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South India's Temple & Beach Tour - 13 Days

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South India's Temple & Beach Tour - 13 Days

The Tour will commence from the city of Bengaluru.Thereafter, visit Mysore- former capital of Karnataka, which has always enchanted its admirer with its rich heritage & magnificent palaces.Next couple of days, explore the coffee town of Chikmagalur. The trip also covers places like Hospet & Badami which offers some remarkable sculptures, temples & ruins from ancient & medieval empires. At the offset of the tour, unwind on the white beaches of Goa

DAY 1

Arrive Bangalore

You will be received by our representative at the Bangalore airport and transfer to your hotel. The day is at leisure to relax and activities on your own.

Overnight in Bangalore
DAY 2

In Bangalore

Breakfast at the hotel. Proceed for your full day guided tour of Bangalore.In guided tour, you will be visiting botanical gardens of Lal Bagh, Tipu Sultan’s Palace, Taurus' temple and Vidhana Soubha of Bangalore. Vidhana Soubha: This splendid neo-Dravidian granite building that dominates the northern boundary of the Cubbon Park is the home of the State Legislature and the Secretariat. The massive sandalwood door of the Cabinet room is a spectacular feature of this imposing building. The Vidhana Soudha is bedecked in illuminated glory during special periods and is a sight worth viewing. Lal Bagh: Hyder Ali laid out this famous botanical garden and his son added horticultural wealth to them by importing plants and trees from several countries. The garden today houses over 1000 species of flora which includes the rare and enchanting collection of tropical plants, trees and herbs. The Glass House, modeled along London’s CRYSTAL PALACE, is the center of attraction in this 2400 acre park. Bi-annual flower shows attracting participants from all over India is held in the Glass House. In July, 2003 it was decided that the Department of Horticulture and Bangalore Development Authority (BDA) would jointly take up the development of Lal Bagh Botanical Gardens. Tipu’s Palace & Fort: The Bangalore Fort was built by Kempe Gowda and expanded by Tipu Sultan. Within its walls is the well preserved 16th century Ganapathi Temple. The Bangalore Palace was built by a Wodeyar king in 1887. Inspired by the Windsor castle, this palace was built in the Tudor style, complete with Gothic windows, the foiled windows, battlements and turrets resembling the Daria Daulat Palace in Srirangapatanam, this summer palace has been constructed largely of wood and is famous for its carving and paintings. The evening is free to relax. Read more

Overnight at Bangalore
DAY 3

Bangalore to Mysore

Enjoy leisurely breakfast at the hotel. you will be checking out from the hotel and move towards Mysore. On the way to Mysore, you will have a stoppage at Srirangapatna, Somnathpur and the temple of Kesava. Reach Mysore and check in at hotel. Mysore city was the capital of the old royal Mysore province. The word Mysore expands to "Mahishasurana Ooru" which means the town of Mahishasura. The story goes that the demon Mahishasura was killed by goddess Chamundeshwari atop the Chamundi hill near Mysore, and hence the name. Ever since, the Mysore royal family has worshipped Chamundeshwari as the palace deity. Hills dedicated to her stand at the eastern end of Mysore town today. To the people of India, the word Mysore is synonymous with Sandalwood, silk and fine inlay work using ivory. It is the home of incense sticks dipped in sandalwood oil perfume base and has two well-known incense factories - the Aravinda Parimala and the Vasu and Cycle brand (together these two accounts for 70% of the incense stick export from India). Mysore is also the home of many well-regarded musicians and artists. It is even today the hub of the tourist map of Karnataka. Nearby are several places of interest to visitors, some of these are Brindavan Gardens, Srirangapattana, Rangana Tittu bird sanctuary, Chamundi Hills, Nanjanagudu, Bandipur forest reserve, Shivanasamudra falls, and Talakaadu. Within the town are several places of interest. The grand palace with its four arched entrances stands at the center of the town. Liberally covered with golden domes and home to the most expensive royal chair (Simhasana), made of gold and studded with diamond and precious stones, this palace rivals the best in the world. During weekends the whole palace is lit with thousands of lights, a great sight. Saint Philomena's church is a fine cathedral dating back to the 18th century. The Venkatappa Art Gallery has inspired many an artist and conducts courses in traditional painting, drawing and woodwork. It is also the birth-place for the Mysore wooden toys, which are exported worldwide. Read more

