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North and South India Tour

32 Night / 33 Days

Historical North and South India Tours

Delhi – Agra – Jaipur – Aurangabad – Pune – Goa – Hampi – Chimaglur – Mysore – Nagarhole –
Kozhikode – Kochi – Munnar – Madurai – Thekkady – Alleppey – Kochi

  • Day 1 : Arrive Delhi Arrival at Delhi international airport. Clear immigration and visa formalities, collect your baggage and Lotus India Holidays representative will meet you with a placard. Transfer to hotel and check in for you historical North and South India Tours. Overnight. (Breakfast)
  • Day 2 : Delhi After breakfast full day city tour of Delhi the biggest arrival city of foreigners for north India tours , Historical north and south India tours starts with Old Delhi drive past of Red Fort. Visit the Jama Masjid - the largest mosque in India. Later take a Rickshaw ride through the narrow lanes of Chandni Chowk. Afternoon visit New Delhi, which will include photo stop at- Parliament House, India Gate and Rashtrapati Bhavan. Visit Humayun’s Tomb, one of the best examples of a Mughal Garden Tomb. Later visit Qutub Minar, the tallest brick minaret. Overnight. (Breakfast)
  • Day 3 : Delhi – Agra Travel to Agra, home to India's most famous landmark, the Taj Mahal one of seven wonders in our Historical North and South India Tours . On arrival check in at hotel. Later visit to Agra Fort,built by Emperor Akbar, which is a mixture of the Islamic and Hindu styles of architecture. Also visit Itmad-ud-Daula Tomb; nicknamed as baby Taj. Overnight. (Breakfast)
  • Day 4 : Agra – Jaipur Early morning visit to Taj Mahal (closed on Fridays), a UNESCO Heritage Site, to catch the sun rising over the Taj Mahal. Return to hotel for breakfast. Later travel to Jaipur, the first planned city of India. En-route visit Fatehpur Sikri, built by Mughal Emperor Akbar to honor the Saint Salim Chisti. On arrival check in at hotel. Rest of the evening explore world famous jewellery bazaars. Overnight. (Breakfast)
  • Day 5 : Jaipur After breakfast visit Amber Fort, enroute photo stop at Hawa Mahal (Wind Palace). Later visit City Palace Museum; boasts to have some of the priceless handwritten Hindu scriptures, miniature delicate paintings, the elephant saddles (haudas). Conclude your day with visit to Jantar Mantar; one of the famed observatories. Overnight. (Breakfast)
  • Day 6 : Jaipur – AurangabadThis morning after breakfast Transfer to Jaipur Airport and pick Aurangabad Flight. you will meet you in the arrival hall with a placard in your name to greet you. You will be transferred at hotel and assisted with the check in formalities.Overnight. (Breakfast)
  • Day 7 : Aurangabad Morning after breakfast travel to Ajanta Caves, nestling in an inner fold of the Sahyadri hills, in the shape of a mammoth horseshoe are the 30 rock-hewn caves of Ajanta, dating from 2nd century B.C. discovered in 1819 by a group of British Officers. These startling achievements took around 600 years to create. Carved with little more than a hammer and chisel, Ajanta, once was the retreat of the Buddhist monastic orders features several ‘Chaityas’ and Viharas. The exquisite paintings and sculptures of Buddha’s life belong to the Mahayana period. Later visit to Ellora caves, the site of finest examples of rock-cut caves in all India. It is the meeting point of three faiths, Jain and Hindu structures having risen alongside each other as the original Buddhist impetus slowly tailed off. Then proceed to Daulatabad Fort and Aurangzeb Tomb. Overnight. (Breakfast)
  • Day 8 : Aurangabad - Pune Morning after breakfast travel to Pune. Reach Pune check-in at hotel, later you will visit The Aga Khan's Palace, Bund Gardens, National DefenseAcademy, Parvati Hill and Temples, Raja Dinkar Kelkar Museum and Shaniwarwada. Overnight. (Breakfast)
  • Day 9 : Pune - Goa Morning after breakfast transfer to airport. Catch the flight to Goa. Arrive on Goa Airport check in the hotel. Evening you can make sightseeing near by the hotel, depend on the time. Overnight. (Breakfast)
  • Day 10 : Goa Morning after breakfast Full day sightseeing you will visit St. Cajetan’s Church, Tomb of St. Francis Xabitr, Reis Magos fort, Old Goa, Basilica of Bom Jesus and Church of Francis of Assissi Act. Back to hotel. Overnight. (Breakfast)
  • Day 11 : GoaBeach day, leisure and relax (no program). Overnight. (Breakfast)
