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South India Travel

Destinations Covered: Bangalore - Mysore - Ooty - Bangalore
South India Travel Package Duration: 06 Days / 05 Nights

Day 01: Bangalore
Vidhan Soudha, BangaloreArrive in Bangalore.
Check in at hotel.
Proceed on sightseeing tour covering all or any of the city's attractions, depending on time available.
Bangalore was known as the city of gardens prior to its rise as an IT hub. Behind the modern concrete and glass structures are remnants of its past - the Bangalore Fort, the Bangalore Palace, Lal Bagh, Cubbon Park, the 16th century Ganapathi Temple, 17th century Venkataramanaswamy temple, the Bull Temple with a giant Nandi, the Gangadhareshwar temple or Cave Temple, the Dharmaraja Temple, the Ravindra Kalakshetra, St. Mary's Church and Gandhi Bhavan. Ulsoor Lake is a popular picnic spot.
Return to hotel for overnight stay

Day 02: Bangalore - Mysore
After an early breakfast, drive to Mysore 145 km. Stopover at Channapatna Toys Centre, and Srirangapatna
Channapatna is known for its wooden toys and lacquerware. Nearer to Mysore, Srirangapatna is known for Tipu Sultan's Summer Palace - the Daria Daulat Bagh, Tipu's mausoleum at Gumbaz, the Ranganathaswamy Temple and mosque within Tipu's Fort.
Arrive in Mysore and check into hotel.
Evening, visit Brindavan Gardens and Krishnarajasagar Dam.
Return to hotel for overnight stay.

Day 03: Mysore
After breakfast, proceed on a sightseeing tour of Mysore covering St. Philomena's Church, Chamundi Hill, and Maharaja's Palace.
The magnificent Mysore Palace built in 1912 was the residence of the Wodeyars who ruled from 1399 to 1947. The palace is a glorious sight when illuminated every evening. Also known for the pomp and grandeur that accompanies the Dussehra festival it celebrates every year.
St. Philomena's Church with beautiful stained-glass windows is built in typical Gothic style.
On Chamundi Hill is the 2000-year-old Chamundeswari Temple with the monolith of the Nandi bull holding guard on the slopes. The Brindavan Gardens have a fairytale ambience with musical fountains and colored lights.
Return to hotel for overnight stay.

Day 04: Mysore - Ooty
After an early breakfast drive to Ooty, 120 km
Enroute visit Bandipur Wild Life Sanctuary, 74 km and Pykara Dam 100 km from Mysore.
The Bandipur Wild life Sanctuary lies on the Mysore Ooty highway straddling the states of Karnataka and Tamil Nadu, connecting the Mudumalai sanctuary in Tamil Nadu and the Wayanad Wild life Sanctuary in Kerala.
Nearer Ooty, the Pykara cascades down the Mukurthi Peak, and its last two falls are known as the Pykara falls.
Arrive in Ooty, check in at hotel.
Evening at leisure - you may explore the town or stay back at the hotel.
Overnight stay at hotel.

Day 05: In Ooty
After breakfast, explore the attractions of this lovely hillside town - Botanical Gardens, Dodda Betta Peak, Conoor Tea Gardens, Sim's Park and Dolphin's Nose.
Ooty 2,600 m is nestled in the Nilgiri Hills. With its cool climate and rolling tea planted landscapes, it is a welcome change from the sweltering heat of the plains. The journey to Ooty can be partly made by train from Mettupalayam on the Nilgiri Mountain railway to admire the picture-perfect scenery.
Return to hotel for overnight stay.

Day 06: Ooty - Bangalore
After breakfast, return to Bangalore.
Tour ends.

