Forts & Places Of South India Tour
Itinerary: Mumbai, Hyderabad, Chennai, Mysore, Bangalore, Hampi, Bijapur, Goa, Mumbai
Duration:16 Nights / 17 Days
Day 01 Mumbai
Welcome to INDIA! Meet assist at the airport by our tour executive then transfer to hotel. Night stay in Hotel.
Day 02 Mumbai : The city of dreams
For the day visit Gateway of India, Prince of Wales Museum, Hanging Gardens on the slopes of Malabar Hills offering nice view of Marine Lines & Chowpatty Beach, and then to Dhobi Ghat. Also visit Afgan Church, Flora Fountain (Bombay nerve centre), Colourful Crawford Market and Marine Drive.
Day 03 Hyderabad : Nijams rich legacy
You will be transferred to Hyderabad by flight. After lunch, we visit the Charminar nd Salar Jung Museum Later drive past the High Court buildings.
Day 04 Hyderabad : Uncovering the Mysteries of Golconda
Full day excursion to Golconda Fort. Golconda, once famed for its diamond mines, is the site of a strategic fort dating back to the 13th century. Later visit the Usmansagar Lake- one of the most beautiful man-made lakes.
Day 05 Chennai : Dravidian Citadel
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 06 Chennai : Sacred journey to Tirupati
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. Evening return back to hotel.
Day 07 Mysore : Silk & sandalwood
Early morning 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.
Day 08 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.
Day 09 Bangalore : Passing through history
After breakfast, we drive towards Bangalore. On the way we visit Srirangapatnam ,16 kms from Mysore. 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.
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. 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. Other buildings to see are Ibrahim Rauza, Gagan Mahal, Bara Kaman etc.
Day 14 Goa : Baywatch
After 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.Rest of the day at leisure.
Day 16 Goa : Time out for leisure
Whole day free to explore its beaches or to relax.
Day 17 Mumbai : A fitting finale
From Goa board the flight for Mumbai. 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.