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Incredible South India Tour

Chennai – Kanchipuram – Mahabalipuram – Pondicherry – Chidambaram – Tanjore – Trichy – Madurai – Kanyakumari – Kovalam – Alleppy – Cochin – Munnar – Coimbatore – Ooty – Coonoor – Ooty – Mysore – Srirangapatna – Shravanbelgola – Hassan – Chitradurga – Belur – Halebid – Hospet – Hampi – Bellary – Bangalore
23 Nights - 24 Days

01 Day: Arrival Chennai

Welcome to Chennai Airport, our representative will assist and escort you by a/c car and transfer to the pre-booked hotel. During your check in, all the required documents related to the tour, will be given to you and all your queries in concern to the tour and services will be explained. After refreshment, if time permits, you can take a short sightseeing tour of the city, visiting the market and the Marina beach. Overnight at the hotel.

Chennai (Madras): the capital of the state of Tamil Nadu is the most opportune point of entry for the state. Chennai has an international airport, a seaport, a rail and road network that links it to all major towns and cities of the region. Tamil Nadu is a bastion of Hinduism, whose past endures into the present. Temples with towering spires called gopurams are a broad feature of this state, rarely seen anywhere else in the country. Temples in Tamil Nadu were the fulcrums of society and even today art forms that find their origin in religious worship continue to colour day to day life. Notable among these are impressive bronzes of deities, glass paintings and Bharatnatyam - an evocative dance form.

02 Day: Chennai

After breakfast, take a sightseeing tour of Chennai; the gateway of South India will put you in touch with a different phase of India - classical, ancient, gentle. Chennai is the 4th largest city in India, spread over 50 miles and features a large and beautiful waterfront on the Bay of Bengal. Start the tour with visit to Kalashetra & join the Heritage Walking tour which starts from 0830 AM for 03 hours (closed on Saturday & Sunday) Visit The St. George Fort (closed on Friday), Santhome Cathedral & Snake Park (closed on Tuesdays) In the evening, optionally you can visit the flower and fruit market, and then explore Marina Beach, the second longest beach in the world. Overnight stay at the hotel.

03 Day: Chennai – Kanchipuram – Mahabalipuram (130 kms: 4 hrs)

After breakfast, drive to Mahabalipuram enroute visit Kanchipuram to explore the ancient capital of the Pallavas famous for its 1000 temples, of which 124 shrines still remain. Visit the most famous temple: Kailasnathar; built during 685 A.D. to 705 A.D. Visit other temples like Vaikuntaperumal, Ekambareshwara, Kamakshiamma and Sakiswarar. Go shopping at the world famous silk cloth markets. Later proceed to Mahabalipuram and check in at hotel. In the afternoon, take a sightseeing tour of Mahabalipuram; a sculptor's delight boasting of some of India's most sublime rock-cut art falling under the UNESCO World Heritage Site. Visit the seven pagoda-style Shore temples, Rathas, Arjuna's Penance, Krishna Mandapa, Shore Temple, Mahishasurmardini Cave, Varaha Mandapa and Mandapams. Overnight stay at the hotel.

Kanchipuram is known as one of India's Seven Sacred cities and the historical and culture capital of the Pallavas. It was ruled by Pallavas from 6th to 8th century A.D and later became the citadel of Cholas, Vijayanagar Kings, Muslims and British rulers. It has been a centre of Tamil learning, cultural and religious background for decades. Kanchi is also known as the centre of the worldly famous finest silk sarees. Kanchi has magnificent ancient temples of exceptional architectural beauty bearing fluent testimony to its splendid Dravidian heritage.

Mahabalipuram with its picturesque location on a rocky outcrop between the beach and a lagoon is a happy combination of history, good beaches, hassle-free tourism, fabulous fish and lobster! Despite the many visitors, drawn by the former Pallava dynasty town, the place is friendly, relaxed, and the villagers are remarkably unperturbed by their crowds of visitors.

