- 9 days
- 1 person
Karnataka is an attractive destination in India as it offers a wide range of fascinating destinations and attractions. Karnataka tourism can be described as a trip into the past where rural life unfolds in front of your eyes. The main attractions are beaches, hills, monuments and wildlife sanctuaries. Travelers can enjoy beautiful sunsets and the sea breeze while staying at these beaches.
tour plans 9 days
Arrive Bangalore Airport. Our chauffer / representative will welcome you and transfer you to City Hotel (35 km / 01 Hr) Bangalore, renamed as Bengaluru now is the capital city of Karnataka and a veritable melting pot of various races and cultures. This Garden City has well - laid out parks, gardens, long avenues of blossoming trees and salubrious climate. Emerging as the hi-tech capital of India, it still retains a charm that is totally Indian. Founded in 1537 by a local Chieftain Kempe Gowda, Bangalore has changed dramatically over the years. In the afternoon proceed for a short orientation tour of the city. Tipu Sultan's Summer Palace was built in 1791. It is located near K.R Market, is a two-storied ornate wooden structure with exquisitely carved pillars, arches and balconies. It houses a museum that contains artifacts relating to the Hyder-Tipu regime. Vidhana Soudha is the seat of the state legislature of Karnataka. It is an imposing granite building, built in the year 1956 in the 'Neo-Dravidian' style, incorporates elements of Indo-Saracenic, Rajasthani Jharokha and Dravidian styles. Vidhana Soudha is the brainchild of Kengal Hanumanthaiah and built by chief engineer B.R. Manickam. Overnight stay at Hotel
After breakfast leave for sightseeing of Shravanabelagola (145 Km/ 03 Hr) Shravanabelagola, a great centre for Jain culture is situated at a distance of about 100kms from Mysore and is famous for its colossal statue of Gomateshwara who is also referred to as Lord Bahubali. Carved out of monolithic stone, the imposing 17 metre high statue of Gomata towers stands in majestic splendour and is visible even from a distance of 20kms. Later drive to Hassan (50 km/01 Hr) - Hassan was derived from Simhasanapura, later it became Hassan. There is a temple in the heart of the city of Goddess Hasanamba, the temple will be opened for public once in a year. Hassan is popularly called as “poor man’s Ooty”. Hassan will be your base for visiting the famous temples of Belur and Halebid. Hassan is a picturesque town in the heart of Malnad with a pleasant climate. Overnight stay at Hotel
Morning proceed for an excursion to Belur & Halebid (45 km /01 Hr) The temple in Belur is dedicated to Lord Chennakesava and the construction commenced in 1116 A.D. and took 103 years to complete. In the afternoon, proceed to visit the two famous Hoysala temples at Belur and Halebid. The temple in Belur is dedicated to Lord Chennakesava and the construction commenced in 1116 A.D. and took 103 years to complete. The Hoysaleswara temple in Halebid has two shrines dedicated to LordShiva – Hoysaleswara and Shanteleswara. The open air museum in the temple premises displays treasured articles of sculpture Overnight stay at Hotel
After breakfast , proceed to Hampi. (300 kms , 6.5 hrs) 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. The destruction of Vijayanagar by marauding Moghul invaders was sudden, shocking and absolute. They reduced the city to ruins amid scenes of savage massacre and horrors beggaring description. Overnight stay at Hotel in Hampi / Hospet.
After breakfast , proceed for the visit of Hampi 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 lies scattered in about 26 sq. km area, amidst giant boulders and vegetation. Protected by the tempestuous river Tungabhadra in the north and rocky granite ridges on the other three sides, the ruins silently narrate the story of grandeur splendor and fabulous wealth. The splendid remains of palaces and gateways of the broken city tells a tale of men infinite talent and power of creativity together with his capacity for senseless destruction. Overnight stay at Hotel in Hampi / Hospet.
After an early breakfast drive to Badami (176 km / 04 Hr) with enroute visit at Aihole & Pattadakkal Aihole is the temple city is famous as the 'Cradle of Indian Temple Architecture'. Aihole has over 125 temples, all intricately carved and rich in detail. The oldest temple here, is perhaps the 5th century Lad Khan Temple. Pattadackal about 10 km from Aihole is a World Heritage site of early Chalukyan architecture. These temples are built in the seventh and eighth centuries. Continue drive to Badami and check in at the hotel. In the afternoon, visit the Badami. Badami is famous for its four cave temples - all hewn out of sand stone on the precipice of a hill. Legend has it there were two demon siblings Vatapi and Ilvala, who had a trick by which they could kill and make a meal of mendicants passing by. Their tricks worked until Agastya muni came by and counter-tricked them and brought an end to Vatapi's life. Two of the hills in Badami are supposed to represent the demons Ilvalan and Vatapi. Cave 1 is dedicated to Lord Shiva, Cave 2 is dedicated to Lord Vishnu and highlights the carvings and incarnations of Varaha (boar) and Vamana (dwarf). Cave 3 the grandest cave showcasing sculptures of Vishnu in different avatars, Narasimha (Vishnu as Man-Lion), Varaha, Harihara (Shiva Vishnu) and as Trivikrama and Cave 4 is the only Jain cave housing statues of the Jain Tirthankaras in different postures. Also visit Badami Fort about 2 km from the city on a hilltop. Overnight stay at hotel in Badami.
After breakfast drive to the sandy beaches and heritages of Goa Goa is popular both as a beach destination as well as a heritage tourist destination. Overnight stay at hotel in Goa.
After breakfast explore the Heritages of Old and South Goa with your chauffer Day to explore the traditional roots of Old Goa and check out Basilica Bom Jesus Church and Se Cathedral, the most popular beach in South Goa, the beautiful Palolem Beach, Varca Beach, Agonda Beach, Colva Beach, and Butterfly Beach. Later on, you can explore the bustling markets around. Evening return to hotel and Overnight at Goa
Intime transfer to Goa Airport or Hotel Hotel room secured till 1100 Hrs and late check out will be purely subject to availability of the day.
Toll, Parking, Driver Bata and Fuel expenses08 Night’s accommodation in 01 DBL room on twin sharing basisApplicable GSTMeal Plan - Bed and breakfast basisTelephonic concierge services during the tourAll transfer and sightseeing using Air conditioned Car (Toyota Innova) as per the programPackaged drinking water during the tour
Any additional sight seeingMini barsTour EscortExtra mealsGuideEarly check inMonument entrance feesAny additional sight seeingLocal sim /Laundry / Camera & Video charges