  • Day 12 : Goa - Hampi Morning after breakfast travel to Hampi. On the way you will visit The Mahadeva Temple at Itagi. It was built circa 1112 CE by Mahadeva, a commander (dandanayaka) in the army of the Western Chalukya King Vikramaditya VI. Itagi is about east of Gadag, west of Hampi. The temple is dedicated to Hindu God Shiva. The well-executed sculptures, finely crafted carvings on walls, pillars and the tower make it a good example of complete Western Chalukyan art which speaks volumes about the taste of the Chalukyan artisans. An inscription dated 1112 CE in the temple calls it "Emperor among Temples" (Devalaya Chakravarti). After that you will proceed to Hampi On arrival check-in at hotel. Overnight. (Breakfast)
  • Day 13 : Hampi Morning after breakfast proceed for a full day sightseeing, visit to King's Palace - this is the largest enclosure, including two major platform structures, an underground chamber which must have served as a treasury or private audience hall, Mahanavami Dibba. Equally impressive is the rest of the massive 100 column-hall, where the kings once sat on gem-studded golden throne and watched processions pass by. Queen's Bath - this structure has a very plain exterior but the interior is stunningly ornate, with graceful arched corridors, projecting balconies and lotus-shaped fountains that used to spout perfumed water for the ladies of the court. Overnight. (Breakfast)
  • Day 14 : Hampi Morning after breakfast full day sightseeing, visit to Lotus Mahal - this visually appealing structure has two levels, with open pavilions at the bottom and balconies above. An elegant example of the fusion of the Hindu and Muslim styles of architecture, elephant stables - an imposing edifice with arched entrances and many domes that once housed the magnificent state elephants. Pushkarni - this stepped water tank, excavated in the mid-1980s, was originally a part of the palace complex, Hazara Rama Temple - this was a royal temple reserved for ceremonial use. The entire temple is embellished with bas-relief's depicting scenes from the epic 'Ramayana'. Overnight. (Breakfast)
  • Day 15 : Hampi - Chikmagalur Morning after breakfast travel to Chikmaglur. On route you will visit some famous temples like Ananthapadmamnapha Temple,Maaramma Temple (Sunkadakallu),Ancient MylaralinshewaraTemple etc. Evening reach Chikmagalur, check-in at hotel. Overnight. (Breakfast)
  • Day 16 : Chikmagalur Morning after breakfast you will visit some famous temples. Chikmagalur is a region where the Hoysala Rulers started and secant the early days of their dynasty. The founder of the Hoysala dynasty killed the legendary Tiger, immortalised in the Hoysala crest. It is known that Veera Ballala II (1173-1220 CE), the great king of Hoysala empire, has built the Amriteshvara temple in Tarikere Taluk. Coffee was introduced to India through Chikmagalur, when the first coffee crop was grown in the baba budangiri Range dousing 1670AD. You will visit Coffee Museum, Jhari water Falls, Lord Shiva Temple. Overnight. (Breakfast)
  • Day 17 : Chikmagalur - Mysore Morning after breakfast travel to Mysore. On route you will visit Belure and Shravanabelagola. Belure was the early capital of the Hoysala Empire in 11th century and remained a second capital through the one of the finest example of Hoysala work man ship and you will visit Shravanabelagola. The gommateshwara bahubali state at Shravanabelagola is one the most important Trithas in Jainism, one that reached a peak in architectural and sculptural activity under the patronage of western ganga dynasty of Talakad. Chandragupta Maurya is said to have died here in 2988 BC after he become a Jain monk and assumed on as cetislife style. Then you will proceed to Mysore. On arrival check-in at hotel. Overnight. (Breakfast)
  • Day 18 : MysoreMorning full day sightseeing, visitingMaharaja Palace - the palace is a splendid structure in the Indo-Saracenic Style. Also visit St. Philomena's Church - this imposing Gothic structure with beautiful stained glass windows and lofty towers. Later evening visit Brindavan Garden - the Krishna Raja Sagar Dam after sundown, when musical fountains and colored lights transform this place into a magical fairyland. Overnight. (Breakfast)
  • Day 19 : Mysore - Srirangapatna – Mysore Morning after breakfast start your sightseeing, you will visit 16 km far from Mysore city, Srirangapatna Fort - situated in the town of Srirangapatna, which was the capital of the Mysore state under the legendary king Tipu Sultan. The fort was originally built in the year 1537 by Kempe Gowda. There is a monument in the fort in the place where Tipu Sultan was killed. Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple is situated inside the fort.Later visit Daria Daulat Bagh, Jama Masjid, Tipu Sultan Gumbaz, Garrison cemetery, Lord Harris’s House, Bailey’s Dungeon. Later you will visit a silk factory. Overnight. (Breakfast)
