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Southern India is dotted with places of religious interest. There are several towns that are referred to as the temple towns owing to the grandeur of the temples they are home to. Southern India is dotted with places of religious interest. There are several towns that are referred to as the temple towns owing to the grandeur of the temples they are home to. Rameshwaram is an island- of Lord Rama's temple at Tamil Nadu is a terrific destination. Along with being a major pilgrimage for the Hindus, Rameshwaram is a happening holiday spot too. Rameshwaram is significant for the Hindus as a pilgrimage to Benaras is incomplete without a Pilgrimage to RameshwaramAll Personal Expenses Which is not mention in Inclusions

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Day wise Itinerary

  • Day 1 : ARRIVE BANGALORE INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

    Arrive Bangalore International Airport. Meeting and assistance upon arrival and transfer to hotel in Bangalore.

    Bangalore, ndia’s sixth largest city, is known as the Garden City because of its countless parks and tree-lined avenues. It was founded in 1537 by a local chieftain called Kempe Gowda, and later extended by Tipu Sultan, the Wodeyars of Mysore and the British. Set at an altitude of over 1000 m, the climate adds to the attractions of this city, now famous as the Silicon Valley of India.
    Overnight in Bangalore.

    • Themes : Valley
    • Meals & Drinks : Breakfast
  • Day 2 : BY ROAD - BANGALORE / MYSORE

    After breakfast drive to Mysore. Upon arrival check in at hotel in Mysore

    Mysore, once the capital of the Wodeyar kingdom, is today the second largest city in Karnataka and one of the finest in southern India. Small, easygoing, famous for its silks and sandalwood, it is a city of fine gardens, tree-lined boulevards, art galleries and an intriguing palace. Mysore’s ten day Dasara festival in September-October is still celebrated with medieval pageantry
    Overnight - IN MYSORE.

    • Meals & Drinks : Breakfast
  • Day 3 : IN MYSORE

    After breakfast proceed for city tour of Mysore visiting the Maharaja’s palace built in 1911-12. The palace harmoniously synthesizes the Hindu and the Saracenic styles of architecture with archways, domes, turrets, colonnades and sculptures, which are truly magnificent. Visit the art gallery and drive up to the 1062 m high Chamundi hill to see the Chamundeshwari temple with a panoramic view of Mysore. On your way back, see the 5 m high Nandi Bull carved out of solid rock in 1659.

    Overnight in Myore.

    • Meals & Drinks : Breakfast
  • Day 4 : BY ROAD - MYSORE / NAGARHOLE

    After breakfast drive to Nagarhole. Upon arrival check in at hotel in Nagarhole.

    The name Nagarhole is derived from the Kannada word `Naga' meaning `snake' and `Hole' meaning `streams'. A number of streams snake through the rich tropical forests of Nagarhole. Nagarhole National Park is an all weather park located 96 km away from Mysore. The area contains the habitat of several rare and endangered species, notably the tiger. Much of it has been protected from the ill effects of development because Indian royalty used the area as a hunting park. Nagarhole is part of the protected area complex that includes Bandipur National Park, Wynad Sanctuary and Mudumalai Sanctuary.
    Lunch, Dinner and overnight at Nagarhole.

  • Day 5 : IN NAGARHOLE

    Morning and afternoon safari at national park.
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and overnight at Nagarhole.

    • Meals & Drinks : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and overnight at Nagarhole
  • Day 6 : BY ROAD - NAGARHOLE / OOTY

    After breakfast drive to Ooty. Upon arrival check in at hotel in Ooty.

    Ooty, “The queen of the Blue Mountains”, lies in the Nilgiri mountain ranges in Tamil Nadu. Set at a height of 2268 meters, Ooty is a town of salubrious climate and scenic beauty. It was developed as a hill station by the British in the 19th century, and is famous for its rolling hills and valleys covered with pine and eucalyptus forests, and its tea and coffee plantations.
    Overnight at Ooty.

  • Day 7 : In Ooty

    After breakfast proceed for half day city tour of Ooty visiting the Botanical gardens established in 1848.There are over 1000 varieties of plants, shrubs and trees among beautiful lawns and glass houses. There is also a 200 million year old fossilized tree trunk. See the Ooty Lake, where boating is a popular pastime, and the Doddabatta Peak which at 2623 m is the highest in the Nilgiri hills..
    Overnight at Ooty.

  • Day 8 : BY ROAD - OOTY / COIMBATORE

    India, and is the third largest city in the state. Surrounded by rich agricultural land and within sight of the towering Nilgiri Hills, Coimbatore is significantly cooler and pleasanter than the coastal plains. A highly industrialized city, it is the center of textile manufacturing in the state with over a hundred mills in and around Coimbatore.
    Afternoon proceed for city tour of Coimbatore visiting Sri Svetambara Vimalanthar Jain temple, St Michael Xavier Church at Big Bazaar and Athar Jamid Mosque at Oppalamara Street.
    Overnight at Coimbatore.

