Gateway to India and South
The Gateway to India and South will help you explore many tourist destinations in Southern part of India. This tour will help you to visit some of the southerly states of India, like, Maharashtra and Karnataka. Some of the important cities and tourist destination that can be visited in this tour include places like, Mumbai, Goa, Mysore, Bangalore etc.
While on Gateway to India and South trip, the tourists are scheduled to stay in the financial capital of India, “Mumbai” with all its Victorian layouts and contemporary lifestyle. A visit to the Elephanta Caves and the Gateway of India should be included in the itinerary while in Mumbai for two days. After a delightful trip to the entertainment capital of India one is scheduled to head forward to the land of sun, sand and sea, “Goa”. Goa, often rated as the most widely visited tourist destination in India will welcome you to enjoy the true colors of its undisturbed and ever satisfying natural beauty.
To further explore the southern pleasures of India, one is scheduled to go to places like, Belgaum, Badami, Hospet, Shravanabelagola, Madikeri, Mysore and Bangalore. A visit to these places completes a tour to south India and gives a better insight about the places and the people and culture practiced there.
Belgaum is situated at a distance of 125 km from Goa and should be on the must-visit list while on south India tour. Belgaum enjoys an amazing location in the foothills of the Western Ghats. The pleasant weather and the natural beauty of the land with rivers, hills and forests make it an ideal tourist destination. The city is also famous for a number of historical sites among which the most notable are the fort Kamala Basti, Kapileshwar temple (South Kashi), the hills of Vaijyanath etc.
While in Belgaum tourists should also visit the Vajrapoha Falls, Godchanmalki falls, Gokak Falls and Amboli falls. Badami is an interesting place to visit with its numerous cave temples, forts and sculptures. The Four rock-cut Badami Cave Temples which was built somewhere in the 6th and 8th centuries are among the main tourist attractions. Hospet is situated near Hampi, which was the site of the Vijayanagar Empire. The Tungabhadra Dam is another site of tourist interest. Shravanabelagola is located in the Hassan district in Karnataka. Shravanabelagola is one of the most important Jain pilgrim centers. Madikeri is a beautiful place to visit with a number of water falls in the vicinity.
Mysore is a popular tourism spot and draws maximum number of tourists during the Dasara festival. The Krishnarajasagar Dam and the Brindavan Gardens must be visited while touring Mysore as a part of the itinerary of gateway to South India.
Bangalore often referred to as the "Garden City of India" is known for its cultural brilliance. Bangalore is a true metropolitan city which has portrayed the right balance between the traditional and the modern.
With a number of interesting destinations on the list, the gateway to South India leaves one with an immense pleasure of enjoying and exploring a wide area.
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