  • Day 20 : Mysore - Nunjangud - Nagarhole Morning after breakfast travel to Nagarhole. On route you will visit Nunjangud. This town is also known as the "Dakshin Kashi" of India. The major attraction in this Shaivite region is the Srikanteshwar Temple also dedicated to Lord Shiva.The bridge across Kabini has been declared as the oldest bridge of India. The other attractions here include the temples built during the rule of the Hoysala Dynasty, Cholas and Chalukyas. The other major temples here are the Nanjundeshwara Temple, Parashurama Kshetra and the Prasanna Nanjundeshwara Temple. On arrival check-in at hotel. Overnight. (Breakfast)
  • Day 21 : NagarholeEarly morning after breakfast you will travel to park with private Jeep Safari. This park was declared the Tiger National Park in 1999. It is part of the Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve and has rich forest cover, small steams hills, valleys and water falls. The park has a healthy predator- prey ratio with many tigers, India bison and elephants. The name of the park derives from Naga, meaning snake and hole, referring to steams. The park was an exclusive hunting reserve of the kings of Wordier dynasty, the former rulers of the kingdom of Mysore, it was set-up as a wild- sanctuary in 1955. Full day sightseeing in Nagarhole (according to park department regulations, otherwise morning and evening jeep safari visit). Overnight. (Breakfast)
  • Day 22 : Nagarhole - Wayanad -Kozhikode Morning after breakfast travel to Kozhikode. On the way you will visit Luv-Kus Temple and Vythri hasthe only Mirror temple in Kerala which is a Jain Temple in Wayanad city. Later proceed to Edakkal Caves - this caves have 6000 years old rock engravings from the Neolithic age. Two caves of Ampukuthimala (Edakkal Caves) in Sultan bathery, with pitchers on their wall and pictorial writing.Later travel to Kozhikode. Check-in hotel. Later you will walk in the city and visit the Sweet Meat Street (S.M. Street), that’s the busiest shopping street in Kozhikode town. The street is named so as it once was lined up with sweetmeat stalls. Fancy clothes, handloom fabrics, handicrafts, coir products, miniature snake boats and much more is available to buy in and around the street. There is also a wholesale spice market at the Big Bazaar Road where you can shop for specialties of Kerala. Overnight. (Breakfast)
  • Day 23 : Kozhikode - Kochi Morning after breakfast travel to Kochi. On route visit Guruvayoor Temple (surface area outside the temple). This small town of Guruvayoor near Thrissur, famous for its Shree Krishna Temple, which draws an uncountable stretch of devotees to it. As a hallowed town and a major pilgrim centre of Kerala, it has visitors throughout the year. Stop at Punathoor Kotta – the elephant sanctuary with more than 60 elephants. Later travel to Kochi. Check- in at hotel. Overnight. (Breakfast)
  • Day 24 : Kochi Morning after breakfast visit to Broadway Market where you can sight of local trading of spices and vegetable. Then after enjoy a short ferry ride with local to Fort Cochin. Here you visit the Old quarter of Fort Kochi, exploring the quaint streets of this city. Visit the Dutch Cemetery, the oldest European cemetery in India. Head to the water front to see the Chinese Fishing Nets.Evening enjoy a Kathakali dance Performance. Overnight. (Breakfast)
  • Day 25 : Kochi - Munnar Morning after breakfast travel to Munnar, a place to enjoy scenic beauty and marvellous waterfalls, high mountains with the low flying clouds passing by. The town stands at a confluence of three mountain streams – Mudrapuzha, Nallathanni and Kundala Lake. The three streams later join to Periyar river and finally the Arabian Sea. It is famous for its tea gardens and summer resort of the erstwhile British administration in South India. On arrival check-in at hotel. Overnight. (Breakfast)
