Must See Monuments, Temples & Beach Tour of India
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Must See Monuments, Temples and Beach Tour of India will begin with your arrival in Mumbai, a city famous as the heart of the Bollywood film industry, and the country's financial powerhouse. Fly to Aurangabad and visit the stunning Ajanta and Ellora Caves two unique UNESCO World Heritage sites. Fly to Hyderabad and visit historic monuments, imperial Palaces & UNESCO World Heritage sites of Ramappa Temple. Fly to Bangalore and visit few magnificent palaces, and wonderful temples of Karnataka at Belur, Halebeedu, Hampi & Badami that illustrate the variety of architecture prevalent in various periods. At the end unwind on the sun-kissed beaches of Goa.
Day 1: Arrive Mumbai
On arrival at Mumbai airport assistance & transfer to hotel. Rest time free to relax and personal activities. O/n at hotel.
Day 2: Mumbai
Breakfast at hotel. Morning excursion to Elephant caves (Monday closed). Later city tour visiting CST, Prince of Wales Museum, Mani Bhawan, Dhobhi Ghat & Kala Ghoda Kala Ghoda Art Precinct. O/n at hotel.
Day 3: Mumbai - Aurangabad (Flight)
Breakfast at hotel. Transfer to airport to board flight for Aurangabad. On arrival transfer to hotel. Excursion to visit Ellora Caves, Grishneshwar Temple & Daulatabad Fort. Also visit Bibi ka Maqbara, Panchakki & Aurangabad Caves. O/n at hotel.
Day 4: Aurangabad - Visit Ajanta Caves (200kms round)
Breakfast at hotel. Full day excursion to Ajanta which house 30 rock-cut cave from the 2nd century BCE to about 480 CE. Buddhist Caves with mesmerizing sculptures and paintings depict Buddhas life as well the lives of the Buddha in his previous births. Drive back to Aurangabad. O/n at hotel.
Day 5: Aurangabad - Hyderabad (Flight)
Breakfast at hotel. Transfer to airport to board flight for Hyderabad. On arrival transfer to hotel, check in. Rest time free for personal activities relax. O/n at hotel.
Day 6: Hyderabad
Breakfast at hotel. Explore 400 year-old metropolitan city teeming with bustling-bazaars & Muslim monuments. Visit Golconda Fort Complex, Qutubshahi Tombs, Charminar, Mecca Mosque, Salarjung Museum & Chowmohalla Palace. O/n at hotel.
Day 7: Hyderabad - Visit Warangal Unesco World Heritage Sites (300kms round)
Breakfast at hotel. Full day excursion to visit The Thousand Pillar Rudreswara Temple one of the fine and earliest available examples of Kakatiya art, Warangal fort built in 13th century and Kakatiya Kala Thoranam. Further drive to Ramappa Temple, this temple has been rightfully described as the “brightest star in the galaxy of medieval temples of the Deccan” a repository of Kakatiyan creative genius, with intricate carvings adorning the walls, pillars and ceilings of this marvellous edifice. Drive back to Hyderabad for o/n at hotel.
Day 8: Hyderabad - Bhubaneshwar (Flight)
Breakfast at hotel, transfer to airport to board flight for Bhubaneswar. On arrival transfer to hotel check in. Later city tour, visit Parasurameshwar, Mukteshwar, Rajarani & Lingaraj temple (Only Hindu can enter sanctum). Also visit Khandagiri, Udaygiri caves & Dhauli Rock Edicts. O/n at hotel.
Day 9: Bhubaneshwar - Puri (60kms)
Breakfast at hotel. Drive to Puri via visiting Konark Sun temple (UNESCO World Heritage Site) Pipili the applique work village & Raghurajpur artisan village. Further visit, Ramchandi temple & Chandrabhaga beach. Also visit world famous lord Jagannath temple (Only Hindu can enter sanctum). O/n at hotel.
Day 10: Puri - Chilika Lake (55kms one way)
Breakfast at hotel. Excursion to visit Chilika Lake the largest wintering ground for migratory birds on the Indian sub-continent & home to a number of threatened species of plants and animals. Enjoy boat ride then drive to Puri check in at hotel. O/n at hotel.
Day 11: Puri - Bhubaneshwar/ Bangalore (flight)
Breakfast at hotel, transfer to Bhubaneshwar airport to board flight for Bangalore. On arrival assistance & transfer to hotel. On arrival transfer to hotel check in.
Later visit Lal Bagh Garden, Cubbon Park, Bangalore Fort, Tippu Summer Palace & Bull Temple. Drive pass Vidhana Soudha & Secretariat. O/n at hotel.
Day 12: Bangalore - Mysore (150kms)
Breakfast at hotel. Drive to Mysore enroute visit Shri Ranganathaswamy Temple a 10th century beautifully carved temple complex located in Srirangapatna. On arrival check in at hotel. Later visit Mysore Palace, Chamundeswari Temple, Nandi Bull Temple, City Palace & St. Philomenas Church. O/n at hotel.
Day 13: Mysore - Shravanabelagola - Hassan (140kms)
Breakfast at hotel. Excursion to visit Chennakesava Temple at Somanathapura. Thenafter Drive to Hassan via visiting Shravanabelagola one of the most important Jain pilgrim enters. Arrive Hassan check in at hotel. O/n at hotel.
