AM : Arrive Hyderabad and on arrival meet, greet and transfer to hotel. Remainder of the morning at leisure.
PM : Visit to the Charminar, Lad Bazaar, Mecca Masjid and Salaharjung Museum.
AM : After breakfast excursion to Golconda Fort, famous for its diamond mines and nearby Qutab Shahi tombs.
PM : Exploring the Hyderabad of "White Mughals" with the old residency and newly restored Nizam's Falaknuma Palace, now part of the Taj hotel chain.
After an early breakfast drive to Bijapur (around 10 hrs). There will be a lunch break and a stop en route to visit the fort and tombs of the Badmani kings in Gulbarga, including the Jamma Masjid.
Spend the full day exploring Bijapur, visiting Gol Gumbaz, which has the second largest dome in the world, after St Peter's in Rome. You also visit the tomb of Ibrahim Roza and that of Mohammed Adil Shah.
Morning drive to Badami, which is likely to take in the region of 3 hours Check in on arrival to the Badami Court hotel before walking amid the red sandstone hills to the hill - top temples, rock cut shrines and the cave temples, which date back to 6th century AD.
Drive around 04 hours across the Deccan Plateau to Hospet, by the Tungabdhadra Reservoir. Spend the rest of the day at leisure.
Explore (mostly on foot) the extensive ruins of Hampi, capital of the Vijayanagar Empire. The main Hindu temple, Virupaksha, is dominated by a 160 foot high gopuram. Take lunch overlooking the river before returning to your hotel.
Drive to Bangalore and check into hotel on arrival. Rest of the day free for shopping or at leisure.
Full day city tour of Bangalore visiting the must see places like Lal Bagh, Botanical Garden, Tipu Summer Palace, Bull Temple and Iskcon Temple.
Free in Bangalore.
AM : Drive to Mysore and check into hotel.
PM : Visit to Brindavan Gardens and Devaraja market.
Full day Mysore city tour covering Maharaja Palace, Jaganmohan Palace and Chamundi Hills.
AM : Drive to Ooty and check into hotel.
PM : Visit to Botanical Garden and lake.
After breakfast drive to Coonoor. Visit must see places in Coonoor and later take the toy train to Ketty. Visit some Badagas Villages here.
Full day visit to the Badagas village, Toda villages and walk around the Paddy, Potato, Cabbage cultivation fields.
AM : Drive to Mudumalai and enroute visit tribal villages. Check into hotel. Later visit some Irula and Kurumbas tribes at Bokkapuram.
PM : Visit to the Mudumalai forest for wildlife viewing. Later in the evening witness a tribal dance.
AM : Drive to Wayanad area and check into resort.
PM : Visit rainforest area and also visit tribal villages of the Uruli Kurumbas. Evening witness folk dance.
Full day visit to the tribal villages of the Paniyas, Irulas and Kurumbas to see their life style and culture.
AM :Wake up at leisure and after breakfast drive to Calicut.
PM : After lunch drive to Cochin and check in hotel on arrival.
AM : Drive to Alleppey Jetty and check into houseboat at noon.
PM : Cruising in the backwater of the Vembanad Lake
AM : After breakfast disembark from houseboat and drive to Cochin, check into hotel.
PM : City tour covering Dutch Palace, Jewish Synagogue, St. Francis Church and Chinese Fishing Village.
AM : Drive to Thekkady and check into hotel on arrival.
PM : Visit to the Periyar sanctuary by motorised boat to view Wildlife.
AM : After breakfast drive to Madurai and check into hotel on arrival.
PM : Visit to Tirumalai Nayakar Palace, Maraiamman Teppakulam and later in the evening witness night ceremony at Meenakshi Temple.
AM : Drive to Trichy after breakfast and check into hotel on arrival.
PM : Drive to Srirangam and visit Lord Ranganathaswami temple which has the tallest temple tower for any South Indian type temples. Later visit the Rock Fort Temple.
AM : Drive to Tanjore and check into hotel on arrival.
PM : Visit The Big Temple, which is an enginerring marvel, Airatesvara Temple, Museum and Tanjore Art Gallery.
AM : Drive to Chidambaram and visit Nataraja Temple - known for Lord Shiva's cosmic dance.
PM : Drive to Pondicherry and check into hotel.
AM : After breakfast visit Aurobindo Ashram and Auroville.
PM : Drive to Mammallapuram and check into hotel on arrival. Enroute visit Marakanam - where wooden boats are built.
Take a full day walking tour and visit Shore Temple, Pancha Rathas, Arujana's Penance - the world's largest bass relief and Rock cut caves in Mammal lapuram, which dates back to the 7th century. Evening free to relax on the beach.
AM : Drive to Chennai and free for shopping.
PM : Transfer to Anna International Airport late in the night to board flight for onward destination.
Mr V. R. Sudarsan
2 A, Narthana Ganesh Apartment, 13 Kalakshetra Road, Tiruvanmiyur, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India - 600041
Kailash Mansarovar Tour - 16 D / 15 N
Paigutso - Paryanga - Mansarover - Mount Kailash - Zuthulphuk - Paryang - Nyalam - Saga - Kathmandu
Muktinath Tour - 14 D / 13 N
Ayodhya - Muktinath - Kathmandu
Kerala Ayurveda Tour - 12 D / 11 N
Kochi - Alleppey - Alumkadavu - Kovalam
Rajasthan Desert Safari Tour - 10 D / 9 N
Delhi - Jaipur - Bikaner - Jaisalmer - Jodhpur
Indian Wildlife Tour - 19 D / 18 N
Delhi - Jim Corbett National Park - Agra - Bharatpur - Ranthambore - Jaipur - Kolkata - Sunderbans - Sajnekhali - Sonakhali - Nagpur - Kanha National Park - Bandhavgarh - Khajuraho
Arupadai Veedu Tour - 7 D / 6 N
Chennai - Tiruttani - Kancheepuram - Madurai - Palani - Tiruchendur - Thanjavur
South India Heritage Tour - 13 D / 12 N
Chennai - Mamallapuram - Pondicherry - Thanjavur - Srirangam - Trichy - Mysore - Hassan - Belur - Halebid - Bangalore - Chennai - Bhubaneswar - Puri
Goa Tour - 4 D / 3 N
House Boat with Munnar & Thekkady Tour - 5 D / 4 N
Munnar - Thekkady
Shimla, Kullu & Manali Tour - 7 D / 6 N
Shimla - Kullu - Manali