Saffron & Sandalwood
Places & destinations covered in this tour
Brihadeshwara Temple, Chamundi Hill, Chidambaram Temple, Coromandel Coast, Darasuram, Gangaikondacholapuram, Gopurams, Karnataka, Keshava Temple Somnathpur, Madurai, Mahabalipuram, Meenakshi Temple, Mysore, Nagarhole National Park, Nandi Bull Temple, Pondicherry, Srirangam Temple, Tamil Nadu, Tanjore, Thanjavur, Tiruchirapally.
A tour to South India visiting temples & national parks
This exceptional tour concentrates predominantly on the southern states of Tamil Nadu and Karnataka in India, providing a varied insight into their Dravidian roots and princely and colonial past.
Travel to the exotic temple towns of Madurai and Thanjavur before heading for the Coromandel coast and the small town of Pondicherry, with its relaxed atmosphere and proliferation of French colonial architecture. In contrast, Chennai had stronger links with the British (The East India Company), evidence of which can be seen clearly during the course of this tour. Leaving the cities behind, travel back inland by train for a couple of days of game viewing in the jungle at Nagarhole National Park, before travelling to the ancient dynastic capital and ‘sandalwood city’ of India – Mysore with its plethora of palaces, monuments and mausoleums.
Tour Plan for Saffron & Sandalwood by Greaves India
|DAY 1 ARRIVE MUMBAI (BOMBAY)
On arrival stay at The Gateway Hotel Pasumalai.
DAY 2 MUMBAI
DAY 3 MUMBAI – MADURAI
DAY 4 MADURAI
DAY 5 MADURAI – TIRUCHIRAPALLY – THANJAVUR
DAY 6 THANJAVUR
DAY 7 THANJAVUR – PUDUCHERRY (PONDICHERRY)
DAY 8 PUDUCHERRY
DAY 9 PUDUCHERRY – MAHABALIPURAM – CHENNAI (MADRAS)
|DAY 10 CHENNAI
Spend the morning exploring the city which had strong colonial ties during the days of the East India Company. See the various sights before spending an afternoon at leisure.
DAY 11 CHENNAI – BENGALURU
DAY 12 BENGALURU – NAGARHOLE NATIONAL PARK
DAY 13 NAGARHOLE
DAY 14 NAGARHOLE – MYSORE
DAY 15 MYSORE
DAY 16 MYSORE – BENGALURU
DAY 17 DEPART BENGALURU
This is a suggested itinerary for travelling on the tour Saffron and Sandalwood. Dates, duration, hotels and routing may be changed to personalize the tour to the travelers’ preferences and requirements. Please contact Greaves for further ideas on how to turn your vacation into an unforgettable holiday to India.