South India with Mumbai
South India with Mumbai

Duration: 12 Nights / 13 Days

Places to Visit: Bombay (Mumbai) - Aurangabad - Ellora - Ajanta - Hyderabad - Chennai (Madras) - Mysore - Bangalore - Mumbai (Bombay)

Day 1: - Arrival in Bombay (Mumbai)

Arrival in Bombay . Transfer to Hotel  . Afternoon tour the city  Visit Kamla Nehru Park, Hanging Gardens situated on the slopes of Malabar Hill offering a panoramic view of Marine Drive , Chowpatty Beach, Prince of Wales Museum, Mani Bhawan, Dhobi Ghat, India Gate and stroll through the Crawford Market, Marine Drive & Flora  Fountain.  Accommodation.

Day 2: Aurangabad - Mumbai

Transfer to airport for flight to Aurangabad.  Arrival at hotel and transfer. .

Day 3: Ajanta Caves - Aurangabad

Full day tour of Ajanta  S . on 106 kilometers from Aurangabad and date back to the second century BC  The 30 caves are adorned with Buddhist carvings stone and frescoes depicting in epic form the religious life through the centuries. Accommodation.

Day 4Aurangabad - Ellora Caves - Aurangabad - Hyderabad

Morning visit Ellora caves (29 km) encompassing 34 rock-cut shrines representing Buddhist, Hindu and Jain art dating from the fourth to the ninth century AD The most remarkable among them is the Kailash Temple, meant to be a replica of the heavenly abode of Lord Shiva. Kailash  is the best example of architecture in rock. In the afternoon transfer to railway station to take a night train to Hyderabad.  Overnight on train.

Day 5: Hyderabad

Morning arrive Hyderabad and transfer to hotel.  In the afternoon we will visit Hyderabad: Charminar, the Mosque of Mecca and Salar Jung Museum - a collection of manuscripts, ancient weapons, costumes and curios. Visit the High Court buildings.  Accommodation in Hyderabad

Day 6: Hyderabad

Free day or optional tour to Golconda  Golconda Fort lies in western outskirts of Hyderabad.  The fortress built in the thirteenth century, the kings served as Fortaleza, Centro Administrative and Market Square.  Note the wide Roof Gardens.  You can also visit the tombs of the Qutab Shahi Kings in a beautiful domed mausoleum surrounded by gardens. Hyderabad accommodation.

Day 7: Hyderabad - Chennai (Madras)

Morning transfer to airport for flight to Chennai.  Overnight at hotel.  In the afternoon tour the city.  Visit the museum to see the Art and Bronze Gallery ( closed on Fridays and public holidays).  We will walk through the flower market and fruits, the High Court, Fort museum, Marina Beach and Cathedral.  N ight in Chennai (Madras). .

Day 8: Chennai - Kanchipuram - Mahabalipuram

Tour full day to Mahabalipuram and Kanchipuram.  Kanchipuram (64 kms from Chennai) is the ancient capital of the Pallavas famous as a city of 1,000 temples and retains 124.  The first temple dedicated to Shiva was built in the VII and VIII century and preserved paintings on the walls.  They are interesting to watch l os temples Ekambaswara, Kailasanatha, Kamakshi Lanka and Varadarajaswamy.  Kanchipuram is also famous for its silks.  The city of Mahabalipuram is famous for the seven pagodas.  N ight in Chennai.

Day 9: Mysore - Chennai

Morning transfer to railway station to take the train to Mysore.  Arrive Mysore and transfer to hotel.  Overnight Mysore.

Day 10: Mysore - Belur - Halebid - Mysore

Full day tour of Belur and Halebid.  The temple Chenna Kesava Belur built 900 years ago is an exquisite example of Hoysala art.  On the way back, visit Sravanbelgola.  In Sravanbelgola, is carved from a single rock and visible from a distance of 25 kms the statue of Lord Gomteshwara bathing with milk and honey once every 12 years.  Overnight Mysore.

Day 11: Mysore

Morning tour of Mysore.  Visit the palace of the Maharaja built in 1911-1912.  The palace is a harmonious synthesis of the Hindu buckwheat and styles of architecture with archways, domes, towers, columns and sculptures which are magnificent. Visit the Art Gallery; transfer by road to Chamundi to see Chamundeshwari temple and a panoramic view of Mysore.  On the way back, we see the Nandi Bull.  Afternoon free. Overnight Mysore.

Day 12: Bangalore - Mysore

Departure to Bangalore  . Free day to explore the "Garden City"  They may visit the Lal Bagh with a variety of old trees, fountains, lotus pools, terraces and an assortment of tropical herbs and . subtropical  also can v er the Maharaja's Palace and government buildings.  Accommodation in Bangalore.

Day 13: Mumbai - Bangalore

Transfer to airport for flight to Mumbai  . Overnight at downtown  Later transfer airport for the flight back.

Day 14: Departure