South India Tour with Mumbai & Goa
South India is blessed with sublime beauty of the nature and salubrious atmosphere. Verdant hills of Western Ghats, sun drenched beaches, ancient caves, enthralling water activities, several spectacular temples, and much more tourist attractions give South India a stature of paradise for travelers of all tastes and inclinations.
This 15 Nights and 16 Days itinerary is designed to make the tourists come across the beautiful attractions of this nation. The major destinations covered in the tour are Mumbai, Goa, Badami, Hospet, Hassan, Madikeri, Mysore and Bangalore. The major highlights of this trip are journey to Elephanta Caves, visiting sun kissed beaches of Goa and enjoying varied adventure sports there. Exploring the Chapora Fort and Aguade Fort in Goa, visiting Badami Cave Temple, Badami Fort, guided tour to various attractions of the destinations like Madekeri, Mysore and Bangalore. This elongated trip is an ideal trip schedule to cover these beautiful and magnificent destinations in a comprehensive way.
Arrival at Mumbai
On arrival at the Mumbai airport/railway station, meet our tour representative who will be there for your welcome and thereafter to transfer you to your already booked hotel. Check in at the hotel and enjoy a free welcome drink. The rest of the day is free at leisure. During your free time, you can either go out for a leisure walk or stay back in your hotel for relaxing or taking pleasure of its modern amenities. Have an overnight stay in the hotel in Mumbai.
After breakfast in the morning, we will leave for a full day excursion to the Elephanta Caves. It is situated around 9 kms away from the Gateway of India. We will board a ferry to reach this mini island from the Gateway of India. Devoted to Lord Shiva are situated atop of a hill on the island. On reaching Elephanta Caves visit the Mahesh Murti cave where Lord Shiva is depicted as a creator, protector and destroyer. After visiting all seven caves return to the hotel in Mumbai for dinner and an overnight stay.
Mumbai – Goa
Today after breakfast in the morning, we will check out from the hotel and head towards Mumbai airport to board flight for Goa. On reaching Goa, meet our tour guide and get assisted transfer to your already booked hotel. Check in at the hotel and get ready to embark on a local sightseeing tour of Goa. In today's day tour, we will be visiting some of the major attractions of Goa such as Church of St Francis of Assisi, the Chapel of St Francis Xavier and Basilica of Bom Jesus. After exploring these old churches of Goa, we will return back to the hotel for a relaxing overnight stay.
In the morning after having delicious breakfast in the hotel, we will leave for the half day tout to Dona Paula Beach. Here, you can enjoy sunbathe and relax on the seashore. Also, you can witness the dazzling views of water all across. If adventure is on your mind, then you can also get yourself in various water sports available right on the beach. Thereafter, have lunch and head to the Arjuna beach and the Calangute beach. Later, in the evening you can enjoy boat riding on Mandovi River and return back to the hotel for dinner followed by an overnight stay.
We will drive to Aguade Fort in the morning after breakfast. Located about 18 Kms away from Panaji, the fort is indeed a beautiful ancient fort and a best place for photography. After capturing many wonderful memories, we will head towards the Chapora Fort, which is another amazing historical site that will add on to your overall experience. Covered by sea from two sides, watching sunset in this fort is the best way of having a wonderful time. After exploring these forts, we will return back to the hotel for a comfortable overnight stay.
Goa – Belgaum – Badami
Today, we will start our day a bit early in the morning and finish off with our breakfast. Afterwards, we will leave for Badami by road. On the way, we will stop at Belgaum and visit some of its famous temples including Kapileshwar temple, the Maruti temple, Kamal Basti and Shani temple. Afterwards, we will continue our drive to Badami and check in at the already booked hotel on reaching. The rest of the day is free at leisure where in you can either relax in hotel or go out to take a leisure walk and explore the surroundings. Enjoy an overnight stay in the hotel in Badami.
Badami Sightseeing Tour
After breakfast in the morning, we will proceed for the local sightseeing tour of Badami. The place is blessed with many cave temples, entryways, carvings and fortresses. In our day tour, we will try to cover all major attractions of Badami and visit places such as Badami Fort, the Open Air Museum and Badami cave temple complex that showcase the finest example of Indian rock-cut architecture, mainly the Badami Chalukya Architecture. Later, return back to the hotel for dinner followed by an overnight stay.
