(The cost includes 55 Days AC transportation, fuel, Drivers bata + All accommodations with Bf + sightseeing prescribed in the itinerary).
Destination Covered :- Munbai ( Bombay), Auranghabad, Hyderabad, Bidar, Gulberga, Bijapur , Badami, Hospet/ Hampi, Dandeli, Goa, Uduppi, Hassen, Mysore, Coorg, Wayanad, Ootty, Munnar, Maurai, Thekkady, Gavi, Kumarakom, Alleppey House boat, Kovalam, Trivandrun, Cochin, Athirapally, Thrissur.
|Day 01 :- Arrive Bombay
Reception at thea the airport by our representative and will transfer to the hotel for overnight , rest of the day is free.
|Day 02 :- Bombay
Morning cruise across the Mumbai harbour to the Elephanta Island (9 kms) to see huge rock cut temple there. Afternoon city tour with visiting museum, Gate way of India, Hanging Garden, Tower of Silence, Dhobhi Ghats, Mani Bhawan etc. Overnight at Hotel.
|Day 03 :- Bombay - Auranghabad
Morning connect train for Aurangabad by train # 7617 Tapovan Express dep. 06:10 hrs / arr. 13:15 hrs. Check Into hotel. Afternoon city tour visiting Aurangabad Caves, Daulatabad Fort and Bibi Ka Muqbara. Overnight at the hotel.
|Day 04 :- Auranghabad Sightseeing
Morning excursion to Ajanta Caves. AJANTA is world's greatest historical monument recognized by UNESCO. There are 30 caves in Ajanta of which 9, 10, 19, 26 and 29 are chaitya-grihas and the rest are monasteries. These caves were discovered in AD 1819 and were built up in the earlier 2nd century BC-AD. Most of the paintings in Ajanta are right from 2nd century BC-AD and some of them about the fifth century AD and continued for the next two centuries. All paintings shows heavy religious influence and centre around Buddha, Bodhisattvas, incidents from the life of Buddha and the Jatakas. The paintings are executed on a ground of mud-plaster in the tempera technique. Drive back to hotel for overnight stay.
|Day 05 :- Auranghabad - Hyderabad
These Hindu caves were constructed between 500 CE and 1000 CE and represent a different style of creative vision and execution skills. Some were of such complexity that they required several generations of planning and coordination to complete. The early caves (caves 17-29) were constructed during the Kalachuri period, while the caves 15 and 16 were constructed during Rashtrakuta period. Evening transfer to railway station to connect train# 7063 Ajanta Express dep. 20 40 Hrs. Overnight on hotel.
|Day 06 & 07 :- Arrive Hyderabad
Arrive securandabad Junction at 09:10 hrs. Received at the railway station and transfer to hotel. Afternoon tour to the city takes you to Salarjung Museum, Charminar, Mecca Masjid, Laad Bazaar and Hussain Sagar Lake. Overnight at hotel in Hyderabad.
|Day 08 :- Hyderabad - Bidar - Gulbarga
Morning excursion to Golconda Fort. Later leave for Bidar (140 kms/3hrs). At Bidar visit with Rangin Mahal, Sola Kamabah Masjid, Gagan Mahal, Madrasa of Mahamud Gawan. Proceed drive to Gulbaraga (110 kms/2hrs). Overnight at Hotel.
|Day 09 :- Gulberga- Bijapur |
(150 Kms- 3 hours) Morning tour of Gulbaraga a unique synthesis of two cultures. Start your tour with Fort, inside the fort is Jamma Masjid, Khawaja Bande Nawaz and Dargarh Library. Later drive to Bijapur (150 kms/3 hrs). Overnight at Hotel.
|Day 10 :- Bijapur- Badami |
(132 Kms/ 3 Hours)Later drive down to Badami (132kms/3 hrs) en-route visit Aihole as the "cradle of Indian architecture", Aihole has over 100 temples scattered around the village. Overnight at Badami fort.
|Day 11 :- Badami- Hospet|
The capital of the early Chaulkyas, Badami is picturesquely situated at the mouth of a ravine between two rocky hills. Badami is famous for it's four cave temples. Leave for Hospet (240 kms/6hrs) and en-route stop at Pattadakal situated on the bank of the Malarapbha river and has ten major temples representing early Chalukyan architecture. Overnight at Hospet.
