Start: Bengaluru, Karnataka, India Finish: Bengaluru, Karnataka, India
Physical rating: Low, EASY
Special diets catered: Vegetarians, Meat, Jain
Tour code: AGORA417
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The private tour will begin in Bangalore and include Vellore, Kanchipuram, Chennai, Mahabalipuram, Pondicherry, Chidambaram, Gangaikonda Cholapuram, Darasuram, Thanjore, Trichy, Chettinad, Madurai & Salem in its itinerary. You will visit all destination by private car which will remain with you from arrival till departure in Bangalore. You will visit few active, few non active small to largest temple complexes in India along with colonial town of Chennai & Pondicherry.
Arrive BangaloreOn arrival at Mumbai airport meet with our office executive assistance and transfer to hotel (hotels check in time 1200hr afternoon, early check in subject to rooms availability). Rest time free for personal activities relax. Overnight at Hotel
BangaloreBreakfast at hotel, city tour of Bangalore. Visit to Lal Bagh Garden a botanical garden houses over 1000 species of flora which include rare and enchanting collection of tropical plants, trees and herbs. The Bangalore Fort built by Kempe Gowda and expanded by Tippu Sultan. Within its walls is the well preserved 16th century Ganapathi Temple. Tippu’s Summer Palace the palace was first a mud-brick defense built by Kempegowda in 1537. Hyder Ali and his son Tipu Sultan later rebuilt it 1791. Also see the Government buildings Vidhana Soudha a splendid neo-Dravidian granite building that dominates the northern boundary of the Cubbon Park is the home of the State Legislature and the Secretariat. Overnight at hotel.
Bangalore - Vellore (220kms/ 5hrs approx)Breakfast at hotel, drive to Vellore check in at hotel. Vellore known for 16th-century Vellore Fort, with its imposing granite walls and surrounding moat. Inside the fort, the Jalakandeswarar Temple features many ornate sculptures. Nearby, the Government Museum has prehistoric relics and natural history displays. Sri Lakshmi Narayani Golden Temple inside the Sripuram spiritual park is situated at the foot of a small range of green hills. This temple is gilded with 1,500 kg of pure gold, double the 750 kg gilding of the dome of the Golden Temple at Amritsar. Rest time free and easy to relax. Overnight at hotel.
Location: Chennai (Madras)
Vellore - Kanchipuram - Chennai (145kms/ 3hrs approx)Breakfast at hotel drive to Chennai via visiting Kanchipuram the city of Thousand Temples. Visit Kailasanathar 8th century temple dedicated to Lord Shiva, noted for its architecture and sculptures. There are 58 small shrines situated around the main shrine compound wall. Ekambareswarar temple another ancient temple dedicated to Siva. The 2500-year-old mango tree inside the temple has 4 branches each yields different varieties of mangoes. Varadharaja temple dedicated to Lord Vishnu, noted for its wonderful sculptures. Vaikundhaperumal temple dedicated to lord Vishnu, it is also one of the 108 Divyadesams. Kamakshiamman temple dedicated to Goddess Kamakshi the presiding deity, one of the holy Sakthi worship places in India.Continue drive to Chennai check in at hotel. Later city tour of Chennai. Visit Fort St. George & Museum built by the British East India Company in 1640 AD. The fort is believed to be the first establishment of the British in India. Kapaleeshwarar Temple a Hindu temple dedicated to lord Shiva, Semmozhi Poonga a beautifully landscaped botanical garden. Dakshina Chitra a living history museum & Arulmigu Sri Parthasarathy Temple an 8th-century Hindu Vaishnavite temple dedicated to the Lord Vishnu. Later walk on Marina beach. Overnight at hotel.
