Mumbai- Aurangabad- Ajanta- Ellora- Bijapur - Pattadakal- Badami- Hampi- Goa (13 Nights, 14 Days)
Visit the cave temples of Ellora and Ajanta, which allow you to take a unique insight into past eras. For centuries, monks have carved caves and monasteries out of the rock. In Bijapur, which is also called Agra of the South, you will get to know true jewels and paradigmatic examples of Muslim architecture. Hundreds of temples are still to be found in Pattadakala and surroundings as well as in Badami and Hampi. All of these masterpieces are UNESCO World Heritage sites. Finally, relax in Goa’s tropical paradise.
Mumbai- Aurangabad- Ajanta- Ellora- Mumbai (6 Nights, 7 Days)
Visit the two amazing temle complexes carved centuries ago into rock walls in a rural area of of Maharashtra, easy to reach from Mumbai: the cave temples of Ajanta and Ellora, two UNESCO World Heritage Sites. The 34 caves of Ellora were built between the 5th and 11th century AD, the 29 caves of Ajanta are even older; they were built between the 2nd century BC Carved into the rock and the 6th century AD.
Goa- Badami & Pattadakala- Hampi- Goa (6 Nights, 7 Days)
Hundreds of temples are still to be found in Pattadakala and surroundings as well as in the cave temples in Badami and the ancient capital Hampi. All of these masterpieces are UNESCO World Heritage sites. After visiting the cultural highlights, relax in Goa’s tropical paradise.
Trivandrum- Varkala- Thekkady (or Munnar)- Alleppy- Kochi (8 Nights, 9 Days)
Palm groves, dense jungles, meandering waterways and steep mountains make up the dramatic backdrop of an exotic land of milk and honey for all the senses. Don’t miss the sandy beaches and rocks at Varkala, tea plantations and spice gardens in the Cardamom mountains, a ride on the houseboat in the backwaters and the port city of Kochi.
Chennai- Mahabalipuram- Pondicherry- Chidambaram- Tanjavur- Tiruchi- Madurai (8 Nights, 9 Days)
India's southernmost state of Tamil Nadu is famous for its huge temples and cultural treasures. There are more temples than anywhere else, with colorfully decorated towers. The temples are living, sacred places where brahmans perform their rituals and Hindus kneel in front of the altar while a temple elephant watches over the entrance. You will visit the seaside village of Mahabalipuram, French-influenced Pondicherry, the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Tanjavur and finally the temple city of Madurai.