Duration: 11 nights / 12 days
Destinations Covered: Mumbai - Cochin - Periyar - Madurai - Chennai
- Mahabalipuram - Bangalore - Mysore - Bangalore - Hassan - Bangalore-Delhi)
Welcome on arrival at Mumbai and transfer to hotel.
City tour of Mumbai, visiting Hanging Garden, Marine Drive, Dhobi Ghat,
Vidhan Saudha, Malabar Hill & Prince of Wales Musuem and evening free.
Overnight at hotel.
Early morning transfer to airport for flight to Cochin. Transfer to hotel
followed by city tour and boating in the backwaters of Cochin. Cochin means
"port" and so it has been since history began, trading spices,
silks, ivory and sandalwood. It is now the spice capital of India. Overnight
Morning after breakfast drive to Periyar (185 kms / 5 hrs). On arrival
transfer to hotel. Afternoon view wildlife. Overnight at hotel.
Early morning wildlife viewing and day at leisure. Periyar is a renowned
sanctuary, the home of elephants and other wildlife. Game viewing is done by
boat around Lake Periyar. Overnight at hotel.
After breakfast, drive to Madurai (137 kms / 4 hrs). Afternoon sightseeing
tour. Madurai is the most spectacular temple town in the whole of India,
dominated by the towering gopurams of the lively Meenakshi Temple. Overnight
After breakfast transfer to airport to board flight to Chennai. Upon
arrival, transfer to hotel. Afternoon city tour of Chennai. Founded by the
East India Company's trader Francis Day in 1639, Chennai has the fascinating
relics of the early Raj. Overnight at hotel.
Excursion to Mahabalipuram & Kanchipuram. Mahabalipuram, just down the
coast, has superb stone carvings and evocative shore temples. All testimony
to a grand past. On the other hand Kanchipuram boasts of famous silks and
soaring temples of great religious significance. Overnight at hotel.
Transfer to airport for flight to Bangalore. On arrival at Bangalore
transfer to hotel for overnight stay.
Morning drive to Mysore (139 kms / 3 hrs) via Sravanabelgola and transfer
to hotel. Afternoon sightseeing tour of Mysore-the legendary city of palaces
and perfumes-sandalwood and jasmine. Overnight at hotel.
Drive to Hassan (115 kms / 4 hrs) visit Halebid and Belur. Both were
capitals of the Medeival Hoysala Kings who built the exquisitely carved
temples in the 12th & 13th centuries. Later drive to Bangalore via
Hassan and then transfer to hotel. Overnight at hotel.
Morning sightseeing of beautiful city of Bangalore. Later transfer to
airport for flight to Delhi. On arrival, transfer to international airport
for flight to onward destinations.