Karnataka with Tamil Nadu

Karnataka with Tamil Nadu

Karnataka with Tamil Nadu

Tour Description

Located in the southern part of India, Karnataka is traditionally rich and an historical state of India. Formerly known as ‘State of Mysore’, it was renamed as Karnataka in the year 1973. The state shares its boundary with Maharashtra to the north, Andhra Pradesh to the east, Tamil Nadu to southeast, Kerala to the southwest and Goa to the northwest. However, from the west it is bordered with Arabian Sea. Historically, Karnataka had been evidenced some of the most powerful and influential empires during the periods of ancient and as well as medieval India. Furthermore, these emperors were also great and patronised music as well. They had given their great contribution for the establishment of socio-religious and literary movements. Likewise, the state has developed both forms of Indian classic music namely the Carnatic (Karnataka Music), Hindustani traditions. Additionally, Karnataka has also played important role in establishing Kannada literature. Writers of the Kannada language have been accoladed the maximum numbers of Jnanpith awards in India. Moreover, in the present time, the capital of the state Bengaluru is the front-runner of the swift economic and technological development and more popularly known as hi-tech city of India.

Detailed Day Wise Itinerary

    Day 1 : Arrive Chennai

    Arrive Madras by international flight. Assistance on arrival and transfer to the hotel.
    Afternoon sightseeing tour of Madras or Chennai city visiting Kalakshetra, art and music school encouraging Bharatnatyam, Carnatic music, traditional weaving and designing, Fort St. George - built in 1653 during British reign in India, St. Mary's Church, the oldest Anglican Church in India, Sri Parthasarathy Temple built by Pallavas in the 8th century AD, Kapaliswara Temple, Mylapore eighth century Pallava Temple dedicated to Lord Shiva, San Thomas Cathedral Basilica rebuilt in 1606 and Theosophical Society.
    Overnight stay at the hotel.

    Day 2 : Chennai to Mahabalipuram

    After brekafast proceed to reach Mahabalipurm via visiting Kanchipuram Temples Visit Kamakshi Temple and the Ekambareshwar Temple. Also see some Woven Handloom Silk Saris. Arrive Mahabalipuram and check into the hotel. Later visit temples of Mahabalipuram with their Rock carvings.
    Overnight at the hotel.

    Day 3 : Mahabalipuram to Pondicherry.

    Morning after an early breakfast at the hotel and drive to Pondicherry formerly a French colony. Check into the hotel on arrival. Later visit the Aurobindo Ashram and Auroville.

    Day 4 : At Pondicherry

    Full day free for self exploration around Pondicherry or relax.
    Overnight at the hotel.

    Day 5 : Pondicherry - Chidambaram - Thanjavur.

    Monring after breakfast drive to Thanjavur via visiting Lord Nataraja Temple at Chidambaram. Arrive at Tanjore and check into hotel – Thanjavur is cultural capital and home of Carnatic Music and Dance. Later leisurely visit Brahadeeswarar Temple, Saraswati Mahal Library, The Art Gallery, and Sangeetha Mahal are also of interest.
    Overnight at the hotel.

    Day 6 : Thanjavur – Trichy - Madurai.

    Morning after breakfast drive to Madurai via visiting Temples at Trichy visiting - ancient temples dedicated to Lord Ganesh. Also visit Srirangam, dedicated to Lord Vishnu situated on an Island. Arrive Madurai and check into the hotel. Rest of the day at leisure.
    Overnight at the hotel.

    Day 7 : Madurai.

    Morning after breakfast enjoy a full day tour of city and temples in Madurai including Shree Meenakshi Temple, Azhagar Kovil, Mariaman Teppakulam and Thirupparankundram – Temple of Lord Muruga.
    Overnight at the hotel.

    Day 8 : Madurai – Ooty

    Morning after breakfast at the resort drive to Ooty - 'Queen of the Blue Mountains'. Check into the hotel on arrival.
    Overnight at the hotel.
    Afternoon tour to visit Botanical Gardens , Doddabetta Peak, Ooty Lake and Nilgiri Hills around. Overnight at the hotel.

    Day 9 : At Ooty

    Full day free to relax and enjoy this hill station by exploring yourself.
    Overnight at the hotel.

    Day 10 : Ooty to Nagarhole

    Morning after breakfast at the hotel proceed to Nagarhole National Park and check into the Jungle Lodge on arrival. Afternoon game viewing in the park where you can encounter Tiger, leopard, Wild Elephants and lots of other animals and birds.
    Overnight at the Lodge.

    Day 11 : At Nagarhole

    Morning and evening game viewing inside the Nagarhole Sanctuary.
    Overnight at the Lodge.

    Day 12 : Nagarhole - Mysore

    Morning after breakfast proceed to Mysore and check into the hotel on arrival. Afternoon tour to visit Nandi Temple and explore the bazaar.
    Overnight at the hotel.

    Day 13 : At Mysore

    Morning after breakfast at the hotel tour of Mysore City visiting Maharaja's Palace, Kesava Templ,e Somnathpur and Srirangapatnam.
    Overnight at the hotel.Overnight at the Hotel.

    Day 14 : Mysore to Bangalore

    Morning after breakfast at the hotel visit Chamundi Hills, 12th Centuray old Chamundeshwari Temple, St Philomena's Church and Sri. Jayachmarajedra Art Gallery etc. Afternoon drive to Bangalore in around 3 hours time and check into the hotel for overnight stay.

    Day 15 : At Bangalore

    Morning after breakfast at the hotel proceed for tour of Bangalore city visiting Lalbagh, Cubbon Park, . Overnight at the hotel, Gandhi Bhawan, Tipu Sultan's Palace, Botanical Garden etc. Afternoon transfer to Bangalore Airport or Railway Station to board flight or train for onward destination. Bon Voyage


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