Southern Wonders

Valid Till 15 Apr 2024

12 Nights - 13 days

From Hyderabad

Starts from $ 3039 per Person

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Southern Wonders

South India is a treasure to be explored. The 12-day Southern Wonders tour starts in Hyderabad, a city with a rich legacy and listed among UNESCO creative cities for rich culinary heritage. After exploring Hyderabad, continue your South India tour to Hampi, the ruins of the grand empire, and a UNESCO world heritage site. Make a stop at the garden city of Bangalore. Head to the city of Palaces, Mysore and later to scenic hill station, Coorg. Finally, from there you travel to the beautiful seaside town of Neeleshwar and end the trip in Mumbai. The wonders of Southern India gift you with cherished memories for a lifetime.

  • Tour Duration: 12 Nights / 13 Days
  • Places Covered: Hyderabad(2) > Hampi(2) > Bangalore(1) > Mysore(1) > Coorg(2) > Neeleshwar(2) > Mumbai(2)
  • Day 1: Arrive in Hyderabad

    Upon your arrival in Hyderabad meet with the Trans India Holidays representative and get assisted with transfer to your hotel. Hyderabad – Formerly the province of the Mughals of the Deccan, Hyderabad is a city of myriad charms. Known for the royal splendor, pearls and delicious gastronomy, the city is unmatched blend of history and modernity. This city is a place worth visiting at least once in a lifetime. In fact, it is impossible for anyone to soak in the multifarious charms that the city has to offer in a limited time span. Overnight in Hyderabad.

  • Day 2: In Hyderabad

    In Hyderabad, meet your tour representative and get pickup from your hotel and will be taken for a guided sightseeing tour of Hyderabad. Char Minar: Standing majestically amidst the hustle and bustle of the crowded old city, the Charminar is an enormous yet elegant arch, a masterpiece of the bygone Qutub Shahi era; Salar Jung Museum, situated on the banks of the Musi River, the museum has an exquisite collection of objects d’art from around the world; Golconda Fort one of the most magnificent fortress complexes in India and the Sri Venkateswara Temple, Birla Planetarium, Hussain Sagar lake, and the Qutub Shahi Tombs. Overnight in Hyderabad.

  • Day 3: Fly Hyderabad-Hubli & Drive to Hampi (200 kms/ 04 hrs)

    Transfer to airport in time to board flight for Hubli. On arrival at Hubli airport and drive straight to Hampi. Once the pride of the prosperous kingdom of Vijayanagara, Hampi is now a fascinating UNESCO World Heritage site in Karnataka. The magnificent specimens of Dravidian art and architecture date back to the 16-17th centuries. With the passage of time, the ‘Group of Monuments at Hampi’ lay mostly in ruins. The rustic colors of the earthy mountains, the meandering Tungabhadra River The heritage site is one of the open-air museums in India. On display are the finest of artistic craftsmanship of the bygone days. Virupaksha Temple is the star highlight along with many other magnificently-carved temples, tanks, residential quarters and more. Hampi stands as the last remains of one of the mightiest empires of South India. Upon arrival, check in at the hotel. Overnight in Hampi.

  • Day 4: In Hampi

    Morning, sightseeing tour of Hampi. The ruins of Hampi lie scattered across 26 square kilometres, amidst giant boulders and vegetation. Protected by the tempestuous river Tungabhadra in the north and rocky granite ridges on the other three sides, the ruins silently narrate the story of grandeur and fabulous wealth. Hampi was the once the capital of the vast Vijayanagara Empire that controlled most of South India in the 14th and 15th Centuries. The rulers used their wealth, derived from the hugely lucrative spice and cotton trades to build a magnificent city – so magnificent that European visitors at the time likened Hampi, with its grand colonnaded streets, palaces and temples to Rome. When the empire fell in the late 1500s the city was abandoned and fell into ruin. Overnight in Hampi.

  • Day 5: Drive Hampi-Hubli (200 kms/ 04 hrs) & Fly to Bangalore

    In the morning, leave on time for Hubli Airport to board the flight to Bangalore. Bangalore – Bangalore, the ‘Silicon Valley of India’ is the most popular of cities of Karnataka. The megacity is modern and equally ancient. Nicknamed the ‘Garden City’ owing to the abundance of greenery, the climate of Bangalore is soothing and amazing all throughout the year. Home to flourishing Software Industry, it is one of Asia’s fastest-growing cities, especially with more than 250 high-tech companies. For history lovers and culture enthusiasts, the city does not disappoint as there are many remnants of the bygone eras. Though majorly travellers in the city are in awe of the nightclubs, pubs, and entertainment options, the city is a gateway to the treasures of the South. Overnight in Bangalore.