04 Day: Mahabalipuram – Pondicherry (96 kms: 2 - 3 hrs)

After an early breakfast, check out from the hotel and drive to Pondicherry. On arrival transfer to the hotel, after refreshment take a sightseeing tour of Pondicherry, visiting the Sri Aurobindo Ashram and the Ecole Françoise d’Extreme Orient, which is nearly 100 years old and offers programs in Sanskrit, Tamil and Archaeological studies. The French Catholic influence is evident in a number of churches, notably the Jesuit Cathedral (Notre Dame de la Conception’ 16941-1765),The Church of Our Lady of Angels (1855), famous for an oil painting of our Lady of Assumption given to the Church by King Louis Napoleon III, and the 17th century Chapel of Our Sisters of Cluny. Also visit Auroville, the planned city of Dawn of the new world. In the evening take a walk at the promenade by the beach. You will find here some of the most significant landmarks like the statues of Mahatma Gandhi, Jeanne d'Arc, Duplex, the elegant War Memorial raised by the French, the heritage building "Mairie", the 27m tall old Lighthouse. After sightseeing return to the hotel for overnight stay.

Pondicherry: This attractive, former French colony exudes a Mediterranean aura with its sophisticated streets, elegant houses, ornamental gardens and the Hotel de Ville. Located along the Bay of Bengal the city didn't come under Indian rule until 1954. You can still hear a fair bit of French being spoken as you stroll along its remaining seaside villas and cobblestone streets. The city is really two towns in one: La Ville Blanche, the colonials' former playground, and La Ville Noire, the crowded inland area where the native Indian population was forced to live.

05 Day: Pondicherry – Chidambaram – Nalladai – Tanjore (170 kms: 4 hrs)

After an early breakfast, check out from the hotel and drive to Tanjore. Enroute visit Chidambaram– one of the major Hindu pilgrimage places famous for the Nataraja Temple. The presiding deity in the temple is Akasha Lingam and is represented by air, one of the five elements of the universe. Also visit, Nalladai village, Sri Agneeswarar temple, Lord Agneeswara graces facing west against the traditional direction of east. There is slope like formation around the Shivalinga filled with water to calm down the Agni feature (heat) of the Lord. Later proceed to Tanjore. On arrival transfer to the hotel. Rest of the evening is free for rest and relaxation. Overnight at the hotel.

Chidambaram (also Thillai) literally means the sky permeated by an atmosphere of intelligence and wisdom. According to legend, it was once a forest of tillai, a mangrove species of trees. There was once a small shrine on the banks of a tank. The saints Vyagrapada and Patanjali are said to have worshipped at this shrine, now called Thirumoolanathar. It is believed that their penance attained fruition with the revelation of Shiva's cosmic dance by Lord Nataraja on the auspicious Thai Poosam day.

06 Day: Tanjore – Trichy – Madurai (200 kms: 4 hrs)

After breakfast take a sightseeing tour of the city visiting Brihadeshwara temple built by Raja and is termed as the crowning glory of Chola temple architecture and falls under the World Heritage sites. Also visit the Thanjavur Palace, which was constructed in 1550 with huge corridors, spacious halls, observation and arsenal towers. Later visit the Saraswati Mahal Library - housing some of the most important oriental manuscripts collections in India. Later drive to Madurai & en route visit Trichy; the most famous landmark of this bustling town is the Rock Fort Temple, a spectacular monument perched on a massive rocky outcrop. The Sri Ranganathanswami Temple is one of the largest and most interesting temple complexes in India, built on an island in the middle of the Cauvery River and covers a staggering 2.5 sq km followed by a visit to Jambukeshwara temple. Later proceed to Madurai, on arrival, transfer to the hotel for overnight stay.

Tanjore or Thanjavur as it was earlier called was the capital of the Chola Empire from the 10th century to the 14th century A.D. and later became a part of the Vijaynagar kingdom. It is the literary and religious centre of the South. The celebrated temple Brihadeshra built by the Chola King during the 11th century is its major attraction. The Saraswati Mahal library, dating back from the time of the Marathas, contains a rare collection of books and manuscripts on paper and palm leaves.

Trichy is a city surrounded by the rock fort. On the top of the rock there is a fort and a temple. After crossing 434 rocks cut steps, there is a temple called Mathrubhutewarar temple, which is dedicated to Lord Siva. There is another temple called Ucchi Pillar temple, which is dedicated to Lord Ganesha and located at the top of the rock. The entire city can be seen from this place. Srirangam temple and Sri Jambukeswarar temple are famous in Trichy.

