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Modified South + Central India Sampler (17 nts).

Some of the sights within are listed below:-
Aurangabad: This is the base for visiting the Ajanta and Ellora caves (Kailasa temple is a very interesting monument). Other sights include: Daulatabad Fort, Bibi Ka Makbara, Grisheshwar.
Hyderabad: Charminar, Golconda Fort to name just a few sights.
Mysore:Maharajah's Palace, Chamundi Hills, Brindavan Gardens, Jag Mohan Palace, important centre for sandalwood & silk products.
Cochin: A inter-connection of islands. Diverse places to view such as The Jewish Synagogue, Mattancherry Palace, Fort Cochin. An excellent place to view Kathakali dancing (a unique motion of body and the facial features).
Kovalam: Known for its beaches.
Madurai: Dravidian temple architechture at its best. A temple town with all the activities concentrated around the temple. Other sights worth visiting are Tirumalai Nayakar Palace.
Chennai: Kapaleeshwara temple, centre of Karnatic music and Bharata Natayam dance, excellent base for visiting Mammallapuram & Kancheepuram.

Detailed itinerary is given below:

Day Itinerary
01 MUMBAI - AURANGABAD. Overnight train from Mumbai to Aurangabad:2105 - 0405*.
02 AURANGABAD. ArrAurangabad 0405 hrs. Two night's stay at hotel.
04 AURANGABAD - HYDERABAD. Catch overnight train from Aurangabad to Hyderabad: 1920 - 0900*.
05 HYDERABAD. Arr Hyderabad 0900 hrs. Day for exploring. Hotel not provided. HYDERABAD (Kacheguda station) - MYSORE via Bangalore. 1900 - 0625*.
06 MYSORE. Arr Bangalore 0625 hrs. Bangalore - Mysore:0700 - 1000. Two night's stay at hotel.
08 MYSORE - COCHIN via Bangalore. Train: Mysore - Bangalore: 1545 - 1845. Bangalore - Cochin: 2145 - 0935*.
09 COCHIN. Arr Cochin 0935 hrs. Three night's stay at Cochin.
12 COCHIN - TRIVANDRUM. Take day time train from Cochin to Trivandrum: 0615 - 1030. Road to Kovalam (Cost not included). Three night's stay in Kovalam.
15 TRIVANDRUM - MADURAI. Road to Trivandrum (cost not included). Catch daytime train from Trivandrum - Madurai: 1620 - 2300. Overnight stay in hotel.
16 MADURAI - CHENNAI. Overnight train from Madurai - Madras: 2045 - 0545*.
17 CHENNAI. Arr Madras 0545. Overnight stay in Madras.
18 CHENNAI. Check out of hotel. Trip concludes.

Alphabets in red represent car + driver itineraries for individuals for that section.
Alphabets in green means train travel for that section (generally in AC 2 Tier or AC 3 Tier unless stated otherwise).
Alphabets in blue indicate flights between sections.

Rates given above are based on standard rooms on a twin share basis. If you require costing based on single rooms or triple rooms or superior rooms at the properties, please email us and we shall get back to you with a costing.

Standard hotels: Ambassador, Aurangabad; Eden Garden/ Abad Plaza, Cochin; Germanus Days Inn, Madurai; Sandesh De Prince/ President, Mysore; Graceful Homestay, Trivandrum/ Kovalam; Shan Royal/ Vijay Park Inn, Chennai.
Superior hotels: Ambassador, Aurangabad; Old Harbour, Cochin; Fortune Pandayan, Madurai; Royal Orchid, Mysore; Estuary Island Resort, Poovar/ Trvancore Heritage. Kovalam; Quality Inn Sabari, Chennai.

Cost Includes:   stay at hotels mentioned on a twin share room only basis inclusive of local taxes; train travel if applicable in AC 2 Tier or AC 3 Tier.
Cost Excludes:   transfer; meals; guides; entrance & camera fees to monuments; sightseeing.

Note: Price are valid for trip conclusion by 30 Sep 2015. There is likely to be a peak season supplement for travel dates which fall between 20 Dec 2014 - 10 Jan 2015.

Not included: International air travel.
However, S.D.Enterprises would be happy to recommend agents that could procure international scheduled air tickets as "ticket providers". (London - Mumbai, Chennai - London).

You can tailor-make a trip that suits your individual requirements.
For rates pertaining to the season specific to your trip, please email us.

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