Overnight will be at Mysore
DAY 4

In Mysore

Breakfast will be at the hotel. Enjoy the city sightseeing. Mysore Palace: The Maharaja's Palace is one of the important sights in Mysore. Built in Indo-Saracenic style with domes, turrets, arches, and colonnades, the Palace is a treasure house of exquisite carvings and works of art from all over the world. Intricately carved doors open onto luxuriously furnished rooms. The majestic Durbar Hall has an ornate ceiling and many sculpted pillars. The magnificent jewel studded golden throne of the Wodeyars is displayed here during the Dasara festival. Illuminated on Sundays and public holidays, the palace presents a spectacle of breathtaking beauty. Jayalakshmi Vilas Mansion: It is located inside the University of Mysore have many specialties. The overall appearance is of the building is in the typical imposing Greco-Roman fashion. But the interior is done in the native style using generous woodwork. The mansion houses the Folklore Museum, one of its kind by any universities in India. Though the museum was founded in 1968, it is one of the best-kept secrets in Mysore's tourism. Chamundi Hills: A well-known 335 meters high landmark, Chamundi Hill can be reached by a 13 km road or by climbing up the 1,000 steps laid out by the Mysore Maharaja in the 17th century. Half-way up along the stone steps is Nandi, Lord Shiva's Bull, a majestic 4.8-meter monolith. At the top is the 12th-century temple of Chamundeshwari, the patron goddess of the Wodeyars. Close to the temple is the gigantic statue of the demon Mahishasura. The summit offers a panoramic view of Mysore's lakes, parks and palaces. Brindavan Gardens: Located at the KR Sagar Dam [Kannambadi], Brindavan Gardens is one of the best gardens in South India. Spread over an acre, Brindavan Gardens has since the 1960s provided the backdrop for many Indian films. Special attractions include the 'Dancing Fountains'. Timings: Monday-Friday: 6:30 PM - 7:25 PM and Saturday-Sunday: 6:30 PM - 8:25 PM Read more

Overnight will be at Mysore
DAY 5

Mysore to Chikmagalur

After a leisurely breakfast at the hotel. Leave for Chikmagalur en route visit impressive hilltop monolithic statue at Sravanbelagola. Shravanbelagola - located 51 km southeast of Hassan in Karnataka is one of the most important Jain pilgrim centers of India. The Statue of the Jain saint Gomateshvara (AD 981)carved out of a mountain, said to be one of the tallest and most graceful statues in the world, is situated in this small town atop the Indragiri hills. The colossal monolithic statue is 58 ft. high, naked, with 26 ft. wide shoulders, 10-ft of its feet. Star kingly simple, the beautifully chiseled features of this statue embody serenity Reach Chikmagalur and transfer to the hotel. Read more

Overnight at Chikmagalur
DAY 6

In Chikmagalur

Enjoy breakfast at the hotel. Start your day by visiting the coffee museum and later excursion to Hoysala Temple, Belur and nearby Halebid. The Hassan City more fully and meaningfully is known as the Simhasana Nagari originally, before the mutation of names made by foreign rulers is the administrative center of the Hassan district which is the invaluable crown of the Karnataka state, whose glory is sung as being the dear offspring of the great Mother Bharata Maataa. This district is rich with natural sceneries and too with cultural wealth. It happens to be the confluence of three verities of areas namely the mountainous, the semi-mountainous and the open field areas (Malenadu, Are Malenadu, and Bayalu Seeme). The Nandas, the Mouryas, the Kadambas, the Chalukyas, the Hoysalas, the Lords of Vijaya Nagar Empire, the Kings of Belur, and the Monarchs of Mysore - thus several dynasties had their dominions over this land. Belur and Halebidu have revealed in History as the Capitals of the Hoysala Reign. The very first written document of the Kannada Language has been exposed to the world by this district, in the form of Halmidi Saasana (Halmidi Inscription) Halebid - is 27 Kms northwest of Hassan and 17 Kms east of Belur. The temples of Halebid like those of Belur - bear mute testimony to the rich, cultural heritage of Karnataka. The Hoysaleswara Temple, dating back to the 21st century, is astounding for its wealth of sculpture details. The walls of the temple are covered with an endless variety of Gods and Goddesses, animals, birds and dancing girls. Yet no two facets of the temple are the same. This magnificent temple - guarded by a Nandi Bull - was never completed despite 86 years of labor. Belur - This quaint hamlet - 38 Kms from Hassan - is located on the banks of the river Yagachi. It was once the capital of the Hoysala Empire, today made unforgettable for its exquisite temples. The Shennakeshava temple is one of the finest examples of Hoysala architecture. It took 103 years to complete this architectural marvel. The facade of the temple is filled with intricate sculptures and frescos, with no portion left blank. Elephants, episodes from the epics, sensuous dancers, they are all there - awe-inspiring in their intricate workmanship. Hand-lathe-turned filigreed pillars support the temple. It was the Gangas and the Hoysalas who have contributed the immense treasure of sculptural artwork to us to be handed over from generation to generation with proper care and protective measures. Empires and Kingdoms have come and gone, but the sovereign state of the Art of Sculpture erected by them has remained immortal unto this day. Return to the hotel for the night. Read more

