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Bollywood, Beaches & Boulevard

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Mumbai - Goa - Hyderabad - Bangalore - Mysore - Bangalore

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A luxurious beach holiday just got even better! Alluring India combines it with Bollywood and majestic palaces to make it one of the best luxury beach holidays offering the following:

  • Bollywood Tour in Mumbai
  • A traditional cuisine dinner at a palatial hotel
  • Luxury Yacht cruise with Champagne in Goa
  • Explore a Goan island over a lunch picnic
  • Watch Dolphins at a sunset cruise
  • Visit to Ramoji Film City

DAY 01 : Arrival at Mumbai. Day at leisure.

You will be welcomed on arrival at the Mumbai Airport by Alluring India Tour's representative who will help you with your transfer to the hotel where you can relax.

Mumbai

Mumbai, earlier known as 'Bombay' is still referred by many with its old name. Some say that the name 'Bombay' originated from the Portuguese word 'Bombaim' that means 'Old Little Bay' or 'Good Bay'. Later, the name of the city was based on it most famous temple called 'Mumba Devi Temple' belonging to Goddess 'Mumba'. She is the deity worshiped by the oldest inhabitants of this island who are called the 'Koli' fishermen. It is believed that any immigrant coming to Mumbai must seek her blessings as she is the main Goddess protecting this island city.  

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Check in at hotel and stay overnight.

Day 02 : Full day sightseeing of Mumbai visiting Mumbai Fort, Marine Drive, Gateway of India, Flora Fountain/ Hutama Chowk & Hanging Gardens.

Have a leisurely breakfast at the hotel and proceed for a sightseeing tour of Mumbai.

Mumbai Fort

The famous site of Mumbai fort is often mistook to be an area enclosing a fort structure, similar to the mistaken fort in Kochi Fort area. However, the Mumbai Fort today is just a location comprising of old buildings and the popular Flora Fountain. There used to be an old British fort during the British time though. 

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Marine Drive Marine Drive

Marine Drive

Though there are several Marine Drives across India, undoubtedly the most popular is the Mumbai Marine Drive that extends for 3 kms. from Nariman Point upto the Malabar Hills. Its actual name is Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose Road, but it is always referred to as Marine Drive. Another interesting name for Marine Drive is the 'Queen's Necklace'. It so got its name because when viewed from a higher ground at night, the curve of the road besides the sea glitters with lights giving an impression of a necklace.

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Gateway Of India Gateway of India

Gateway Of India

Mumbai's 'Taj Mahal', the Gateway of India is a 85 ft. high archway at Apollo Bunder. In olden days, this was the point from where visitors mostly traders would enter India. Hence, the name 'Gateway of India'. Unlike the war memorial gateway of Delhi, this tall decorated arch was built to welcome King George V and Queen Mary in Mumbai. On one hand it was built to welcome the British rulers, and on the contrary, it is also said to be the symbol signifying the British exiting from India after India gained independence in 1947. 

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Flora Fountain

The Flora fountain is a heritage monument that comprises of a sculpted fountain at the centre of 'Hutatma Chowk'. It was named as 'Flora Fountain' symbolizing the Roman Goddess of flowers. It is said to have been made in honor of a British Governor in Bombay. It stands at a junction of five streets known as the 'Picadilly Circus' of Mumbai. The fountain sculptor contains statues of mythological characters with the statue of the Roman Goddess on top.

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Hanging Gardens

Unlike its name, the Hanging Gardens are not Hanging but firmly grounded on a terraced hill slope in the busy south Mumbai area. In a city where space is often a constraint and open places difficult to find, this garden is sure a relief to the both the locals and tourists alike. Its actual name if Pherozeshah Mehta gardens but everyone knows it by the name of Hanging Gardens. It is said that these gardens were made to cover the water in the reservoirs here from the contaminating activities of the adjoining Towers of Silence. The towers of silence are basically the cremation ground of the Parsi or Zoarastrian community. This community believes that one of the most eco-friendly ways of disposing off human dead bodies is to feed them to the Vultures and eagles and hence they bring the dead bodies to the towers of silence to be fed to such birds.

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Return to the hotel and overnight.

Day 03: Full day Bollywood Tour.

Have a leisurely breakfast, and proceed for the Bollywood Tour.

Bollywood Tour

India is the largest producer of films in the world. The term "Bollywood" itself has origins in the 1970s, when India overtook America as the world's largest film producer.  No doubt, the glitz, the glam, the melodrama and the aspirational lifestyles portrayed on screen will take you by storm! Embark on a Bollywood journey with us and explore what happens behind the scenes. Watch artists in action on shoots and technicians at work. See the colorful sets or even dance with the troops on a Bollywood number..it sure is fun!!

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Overnight will be at the hotel in Mumbai.

Day 04: Have your breakfast, and you will be transferred to the airport to board flight to Goa.

