Trip to South India
Duration : 15 days and 14 nights.
Trip to South India
Destinations Covered: Chennai-Mahabalipuram,
Kanchipuram, Hyderabad, Bidar, Gulbarga, Bijapur, Badami,
Hospet, Hampi, Hassan, Mysore, Bangalore, Mumbai or
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Day 01 : Land at Chennai and reach to the hotel.
Day 02 : Chennai-Mahabalipuram
In early morning you can roam around some well known
places in Chennai.
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Heritage Tour in South India - This coastal city is adorned with temples, mosques and churches. Some well known temples and churches are Kapaleeswara temple, Sri Parthasarathy temple, Jain temple, Thousand Light Mosque, St. Andrew Church, St. Mary's Church, San Thomas Cathedral, etc.The mixture of religion made this place an example of communal harmony. Chennai is the fourth largest metropolitan city which is 350 year old. It acquires 17 km area of Coromandal Coast. Marina Beach in Chennai is the second longest beach of the world. After the establishment of Fort St. George by the British this city was born. In spite of the strong British influence Chennai managed to retain its art and cultural heritage.This city is the city of music and dance. In Chennai you can have the sight of long sea beach, clear open sky, historical and religious monuments.
Day 03 : Mahabalipuram Heritage Tour in South India
After sightseeing Chennai you can arrange a trip to
Mahabalipuram and Kanchipuram.
Mahabalipuram is the place of history and art. 55km away from Chennai this town bears the stamp great Pallava dynasty. This dynasty ruled for a long period of time and made Mahabalipuram their second capital. Number of temples and architecture are the example of famous Pallava art. Among them some are Arjuna's Penance which is the largest low- relief in the world, the Shore temple that was built during 7 th century and rebuilt by Narsimha Barman during 11 th century is being listed among the World Heritage Sights. Lord Shiva is worshipped in this. Chariot shaped Dravidian temple Ganesh Ratha is a rock cut temple where Lord Ganesh is worshipped.
Kanchipuram only 75 km from Chennai
is the place of silk and temples. The world famous Kanchipuram
or Kanjivaram silk is made here. These silk is the example
of amazing craftsmanship of the weavers. It was the
capital of Pallavas, Cholas and Vijaynagar dynasties.
The grand looking temples and gopurams were built in
the hands of the Pallavas and Vijaynagar kings. Famous
Kailasanatha Temple was built by Pallavas in 7 th century.
During 16 th century Vijaynagar king built Ekambareshwara
temple which covers 9 hectares of land and consists
of 59 meter high gopurams, 1000 pillared hall and 3500
year old Mango tree. Kamakshi Amman temple is an 14
th century architecture, built by Chola kings, which
is well known for gold plated gopurams.
Day 04 : Mahabalipuram-Chennai-Hyderabad
From Mahabalipuram you will come to Chennai and from
there will go to the airport to take the flight for
Hyderabad . You will reach Hyderabad
in the evening. After reaching Hyderabad you can see
Light and Sound show at Golconda Fort.
Day 05 : Hyderabad - Golconda
You can arrange a trip to Hyderabad. This 'city of Nawabs'
is a great tourist place. There are number of things
to see such as Charminar, Mecca Masjid, Toli Masjid,
Falakuma Palace and Salar Jung Museum. It is a vibrant
city with full of color and delicious Nawabi cuisine.
Hyderabad is also famous for its Pearl. Newly built
Ramoji film city is another place of tourist attraction.
In the afternoon you can visit the Golconda Fort which lies in the western side of the city. It is a 400 year old spectacular monument that bears the stamp cultural heritage of India.
Day 06 : Hyderabad-Bidar-Gulbarga,
You will move to Gulbarga by car which is 220 km distant
from Hyderabad. On your way you can drop at Bidar and
roam around the place for some time. Bidar is an old
town with beaches, hill stations, Wildlife Sanctuaries
and myth. According to the myth this place is visited
by Guru Nanak when there was a famine. During 15 th
Bidar was the capital of Bahmani kings.
South India Tours - Gulbarga is a district which witnessed the political upheavals from 14 th century to 18 th century approximately. It was ruled by many dynasties such as Chalukyas, Tughlaq, Bahamini and Mughals. Gulbarga Fort, Khwaza Bande Nawaz Dargah and Jumma Masjid are the major attractions of Gulbarga .
Day 07 : Gulbarga-Bijapur,
On the 7 th day you will move to Bijapur
and check in at a hotel. In the afternoon you will visit
the major sites of Bijapur. This district is famous
for monuments. These are Gol Gambuz, Jama Masjid and
Day 08 : Bijapur-Badami,
In the morning you will take a car and drive to Badami
and check-in at the hotel. In the afternoon you can
visit Patadka l & Aihole Temples. Pattadakal is
store house of Chalukyan architecture. This world heritage
centre has 10 important temples. Among them some are
Virupaksha, Mallikarjuna and Papanath.
Badami is famous for its cave temples. These temples were built in the great Aihole art form.
Day 09 : Badami-Hospet,
South India Tours - Move to Hospet and moving into the hotel. Hospet is
the Gateway of famous city Hampi. Hospet is also famous
for Chitradurga Fort which was built by great Mysore
kings Hyder Ali and Tipu Sultan. Situated at the banks
of river Tungabhadra Harihara is a pilgrim's place in
Day 10 : Hospet-Hampi-Hospet
Arrange a whole day tour in Hampi. This city of ruins
was the capital of Vijaynagar Empire during 14 th and
16 th century. Hampi is situated at the banks of river
Tungavadra. There are number of temples in Hampi such
as Virupaksha temple, Vithala temple, Hazara Rama temple,
etc. There is a museum at the bottom of the Matangi
Day 11 : Hospet-Hassan,
In the early morning move to Hassan and on the way you
can visit Chitradurga Fort. It is a hill fort which
has an impressive look. It was the fort of Nayakas and
later of Hyder Ali. Hassan is a small town with lovely
scenic beauty. Halebid temples at Belur in Hassan are
the famous religious attraction.
Day 12 : Hassan-Mysore,
Leave for Mysore and on the rout you can visit great
Jain temple Sravanabelagola.
Day 13 : Mysore South India Tours
You are in the city of history. This history largely
created by Hyder Ali and his son Tipu Sultan. In Mysore
sightseeing trip you can have fort of Tipu Sultan in
Srirangapatnam, Sri Ranganathaswamy temple, the summer
palace of Tipu Sultan Daria Daulat Bagh, Gambuz and
a bird sanctuary. In the afternoon you can take a rest.
Day 14 : Mysore-Bangalore,
In the morning you will drive to Bangalore visiting
en-route Sravanabelagola. Bangalore is the capital of
Karnataka and well known for IT industries. There are
many palaces and forts in this city. In Bangalore there
is a beautiful botanical garden Lal Bagh was laid by
Hyder Ali. It is a vibrant city and has a lovely climate.
Day 15 : Bangalore-Mumbai-Dep.
Set out for the flight to Mumbai. After reaching Mumbai
you can roam around the famous places in Mumbai, the
film city. Have a walk on Juhu beach. You can even go
to Goa and enjoy the beach tour and see Portuguese architecture.