Best of South India, a 13- day tour which promises you to bring the best of southern region of India for you. The very beginning of the tour will mesmerize you as it will start off with a sunny note from a visit to Goa, famous for its magnificent scenic beauty, beautiful churches, the charm of Old Goa and its sun-kissed beaches where east and west merge with each other, where the beaches have long served as a magnet for hedonists and Indian culture intertwines with Portuguese influences left over from a 500-year occupation.
Then, this tour will make you experience the center of ancient Chalukyan glory; Badami – famous for its four cave temples – all carved out of sand stone on the precipice of a hill. There are many inscriptions which are of historic significance and these inscriptions make the city very famous. During the recent researches, 18 inscriptions have been found in which there is an inscription which was written using the old Kannada script. Hampi is the next destination of this tour of south India. Hampi is one of the World Heritage Sites and is the most charismatic of all the ruins of Karnataka. This was the capital of the Hindu empire, Vijayanagar, who ruled the south India during 14th to 16th century AD. Big temples, majestic ancient monuments, grand palaces and countless aquatic structures make the ruins of Hampi a famous destination among the tourists.
During the Best of South India tour, you will also encounter the other destinations of cultural and historical importance – Chikmagalur, Belur, Halebid, Hassan. The architecture of the temples of Belur and Halebid is very attractive and the elaborate carvings make these temples a treat to the eyes. You will also notice the Hoyasala architecture in the temples. Then, this tour will move forward to its next destination, Mysore. It is the capital city of the Wodeyars has always enchanted its admirers with its quaint charm, rich heritage, magnificent palaces, beautifully laid-out gardens, imposing buildings, broad shady avenues and sacred temples. There’s an old world charm about the city that reaches out and leaves no one untouched. It is an important center for the culture of South India.
Kerala is the last destination of Best of South India tour. Fort Cochin: the architecture of the quiet streets in this enclave is very definitely European, with fine houses built by wealthy British traders, and Dutch cottages with split farm house doors. And there cannot be a better way of concluding this tour by relaxing in the lap of nature in serene backwaters of Kumarakom. Give us a chance to serve you, we ensure to give you much more when you will visit India on this tour.