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Duration : 18 Nights / 19 Days
Destinations : Bangalore - Kabini - Mysore - Hassan - Hospet - Gadag - Goa - Bangalore - Chennai - Chennai - Kanchipuram & Mahabalipuram - Chennai - Pondichery - Tanjavur - Tanjore - Trichy - Madurai - Periyar - Kumarakom - Houseboat - Alleppey – Cochin

From the glorious world of Karnataka, Golden Chariot with South India tour takes a mesmerizing dream trail to treasures of Tamil Nadu. The dream trail concludes with the houseboat cruise in the God’s own country – Kerala.

Day 01 (Mon) : Bangalore
1230 :Arrival at The Leela Palace Hotel
1300 :Check in at The Leela Palace Hotel for The Golden Chariot
1330 :Lunch at The Leela Palace Hotel
1500 :Departure from The Leela Palace Hotel
1500-1630 :Visit Tipu's Palace
1630-1730 :Cleanse your spirit at Bull Temple
1730-184 :Get a glimpse of nature at Lal Bagh
1845-2000 :Drive to Yeshwanthpur Station
2000-2030 :Welcome on board The Golden Chariot
2100 :Departure to Mysore / Dinner on Board

Day 02 (Tue) : Kabini
0930-1130 :Experience your drive to the Jungle Resorts
1130- 1200 :High Tea Service
1200-1330 :Take a peaceful walk with nature and relax over a Boat Safari
1330- 1500 :Relax at the Kabini Resort with lunch
1500-1600 :Watch a Wildlife Movie
1830-2030 :Experience the exciting Jeep Safari
1930 :Dinner at Kabini Resort
Over night stay & Breakfast at Kabini Resort
0830 :Depature to Mysore

Mysore Palace Day 2 : Alternate Tour (Mysore)
0930-1130 :Visit to Ranghanathittu Bird Sanctuary
1130-1330 :Visit to Zoological Gardens
1330-1500 :Lunch on board
1700-2000 :Visit to Brindavan Gardens

Day 03 (Wed) : Mysore
Tour 1 Srirangapatna
1100 :Departure to Srirangapatna
1130- 1230 :Feast your eyes on the Daria Daulat Fort
1515-1545 :Lunch at Hotel Regaalis, Mysore
Tour 2 Mysore Palace
1500-1600 :Visit the Palace and ride on Elephants
Tour 3 Chamundi Hills
1600-1730 :Pay a visit to the Nandi Bull
1300-1500 :Experience the Rangayana Cultural Show
Drive back to The Golden Chariot / Dinner on Board
Day 04 (Thu) : Hassan
0600-0840 :Relax on your journey to Hassan
Tour 1 Belur & Halebid
0900-0930 :Drive into Halebid
0930-1030 :Experience Halebid on a tour
1930-2130 :Drive into Belur
1100- 1230 :Experience Belur on a tour
1300-1500 :Lunch on board
Tour 2 Shravanabelagola
1800-1915 :Experience your drive to Shravanabelagola
1630-1730 :Climb the Magnificent Indragiri Hill & Experience peace at the Lord Bahubali Statue
1730-1800 :Tea Service
1800-1900 :Drive back to The Golden Chariot
1940 :Departure to Hospet / Dinner on board

Lotus Mahal, Hampi Day 05 (Fri) : Hospet
Tour 1 Hampi Sacred Centre
0830-1130 :Drive and experience the Sacred Centre
1530-1620 :Relax with lunch on The Golden Chariot
Tour 2 Royal Centre and Vittala Temple Complex
1500 - 1900 :Shop and a Tour of the Craft Bazaar

Day 06 (Sat) : Gadag
0600-0800 :Journey to Gadag on The Golden Chariot
0830-1030 :Drive to Hotel Badami Court, Badami
Tour 1 Aihole and Pattadakal
1030-1300 :Observe and experience on a tour
1300-1501 :Relax with lunch and crafts at Hotel Badami Court
Tour 2 Badami Caves
1600-1800 :Feast your eyes on the magnificent Caves of Badami
1800-2000 :Drive back to Gadag
2000 :Departure to Vasco
Day 07 (Sun) : Goa
0930-1030 :Drive to Candolim Beach
1030-1130 :Enjoy the beach
1130-1145 :Drive to Taj Holiday Village
1200-1500 :Lunch at Taj Holiday Village
1500-1600 :Drive to Old Goa
1600-1630 :Visit Solar De Colasco an Old Portuguese House
1630-1900 :Experience the beautiful Churches on a tour of Old Goa
2100 :Final Journey to Bangalore / Dinner on board

Day 08 (Mon) : Bangalore - Chennai
1100 Arrival at Yeshwanthpur station. Later Upon arrival transfer to the railway station to board the train for Chennai by Train # 2008 Shatabdi Express dep. 16:25 hrs and arr. 21:35 hrs. Upon arrival transfer to the hotel for overnight stay.