  • Day 26 : Munnar - Periyakulam - Madurai This morning after breakfast travel to Madurai. On the way visit to Theertha Thotti Temple. It is a popular pilgrimage centre as the Lord Subramaniar Temple is situated there. This temple is around 1000 years old. Later visit to Periyakulam. There are 3 very old temples. The Balasubramaniam Swamy temple is located on the banks of the Varaha nadhi (Varaha river). Periyakal Temple and Karanamoorthy swamy temple is located on the Periyakulam pond. South east side Kailasanathar temple is located in the hills. Mounaguru Swamigal Madalayam is located in Periaykulam Town. "OM SHIVOGAM" is the main chanting of Swamigal. The great Saint Arunagirinathar visited this place and composed one Thiruppugal on Lord Muruga. Later travel to Madurai. On arrival check-in at hotel. Overnight. (Breakfast)
  • Day 27 : Madurai Morning after breakfast Visit a magnificent Meenakshi Temple and experience stunning architecture as the sculpted pillars tell the story of the beautiful princess of Madurai and her marriage to Lord Shiva. Later visit to Gandhi Memorial Museum Madurai, Thirupparamkunram Murugan Temple, Pazhamudircholai. Back to hotel. Overnight. (Breakfast)
  • Day 28 : Madurai - Kottur - Cumbum - Thekkady Morning after breakfast travel to Thekkady. On the way you will visit to Kottur. The name Cumbum has derived from the famous temple of Lord Narayana (Cumbaraya Perumal) around which the town has been built. Cumbum is famous for the bullock cart (rekhla) racing heritage. Every year during the Bagavathi Amman temple festival, bullock cart races takes place. dynasty built a fort which is now the Kambarayar temple. Viswanatha Nayakkar a representative of Vijaya Nagara dynasty when ruled Madurai, constructed temple for Kambaraya Perumal and Kasi Viswanathar inside the fort.There were high rise walls around the fort to monitor enemies which can be seen even now. Now it is called as Mottaiandi temple. The gates of the forts are historic symbols today. Another historical temple is Nandha Gopalan temple. Mattu Pongal is very famous in this temple. All the nearby villagers come here with Bullock carts. We can get clay made bullocks during this festival. Then proceed to Thekkady check-in at hotel. Overnight. (Breakfast)
    Note: Before Hotel you will visit Elephant Park in Kumily Village. This Elephant Park on the way to the hotel.
  • Day 29 : Thekkady Early morning proceeds for a boat cruise on the lake, which shows cases a kaleidoscope of activities that incur around the lake and jungle. Evergreen moist deciduous forests and savannah grass lands characterize Periyar. Explore the wildlife sanctuary on the boat, the sanctuary center piece, the man-made Periyar Lake, running through the forests of the Western Ghats in Kerala and is a home to tiger, bison, wild boar, sambar, monkeys, wild elephant, antelopes and a wide variety of birds. Afternoon is free with the option of a jungle walk. Overnight. (Breakfast)
    Note: - It is possible you can spend more time in the lake with Boat.
  • Day 30 : Thekkady - Alleppey (House Boat) Morning after breakfast travel to Alleppey, where you will board your private and clean upper class houseboat, converted from a Kettuvallam or traditional rice barge, and sail through the beautiful backwaters of Kerala. The backwaters in Kerala are a world of serenity and wonderment. This large aquatic area is a vast network of lagoons, lakes, rivers and canals, and the people who live in this region have created their own distinct lifestyles. Witness the peaceful way of life on these amazing waterways with lunch, dinner and overnight stay on board; this will be a real highlight of your holiday. Overnight. (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)
  • Day 31 : Alleppey Morning after breakfast full day sightseeing guided tour to St. Mary’s Forane Church, Krishanpuram Palace, St. Andrew’s Basilica Arthunakal and some more famous Temple. Afternoon relax & enjoy the hotel facilities on the Beach. Overnight. (Breakfast)
  • Day 32 : Alleppey Leisure day to relax and enjoy the hotel facilities on the beach chair on Historical North and South India Tours . Overnight. (Breakfast)
  • Day 33 : Alleppey - Kochi After breakfast travel to Kochi and transfer to airport to board flight to onward destination with the memories of Historical North and South India Tours . (Breakfast)

Historical north and south India tours is a very interesting tour provided by Lotus India Holidays due to the significant difference in food, culture, and language between north India and South India. North India tourist destination are Delhi, Agra, Jaipur etc. on the other hand, South Indis tourist destination are Hampi, Chikmagalur, Mysore, Kochi, Alleppey, Thekkady, Munnar, Madurai, Nagarhole etc.