Sikh Pilgrimage Tour

Destinations Covered: Amritsar - Sultanpur Lodhi - Gurdaspur - Bhatinda - Chandigarh - Anandpur Sahib
Sikh Pilgrimage Tour Duration: 06 Nights / 07 Days

Day 01: Arrive in Amritsar
Sikh Pilgrimage TourArrive in Amritsar and check into the hotel.
Relax or explore the markets and indulge in the delectable cuisine of Amritsar. Option to visit Ram Bagh Museum, palatial residence of Maharaja Ranjit Singh.
Return to hotel for overnight stay.

Day 02: In Amritsar
Post breakfast, visit the Golden Temple for a "darshan", Gurdwara Baba Atal Sahib and the Jallianwala Bagh Memorial.
The Jallianwala Bagh Memorial outside the temple honours those who lost their lives in the massacre on April 13, 1919. Other places worth visiting in the city are the Durgiana temple and the Ram Bagh Museum, ex-residence of Maharaja Ranjit Singh Return to hotel.
Post lunch; option to rest or proceed to Wagah border to see the retreat ceremony, 35 km
Return to hotel for overnight stay.

Day 03: Amritsar - Dera Baba Nanak - Baba Bakala
Post early breakfast, depart for Dera Baba Nanak near Gurdaspur, 55 km
This was the home of Guru Nanak along the left bank of the river Ravi, before he departed for his heavenly abode A 'chola' worn by Guru Nanak during his visit to Mecca and Madina is preserved here
After darshan and lunch, return to Amritsar via Baba Bakala.
Here, Guru Tegh Bahadur meditated and was pronounced as the ninth Guru of the Sikhs.
Overnight stay in Amritsar.

Day 04: Amritsar - Tarn Taran Sahib - Goindwal Sahib
Post breakfast, proceed for Gurudwara Tarn Taran Sahib, 22 km from Amritsar. It was dedicated to Guru Ram Das by Guru Arjan Dev in 1590. Located on the banks of the tank which is larger than the sarovar at Harmandir Sahib, it has a copper plated dome.
After darshan and lunch depart for Gurudwara Sri Baoli Sahib. This was the first center for the Sikhs set up by Guru Amar Das, and part of the Goindval complex. It is an 8 metre wide open well which can be accessed through a covered flight of 84 stairs.
Proceed to Gurudwara Sri Ber Sahib and Gurudwara Sri Hatt Sahib, both in Sultanpur Lodhi.
The Gurudwara Ber Sahib is located at the site where Guru Nanak received a divine message from God, on one of the mornings he bathed at before meditation. He planted a jujube tree at the spot, and started his religious preaching from thereon.
Gurudwara Sri Hatt Sahib is located on the premises where Guru Nanak worked as a young man for Nawab Daulat Khan Lodi.
Overnight stay in Tarn Taran.

Day 05: Tarn Taran - Bhatinda - Fatehgarh Sahib/Chandigarh
Post early breakfast, depart for Bhatinda, 150 km.
Visit Damdama Sahib where Guru Gobind Singh spent nine months working on the Adi Granth, and made it the centre of the Sikh religion
Post lunch, depart for Sirhind, 205 km.
Overnight stay in Sirhind.

Day 06: Sirhind - Anandpur Sahib
After early breakfast, visit Gurudwara Fatehgarh Sahib, Sirhind. It honours the tragic end of the two young sons of Guru Gobind Singhji for refusing the local official, Wazir Khan of Kunjpura to convert to Islam.
After darshan, leave for Anandpur Sahib 130 km.
Takht Sri Keshgarh Sahib, Anandpur Sahib, is the birthplace of the Khalsa. Guru Gobind 10th Guru of the Sikh religion baptized five of his disciples here and bestowed the title of "Singh" or lion, to them.
Darshan at Anandpur Sahib.
Overnight stay in Anandpur Sahib.

Day 07: Anandpur Sahib - Amritsar/Chandigarh/onward destination
Post breakfast, leave for either Amritsar/Chandigarh or onward destination
Tour ends

Amritsar has an international airport, with flights connecting it to London and Birmingham. The city has excellent road and rail links to all districts of Punjab and the rest of India.

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