Day 12 :- Hospet- Hampi- Hospet
A base to take a tour of Hampi or Vijayanagara (1 hrs drive) one of the largest empires in the history of India- in ruins. Explore the ruined kingdom and return back to Hospet for overnight stay.
Day 13 :- Hospet- Dandeli
Morning drive to Dandeli via the Jain temples at Lakundi and the cotton market at Gadag. Arrive Dandeli and check in at a Wildlife reserve. Afternoon enjoy a Jeep safari in the park.
Day 14 :- Dandeli - Goa
Morning enjoy Safari in the National park. Afternoon drive to Goa (125 kms / 3 hrs). Check into hotel. Evening free to relax on the beach. Overnight in the hotel.
|Day 15, 16 & 17 :- Explore Goa|
Morning City sightseeing tour of Old Goa including Panaji is the capital of Goa and most Happening City. Mapusa Bazaar is considered as the oldest weekly fair on the Konkan Coast. Shri Mangesh Temple in Madgoa is the most sacred place for the Goanese Hindus. Shri Shanta Durga Temple is dedicated to Goddess of peace, Shanteri. Shri Ramanath Temple is a part of Shri Ramanath Panchayatan, a temple complex at Ponda.
Day 18 & 19 :-Goa - Uduppi & sightseeing
Day 20 :- Uduppi to Hassen
|Day 21 & 22 :- Hassen - Mysore|
Visit Srirangapatna - The island fortress of Tipu Sultan is 16 Km from Mysore city. Inside the fortress is Tipu's mosque with its twin minarets, the celebrated Ranganatha Swamy temple, Tipu's Summer Palace known as the Daria Daulat Bagh On arrival check-in at hotel. Later visit Lal Bagh, the Botanical Gardens, Tipu's summer Palace, Bull Temple, and shopping at Arts & Crafts Centre Emporium at M.G.Road, o/n at Mysore.Mysore palace,Brindhaven Gardens, o/n at Mysore.
|Day 23 & 24 :- Mysore- Coorg & Coorg Sightseeing |
Move to Coorg, Visit Raja Seat in Madikeri for sunset and serene Omkareshwara temple in the evening,Shopping in Madekeri Town, Night life. visit Madikeri Fort, Abbey Falls and Omkareshwara Temple, Rajas seat, Visit to Talacauvery and Baghamandala- birth place of River Cauvery, Overnight stay at the Hotel/Resort in Coorg.
|Day 25 & 26 :- Wayanad|
Move To wayanad, land of Tea plantations, water falls, coffe plantaions etc. Thirunelly Temple, Muthangha wild sanctuary ,Banasura Project, Soochippara water falls, Pookode Lake, Chain Tree, Lakkadi, kurva deep, o/n at Hotel/ Resort.
|Day 27 & 28 :- Ootty|
Ootty the queen of hill stations.The Beautiful Ooty Lake, Set Among Groves Of Eucalyptus Trees Is A Popular Spot With Its Facilities For Boating visit Botanical Gardens, the Lake, Dodabetta peak, Coonoor is a popular hill resort in its own way. You can take a Optional toy train to Coonoor to enjoy the scenic beauties. Sim's park here is a beautiful botanical garden, with many rare flowers, shrubs and trees. Lambs rock and Dolphin's Overnight at Ooty.
|Day 29 & 30 :- Munnar|
Today morning after breakfast drive to Munnar hills- tea gardens spread like a green carpet over hundreds of kilometers, lust green hills, most of the covered by Tata tea. On arrival check in to the Hotel and Evening stroll through the tea estates. Overnight in the Bracknel Forest.Munnar Sightseeing - Mattupetty Dam, Echo point,Kundala dam , Rajamali- Iravikulam National park, hydel park- Tea musem , o/n at Hotel/ resort in Munnar.
|Day 31 & 32 :- Madurai|
Move to Madurai, one of the oldest city in tamilnadu. It lies on the banks of River KaveriMadura travel is dominated by the colorful and lively Minakshi Temple whose thousand-pillared hall is crowded with exquisitely carved columns. We explore the ruined Thirumalai Nayaka Palace, o/ n at Notel in Madurai.
