KARNATAKA & TAMIL NADU PACKAGE (BANGALORE-HASSAN-MYSORE-CHENNAI-KANCHEEPURAM-MAHABALIPURAM-PONDICHERRY-CHENNAI)

ITINERARY
DAY 1 BANGALORE
On arrival at Bangalore International airport (BLR) you are met and assisted by our representative. Be transferred to hotel. Time for acclimatization
The area where Bangalore now stands was once part of a feudatory kingdom of the Vijayanagar Empire. Enjoy an orientation tour of Bangalore city and overnight stay

DAY 2 BANGALORE HASSAN
After early breakfast drive to Hassan. The place is called Hassan after the Goddess “Hasanamba”, the smiling Goddess, and presiding deity of the town. En route visit Sravanabelagola. Visit famous Halebidu and Belur. Overnight stay.

DAY 3 HASSAN – MYSORE
Post breakfast drive to Mysore. En route visit Srirangapatnam. Mysore is named after the mythical Mahishuru, where the goddess Chamundi, the favoured deity of the Wodeyar Rajas, slew the demon Mahishasura. Late afternoon enjoy a city tour of Mysore Visit Mysore palace, Chamundi Hills & St. Philomena’s church Overnight stay

DAY 4 MYSORE BANGALORE – MADURAI BY FLIGHT
Post breakfast be transferred to Bangalore airport (140 KM / 3 hrs 30 minutes) En route visit Somnathpur temple Board the evening flight to Madurai. Departure assistance will be provided by our representative On arrival at Madurai (IXM) airport you are met and assisted by our representative. Be transferred to hotel. Relax & overnight stay

DAY 5 MADURAI
Madurai is an ancient city. Tamil and Greek documents record its existence from the 4th century BC. Afternoon enjoy a city tour of Madurai Visit Meenakshi Amman Temple, Thirumalai Nayak Mahal, Vanditur Mariamman Teppakulam, Thirupparankundram Late evening visit the temple again for watching the night ceremony Overnight stay

DAY 6 MADURAI – TRICHY
Post breakfast proceed to Trichy
Arrive Trichy and check in to the hotel Trichy has a long history going back to the centuries before the Christian era when it was a Chola citadel. Post lunch enjoy a city tour of Trichy Visit, The Rock Fort temple, Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple Overnight stay

DAY 7 TRICHY – TANJORE
Post breakfast proceed to Tanjore. Tanjore is famous for its distinctive art style which is usually a combination of raised and painted surfaces.
In Tanjore Visit Sri Brihadeeswarar Temple, The Palace, Art Gallery, Hall of music & Royal museum
Overnight stay

DAY 8 TANJORE – PONDICHERRY
This morning after breakfast proceed to Pondicherry
En route visit the temples in Darasuram, Chidambaram, Gangaikondacholapuram & Kumbakonam
Pondicherry, the former French colony settled in the early 18th century. Arrive & check in to the hotel. Afternoon enjoy a half day tour of Pondicherry Visit Sri Aurobindo Ashram, Auroville & Puducherry museum Overnight stay

DAY 9 PONDICHERRY – MAHABALIPURAM
Post breakfast proceed to Mahabalipuram
Mahabalipuram (also known as Mamallapuram) was the second capital of the Pallava kings of Kancheepuram. Relax & overnight stay

DAY 10 MAHABALIPURAM
Post breakfast Mahabalipuram sightseeing, visit, Arjuna’s penance, Five Rathas, Dakshin Chitra & Shore Temple.
Rest of the free at your leisure / own activities. Relax by the facilities provided by the hotel. Overnight stay

DAY 11 MAHABALIPURAM – KANCHEEPURAM – CHENNAI
Post breakfast, drive to Chennai. En route visit Kancheepuram the land of thousand temples, also renowned for world famous silk saris. In Kancheepuram you will visit Sri Ekambareswara temple, Sri Kailasanathar temple, Sri Vardaraja Perumal temple. Finally visit a saree weaving centre Arrive Chennai in the late afternoon and check in the hotel. Overnight stay

DAY 12 CHENNAI – HOME
In time transfer to Chennai airport for connecting with your flight back home

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