Cultural South India Tour (With Goa)
Destinations Covered : Delhi
- Hyderabad - Chennai - Mysore - Bangalore - Hampi - Bijapur - Goa - Delhi
Duration : 16 Nights / 17 Days
Day - 1 - Arrive Delhi
arrival at airport / station and after collecting your baggage you have to
come out of the main exit gate, where our official representative shall be
waiting for you, holding a Placard Board by your Name, after meet and greet
our representative shall transfer you to pre booked hotel.
Rest and overnight at hotel.
Day - 2 - Delhi
After breakfast at the hotel, leave by car with Govt. approved language
speaking guide for the day tour of Delhi visiting Jamia Mosque, Red Fort,
Ghandi Samadi, walk through the small lanes of Chandni Chowk.
After visiting old Delhi stop for lunch in Connaught Place, which house
many famous restaurants of different cuisine. After lunch leave for the tour
of New Delhi Visiting Laxmi Narayan Temple drive past The Presidents House,
Embassy area, followed by visit to India Gate, Himayun Tomb, Bhai Temple
(lotus Temple) and Qutab Minar.
Evening: Shopping + light and sound show.
Dinner and overnight at Hotel.
Day - 3 - Delhi - Hyderabad
You will be transferred to Hyderabad by flight. After lunch, we visit the
Charminar- rectangular four arched monumental gate often described as "The
Arch of Triumph of the East", the Mecca Mosque and Salar Jung Museum -
one man's collection of manuscripts, ancient weapons, costumes and curios.
Later drive past the High Court buildings.
Day - 4 - Hyderabad Uncovering the Mysteries of Golconda
Full day excursion to Golconda Fort. Golconda, once famed for its diamond
mines (from which the famous Kohinoor diamond of the British crown was
mined), is the site of a strategic fort dating back to the 13th century.
This invincible fort has an extraordinary acoustical system and massive
battlements. Later visit the Usmansagar Lake- one of the most beautiful
Day - 5 - Hyderabad - Chennai
From Hyderabad board the flight for Chennai. Arrive and check in hotel. For
the day visit Museum to see the Art & Bronze Gallery. Drive through the
Flower and Fruit Markets, High Court, Fort Museum, Marina Beach, San Thome
Cathedral, The Theosophical Society and Snake Park.
Day - 6 - Chennai
After breakfast, we take full day excursion of Tirupati- one of the most
important & the richest temple of the world. It is famous for the shrine
of "Seven hills" of Tirumala which attract millions of pilgrims
from all over India. Picturesquely situated amidst sacred waterfalls and
tanks, the shrine presents a fine example of early Dravidian art. In front
of it is the "Hall of Pillars" from where an attractive stepped
way leads to the temple. Evening return back to hotel.
Day - 7 - Chennai - Mysore
After Breakfast Departure transfer to railway station to board the train
for Mysore. From Railway station, you will be transferred to hotel. After
lunch we take half-day sight seeing tour of Mysore visiting the palace of
the Maharaja built in 1911-12. The palace is a harmonious synthesis of the
Hindu and saracenic styles of architecture with magnificient Archways,
Domes, Turrets, Colonnades and Sculptures. Also visit the Art Gallery, drive
upto Chamundi hill to see Chamundeshwari Temple & panoramic view of
Mysore. On your way back see the Nandi Bull -a monolith structure.
Day - 8 - Mysore (Sublime expressions of stone)
Full day excursion to Sravanbelagola, Belur and Halebid. At Sravanbelagola,
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 , sandalwood,saffron
once every 12 years. The Chennakesava temple of Belur built 900 years ago is
an exquisite example of Hoysala art. Halebid 's 12th century Hoysaleswara
and Kedareswara temples are masterpieces of Hindu art.
Day - 9 - Mysore - Bangalore
After breakfast, we drive towards Bangalore. On the way we visit
Srirangapatnam ,16 kms from Mysore. This fort was the stronghold of Tippu
Sultan, son of Hyder Ali. Tippu fought a valiant battle against the British
in 1799 before laying down his life. Among the many fort buildings till
intact are Tippu 's airy summer palace and his tomb at the Darya Daulat Bagh
(Garden). Also visit Sri Ranganatha Temple.
Day - 10 - Bangalore (India's silicon valley)
For the first half we take day sightseeing tour of the "Garden City"
which covers the Lal Bagh having variety of old Trees, Fountains, Lotus,
Pools, Terraces and an assortment of Tropical Herbs and Sub - Tropical
Herbs. Also see the Government Buildings and the Maharaja's Palace. Utilise
rest of the day in shopping or personal activities.
Day - 11 - Hampi (A city that was)
Proceed to Hampi- the erstwhile capital city of Vijayanagar Empire which
had Palaces, Temples and sculptures spread all over. The city was razed to
the ground by the Sultanates of South in 1565. We Check in hotel at Hospet
(12 km from Hampi). Rest of the day at your discretion or you can explore
group of monuments at Hampi.
Day - 12 - Hampi (Conversation with the monuments)
Whole day we explore the wealthy monuments of Hampi. Evening return back to
hotel for overnight stay.
Day - 13 - Bijapur (Gol Gumbaz - where the silence screams)
Bijapur was the capital of the Adil Shah Kings who left a wealth of
monuments. The most famous is the Gol Gumbaz whose dome is the second
largest in the world.A whisper into the dome on one side gets magnified 12
times and on the other side of the dome is an amazing acoustical
phenomenon.Other buildings to see are Ibrahim Rauza, Gagan Mahal, Bara Kaman
Day - 14 - Goa (Baywatch)
break fast we proceed to Goa. Arrive and check in hotel. For the day you are
free to relax.
Day - 15 - Goa (Rome in India)
We start our half-day sightseeing tour from the slopes of Altinho Hill for
a breathtaking view of Panjim and river Mandovi. Then to Dona-Paula for a
view of India's largest natural harbour-Mormugao. Afterwards we visit old
Goa and see the Basillica of Bom Jesus which contains the tomb & mortal
remains of St. Francis Xavierh housed in a silver ornate casket , Se.
Cathedral- the biggest Church in the East, St. Cajetan- built like St. Peter
(Rome), Church of Our Lady Rosary and St. Monica. Rest of the day at
Day - 16 - Goa (Time out for leisure)
Whole day free to explore its beaches or to relax.
Day - 17 - Goa - Delhi
From Goa board the flight for Delhi. Day will be kept free at your
discretion till the time of your departing flight. You'll be transferred to
the Airport for onward flight.