South India Gateway
After arrival at the Mumbai airport, meet our representative who’ll guide you to one of our listed hotels. Welcome drink on arrival. Check-in at one of our listed hotels. Rest and relax for the day in the hotel room. In the evening take a leisurely walk to the nearby areas in Mumbai. Stay the night at hotel.
Day 02 Mumbai
In the morning after breakfast, move out for an excursion at the Elephanta Caves. These caves are located at a distance of 9 Kms from the Gateway of India. To reach the caves board a ferry from the Gateway of India. These caves are dedicated to Lord Shiva and 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 overnight stay.
Day:03 Mumbai – Goa
In the morning after breakfast, transfer to Mumbai airport to board a flight to Goa. Upon reaching Goa, check-in at one of our listed hotels. After taking rest in your hotel room, embark on a sightseeing tour of Goa. The major tourist attractions scheduled for the day include Church of St Francis of Assisi, Basilica of Bom Jesus and the Chapel of St Francis Xavier. After the visit return to the hotel for dinner and overnight stay.
Post breakfast, embark on an half day excursion to Dona Paula beach. On this beach relax and indulge in sunbathes. Enjoy the stunning water views from all the sides. Enjoy water sports like toboggan ski biscuit, yachting, para-sailing, sport fishing, swimming, snorkeling and harpoon fishing at this beach. After lunch visit the Calangute beach and the Arjuna beach. The Calangute beach is often called the “Queen of Beaches” as it is the most beautiful beach of Goa. In the evening enjoy a boat ride on Mandovi River. Enjoy dinner and overnight stay at the hotel.
In the morning after breakfast, drive straight to visit the Aguade Fort, situated at a distance of 18 Kms from Panaji. Later in the day visit the Chapora Fort, offering mesmerizing scenic views as it is covered by the sea on two sides and by the river on the other sides. Spend the rest of the day relaxing in the hotel room. After dinner retire for the night at the hotel room.
Day:06 Goa – Belgaum – Badami
In the morning after breakfast, we will check out from our hotel in Goa and drive to Badami, which is about 6 hour journey. En-route visit Belgaum for a temple tour to the major temples. The major temples of Belgaum include Kamal Basti, Kapileshwar temple, Shani temple and the Maruti temple. After the visit, continue drive to Badami. On reaching Badami, check-in at one of our listed hotels. Relax for the day in the comfort of your hotel room. In the evening, take a leisurely walk to the nearby area of Badami. Return to the hotel for dinner and overnight stay..
Post breakfast, proceed on a guided tour of Badami. The day tour comprise of a visit to the famous rock-cut cave temples, forts, gateways, inscriptions and sculptures that showcase the ancient architecture of South India. Also, we will be visiting the well known Bhutanatha temples which lend their names to the lake just underneath the cave temples. Here, you can take a dip in the green calm river that is said to have the healing properties in it. Later, we will return back to the hotel for an overnight stay.
Day:08 Badami – Aihole – Pattadakal – Hospet
On the following day after breakfast, leave for Hospet. Stop midway to visit Aihole and Pattadakal. On reaching Aihole visit the Kontigudi group and the Galaganatha group of temples. After the visit, resume drive to Pattadakal, situated on the left bank of Malaprabha River. This World Heritage Center features 10 major temples representing the early Chalukyan architecture. Afterwards, we will continue our journey to Hospet. On reaching, check in at the pre-booked hotel and enjoy a relaxing overnight stay.
In the morning after breakfast explore the beautiful Hospet, the site of the medieval Vijayanagar Empire. Situated close to Hampi, it is one of the must visit place for tourists that is famous for its ancient temples. Some of the places we will be covering in our day tour comprise of Malyavanta Raghunathaswamy temple, Hazara Rama temple complex, Vittala temple complex, etc. After spending a day in Hospet, we will return back to the hotel for an overnight stay.
Day 10 : Hospet – Hassan
After breakfast, drive to Hassan. On reaching Hassan, On reaching, we will check in at the pre-booked hotel and after resting for some time, we will leave embark on a tour to Belur & Halebid, a remarkable example of Hoyasala’s architecture. Here, we will be exploring the popular ‘Chennakeshava Temple’ that took 103 years to complete. Also, we will be witnessing the temples of Halebid bear mute proof to the cultural heritage of Karnataka. Later, we will return back to the hotel for a comfortable overnight stay.
Day 11: Hassan – Shravanbelagola – Hassan
In the morning after breakfast, move out on an excursion to Shravanbelagola. Located at a distance of 51 Kms in the south-east of Hassan, Shravanbelagola is one of the most important Jain pilgrim centers. This center features a 17m high monlith of Lord Bahubali, which is the world’s tallest monolithic statue. Spend the evening at the leisure. Enjoy dinner and overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 12: Hassan – Madikeri
Next morning after breakfast, drive to Madikeri- Scotland of India. On arrival, check in at the already booked hotel and rest for some time. After resting in the cozy comfort of your hotel room, set off to visit the major tourist attractions of Madikeri. The major tourist attractions of Madikeri include Abbey Fall, Gaddige Raja’s Tomb, Omkareshwara Temple and the Madikeri Fort. After the visit return to the hotel and overnight stay.
Day 13: Madikeri – Mysore
After breakfast, drive to Mysore. On the drive to Mysore enjoy the rich scenic beauty and the breathtaking lush green surroundings for their calming effect. On arrival, On reaching, check in at the pre-booked hotel. Thereafter After resting for a while visit the major tourist attractions of Mysore including Mysore Palace, Chamundeswari temple and the Nandi Bull monolith. Later in the evening visit Brindavan Gardens. The musical fountains & colorful lights transform this place into a fairy land. Return to the hotel and overnight stay.
Day 14: Mysore
Today after breakfast in the morning, we will proceed to visit the Sri Jauyachamarajendra Art Gallery. Residing within the Jagmohan Palace, the art gallery has a good collection of fascinating paintings. Later in the afternoon, we will visit to Somnathpur. This tiny village house the famous 13th century temple known for its great architectural beauty. The star shaped temple with three shrines is the latest and well-preserved heritage of Hoyasala architecture. Later, we will return back to the hotel for an overnight stay.
Mysore is one of the renowned tourist destinations of South India. Officially now named as Mysuru, the place is acknowledged for its ancient buildings, monuments and royal heritage. The city holds many places that are listed in World Heritage sites attracting ample of tourist from across the country and the world.
Day 15: Mysore – Srirangapatnam – Bangalore
In the morning after breakfast, drive to Bangalore. En-route, visit The major tourist attractions of Srirangapatnam , the famous capital of Tipu Sultan. It houses superb monuments that are worth exploring. After exploring this beautiful place, we will continue our drive to Bangalore. On arrival, we will check in at the already booked hotel in the city for overnight stay.
Day 16: Bangalore & Departure
On the last day of our tour, we will have breakfast in the morning and leave for the local sightseeing tour of the city. Our day tour will comprise of a visit to Vidhan Soudan that houses the state’s Legislature and Secretariat and Nandi Temple-one of the oldest temple popularly known as the Bull Temple. In the evening transfer to Bengaluru International Airport to catch the flight for onward destinations.