Day - 1 » Departure
Departure from the home country.
Day - 2 » Mumbai
Arrive Mumbai (Bombay). Transfer to Hotel
Day - 3 » Tour of Mumbai
Morning tour of Mumbai (Bombay). Kamla Nehru Park, Hanging Gardens
situated on the slopes of Malabar Hill offering a panoramic view of
Marine Drive, Chowpatty Beach, Prince of Wales Museum, Mani Bhawan,
Dhobi Ghat, Gateway of India & drive through the Crawford Market,
Marine Drive & Flora Fountain. Check-out at 1200 hrs.Evening
transfer to airport for Aurangabad flight. Arrive Aurangabad and
transfer to hotel. Overnight Aurangabad.
Day - 4 » Ajanta Caves
Full day tour of Ajanta Caves. Ajanta Caves are 106 kms from Aurangabad
& date back to the 2nd century BC. The 30 rock hewn caves are
adorned with Buddhist sculpture and the frescoes portray in epic form
the religious and secular life through eight centuries. Overnight
Day - 5 » Ellora Caves
Morning visit Ellora Caves (29 kms) encompassing 34 rock cut shrines
representing Buddhist,Hindu & Jain art dating from the 4th to 9th
century A.D. The most remarkable among them is the Kailash Temple, meant
to be a replica of Lord Shivas celestial abode - Kailash is the best
example of Rock cut architecture and an engineering marvel. Check-out at
1200 hrs. Evening transfer to rail-station for Hyderabad night train.
Overnight on board train.
Day - 6 » Hyderabad
Morning arrive Hyderabad and transfer
Hotel. Afternoon tour of Hyderabad. Visit Charminar - Rectangular Four
Arched Monumental Gate often described as the -The Arch of Triumph of
the East, The Mecca Mosque & visit the Salar Jung Museum - one man
collection of Manuscripts, ancient weapons, costumes & curios. Visit
the High Court buildings. Overnight Hyderabad.
Day - 7 » Golconda
Day free or optional tour to Golconda. Golconda Fort is situated on the
Western outskirts of Hyderabad. The fort built in the 13th century,
served the kings as a Stronghold, Administrative Centre and Market
Place. See the expansive Roof Gardens. Also visit the Tombs of Qutab
Shahi Kings in a beautiful domed Mausoleum surrounded by Gardens. The
tombs follow certain pattern with Hindu style ornamentation, while
important ones have their own Mosques. Overnight Hyderabad.
Day - 8 » Chennai
Morning transfer to airport for Chennai (Madras) flight. Arrive and
transfer to hotel. Afternoon city tour. Visit the Museum to see the Art
and Bronze Gallery (Closed on Fridays and Public holidays). Drive
through the Flower and Fruit market, High court, Fort museum, Marina
Beach, Santhome Cathedral and snake park. Overnight Chennai (Madras).
Day - 9 » Mahabalipuram
Full day tour of Mahabalipuram & Kanchipuram. Kanchipuram (64 kms
from Chennai (Madras)) is the ancient capital of the Pallavas famous as
a city of 1000 Temples and still has 124 shrines. The first temple
dedicated to Shiva was built in the 7th and 8th century and has
paintings on the walls. Temples of Ekambaswara, Kailasanatha, Sri
Kamakshi and Varadarajaswamy are of interest. Kanchipuram is also famous
for its silks. The city of Mahabalipuram is famous for the seven
pagodas. Here on the seashore is an interesting group of ancient rock
hewn temples which are the examples of Dravidian style of Architecture.
Overnight Chennai (Madras) .
Day - 10 » Mysore
Morning transfer to rail-station for Mysore train. Arrive Mysore and
transfer to hotel. Overnight Mysore.
Day - 11 » Belur and Halebid
Full day tour of Belur and Halebid. The Chenna Kesava temple of Belur
built 900 years ago is an exquisite example of Hoysala art. Halebid's
12th century Hoysaleswara and Kedareswara temples are master pieces of
Hindu art. On the return, visit Sravanbelgola. At Sravanbelgola, 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 and honey once every 12
years. Overnight Mysore.
Day - 12 » Tour of Mysore
Morning tour of Mysore. Visit the palace of the Maharaja built in
1911-1912. The palace is of harmonious syntheses of the Hindu and
saracenic styles of architecture with archways, domes, turrets,
colonnades and sculptures which are magnificent. Visit the Art Gallery;
drive upto Chamundi hill to see Chamundeshwari Temple & a panoramic
view of Mysore. On the way back, see the Nandi Bull. Afternoon free.
Day - 13 » Garden City Bangalore
Drive to Bangalore. Day at leisure for exploring this "Garden City".
You could visit the Lal Bagh with a variety of old trees, fountains,
lotus pools, terraces & an assortment of tropical and sub-tropical
herbs. Also see the Maharaja's Palace and Government Buildings.
Day - 14 » Back to Mumbai
Transfer to airport for Mumbai (Bombay) flight. Arrive & transfer
to hotel. Rest of the day free. In Mumbai (Bombay), you could visit the
Kamla Nehru Park, Hanging Gardens situated on the slopes of Malabar Hill
offering a panoramic view of Marine Drive, Chowpatty Beach, Prince of
Wales Museum, Mani Bhawan, Dhobi Ghat, Gateway of India & drive
through the Crawford Market, Marine Drive and Flora Fountain. Overnight
Day - 15 » Tour End
Morning transfer to airport.