railway Station.
  • Sightseeing Tour of Trichy City.
  • Excursion to Viralimalai Town.
  • Visit Murugan Temples, Peacock sanctuary.
  • Visiting Sittanavasal town for Cave Paintings.
  • Overnight stay at Trichy.
Rock Fort Temple, TrichyMornings the train will arrive at Trichy railway station. Indian railway stations are the most lively bustling junctions of the world, feel it yourself, we are sure you may not have ever seen such a melodrama at a single point. Our representative will be right there for your assistance on your arrival. Get transfer to your hotel Jenneys Residency, a good deluxe hotel with all the modern facilities. Through with your breakfast at the hotel and get set for another mesmerizing day tour of Trichy City. Listen to your guide on board who has some gratifying epitome of this legendary town, a perfect amalgamation of tradition and modernity.
Foremost cover on our itinerary is the glorious Rock Fort. Perched on the massive rock with few local hamlets dispersed distantly and against the black-drop of the long hill range to tell you the tales of the days gone by. You climb the 434 steps and reach the ancient temple of Ganapati on top and a further climb to a Shiva temple. Wonder around inside the fort, you will feel as if wandering in a time wrap. The guide inside the fort will tell you about the impressive tales of blood-curdling battles (of 18th century). You'll be also see Lord Robert Clive's house and the Danish Church.

After lunch we will head towards Viralimalai, a small town situated about 30 km from Tiruchirappalli. The route chosen will give you the splendorous and lively window view. Visiting the famous Murugan Temples, gaze at the stunning temple architecture carved by those magical hands that have scrupled the human imagination into a reality. We will also visit the beautiful Peacock sanctuary located near the temple, watch the numerous species of peacocks and know much about these most gorgeous birds from the authorities, pick few of the royal features scattered all around the bird sanctuary. If time permits we will also covering Sittanavasal town much famous for its fine fresco paintings in a rock cave - another hour drive from here. Your dinner and over night stay will be at your hotel.
Day 05 : Trichy - Tanjore - Madurai
  • Starting for Madurai
  • En-route visiting famous Chola Temple and monuments.
  • Watch artists at work at Thanjavur Painting School.
  • Overnight stay at Hotel Taj Garden Retreat.
  • Evenings at leisure.
Thanjavur TempleOn fifth day we will start for Madurai, the most beautiful temple town of South India. In the morning we'll drive to Madurai visiting Tanjore en-route. At Tanjore, see the beautiful Chola Temple of Brihadeeshwara, wonder at the monolithic cupola chiseled out of a single granite block weighing 80 tons. Spend time here photographing unique creation of art and listing to your guide. He will justify, how this 'World Heritage Site' also has a remarkable architectural grandeur similar to Egyptian Pyramids. We will also be covering Thanjavur Palace in our tour.
Next head towards the unique and colourful world of Thanjavur paintings. Visit with us the famous school of Tanjavur paintings, watch the dedicated artists at work who have kept alive this traditional art by many centuries, mainly figuring Lord Krishna adorned with gold leaves and gems of varied hues. Shop here, for some of these unique paintings, the shines and glean of the gold leaves will lasts forever on your living walls. Next is Madurai, we will cover the journey in about two and a half hours. So relax well in your comfortable coach seats enjoying the window view of typical South Indian City life and its people. Well adjust and recharge your cameras for an unexpected vista on your way. If you have spent few days in northern part of India then definitely able to structure out the remarkable contrast between the two zones the culture, the people and their lifestyle.

