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11 DAYS TREASURES OF KARNATAKA

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11 DAYS TREASURES OF KARNATAKA

The tour takes you on a discovery of the lost kingdoms of the Deccan Plateau and the exciting beaches of Goa. Peppered with tales of heroism and battles galore of treasures & cultural folklore, even today the Deccan Plateau remains a mysterious wonderland for travelers seeking new horizons to explore. The discovery begins at the IT city of India, from where you proceed to the seat of the prestigious Wodeyar family.

DAY 1

ARRIVAL BANGALORE

Welcome to Bangalore , our airport representative will welcome you at the airport and transfer you to our hotel. Bangalore also known as the Garden city,the capital city of Karnataka, is a veritable melting pot of various races and cultures. The city’s landscape is dotted with laid out parks, gardens and long avenues of blossoming trees. Emerging as the hi-tech capital of India, it still retains a charm that is totally Indian. There are numerous 'not-to-be-missed' sights in Bangalore such as the magnificent Vidhana Soudha, sprawling Cubbon Park, and colourful Lalbagh .Overnight in Bangalore. Read more

Bangalore, 1 Night
DAY 2

BANGALORE to MYSORE

Depart to Mysore, you will be charmed by the faded grandeur of Mysore, the former capital of the much loved Wodeyars dynasty who reigned from the 16th century. A city rich in heritage, make sure you discover its royal palaces, sacred temples and majestic buildings but leave time to stroll through some of its many parks and gardens or along a wide leafy boulevard. Evening head up Chamundi Hill for panoramic views of the city spread out below before exploring the exquisite hilltop temple dedicated to the goddess, Chamundi and dominated by a 40m-high gopuram (tower). Make a short stop at the huge statue dedicated to Nandi, the bull of Lord Shiva, on the way down. (Overnight in Mysore) Read more

Mysore, 2 Nights
DAY 3

MYSORE

Morning proceed to visit Deva raj market is one of favorite places any Photographers because of the beautiful fruit and vegetable stalls, friendly vendors, and the air of vibrancy and decay that makes India feel both old and new all at once. Visit Mysore Palace you can't fail to be impressed by this vast palace, with its turrets, domes and arches and an opulent interior with intricately carved doors and ceilings. Wander through the luxuriously furnished rooms, once home to the royal family, and admire this treasure trove of works of art from all over the world. It is such a beautiful and a fascinating piece of architecture. Jaganmohan Palace- Spend time perusing the collection of 19th century paintings in this former palace. The skill of the Indian artists, using natural vegetable and mineral dyes, is extraordinary. Enjoy the traditional Mysore 'gold leaf' paintings which are on display here (Overnight in Mysore) Read more

Mysore, 2 Nights
DAY 4

MYSORE to KABINI

Today we head to National park. Abundant beauty and the wealth of wildlife make Kabini an interesting wildlife destination. Situated on the banks of river Kabini, it adjoins the Nagarhole National Park also forming a part of the Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve. Less known than Bandipur, it has fewer visitors, which makes it even more appealing. Providing shelter to tigers, leopards, elephants, sloth bears, bison and the likes, it was once the favorite hunting ground of the Maharaja of Mysore. While on the safari into the jungle, stay alert with your eyes fixed on the foliage. This place could break into action at any time. Evening head for first Canter safari . (Overnight in Kabini) Full Board Read more

Kabini , 1 Night
DAY 5

KABINI to HASSAN

Today you will drive to Hassan, the temple architectural capital of the state. The place named Hassan after the Goddess "Haasanamba", the goddess and presiding deity of the town. Afternoon we proceed to the two remote and beautiful temple sites of Belur and Halebid and learn the technique to cover Architecture & sculpture, at the heart of the Hoysala Empire, date from the 12th century and together form perhaps the richest repository of Hindu art and sculpture in the country. The facades are richly decorated with intricate stone carvings and the interiors are filled with countless filigreed pillars and friezes depicting tales from the Ramayana and the Mahabarata Once the Hoysala capital during the 11th and 12th centuries, admire the fine architecture of the Channakeshava temple from this period, whose gopura (tower) reigns over a small town, often packed with pilgrims. The temple boasts intricate bas-reliefs whose detailing includes depictions of birds and animals, dancing figures and episodes from the great epics. You will stop enroute to have your packed lunch we head to Halebid On first viewing you may wonder how this small village could once have been the capital of the powerful Hoysala dynasty. Though the city may have been destroyed, the Hoysala Temple is testimony to its former greatness as it is covered in exquisite carvings. Raised on a star-shape base the temple contains fine images and friezes showing scenes from the epics, such as the Ramayana Read more

Hassan, 1 Night
DAY 6

HASSAN TO HOSPET

Drive to Hospet , Allow plenty of time to explore the atmospheric the ruins of Hampi, a Hindu city that was ransacked in the 16th century. Sprawling along the south bank of the Tungabhadra River, discover abandoned houses and crumbling temples amid the intriguing granite boulders that litter the landscape, interspersed with banana plantations and lush paddies. Read more