Overnight at Chikmagalur
DAY 7

Chikmagalur to Hospet

After an early morning breakfast at the hotel. Drive to Hospet(Hampi). Reach Hospet(Hampi) and transferred to your Hotel.

Overnight will be at Hospet
DAY 8

Hospet to Hampi to Hospet

After breakfast, Excursion trip to the ruins of Vijayanagar empire – Hampi. HAMPI, the seat of the famed VIJAYANAGARA Empire was the capital of the largest empire in post-mogul India, covering several states. The empire reigned supreme under Krishnadevaraya, the Emperor. The Vijayanagara Empire stretched over at least three states - Karnataka, Maharashtra, and Andhra Pradesh. Although in ruins today, this capital city once boasted riches known far beyond the shores of India. The ruins of Hampi of the 14th Century lie scattered in about 26 sq. km area, amidst giant boulders and vegetation and silently narrate the story of grandeur splendor and fabulous wealth. Every rock, every path and every monument at Hampi speaks the same language; a language of glory and beauty. Later, enjoy a coracle boat ride on the Tungabhadra River. Return to the hotel and retire for the night. Read more

Overnight will be at Hospet
DAY 9

Hospet to Badami

A leisurely breakfast at the hotel. Drive to Badami en route visiting Aihole and Pattadakal blended in Dravidian and Nagara style. The evening is free to explore on your own.

Overnight will be at Badami
DAY 10

Badami to Goa

After morning breakfast, visit the sandstone cave temples of Badami (UNESCO World Heritage Sites of Badami caves). Later drive to Goa. Reach and check-in at the hotel.

Overnight will be at Goa
DAY 11

In Goa

The morning after breakfast, proceed for sightseeing tour of old Goa. The evening is free to enjoy the beach.

Overnight will be at Goa
DAY 12

In Goa

A leisurely breakfast at the hotel. A day to relax on the beach.

Overnight will be at Goa
DAY 13

Goa Departure

Breakfast at the hotel. As per your flight timings; you will be transferred to the airport to take the flight back home with sweet memories of the tour.

TOUR ENDS!!!

ACCOMMODATIONS

Day in trip
Location
Hotel
Day 1
Location Bangalore
Day 3
Location Mysore
Day 5
Location Chikkamagalur
Hotel The Gateway
Day 7
Location Hampi
Day 9
Location Badami
Hotel Badami Court
Day 10
Location Goa
Day in trip
Location
Hotel
Day 1
Location Bangalore
Day 3
Location Mysore
Day 5
Location Chikmagalur
Hotel The Gateway
Day 7
Location Hampi
Day 9
Location Badami
Day 10
Location Goa
Day in trip
Location
Hotel
Day 1
Location Bangalore
Day 3
Location Mysore
Day 5
Location Chikmagalur
Day 7
Location Hampi
Hotel Hyatt Place
Day 9
Location Badami
Hotel Badami Court
Day 10
Location Goa

TRIP PACKAGE

Package includes

  • Transfers and ground transports (private vehicle with and English speaking driver)
  • Flights and/or trains as mentioned in the program
  • Accommodation: twin/double room in standard hotels
  • Breakfast

Package excludes

  • Any International Airfare / Airport taxes
  • Lunches and Dinner are not included unless mentioned
  • Entrance fees for temples, monuments and museums mentioned in the program
  • Tips to guides, restaurants, and hotel lobby.
  • Items of personal nature like tips, laundry, phone calls etc
  • Visa charges are not the part of the tour package
  • Repatriation fees, should they be required
  • Optional activities
  • Any others expenses

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  • These rates are valid for travel till September'2017

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