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Cultural South India

(Itinerary ID : TP170)
Package Duration : 16 Nights /17 Days
Destination Covered : Delhi - Bangalore - Hyderabad Hampi - Chennai - Bijapur - Mysore - Goa
Starting Price : Price Available on Request
Tour Highlights
  • Light and sound show at Red Fort
  • Visit the Charminar, Golconda Fort
  • Excursion of Tirupati
  • Palace of the Maharaja, Mysore
  • Excursion to Sravanbelagola
  • Excursion to Belur and Halebid
  • Tour of the "Garden City," Bangalore
  • Explore the monuments of Hampi
  • Monument of Bijapur Gol Gumbaz
  • View of Panjim and river Mandovi
  • View natural harbor-Mormugao
Detailed Itinerary

Day 1 : Arrive Delhi
On 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
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 man-made lakes.

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
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
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
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
Whole day we explore the wealthy monuments of Hampi. Evening return back to hotel for overnight stay.

Day 13 : Bijapur
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 etc.

Day 14 : Goa
After break fast we proceed to Goa. Arrive and check in hotel. For the day you are free to relax.

Day 15 : Goa
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 leisure.

Day 16 : Goa
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.


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