Why choose historical north and south India tours?

While choosing a particular tour we always get confused whether a particular tour is good or not, This problem solve easily like choosing a tour like historical north and south India tours we just need to remember that what the tour is offer and what not like our north and south India tours helps to understand the whole India.

Itinerary
  • Day 1 : Arrive Delhi Arrival at Delhi international airport. Clear immigration and visa formalities, collect your baggage and Lotus India Holidays representative will meet you with a placard. Transfer to hotel and check in for you historical North and South India Tours. Overnight. (Breakfast)
  • Day 2 : Delhi After breakfast full day city tour of Delhi the biggest arrival city of foreigners for north India tours , Historical north and south India tours starts with Old Delhi drive past of Red Fort. Visit the Jama Masjid - the largest mosque in India. Later take a Rickshaw ride through the narrow lanes of Chandni Chowk. Afternoon visit New Delhi, which will include photo stop at- Parliament House, India Gate and Rashtrapati Bhavan. Visit Humayun’s Tomb, one of the best examples of a Mughal Garden Tomb. Later visit Qutub Minar, the tallest brick minaret. Overnight. (Breakfast)
  • Day 3 : Delhi – Agra Travel to Agra, home to India's most famous landmark, the Taj Mahal one of seven wonders in our Historical North and South India Tours . On arrival check in at hotel. Later visit to Agra Fort,built by Emperor Akbar, which is a mixture of the Islamic and Hindu styles of architecture. Also visit Itmad-ud-Daula Tomb; nicknamed as baby Taj. Overnight. (Breakfast)
  • Day 4 : Agra – Jaipur Early morning visit to Taj Mahal (closed on Fridays), a UNESCO Heritage Site, to catch the sun rising over the Taj Mahal. Return to hotel for breakfast. Later travel to Jaipur, the first planned city of India. En-route visit Fatehpur Sikri, built by Mughal Emperor Akbar to honor the Saint Salim Chisti. On arrival check in at hotel. Rest of the evening explore world famous jewellery bazaars. Overnight. (Breakfast)
  • Day 5 : Jaipur After breakfast visit Amber Fort, enroute photo stop at Hawa Mahal (Wind Palace). Later visit City Palace Museum; boasts to have some of the priceless handwritten Hindu scriptures, miniature delicate paintings, the elephant saddles (haudas). Conclude your day with visit to Jantar Mantar; one of the famed observatories. Overnight. (Breakfast)
  • Day 6 : Jaipur – AurangabadThis morning after breakfast Transfer to Jaipur Airport and pick Aurangabad Flight. you will meet you in the arrival hall with a placard in your name to greet you. You will be transferred at hotel and assisted with the check in formalities.Overnight. (Breakfast)
  • Day 7 : Aurangabad Morning after breakfast travel to Ajanta Caves, nestling in an inner fold of the Sahyadri hills, in the shape of a mammoth horseshoe are the 30 rock-hewn caves of Ajanta, dating from 2nd century B.C. discovered in 1819 by a group of British Officers. These startling achievements took around 600 years to create. Carved with little more than a hammer and chisel, Ajanta, once was the retreat of the Buddhist monastic orders features several ‘Chaityas’ and Viharas. The exquisite paintings and sculptures of Buddha’s life belong to the Mahayana period. Later visit to Ellora caves, the site of finest examples of rock-cut caves in all India. It is the meeting point of three faiths, Jain and Hindu structures having risen alongside each other as the original Buddhist impetus slowly tailed off. Then proceed to Daulatabad Fort and Aurangzeb Tomb. Overnight. (Breakfast)
  • Day 8 : Aurangabad - Pune Morning after breakfast travel to Pune. Reach Pune check-in at hotel, later you will visit The Aga Khan's Palace, Bund Gardens, National DefenseAcademy, Parvati Hill and Temples, Raja Dinkar Kelkar Museum and Shaniwarwada. Overnight. (Breakfast)
  • Day 9 : Pune - Goa Morning after breakfast transfer to airport. Catch the flight to Goa. Arrive on Goa Airport check in the hotel. Evening you can make sightseeing near by the hotel, depend on the time. Overnight. (Breakfast)
  • Day 10 : Goa Morning after breakfast Full day sightseeing you will visit St. Cajetan’s Church, Tomb of St. Francis Xabitr, Reis Magos fort, Old Goa, Basilica of Bom Jesus and Church of Francis of Assissi Act. Back to hotel. Overnight. (Breakfast)
  • Day 11 : GoaBeach day, leisure and relax (no program). Overnight. (Breakfast)
