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Classical South with Maharashtra Tour

Duration: 11 Nights / 12 days

Cover:- Mumbai – Aurangabad – Madurai – Chettinad – Trichy – Tanjore – Mahabalipuram – Kanchipuram – Chennai

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Tour Description

Overview

‘Classical South with Maharashtra Tour’ is one of the best itinerary to know about the culture and heritage of Maharashtra and South India. Know the glorious history of the region while visiting the various monuments, Apart from the history you will also get an opportunity to take blessings from various oldest temples.  Visit the colonial heritage, scenic beaches and historical museums as well. The duration of the tour is 11 nights and 12 days covering the places such as Mumbai, Ajanta, Ellora, Madurai, Chettinad, Trichy, Tanjore, Mahabalipuram, Kanchipuram and Chennai.

Tour Highlights

Tour Highlights:
  • Visit Siddhivinayak Temple, Gateway of India, Prince of Wales Museum, Haji Ali ki Dargah and Juhu Beach.
  • Explore Ellora Caves, Bibi ka Maqbara and Daulatbad Fort
  • Explore Ajanta Caves
  • Visit Mariamman Teppakulam temple, Meenakshi Temple and the Palace of Tirumalai Nayak.
  • Explore Chettinad, it is the land of Heritage and Devotion and explore Chettinad Palace
  • Explore Rock Fort and Sri Ranganathaswamy temple
  • Enjoy the guided city tour of Tanjore including major tourist destinations such as the Vijayanagar Fort, Shiva Ganga Garden, Aalangudi temple, Brahadeshwara temple
  • Visit Sri Aurobindo Ashram
  • Visit Mahishasurmardini caves, the Five Ratha temple, The Shore Temple, Arjuna’s Penance and the Tiger caves, Kailasanthar Temple and Ekambareshwarar Temple
  • Explore Fort St. George, St. Thomas Mount, San Thome Cathedral, Kapaleeswar Temple and the National Art Gallery and enjoy the exclusive classical dance performance
 

Tour Itinerary

Day 1 Mumbai (Arrival)

Arrival at Mumbai, and transfer to your pre booked hotel.  Check in to the hotel. Later, visit to Gateway of India, Prince of Wales Museum, Haji Ali ki Dargah and Juhu Beach. After sightseeing, return to the hotel. 
 
Overnight stay at Mumbai.
 

Day 2 Mumbai – Aurangabad (By flight) - Ellora Caves– Aurangabad (About 35 Kilometres)

Today after breakfast, check-out from the hotel and drive to the airport for your flight to Aurangabad. Check-in at your pre booked hotel on arrival at Aurangabad. Later go for an excursion tour of Ellora caves a World Heritage Site. Return back to the hotel in Aurangabad in the evening after the visit. 
 
Overnight stay at Aurangabad.
 

Day 3 Aurangabad - Ajanta caves – Aurangabad (About 107 kilometres)

Today after breakfast, go for an excursion tour of Ajanta Caves also an UNESCO World Heritage Site. Return back to the hotel in Aurangabad after the visit. Evening is free at leisure and have a look around the place at your own.
 
Overnight stay at Aurangabad.
 

Day 4 Aurangabad - Madurai (By Flight)

Today after breakfast, check out from the hotel and transfer to Aurangabad airport to board a flight to Madurai. Check-in at your pre booked hotel on arrival at Madurai. Rest of the day is free at leisure. 
 
Overnight stay at Madurai.
 

Day 5 Madurai

Today after breakfast go for visiting the city of temples such as, covering Mariamman Teppakulam temple, Meenakshi Temple and the Palace of Tirumalai Nayak. In the evening attend the prayer ceremony at the Meenakshi temple. 
 
Overnight stay at Madurai.
 

Day 6 Madurai - Chettinad– Madurai (About 93 Kilometres)

Today after breakfast go for an excursion tour of Chettinad, it is the land of Heritage and Devotion. Visit Chettinad Palace- an architectural heritage that is well-known for its beautiful mansions and other monuments around.  Enjoy the sumptuous delicacies of Chettinad cuisine. Return to Madurai hotel in the evening after the visit.
 
Overnight Stay at Madurai
 

Day 7 Madurai - Trichy (About 135 Kilometres)

After breakfast, check out from the hotel and drive to Trichy also known as Tiruchirapalli. Check in to your pre booked hotel on arrival. Take rest for some time and then proceed for sightseeing tour of Trichy including the Rock Fort- a fort and temple complex erected on a rock, Sri Ranganathaswamy temple or Tiruvarangam, the temple is devoted to Ranganatha, a reclining form of Lord Vishnu and Jambukeshwara Temple is devoted to Lord Shiva, this temple is one of the Pancha Bhootha Lingas and a Jala (water) Linga. 
 