Chennai - Pondicherry (160kms/ 3hrs approx)Breakfast at hotel drive to Pondicherry via Mahabalipuram. In Mahabalipuram visit Monolithic Temples locally known as Rathas. They were executed by chiseling out the exterior face of the boulder. Shore Temple built with blocks of granitein in 7th century the temple complex consisting of two Siva temples and a carving of Anantasayana Vishnu. It is one of the oldest structural stone temples of South India and a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1984. Cave Temples cut and decorated with panels in the Mamalla style of the Pallava period in the 7th century. Remnants seen in the caves also indicate that they were plastered and painted when built. Krishna's Butterball a gigantic granite boulder resting on a short incline. Continue drive to Pondicherry check in at hotel. Later visit Aurovil founded in 1968 by the spiritual leader Mirra Alfassa as a town where people from all over the world could live in harmony. Its focal point is the Matrimandir, a futuristic, spherical temple covered in gold discs. Pondicherry Museum an art and history museum especially noted for its collection of fine lost wax bronzes form the period of the Chola Empire. The Museum's collection includes 81 Chola bronze sculptures, ranking as one of the largest collections of Chola bronzes. Later walk in French Colony. Pondicherry has some of the finest examples of old French culture with a hint of Tamil influence in its visual aesthetics. Observe and get inspired by the architectural beauty of the French part of the town while enjoying a cup of coffee and some deserts along the way. Customise your walk with your guide to cover French consulate, French Institute, Raj Nivas, Bharati Park (Aayi Monument), Government Square, Beaches, Monuments, Churches, French schools. Evening to relax on the beach. Overnight at hotel.
Pondicherry - Chidambaram - Gangaikonda Cholapuram - Darasuram - Thanjore (180kms/ 4hrs approx)Breakfast at hotel, drive to Thanjore. Enroute visit Chidambaram Nataraja Temple which is dedicated to the Nataraja the dancing posture of Lord Shiva. Further drive & visit Gangaikonda Cholapuram Temple - The temple complex includes Nandi Mandapa, Alankar Mandapa, Maha Mandapa, Mukha Mandapa and Ardha Mandapa. Continue drive & visit Darasuram Temple - a storehouse of art and architecture. The temple has some exquisite stone carvings. Continue drive to Thanjore check in at hotel. Overnight at hotel.
Thanjore - Trichy - Chettinad (140kms/ 3hrs approx)Breakfast at hotel. Visit Brihadeshwara Temple & Fort - built by great Chola king in the 10th century. It is an outstanding example of Chola architecture and is listed in UNESCO world heritage site. Thanjavur Palace & Museum - The palace houses an art gallery, a library and a hall of music. Art Gallery - in the Palace there are a number of granite and bronze statues of the Chola period. Saraswathi Mahal Library - another section of the Palace is the library where over 30,000 palm leaf and paper manuscripts in India and European languages are preserved.After sightseeing drive to Trichy. Visit Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple - there are 22 gopurams including India’s tallest (72 meters, 13 storey high). Many people have had a hand in its construction, including the Cheras, Pandyas, Cholas, Hoysalas and rulers from Vijayanagar. Rock Fort Temple -The 83m high Rock Fort is the only outcrop in the otherwise flat land of the city. The rock is one of the oldest in the world-approximately 3.800 million years, which makes it as old as the rocks of Greenland and older than the Himalayas. Also visit Tiruvanaikkaval the Jambukeshwara temple, dedicated to Shiva, and it houses five concentric walls, and seven gopurams.Afterward drive to Chettinad check in at hotel. Rest time free and easy to relax. Overnight at hotel.
