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Saffron & Sandalwood Tour

Mumbai - Madurai - Pondicherry - Chennai - Bengaluru - Mysore - Chennai

(16 Nights / 17 Days)

 

    

 
  DAY 1 ARRIVE MUMBAI (BOMBAY)

Madurai

 

 

Pondicherry

 

 

Nagarhole National Park

 

 

 

 

Arrive India's commercial and business capital of Mumbai. On arrival transfer to Hotel. Overnight In  Hotel.

DAY 2 MUMBAI

Morning free. Afternoon exploring the sights of Indiaís commercial capital which is hugely spread out and is replete with Victorian architecture.

DAY 3 MUMBAI -MADURAI

Morning flight to Madurai. On Arrival transfer to hotel . Afternoon at leisure.

DAY 4 MADURAI

Spend the morning exploring this bustling city, including the famous Meenakshi Temple (excluding the inner sanctum). A car and driver is at your disposal for the afternoon. Evening return to Meenakshi Temple

DAY 5 MADURAI - THANJAVUR

Full day drive to Thanjavur, via the ornate Srirangam Temple at Tiruchirapally. Overnight In Hotel

DAY 6 THANJAVUR

Half day tour of this ancient Chola capital which is dominated by the mighty Brihadeeshwara Temple with its huge gopurams. Afternoon free.Afternoon car and driver at disposal.

DAY 7 THANJAVUR - PUDUCHERRY

(PONDICHERRY) Full dayís drive en route visiting the exquisite and rarely visited temple complexes at Darasuram, Gangaikondacholapuram, and Chidambaram. On arrival in Puducherry transfer to hotel. Overnight In Hotel.

DAY 8 PUDUCHERRY

Morning exploration of this pretty, peaceful town. The French quarter boasts some exceptional old, colonial buildings and is easy to explore on foot.

DAY 9 PUDUCHERRY - CHENNAI

Morning drive up the coast to Chennai. En route visit the fabulous shore temples at Mahabalipuram. On arrival, transfer to hotel. Overnight In Hotel.

DAY 10 CHENNAI

Spend the morning exploring the city which had strong colonial ties during the days of the East India Company. See the various sights before spending an afternoon at leisure.

DAY 11 CHENNAI - BENGALURU

Early morning train to Bengaluru and transfer to hotel .  Afternoon city tour.

DAY 12 BENGALURU - NAGARHOLE NATIONAL PARK

Morning drive to Nagarhole National Park. On Arrival transfer to hotel . Afternoon game drive.

DAY 13 NAGARHOLE

Early morning and afternoon game drives either by boat, by jeep or by elephant back. The area is home to a rich variety of wildlife.

DAY 14 NAGARHOLE - MYSORE

After an early morning game drive, proceed to Mysore and transfer to Hotel. Explore the city this afternoon, visiting the ornate city palace and drive to the top of Chamundi Hill, passing the huge monolith Nandi Bull, en route.

DAY 15 MYSORE

Morning drive to nearby Srirangapatnam which boasts the ruins of Tipu Sultanís summer palace. Afternoon visit to the Hoysala Temple at Somnathpur.

DAY 16 MYSORE - CHENNAI

Morning at leisure. Afternoon train to Chennai. Room at disposal at  Hotel until late tonight. After dinner, depart for the airport.

DAY 17 DEPART CHENNAI

Early morning departure for onward destination.

 

 

   

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