Here comes Madhurai, check in your hotel Taj Garden Retreat, a famous heritage hotel of the city. Evenings are at leisure, you are free to spend your evenings in your own way. You can indulge in recreational activities offered by the hotel, relax your self in the well-maintained swimming pool or get refresh over a glass of beer in the bar restaurant. Other option is to hang around the nearby shopping arcades on foot, as it is the best means to explore the city with your own pace. People in South India are quite courteous, they will go out of way to help you in finding your way and routes, reciprocate them with sweet smile or a word of thanks, they will be highly pleased, as Indian get satisfy even with the smallest peace of cake if given with love. Retreat back to your hotel room for an overnight stay.
Day 06 : Madurai Sightseeing
  • Madurai Whole day Sightseeing Tour.
  • Visiting Meenakshi Temple, Tirumala Nayak Palace, Museum.
  • Evenings indulge in Shopping.
  • Dinner and Overnight at the Hotel.
MeenakshiTemple, MaduraiGood Morning Madurai, day sixth of your tour is going to be little hectic as Madurai has plethora of charms to entice you. Enjoy a typical South Indian breakfast comprising of idli, vara, dosa, sambar, chatni ( stuff made of rice and pulses), definitely the dishes will set new flavor in your mouth. Finish-up with your breakfast and tread with us towards the most famous Meenakshi Temple. Pay a special attention to the 1000-pillared hall and those stone sculptures carved on the pillars, try hitting gently at the pillar, you will be amazed at the metallic sound echoed from a stone pillar.
Enjoy a cup of hot coffee just outside the temple premises from any of the roadside 'bistros' offering the tourist a quick trembler of steaming filter coffee. Your eyes cannot skip those gorgeous ladies with long dark hair reaching right up to their knees well tucked with the soothing fragrance of jasmine bunch.

Later on, we will be visiting the Tirumala Nayak Palace - a splendiferous complex well erected in the Indo-Saracenic style of architecture. Notice the Stucco-work on its domes and arches, worth a site. Gandhi Museum will be our next destination, watch the pictures highlighting the freedom struggle and the blood stained dhoti (long unstitched cloth) worn by the Mahatama Gandhi at the time of his assassination. Also visit its handicraft section of Khadi and Village industries. Alagar Hills and Tirupara Kundran Rock temple are some of the other attractions included in the tour. Evenings are exclusively kept for your shopping prerequisites. The area around Madurai temple showcases the retail outlays specializing in cotton and silk saris. Shop for these some of the exclusive items, here wood-crafted items and jewelry can be excellent gifts for your dear ones.
Your dinner will be in your hotel. Relax in your cozy beds enjoying any of the entertaining stuff over the television gently retreating to the fairy dreamland.
Day 07 : Periyar- 160km
  • Starting for Kerala State.
  • Visiting Periyar Wild Life National Park.
  • Boat Cruise over the Lake Periyar.
  • Sighting of Wildlife like Tigers, Elephnat and Bird Population.
  • Lakeside Barbecue Dinner.
  • Overnight at Periyar Jungle Resort.
Boat Ride in Periyar LakeFrom day 7, your tour will tread you to the extrinsic adventures of Kerala. After the divine journey to the temple towns of Tamil Nadu, get ready to baptize into natures bountiful of charisma in 'God's Own Country'. Your first destination will be Periyar which is around 160 km away. It will take us around 3 hours to cover the distance. Our super deluxe buses are specially designed to undertake the hardships of the journey.
We have taken special care in choosing our travel routes, enjoy the morning glory of the rising sun that keeps spreading its heavenly charms by every changing scenic splendor. The green paddy fields, the lush green vegetation, the inland waters are all worth a view from your coach window.

In Periyar your stay is in KTDC's Lake Palace, you will be transported by a boat cruise to your accommodation as the hotel is nestling amidst the pristine blue lake also a paradise for bird population. Rest in your hotel suit or just hang around the lake to be a part of natural vista. After lunch get ready for a jungle trial in the great wilds of Periyar Wildlife National Park housing numerous wildlife including great Indian tiger, Indian elephant, sloth bear, barking deer, reptiles, app. 320 species of bird population. In afternoon we have chosen a boat cruise on Periyar Lake as it is the best means to penetrate in the domain of the jungle king, who knows, the royal clan might be quenching its thrust on the lake bank. You will also be rendezvousing the numerous aerial population from a close quarters, be ready with your camcorders and binoculars to capture some of the live moments of the wild. Late evening enjoy a lakeside barbecue and dinner in your hotel complex under a silvery moonlight, where the tranquil water rappels down the narrow alleys with a musical tone creating a perfect environ for an artist to create its lifetime chef d'oeuvre. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 8 : Periyar- 160km
  • Jeep Safari in Periyar Wildlife
  • Going for Bamboo Rafting Trip.
  • Meeting Mannans Tribe and Museum.
  • Sighting of Wildlife on Cruise.
  • Overnight at Periyar Jungle Resort.
Elephants at Periyar Wildlife National ParkMorning in Periyar is a bliss! Where one can have such a panoramic view of nature, the gushing water flows at your side and the lush green patches at the backdrop. Enjoy your morning coffee engrossing in the nature's beauty. It is just a subliminal image of your day, there are myriad of temptations Periyar has to offer you today.