  • Day 12 : Goa - Hampi Morning after breakfast travel to Hampi. On the way you will visit The Mahadeva Temple at Itagi. It was built circa 1112 CE by Mahadeva, a commander (dandanayaka) in the army of the Western Chalukya King Vikramaditya VI. Itagi is about east of Gadag, west of Hampi. The temple is dedicated to Hindu God Shiva. The well-executed sculptures, finely crafted carvings on walls, pillars and the tower make it a good example of complete Western Chalukyan art which speaks volumes about the taste of the Chalukyan artisans. An inscription dated 1112 CE in the temple calls it "Emperor among Temples" (Devalaya Chakravarti). After that you will proceed to Hampi On arrival check-in at hotel. Overnight. (Breakfast)
  • Day 13 : Hampi Morning after breakfast proceed for a full day sightseeing, visit to King's Palace - this is the largest enclosure, including two major platform structures, an underground chamber which must have served as a treasury or private audience hall, Mahanavami Dibba. Equally impressive is the rest of the massive 100 column-hall, where the kings once sat on gem-studded golden throne and watched processions pass by. Queen's Bath - this structure has a very plain exterior but the interior is stunningly ornate, with graceful arched corridors, projecting balconies and lotus-shaped fountains that used to spout perfumed water for the ladies of the court. Overnight. (Breakfast)
  • Day 14 : Hampi Morning after breakfast full day sightseeing, visit to Lotus Mahal - this visually appealing structure has two levels, with open pavilions at the bottom and balconies above. An elegant example of the fusion of the Hindu and Muslim styles of architecture, elephant stables - an imposing edifice with arched entrances and many domes that once housed the magnificent state elephants. Pushkarni - this stepped water tank, excavated in the mid-1980s, was originally a part of the palace complex, Hazara Rama Temple - this was a royal temple reserved for ceremonial use. The entire temple is embellished with bas-relief's depicting scenes from the epic 'Ramayana'. Overnight. (Breakfast)
  • Day 15 : Hampi - Chikmagalur Morning after breakfast travel to Chikmaglur. On route you will visit some famous temples like Ananthapadmamnapha Temple,Maaramma Temple (Sunkadakallu),Ancient MylaralinshewaraTemple etc. Evening reach Chikmagalur, check-in at hotel. Overnight. (Breakfast)
  • Day 16 : Chikmagalur Morning after breakfast you will visit some famous temples. Chikmagalur is a region where the Hoysala Rulers started and secant the early days of their dynasty. The founder of the Hoysala dynasty killed the legendary Tiger, immortalised in the Hoysala crest. It is known that Veera Ballala II (1173-1220 CE), the great king of Hoysala empire, has built the Amriteshvara temple in Tarikere Taluk. Coffee was introduced to India through Chikmagalur, when the first coffee crop was grown in the baba budangiri Range dousing 1670AD. You will visit Coffee Museum, Jhari water Falls, Lord Shiva Temple. Overnight. (Breakfast)
  • Day 17 : Chikmagalur - Mysore Morning after breakfast travel to Mysore. On route you will visit Belure and Shravanabelagola. Belure was the early capital of the Hoysala Empire in 11th century and remained a second capital through the one of the finest example of Hoysala work man ship and you will visit Shravanabelagola. The gommateshwara bahubali state at Shravanabelagola is one the most important Trithas in Jainism, one that reached a peak in architectural and sculptural activity under the patronage of western ganga dynasty of Talakad. Chandragupta Maurya is said to have died here in 2988 BC after he become a Jain monk and assumed on as cetislife style. Then you will proceed to Mysore. On arrival check-in at hotel. Overnight. (Breakfast)
  • Day 18 : MysoreMorning full day sightseeing, visitingMaharaja Palace - the palace is a splendid structure in the Indo-Saracenic Style. Also visit St. Philomena's Church - this imposing Gothic structure with beautiful stained glass windows and lofty towers. Later evening visit Brindavan Garden - the Krishna Raja Sagar Dam after sundown, when musical fountains and colored lights transform this place into a magical fairyland. Overnight. (Breakfast)
  • Day 19 : Mysore - Srirangapatna – Mysore Morning after breakfast start your sightseeing, you will visit 16 km far from Mysore city, Srirangapatna Fort - situated in the town of Srirangapatna, which was the capital of the Mysore state under the legendary king Tipu Sultan. The fort was originally built in the year 1537 by Kempe Gowda. There is a monument in the fort in the place where Tipu Sultan was killed. Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple is situated inside the fort.Later visit Daria Daulat Bagh, Jama Masjid, Tipu Sultan Gumbaz, Garrison cemetery, Lord Harris’s House, Bailey’s Dungeon. Later you will visit a silk factory. Overnight. (Breakfast)