  • Day 6: Drive Bangalore-Mysore (140 kms/ 03 hrs)

    After a relaxing breakfast, you will be picked up from your hotel and taken for a half-day sightseeing tour of Bangalore city accompanied by an English speaking guide. Tour includes visits to the following places of interest: The Bangalore Fort: Witness to the city’s history, Bangalore Fort is one of the popular landmarks to visit. Starting as a mud fort and later transformed into a stone fortress, it is also known as Tipu Sultan’s fort. The Islamic-style architecture and designs, roofs on the gate walls, and the well-protected Ganesha temple are places to visit. The Bull Temple: The magnificent temple located in the South of Bangalore worships the mythical deity Nandi, the vehicle of Lord Shiva. The huge 15-foot Basava or bull entrances visitors and has been carved from a single stone. Cubbon Park: The 300-acre park in the middle of the bustling city is a must-visit beauty. Constructed in 1864, the park has a public library and a museum. Lal Bagh: One of the most beautiful places in the city, Lal Bagh is a garden spread over 24-acres. This green area contains the largest collection of rare tropical and sub-tropical plants along with century-old trees. A highlight of the Lal Bagh is the magnificent glasshouse constructed in 1840, on the lines of London’s Crystal Palace. Adding to the beauty of the garden are fountains, sunshades, lotus pools, rose gardens and a deer park. Vidhana Soudha: Vidhana Soudha is Bangalore’s most attractive landmark. Constructed in 1956, spread over 5, 00, 000 sq. ft., the architectural style is charming Neo- Dravidian, incorporated with elements of Indo-Saracenic style. The Vidhana Soudha is a hub of government offices apart from the Secretariat and the State legislature. Later, start your drive to Mysore, the next destination on your Southern Wonders tour. On the way stop for a visit at Somnathpura. Somanathpura: Almost a 135 km drive from Bangalore, the historic town is home to the famous Chennakesava Temple built in the 13th century under the Hoysala Empire, the major power in South India. This is the first of the Hoysala Temple you will be visiting on this tour. Marvel at the temple, a fine sample of Hoysala architecture under the care of the Archaeological Survey of India and a protected heritage. Later, proceed to Mysore, approximately 40 km away. Mysore: The royal city of Karnataka is home to more than 600 marvelous years of tradition and the royal family of Mysore. Settled in the hilly region of southwestern India, Mysore enjoys weather cooler than coastal cities. Chosen by the Maharajas as their residence, the charming city is one of the most colourful places in India. There are as many 17 palaces in the city, each a spectacular construction of impressive roofs, towers and beautiful doorways. Of note is the city is home to heirloom of the famous soldier Tipu Sultan, known for his victories over the Royal British Armies. Known as the “Sandalwood City”, Mysore is a major hub of sandalwood in India as well as major center for nurturing Silkworms. More than palaces, temples and parks, Mysore is famous for its mouth-watering sweet meat, the whisper of soft silk and the traditional carvings on the sandalwood. Mysore is also known as the Shopper’s paradise. On your arrival in Mysore, check-in at the hotel. Overnight in Mysore.

  • Day 7: Drive Mysore - Coorg (110 kms/ 03 hrs)

    After a relaxing breakfast, you will be picked up from your hotel and will be taken for a guided sightseeing tour of Mysore. Tour includes visits to the following places of interest: The Mysore Palace - The Mysore Palace is richly-carved and exhibits intricate, colorful, thrilling art and architecture. Constructed in Indo Saracenic style in 1912, the Mysore Palace was earlier the residence of the royal family of Wodeyars. The construction of the Mysore Palace is one of the largest of its kind in India. The Jaganmohan Palace – The Jaganmohan Palace is a converted art gallery that has paintings that date back to the late 19th century. Chamundi Hill - A famous landmark on the outskirt of Mysore city. On the edge of Chamundi Hill is the 12th-century temple of Chamundershwari. This huge 4.8-meter-high Stone of Nandi, the sacred vehicle of Lord Shiva is a wonder to watch. The huge statue of the demon Mahishasura is also set here next to the temple. St. Philomena's Church - In 1956 St. Philomena Church was constructed and it is one of the major churches in the country. This church was designed in the Gothic style with beautiful stain glass windows and airy towers. Later, drive to Coorg and upon arrival, check-in at the resort. Overnight in Coorg.

