Every single turn and bend of the Indian subcontinent is highly worth exploring; but embarking on the Exotic Journey down South India is an exceptionally picturesque experience offering incredible views of hills and greenery, mountains temples and an extraordinary sense of tranquility and bliss to top it all.
As a part of one of the Holiday Packages on your tour to an exotic journey down South will take you through Chennai, Trichy, Madurai, Periyar, Cochin, Bangalore, Mysore, Hospet, Badami, Goa and Mumbai. Commence your journey with Chennai where you go for a full day tour of Mahabalipuram and Kanchipuram. The former, a beach resort, is an erstwhile port of Pallava dynasty displaying fine rock-cut monuments, bas-reliefs and monolithic structures. Kanchipuram, the golden city was once acclaimed as one of the seven sacred cities of India housing around 1000 temples. It is also known world wide for its hand - woven cottons and Kanjivaram silk.
The next day in Trichy involves visits to the ancient temples devoted to Lord Ganapati. The 434 steps etched into the rock side and dotted with shrines, lead to the temple, and another staircase leads to the temple of Lord Shiva. The climb is culminated by a magnificent view of the holy Kavery River. You can also visit Srirangam, which is a huge temple devoted to lord Vishnu and houses a bazaar within its walls.
On your morning drive to Madurai you can stopover at the famous 9th century Chola Temple Brihadeshwara at Tanjore. Spend the entire day to visit the architectural masterpieces of Meenakshi Temple dedicated to the consort of Lord Shiva with its lofty Gopurams (rising high over the surrounding country side) and the Tirumala Nayak Palace - a graceful building constructed in the Indo Sarcenic style (stucco work on its domes and arches).
Next morning’s drive takes you to Periyar – home to the Periyar National Park. After exploring this city of natural beauty, the tour takes you to Cochin where you can visit the Dutch Palace, Jewish Synagogue, Chinese fishing nets, St. Francis Church and & the Santa Cruz Church.
Follow the tour itinerary through the grand cities of Mysore, the land of palaces and royal gardens and Bangalore, the center of today’s booming IT industry. From Bangalore you drive to Hospet – the place of Hampi – the erstwhile capital city of Vijaynagar Empire. Move forward to Badami, which is home to the famous Badami Caves. From Badami you travel to Goa, the Mecca of beaches in India, and then to Mumbai to sign off your tour of Exotic Journey down South.
Log on to www.touristplacesinindia.com which gives online information about an Exotic Journey down South India, and booking for India travel tours on your tour to India.