Beach Tour of Goa

Duration : 16 Nights / 17 Days
Places Covered : Mumbai - Hyderabad - Chennai - Mysore - Bangalore - Hampi - Bijapur -Goa - Mumbai

Day 01: Mumbai
Welcome to Vardhman's "Beaches Tour Of Goa" ' On arrival in Mumbai you will be met and transferred by Vardhman's representative to your hotel. Rest of the day at leisure.
Overnight: Hotel

Day 02: Mumbai
This morning after breakfast proceed for a full day city tour of Mumbai. Visit Gateway of India, Prince of Wales Museum, Hanging Gardens on the slopes of Malabar Hills offering nice view of Marine Lines & Chowpatty Beach, Kamla Nehru Park, Mani Bhawan (where Mahatma Gandhi used to stay) and then to Dhobi Ghat. Also visit Afgan Church, Flora Fountain (Bombay nerve centre), Colourful Crawford Market and Marine Drive.
Overnight: Hotel

Day 3:Mumbai - Hyderabad (By flight)
This morning after breakfast transfer to airport to catch flight for Hyderabad. Upon arrival at Hyderabad check into your hotel. Later visit the Charminar- rectangular four arched monumental gate often described as "The Arch of Triumph of the East", the Mecca Mosque and Salar Jung Museum - one man's collection of manuscripts, ancient weapons, costumes and curios. Later drive past the High Court buildings.
Overnight: Hotel

Day 4: Hyderabad
After breakfast full day excursion to Golconda Fort. Golconda, once famed for its diamond mines (from which the famous Kohinoor diamond of the British crown was mined), is the site of a strategic fort dating back to the 13th century. This invincible fort has an extraordinary acoustical system and massive battlements. Later visit the Usmansagar Lake- one of the most beautiful man-made lakes.
Overnight: Hotel

Day 5: Hyderabad - Chennai (By flight )
This morning after breakfast transfer to airport to catch flight for Chennai. Upon arrival at Chennai check into your hotel. Later visit Museum to see the Art & Bronze Gallery. Drive through the Flower and Fruit Markets, High Court, Fort Museum, Marina Beach, San Thome Cathedral, The Theosophical Society and Snake Park
Overnight: Hotel

Day 6: Chennai-Tirupati-Chennai
After breakfast, we take full day excursion of Tirupati- one of the most important & the richest temple of the world. It is famous for the shrine of "Seven hills" of Tirumala which attract millions of pilgrims from all over India. Picturesquely situated amidst sacred waterfalls and tanks, the shrine presents a fine example of early Dravidian art. In front of it is the "Hall of Pillars" from where an attractive stepped way leads to the temple. Evening return back to hotel.
Overnight: Hotel

Day 7: Chennai - Mysore (By train)
Early morning transfer to Railway station to catch train for Mysore. Upon arrival at Mysore check into your hotel. Later proceed on a half-day sight seeing tour of Mysore, visiti the palace of the Maharaja built in 1911-12. The palace is a harmonious synthesis of the Hindu and saracenic styles of architecture with magnificient Archways, Domes, Turrets, Colonnades and Sculptures.Also visit the Art Gallery, drive upto Chamundi hill to see Chamundeshwari Temple & panoramic view of Mysore. On your way back see the Nandi Bull -a monolith structure.
Overnight: Hotel

Day 8: Mysore (Sravanbelgola, Belur , Halebid)
Full day excursion to Sravanbelagola, Belur and Halebid. At Sravanbelagola, hewn out of a single rock and visible from a distance of 25 kms is the statue of Lord Gomteshwara, which is bathed with milk , sandalwood, saffron once every 12 years. The Chennakesava 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.
Overnight: Hotel

Day 9: Mysore - Bangalore
After breakfast drive to Bangalore. On the way we visit Srirangapatnam, 16 kms from Mysore. This fort was the stronghold of Tippu Sultan, son of Hyder Ali. Tippu fought a valiant battle against the British in 1799 before laying down his life. Among the many fort buildings till intact are Tippu 's airy summer palace and his tomb at the Darya Daulat Bagh (Garden). Also visit Sri Ranganatha Temple. Upon arrival at Bangalore check into your hotel.
Overnight: Hotel

Day 10: Bangalore
This morning after breakfast we will proceed for the sightseeing of Bangalore.
City tour of Bangalore
Visit Cubbon park, Lalbagh, Tipuâ's fort, Government museum, Venkatappa Art Gallery, Bull temple, Viswesvaraya Industrial and Technological museum, Ganesh temple, Gandhi Bhavan, Ulsoor Tank, Gavipuram Cave Temple, St. Mary's Basilica Church, Auqarium, and a number of other places around the city. This beautiful city lends its name to the district of Bangalore to which the city is perceivably the capital of the state. Bangalore is also called as Garden city due to its well laid parks and gardens.
Overnight: Hotel

Day 11: Bangalore - Hampi
After breakfast drive to Hampi. Upon arrival at Hampi check into your hotel. Later Proceed on a city tour of Hampi, the erstwhile capital city of Vijayanagar Empire which had Palaces, Temples and sculptures spread all over. The city was razed to the ground by the Sultanates of South in 1565.
Overnight: Hotel

Day 12: Hampi
This morning after breakfast explore the wealthy monuments of Hampi. Evening return back to the hotel.
Overnight: Hotel

Day 13: Hampi - Bijapur
Proceed to Bijapur after breakfast. Buildings to see are Ibrahim Rauza, Gagan Mahal, Bara Kaman etc.
Overnight: Hotel

Day 14: Bijapur - Goa
After breakfast drive to Goa. Upon arrival at Goa. check into your hotel . Rest of the day at leisure.
Overnight: Hotel

Day 15: Goa
Full day sightseeing Tour Goa Visit Old Goa, the most important Cathedrals and churches - namely Se-Cathedral, Church of St. Francis Xavier, St. Catherine's Church, Arch of Vice Roy of Goa. Miramar Beach - This is the only beach close to any city and has a good view of the river Mandovi flowing into the sea. Also visit Dona Paula fishing village which is a small village at the tip of Panaji, the place has a very good viewpoint and a monument at the same place. Rest of the day at leisure
Overnight: Hotel

Day 16: Goa
Full day at leisure at the beach.
Overnight: Hotel

Day 17: Goa - Mumbai
After breakfast transfer to airport to catch flight for Mumbai. On arrival transfer to International Airport to board the flight for your onward destination with sweet and unforgettable memories of ''Beach Tour of Goa ' escorted by Vardhman Vacations.