07 Day: Madurai

After breakfast, visit the Meenakshi Sundareshwar, one of the largest temple complexes in India built between the 16th and 18th centuries. Apart from the estimated 33 million sculptures there, the temple is absolutely absorbing with the endless rounds of ceremonies, prostration of countless devotees and glittering market stalls. Later visit Tiruparankundram Murugan Temple, Palamuthirsolai Murugan Temple. Also visit the Tirumal Nayak’s Palace; a highly decorative monument. Its enormous roofed arcade supported by 48 – foot high stone pillar, still stands. In the evening visit the famous Meenakshi Sundareshwar Temple to attend the Aarti (Prayers) witnessing interesting rituals and ceremonies. Overnight at the hotel.

Madurai is one of the oldest town, built around 2500 year back. Located on the bank of Vaigai River in Tamilnadu, the city is also known as a culture capital of Tamilnadu with great mythological, rich culture and inspiring heritage history. This is believed that when this city as built by the king, God Shiva appeared here, eventually some drops of nectar fell from his hair on this city, therefore city as named Madurai, The Nectar Town: literally Mathuram means sweetness in Tamil Language, also called Lotus city, since it was built in Lotus shape.

08 Day: Madurai – Kanyakumari (245 kms: 5 hrs)

After an early brreakfastcheck out from the hotel and drive to Kanyakumari, Enroute you may opt to relax and visit Tiruparankundram Murugan Temple, Palamuthirsolai Murugan Temple. After visit proceed to Kanyakumari. Upon arrirval check-in at hotel & later proceed for half day sightseeing. Visit Kumari Amman Devi Temple, Gandhi Mandapam & Swami Vivekananda Memorial. Evening boat cruise to Swami Vivekanda Rock & Thiruvallur Statue. In the evening, enjoy the mesmerizing sunset. Overnight at the hotel in Kanyakumari.

Kanyakumari Referred to by the British as Cape Commorin, Kanyakumari in the state of Tamilnadu is located at the southernmost tip of the peninsular Indian. It derives its name from the small temple dedicated to Kanyakumari or the youthful form of the primeval energy Shakti (Mother Goddess) located on the city’s shore. Kanyakumari is the point of confluence of three oceans - the Bay of Bengal, the Arabian Sea and the Indian Ocean. This well-known Hindu pilgrimage center is famous for its beautiful sights of sunrise and sunset over the waters.

09 Day: Kanyakumari – Trivandrum – Kovalam (120 kms: 4 hrs)

Today early morning enjoy the speculative SUNRISE, just behind The Vivekananda Rock Memorial and the Thiruvalluvar Statue. After refreshment check out the hotel and drive to Kovalam, en route stop over at Trivandrum, the capital of the state of Kerala is a beautiful seaside city built on seven hills, visit Horse Palace, The Napier Museum & Sree Chitra Art Gallery (closed on Monday & Friday afternoon) and Padmatheertha Kulam (Temple Pond). Afterwards continue to proceed to Kovalam; rest of the evening is free for leisure. Overnight at the hotel in Kovalam.

Trivandrum: Thiruvananthapuram shot into prominence in the 18th century when the capital was shifted here form Padmanabhapuram, a little down south. The erstwhile kings of the then Travancore State, taking on the title of Padmanabhadas (servant of Lord), had dedicated themselves completely to the service of the Lord residing in the temple here. By the terms of this dedication, the deity owns the kingdom while the king is the mere executor of the trust. The temples in the city are believed to be several thousand years old. After independence, the city was designated as the capital of Kerala.

Kovalam: On the Malabar Coast along the Kerala shoreline is a small village; called Kovalam is 16 kms away from Trivandrum, a sheltered bay endowed with unusual beauty. This natural bay is a safe sea-pool free from high waves and surge. The beach resort here is of international standard. Today Kovalam has become one of the most popular beach hangouts in India. Kovalam means a grove of coconut trees and truly the coconut trees along the beaches gives it a paradise of nature.

10 Day: Kovalam

Today morning enjoy the beach actives, swimming at the Kovalam beach is the rejuvenating and a relaxing experience. Water skiing is just like the snow skiing where you the vast space to enjoy and Kovalam beach is the good option to try to water skiing. You may opt to enjoy Angling, Para-sailing and Surfing at the beach. You can also experience world famous Ayurveda massage and treatment offers at the resort, this is not merely to relax you, also rejuvenates your mind, body and soul. Overnight at the beach hotel in Kovalam.