  • Day 9 : COIMBATORE / RAMESHWARAM

    After breakfast drive to Rameshwaram. Upon arrival check in at hotel in Rameshwaram.

    Rameshwaram history dates back a long time. The city features in the epic, Ramayana. It was from the Gandhamadana Parvatam in Rameshwaram that Hanuman leaped to cross the ocean and reach Lanka. Legend has it that after defeating the demon king, Ravana, Lord Rama performed the rituals to purify his soul of the sins in the region of Rameshwaram. The Kodi Theertha and the other purifying water tanks, situated by the Ramnathswamy temple, stand as evidence of the visit of Lord Rama. Rameshwaram geography reveals the topographical features of the region. This religious island is situated at a distance of 24 kilometers from the country of Sri Lanka. The island has an area of 61.8 square kilometers.
    Rest of the day free for independent activities'
    Overnight at Rameshwaram.

    • Meals & Drinks : Breakfast
  • Day 10 : IN RAMESHWARAM

    After breakfast proceed for half day city tour of Rameshwaram : Most noted attractions of Rameshwaram are the many temples that bejewel this holy land. Calling them mere temple is not doing any justice to the grandeur of these structural marvels. Brush your hands on the chiselled walls of these temples it will feel as if you are reading a poetry written on stone. Most renowned of all is the Ramanathaswamy Temple situated right in the center of Rameshwaram.
    Rest of the day free for independent activities.
    Overnight at Rameshwaram.

    • Meals & Drinks : Breakfast
  • Day 11 : BY ROAD - RAMESHWARAM / MADURAI

    After breakfast drive to Madurai. Upon arrival check in at hotel in Madurai.

    Madurai, the second largest city of Tamil Nadu, is an important cultural and commercial center. With a history going back to the 6th century BC, it was once the seat of Tamil learning and still the place where the Tamil language is spoken in its purest form. The old city was planned in the shape of a lotus with the Meenakshi temple, the town’s main attraction, at the centre. Madurai has long been a center of learning and pilgrimage. Its main event is the 14 day Chithrai festival every April/May.
    Overnight in Madurai.

    • Meals & Drinks : Breakfast
  • Day 12 : IN MADURAI

    After breakfast proceed for full day city tour of Madurai visiting the great Meenakshi Temple dedicated to the consort of Lord Shiva. It is an outstanding example of Dravidian temple architecture, with towering Gopurams covered with stucco images of gods, goddesses and animals. The sanctuary is open only to Hindus. Also visit the Tirumala Nayak Palace, a gracious 17th century building in the Indo-Saracenic style famous for stuccowork on its domes and arches. Later, visit the Alagar hills 20 km to the east of Madurai, and the Tirupara Kundran rock temple.
    Overnight in Madurai.

  • Day 13 : BY ROAD - MADURAI / TANJORE

    After breakfast drive to Tanjore. Upon arrival check in at hotel in Tanjore

    Located on the eastern coast of Tamil Nadu, Thanjavur has the distinction of having been the capital of the Cholas, one of the greatest dynasties of the south. The Cholas were great temple builders and Thanjavur bears witness to this, being dotted with no fewer than 74 temples, the most famous of which is the Brahadeeswara temple, a World Heritage Monument. The city is also known for its bronzes, silks and the famous Tanjore paintings.

    Afternoon proceed for half day city tour of Tanjore visiting the 11th century Sri Brahadeeswara temple, built mainly of granite blocks and decorated with sculptures and frescoes. It is topped by a monolithic dome constructed from a single 80 tonne piece of granite, which was dragged to the top using a 6 km long ramp, in a technique similar to that used by the Egyptians to build the Pyramids
    Overnight in Tanjore.

    • Themes : Heritage
    • Meals & Drinks : Breakfast
  • Day 14 : BY ROAD - TANJORE / TRICHY

    After breakfast drive to Trichy. Upon arrival check in at your hotel in Trichy.

    Tiruchirappalli or Trichy, located on the banks of the Cauvery River, was mentioned by Ptolemy in the 2nd century BC. The town and its fort were built by the Nayakas of Madurai. It was ruled at various times by different dynasties, each of which has left their mark on the town. Today, Trichy is a blend of historical town, pilgrim center and thriving commercial city. It is also India’s largest center manufacturing artificial diamonds.

    Afternoon proceed for half day city tour of Trichy visiting the famous Rock Fort perched on a 84 m high rock. At its summit, reached by climbing 437 rock-cut steps, is the Vinayak temple dedicated to Ganesha. There is also a Shiva temple and several cave temples with beautifully carved pillars and panels. Also see the temple complex of Srirangam, dedicated to Vishnu. It is surrounded by 7 concentric walled courtyards with 21 magnificent gateways. Within the walls are several shrines and bazaars
    Overnight in Trichy.

    • Meals & Drinks : Breakfast
  • Day 15 : BY ROAD - TANJORE / PONDICHERRY

    After breakfast drive to Pondicherry. Upon arrival check in at hotel in Pondicherry.