Our day will start with a jungle safari on a jeep. The herds of elephant bypassing your jungle treks is a common phenomenon in the Periyar National Park, get ready with all your sighting equipment, you might capture one of the lifetime moments in your camera.

We have also arranged Bamboo rafting trip in Periyar jungles that involves trekking. The jungle guides will take you to the interiors of the wild through different habitats for trekking. You will be rafting on the gushing lake, definitely it is a most adventurous jungle trial, where you encounter with the great jungle life. Evening, we will rendezvous you with the Mannans Tribe, one of the oldest groups to inhabit the forest. Observe the tribal life of these jungle people, these tribe unlike other tribes in India are quite friendly and will receive you with warmth. Watch the Mannans Museums and get a glimpse of a tribal culture. As you cruise on a motor boat along the Periyar Lake, catch sights of the varied wildlife inhabiting the park, invariably coming across elephants, wild boars, sambars, tigers, leopards, langur and varied number of aerial population. Overnight at your hotel accommodation.
Day 09 : Cochin (190 kms)
  • Start for Cochin Tour.
  • Unwind The Travel Tiredness Though Ayurveda and Spa.
  • Rejuvenate in Hotel Ayurveda Spa.
  • Ferry Ride from Ernakulam to Kumbalangi Village.
  • Shop at Mattancherry and Jew Street for Spices, Tea, and Coffee.
Tourists with Village Kids, CochinWe will start our day early for Cochin tour also known as Kumarakom. It will take us about three-and-half hours to cover 190 - km distance. We have made sure that the journey is hassle free and comfortable choosing the most lively routes that gives you the maximum of South India's rich cultural heritage and the synopses of rural village life. If interested we can stop the coaches at particular destinations to capture the enthralling scenes of the rural India. After checking in the hotel, we move to the rejuvenation houses of Ayurveda in the morning. After the completin of the mix of Medicated Baths and Herbal therapy we go back to the hotel for lunch.

Your stay is arranged in Casino Hotel on Willingdon Island. Enjoy the unmatched views of the harbor from your hotel rooms. To rejuvenate yourself, indulge into some Ayurvedic messages or Spa facilities offered by the hotel. There is other option as well, chill yourself in the hotel bar, try out the cocktails based on home grown Kerala liquor and health drinks based on Ayurvedic concepts. Believe us, the result will be remarkable.

After lunch we will proceed for a magnificent ferry ride from Ernakulam's main jetty to the Kumbalangi Village in the south. You will enjoy the special view of this great harbor that the ferries afford over centuries. Capture the last shine of the glorious sun while it is all set to baptize into the horizon, an idle sight for photography. Evening, head for a leisure walk and shopping at Mattancherry and Jew Street. Shop for antique items, spices, coffee and tea. The whole area is soaked with the redolence of aromatic spices wheeled in and out of go-downs. Overnight stay and dinner at your hotel.
Day 10 : Cochin Sightseeing Tour
  • Half Day Sightseeing Tour the city.
  • Visiting the Portuguese Monumental Heritage.
  • Watch the Working of Chinese Fishing Nets.
  • Backwater Cruise Tour.
  • Exploring the Backwater Village.
  • Overnight stay at the Hotel.
Chinese Fishing Nets, CochinAfter breakfast we'll go about to explore the port city. We'll take you to the Jewish synagogue, Portuguese churches, mosques and Hindu temples. Look at those ancient Chinese fishing nets that certainly deserve your attention. Watch closely the working of these nets, which requires absolute co-ordination of many people together.
Afternoon awaits a thrilling excitement. Its time for a backwater cruise on the luxury wooden houseboats. As the cruise starts, golden rays over the harbor and the seafront start twinkling with a welcome note, almost fairytale like atmosphere.

