|The Southern India Spectacle
Destinations Covered: Bombay - Bangalore - Hassan - Mysore - Bangalore - Bombay
07 Nights/08 Days
Day 1: Arrive Mumbai
On arrival traditional welcome is given by our representative and transferred to the hotel where your room is ready to welcome you and give you the first taste of Indian Hospitality. Overnight at Mumbai.
Day 2: In Mumbai
Morning after breakfast guided city tour of Bombay, which is noticeably tropical. Its weathered Victorian mansions, some still privately owned and grand public buildings, many beautifully lit at night, stand as a reminder of the days of the British Raj. You visit the Gateway of India, hastily created as a symbol of welcome to Queen Mary and King George V of England on their trip to India in 1911. Afterwards, visit the Hanging Gardens, perched at the top of Malabar Hill and provides lovely views over the Arabian Sea. Overnight at Mumbai.
Day 3: Mumbai - Bangalore
Morning after breakfast transfer to the airport to board flight for Bangalore a city full of well laid out gardens, wide tree lined avenues, impressive buildings and lively bazaars. Afternoon proceed for sightseeing tour of the city with our guide. Overnight at Bangalore.
Day 4: Bangalore - Sravanabelgola - Hassan
After breakfast drive to Hassan covering a distance of 195 Kms/ 04 Hrs enroute visiting Sravarnabelgola for an afternoon of guided sightseeing to the famous temples of Belur and Halebid. The temples at Belur and Halebid, which remained incomplete despite 80 years of labor, are offerings of the finest workmanship in stone to the gods. The elaborate sculptured decoration on the temple, according to some critics, is even better than the Friezes at Konark in Orissa and Khajuraho in Madhya Pradesh. The Temple at Halebid is still used for worship today. Overnight at Hassan.
Day 5: Hassan - Mysore
Morning after breakfast drive to Mysore covering a distance of 125 Kms/ 03 Hrs. On arrival check-into the hotel. Overnight at Mysore.
Day 6: In Mysore
After breakfast our guide take you to the tour of Mysore beginning with a visit to the palace of the Maharaja, built in 1911-12. This palace is built in Hindu and Saracenic styles of architecture with archways, domes, turrets, colonnades and sculptures that are magnificent. You also visit the Art Gallery, followed by a drive up to Chamundi Hill to see Chamundeshwari Temple and enjoy a panoramic view of Mysore. On your return to your hotel, stop at the Nandi Bull, one of the largest solid rock carvings in India. Overnight at Mysore.
Day 7: Mysore - Bangalore
Morning after breakfast drive to Bangalore covering a distance of 140 Kms/ 03 Hrs enroute sightseeing Sri Rangapatnam, a fort that was the stronghold of Tipu Sultan, son of Hyder Ali. Overnight at Bangalore.
Day 8: Bangalore - Mumbai - Flight Back Home
Morning after breakfast transfer to the airport in time to catch the flight to Mumbai. On arrival our representative would meet you and transfer to International airport for the flight to the onward destination.