Duration : 15 nights / 16 days
Cities covered :
Mumbai, Bangalore, Coimbatore, Ooty, Madras, Calcutta,
India's courses are a golfer's paradise - play amidst the
widest, open green spaces, mountain-ranges, ruins, historical
monuments and breath-taking views, as you witness the wondrous
sights and sounds of India. This tour takes the participating
members to the finest Golf courses in India.
[These Special Interest Tour Programs are best
run with minimum 6 travelers to a group & more]Day 1, ARRIVE MUMBAI
The romance and colour of India greets you as you disembark
from your aircraft in Mumbai - a Metropolis of energy and
Our representative escorts you to the HOTEL LEELA KEMPINSKI -
set in 11 acres of lush green gardens, pools, waterfalls, where
one is mildly surprised to see a deer come up and nibble at your
feet. the driveway is long, winding and barely prepares one for
the sight of the hotel building soaring over the tops of
carefully manicured red palms of the South India. Everywhere one
sees exotic plants from all over the world - Ginger and
Halicunia from Hawaii, orchids from Thailand, creeping Plumeria
and Hibiscus, the Mexican carpet grass. One is enchanted by the
fragrant Manoranjitam which comes from the land of epic
Mahabharta Hills in Nepal. On the arrival at the hotel, ladies
in authentic local costumes greet you with garlands and anoint
your forehead with the traditional red “tikka”. Afterwards,
relax with a welcome drink.
Overnight at hotel.
Day 2, MUMBAI
This morning breakfast at THE WATERFALLS - situated at the
lobby level. The Waterfall is Leela’s 24 hrs restaurant facing
an exotic, landscape waterfall. Later enjoy golf at - “the 110
acre Mumbai Presidency Golf Club at Chembur, a green heaven
amidst a concrete jungle.” Founded in 1827, the par 70, 18 whole
courses was redesigned by Peter Thompson to international
standards. Presidency’s fairways are narrow and tight, but its
green is undoubtedly the best in the country. The real test at
Presidency, however, is the variable and shifting sea breeze,
which could fox even the most experienced player. The fifth hole
is one of the most challenging on the Mumbai course.” This
afternoon city tour will take you to all of Mumbai’s best known
landmarks; the impressive Gateway of India - built in 1911, the
handsome Prince of Wales Museum - famous for it’s collection of
miniature paintings, Marine Drive - Mani Bhawan, a memorial to
Mahatma Gandhi. This evening dinner at KHYBER restaurant which
establishes a sense of occasion - a reminder of the ephemeral
stuff dreams are made of. Overnight at hotel
Day 3, MUMBAI
This morning after breakfast depart for the Presidency Golf
course. After a round of golf return to the hotel. Afternoon
relax at the hotel. Evening enjoy a drink at the FIORELLA - the
only Italian restaurant in Mumbai. Fiorella has got rave reviews
for its North Italian fare. Overnight at hotel.
Day 4, MUMBAI / BANGALORE
Morning transfer to airport to board flight for Bangalore -
founded in 1537 by Kempegowda, a far sighted local chieftain.
Bangalore has blossomed into one of Asia’s fastest growing
cities. Bangalore combines the vibrant pace of a modern
metropolis with a quaint old world charm. Perched at a height of
3250 feet above sea level, its salubrious climate plays host to
innumerable parks, gardens, lakes and verdant tree - lined
avenues that give it the sobriquet “The Garden City”. Bangalore
is a mullet-faceted jewel with modern marvels, historic
monuments, bustling shopping plazas, tranquil walking paths,
rustling silk and fragrant sandal wood, exotic cuisine and
friendly people. In the older parts of the city, streets still
seem to be under the spell of the rambling grace of the colonial
times. And in a city that still echoes the bygone age of
leisure, luxury and unhurried splendor, WELCOMGROUP WINDSOR
MANOR SHERATON recreates the Imperial life-style with matchless
Our representative escorts you to the Hotel Windsor Manor
Sheraton - A wondrous white edifice in the heart of Bangalore
with modern amenities, to give you the best of both worlds. Here
everything is reminiscent of the Imperial way of life viz.
wrought - iron lamps, ceilings touched with gold, hunting
prints, Queen Anne chairs and others. Its bay windows overlook -
green lawns, its colonnade balconies and verandhas - a twentieth
century tribute to an age of elegant bungalows, splendid
banquets and good living.
Afternoon visit the Bangalore Golf Club - founded in June 1876
AD which is the second oldest in India. It has also the
distinction of hosting the oldest inter-club tournament in the
country with Chennai which started in 1878 AD and is played
alternatively at Bangalore and Chennai. In the days when
railways and aircraft were still things of the future, golfers
often traveled as much as 300 kms on horse back and in bullock
carts to participate in the tournament. Overnight at hotel.