Ayurveda, means the science of healthy living, derives its name from the Sanskrit words, AYUSH (LIFE) and VEDA (KNOWLEDGE). It looks at healing in a holistic fashion. The physical treatment has overtones of philosophical and psychological approaches too. Any ailment in the body is viewed as a result of a combination of factors with special reference to the components of diet. It is here that Ayurveda recognizes that each individual is different and so treatment too should be customized. The Ayurvedic principles are found in detail in Atharva Veda, one of the four Vedas of Hinduism.

11 Day: Kovalam – Alleppey (160 kms: 4 ½ hrs) Backwaters tours through sailing boat

After breakfast check out the hotel and drive for Alleppey, on arrival check in to the houseboat and journey begins to explore backwaters world though sailing boat passing thorough tropical countryside, enjoying view of palm fringed narrow canals winding through the vast expanse of paddy fields and the neat tiny hamlets lined up along either side of the canals are panoramic sights. On the way one can see The Chinese fishing nets, the reminiscent of our past trade links, groups of duck swimming around and colourful birds flying across the sky remains as enduring pictures treasured in our memories, you can try your hands in fishing from the houseboats. In the evening enjoy beautiful sunset from the sun-deck of the houseboats. Enjoy the dinner of your choice cooked and served by the Chef. Dinner and overnight at the houseboat.

Alleppey: a calm backwater town is the center for backwater cruises in Kerala. It has a large network of water canals, which passes through the town, provides its lifeline & has a long sandy beach. Alleppy is also famous for Speculative Nehru Trophy Boat Race, celebrated every year- in month of August, the most colourful and exotic snake boat race in Kerala. The city is known for coir products.

Houseboat: Generated through electricity; with sitting cum dining area, private bedroom with attached English toilets, sun deck and fully loaded kitchen with a Chef, and Srank (Driver).

Backwaters Tours: The mystifying intricate of forty-five rivers that creates around 900 km roundabout lakes, lagoons, canals, estuaries and deltas in the South Indian state of Kerala, This topographical persona blessed the God's Own Country with elaborate water worlds, commonly known as 'backwaters'. Cruising all along the backwaters of Kerala is an ultimate way to discern its implausible foliage, bona fide, affluent ethnicity and wildlife. The tranquil, steep and Sluggish backwaters tour is like inspiring depictions of nature’s beauty witnessed by the tourists.

12 Day: Alleppey – Cochin (55 kms: 1 ½ hrs)

After breakfast, disembark from the houseboat and drive to Cochin. Visit Fort Cochin & St. Francis Church to see the town of Vasco da Gama. We also see the Jewish Synagogue (Closed on Friday afternoons and all Saturdays & all Passover Days & the Mattancherry "Dutch" Palace (closed on Fridays & Saturdays). enjoy the Kathakali Dance, one of India's most famous Classical dances with lavish Costumes, exotic makeup & Masks intensifying the beauty of the dancer’s intricate moments. Overnight at the hotel.

Kochi (colonial name Cochin) is a vibrant city situated on the south-west coast of the Indian peninsula in the breathtakingly scenic and prosperous state of Kerala also called 'God's Own Country'. Its strategic importance over the centuries is underlined by the sobriquet Queen of the Arabian Sea. Informally, Cochin is also referred to as the Gateway to Kerala. From time immemorial, the Arabs, British, Chinese, Dutch, and Portuguese have left indelible marks on the history and development of Cochin.

13 Day: Cochin – Munnar (135 kms: 5 hrs)

Today morning check out the hotel and drive to Munnar, The word "Munnar" means three rivers. 3 mountain streams (Madurapuzha, Nallathanni and Kundala) are joining together here. There are about 30 tea plantations in and around Munnar. The tea estates, hills, lakes and forests inside Munnar range expose its beauty. The Munnar hills are covered by tea plants, which look like a wide green carpet. You can take a short tour visiting Munnar Tea Factory & Museum (closed on Monday). Rest of the evening is free for leisure. Overnight at the hotel.

Munnar: the erstwhile 'summer capital of the British', has become the most sought after holiday destination in South India. It is the luxuriant gift of nature to the Western Ghats, the eastern border of Kerala, 5000ft above sea level. Dense forests, wildlife sanctuaries, and major cash crop plantations cover most of this region. Munnar abounds in animals like elephants and Nilgiri Thar and rich biodiversity teeming with flora and fauna.