Overnight stay at Trichy.
 

Day 8 Trichy – Tanjore (About 57 Kilometres) - Pondicherry(About 167 Kilometres)

Today after breakfast, check out from the hotel and drive to Pondicherry. On the way vist Tanjore It is the popular city of Tamil Nadu and an important centre of South Indian Art, culture and religion. Visit major tourist destinations such as the Vijayanagar Fort, Shiva Ganga Garden, Aalangudi temple, Brahadeshwara temple. After temple visit, resume the drive to Pondicherry, Puducherry (previously called Pondicherry) Check in at the hotel pre booked hotel on arrival at Puducherry. 
 
Overnightstay at Pondicherry.
 

Day 9 Pondicherry - Mahabalipuram(About 100 Kilometres)

Today after breakfast, Check out from the hotel and  visit Sri Aurobindo Ashram- a spiritual community established by Sri Aurbindo Ashram and Auroville - an experimental township dedicated to human unity. Later, drive to Mahabalipuram. , It is also known as Mamallapuram, it is a historical town and this 7th century former port city is famous for its rock-cut shore temples. Check in at your pre booked hotel on arrival at Mahabalipuram. Rest day is free at leisure, If you want then you can explore the surroundings on foot. 
 
Overnight staty at Mahabalipuram.
 

Day 10 Mahabalipuram - Chennai (About 56 Kilometres)

Today after breakfast, ceck out from the hotel and visit the major attractions of the town Mahishasurmardini caves, the Five Ratha temple and The Shore Temple. Also visit the other major attractions such as Arjuna’s Penance and the Tiger caves.
 
After visiting the major attractions of Mahabalipuram, proceed for Chennai, It is the capital of Tamil Nadu, which is known for its rich culture and traditions. En-route visiting Kanchipuram, The major Kanchipuram tourist attractions include visits to the Kailasanthar Temple and Ekambareshwarar Temple
 
Check in at your pre booked hotel on arrival at Chennai.
 
Overnight stay at Chennai.
 

Day 11 Chennai

Today after breakfast, proceed for the sightseeing tour of Chennai, visiting the Fort St. George, St. Thomas Mount, San Thome Cathedral, Kapaleeswar Temple and the National Art Gallery. In the evening visit the beautiful Marina. In the evening, attend an exclusive classical dance performance. 
 
Overnight stay at Chennai.
 

Day 12 Departure from Chennai

Today after breakfast check out from the hotel and transfer to the Chennai airport to catch a flight for your onward destination. We hope you have enjoyed your trip and look forward to organizing your next tour with us and wish you for a safe journey.

Where Stay

Hotels Accommodations Envisaged :-

Subject to availability at the time of booking or else similar hotels will be suggested: -

Destination Luxury Deluxe Premium
Mumbai Keys Select Hotel Nestor / Similar Hotel Kohinoor Continental / Similar The Lalit Mumbai / Similar
Aurangabad Hotel VITS Aurangabad / Similar Lemon Tree Hotel Aurangabad / Similar Hotel Vivanta Aurangabad / Similar
Madurai Hotel Royal Court / Similar Hotel Fortune Pandiyan / Similar Courtyard by Marriott Madurai / Similar
Tiruchirappalli Femina Hotel / Similar Hotel Red Fox Tiruchirappalli / Similar Hotel SRM Tiruchirappalli / Similar
Puducherry Ginger Pondicherry / Similar Club Mahindra Puducherry / Similar Le Pondy Beach and Lake Resort / Similar
Mahabalipuram Silversands Beach Resort / Similar Four Points by Sheraton Resort / Similar InterContinental Resort / Similar
Chennai Hotel Zone By The Park / Similar Courtyard by Marriott Chennai / Similar Holiday Inn Chennai OMR / Similar
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Also includes

Inclusions
1. Accommodation for 11 Nights on twin / double sharing basis. 
2. Daily buffet breakfast at all hotels.
3. Transportation by private air-conditioned car with driver for all arrivals, Departures, sightseeing and inter-city drives as per the itinerary.                                                       4. Services of English speaking guide at the major destinations.
5. Services of Trip India Representative on all arrivals and departures.
6. Fuel charges, toll tax, state tax & parking charge
7. All presently applicable luxury taxes.
 
Exclusions
1. Entrance fees at monuments/parks/museums.
2. Items of personal nature like drinks on table, laundry, telephone bills etc.
3. Meals other than mentioned above.
4. Indian visa fees or international airfare / domestic flight fare / train ticket
5. Still Camera or video charges levied by some monuments.
6. Any other shopping and personal purchase.
7. Medical Requirements on request.
8.  Service Tax as per government.
9. Any other services not mentioned in the inclusions.
 
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