Watch the aerial population at the close quarters flying low on the surface of the blue waters. A halt at the backwater village will be quite exciting, enjoy fresh coconut water directly coming down from the long flanged coconut trees. Mingle with the village people and listen to their interesting tales. The magic of setting sun will leave you spellbound. This panoramic vista is exhilarating enough to stimulate your thoughts and write a romantic poetry over the gushing blues of tranquility as our boat cruises through it.
After this fabulous trip on the backwaters you will be retreated to your hotel accommodation, enjoy a sumptuous dinner and refresh yourself over a cup of hot filter coffee. Stay overnight in Kumarakom.
Day 11 - Cochin - Mysore (578 km)
  • Flying to Mysore in Karnataka State.
  • Sightseeing Tour of Mysore City.
  • Visit Mysore Palace, Chamundi Davi.
  • Shop For Mysore Silk and Sandal Wood Products.
  • Overnight Stay at the Hotel.
Mysore PalaceMorning enjoy the typical Kerala Breakfast from one of the famous restaurants in the town. The hot and little spicy flavor of Samber - Dosa (lentil curry with rice chappatti filled with potato) really mouth watering. Today we will be heading for yet another state of India - Karnataka. The 578-km distance will be covered by flight, within an hour we will be reaching Mysore - the capital of Karnataka.

On arrival check in the hotel. Relax in your hotel room or at the opulent bar over a chilled beer or just indulge into some recreational activities offered by the hotel. Entire afternoon is at the disposal of Mysore City also known as the 'Sandalwood City' of India. We will bypass the sandal wood forests through a placid green hilly terrain all showcasing the picturesque splendid vista. We will be visiting the Mysore Palace built in 1911 at the cost of 4.2 million Rupee. Pay attention to the harmonious synthesis of Hindu and Saracenic styles of architecture. Then we will head for Chamundi Davi Temple nestling on a hilltop, enjoy the scenic splendor of Mysore town from the temple site. Later in evening we will take to the famous Mysore market, shop here for sandal wood items or precious Mysore silk fabric famous all over India as well in abroad. Night at your hotel premises.
Day 12 : Bangalore (Entire Day Sightseeing)
  • Starting For Bangalore City.
  • Visiting Bull Temple, Tipu Sultan Palace.
  • Evenings For Shopping.
  • Overnight stay at the Hotel.
Bull Temple, BangaloreToday after breakfast we will be driving to Bangalore, the capital city of Karnataka State. It will be a two and a half-hour drive through the green fields where the hilly terrain, cool breeze and the extended tea states at the back drop will engross you so much that by the time you realize, you sojourn in a paradise. Check-in your hotel and get refresh for an exciting day tour of the city of gardens. Famous Bull temple will be our first destination. Look at the huge Bull sculpture measuring 4.57 m in height and 6.10 m in length carved out of a single granite rock. Visit with us the Tipu Sultan's Palace built of teakwood. Pay a special attention to the inlay designs, the floral patterns on the walls and ceilings of the fort, they are really unique.

