South West India Rail Tour
(Bombay) - Aurangabad - Hyderabad - Chennai (Madras) - Mysore
- Bangalore - Mumbai (Bombay)
Tour Package Duration:
12 Nights /
Day 01 Mumbai
Upon arrival at Mumbai our representative will transfer you to
hotel. Stay overnight at hotel in Mumbai.
Day 02 Mumbai / Aurangabad
Morning tour of Mumbai visiting Kamla Nehru Park, Hanging
Gardens situated on the slopes of Malabar Hill offering a
panoramic view of Marine drive, Chowpatty Beach, Prince of
Wales Museum, Mani Bhawan, Dhobi Ghat, Gateway of India &
drive through the Crawford Market, Marine Drive & Flora
Fountain. Checkout time is 1200 hrs. In the evening transfer
to railway station for overnight journey to Aurangabad.
Morning arrive Aurangabad and transfer to hotel followed by
breakfast. Full Day excursion tour of Ajanta Caves. Ajanta
Caves are 106 kms from Aurangabad and date back to the 2nd
century BC. The 30 rock hewn caves are adorned with Buddhist
sculpture and the frescoes portray in epic form the religious
and secular life through eight centuries. Overnight Aurangabad.
Day 04 Aurangabad
After breakfast you will be taken out for an excursion to
Ellora Caves comprising of 34 rock cut shrines, representing
Buddhist, Hindu and Jain art dating from the 4th to 9th
century A.D. The most remarkable among them is the Kailash
Temple. The Kailash temple is the best example of Rock cut
architecture and an architectural marvel. Overnight will be at
hotel in Aurangabad.
Aurangabad / Hyderabad
After breakfast, you have free time for leisure. Checkout time
from the hotel is 1200 hrs. In the evening transfer to
railway-station for overnight journey to Hyderabad.
In morning you will arrive at Hyderabad and transfer to Hotel
followed by breakfast. In the afternoon you will be taken for
a tour of Hyderabad. Visit the Charminar (the Rectangular Four
Arched Monumental Gate) often described as the Arch of Triumph
of the East, The Mecca Mosque and the Salar Jung Museum The
Salar Jung Museum has collection of Manuscripts, ancient
weapons, costumes and curios. Also visit the High Court
building. Overnight will be at hotel in Hyderabad.
Hyderabad / Chennai
After breakfast, day is free and you can take optional tour to
Golconda. Checkout time is 1200 hrs. In the evening transfer
to railway station for overnight journey to Chennai.
Day 08 Chennai
The train arrives at Chennai in morning and our representative
will transfer you to hotel followed by breakfast. Afternoon
city tour of Chennai city follows. Visit the Museum to see the
Art and Bronze Gallery. Drive through the Flower and Fruit
market, High court, Fort museum, Marina Beach, Santhome
Cathedral and Snake Park. Overnight stay will be Chennai.
Day 09 Chennai / Mahabalipuram/ Kanchipuram / Chennai
On the ninth day of the tour, you will be taken for a full day
excursion tour of Mahabalipuram and Kanchipuram. Overnight
will be at hotel in Chennai.
Kanchipuram was the ancient capital of the Pallavas. It is
called the city of temples. The first temple dedicated to
Shiva was built in the 7th and 8th century and has paintings
on the walls. Other temples of interest are Ekambaswara,
Kailasanatha, Sri Kamakshi and Varadarajaswamy. Kanchipuram is
also famous for its silk.
Mahabalipuram is famous for the seven pagodas or the Rath
temples. On the seashore of Mahabalipuram is an interesting
group of ancient rock cut temples. These temples are perfect
examples of Dravidian style of Architecture. Overnight will be
Day 10 Chennai /
In the morning, you will be transferred to railway-station to
catch the train for Mysore. Upon arrival at Mysore you will
transfer to hotel followed by breakfast. Overnight stay will
be at hotel in Mysore.
Mysore / Belur / Halebid / Mysore
After breakfast, you will be taken for a full Day tour of
Belur and Halebid. The Chenna Kesava temple of Belur, built
900 years ago, is an exquisite example of Hoysala art.
Halebid's 12th century Hoysaleswara and Kedareswara temples
are masterpieces of Hindu art. On the return, you will visit
Sravanbelgola. Sravanbelgola is known for the statue of Lord
Gomteshwara, which is bathed with milk and honey once every 12
years. Overnight will be at hotel in Mysore.
Mysore / Bangalore
After breakfast, you will be driven to Bangalore. Upon arrival
transfer to hotel and later take an afternoon tour of
Bangalore city. Visit the Lal Bagh with a variety of old
trees, fountains, lotus pools, terraces and an assortment of
tropical and sub-tropical herbs. Also see the Maharaja's
Palace and Government Buildings. Stay overnight at hotel in
Bangalore / Mumbai or Delhi
Transfer to airport to board the flight for Mumbai or Delhi.
Arrive and transfer to city center and later in the evening,
transfer to international airport to catch the flight back