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South India Cultural Tour

Price (per adult on twin sharing)
56000.00/-

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Trip Duration
10 Day's / 9 Nights
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Package Description

Your decision to make a tour of South India, to get to know more on the culture of this part of India, would make you look closely into the religion, music, dance, cuisines and festivals aspects, to make it the most fulfilling cultural tour in India. Tamil Nadu in South India is dominated by its towering ancient Dravidian Temples, one of the best architecture in India that is considered to be the backbone of Tamil culture. These temples are uniquely located amongst the spellbounding surroundings that include, being perched on a high rock, an island or on a remote mountain. The most impressive among them is the Meenakshi Temple in India at Madurai. It is here that a 12 day Chithirai Festival is held in April, every year. Have you to visit Kumbakonam, that lies 40 km from Tanjore, you will come across 18 temples and you can go temple hopping here. Sarangapani Temple dedicated to Lord Vishnu is the most important one that has a shrine in a structured like a chariot. Do you know Kanchipuram is called “City of a Thousand Temples?” Of course, who has not heard of Tirupati and the temple of Lord Venkateshwar in the southern section of Andhra Pradesh? It has 4,000 steps leading up to the temple. Those who cannot climb, make it up there by bus. In the field of music, Carnatic Music has been south India’s classical style music and this dates back to 15th century. Immerse yourself in festivals of Onam and Pongal and the art, called Pulikkali. Men wear clothing to resemble tigers and go parading around. Elephant festival is celebrated in Kerala. South Indian cuisine of Kerala is anyday a seafoodie’s delight. Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh are known for their coconut-based fiery dishes, eaten off on a banana leaf. There are some places in Kerala that offer, real home style cooked food. If you desire, you are allowed to participate in the cooking process. Yes, you can make this tour a cooking tour in India.

16 Nights & 17 Days South India Cultural Tour Package.


Inclusion

  • Hotel
  • Car
  • Food

Exclusion

  • Sightseeing
  • Flight
  • Train

#1 Day

Mumbai : A fitting place to start.

On arrival - met, assisted and transferred to your hotel. Rest of the day at your discretion.

#2 Day

Mumbai : The city of dreams.

For the full day tour of Mumbai.

#3 Day

Hyderabad : Nijams rich legacy.

You will be transferred to Hyderabad by flight. After lunch, we visit the Charminar, the Mecca Mosque and Salar Jung Museum. Later drive past the High Court buildings.

#4 Day

Hyderabad : Uncovering the Mysteries of Golconda.

Full day excursion to Golconda Fort. Later visit the Usmansagar Lake- one of the most beautiful man-made lakes.

#5 Day

Chennai : Dravidian Citadel.

From Hyderabad board the flight for Chennai. Arrive and check in hotel. For the day visit Museum. Drive through the Flower and Fruit Markets, High Court, Fort Museum, Marina Beach, San Thome Cathedral, The Theosophical Society and Snake Park.

#6 Day

Chennai : Sacred journey to Tirupati.

After breakfast, we take full day excursion of Tirupati. Evening return back to hotel.

#7 Day

Mysore : Silk & sandalwood.

Early morning board the train for Mysore. From Railway station, you will be transferred to hotel. After lunch we take half-day sight seeing tour of Mysore.

#8 Day

Mysore : Sublime expressions of stone.

Full day excursion to Sravanbelagola, Belur and Halebid.

#9 Day

Bangalore : Passing through history.

After breakfast, we drive towards Bangalore. On the way we visit Srirangapatnam ,16 kms from Mysore.
Also visit Sri Ranganatha Temple.

#10 Day

Mumbai : A fitting finale.

From Goa board the flight for Mumbai. Day will be kept free at your discretion till the time of your departing flight. You'll be transferred to the Airport for onward flight.

DO’s and Don’ts

Make markings on the inner and outer side of travel bags for identity.
Always monitor your luggage.
Medications must be carried only with prescriptions.
If you have been on medications, pack them with valid prescriptions.
Reach bus stand and railway station on time to avoid inconvenience.
Don’t eat and drink at unregistered stalls. It is better to avoid street food and drinks while travelling.
Don’t carry money in a single wallet. Use travel checks wherever possible.
Say no to adventure activities if you don’t feel like doing it.
Don’t be friendly with strangers.
Don’t reach late for an event.

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