16 Nights / 17 Days
Mumbai - Hyderabad - Chennai - Mysore - Bangalore
- Hampi - Bijapur - Goa - Mumbai
Day 1: Mumbai : A fitting place to start.
arrival - met, assisted and transferred to your hotel. Rest of the day at your
Day 2: Mumbai : The city of dreams
For the day visit Gateway of India, Prince of Wales Museum, Hanging Gardens
on the slopes of Malabar Hills offering nice view of Marine Lines & Chowpatty
Beach, Kamla Nehru Park, Mani Bhawan (where Mahatma Gandhi used to stay) and
then to Dhobi Ghat.
Day 3: Hyderabad : Nijams rich legacy.
You will be transferred to Hyderabad by flight. After lunch, we visit the Charminar-
rectangular four arched monumental gate often described as "The Arch of
Triumph of the East", the Mecca Mosque and Salar Jung Museum - one man's
collection of manuscripts, ancient weapons, costumes and curios. Later drive
past the High Court buildings.
Day 4: Hyderabad : Uncovering the Mysteries
Full day excursion to Golconda Fort. Golconda, once famed for its diamond mines
(from which the famous Kohinoor diamond of the British crown was mined), is
the site of a strategic fort dating back to the 13th century.
Day 5: Chennai : Dravidian Citadel.
From Hyderabad board the flight for Chennai. Arrive and check in hotel. For
the day visit Museum to see the Art & Bronze Gallery. Drive through the
Flower and Fruit Markets, High Court, Fort Museum, Marina Beach, San Thome Cathedral,
The Theosophical Society and Snake Park.
Day 6: Chennai : Sacred journey to Tirupati.
breakfast, we take full day excursion of Tirupati- one of the most important
& the richest temple of the world. It is famous for the shrine of "Seven
hills" of Tirumala which attract millions of pilgrims from all over India.
Day 7: Mysore : Silk & sandalwood.
Early morning board the train for Mysore. From Railway station, you will be
transferred to hotel. After lunch we take half-day sight seeing tour of Mysore
visiting the palace of the Maharaja built in 1911-12.
Day 8: Mysore : Sublime expressions of stone.
Full day excursion to Sravanbelagola, Belur and Halebid. At Sravanbelagola,
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 , sandalwood,saffron once every
Day 9: Bangalore : Passing through history.
After breakfast, we drive towards Bangalore. On the way we visit Srirangapatnam
,16 kms from Mysore. This fort was the stronghold of Tippu Sultan, son of Hyder
Ali. Tippu fought a valiant battle against the British in 1799 before laying
down his life.
Day 10: Bangalore : India's silicon valley.
the first half we take day sightseeing tour of the "Garden City" which
covers the Lal Bagh having variety of old Trees, Fountains, Lotus, Pools, Terraces
and an assortment of Tropical Herbs and Sub - Tropical Herbs. Also see the Government
Buildings and the Maharaja's Palace. Utilise rest of the day in shopping or
Day 11: Hampi : A city that was.
Proceed to Hampi- the erstwhile capital city of Vijayanagar Empire which had
Palaces, Temples and sculptures spread all over. The city was razed to the ground
by the Sultanates of South in 1565. We Check in hotel at Hospet (12 km from
Hampi). Rest of the day at your discretion or you can explore group of monuments
Day 12: Hampi : Conversation with the monuments.
Whole day we explore the wealthy monuments of Hampi. Evening return back to
hotel for overnight stay.
Day 13: Bijapur : Gol Gumbaz - where the silence
Bijapur was the capital of the Adil Shah Kings who left a wealth of monuments.
The most famous is the Gol Gumbaz whose dome is the second largest in the world.A
whisper into the dome on one side gets magnified 12 times and on the other side
of the dome is an amazing acoustical phenomenon.Other buildings to see are Ibrahim
Rauza, Gagan Mahal, Bara Kaman etc.
Day 14: Goa : Baywatch.
After break fast we proceed to Goa. Arrive and check in hotel. For the day you
are free to relax.
Day 15: Goa : Rome in India.
start our half-day sightseeing tour from the slopes of Altinho Hill for a breathtaking
view of Panjim and river Mandovi. Then to Dona-Paula for a view of India's largest
natural harbour-Mormugao. Afterwards we visit old Goa and see the Basillica
of Bom Jesus which contains the tomb & mortal remains of St. Francis Xavierh
housed in a silver ornate casket , Se. Cathedral- the biggest Church in the
East, St. Cajetan- built like St. Peter (Rome), Church of Our Lady Rosary and
St. Monica. Rest of the day at leisure.
Day 16: Goa : Time out for leisure.
Whole day free to explore its beaches or to relax.
Day 17: Mumbai : A fitting finale.
From Goa board the flight for Mumbai. Day will be kept free at your discretion
till the time of your departing flight. You'll be transferred to the Airport
for onward flight.
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