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Golf Tour in South India (18 Days)
(18 Days / 17 Nights)
(Mumbai Bangalore Hassan Belur Halebid Mysore Ooty Cochin - Mumbai)

(To view the route of this tour on a Map please click here)

Golf is one of the most popular sports among reach people and elite class of India. The English founded in 1829 the Royal Golf Club of Calcutta (Kolkatta). This club is today the oldest golf clubs in the world outside the United Kingdom. The Maharajas (powerful Indian Kings) took over the new sports with great friends and enthusiasm and in the colonial period, the Indian upper class played golf as a status symbol. India has also produced some excellent golfers. What golf in Makes India so interesting are the many variants of the Golf Courses. In the Himalayan foothills, in the lowlands, in the desert or at one of the beautiful beaches.

Golf

Golf

Each Golf Club in India has a history from the ancient times to tell that even today still maintained by the club members with pride is. You also have the excellent opportunity to play golf with a visit to the Indian sights and the to combine enjoyment of the culinary food of India. These are reasons enough to plan the next game of golf in India.

Golf

Golf

Golf

Day 01. Flight to India (Mumbai)
Arrival in Mumbai (formerly Bombay). The cosmopolitan City and capital of the state of Maharashtra. Our staff awaits you at the airport. Transfer to the hotel.

Tag 02. Mumbai
Sightseeing Point: (Gateway of India. *City Museum. Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus (alter Bahnof), St. Thomas Cathedral. *Marine Drive Flyover. * Rajabai Tower. *Mumbai University. * High Court. * Oval Maidan. *A Prominent Temple.
Hanging Gardens.Kamala Nehru Park. Boat Ride at Gateway of India.

Day 03. To 05. - Golf in Bombay
For 3 days 70 par, 40 acres of golf is here in the most beautiful "Greens" square from the Presidency Golf Club of Bombay with 18 holes played. This golf club was founded in 1827 by the British.

Day 06. Mumbai - Bangalore (by air)
In the morning flight to Banglore. With Bangalore, the state capital of Karnataka is waiting for us in the afternoon one of the most modern cities of South India. Many computer companies have given the city the nickname "Computer City" introduced. We visit Tipu's Fort and the temple of the Nandi bull.

Day 07. To 09 - Golf in Bangalore
You play for 3 days of golf on a golf course, which was founded in 1876. The course has 71 par, 18 holes and 6,650 yards.

Gateway of India, Mumbai

Marine Drive, Mumbai

Bangalore Palace

Gateway of India, Mumbai

Marine Drive, Mumbai

Bangalore Palace

Day 10. Bangalore - Hassan (about 250 km / 5 hours) Excursion we visit Belur and Halebid
Today we drive to Hassan. Excursion we visit Belur and Halebid temple complex belonging to the 12th and 14th century. The temples at Belur and Halebid were built by the Hoysala kings. The wealth of sculptural details found on the exterior and interior of these temples at Halebid and Belur makes them the most outstanding example of Hoysala art sculpture. In Halebid we visit the Hoysalesvara Temple of 12th century where we view the half-life size statues of Hindu deities, with minute details of each, all around the temple. After the visit of Halebid we proceed to Belur. In Belur we visit the group of Chennakesava Temples. These temples are famous for their architecture and sculptures.

Day 11. Hassan - Sravana Belagola - Mysore (about 165 km / 4 hours)
Ride over Sravanabelgola (Bes. The colossal statue) to Mysore. Once there we drive to Chamundi Hill, where we await the famous granite sculpture of Nandi bull and a magnificent view of Mysore.

Day 12. Mysore
After having breakfast we visit the Mysore Palace. This palace is one of the most impressive and one of the largest city palaces in India. This beautiful Indo-Saracenic palace was built in the 1911-12 at the cost of 4.2 million rupees to replace the former Palace which was burnt down. In the afternoon we drive to the village of Somnathapur (33 km) to visit the intricately carved star shaped Prasanna Channakeshara Temple built in 1268 AD during the Hoysala Dynasty. In the evening we drive to the Chamundi Hill to visit the Chamundeshwari Temple, huge in structure with a seven storey Gopuram, 40 meters high. On the way up to the hill we visit the famous Nandi (Shiva's Bull) carved out of solid rock and about five meters high.

Belur Math

Halebidu

Mysore Palace

Belur Math

Halebidu

Mysore Palace

Day 13. Mysore - Ooty (about 155 km / 3 hours)
Today we drive over serpentines roads through tea plantations and eucalyptus forests in the mountains of the Nilgiris. The route via the "Blue Mountains" leads us directly into the small, situated at 2300 m altitude mountain town of Ooty (Ootacamund). With a leisurely stroll through the picturesque town we end the day.

Day 14. To .15 - Golf in Ooty
Ooty was very popular with the British because the British have enjoyed at an altitude of 2,400 pleasant temperatures. Ooty has a golf course, which was founded in 1896. This golf course has 70 par, 18 holes and 6,674 yards in beautiful surroundings.

Day 16. Ooty - Cochin (about 280 km / 6 hours)
Today drive to Cochin. In the history-rich city on the Malabar coast we visit the St. Francis Church, the oldest European church in India in which is the tomb of the famous sailor Vasco da Gama.
Then a walk through the Jewish quarter is Mattancherry on the program.

Day 17. Cochin
Today the town of Cochin is divided in different parts namely, Fort Cochin, Willington Island, Ernakulam, Bolghatty Island and Vypeen Island. Most of the historic buildings are in Fort Cochin. We have whole day today at leisure so that we can explore Cochin on our own. In the late afternoon we visit a Kathakali dance school. Kathakali dances originate from Kerala and in its traditional form relates stories from the Hindu epics Ramayana and Mahabharata.

Ooty

Kathakali Dance, Cochin

Santa Cruz, Cochin

Ooty

Kathakali Dance, Cochin

Santa Cruz, Cochin

Day 18. Cochin - Bombay (flight)
The morning is free - opportunity for swimming. In the afternoon we go to Bombay. Arrival and transfer to the hotel in the airport. Depending on your flight connection you will be taken to the airport by our representative.
End of the trip!

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About Hotels:
We provide you the accommodation as per your budget mentioned above in the table of hotels category for any of the booked tour. Hotels provided by us are from budget to luxury class hotels. The criteria for selecting hotels by us remains the best value of your money. We also provide you wherever possible accommodation in heritage hotels. Heritage Hotels are old Palaces, Forts and Grand mansions of Maharajas which have been later renovated and converted into Hotels. Rooms are decorated all individually. Rooms are comfortable, romantic and present the flair of olden Maharaja days. 

Our Services Include:
      Accommodation in double rooms on twin sharing basis with bath and WC in the
         chosen category. 
      Rooms on the departure day.
      American/continental Breakfast.
      Rickshaw Drive in Delhi.
      Elephant Ride in Amber.
      Boat ride on the holy river Ganges.
      One Dinner will be with a presentation of Indian music and dance in Jaipur.
      Services of qualified local guides (English speaking or languages of your choice)
         at every place of sightseeing.
      All Transfers and departures on arrival and departure by Indo Vacations
         representative
    
  All Monument Entrances
       All Charges of Golf playing including permissions etc.

Exclusions:

      Any Kind of Personal Expenses such as Tips, Laundry, Telephone Bills and Alcoholic
         beverages.
      Camera Fees (Still or Movie).
      Any Flight Charges.
      Unspecified Meals etc.
We always look forward for any changes in the itinerary as wished by you for your individual trip.
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