Goa

Palm fringed shoreline, blue waters, white sand and the entertaining shacks are reasons enough to make Goa the most sought beach destination in India. Popular amongst foreigners and Indians alike, Goa offers some exciting beach clubs, night life and is a heaven for sea-food lovers. The words 'Chill out' are most synonymous to Goa where the numerous sun loungers on the sands and the shacks serving beer and mouth watering cuisine offer the most relaxing moments. But Goa has more than beaches; one must not miss out exploring the fabulous Portuguese architecture buildings in old Goa including many beautiful churches.

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Day 05: Have a leisurely breakfast at the hotel, later proceed for the sightseeing tour of Goa visiting Miramar Beach, Dona Paula, Basilica of Bom Jesus, Se Cathedral, Mangueshi Temple & Colva Beach.

Miramar Beach

Earlier known as 'Gasper Dias', the Miramar beach is one of the two beaches of Panjim, the capital city of Goa. It is situated at the confluence of Arabian sea and the Mandovi river flowing through Goa. Zuari river as such is the largest river in Goa though. Miramar beach is known for its golden sand that sparkle in moonlight. The palm trees on the shore with gentle breeze and soothing sounds of the waves truly makes it an ideal relaxation spot for visitors.

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Dona Paula Beach Dona Paula Beach

Dona Paula Beach

The beach of Dona Paula got its name from a lady named Dona Paula who was the daughter of a Portuguese viceroy. She rose to the status of a historical figure due to her kind nature and charity activities in the village. She is said to have contributed a great deal for the upliftment of the villagers and hence after her death the villagers decided to rename their village of 'Oddavell' to 'Dona Paula'. 

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Basilica of Bom Jesus Basilica of Bom Jesus

Basilica of Bom Jesus

The famous World Heritage Site of 'Basilica of Bom Jesus' holds the sacred relics of the saint St. Francis Xavier. The basilica is situated in old Goa and is also one of the seven heritage monuments of Goa. It is a renowned pilgrimage and visitors from across the globe come to Goa to visit this Basilica. The body of St. Francis Xavier is brought down from its high altar once every ten years for viewing by the public.

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Shri Mangueshi temple

The Mangueshi temple is dedicated to Lord Mangesh who is considered to be an incarnation of Lord Shiva. Besides Lord Shiva, the temple complex also houses shrines of Goddess Parvati - the wife of Lord Shiva and his son Lord Ganesha. The temple is said to be more than 400 years old and has lamp tower that is multi-storied. Lord Mangesh is the Kul Devta or family deity of many Hindus residing in the state, specifically worshipped by Saraswat Brahmins. 

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Colva Beach

The entire stretch of Colva beach once belonged to a Portuguese named D. Diogo Rodrigues, who was the landlord of Colva village. Until the end of twentieth century, the shore and beach property belonged to descendants of this Portuguese gentleman and a part of it was handed over the Government of Goa around 1974. This beach is regarded as one of the longest and most popular of Goan beaches.

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Overnight at the hotel.

Day 06: Have your breakfast and you will be transferred to the airport to board flight to Hyderabad.

Hyderabad

Hyderabad, popularly referred as the ‘Pearl City’ or the ‘City of Nizams’, is the shared capital city of Andhra Pradesh and the newly formed state of Telangana. This city has a blend of rich culture and historic tradition which has been passed on and preserved from generation to generation for over 400 years. Some of the historic and popular tourist sites of Hyderabad are the Charminar, the Mecca Masjid, the Salar Jung Museum & the Golconda Fort.

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Reach and check in at the hotel and evening will be free at your own leisure. Overnight will be at Hyderabad.                      

Day 07: Have a leisurely breakfast and proceed for the sightseeing tour of Hyderabad visiting Charminar, Golconda Fort, Mecca Masjid & Salar Jung Museum.

Enjoy a leisurely breakfast at the hotel. Later, proceed for the sightseeing tour of Hyderabad.

Charminar

Like the Taj Mahal of Agra or the Eiffel Tower of Paris, the Charminar is as much the signature of Hyderabad . Mohammed Quli Qutb Shah, the founder of Hyderabad, built Charminar as a charm to ward off a deadly epidemic raging at that time. Four graceful minarets soar to a height of 48.7 m above the ground. It has 45 prayer spaces and a mosque in it. 

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Golconda Fort

The Golconda Fort is one of the famous forts of India. It’s name originated from the Telugu words “Golla Konda” meaning “Shepherd’s Hill”. The fort is famous for its acoustics, palaces, ingenious water supply system and the famous Fateh Rahben gun, one of the cannons used in the last siege of Golconda by Aurangzeb, to whom the fort ultimately fell.

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Mecca Masjid

Mecca Masjid is a famous landmark in the city of Hyderabad. It is one of the oldest buildings in Hyderabad and also houses tombstones of several Nizams and their families who lived in the city of Hyderabad. It is not only the largest mosque in India but also in the world. It is believed that the mosque hall can accommodate nearly 10,000 men at a time.

