The 15-day South India tour takes you to all the beautiful cities of South India such as Chennai, Bangalore, Anantapur, Mysore, Hassan, Hospet, Goa and Badami. The amazing tour will give you an insight on the diverse culture of Southern India and take you to some of the best and most popular tourist spots. The tour will definitely leave you with unforgettable memories that you can cherish for a lifetime.
Once you arrive at Bangalore, the tour representative will pick you up from the railway station or airport and transfer you to your chosen hotel. After checking in, you can relax for a while before setting out to explore the gorgeous city of Bangalore. Famously known as the Garden City, Bangalore is loved for its pleasant weather, lush parks and lakes all around the town. You can enjoy a nice stroll through the greenery of Cubbon Park, shop around at some of the famous street markets or enjoy a refreshing drink at the popular microbreweries in the city. Bangalore is a paradise for food lovers, who can treat themselves to delicious cuisines from all over the world. At night, return to your hotel for a sound sleep. Overnight stay at the hotel.
Next morning after breakfast, your tour representative will pick you up for the City Tour. Visit the famous Lal Bagh Botanical Garden that spans across 240 acres in the heart of the city. Spot rare plants of French, Afghani and Persian origin and a number of beautiful birds like Myna, Brahminy Kite, Purple Moor Hen, Pond Heron and more. Also visit the majestic Maharaja’s Palace, an epitome of architecture and beauty and various other Government Buildings. You can visit MG Road which is the busiest area in Bangalore. The area is dotted with many eateries, cafes and pubs where you can relish a nice meal. Overnight stay at the hotel
After breakfast, you will leave for Anantapur by road. The journey will take approximately 4 hours. Anantapur is the southernmost district of Rayalaseema area in the state of Andhra Pradesh. Over the years, the town has developed into a significant religious and culturally revered place, owing to the presence of many ashrams and temples here. Upon reaching, you will be transferred to the Vicente Ferrer ashram. The Vicente Ferrer Foundation seeks to lift the disadvantaged and weakened sections of the society through various charitable activities. Dinner and overnight stay at the ashram.
You will spend the entire day at service at the ashram. There are many ways to serve at the ashram- from cooking food to cleaning the premises. Additionally, you can indulge in recreational and self-improvement programs such as meditation and yoga programs. You can spend time with children, or disabled people living at the ashram. This will give help you broaden your perspective of the world and experience the joy that comes with service. After full day of service, you can have your dinner and return to your room. Overnight stay at the ashram.
You begin with your second and final day at the ashram. Start your day with chanting and bhajans. There are regular group discussions taking place at the ashram, where people from diverse backgrounds come together to share their experiences in life. Participating in these discussions can help you gain self-awareness. You can have you dinner, laid at the hall and go to sleep after full day of selfless service at the ashram. Overnight stay at the ashram.
After breakfast, you can set out to explore some of the famous tourist places in Anantapur. Visit the Veerbhadra Temple in Lepakshi, an architectural marvel, adorned with hanging pillars, carvings, paintings and monolithic Naagalingam. Some other places of tourist interest include The Anantapur Clock Tower, Penukonda Fort, ISKCON Temple and Ahobilam Temple. In the afternoon, you will embark on the road journey from Anantapur to Bangalore. After checking in at the hotel, you can go out to have dinner. Overnight stay at the hotel.
After breakfast, your tour representative will pick you up for the road journey to Mysore which will take approximately 4 hours. After checking in at your selected hotel, you can start exploring the City of Palaces. Located in the foothills of Chamundi Hills, Mysore is famous for its royal culture. Visit the Brindavan Gardens, Mysore Zoo, and Somanathapura Temple. Mysore is especially famous for silk sarees and sandalwood products. You can buy these and much more at the Mall of Mysore. Overnight stay at the hotel.
In the morning, visit the Mysore Palace, a breathtaking specimen of architecture, built in the year 1912. It is the second most visited historical monuments in the country that will leave you spellbound with its synthesis of Hindu and Saracenic style of architecture. You must attend the Light & Sound Show that takes place here. Also visit the Art Gallery and drive upto the Chamundi hills to witness the incredible beauty of Chamundeshwari Temples and catch panoramic views of the Mysore city. On the way back to the hotel, do not miss to see the Nandi Bull. Overnight stay will be at the hotel.
After breakfast, you check out from the hotel and start your road journey to Hassan. On the way, you will visit Shravanbelagola, one of the most famous Jain pilgrimage centers in South India. This religious site is majorly famous for the world’s tallest monolithic statue of Lord Gomteshwara, carved out of a single rock of granite. The entire statue is bathed with milk and honey once in every 12 years. On reaching Hassan, your tour representative will transfer you to your chosen hotel. Dinner and overnight stay at the hotel.
Next morning you can set out to witness the striking beauty of Hassan, a small town lying in the Malnad and Maidan district of Karnataka. Visit the Halebid and Belur temples, both of which were home to the Hosala Dynasty for three centuries. The Chenna Kesava temple of Belur that was built almost 900 years ago is best known for its intricate carvings. Halebid’s temple is slightly bigger and features two massive statues of Nandi Bull. Being a Shiva temple, there is a linga inside. Overnight stay at the hotel.
In the morning, you check out from your hotel and embark on your road journey to Hospet which will take around 6-7 hours. Hospet is a small historical place located on the banks of Tungabhadra River in the Bellary district of Karnataka. After checking in at your chosen hotel, you can relax for a while. In the evening, you can go out to visit some of the popular places in tourist interest, such as Tungabhadra Dam, Virupaksha Temple, Vittala Temple and King’s Balance. Overnight stay at the hotel.
Set out to visit Hampi- a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Hampi was once the capital city of Vijayanagar Empire and was believed to be the second largest city in the world. The city was razed to the ground by the Sultanates of South in 1565. Today, this city of ruins has become a historical delight for travelers, with some fascinating ruins in the form of Hazara Rama and Vittala temples, the Queen’s bath, the elephant’s stables and the Lotus Mahal. The place is an open museum with many different locations to see and explore. After full day excursion, return to your hotel in Hospet. Overnight stay at the hotel.
In the morning, you will leave for Badami by road. The journey will take almost 3 hours. Located in the valley of a rocky red sandstone, nearby Agastya Lake, Badami is a famous archaeological site. Formerly known as Vatapi, the town is known for amazingly crafted sandstone cave temples and fortresses. Sculptured out of solid rock, the temples are adorned with intricate carvings. The fort, situated on top of the hill encloses a watch tower, treasury and large granaries. Visit the Malegitti Shivalaya temple. Overnight stay at Badami.
After breakfast, check out from the hotel for your journey to Goa that will take almost 6 hours. Our tour representative will transfer you to your chosen hotel, where you can rest for a while. In the evening, you can set out to witness the incredible beauty of Goa. Best known for its brilliant beaches, Portuguese heritage and mouthwatering food, Goa is an ultimate tourist destination. You can explore some of the best beaches like Baga, Anjuna, Candolim, Calangute, and Arambol. At night, you can enjoy Goa’s nightlife by visiting some trendy bars, elegant cafes, beach shacks and discotheques. Overnight stay at the hotel.
Begin your morning by taking a City Tour of Goa. Visit the famous churches, including the Basilica of Bom Jesus. You can also see the body of St. Francis Xavier preserved in an ornamental silver casket in this church. Besides, you must visit St. Cathedral, Church of St. Francis and Church of Lady of Rosary and Nunnery of St. Monica. For shopping, you can go to the Panjim city. Don’t forget to buy Goa’s most popular drink – Feni. Finally, the toir representative will transfer you to the airport from where you can commence your onwards journey. This will mark the end of our services.
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