14 Day: Munnar

After breakfast visit to Pothamedu which offers an excellent view of the tea, coffee and cardamom plantations in Munnar, Devikulam (7 km from Munnar), this idyllic hill station with its velvet lawns, exotic flora and fauna and the cool mountain air is a rare experience. Blossom International Park is about 3 km away from Munnar, Mattupetty dam and its reservoir is located 13 km away from Munnar, Kundala Lake & Echo Point. Afterwards return to the hotel for overnight stay.

15 Day: Munnar – Coimbatore (170 kms: 6 hrs)

After breakfast check out the hotel and drive to Coimbatore, on arrival transfer to the hotel. After relaxation visit Perur Pateeswarar Temple, Arulmigu Patteeswarar Swamy Temple, or the Perur Pateeswarar Temple, is an ancient temple dedicated to Lord Patteeswarar located at a distance of 9 kilometres from the city of Coimbatore. Ayyappan Temple, the Sree Ayyappan Temple is a significant temple that is dedicated to Lord Sree Ayyappa. In the evening you can visit Dhyanalinga Isha Yoga Centre and local market. Overnight at the hotel in Coimbatore.

Coimbatore: One of the largest cities of Tamil Nadu, Coimbatore is a main hub for industry, textiles manufacturing and is also the gateway to several other tourist destinations in South India. However, there is a lot more to Coimbatore than just that. From ancient temples to classy new buildings, from breathtaking mountains to jaw-dropping waterfalls, from a mouth-watering cuisine with pleasant weather all year round.

16 Day: Coimbatore – Mettupalyam – Coonoor – Ooty (Toy Train Journey)

Packed breakfast from hotel & check out from hotel & drive to Mettupalayam to take train ride. Coimbatore to Mettupalayam: 40 kms / 0130 hours’ drive. Toy Train Depart from Mettupalayam at 0710 hours / Arrive at Coonor at 1030 hours. Upon arrival at Coonoor your chauffer will receive at the railway station & drive you for sightseeing of Sim’s Park & Catherine Water Falls at Coonoor. After the visit it’s time to taste some flavours of 05 varietal of Indian Tea from the garden. Enjoy Tea Tasting with Lunch at Coonoor with a local tea expert. Later continue drive to Ooty, by surface or board the Toy Train from Coonoor to Ooty. Toy train Depart from Coonoor at 1600 hours / Arrive at Ooty at 1715 hours. Overnight at Ooty hotel.

Ooty: Known as the queen of hills and the most popular hill station in the South India. It is located in the Nilgiri hills at 2286 meter above sea level. With its rolling lawns and salubrious climate it became the important hill station in South India and the summer capital of the former Madras presidency. Ooty still has the touch of the Raj about it, with its cottages and pretty gardens and stone churches that stands among the groves of pine. Old summer palaces of maharajas are now hotels and set in their beautiful parks.

17 Day: Ooty

After breakfast visit the hill town of Ooty. Visit Botanical Gardens, a wealth of variety of plants that include different types of roses, imported shrubs, rare flowering plants, Ooty Lake, Fern hill Palace, was the erstwhile summer residence of the Maharaja of Mysore. Ooty Golf Links, The golf course is set at an altitude of 7200 feet. The course extends over 193.56 acres and comprises 18 holes. Dodabetta Peak, highest point in South India, followed visit to Tea Museum & Factory & Pine Forest. Later return to the hotel for overnight stay.

18 Day: Ooty – Mysore (220 kms: 6 ½ hrs)

After an early breakfast check out and drive to Mysore. On arrival transfer to the hotel, after refreshment visit the Palace of the Maharaja, St. Philomenas Cathedral, Chamundeshwari Temple & Nandi Bull. Visit the Silk Factory (if operational & time permits) & witness the weaving of Mysore Silk. Evening visit Brindavan gardens & spectacular musical fountains. Overnight at Mysore.