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Salar Jung Museum

One of the most popular museums in the country known for its vast collection of art is the ‘Salar Jung Museum’ at Hyderabad. It is not only the 3rd largest museum in India but also one of the largest museums in the world. It is a must visit for anyone visiting this city of ‘Nawabs’.

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Overnight will be at Hyderabad.

Day 08: Have your breakfast, and board flight for Bengaluru, where you will check-in at hotel and relax for the evening.

On arrival at Bengaluru, you shall be transferred to the hotel where you can relax. A representative from Alluring India will be waiting for you at Bengaluru. 

Reach and check in at the hotel.

Overnight will be at hotel in Bengaluru.

Day 09: Have a leisurely breakfast, and proceed for the sightseeing tour of Bangalore Vidhan Soubha, Tipu’s Fort & Palace & Shiva Temple.

Enjoy a leisurely breakfast at the hotel. Later proceed for the sightseeing tour of Bengaluru.

Vidhana Soubha Vidhana Soubha

Vidhana Soubha

The Vidhana Soubha building of Bengaluru is a grand building constructed in Dravidian and Indo-Saracenic style of architecture. Known to be the largest legislative building in the country, the Vidhana Soubha houses around three hundred rooms spread over four floors. These rooms are occupies by twenty two separate departments of the state government.

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Tipu's Fort

Tipu Sultan was one of the most distinguished rulers on Mysore. He was often addressed as the ‘Tiger of Mysore’ due to his bravery. The fort that is known today as Tipu Sultan Fort was initiated by Kempe Gowda but completed by Tipu Sultan himself. The lavish fort spread across an area of over four hundred acres is said to have been inspired by the Windsor Castle.

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Shiva Temple Shiva Temple

Shiva Temple

As the name suggests, the Shiva temple is dedicated to the Hindu God – Shiva. The making of this temple is an interesting story. It is said that the founder of this temple Mr. Ravi Melwani fondly called as RVM once dreamt of making a huge statue of Lord Shiva but had no money. However, he was persistent in his ambition and gradually purchased a land. He also managed to raise funds and hire an architect to give shape to his dreams.

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Overnight will be at Bengaluru.

Day 10: Have your breakfast, and drive to Mysore (143 Kms/3 hrs) where you will check-in at hotel and relax for the evening.

Enjoy a leisurely breakfast at the hotel. Later proceed to drive for Mysore.

Mysore

Renowned for its ‘Dussera Festival’, the city of Mysore is just around three hours drive from the capital city of Bengaluru. Mysore was the capital city of the Wodeyar dynasty who ruled the city mostly except during the brief rule of Hyder Ali and his son Tipu sultan.

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Reach and check in at the hotel and relax.

Overnight will be at the hotel in Mysore.

Day 11: Have a leisurely breakfast, and proceed for the sightseeing tour of Mysore visiting Mysore Palace, Chamundi Hills & St. Philomena's Church.

Enjoy a leisurely breakfast at the hotel. Later proceed for the sightseeing tour of Mysore.

Mysore Palace

One of the places in India where one can still find the Royalty existing is the famous ‘Mysore Palace’ where a part of the palace is occupied by the royal family of Mysore belonging to the the Wadiyar dynasty. The palace is also referred as the ‘Amba Vilas Palace’ and is open to visitors except the part occupied by the Royal family.

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Chamundi Hills

As Mysore was mostly ruled by the rulers of the Wodeyar dynasty, it was but obvious that they would have a temple dedicated to their Goddess Chamundeshwari. Legends say that the demon Mahisasura was killed by Goddess Chamundeshwari and thus the hills and temple were named in her honor.

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St. Philomena's church

One of the largest churches not only in the country but also the continent is the St. Philomena church in Mysore. It is also called St. Joseph’s Cathedral. The church is dedicated to the Saint Philomena who was considered to be a martyr of the Roman Catholic church. She is believed to be a Greek princess who was martyred sometime in the fourth century.

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Return back to the hotel and overnight.

Day 12: Have your breakfast, and drive to Bengaluru (143 Kms/3 hrs) and further to Next Destination

Inclusions

TOUR LAND PRICE INCLUDES:

  1. Economy class airfare for Mumbai-Goa, Goa-Hyderabad & Hyderabad-Bengaluru sectors
  2. Double / twin room accommodation 
  3. Breakfast in Hotel as per the Itinerary
  4. Meet and Greet at the airport at all applicable places
  5. All airport transfers by Private Air Conditioned Car
  6. All sightseeing by Private Air Conditioned Car
  7. Inter-city transfers by Private Air Conditioned Car
  8. Services of English Speaking Guide
  9. All monument entrances
  10. Hand phone with Indian number for 24x7 customer support
  11. All Transport Taxes, Inter State Vehicle Permit, Driver Allowance & Parking Charges
  12. All hotel & Govt. Taxes
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