Day 33 & 34 :-Thekkady Periyar wild sanctury boating
Move to Thekkady- Check in Hoel. Relax ,Periyar wild sanctuary boating, spice estates, sightseeing, evening cultural programs- Kathakali & Kalarippayattu, o/n at Tiger roare periyar Resort, Visit to Spice Market, spice garden, Ayurveda optional.
Day 35 :- Gavi Ecotourism
Move to Gavi ecotourism, Trekking in forest,relaxing row boat,visit to Cardamom plantaion, Visit to Museum where the skeletons of the animals are preserved,Wake up early for a Jeep safari of 2 and a half hours to watch wildlife.Check out after the safari.
Day 36 & 37 :- Kumarakom
Move to Kumarakom, o/n at Vembanad Lake villas in a back water village. Fishing, Indigenous life style, Country boating through small canals.Explore the owner’s farm to study the different exotic plants and trees or to spot the exotic birds , o/n same Homestay o/n at Vembanad Lake villa.
|Day 38 , 39 & 40 :- Kovalam |
Kovalam beach is the main beach in kerala. Kovalam has three crescent shaped beaches separated by rocky outcroppings. The shallow waters stretching for hundreds of metres are ideal for swimming. The beaches have steep palm covered headlands and are lined with shops that offer all kinds of goods and services. Kovalam is finding a new significance in the light of several Ayurvedic salons, and recuperation and regeneration resorts which provide a wide variety of Ayurvedic treatments fourists.
|Day 41 & 42 :- Alleppey Houseboat |
Alleppey, Check in House boat at Noon , O/n at House boat. Enjoy the Kerala backwater Day- Night stay & cruise. AC Delux House Bioat with all food. Enjoy the Kerala backwater cruise through Vembanad Lake . Historical Church , Paddy Fields, Kuttanadan Backwater life, Fishing , Coir industry, Toddy Shops ,Backwater islands, etc. This is the only region, cultivate rice below sea level.
Day 43 &44 :– Fort Kochi
Move to Fort kochi, Kerala Arts gallery & museum, o/n at New casa India, AC double.Explore Fort cochin, Mattancherry, Chinese fishing net, jewish synagogue, St.Francis Church, Dutch Cemetery, Jewish Synagogue, and Dutch Palace, marine drive, Hill palace musem, o/n at fortkochi
|Day 45 & 46 :- Athirapally falls & Wetern Ghats ecotourism |
Move To Athirapally falls & Vazhachal Ghat Ecotourism. proceed on a drive through the hill station,Tata Tea Estate in Malakkapari, Cardamom Vanilla, Palm ,Cashew,Rubber, Arcanut, Nutmeg Coffee, Tea, Coco,Pepper, Plantations, Perhaps this is the most interesting Spice Tour in Kerala. 40 Kms Jungle safari through Rain Forest , lots of Wild animals like Elephants, Bufflow,etc,Elephant Lake.
Day 47 :- Thrissur- A day with masters/ 64 Elephants fort
A Day with the Masters’ is a pilgrimage to the most sacred temple of arts, giving a world class experience to the visitors, with an unique menu of presentations that bring out the grandeur of the institution.
|Day 48 & 54 :– Ayurvedic Massage |
The term "Rejuvenation" - means "reversing the aging process" and this program aims exactly at that. Since ages, Humans have always wondered about and made enormous efforts to discover the secret of youth. This program includes treatments using herbal oils and medicines, which revitalizes and detoxifies your body thus purifying you and making you feel completely rejuvenated. This Ayurveda therapy slows down the aging process. It will prolong life span, improve memory, strengthen sense organs, maintain perfect health, youthfulness and increased physical endurance.
|Day 55 :- farewell |
Drop @ Cochin Airport - Farewell
Transportation by AC Indica