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
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:
||MUMBAI - AURANGABAD. Shatabdi express
train from Mumbai to Aurangabad: 1210 - 1825. Two night's stay at
|| AURANGABAD - HYDERABAD. Catch overnight
train from Aurangabad to Hyderabad: 2245 - 0925*.
||HYDERABAD. Arr Secunderabad station
at 0925 hrs. Overnight stay in hotel.
||HYDERABAD - MYSORE.. HYDERABAD (Kacheguda
station) - MYSORE via Bangalore. 1905 - 0930*.
||MYSORE. Arr Mysore 0930 hrs. Two night's
stay at hotel.
||MYSORE - COCHIN. Train: Mysore - Cochin:
1245 - 0400*.
||COCHIN. Arr Cochin 0400 hrs. Three
night's stay at Cochin.
||COCHIN - TRIVANDRUM. Take day time
train from Cochin to Trivandrum: 0640 - 1130. Three night's stay in
||TRIVANDRUM - MADURAI. Catch daytime
train from Trivandrum - Madurai: 1135 - 1655. Overnight stay in hotel.
||MADURAI - CHENNAI. Overnight train
from Madurai - Chennai: 2120 - 0510*.
||CHENNAI. Arr Chennai 0510 hrs. Overnight
stay in Chennai.
||CHENNAI. Check out of hotel. Trip concludes.
KEY TO AID UNDERSTANDING OF TABULAR ITINERARY ABOVE.
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
Alphabets in blue indicate flights between