Mysore, the capital city of the Wodeyars has always enchanted its admirers with its quaint charm, rich heritage, magnificent palaces, beautifully laid-out gardens, imposing buildings, broad shady avenues and sacred temples. Mysore races its history back to the mythical past, when Goddess Chamundeshwari of Chamundi Hills killed the wicked buffalo-headed demon, Mahishasura. Mysore Dasara is the celebration of this victory of good over evil. Mysore also has associations with the Mahabharata and King Ashoka of the 3rd century B.C. During the Wodeyars rule Mysore reached the Zenith of its glory as a fabled centre of oriental splendor.

19 Day: Mysore – Srirangapatna – Shravanbelgola – Hassan (135 kms: 4 hrs)

After breakfast check out from the hotel and drive to Hassan. Enroute visit Srirangapatna Tipu Sultan Palace & enjoy the splendour of Shravanabelagola (650 steps to be climbed one-way) one of most significant Jain Pilgrim centre. Here is the 17m high monolith of Lord Bahubali - the world’s tallest monolithic statue. After visit continue drive to Hassan, upon arrival check transfer to the hotel for overnight stay.

Srirangapatna: The town is an architectural masterpiece of Hoysala and Vijayanagar styles. One of the most important Vaishnavites centres of pilgrimage- the Ranganathaswamy temple, the town also boasts of historical importance. It was once the capital of Mysore under Tipu Sultan. The monuments on the island town have been nominated as a UNESCO world heritage site.

Sravanabelgola: 51 kms southeast of Hassan, it is one of the most important Jain pilgrim centres & houses the world's tallest monolithic statue of Lord Bahubali standing tall at 27 meters. Thousands of devotees congregate here to perform the Mahamastakabhisheka a spectacular ceremony held once in 12 years, when the 1000 year old statue is anointed with curd, ghee, milk, saffron, and gold coins. Channarayapatna, Ramanathpur, Gorur and Manjarabad are the other places of interest around Hassan.

20 Day: Hassan – Belur – Halebid – Chitradurga (190 kms: 4 hrs)

After breakfast check out from the hotel. Visit Belur (40 kms from Hassan) The town is most famous for its Chennakeshava temple, one of the finest examples of Hoysala workmanship, also visit to Halebid (17 kms from Belur and 27 kms from Hassan) like those of Belur – bear mute testimony to the rich, cultural heritage of Karnataka. The Hoysaleshwara Temple, dating back to the 21st century, is astounding for its wealth of sculpture details. The walls of the temple are covered with an endless variety of Gods and Goddesses, animals, birds and dancing girls. Later drive to Chitradurga on arrival check into the hotel, later in the afternoon visit to Chitradurga for. Overnight at the hotel in Chitradurga.

Chitradurga, ancient little town replete with magnificent natural landforms like boulders of curious shapes and this quaint ancient city has an umbrella-shaped towering hill and sated with rocky hills, valleys and eminent rocks of several shapes. Popularly known for historical 'Chitradurga Fort', the region is nearly correlated with the Mahabharata and the history of the fort lies from the era of Chalukyas regime and known for the myth of Onaka Obawa. The city unfolds historical landmarks, culture, legacies and picturesque epics of the past.

21 Day: Chitradurga – Hampi / Hospet (150 kms: 4 hrs)

Early breakfast at hotel & drive to Hampi. On arrival check-into the hotel. After relaxation, take a sightseeing tour of Hampi, ruins spread over an area of more than 26 sq. kms, protected by the tempestuous river Tungabhadra in the north and by rocky granite ridges on the other three sides, visit at some of the interesting ruins remaining Hazara Rama Temples, huge Ganesha & Narasimha images, the elephant stables, the queen's bath, and carvings on the Ramachandra Temple &Lotus Mahal. There are a number of temples in Anegondi, which is a fortified area on the northern side of Hampi Bazaar. A terrain such as this was excellent for a capital city that needed to be vigilant and spend a further day in the heart of the lost empire. Overnight at the hotel in Hampi.

Hampi was once the glorious capital of mighty Vijayanagar Empire (1336-1565), from the Deccan Plateau to the tip of the Peninsula. Founded in the middle of the 14th century by two local princes, Hukka & Bukka, the Vijayanagara Empire came to be celebrated for its might and wealth and as a showpiece of imperial magnificence. The emperors of this dynasty were great patrons of art and architecture, which can still be seen in the vast ruins of Hampi. In an effort to resurrect this abandoned capital, the government has been involved in the restoration, excavation and protection of the ruins which spread over an area of 26 sq. kms. The terrain is dominated by rocky hills and the mighty Tungabhadra River which flows through this rugged landscape.