Chettinad - Madurai (90kms/ 2hrs approx)Breakfast at hotel. Sightseeing in Chettinad - the region is well known for its 19th-century mansions, whose wide courtyards and spacious rooms are embellished with marble and teak. Construction materials, decorative items, and furnishings were mostly imported from East Asian countries and Europe. The marble was brought from Italy, chandeliers and teak from Burma, crockery from Indonesia, crystals from Europe and wall-to-wall mirrors from Belgium. Many of these mansions were built using a type of limestone known as karai.It is estimated that 11,000 such mansions still remain—about half the number that existed 100 years ago. They were built by men who once traded in everything from salt to gems, with countries like Burma, Malaysia and Singapore. Much of their profits went into building these grand residences, which used to be called natukottai or regional fort. But in the mid-20th century, most Chettiar families moved to cities. Their palatial homes were left in the custody of caretakers, who maintained them for those rare occasions, such as weddings or Pongal, the Tamil harvest festival, when the family came to visit.Visit few massions open for tourist like Chettinad Mansions, Chettinad Palace and few Chettinad Temples like Vairavan Kovil Temple, Karpaga Vinayakar temple, Kundrakudi Murugan temple, Kottaiyur Sivan temple.Afternoon drive to Madurai check in at hotel. In the evening visit the famous Meenakshi Sundareshwar Temple to attend the Aarti (Prayers) witnessing interesting rituals and ceremonies. Overnight at Hotel
Madurai - Salem / Yercaud (250kms/ 5hrs approx)Breakfast at hotel, city tour of Madurai. Visit Meenakshi Sundareshwar Temple one of the largest temple complexes in India built between the 16th and 18th centuries. Apart from the estimated 33 million sculptures there, the temple is absolutely absorbing with the endless rounds of ceremonies, prostration of countless devotees and glittering market stalls. Tiruparankundram Murugan Temple a Hindu temple and one of the Six Abodes of Murugan, built in rock-cut architecture by the Pandyas during the 6th century. Also visit the Tirumal Nayak’s Palace a highly decorative monument. Its enormous roofed arcade supported by 48 foot high stone pillar, still stands.Later drive to Salem / Yercaud check in at hotel.Overnight at hotel.
Location: Salem, Bengaluru
Salem / Yercaud - Bangalore (235kms/ 5hrs approx)Breakfast at hotel. In Salem visit centuries-old Sugavaneswarar Temple, dedicated to the Hindu deity Shiva, features colorful gopurams (towers) and gardens. Nearby, colonial-era Christ Church is an Indo-Saracenic landmark consecrated in 1875. Jamiya Masjid is a mosque believed to have been built by Tipu Sultan, the 18th-century ruler of the Kingdom of Mysore.
Yercaud is a hill station town lies in the Shevaroy Hills, known for their orange groves, and coffee, fruit and spice plantations. Kiliyur Falls is a waterfall in Yercaud in the Eastern Ghats. The waters overflowing the Yercaud Lake fall 91 m (300 ft) into the Kiliyur Valley. Yercaud Lake has a boathouse, and is surrounded by gardens and woods. On the lake’s eastern shore, Anna Park has local plants and a Japanese garden with bonsai. To the southwest, Lady’s Seat vantage point has a watchtower with a telescope.
After sightseeing drive to Bangalore and drop off to airport to onward flight.
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Yes, we can assist and arrange pre or post-tour accommodation.
Most of the hotels offer free Wi-Fi.
Yes. On request and at supplement cost, we can provide another language (German, French, Russian, Spanish, Italian guide) subject to availability in that cities.
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Yes, Private airport transfer is included.
We have provided price for 1 person traveling alone and 2 person sharing double room. Single room supplement apply if 2 person are opting for 2 single rooms.
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Yes, we can provide other than English language guide. Request for same should be sent to sent to us at the time of booking. Other than English language guide are subject to availability and may attract additional charges.
Domestic flights generally provide 15 kg checked-in baggage and 7 kg hand baggage. We provide vehicle which could accommodate 1 big and 1 handbag easily per person. There is no baggage limit set by us. Traveling with less baggage is always comfortable and recommended.
Recommended tipping is 5 to 10% of total tour values. It's always optional and depends on the traveler's wish.
We have provided the price using 3* / 4* & 5* hotels
No. We provide a local English-speaking tour guide in each city. Accompanying tour escort can be booked at a supplement cost
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We operate private tours only and guarantee 100% departure. If group members reduced, we will recalculate the price and apply the lowest supplement only if it's increasing our operation cost.
Our office representative will receive the guest with the lead passenger name paging board. And
Yes, after the sightseeing you will be having time to explore the city and places of your interest. Our driver and transport will remain on disposal at your service. We expect you will release the driver before 8 pm so that he is having ample time to sleep and report on time to your next day duty.
Yes, entrances to all monuments and activities charges mentioned in the itinerary are well included in the price
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This is a private tour/activity only for your group. Any country citizen, individual or group can book a private tour for any number of members. We treat every booking as a private tour and we do not mix travelers.
No. Neither international nor domestic flight tickets are included in the package price. We can book the flight at supplement best available cost.
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Make changes to the itinerary, accommodation, or transport method
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