About South India :
The South India’s coastal plains are backed by the mountains rimming the wedge of the Deccan plateau. On these plains lie the best beaches in South India. On the rimming mountains, the western and eastern ghats are the tea, coffee and spice lands. Beyond these mountains, in the wedge shaped plateau, are great old cities supported by rich farm lands and a culture that has its roots in the almost historical Kumari Continent from where, they claim, civilization spread across the world. The south is gracious, graceful, Old India.
South India is made up of the 4 states of Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Kerala and Tamil Nadu. They all lie in the southern part of the Indian Peninsula and famous for its natural beauty and a rich cultural heritage thus providing visitors a stimulating experience.
Detailed Itinerary for Highlights of South India Tour :
Highlights of South India:: Day 01. Flight to India
Around midnight arrival in Delhi. There you’ll met by an Virtual Tours representative and transferred to your Hotel.
Highlights of South India:: Day 02. Bangalore Sightseeing Tour
Morning flight to Bangalore. Arrival in bangapore & transfer to Hotel. Afternoon drive through the garden city with its numerous avenues of Jacaranda, gulmohar and cassia. Visit the Bull temple, and Tipu`s Summer palace. Drive past numerous parks, the Vidhan Sauda and downtown commercial centre. Overnight in the Hotel.
Highlights of South India:: Day 03. Bangalore – Hassan Travel (about 4 Hours)
In the morning we drive to Hassan via Protima Bedi`s Dance Village. Arrive Hassan by lunch. Post lunch visit to Sravanabelagola to see the statue of Gomatesvara, 17m tall erected in 1980 AD. Check into hotel. Post lunch tour of the fomaus Hoysala temples of Halebid and the Chennakesava temples of belur. Overnight Hassan.
Highlights of South India:: Day 04. Hassan – Mysore Tour (about 3 Hours)
After Having our breakfast,drive to Mysore via Srirangapatnam. Visit fort, Tipu Sultan`s palace and the Gombaz. Arrival in Mysore by Lunch. Evening at Leisure to visit the beautiful Brindavan gardens. Overnight Mysore.
Highlights of South India:: Day 05. Mysore Sightseeing Trip
After having our breakfast visit full day city. Evening at leisure.
Highlights of South India:: Day 06. Mysore – Ooty (about 4 Hours)
Today after the breakfast we proceed to Ooty Passing through lush forests of Bandipur and Madumalai wildlife sanctuaries from where the road climbs up to Ooty through eucalyptus and tea plantations. Check into Hotel.
Highlights of South India:: Day 07. Ooty Tour Travel
Day free to enjoy the lake side or the gardens. Overnight Ooty.
Highlights of South India:: Day 08. Ooty – Coonoor Travel
Early morning drive to Dodabetta peak, the highest in the Nilgiris. After breakfast, drive to Coonoor. Check in the hotel. Rest of day at leisure to visit Sims Park, and enjoy cool walks through tea estates or drive to Lamds Rock for a view of the plains. Overnight Coonoor.
Highlights of South India:: Day 09. Coonoor – Cochin Visit (about 6 Hours)
After the breakfast, we drive to Cochin Rest day at leisure at the Hotel.
Highlights of South India:: Day 10. Cochin Sightseeing
After having breakfast, we visit full day tour of Mattancherry palace, jewish synagogue and a back – water cruise to Bolghatty palace.Also view Chinese fishing nets. Evening view traditional Kothakali classical dance recital. Overnight Cochin.
Highlights of South India:: Day 11. Cochin – Goa Travel
After having the breakfast, transfer to airport to board morning flight to Goa. Check in the beach resort. Rest day at leisure.
Highlights of South India:: Day 12. Goa Beach Sightseeing
Morning at leisure on the beach. After lunch visit Old Goa. Evening Santa Monica boat cruise. Overnight Goa, Full day visit to beaches around Goa.
Highlights of South India:: Day 13. Goa Beaches
Day at leisure on the beach for independent activities drive through south Goa to see interesting Portuguese homes and mansions. Overnight Goa.
Highlights of South India:: Day 14. Goa – Delhi Tour
After breakfast transfer to airport to board the afternoon flight. The rest of the day at leisure.
Highlights of South India:: Day 15. Flight to Home
Transfer to the airport for onward destination.