Day 5, BANGALORE
This morning you visit the Vidhan Soudha - housing the State
Legislature and secretariat, which was conceived and executed by
Kengal Hanumanthaiya, the then Chief Minister in 1956. It is
built entirely of Bungler granite in the Neo Dravidian style.
Directly opposite, there stands the Gothic structure of the
Attara Kacheri which houses the State High Court”. The High
Court building was completed in 1868 and stands in the splendor
of the Cubbon park laid out in 1864 by Lieutenant General Sir
Mark Cubbon. The Lalbagh Garden laid out in 1760 by Hyder Ali
has an area of 240 acres. The glass house, inspired by the
Crystal Palace in London is a fovourite spot in Lalbagh. The
Bangalore Palace, built in 1887 by a Wodeyar King, is today a
favorite spot for picnickers and film - makers, with its vast
grounds and Tudor style architecture. Afternoon enjoy golf at
Bangalore Golf Club.
Evening enjoy a drink at The Royal Derby, like the regency pub
back home, with typically English decor right down to the
Axminster carpet, spirits soar high at the royal derby amidst
the sparkle and crystal. Overnight at hotel.
Day 6, BANGALORE / COIMBATORE / OOTY
Morning transfer to airport to board flight for Coimbatore.
Our representative escorts you to Ooty - crowning the Nilgiris
Mountains is the town of Ooty. The blue mountains as the
Nilgiris literally means, seem to be permanently enveloped in a
hue of blue.
On arrival check-in at HOTEL TAJ SAVOY - located high on a
hillside. The Savoy surpasses your dreams of a perfect hotel. In
harmony with its natural surroundings, its architecture is
leisurely yet luxurious, flawlessly preserving the mood of Old
Overnight at hotel.
Day 7, OOTY
This morning visit the Ooty Golf course - The golf course
follows the soft contours of downland, with it’s tonsured affect
of tree bare heights ringed with gorse and thickly wooded copse
of eucalyptus, oak, rhododendron and fir in the hollows, the
course is surrounded by the thickly wooded Avalanche range.
After a golfing round return to the hotel. Evening enjoy a drink
at CANTERBURY BAR which offers welcome break in good cheer,
which sets the mood high with its old English ambience.
Overnight at hotel.
Day 8, OOTY / COIMBATORE / MADRAS
Transfer to Coimbatore to board flight for Chennai- founded
350 years ago; it is one of India’s major cities. A major port on India’s Eastern
Coast, it is the hub of industry and commerce in South India.
Old Forts, Churches and Temples are interesting contrast to the
city’s grand commercial avenues, opulent cinemas and modern
Our representative escorts you to
HOTEL TAJ COROMANDEL - nestling in a neighborhood of sprawling
oaks, cool summer bungalows restful quiet situated in the heart
of city and the hotel offers the finest facilities to discerning
Overnight at hotel.
Day 9, CHENNAI
This morning visit the Chennai Gymkhana Club founded in
1886. Unique for been situated within the 2400 meter oval of the
Guindy race course which offers a challenging game. The fairways
at Guindy are flat and fast and encircled by the out-of-bound
race track. The greens are lush and well maintained and also
strategically located, mostly along the track. The first hole on
this course is an easy looking par at 415 yards. it, however
takes a calculated and well lofted drive to avoid the bunkers
placed on the fairway, 130 yards from the tee. The second hole
is an easy par three at 170 yards, with a trickily green at a
gradient of almost 30 degrees.
This afternoon you visit the National Art Gallery and Museum
which houses, among many priceless treasures - the famous 10th
century bronze. “Siva Nataraja”, typical of medieval South
Indian art. You will also visit the Cathedral of San Thome and
St. Mary’s Church, the oldest Anglican Church in India. Several
notable people were married here including Elihu Yale, later to
found the Yale University. Note the pretty stained glass windows
and elegant cane seating. Evening enjoy a drink at Fort St.
George bar a contemporary bar that serves a variety of cocktails
and liqueurs. Overnight at hotel.
Day 10, CHENNAI / CALCUTTA
This morning enjoy round of Golf at the course.
Evening transfer to airport to board flight for Calcutta - the
largest Indian city, it is situated on the banks of the Hooghly
river and is home of over ten million people. On August 24,
1690, Job Charnock the head of the British East India Company
came to Bengal and established a factory in a village called
Kalikatha and the area came to be known as Calcutta.
Our representative escorts you to the Hotel THE OBEROI GRAND - a
Victorian land mark in the very heart of bustling Calcutta.