  • Day 20 : Mysore - Nunjangud - Nagarhole Morning after breakfast travel to Nagarhole. On route you will visit Nunjangud. This town is also known as the "Dakshin Kashi" of India. The major attraction in this Shaivite region is the Srikanteshwar Temple also dedicated to Lord Shiva.The bridge across Kabini has been declared as the oldest bridge of India. The other attractions here include the temples built during the rule of the Hoysala Dynasty, Cholas and Chalukyas. The other major temples here are the Nanjundeshwara Temple, Parashurama Kshetra and the Prasanna Nanjundeshwara Temple. On arrival check-in at hotel. Overnight. (Breakfast)
  • Day 21 : NagarholeEarly morning after breakfast you will travel to park with private Jeep Safari. This park was declared the Tiger National Park in 1999. It is part of the Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve and has rich forest cover, small steams hills, valleys and water falls. The park has a healthy predator- prey ratio with many tigers, India bison and elephants. The name of the park derives from Naga, meaning snake and hole, referring to steams. The park was an exclusive hunting reserve of the kings of Wordier dynasty, the former rulers of the kingdom of Mysore, it was set-up as a wild- sanctuary in 1955. Full day sightseeing in Nagarhole (according to park department regulations, otherwise morning and evening jeep safari visit). Overnight. (Breakfast)
  • Day 22 : Nagarhole - Wayanad -Kozhikode Morning after breakfast travel to Kozhikode. On the way you will visit Luv-Kus Temple and Vythri hasthe only Mirror temple in Kerala which is a Jain Temple in Wayanad city. Later proceed to Edakkal Caves - this caves have 6000 years old rock engravings from the Neolithic age. Two caves of Ampukuthimala (Edakkal Caves) in Sultan bathery, with pitchers on their wall and pictorial writing.Later travel to Kozhikode. Check-in hotel. Later you will walk in the city and visit the Sweet Meat Street (S.M. Street), that’s the busiest shopping street in Kozhikode town. The street is named so as it once was lined up with sweetmeat stalls. Fancy clothes, handloom fabrics, handicrafts, coir products, miniature snake boats and much more is available to buy in and around the street. There is also a wholesale spice market at the Big Bazaar Road where you can shop for specialties of Kerala. Overnight. (Breakfast)
  • Day 23 : Kozhikode - Kochi Morning after breakfast travel to Kochi. On route visit Guruvayoor Temple (surface area outside the temple). This small town of Guruvayoor near Thrissur, famous for its Shree Krishna Temple, which draws an uncountable stretch of devotees to it. As a hallowed town and a major pilgrim centre of Kerala, it has visitors throughout the year. Stop at Punathoor Kotta – the elephant sanctuary with more than 60 elephants. Later travel to Kochi. Check- in at hotel. Overnight. (Breakfast)
  • Day 24 : Kochi Morning after breakfast visit to Broadway Market where you can sight of local trading of spices and vegetable. Then after enjoy a short ferry ride with local to Fort Cochin. Here you visit the Old quarter of Fort Kochi, exploring the quaint streets of this city. Visit the Dutch Cemetery, the oldest European cemetery in India. Head to the water front to see the Chinese Fishing Nets.Evening enjoy a Kathakali dance Performance. Overnight. (Breakfast)
  • Day 25 : Kochi - Munnar Morning after breakfast travel to Munnar, a place to enjoy scenic beauty and marvellous waterfalls, high mountains with the low flying clouds passing by. The town stands at a confluence of three mountain streams – Mudrapuzha, Nallathanni and Kundala Lake. The three streams later join to Periyar river and finally the Arabian Sea. It is famous for its tea gardens and summer resort of the erstwhile British administration in South India. On arrival check-in at hotel. Overnight. (Breakfast)