  • Day 8: In Coorg

    Day at leisure. Overnight in Coorg.

  • Day 9: Drive Coorg - Neeleshwar (200 kms/ 04 hrs)

    Drive to Neeleshwar and upon arrival, check-in at the resort. Overnight in Neeleshwar.

  • Day 10: In Neeleshwar

    Day at leisure. Overnight in Neeleshwar.

  • Day 11: Drive Neeleshwar - Mangalore (90 kms/ 02 hrs) & Fly to Mumbai

    Drive to Mangalore airport in time to board flight for Mumbai. Mumbai formerly known as Bombay is the commercial capital of India. Known as the "city that never sleeps", Mumbai is a potpourri of cultures, customs and lifestyles. This is a city that thrives on commerce at every level during the day and lets its hair down unabashedly at night. Mumbai is also home to the largest film industry in the country. The city is dotted with a multitude of Victorian and Indian architectural landmarks that add to its charm. On arrival you will be met and transferred by our representative to the hotel. Overnight in Mumbai.

  • Day 12: In Mumbai

    Half-day sightseeing tour of Mumbai visiting the following places of interest. The Prince Of Wales Museum: Located in South India, the museum is constructed in the Indo-Saracenic style of architecture. The museum building is fenced by a garden of palm trees and formal flower beds. The museum has roughly 50,000 displays of the age-old history and also objects from foreign origins. With its Art, Archaeology and Natural History subdivisions, the Prince of Wales Museum is one of the best museums in the country. Victoria Terminus: Also known as Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus as it is now called is a World Heritage site and a historic railway station in Mumbai. To commemorate the Golden Jubilee of Queen Victoria, the station was constructed in 1887 in the Bori Bunder area of Mumbai. The construction was designed by Frederick William Steves. The Terminus is one of the city’s largest buildings with influences from an intricate Italian Gothic design. The first train to steam out of this station, abbreviated as VT, to Thane was in 1853. Gateway of India: Constructed during the British Raj, it is a conventional arch constructed in 1927, to honor the visit of King George V and Queen Mary. Gateway of India is situated in the southernmost peninsula of the city. It was constructed in honey-colored basalt, and the design and the plan of this gateway was inspired by the 16th century Gujarati architecture. The altering light of the rising and the setting sun bestows different strokes of gold, russet and pink to the striking arch. The Gateway of India clinches historical importance as the last of the British armed forces leaving Independent India by sea, marched through the doorways of Gateway of India. Marine Drive: The Marine Drive, one of the landmark thoroughfares of South Mumbai, is also known as the Queen’s Necklace because of the shimmering lights that dot this road, which are visible from long distances. Overnight in Mumbai.

  • Day 13: Depart Mumbai

    Day at leisure until transfer to the airport in time to board your flight for onward destination (standard check-out time at the hotel is 1200 hrs noon).

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Date & Price


Price
Period Deluxe
Valid from 01 Oct 2023 to 15 Apr 2024 $ 3039 Per Person
  • Domestic airfare: USD 290 per person
Accommodation
Cities Deluxe
Hyderabad Taj Krishna
Hampi Evolve Back Kamalapura Palace
Bangalore Taj MG Road
Mysore Radisson Blu Plaza
Coorg Evolve Back
Neeleshwar Neeleshwar Hermitage
Mumbai The Taj Mahal Palace
Important Information
  • Small supplements may apply for travel between 20th December and 05th January and during the month of February.
  • All the figures quoted above are net per person in US Dollars.


Inclusions
  • Accommodation on twin sharing bed and breakfast basis EXCEPT in Hampi and Coorg, where dinner is also included, at the selected category of hotels.
  • Land transportation exactly as per the itinerary using an air-conditioned car.
  • Sightseeing tours exactly as per the itinerary including entrance fee to monuments along with an English Speaking Guide.

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Package Name : Southern Wonders

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