Day 09 (Tue) : Chennai - Excursion to Kanchipuram & Mahabalipuram
Shore Temple, MahabalipuramAfter breakfast leave for full day tour of Mahabalipuram & Kanchipuram. Kanchipuram (64 kms from Chennai) is the ancient capital of the Pallavas famous as a city of 1000 Temples and still has 124 shrines. Temples of Ekambaswara, Kailasanatha, Sri Kamakshi and Varadarajaswamy are of interest. Kanchipuram is also famous for its silks. The city of Mahabalipuram (58 kms / 1 hr drive from Kanchipuram) is famous for the seven pagodas. Here on the seashore is an interesting group of ancient rock hewn temples which are the examples of Dravidian style of Architecture. Overnight stay in the hotel.

Day 10 (Wed) : Chennai - Pondichery
After breakfast, leave for city tour of Chennai. Visit the Museum to see the Art and Bronze Gallery. Drive through the Flower and Fruit market, High court, Fort museum, Marina Beach, Kapaleeswar Temple, Cathedral, and Snake Park. Later drive to Pondichery i.e. 163 kms / 04 hrs drive. Upon arrival transfer to the hotel. Later visit Thirunallar Temple, The Varadraja Temple and visit the Masthan Saheb Darga. Also visit the Aurobindo Aashram. Overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 11 (Thu) : Pondichery - Tanjavur
After breakfast, drive to Tanjavur, 177 kms and 04 hrs drive. Upon arrival transfer to the hotel. Later visit Brihadeeshwara Temple. The visit to the Gangaikondacholapuram temple, Nageswaraswami Temple and the Airavateswara Temple is mandatory to complete the trip to Thanjavur. Overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 12 (Fri) : Tanjore - Trichy
After breakfast, drive to Trichy, 40 kms and 01 hrs drive. Upon arrival, check into hotel. Later visit the Rock Fort, Athmanathaswamy temple, Viralimalai, Ranganathar and Elakurichi. Overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 13 (Sat) : Trichy - Madurai
After breakfast, drive to Madurai, 142 kms and 03 hrs drive. Upon arrival transfer to the hotel. Later visit the great Meenakshi Temple dedicated to the consort of Lord Shiva. Later, visit the Tirumala Nayak Palace - A gracious building in the Indo saracenic style, famous for the Stucco work on its domes & arches. Also visit the Alagar Hills and Tirupara Kundran Rock temple. Overnight at hotel.

Meenakshi Temple, MaduraiDay 14 (Sun) : Madurai
Full day is free for leisure. Overnight at hotel.

Day 15 (Mon) : Madurai - Periyar
After breakfast drive to Periyar National Park (137 kms / 4 hrs). Set up in 1934,it extends to 777 square kms & forms part of the high mountain ranges, the Western Ghats. Wild life can be seen while cruising on Periyar Lake in a motor boat. Amongst the animals which can be seen are elephants, wild boar, sambar, tiger, leopard, wild dog, langur monkeys, etc. Also visit spice plantations. Overnight stay in the hotel.

Day 16 (Tue) : Periyar - Kumarakom
After breakfast drive to Kumarakom (130 kms / 4 hrs). Upon arrival transfer to the hotel. Later visit Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary. This Bird Sanctuary on the southern bank of the Kavanar River, is a small bird sanctuary where numerous species of birds, including darters, bitterns, brahminy kites, marsh harries, teals and several varieties of herons roost. Overnight in hotel.

Day 17 (Wed) : Kumarakom - Houseboat
After breakfast morning board houseboat from Kumarakom Jetty and sail towards Alleppey. Cruise along the backwaters by day and dock at a picturesque location by night. This is undoubtedly one of the most relaxing experiences to watch Kerala life at work as you watch the world go by. All meals will be provided on board. Overnight on board.

Day 18 (Thu) : Houseboat - Alleppey - Cochin
Morning disembark at Alleppey. Later drive to Cochin (70 kms / 1 ½ hrs). Later sightseeing tour of Cochin. Cochin is the natural harbour created by the famed underwater Malabar mud-banks whose quality ensures that the rougher the seas are outside the calmer the waters are within the Harbour. Vasco-de-Gama placed it on the world map. It has a Jewish synagogue, Portuguese churches, Mosques & Hindu temples, Mattancherry Palace etc. Watch the Chinese Fishing Nets. Evening watch Kathakali dance performance. Overnight stay in the hotel.

Day 19 (Fri) : Cochin - Out
After breakfast transfer to the Airport to board the flight for onward destination.

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