  • Day 26 : Munnar - Periyakulam - Madurai This morning after breakfast travel to Madurai. On the way visit to Theertha Thotti Temple. It is a popular pilgrimage centre as the Lord Subramaniar Temple is situated there. This temple is around 1000 years old. Later visit to Periyakulam. There are 3 very old temples. The Balasubramaniam Swamy temple is located on the banks of the Varaha nadhi (Varaha river). Periyakal Temple and Karanamoorthy swamy temple is located on the Periyakulam pond. South east side Kailasanathar temple is located in the hills. Mounaguru Swamigal Madalayam is located in Periaykulam Town. "OM SHIVOGAM" is the main chanting of Swamigal. The great Saint Arunagirinathar visited this place and composed one Thiruppugal on Lord Muruga. Later travel to Madurai. On arrival check-in at hotel. Overnight. (Breakfast)
  • Day 27 : Madurai Morning after breakfast Visit a magnificent Meenakshi Temple and experience stunning architecture as the sculpted pillars tell the story of the beautiful princess of Madurai and her marriage to Lord Shiva. Later visit to Gandhi Memorial Museum Madurai, Thirupparamkunram Murugan Temple, Pazhamudircholai. Back to hotel. Overnight. (Breakfast)
  • Day 28 : Madurai - Kottur - Cumbum - Thekkady Morning after breakfast travel to Thekkady. On the way you will visit to Kottur. The name Cumbum has derived from the famous temple of Lord Narayana (Cumbaraya Perumal) around which the town has been built. Cumbum is famous for the bullock cart (rekhla) racing heritage. Every year during the Bagavathi Amman temple festival, bullock cart races takes place. dynasty built a fort which is now the Kambarayar temple. Viswanatha Nayakkar a representative of Vijaya Nagara dynasty when ruled Madurai, constructed temple for Kambaraya Perumal and Kasi Viswanathar inside the fort.There were high rise walls around the fort to monitor enemies which can be seen even now. Now it is called as Mottaiandi temple. The gates of the forts are historic symbols today. Another historical temple is Nandha Gopalan temple. Mattu Pongal is very famous in this temple. All the nearby villagers come here with Bullock carts. We can get clay made bullocks during this festival. Then proceed to Thekkady check-in at hotel. Overnight. (Breakfast)
    Note: Before Hotel you will visit Elephant Park in Kumily Village. This Elephant Park on the way to the hotel.
  • Day 29 : Thekkady Early morning proceeds for a boat cruise on the lake, which shows cases a kaleidoscope of activities that incur around the lake and jungle. Evergreen moist deciduous forests and savannah grass lands characterize Periyar. Explore the wildlife sanctuary on the boat, the sanctuary center piece, the man-made Periyar Lake, running through the forests of the Western Ghats in Kerala and is a home to tiger, bison, wild boar, sambar, monkeys, wild elephant, antelopes and a wide variety of birds. Afternoon is free with the option of a jungle walk. Overnight. (Breakfast)
    Note: - It is possible you can spend more time in the lake with Boat.
  • Day 30 : Thekkady - Alleppey (House Boat) Morning after breakfast travel to Alleppey, where you will board your private and clean upper class houseboat, converted from a Kettuvallam or traditional rice barge, and sail through the beautiful backwaters of Kerala. The backwaters in Kerala are a world of serenity and wonderment. This large aquatic area is a vast network of lagoons, lakes, rivers and canals, and the people who live in this region have created their own distinct lifestyles. Witness the peaceful way of life on these amazing waterways with lunch, dinner and overnight stay on board; this will be a real highlight of your holiday. Overnight. (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)
  • Day 31 : Alleppey Morning after breakfast full day sightseeing guided tour to St. Mary’s Forane Church, Krishanpuram Palace, St. Andrew’s Basilica Arthunakal and some more famous Temple. Afternoon relax & enjoy the hotel facilities on the Beach. Overnight. (Breakfast)
  • Day 32 : Alleppey Leisure day to relax and enjoy the hotel facilities on the beach chair on Historical North and South India Tours . Overnight. (Breakfast)
  • Day 33 : Alleppey - Kochi After breakfast travel to Kochi and transfer to airport to board flight to onward destination with the memories of Historical North and South India Tours . (Breakfast)
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Summary of Historical North and South India Tours

Historical north and south India tours is a very interesting tour provided by Lotus India Holidays due to the significant difference in food, culture, and language between north India and South India. North India tourist destination are Delhi, Agra, Jaipur etc. on the other hand, South Indis tourist destination are Hampi, Chikmagalur, Mysore, Kochi, Alleppey, Thekkady, Munnar, Madurai, Nagarhole etc.

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