I just returned from the most incredible adventure of culture, humanity & safaris. Tanuj Choudhary prepared my travel itinerary and it was filled with diversity and flexibility. When the Canadian Embassy advised for me to return back to Canada as soon as possible due to the pandemic Coronavirus, Tanuj promptly assisted me with all the internal flight and hotel arrangements. My driver, Nand was extremely polite & assisted in whatever I needed. His professionalism & expert driving skills was outstanding.I highly recommend Rajasthan Four Wheel Drive for the individualized and safe travel. Thank you for being an instrumental part of my journey. I am humbled and blessed to experience life in India.
South India Tour Packages
Day 01: Arrive Bangalore
From the airport you will be transferred to your hotel. visit the Lal Bagh, which has a variety of old trees, fountains, lotus pools and an assortment of tropical and sub-tropical herbs. Stay overnight at the hotel.
Day 02: Bangalore - Explore Bangalore
After morning breakfast you will be taken to visit the Nrithyagram Dance Village- India’s only village for classical dances with explanations of India’s philosophy, Cubbon Park, Bangalore Palace, and Venkatappa Art Gallery. Stay the night at Bangalore.
Day 03: Explore Bangalore
In the morning you will be visited Lepakshi- an important place of worship. The place has an irresistible attraction to the tourist because of the fine architecture and paintings found in the temples here. Tipu’s Palace, ISKCON, Shiva Statue, Bull temple, Aquarium, and Jawaharlal Nehru Planetarium. Stay Night at Bangalore.
Day 04: Bangalore - Mysore (195 Kms, 3 - 4 Hrs Drive)
After morning breakfast you will be driven to Mysore. on the route, you will be taken to visit Srirangapatnam to see the island fortress of Hyder Ali and his son Tipu Sultan picturesquely located on the river Cauvery. After arriving in Mysore check in to the hotel and stay overnight at Mysore.
Day 05: Explore Mysore
In the morning after breakfast, you will be visited Saravana Belagola. This is one of the oldest and most important Jain pilgrimage centers in India and the site of the huge 17mtr high naked statue of Bahubali (Gomateshwara), Jayachanarajendra Art Gallery and the palace of the Maharaja built-in 1911-12. The palace is the harmonious synthesis of the Hindu and Saracenic styles of architecture with archways, domes, turrets, colonnades, and sculptures, which are magnificent. Stay the night in Mysore.
Day 06: Mysore - Hassan (140 Kms, 3 - 4 Hrs Drive)
After morning breakfast you will be driven to Hassan. on the route, you will be taken to visit a Jain Pilgrimage, Sravanbelagola. The 1000-year-old colossus 17 meters high monolithic statue of Gomteshwara- the famous Jain saint attracts pilgrims from all over India, especially during festival times. after arriving there stay overnight at Hassan.
Day 07: Explore Hassan
After morning breakfast you will be taken to visit Belur & Halebid One of the finest specimens of Hoysala architecture. Its temple of Lord Channakeshava is embellished with carvings, which have few equals in the world. Stay overnight in Hassan.
Day 08: Hassan - Hospet (330 Kms, 6 - 7 Hrs Drive)
In the morning after breakfast, you will be driven to Hospet. after getting there transfer to the hotel. after a short leisure drive to Hampi -once the beautiful capital city of Vijayanagar Empire holds many delightful surprise. The most famous is the King’s Balance where Kings were weighed against gold or money, which used to be distributed to the poor. and the elephant stables, the Queen’s bath, and carvings on the Ramchandra temple, Lotus Mahal. Stay the night at Hospet.
Day 09: Hospet - Badami (175 Kms, 3 - 4 Hrs Drive)
After morning breakfast you will be driven to Badami- also known as Vatapi, rich with Hindu and Jain temples carved out of sandstone hills. The carved temples date back to the 6th century AD. Of these 3 is Hindu and 1 is Jain. Sculptured out of solid rock those are adorned with carvings. Stay the night at Badami.
Day 10: Explore Badami
After morning breakfast you will be taken to visit Pattadakal- referred to as Perigal, reached its pinnacle of glory under the Chalukya Kings from 7th to 9th centuries. The oldest in this group is the Sanghameswara Temple. and Visit some of the earliest and finest examples of Dravidian temples and rock-cut caves. The forms and sculptural work at these sites provided inspiration for the later Hindu empires that rose and fell in the southern part of the peninsula before the arrival of the Muslims. Stay overnight at Badami.
Day 11: Badami - Bijapur (200 Kms, 3 - 4 Hrs Drive)
After breakfast take a drive to Bijapur. It was the capital of the Adil Shah Kings who left a wealth of monuments. visits the Gol Gumbaz whose dome is the second-largest in the world. An acoustical phenomenon has resulted in a whisper into the dome on one side being magnified 12 times on the other side of the dome. Other buildings to see are Ibrahim Rauza, Gagan Mahal, Bara Kaman, etc. Stay night at Bijapur.
Day 12: Bijapur - Goa (337 Kms, 6 - 7 Hrs Drive)
In the morning take breakfast and drive to Goa. After reaching their transfer to the hotel. Stay overnight at Goa.
Day 13: Explore Goa
Goa’s beaches are magnificent and you will find them extremely difficult to leave. on the bank of the beach, you will find paradise and take sunbathe, play beach games. Stay the night at Goa.
Day 14: Explore Goa
After breakfast you will be taken to tour of beaches, which begins with the Queen of Goa’s beaches Calangute-a long stretch of clean sand of about 7 Km., then to Baga Beach -famous for palm sands. Finally, visit the Mapusa Market noted for it's weekly Friday Bazaar where people from all over Goa buy and sell goods. Then proceed to Vagator Beach known as “The King of the beaches” due to its majestic out-looks. On one side is the Chapora port and on the other side, coconut trees dancing with the waves. Stay overnight at Goa.
Day 15: Goa - Mumbai
After morning breakfast take the flight to Mumbai for further departure.
I actually went to India in late 2018 and used the service from four wheel drive to visit several places in Rajasthan. My driver named Narwal gave my friend and me a very lovely service. The most impressive thing is that every restaurant he took us to, served the best food ever. I really enjoyed that trip and have been thinking of it lately. Anil also coordinated the service for us very well. I hope things will get better from the pandamic soon and hope to visit India again. I also hope that Anil and Narwal are doing well.