World Heritage Sites In South India
A fifteen days itinerary can help cover the nine World Heritage Sites in south of India at a relaxed pace and a great learning experience. Day one start from Mumbai: see Elephanta Caves which got its status in 1987. Day two fly to Aurngabad, spend two days seeing Ajanta and Ellora caves, these two places got the status in 1983. Day four fly to Goa, spend the day leisurely seeing the Churches and convents of Goa. The next day can be spent leisurely strolling the beaches of Goa. Day six fly to Bangalore and then take connecting transport to Hampi. From Hampi you can make a trip to Pattadakal which got its heritage status in 1987.There is lots to see in these two places, even after the end of four days here you may have the urge to extend your stay here.
Day eleven leave for Chennai, with Chennai as base you can cover the other three world heritage site, Mahabalipuram, Chola temples and Mountain railways of Nilgiris, which is a recent (2005) addition to the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites of India. At the end of fifteen days you will be rich with memories of sights of these sites!
Go ahead make your plans and have a grand tour of the World Heritage Sites of India!