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South India - Temples, Backwaters and Beaches

Duration : 17 Days / 16 Nights
Destinations : Chennai, Mahabalipuram, Tanjore, Madurai, Mysore, Hampi, Badami, Goa, Ajanta
Highlights of this tour :

  • The Dravidians temples of Tamil Nadu.
  • The magnificent Palace of Mysore.
  • The caves of Ajanta and Ellora.
  • Beautiful beaches of Goa.
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INTRODUCTION


Destinations : Chennai, Mahabalipuram, Tanjore, Madurai, Bangalore, Mysore, Hampi, Badami, Goa, Ajanta / Ellora

During this trip you will visit the most popular historic sites of South India and relax on the beautiful beaches of Goa. The ancient temple architecture of Tamil Nadu is known for its massive strucures and beautiful sculptures. The Mysore Palace is a masterpiece in this area: it combines parfaitment woodworking and stone. At Hampi, the ruins of the Vijayanagar empire attest to the greatness of the latter. The Ajanta caves still house beautiful old paintings, the pinnacle of art in India. The temples of Ellora excavated an entire paroie a hill reveal the courage and determination implemented by Indian artists.

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TRAVEL ITINERARY


Day
01
Arrival in Chennai

Arrive Chennai (Madras), the capital of Tamil Nadu. Transfer to your hotel. Chennai also known as the gateway of southern India as the "Queen of the Coromandel." The English East India Company settled there in 1936, it built a fort and finally turned the city into a major commercial centers of India. Chennai has an interesting blend of Dravidian and Gothic architecture throughout the architecture of its buildings. Overnight in Chennai.

Day
02
Chennai - Mahabalipuram

After breakfast, drive to Mahabalipuram / Mamallapuram. Day free to relax on the beach of your hotel.

Day
03
Mahabalipuram

Mahabalipuram is famous for the temples located on its shores and monuments such as reliefs recounting the epic Mahabharata. The morning walk along the beaches and discover the temples. Overnight in Mahabalipuram.

Day
04
Thanjavur

Road to Chidambaram to visit the famous temple of Natraja. Chidambaram is an important place of pilgrimage home to the oldest and holy dancing statues of Lord Shiva. In the afternoon, drive to Thanjavur (Tanjore), a center of art and important architecture of South India .dropoff window Brihadeeswara The temple is a beautiful representation of the influence of the architecture of the time. Also known as the "Grand Temple", it is a UNESCO heritage site. Overnight in Thanjavur.

Day
05
Madurai

Morning drive to Madurai. Relaxing day to dive into the unique atmosphere Dravidian this city of ancient temples offer.

Day
06
Madurai

Thirumal Nayaka Palace Tour and Meenakshi temple Sundereshwar, Dravidian masterpiece that drives and ensures the reputation of the city of Madurai. The night express train to Bangalore. Overnight on the train.

Day
07
Bangalore

Arrival at Bangalore in the morning. In Bangalore, visit the Cubbon Park, Lal Baug and Cubbon Park monuments. Visit Nrityagram, a classical Indian dance learning center run by the great Odissi dancer Protima Bedi.

Day
08
Bangalore - Mysore

After breakfast, drive to Mysore. During this trip, and Somnathpur Srirangapatnam break to visit the ruins of the capital of Tipu Sultan the Great Warrior and Kesava temple. Visit the Mysore Palace. Overnight at Mysore.

Day
09
Hassan

Drive to Hassan. During this day you will visit the incredible temples of Hoysala sites Halebid and Belur appointed. Visit the most beautiful temples of the Hoysala kingdom, including Hoysaleshwar temple, the temple at Halebid and Kedareshwara Channekeshava to Belur. These temples have intriguing and amazing sculptures that are found nowhere else in the other Hindu temples. Overnight Hassan.

Day
10
Hampi

In Morning hours, you will visit to the traditional village of Khimsar, then drive to Kuchaman, It is known for its historic fort located on the hilltop village. Stay night at Kuchaman Fort Hotel. After breakfast, drive to the center Karnataka Hampi. Arrive and check in hotel. Free evening.

Day
11
Hampi

In the morning, try the local markets and temples of Hampi. Hampi is home to extraordinary remains of the ancient city of Vijayanagara. The size and beauty of this historic site is amazing! Cross the river Tungabhadra in a very old bridge: a unique experience! Overnight at Hampi.

Day
12
Badami

Arrived in the small town of Badami after following a beautiful country road. Badami was once the capital of the Chalukyan Empire and can still boast some of the most beautiful temples excavated from this period. Also visit the Virupaksha temple at Pattadakal (extraordinary for his sculptures) and some remarkable temples in Aihole.

Day
13
Badami - Goa

After breakfast, drive to Goa and check in at the hotel. Relaxation and recreation day. Overnight at Goa.

Day
14
Goa

fter breakfast, get ready for sightseeing tour in Old Goa and Panjim: visit its beautiful churches, cathedrals and Mangesh Temple. Free evening. Overnight at Goa.

Day
15
Goa - Aurangabad

Morning, check out from hotel and catch flight to Aurangabad. Evening free to relax. Overnight in Aurangabad.

Day
16
Aurangabad

The day dedicated to excursion on the site of Ajanta and visit a series of caves with ancient sculptures and murals which are impressive. Also visit the Daulatabad Fort and Bibi ka Maqbara in Aurangabad.

Day
17
Departure

Depending on your flight schedule, transfer to the airport for your onward journey. Here ends your 17 Days memorable visit to the South India.


ACTIVITIES


Enhance your travel experience to India by adding various adventure and cultural activities offered at different destinations.

To obtain the complete list of these activities please contact our executive with your travel dates.

Please note that these activities are not included in the package price. Please select the activities to include them in your travel itinerary.

Visit the Dravidians temples
During your stay in South India, organize your visit to the main Dravidians temples.
The visit of the city of Bangalore
Visit the city of Bangalore to discover architectural monuments and other tourist spots.
Water sports activities in Goa
While staying at Goa participate in water sports activities.
Temples du Karnataka
Discover the architecture of ancient Hindu dynasties by visiting the temples of Karnataka.
The caves of Ajanta and Ellora
Visit of the ancient caves of Ajanta and Ellora to discover the Indian art.
Royal Palace of Mysore
Visit of the royal palace of Mysore with exquisite wooden carvings and magnificent architecture.
Taste of Chettinad dishes
Experience the Chettiand food during your stay in Tamil Nadu.

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