Day 14: Hassan - Hampi (330kms)
Breakfast at hotel. Drive to Hampi enroute visit Chennakeshava Temple built by Hoysala Empire in 1117 AD in Belur. Next visit Hoysaleshwara Temple a 12th-century Hindu temple dedicated to Shiva in Halebidu. Continue drive to Hassan check in at hotel.
O/n at hotel. Meal plan: B.
Day 15: Hampi
Breakfast at hotel. City tour of Hampi an UNESCO world Heritage sites dotted with numerous ruined temple complexes from the Vijayanagara Empire on the bank of the River Tungabhadra. Visit Hazara Rama Temple, Kings Balance, Mahanavami Dibba, Royal enclosures, Statue of Ugra Narasimha Temple, Virupaksha Temple, Vithala And Lotus Mahal, Vithala Temple Complex and ASI Museum. O/n at hotel.
Day 16: Hampi - Lakkundi - Gadag - Badami (150kms)
Breakfast at hotel. Drive to Badami via visiting Trikuteshwara & few ruined Temples in Gadag. And Mallikarjuna, Virabhadra, Manikeshwara, Nanneshwara, Lakshminarayana, Someshwara, Nilakanteshwara temples in Lakkundi. Continue drive to Badami check in at hotel. O/n at hotel.
Day 17: Badami, Aihole & Pattadakkal
Breakfast at hotel. Excursion to visit Aihole a historical site & home to over 125 beautiful Chalukyan temples and monuments from 6th to 12th century. And Pattadakal a treasure trove of Hindu and Jain temples complex built-in 7th and 8th century CE. Return to Badami visit cave temples, Badami Fort and Agastya Lake. O/n at hotel.
Day 18: Badami - Goa (250kms)
Breakfast at hotel. Drive to Goa check in at hotel. Rest time free and easy to relax. Overnight at hotel.
Day 19: Goa
Breakfast at hotel. Visit Old Goa monument the Basilica of Bom Jesus, St. Cathedral, Church of Our Lady of Miracles, Church of our Lady of Rosary and Nunnery of St. Monica, The Aguada Fort and Portuguese lighthouse. In South Goa visit Mangueshi Temple, Shanta Durga Temple & Margao. Drive Pass the charming beaches such as Calangute, Dona Paula, Miramar, and Baga Beach. O/n at hotel.
Day 20: Goa
Breakfast at hotel. Day free and easy to relax and explore the city on your own.
Day 21: Goa - Departure (Flight)
Breakfast at hotel. As per flight schedule transfer to airport to board flight for onward destination.
Assistance on arrival at the airport.
20 Nights accommodation in selected price category hotels.
Daily breakfast at hotels.
Private air conditioned deluxe car for airport transfer, sightseeing and excursion as per program.
English speaking tour guide on sightseeing days (local guide in each city), as per program.
Monuments entrances and activities charges mentioned in the itinerary.
Bottled drinking water in car.
Hotels used or similar for 20 nights accommodation
Mumbai x 2 night
3* - Hotel Suba Palace/ BW Hotel Sahil
4* - Sun-N-Sand Hotel/ Fariyas Hotel
5* - Trident Hotel/ ITC Grand Central
Aurangabad x 2 nights
3* - Keys Hotel The Aures/ Aurangabad Gymkhana Club
4* - Ambassador Ajanta / VITS Hotel
5* - WelcomHotel Rama International / Lemon Tree Hotel
Hyderabad x 3 nights
3* - Aditya Park/ Lemon Tree Hotel
4* - Lemon Tree Hotel/ Fortune Park Vallabha
5* - ITC Kakatiya, a Luxury Collection/ Trident Hotel
Bhubaneswar x 1 nights
3* - Kalinga Ashok/ The HHI
4* - Fortune Park Sishmo/ Mayfair Convention
5* - Mayfair Lagoon/ Trident Hotel
Puri x 2 nights
3* - Toshali Sands/ Blue Lily Beach Resort
4* - The Hans Coco Palms/ The Chariot Resort & spa
5* - Mayfair Waves
Bangalore x 1 nights
3* - Ramada/ The Rialto
4* - Fortune Select JP Cosmos/ Lemon Tree Premier Ulsoor Lake
5* - ITC Gardenia, a Luxury Collection/ ITC Windsor a Luxury Collection
Mysore x 1 nights
3* - Southern Star/Sandesh The Prince
4* - Fortune Park JP Palace/ Grand Mercure
5* - Royal Orchid Brindavan Garden/The Windflower Resort & Spa
Hassan x 1 night
3* - Candy Southern Star/ Pavanputra Resort & Spa
4* & 5* - Hosyala Village Resort/ The Ashok
Hampi x 2 nights
3* - Malligi Hotel/ Krishna Palace
4* - Heritage Resort / Royal Orchid Central Keerti
5* - Hyatt Place/ Hampi Boulders
Badami x 2 night
3* - Rajsangam Hotel/ The Heritage Resort
4* & 5* - Badami Court/ Krishna Heritage
Goa x 3 nights
3* - Varca Le Palm/ Lambana Resort
4* - Lemon Tree Hotel Candolim/ The Chances Resort & Casino
5* - Zuri Varca Goa White Sand Resort & Casino/ Alila Diwa Goa
Mumbai - Aurangabad - Hyderabad - Bhubaneshwar - Bangalore flight fare approx â‚¹20500 per person in economy class.
Camera charges at monuments.
Meals other than mentioned in inclusions.
Expenses of personal nature like liquor, laundry, tips, telephone, fax, internet etc.
Gratuities & optional activities.
Anything not mentioned in inclusions.