South India Tour With Goa

Goa and that too with South India is just remarkable. All seems to be royal as far as this combination is concerned. No one deny the impressive beaches of Colva in South Goa and Benaulim and when it coupled with South India, the tour becomes all the more major and worthwhile. The wonderful part of this itinerary is that you get all the fascinations in one basket. Now that is where you get the extreme attractiveness and joy with loads of fun. What's more, we take you to all the famous places like Chennai's Fort St. George, San Thome Cathedral and various other fascinating spots. Then there are other attractive spots on charts as well including Mahabalipuram Shore Temple, Arjuna's Penance and Five Rathas for example. In reality, as Goa is well-known for its beaches, South India is well-known for its spiritual fervor.

Places Covered: Madras, Mahabalipuram, Kanchipuram, Tanjore, Trichy, Periyar, Madurai, Cochin, Ooty, Mudumalai, Mysore, Hassan, Hospet, Badami, Bijapur, Belgaum, Goa, Bombay .

Itinerary Details

Day 01 - Madras - Mahabalipuram :Arrive Madras and drive to Mahabalipuram. On entrance check-in at beach resort. Afternoon visit the famous sea shore temple. Overnight at Hotel.

Day 02 - Mahabalipuram-Kanchipuram :Morning breakfast at the hotel and excursion to Kanchipuram. Famous for antique temples and silk works Kanchipuram is also known as "Land of Thousand Temples". Overnight stay at hotel.

Day 03 - Mahabalipuram - Tanjore :After breakfast drive to Tanjore famous for temples and culture. Overnight stay at beach resort.

Day 04 - Tanjore - Trichy - Madurai :After breakfast drive to Madurai enroute visiting Srirangam Temple and the Rock-Fort at Tiruchirapalli. On arrival in Madurai check in at Hotel. Overnight stay at hotel.

Day 05 - Madurai :Daybreak after breakfast proceed for half day city tour visiting famous Meenakshi Temple and other temples. Overnight stay at hotel.

Day 06 - Madurai - Periyar :Daybreak after breakfast drive to Periyar, a wildlife sanctuary with beautiful lake situated in lush green forest. On arrival transfer to hotel for Overnight stay. St Francis Church - Cochin

Day 07 - Periyay - Cochin :Morning breakfast at the hotel and drive to Cochin. Enroute enjoy backwater cruise between Kottayam and Alleppy. On arrival check-in at hotel for Overnight stay.

Day 08 - Cochin :Cochin is one of the biggest harbours of India. Full day free for independent activities. Interesting places to visit and see include Jewish Synagogue, Dutch Palace and Chinese fishing nets. Overnight at hotel.

Day 09 - Cochin - Ooty :After breakfast drive to Ooty - one of the most popular hill resorts of India. On arrival check-in at hotel. Afternoon free to relax and unwind. Overnight at hotel.

Day 10 - Ooty :Day free at leisure. Interesting activities includes boat ride on Lake Ooty and visit to Botanical Gardens. Overnight stay at hotel.

Day 11 - Ooty - Mudumalai - Mysore :After breakfast drive to Mysore visiting Madumalai Wildlife Sanctuary en route. On entrance transfer to Hotel for overnight stay.

Day 12 - Mysore :Daybreak breakfast at the hotel. Complete day free to enjoy with car at your disposal. You can visit Lalita Mahal Palace, Nandi Bull Temple and Brindaban Gardens. Overnight stay at hotel.

Day 13 - Mysore - Hassan :Daybreak breakfast at the hotel and drive to Hassan - a convenient base for visits to Belur (38 km) and Halebid (27 Km). On arrival check-in at hotel. Afternoon visit the ancient temples Belur and Halebid. Once the capital of Hoysala Kings, Belur is noted for its superb Chennakeshava Temple, a perfect example of Hoysala architecture. Not far from Belur is Halebid, another capital of Hoysala Kings. Its beautiful temples remain as evidence of the artistic genius of Hoysala Sculptors and the aesthetic inclination of their kings. Overnight at hotel.

Day 14 - Hassan - Hospet :Daybreak drive to Hospet and on arrival check-in at hotel Malligi Tourist Home. Hospet is a convenient base for visiting Hampi - the magnificent ruined city that was once the capital of the powerful Vijayanagar Kings. Among its splendid monuments are the Vittala Temple with its fine sculptures, musical pillars and the famous stone chariots. Overnight at hotel.

Day 15 - Hospet - Badami :Daybreak drive to Badami. The Chalukyan capital from 543-757AD, Badami, has several magnificent rock-cut and early sculptural temples. Other nearby interesting places includes Aihole and Pattadakal. Aihole is a pretty village on the banks of the Malaprabha. There are about 125 temples scattered around the village. Pattadakal, the second capital of Chalukyas is also the place where all coronations took place and still has a number of beautiful temples. Overnight at hotel.

Day 16 - Badami - Bijapur :Morning drive to Bijapur and on entrance check-in at hotel. Once the capital of Adil Shah dynasty, Bijapur has many important monuments. These includes Gol Gumbaz - the world's second largest dome, Jama Masjid - one of the finest in Deccan with a large shallow, onion shaped dome and arcaded court; Ibrahim Rauza - the palatial 17th century tomb. Overnight at hotel.

Day 17 - Bijapur - Belgaum :Daybreak drive to Belgaum and on entrance check-in at hotel. Overnight at hotel.

Day 18 - Belgaum - Goa :Morning drive to Goa and on entrance check-in at hotel. Evening free to relax and unwind. Overnight at hotel.

Day 19 - Goa :Breakfast at the hotel and half day city tour. Rest of the day free. Overnight at hotel.

Day 20 - Goa :Breakfast at the hotel. complete day at leisure. Overnight at hotel.

Day 21 - Goa - Bombay :Transfer to airport to board flight for Bombay and back to home.

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