Badami – Aihole – Pattadakal – Hospet
We will leave from Badami for Hospet after having breakfast in the morning today. En-route, we will stop to visit Aihole and Pattadakal temples. Afterwards, we will continue our drive to Hospet, our final destination. On arrival, check in at the already booked hotel. Have dinner and an overnight stay in the hotel in Hospet.
Local Sightseeing Tour of Hospet
The day is fixed for exploring the major attractions of Hospet. After breakfast in the hotel, we will leave for the sightseeing tour of Hospet. We will start our day tour with a visit to the famous Tungabhadra Dam. Thereafter, we will proceed to visit the other interesting tourist attractions of Hospet including Lotus Mahal, Royal Place, the Archaeological Museum and Vittala temple. Later in the evening, we will return back to the hotel for dinner and an overnight stay.
Hospet – Hassan
In the morning after having a healthy yet delicious breakfast in the morning, we will leave for Hassan by road. On arrival, check in at your pre-booked hotel and munch your lunch for the day. Afterwards, we will leave to visit the popular the Halebidu Hoysalaeswara temple and Chennakesava temple. The evening time is free at leisure. An overnight stay in the hotel in Hassan.
Hassan – Shravanbelagola – Hassan
In the morning after breakfast in the inbuilt restaurant of the hotel, we will embark on a day tour to Shravanbelagola. Situated 51 kms in the south-east of Hassan, the place is an important Jain pilgrim that attract large number of devotes from across the globe. The major highlight of this center is it's 17m high monlith of Lord Bahubali, which is the world's tallest monolithic statue. After spend the entire day there, we will return back to our hotel in the evening for dinner and an overnight stay.
Hassan – Madikeri
Today after breakfast, we will leave for Madikeri by road. The place is also named as Scotland of India. On arriving Madikeri, check in at the hotel and rest for some time. Afterwards, we will leave for a day tour to Madikeri wherein we will be exploring some of its major tourist destinations. We will be visiting Abbey Fall, Omkareshwara Temple, the Madikeri Fort and Gaddige Raja's Tomb. After exploring these interesting places, we will return back to the hotel for dinner and a relaxing overnight stay.
Madikeri – Mysore
After breakfast in the morning, we will drive to Mysore. En-route, you can witness the rich scenic beauty and breathtaking views of lush green surroundings. On reaching, we will check-in at the already booked hotels and rest for some time. Afterwards, we will get ready to visit the major tourist attractions of Mysore and pay a visit to the places such as Chamundeswari temple, Mysore Palace, and the Nandi Bull monolith. Later in the evening, we will visit Brindavan Gardens and see the musical fountains and colorful lights. Enjoy dinner followed by an overnight stay in the hotel in Mysore.
Today after breakfast, we will visit the rest left major tourist attractions of Mysore. In our today' day tour, we will be visiting places like Lord Srikanteswara temple, Kabini River, the Trinesvaraswamy temple and St. Philomena's Church. In the afternoon, we will visit Somnathpur, a small village where you can see the famous 13th century temple famous for its architectural beauty. Later, return back to the hotel for a comfy overnight stay.
Mysore – Srirangapatnam – Bangalore
In the morning after breakfast, we will drive to Bangalore. En-route, we will stop to visit the Srirangapatnam and explore its major tourist attractions such as Jama Masjid, Sri Ranganathaswamy temple, the Nimishamba temple and Dodda Ghosai Ghat. Afterwards, we will continue our drive to Bangalore. On arrival at Bangalore, check-in at the hotel for a relaxing overnight stay.
Bangalore – Mumbai & Departure
On the last day of our tour, we will have breakfast in the morning and leave for the local sightseeing tour of Bangalore wherein we will be covering most of its major tourist places. We will start our day tour by visiting ISKCON temple, Vidhana Soudha Lal Bagh, Bellandur Lake, Bangalore Palace, Gavi Gangadhareshwara temple and the Ragigudda Anjaneya temple. Later in the evening, get direct transfer to Bangalore airport/railway station to board a flight to Mumbai. On reaching Mumbai, get transfer to the airport/railway station to board the flight or train for onward destination.
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