We will continue our sightseeing to Lal Bagh - a botanical garden. See those red roses laid in thousands casting a magical spell on their visitors. Also see the rare century old trees, tropical and sub-tropical plants, luxuriate on the green bed lawns embellished with fountains and lotus pools. Evenings we will take you to the famous market junction at M.G. Road, here you can shop for some exclusive artifacts and decorative items made of bullhorns. After a sumptuous dinner at the dinning hall of your hotel, retreat to your most luxurious cozy bed all set to transverse you into the arms of sleep.
Day 13 : Hassan, Belur and Halebid 222 Km
  • Visiting Hassan Town for Jain Sculptures and Sculptures
  • Excursion to Belur and Halebid for temple architecture.
  • Overnight stay at Hassan Ashok at Hassan.
Hassan TempleMorning we will leave for Hassan, en-route visiting Sravanabelagola Jain Temples, quite visible from a distance of 25 km. Climbing up the 500 steps cut out of rock to seek the blessing of Lord Gomateswara 17.5 m high perched on the summit. We continue our drive to Hassan. Check-in your hotel accommodation. After lunch we will start for nearby excursion tour to Belur and Halebid. We'll take you to the 900 year old Chenna Kesava temple of Belur. You'll be impressed by the Hoysala art of the temple. Thereafter you are to visit Halebid's the 12th century Hoysaleswara and Kedareswara temples, much known for their architecture and carvings. The splendor of the city is attested by its magnificent monuments which still rank among the masterpieces of the Hindu art. Have a glance at the walls of the Hoysaleawara temple and reveal the sculptures of goddesses, animals, birds and dancing girl, in fact this small town is wrapped with many such wonders of past. Enjoy the typical Karanataka food delicacy comprising of Ragi balls with mutton or vegetable stew quite different from the Keralite versions. For your overnight stay, we have booked hotel Hassan Ashok, quite a comfortable accommodation with shopping arcade, coffee shop and sumptuous dinning hall.
Day 14 : Hassan / Hospet / Hampi (325 Km / 07 hrs)
  • Visiting Hampi.
  • Sighting of Famous Monumental Heritage.
  • Visit Museum on the Matangi Hill.
  • Adventurous Trial up to the Matangi Hill.
  • Overnight Stay at Hospet.
After breakfast we'll drive to Hospet. You must visit Hampi - the ruins of this once beautiful capital city of Vijayanagar Empire can easily be compared to the Roman imperial splendor. The monumental ruins visited are the Virupaksha, Vittala and Hazara Rama temple's huge Ganesha and Narasimha images, the elephant stables, the Queen's Bath, carvings on the Ramachandra temple, Lotus Mahal and many other ruins. We will also be visiting the museum on the foothills of Matangi Hill, look at those rare enlarged pictures of Hampi Town taken during 1853 by British photographer and pictures taken 130 years later from the same angle by an Australian, the change is quite noticeable. Try out your adventurous skills by climbing up the rugged slopes of Matangi Hill, we are sure you will love this adventurous trial. We will continue out journey to Hospet for your overnight stay at Hotel Malligi equipped with all the necessary facility to make your stay quite a comfortable one.
Day 15 - Badami - Aihole - Pattadakal (200 Km / 04 hrs)
  • Starting for Badami.
  • En-route Visit Aihole for its 125 temple treasure.
  • Visit Pattadakal Famous for its temple architecture and Carvings.
  • Visit Pattadakal Famous for its temple architecture and Carvings.
  • Overnight stay at Badami.
Badami CaveTemplesToday it's going to be a little hectic day, as we will cover many travel attractions. In the morning we'll drive to Badami and en-route visit Aihole and Pattadakal. The Aihole is the cradle of 125 temples, watch those intricately carved Durga Temple, Buddhist Temple for its sculptures and the Meguti temple, built of 630 small stone blocks, a perfect specimen of ancient stone temple architecture of the southern Dravida School. At Pattadakal, you will visit the Sanghameswara Temple and the Mallikarjuna Temple, watch those designed pillars carefully you can trace out the synopses of Lord Krishna's life carved out in most magnificent way. At the Virupaksha temple the sculptures and panel scenes from the epics, the Ramayana and Mahabharata, will amuse you. The carvings on the pillars and ceiling of the Papanatha Temple are quite impressive. If interested take a refreshing bath at the natural spring near Mallikarjuna temple, believe us it will be really rejuvenating. We continue our journey to Badami for overnight stay.
Day 16 - Tour of Badami
  • Badami Sightseeing Tour.
  • Visit Hindu and Jain Temples, Rock Caves, Image of Nataraja.
  • Visit Tipu Sultan Fort.
  • Overnight stay at Badami.
