This easy tour is perfect for leisurely vacation with South India's culture and history in Mumbai, Aurangabad and Cochin, beaches in Mahabalipuram and cruise on the Backwater. It can also be combined with itineraries of Sri Lanka to create an amazing vacation of India Ocean area.
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Mumbai - Aurangabad - Kochi/Cochin - Backwaters - Chennai - Mahabalipuram
Namaste! Welcome to India. Meet your tour guide who holds Bravo Asia Tours’ greeting board at Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport. We will transfer to hotel so you can fresh up after your long flight. Start this incredible India tour with the one of the oldest cities of India – Mumbai. Formerly called Bombay, Mumbai is a vibrant metropolitan and No1 city, located on India’s west coast. On the Mumbai Harbour waterfront stands the iconic Gateway of India stone arch, built by the British Raj in 1924. Offshore, nearby Elephanta Island holds ancient cave temples dedicated to Shiva. The city is also famous as the heart of the Hindi-language Bollywood film industry. There will be no tour in this day so you can take some time to get used to the new time-zone. Overnight in Mumbai
Mumbai - Aurangabad
Today, we will have one day city tour of Mumbai before we head to Aurangabad by air. The tour begins at the city’s signature landmark, the Gateway of India. Drive around Horniman Circle and visit the Town Hall, right beside the docks of Mumbai, and the Victoria Terminus. Next you will visit the Prince of Wales Muesum. Take a break for lunch then continue our tour to the Flora Fountain and Fort area where you can view the impressive Gothic and Victorian buildings that were constructed during the Bristish Raj. Drive up to Malabar Hill where the hanging gardens provide a panoramic view of the city and the Queen’s Necklace. The tour ends with a visit to the famous Dhobi Ghat where you can observe the age old tradition of the Dhobis doing Mumbai’s laundry. Transfer to airport and board your flight to Aurangabad. You are greeted upon arrival and driven to your hotel. Overnight in Aurangabad
We will have a full day tour of the UNESCO world Heritage site – the Ajanta Caves. There are about 30 rock-cut Buddhist cave monuments dated back to the 2nd B.C. The incredible variety of paintings and sculpture were created in hard rock by using primitive yet ingenious to the devotion of the Buddhists, as well as the talents of their skilled craftsmen. After the tour of Ajanta, we will drive back to hotel. Overnight in Aurangabad
Aurangabad - Mumbai
After breakfast and checkout your hotel, we will continue our tour in Aurangabad to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Ellora Caves. There are 34 Caves and any one of them would individually be considered a significant attraction in most nations. Visit The Kailash Temple and Daulatabad Fort. This 14th century hilltop Fort is an impressive sight which’s once sloping sides were manually carved sheer on all sides so that no one could climb straight to the top. After this tour, we will drive to Aurangabad airport in time to board your evening flight to Mumbai. Drive to airport for check-in. Overnight in Mumbai
Mumbai - Kochi/Cochin
After breakfast and checkout your hotel, we will continue our tour to Cochin. Your tour guide of Bravo Asia Tours will meet you and hold the greeting board with your name on it. Transfer to hotel for rest until lunch. Start your exploration of South India with a tour to island of Cherai. Visit the 19th century Azheekkal Sree Varaha Venkateswara Temple – the temple Ratha then the Portuguese Fort, the Pallipuram Church. This exploration is followed by a walk on Cherai beach that allows you to experience coastal Keralan culture. In the evening, there will be a Kathakali dance show in local theatre. This dance is Kerala’s ancient performing art, which tell story through dancing and music. The dance form is an ancient forefather of many Asian dance forms. Overnight in Cochin
Cochin, the fascinating port city of South India, comes to what it is today with influences of various European cultures and rich indigenous history. Our tour of Cochin starts from the Jewish Synagogue (closed on Fridays and Saturdays). Then we will move on to Jew Street. After the Jew area, we will visit the St. Francis Church, one of the first European churches built in India. The famed Vasco Da Gama was buried in its courtyard for a few years before his remains were returned to Portugal. After lunch, our tour will continue to the most photogenic attractions in Cochin, the Chinese fishing nets. We will be back to hotel so you can have a freshen up. This evening we will go to have dinner with a famous Keralan Chef and her family at their home. This is the highlight of our Cochin tour, you can even learn Keralan cuisine from the Chef. Overnight in Cochin
Kochi/Cochin - Backwaters
Morning after breakfast, we will checkout the hotel and drive to the backwaters. Your most treasured travel memories of this India tour start from boarding your houseboat at Alleppey. Overnight in onboard
Backwaters - Chennai - Mahabalipuram
Diembark from your houseboat in the morning and then you are driven to Cochin airport in time for your early afternoon flight to Chennai. Your tour guide will meet you at the Chennai aiport and escort you to a brief Chennai city tour. Chennai is the third largest city in India. Our tour will cover St. Mary’s Church, the first English church in Chennai; The National Art Gallery&Museum and the Saint Thomas Cathedral. After that, we will drive to you hotel located near Mahabalipuram. Overnight in Mahabalipuram
Mahabalipuram is an ancient port of South India, which is like the Hoi An ancient town in Central Veitnam, in each nation’s history progress. Mahabalipuram was the second capital of the Pallava Kings of Kanchipuram. Vying with this splendor is a beach and the picturesque Bay of Bengal. The famous Pancha Rathas Temple, the massive bas-relief Descent of the Ganges and the eight Mandapams are all located within the small coastal community. Another picturesque view of this beach are fishermen and their colorful fishing boats. In the late afternoon, after visiting all the temples, take a stroll along the beach and talk to those fishermen back with their catch. It is the most original and authentic experience of Mahablipuram. Overnight in Mahabalipuram
Today we will have an excursion tour to Kanchipuram. This ancient holy city is known as the “ Golden City of A Thousand Temples” and is one of the seven sacred cities of India. Its many temple domes can be seen from a long ways away as you approach the city. This city is also famous for its silk weaving industry. Kanchi silk sarees are considered to be the finest. We will visit a silk weaving family today. Overnight in Mahabalipuram
Mahabalipuram - Chennai
Your tour guide will be assistant of hotel check out, then escort you to the Chennai Airport for your onward flight. Our tour service is officially ends here. It is time for us to say goodbye. The whole team of Bravo Asia Tours looks forward to meeting you again in your next trip to Asia.