Marbled corridors, majestic columns, antique crystal of
tradition with contemporary excellence. A sojourn into a world
of quite elegance and old world charm blended with the
conveniences of modern living.
Overnight at hotel.
Day 11, CALCUTTA
ROYAL GOLF CLUB
This morning visit The Royal Calcutta Golf club is the oldest
golf club in India and the first outside Britain.
The country over which the Royal Calcutta course is laid was
originally paddy fields, and the course is consequent very flat.
Successive committees have built mounds and planted thousand of
trees and shrubs. But the Royal’s conspicuous features are its
strategically located water tanks and natural water hazards. The
most significant are the two large tanks across the tenth
fairway, 457 yards, and par four holes. From the tee, the tiger
line is over the first hand and must carry all of 230 yards The
safer route to the right leaves a very long second tank, a good
100 yards wide, to small undulating green wickedly trapped all
around. Green at Royal are small by modern standards, but
undulations make them tricky and there is little nap. From the
tee the course looks deceptively easy but its strength lies in
its par fours and to score requires good long and medium irons.
Afternoon sightseeing tour of city visiting the Jain temple,
Zoological gardens, Victoria Memorial, drive past Howrah Bridge,
Dalhousie square, Fort Williams, Secretariat buildings and Old
Court house street.
Evening enjoy a drink at THE JUNCTION - the perfect rendezvous
for an anytime cocktail. Overnight at hotel.
Day 12, CALCUTTA
This morning enjoy golf at Royal Golf course.
Afternoon at leisure for independent activities.
Overnight at hotel.
Day 13, CALCUTTA / DELHI
This morning transfer to airport to board flight for Delhi
-India’s splendid capital. Founded on the sight of several
cities it has been the seat of power for centuries. Today Old
and New city combine to present a harmonious whole offering the
traveler elegant shops, broad laburnum lined avenues, sun warned
elegant forts and mosques that were once stronghold of Mughal
powers and colorful bazaars.
Our representative escorts you to HOTEL THE OBEROI - a historic
hotel surrounded by green lawns and stately trees. Renowned for
its gracious elegance and old world charm, it has spacious
rooms. The ancient monuments of Old Delhi make this hotel a
favorite haunt of the visitors to India’s capital city.
This afternoon enjoy golf at DELHI GOLF CLUB.
Originally located in an area more than twice its present size,
the course at Delhi Golf club was consolidated to its present
220 acres in 1950. Like the rest of Delhi, its golf course is
also laid out on a part of India’s history. Carved out of a
portion which was the estate of the Lodhi rulers, it has in its
precincts a collection of interesting tombs and monuments. On a
hillock behind the seventh green is the landmark of Bara Khamba
or Twelve Pillars a splendid ruined mausoleum of the Afghan
Lodhi dynasty with a solitary nameless tomb. The Delhi golf
course is also a sanctuary for over 300 species of birds and the
golfer is often startled by the rain dance of the Peacock or the
scurrying of a partridge. The 6972 yards. par 72,18 hole golf
course was redesigned by Peter Thompson in 1977-78, and got a
major fillip when it was chosen to host the first ever golf
tournament at the Asian Games in 1982. More than 500 golfers
walk into history every day, as they play the country’s busiest
Evening we have Welcome Cocktail at our Chairman’s palatial
residence. Overnight at hotel.
Day 14, DELHI
This morning enjoy golf at Noida Golf Course which has lush
green fairways bounded by grooves of trees which finnel out onto
the green. Each fairway has its own distinctive fragrance,
depending on the species of trees planted there. The green are
probably the truest in the country and have to be read very
carefully. A game of golf can be pleasantly interrupted by the
chirping of birds. This afternoon you will start sightseeing
tour of Old Delhi. An aura of history is everywhere in Old
Delhi. Red Fort with its majestic ramparts and Jama Masjid one
of the Asia’s largest mosques form the hub. You will also make a
stop at Rajghat - Mahatama Gandhi’s final resting place.
Overnight at hotel.
Day 15, DELHI
This morning enjoy a round of golf at Delhi Golf Club.
Afternoon you will start sightseeing of New Delhi - well
planned with wide tree lined avenues, fountains and parks.
Colonial architecture dominates this part of the city, Emperor
Humayun’s Tomb and Qutub Minar complex, dating back to the
12th century. You will also drive along the ceremonial avenues
of Rajpath and view the splendid Presidential Palace, the
circular parliament house and impressive diplomatic enclave.
Evening farewell dinner at our Chairman’s palatial residence.
Overnight at hotel.
Day 16, DEPART DELHI
Your Indian golf experience comes to an end as you are
transferred to International airport to board your homebound