Explore the heritage sites of India through this 15 days trip from Mumbai to Madurai. Adventure, thrill, excitement awaits you while you traverse from one ancient site to another. Get a chance to meet the raths used during the war of Mahabharata and witness the Dravidian style architecture. Visit temples dating back to 7th century and look at the ruins with your drooling eyes.
Your journey will start rolling with a ferry ride from the Gateway of India to the Elephanta Caves. These are carved caves and stupa hills. After your mind is infused with the thought to explore more and more ancient ruins, you will be taken to Hubbali and Hampi. Hampi falls in the state of Karnataka and is the UNESCO world heritage site. Look for the stone chariots, delicately carved pillars and the ruins of Vijayanagara Empire of Karnataka.
Go on an excursion to Pattadkal and Badami to witness the Dravidian style architecture. Later after flying to Bangalore, visit the famous botanical gardens also known as Lal Bagh and go for a city tour the same day.
The shore temples in Mahabalipuram are the UNESCO world heritage sites. The specialty of these temples is that these feature the daily lifestyle of people in the temple and not the statues of gods and goddesses. Indulge yourself looking deep into the famous silk sarees and do not forget to pack a few for your family members as the souvenir of your trip.
The harmonious town of Pondicherry is a home to Sir Aurobindo Ashram which is a must visit. The most popular Meenakshi temple in Madurai is something you must long for in your whole trip. Pack up your journey with lots of facts, figures, fun, and enjoyment with your family and fly back to Mumbai to bid a goodbye.
Welcome to the thrilling & flamboyant city of India. Our representative will assist you at Mumbai Airport & transferred to you hotel.
Meet our guide & driver in morning to board a ferry from Gateway of India to Elephanta Island. A scenic 1 hour drive takes you to the ancient carved caves. Visit Stupa Hill & board ferry back to Gateway of India. Off on a market tour to experience the local life, fresh fruits, traditional items & many interesting things. Later drive past the secretariat of Maharasthra Government, The Marine Drive famous as Queen’s Necklace & Haji Ali Mosque. Make your stop at Dhobi Ghat, the open laundry of India. Ovenright stay in Mumbai.
Today fly to Hubbali from Mumbai Airport. Our representative awaits you at Airport & take you to Hampi. Check in at hotel. Just relax at hotel in the evening. Overnight in Hampi.
Leave your hotel after breakfast visit Hampi, is the UNESCO world heritage site which is home to the ruins of Vijayanagara Empire of Karnataka. Visit the Vittala Temple, famous for intricately carved pillars & a stone chariot. Visit one of the oldest active temple – Virupaksha Temple & head towards the Hemkuta Hills to get a sunset view. Overnight in Hampi.
After breakfast set up on excursion to the UNESCO world heritage sites of Pattadkal to see the Dravidian style & North Indian Nagara style temple complex. Later explore the mega temples of Badami & drive back to Hampi for an overnight stay.
Morning fly to Banglaore from Hubbali Airport. Meet our driver at Bangalore Airport & transfer to your hotel in city. Bangalore is the third largest city in India which is famous as Information Technology capital as well. Relax at your hotel.
Morning after breakfast join our preferred guide for sightseeing tour of Bangalore. Visit the India’s famous Botanical Garden also known as Lal Bagh. Visit Bull Temple & Bangalore Palace. Spend the day exploring the city as you like. Overnight in Bangalore.
Catch flight to Chennai followed by a scenic drive to Mahablipuram enroute hault at Cholamandal Artists Village with our expert tour guide. See the galleries & know the lifestyle of self supporting local artists. Drive to Mahabalipuram & check in at hotel. Overnight in Mahablipuram.
Mahablipuram famous for its shore temples which are recognized by UNESCO as World Heritage Site. The temples here shows the daily life of people instead of structures of Gods & Godesses. Meet our guide & see the Arjuna’s Penance, Five Rathas, Shore Temple, Tiger Cave and Krishna’s Butter Ball. Overnight in Mahabalipuram.
Leave your hotel & start journey towards Pondicherry via Kanchipuam which is known for silk & temples. Visit the temples dated back to 7th century. Kailasanatha Temple, Vaikunda Perumal Temple, Varatharaja Temple and Ekambareswara Temple. Take a short visit to local weavers sitting by the road. Drive to Pondicherry & check in at hotel. Overnight in Pondicherry.
Start the day with visit to Sri Aurobindo Ashram, the prime attraction of little city which was home to Sri Aurobindo & his mother for most of the life. Post lunch visit Auroville – the perfect place for everyone which teaches the people to live in harmony. Take a guided walk with our expert & see Bharatnatyam Dance at local academy. Overnight in Pondicherry.
Start your journey towards Chettinad region of Tamil Nadu famous for its unique architecture, rich history & delicious cuisine. Chettinad is the homeland of Chettiar community who were wealthy merchants & bankers built the architectural wonders throughout Chettinad. Check in at your hotel for overnight stay.
Take a private tour of Palace & region’s wonderful mansions. Join cooking classes followed by lunch at The Bangala Hotel & ride on the comfortable cycle to get real insights of old lanes & antique shops. Later you can visit Namunasamudram, a site where you can find hundreds of terracotta horses along the pathway. Overnight at hotel.
Leave Chettinad & ahead to Madurai. Check in at your pre-booked hotel & embark on exclusive tour of Madurai. Visit the famous Meenakshi Temple, a superb example of ancient Dravidian architecture & nearly 2000 years old. Visit Tirumalai Nayak Mahal, Vagai Dam & Sururli Waterfalls. In the evening take Yoga classes in the grounds of Gandhi Memorial Museum. Overnight in Madurai.
Fly to Chennai & board your onward flight.