Day 01 Departure from Home Country
Leave from your home country.
Day 02 Chennai (Madras)
On arrival at Madras transfer to hotel and spend the night at Chennai.
Day 03 Mahabalipuram & Kanchipuram
In the morning leave for Kanchipuram (64kms from Chennai (Madras)),
this was the capital of the Pallava dynasty and has about 1000 temples
and many of them are in use to this day. Some important temples include
Ekambaswara, Kailasanatha, Sri Kamakshi and Varadarajaswamy. Knachipuram
is well known for its silks. The travel to the city of Mahabalipuram is
famous for its rock cut temples and the Seashore temple these are
excellent examples of Dravidian Style of Architecture. In the evening
transfer to the railway station to board the night train to Trichy.
Spend the night on the train.
Day 04 Trichy
On arrival in the morning transfer to the hotel. In the afternoon take
a tour of Trichy, visit Lord Robert Clive's house and visit the Rock
Fort Temple that has 434 steps to the Lord Ganapathy temple on the top
and you can climb further to the Shiva temple. Spend the night at
Day 05 Madurai
Drive to Madurai and on the way visit Tanjore. Visit the Brihadeeshwara
temple, which is an example of the excellent Chola architecture. Tanjore
is famous for its bronzes and handicrafts as well. Spend the night at
Day 06 Madurai
In the morning visit the famous Meenakshi Temple, Tirumala Nayak
Palace, the Alagar Hills and Tirupara Kundran Rock temple. The afternoon
is at your leisure. Spend the night at the Madurai.
Day 07 Periyar
In the morning drive to Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary. Visit the sanctuary
and take a ride on the Periyar Lake and observe the wildlife. Spend the
night in Periyar.
Day 08 Kochi (Cochin)
In the morning drive to Cochin. On arrival transfer to the hotel and
spend the night in Kochi.
Day 09 Kochi
In the morning take a sightseeing tour of the city. Visit the Jewish
Synagogue, Portuguese Churches, Dutch Palace and the Chinese Fishing
Nets etc. The afternoon is at your leisure. Spend the night at Kochi.
Day 10 Bangalore
Catch the morning flight to Bangalore. On arrival drive straight to
Mysore. Spend the night at Mysore.
Day 11 Mysore
Take a city tour of Mysore. Visit the Mysore Palace, Art Gallery, and
Chamundi Hills and on the way back from these hills visit Nandi Bull.
The afternoon is at your leisure. Overnight stay at Mysore.
Day 12 Belur/Halebid
Visit the famous temples of Belur and Halebid built by the Hoysala
dynasty. The Chennakesava temple in Belur and Hoysaleswara temple at
Halebid are exquisite examples of Hoysala architecture. On the way back
visit Sravanabelagola that has a monolith of Lord Gomateshwara, which is
visible from a distance of 25kms.
Day 13 Hospet/Hampi
In the morning drive to Hospet and visit Hampi. Hampi was the capital
of the famous Vijayanagar Empire that was well known world over for its
palaces, temples and sculptures. This city was burnt down by the
Sultanates of the South. Visit the remains of the Virupaksha temple,
Vittala temple and Hazara Rama temple, the huge and imposing sculptures
of Ganesha and Narasimha, the Queen's Bath, Ramachandra temple and Lotus
Day 14 Badami
In the morning drive to Badami, on the way stop at Aihole and
Pattadakal. Aihole is heart of the stone temple architecture and is the
most important center of the Dravidian School of Architecture. There are
about 70 temples here the oldest is the Lad Khan built in the 5th
century AD. The Ravanaphadi Cave has some fine carvings. Pattadakal
reached its zenith during the reign of the Chalukya kings between the
7th-9th centuries. Visit the Sanghameswara temple and the Mallikarjuna
Temple, Virupaksha temple and Papanatha temple.
Day 15 Badami
In the morning visit Badami. Badami is also known as Vatapi has richly
carved Hindu and Jain temples made out of sand stone. Visit the Fort on
top of the hill and the Malegitti Shivalaya on top of another hill.
Day 16 Goa
In the morning drive to Goa. On arrival transfer to hotel. The rest of
the day is at your leisure.
Day 17 Goa
Day is at your leisure.
Day 18 Goa
Day is at your leisure.
Day 19 Departure
Transfer to airport to board your flight for onward journey.