    Pondicherry, a former French colony, presents an unusual combination of European culture and Indian traditions. Its history can be traced back to Agastya, the revered sage of the south who built his hermitage here in 1500 BC. It became a part of India in 1954, but traces of its history as a French colony still remain in its churches, cuisine, grid-pattern streets and some colonial buildings. An added attraction is the town of Auroville, an oasis of peace and enlightenment.

    Afternoon proceed for half day city tour of Pondicherry visiting Sri Aurobindo Ashram founded by the philosopher-saint Sri Aurobindo in 1926 to put into practice his ideals of a peaceful community. Its spiritual tenets represent a synthesis of yoga and modern science. It is also his final resting place. Also visit the Pondicherry museum, which has sculptures, archaeological finds, and memorabilia of the French colonists. See the Sacred Heart Church with its Gothic architecture and stained glass windows.
    Overnight Pondicherry.

  • Day 16 : BY ROAD - PONDICHERRY / MAHABALIPURAM

    After breakfast drive to Mahabalipuram. Upon arrival check in at hotel in Mahabalipuram.
    Also called Mamallapuram, the coastal temple town of Mahabalipuram is an hour’s drive from Chennai. It has a beautiful beach over 20 km long. An erstwhile port of the Pallava dynasty, its stone carvings, caves and rock cut temples also attract tourists. A crocodile farm, a snake venom extracting center, schools of art and sculpture and many resorts draw holiday seekers all around the year, especially during the dance festival held in January.
    Afternoon proceed for half day city tour of Mahabalipuram famous for being a sculptor’s delight. There are 14 cave temples, nine monolithic rathas, three stone temples and four relief sculptured rock panels. Built in the Dravidian style in the 7th and 8th century, most of them are dedicated to Vishnu or Shiva. Sights include the Shore temple ( a World Heritage site), Arjuna’s Penance, the Five Rathas , various mandapams etc. The sculptures here depict deities, animals, Hindu fables and scenes of everyday life.
    Overnight in Mahabalipuram.

    • Themes : Heritage
    • Meals & Drinks : Breakfast
  • Day 17 : BY ROAD - MAHABALIPURAM / KANCHIPURAM

    After breakfast drive to Kanchipuram. Upon arrival check in at your hotel in Kanchipuram

    Kanchipuram, the ancient capital of the Pallavas, lies 64 km away from Chennai. It is one of the seven sacred cities of India and attracts a large number of visitors, especially during the temple car festivals (Jan to May).It dates from the early Chola dynasty in the 2nd century and originally had 1000 temples, of which about 200 still survive. The seventh century Kailasnatha temple is the oldest and also considered the most beautiful of the town’s temples. The Varadaraja temple built by Vijayanagara kings, circa 16th cent., has superb sculpture in its 96 pillared marriage hall. The main shrine is on an elephant shaped rock. Other temples include the Ekambaresvara temple, Vaikunth Perumal temple etc. Kanchipuram is also famous for silk textiles.
    Rest of the day free to explore the surroundings.
    Overnight in Kanchipuram.

  • Day 18 : KANCHIPURAM / CHENNAI

    After breakfast drive to Chennai. Upon arrival check in at your hotel in Chennai.

    Chennai, India’s fourth largest city, is also called the Gateway to the South. From a tiny hamlet in 1639, it grew around the Fort St. George built by the British .A lush green city famed for its temples, silk, music and dance, Chennai gives a sense of serenity and spaciousness, enhanced by one of the world’s largest and most beautiful beaches, the Marina beach.
    Overnight in Chennai.

  • Day 19 : IN CHENNAI

    After breakfast proceed for half day city tour of Chennai visiting the bronze gallery with its superb collection of Chola art. Drive through the flower and fruit market, past the High Court built in Indo-Saracenic style, the Fort Museum with its collection of colonial memorabilia and Marina Beach. Visit the San Thome Cathedral said to house the remains of St Thomas the Apostle, Kapaleeshwara temple and the Snake Park.
    Rest of the day free for independent activities.
    Overnight in Chennai.

  • Day 20 : DEPART CHENNAI FOR ONWARD DESTINATION

    On time transfer to international airport to board flight for onward destination.

    • Meals & Drinks : Breakfast

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  • Bangalore, Karnataka, India, Asia

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* Upon cancellation, refund will be made after deducting the Retention Amount. * Retention Amount varies as per the number of days left before your package start date.

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Saffron Vacation India or Svi is a Travel & Tourism Company Based in Agra. Our Office is Located Near Unesco World Heritage Sites & also One of the Wonders of the World - Taj Mahal. the Company is Approved By the Department of Tourism. We Carry all Our Operations Here and have Associated Offices in Various Parts of the Nation. We Work On the Philosophy of “athithi Devo Bhava” – Guest is God. We Make Sure that Our Clients are Always Satisfied and Thus the Entire Team Works in that Direction. in Order to Satisfy Our Clients We have Specialized in Creating Fixed / Tailor Made Itineraries Across the India. Our Main Focus is On the Areas of North India, North East & South India. We Focus On “eco Tourism”, Thus Promoting the Sustainable Growth of the Tourism. Read More...

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