After a rejuvenating night another sculpture feast awaits you at Badami. We will leave for a Badami city tour, also known as Vatapi. You will reveal the rich land of Badami is dotted with Hindu and Jain temples carved out of sand stone hill, well maintained by the archaeological survey of India. Visit the magnificent cave temples climb those flight of stairs, look at the stunning Shiva and Vishnu emerging out from one body and the remarkable carved 18 hands Nataraja sculpture, the guide will show you the 81 different poses of dancing Shiva. Apart from the temples, the you'll visit the Tipu's Fort, perched atop a hill, watch the mighty cannons at the vintage points to fight the Marathas. The fort encloses large granaries, treasury and a watch tower. Climbing up the hill fort is worth for the panoramic view of Badami city. The Malegitti Shivalaya temple, which is built of stones without mortar will also impress you. Evenings stay in your hotel accommodation and enjoy the local delicacies like fried 'Avalakk' ( soaked and dried rice, spiced and mixed with fried groundnuts). Overnight at the hotel.
Day 17 Goa
  • Flying to Goa.
  • Stay at Gao Beach Resort.
  • Leisure Activities at the Goa Beach.
  • Visiting Goa Pub, Bar and Discotheque.
Relax at Goa BeachIn the morning we'll fly to Goa and on arrival you'll be transferred to a Victorian Heritage Beach Resort. As you lie leisurely on the soft sands of the palm fringed beach soak yourself into the Goan lifestyle and charm. Goa rises up to greet its visitors holding the treasures of Old Villas, churches, heritage mansions preserve the elegance of this old colonial town. There is always something to discover in Goa where every beach every village is a holiday destination in its own way. Evenings are at leisure, indulge into recreational activities offered by the hotel or just relax at the swimming pool over a fresh lime juice the specialty of the hotel. The sea activities will certainly thrill you. At night you may visit a tavern, a pub, a bar, or unleash yourself at a discotheque. Overnight at the resort.
Day 18 - Goa City Tour
  • Sightseeing Tour of Goa City.
  • Explore Old Goa, Churches, Fort.
  • Explore Old Goa, Churches, Fort.
  • Visiting the Rural Fishing Villages of Goa.
  • The Exotic Sea Food Delight.
  • Goa Shopping Bonanza.
  • Overnight stay at Goa.
Be quick on your breakfast, Goa is all set to embrace you with all its charms, a treasure trove ride to explore the vast treasures of Goa City. Mornings will be occupied in exploring the Old Goa charms, We'll take you to visit the World Heritage site of the Churches and Convents. The Church of Bom Jesus, containing the tomb of St. Francis Xavier, will impress you. We'll also take you to the fishing villages to watch fishing nets. Afternoon a boat cruise to the island in Mandovi River will definitely enthralls you. The sun setting at the backdrop of the golden horizon will prove to be out of the world charm added with the mount watering seafood delicacies on the beach restaurant. Be the part of beach sharks that play some of the most enthralling musical notes on famous Goan tunes. Shopping in Goa is the most integral part on your holiday trip in Goa. Shop for some famous Goan artifacts, Feni - the erotic local drink is also a right choice besides shopping for cashew nuts and spices. Finally, you are back in the resort to rest for the night.
Day 19 - Mumbai - The Last Day of Your Tour
  • · Flying to Mumbai.
  • Visiting Gateway of India, Museum, Juhu Beach.
  • Cruise to Elephanta Caves.
  • Enjoy the spicy Mumbai Snacks.
  • Transfer to International Airport for Your On-words Flight.
Snacks Stalls MumbaiMorning you will be flying to Mumbai. On your arrival at Mumbai, you'll be transferred to the city center. Mumbai is a dreamland for many as their dreams get fulfill here and destiny shows turn. First we will head towards 'Gateway of India'- an arch way, a colonial structure. If time permits we will take you to the most elegant Elephanta Caves through motor boat depending on your flight schedule. We will also be covering the Mumbai museum, a treasure trove of many unique and exclusive artifacts that need your attraction. Evenings are the perfect blend for beach and sunset at Juhu Beach, enjoy the mouth watering spice snacks like 'Pani Puri', 'Bhel Puri' and the most refreshing coconut water, the lively environment at the beach will magnetize you and pulls you back to stay for some more time. Then this is Mumbai - enclosing a new world in its periphery. Later, in the evening we'll arrange for your transfer to the international airport to board departure flight for your onwards destination with most precious memories that you have woven with us in these 19 days itinerary.

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