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UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE SITE

->  Group tour-Min 15 pax
->   Couple tour

Tour Itinerary  

(UNESCO approved Heritage sites visit)

Day 1- Arrive in Goa


Arrive in Goa International Airport – Meet and transfer to Hotel for Dinner and overnight stay.

Day 2- St.Cajetan Church-Basilica of Bom Jesus-Fort Aguada


Afterbreakfast proceed for UNESCO Heritage site tour - visit St. Cajetan Church ,the only surviving domed Church in Goa. The church was built by Italian friars of the order of Theatines , who were sent by Pope Urban 111 to preach Christianity in Golconda The construction of the church began in 1655 and completed in 1661.The church is named after the founder of the Theatine order St. Cajetan. Later visit the Basilica of Bom Jesus dedicated to St. francis Xavier. The construction of the church began in 1594 and completed in 1605 . The church is called Bom Jesus meaning Good Jesus or Infant Jesus. After visiting the church proceed to FORT AGUADA built by the portuguese colonial rulers in 1612. A fresh water spring within the fort provided water supply to the ships that used to stop by and this is how it got the name Aguada meaning ‘ Water’. Return by evening to hotel for and overnight stay.

Day 3- Goa-Hampi


After breakfast check out at 10am and drive to HAMPI ( 350kms 8hrs) – Arrive and check into the hotel for overnight stay.

Day 4- Krishna Temple-Vithala Temple-Pattabhirama Temple


After breakfast at 9am visit the UNESCO heritage Group of Monuments – namely Krishna temple complex, Narasimha ,Ganesa, Hemakuta temples, Achyutara temple complex , Vithala temple complex, Pattabhirama temple complex and lotus Mahal complex. Return to Hotel for Dinner and overnight stay.

Day 5- Hampi-Bangalore


Afterbreakfast check out at 10am and drive to BANGALORE ( 365kms-8hrs)- Arrive and check into the hotel – rest of the day free to relax – Dinner and overnight stay at hotel.

Day 6- Bangalore-Mysore


Afterbreakfast check out at 09am and drive to MYSORE (135kms-4hrs) – afternoon visit Mysore palace and the city market – Check into hotel for Dinner and overnight stay.

Day 7- Mysore-Ooty


Afterbreakfast check out at 9am and drive to OOTY ( 135kms-5hrs) – Arrive and check into the hotel – Rest of the day free to relax- Dinner and overnight stay at hotel.

Day 8- Botanical Garden-Lambs Rock- Ooty Lake


Afterbreakfast at 9am visit Botanical garden, Lambs rock, Doddabetta peak and Ooty lake- Rest of the day free to relax- Dinner and overnight stay in hotel.

Day 9- Ooty-Mettupalayam-Trichy


After breakfast check out at 11am and board the UNESCO heritage Mountain train starting from Ooty at 2pm to Mettupalayam- This is a 3 hr journey covering a distance of approx.46kms. Upon arrival at Mettupalayam , your chauffer with cab will be waiting at the station to pick up and to continue the journey to TRICHY ( 5hrs-250kms) – Dinner enroute - Arrive and check in at hotel for overnight stay

Day 10- Tanjore- Chola Temples


Afterbreakfast drive to Tanjore ( 60kms-1.5hrs) to visit great Chola Temples which are UNESCO heritage sites- Gangaikondacholapuram Temple, Brihadeeswarar temple and Airavatesvara temple at Darasuram-Return to Trichy by late evening for Dinner and overnight stay .

Day 11- Trichy-Madurai


Afterbreakfast check out at 10am and drive to MADURAI ( 150kms-3hrs) Arrive and check into the hotel- Afternoon visit 2000 years old Meenakshi temple where a Hall with 1000 pillars creates seven different musical notes when tapped , and light and Sound Show at the magnificient Thirumalai Naick Palace at 6pm –return to hotel for Dinner and overnight stay.

Day 12- Rameshwaram-Ramanathaswamy temple


Afterbreakfast drive to RAMESHWARAM ( 175kms-4hrs) to visit the Ramanathaswamy Temple and return to Madurai for Dinner and overnight stay.

Day 13- Madurai-Munnar


Afterbreakfast check out at 9am and drive to MUNNAR HILLS ( 160kms-5hrs)- Arrive and check into a resort – Rest of the day free to relax-Dinner and overnight at Munnar.

Day 14- Tea Museum-Mattupety Dam-Elephant Camp


Afterbreakfast proceed for Munnar sightseeing-visit Tea Museum , Mattuppety Dam , elephant Camp and return to town for spices shopping – Later at 6pm LIVE performance of KALARIPAYYATTU -a kerala martial Art performed by trained artists. Return to resort for dinner and overnight stay.

Day 15- Munnar-Cochin-Fort Cochin


Afterbreakfast check out at 10am and drive to COCHIN ( 140kms-4hrs) –On arrival visit Fort cochin St. Francis Church,Jewish synagogue and Chinese fishing nets- Later Check into the hotel for rest ,dinner and overnight stay.

Day 16- Flight back Home


Afterbreakfast check out at 11am and drive to Airport to catch flight back home carrying fond memories of the long and interesting Tour of UNESCO Heritage Sites in South India.

TOUR ENDS


PLACES COVERED:

Goa,Hampi,Banglore,Mysore,Ooty,
Trichy,Madurai,Munnar Hills,Cochin

The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) seeks to encourage the identification, protection and preservation of cultural and natural heritage around the world considered to be of outstanding value to humanity. This package includes the tour of UNESCO world heritage sites of South India.

HIGHLIGHTS:-

  • Know the cultural and in historical importance of Goa.
  • Explore Cochin and see its unique story.
  • Enjoy the greenery of Munnar and Ooty.

Package Includes the following :
1.Accomodation on Twin sharing basis with Breakfast & Dinner.
2. Accommodation in 3* and 4* Hotels and resorts .
3. All Transfers by Aircon vehicle with chauffer.
4. Interstate Vehicle entry, toll ,parking and permit charges.
5. 1 ltr bottled water per day during the Tour.
6. Entry Fee at UNESCO Heritage sites ONLY.

Package EXCLUDES the following:
1.Lunch and other eatables on the entire tour.
2. All personal expenses like soft drinks, tips, portege , telephone calls, etc…
3. All Entry fees , Camera charges and other expenses in monuments and wherever applicable to PAY Directly.
4. International and domestic Air tickets.

Booking / Payment Terms and conditions:
60% of the tour cost as advance at the time of confirmation of the package and balance 40% after one week. The advance of 60% payment is inclusive of Rs. 20,000/- that is the NON REFUNDABLE , deposit towards incidental expenses for blocking hotel rooms and transport . Once the booking is confirmed, any cancellation or amendment is chargeable.

Cancellation Terms:
1. 45-31 Days before Arrival 55% of the cost will be refunded.
2. 30-16 Days before Arrival only 20% of the cost will be refunded.
3. Less than 15 days or NO SHOW 100% will be Non Refundable.

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