INDIAN RELIGIOUS TEMPLE PILGRIMAGE TOUR INDIA

Tour Plan

Duration : 14 Nights / 15 Days
Places Covered : Mumbai - Aurangabad - Ajanta - Ellora - Hyderabad - Golconda - Chennai - Mahabalipuram - Kancheepuram - Mysore - Belur - Halebid - Bangalore

Tour Briefs (daywise tour plan)

Day - 1 : Arrive Mumbai
Day - 2 : Sightseeing of Mumbai
Day - 3 : Visit Historical city Aurangabad
Day - 4 : Visit Ajanta Caves
Day - 5 : Visit Ellora Caves
Day - 6 : Sightseeing of Hyderabad
Day - 7 : Explore the Golconda Fort
Day - 8 : Sightseeing of Chennai
Day - 9 : Trip to Mahabalipuram/Kanchipuram
Day - 10 : Drive to Mysore
Day - 11 : Visit Temples of Mysore
Day - 12 : Sightseeing of Mysore
Day - 13 : Drive to Hassan
Day - 14 : Sightseeing of Bangalore
Day - 15 : Board flight for onward journey


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Day 1 - Mumbai

Welcome to the commercial and celluloid capital of India. On arrival transfer to hotel. Overnight stay at the hotel.


Day 2 - Mumbai

Morning excursion to Elephanta Caves located an hour's boat ride from Mumbai. Afternoon half-day sightseeing tour of Mumbai to places like Gateway of India, Marine Drive, Hanging Gardens and Prince of Wales Museum. Overnight stay at the hotel.


Day 3 - Mumbai - Aurangabad

Transfer to airport for Aurangabad flight. Aurangabad is a historical city located in the west central part of Maharashtra state, on the banks of Kham River. On arrival transfer to hotel and overnight stay.


Day 4 - Aurangabad - Ajanta Caves

Daylong excursion of Ajanta Caves, dating back to the 2nd century BC. The caves numbering 30 are adorned with Buddhist sculpture and fresco paintings in epic form the religious and secular life through eight centuries. Overnight stay at hotel.


Day 5 - Aurangabad - Ellora Caves

Morning excursion of Ellora Caves (29 Kms) dating from the 4th to 9th century AD. Ellora caves encompasses 34 rock cut shrines representing Buddhist, Hindu and Jain art. The most remarkable among them is the Kailash Temple, meant to be replica of the celestial abode, Mount Kailash. Evening transfer to railway station for Hyderabad, the City of Pearls and capital of Andhra Pradesh.


Day 6 - Hyderabad

Morning arrive Hyderabad and transfer to hotel. City tour visiting Charminar, Salarjung Museum and shopping in Hyderabad's famous bazaars. Overnight stay in Hyderabad.


Day 7 - Golconda

Explore the Golconda Fort dating back to the 13th century. Overnight stay in Hyderabad.


Day 8 - Chennai

Morning transfer to airport for Chennai flight. On arrival transfer to hotel. Half-day tour of Chennai including Dakshin Chitra (heritage centre). Overnight in Chennai.


Day 9 - Mahabalipuram - Kancheepuram

Daylong tour of Mahabalipuram and Kanchipuram. Along with Mahabalipuram and Kanchipuram, Chennai forms the famous Golden Triangle of the Coromandel Coast. Overnight in Chennai.


Day 10 - Mysore

Morning transfer to railway station for Mysore in Karnataka state. Meeting and assistance on arrival and transfer to hotel. Overnight in Mysore.


Day 11 - Belur - Halebid

Full day excursion of Belur and Halebid (155 km). Belur is famous for the Chennakesava Temple built in the Hoysala style. Started in 1116 AD it took 103 years to complete this temple. Temple at Halebid is dedicated to the Lord Shiva and is equally endowed with carved friezes. Overnight in Mysore.


Day 12 - Mysore

Morning tour of Mysore, the cultural magnet for the best in South Indian art and music. Visit Maharaja Palace, Art Gallery and Chamundi Hill to see Chamundeshwari Temple and Nandi Bull. Overnight in Mysore.


Day 13 - Hassan

Drive to Hassan via Sravanbelgola, to see the thousand year old monolithic statue. Overnight in Hassan.


Day 14 - Bangalore

Drive to Bangalore, the capital city of Karnataka. En-route visit Srirangapatna - 15 kilometers from Mysore is famous for the Tippus Dariyadaulat, Gumbaz and the Nimishambha temples. Overnight at Bangalore.


Day 15 - Bangalore

In the morning half day tour of Bangalore city. Evening transfer for flight to Mumbai. Transfer to international airport to get onward flight.




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