22 Day: Hampi – Bellary Airport (36 kms: 1 hr) – Bangalore (By Air)

After breakfast check out from hotel & visit the remaining monuments in Hampi & later drive to Bellary (Vidyanagar) airport to board the flight for Bangalore, on arrival transfer to the hotel, Evening is free for leisure, or you may opt to visit to the local market or opt to visit Ulsar Lake, overnight at the hotel in Bangalore.

Bangalore: Capital of Karnataka State, Bangalore is famous as the city of gardens. It is one of the most attractive cities in India with its beautiful parks avenues and impressive buildings. Bangalore is renowned as much for its industrial plants as for its silk saris, and for the sprawling Cubbon Park, which lies at the heart of the city, as also its prestigious race course. It is now part of the great Silicone Valley, is a beautiful city filled with the tranquillity of its greenery. The Lalbagh garden is particularly beauliful and well laid out. It has one of the largest collections of exotic Indian Tropical and Sub-tropical vegetation, Lakes and Lotus-filled pools. Cubbon Park, Bull temple, Mysore arts & crafts centre are worth visiting.

23 Day: Bangalore:

Today morning after breafkast take a sightseeing tour of the city visiting ISKCON Temple, Hare Krishna Hill is the hillock on which this temple is situated. Lal Baugh– One of the main gardens in the city; it derives its name from the profusion of Red roses which are in bloom here, Cubbon Park– a garden laid down by Lord Cubbon in 1864. The ambience of the city life is broken with presence of such a large park in the center of the city. The Bull Temple – The 4.57 m high and 6.10 meters long image is carved out of single granite rock. Later followed by visit to Sri Gavi Gangadhareshwara Temple – The temple is natural monolith carved cave temple dedicated to Lord Shiva. Also visit, Vishweshwaraiah Technological Museum, Vidhana Soudha. Afterwards return to the hotel for overnight stay.

24 Day: Bangalore – Hometown (By Air)

After breakfast, check out the hotel and transfer to the airport to board the scheduled flight to onwards journey/ hometown. On departure, the tour concludes with the happy memories.

Tour Package Guidelines:

Since the precise cost of a customized tour is subject to specific accommodation choices, travel period (date/month/year), nos of pax travelling together and other custom preferences. However, to enable you to chalk out your holiday plan, we suggest following budget guidelines (minimum 2 people are travelling together & sharing one double room) for a customized tour:

  1. 2 Star: $75 - $90 per person per day
  2. 3-Star: $95 - $110 per person per day
  3. 4-Star: $115 - $170 per person per day
  4. 5-Star: $175 - $250 + per person per day

The Package Inclusive of:

  1. Hotel accommodation on twin sharing with buffet breakfast.
  2. Aircon car with English speaking driver throughout the tour for all transfers, sightseeing, intercity travel.
  3. Car services are inclusive of all services; right from pick up from the airport till departure.
  4. Driver allowance (food & Stay)
  5. All toll taxes, entry permit and parking charges.
  6. English/Multilingual guide at the time of sightseeing.
  7. Toy Train Ticket in Coonoor. 
  8. Kathakali Dance tickets.
  9. Entrance of Tea Gardens during plantation tour.
  10. Alleppy Houseboat accommodation inclusive of all meals

The Package Excludes:

  1. Any international/domestic air/train fare.
  2. Monuments/sightseeing entry charges.
  3. 5% GST (Government Service Tax) on tour cost.
  4. Any expenses of personal nature such as laundry, tips, phone calls, insurance, portage, soft/hard drinks, meals unless not specified etc.
  5. Anything which is not mentioned in the 'Inclusions' shall not be the part of this package.

Please Note:

  1. As the above is a customized package of a private tour, we can modify the tour and services as per your requirement.
  2. Any specific requirement, special interest tour, conferences, seminar, shopping, national events, fair and festivals, meeting with local people, safaris, excursion, and meal plan, accommodation etc., can be arranged accordingly at additional cost, if any.
  3. During the National Ceremonies, Major Sports Events, New Year, Christmas, Fair and Festivals the package cost will be worked out accordingly.
  4. Tirupati Darshan Charge to be paid at Darshan counter.

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