Hospet, 2 Nights
DAY 7

HOSPET ( Excursion to Hampi)

Visit Hampi Bazaar area In this area find the most sacred of Hampi's temples and ghats. Look out for the columns of the original bazaar before entering Virupaksha Temple whose guporas dominate the bazaar. Join the pilgrims as they sing, pray and sleep in the shade of the colonnade surrounding the inner court. Before sunrise follow the ancient pathway, past imposing Tiruvengalanatha Temple, up Matanga Hill, for the best vantage point in the area. Kamapularam area Here you will find an extraordinary array of palaces, pavilions and temples. Imagine the sumptuous ceremonies, parades and musical performances, overseen by the king, that took place at the pyramid-shaped Mahanavami Dibba. Nearby, the two-storey Lotus Mahal women's quarters, or zenana, was where the queen relaxed and observed the elephant stables from the upstairs windows. Vittala Temple Follow the riverbank to the ostentatious Vittala Temple, one of Hampi's highlights. The huge granite pillars were constructed to sound the notes of the musical scale when struck. Nearby friezes depict lions, elephants and horses and there are remains of bathing ghats. En route to the temple pop into the deserted Sule Bazaar and atmospheric Achyutaraya Temple. Overnight in Hampi Read more

Hospet, 2 Nights
DAY 8

HOSPET TO GOA

Today you will drive to Goa - Although known primarily for its beaches, Goa has a lot more to offer to the visitor than "just" beaches. Goa represents the first meeting place between India and the Western world - the place where the Portuguese, led by Vasco de Gama, first landed in their quest for spices, silk and other exotic trade items. This has given rise to a true fusion of cultures - a meeting between Christianity and Hinduism, between Western and Eastern cultures & beliefs and architecturally speaking, between Portuguese and Indian styles of construction. Overnight in Goa Read more

Goa, 3 Nights
DAY 9

GOA

Free for optional activities or at leisure on the beach resort. Optional : Today you could choose to go for Old Goa sightseeing -Ruled by the Portuguese for centuries the remnants of their influence are still apparent in their former capital. Once a major city with a population larger than London in the 16th century, a series of misfortunes, plague and flooding, forced the Portuguese to move their capital to Panaji in the mid-19th century. But what remains is magnificent, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, dominated by several grandiose churches and cathedrals No transport services Read more

Goa, 3 Nights
DAY 10

GOA

Free for optional activities or at leisure on the beach resort. This afternoon and evening, mindful that this is the last night of our holiday; we'll keep ourselves free for independent exploring, a bit of shopping or just soaking up that Goa mood. Overnight in Goa No transport services

Goa, 3 Nights
DAY 11

GOA DEPARTURE

After breakfast it's time for farewells to your Driver and a wistful wave goodbye to Southindia. You will dropped at Goa airport to connect your onward flight.

ACCOMMODATIONS

Day in trip
Location
Hotel
Day 1
Location bangalore
Day 2
Location Mysore
Day 4
Location kabini
Hotel Kaav safari
Day 5
Location Hassan
Day 6
Location hospet
Day 8
Location Goa
Hotel Angel Goa

TRIP PACKAGE

Package includes

  • Transfer from/to the airport
  • Transport for sight seeing as per itinerary
  • Accommodation on Twin share
  • Service of English speaking Local guides
  • One Time Canter Safari in Kabini
  • Information services
  • All Applicable taxes

Package excludes

  • Any special meal other than those specified in the itinerary and has been quoted as “OPTIONAL”
  • Any alcoholic/non alcoholic drinks including mineral water during meals
  • Entrances fees, Camera fees, Porter-age, Tips, Gratuities etc
  • Things of personal nature like laundry, telephone, spa, drinks, room service etc.
  • Any kind of Insurance
  • Visa Fees
  • Any Domestic/International flight charges
  • Any other supplement or item which is not listed in above inclusions

REVIEWS

3 Reviews

CAYLA, Canada

I'm now back in canada after a more than 3 weeks of a much enjoyable trip in south india. I wanted to thank you very sincerely for your very good and truly efficient organization which has definitely contributed to the perfect smoothness of this trip. Everything was perfect: a very efficiently planned schedule, an itinerary perfectly adapted to what I wanted to see... Read more

MORS MARIA, Poland

We would like to thank you and everyone involved for organising our recent tour to India. Our driver Saravanan was marvellous. His driving skills were meticulous and he was interesting companionship. We found the tour to be a perfect pace for us and the upgrade to the Innova the right choice. The guides all provided very comprehensive and interesting commentaries together with some humour thrown in.. Read more

Gertie Rutten, Belgium

Thank you so much for introducing me to India. It has been a wonderful experience in so many ways – the countryside, the temples, the food, the company of like-minded travellers. Your care and spirituality allowed me to open up to it all.

Passionate about India & travel!!

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