Heritage of Karnataka Duration: 14 Nights / 15 Days
Day 1 - Bangalore After breakfast visit to Lal Bagh- 240 acres of beautifully sculpted gardens, flowers abound, rare collection of tropical and sub-tropical plants. Glasshouse (built on the lines of London’s Crystal Palace) covers 18000sq feet. Evening free for shopping at the famous streets in Bangalore and overnight.
Day 2 - Bangalore After breakfast visit to Nrityagram Dance Village - a community of dancers. A place where nothing exists, except dance. Places where you breathe, eat, sleep, dream, talk, imagine - dance. A place where all the five senses can be refined to perfection. A place where dancers drop negative qualities such as jealousy, small-mindedness, greed and malice to embrace their colleagues as sisters and support each other in their journey towards becoming dancers of merit. Overnight at Bangalore.
Day 3 - Bangalore - Mysore After breakfast proceed to Mysore. On the way visit Rangantittu Bird sanctuary. On arrival city-tour of Mysore.
Day 4 - Mysore After breakfast visit to Maharaja Palace, Chamundi Hill - perched a top a hill. Overnight in Mysore.
Day 5 - Mysore-Coorg Morning breakfast, check out and proceed to Coorg- Few other places in the world are blessed with such natural beauty and fertility; Misty mountains; Myriad streams and waterfalls. Thick tropical forests also call as “Scotland of South India”, on arrival to Coorg check in to a hotel/resort. Evening visit Omkareshwara Temple, Raja Seat - perched atop a hill, good for watching the golden sunset. Return to hotel/resort, and overnight.
Day 6 - Coorg Morning visit Dubare Elephant Camp. After lunch visit Bylekuppe the second largest Tibetan settlement outside Tibet, complete with a Tibetan monastery with 4,500 monks, a Tibetan village and a flea market.
Day 7 - Coorg-Hassan After breakfast head towards Hassan for a 2-night stay. This afternoon visit Belur & Halebid, a beautiful example of Hoyasala’s architecture. Famous of them is The Chennakeshava Temple, which took 103 years to complete. The temples of Halebid bear mute testimony to the rich, cultural heritage of Karnataka.
Day 8 - Hassan Today you will see the splendor of Sravanabelgola. 51 kms south - east of Hassan, one of most important Jain Pilgrim centers. Here is the 17 m high monolith of Lord Bahubali - the world’s tallest monolithic statue. Rest of the day you will remain free to explore the surroundings.
Day 9 - Hassan-Hampi After breakfast proceed to Hampi. On arrival check in to hotel. Evening at leisure.
Day 10 - Hospet-Hampi Must sees in Hampi are King's Palace, Mahanavami Dibba, Queens Bath, Lotus Mahal, Elephant Stables.
Day 11 - Hospet - Hampi Today you will visit Pushkarni, Hazara Rama temple, Vithala Temple, Virupaksha temple, Lakshminarasimha, Badavilinga and the Ganesha images.
Day 12 - Hampi - Badami After breakfast drive to Badami for a 1-night stay. Visit the cave temples of Badami.
Day 13 - Badami- Pattadakal-Aihole After breakfast visit Pattadakal and Aihole. Pattadakal is a UNESCO World Heritage site and has 10 major temples representing the 8th century Chalukya architecture while Aihole is a town with as many as 125 temples dating back to the 6th-11th centuries.
Day 14 - Badami-Bangalore (390 km/9 hrs) After breakfast depart for Bangalore. Evening free.
Day 15 - Depart Transfer to airport for departure.
Rate includes • Package cost is for 2 adults at 1 deluxe rooms with breakfast. • Non A/c cab for transfers and sightseeing with driver bata, fuel, toll and parking charges. • Room tax.
Rates do not includes • Service tax • Entrance fee to any sightseeing spot. • All personal expenses like telephone, laundry, tips, any extra F&B item, wich is not mentioned above.
Destinations BANGALORE: Located 949m above sea level in South India on the Deccan Plateau, Bangalore enjoys a salubrious climate throughout the year. The city boasts of spacious gardens, parks, tree-lined avenues, a profusion of flowering trees, lakes, and parks, earning it the sobriquet of “Garden City.” The once-sedate cantonment settlement of the British has now spread way beyond the mud fort and the four towers constructed by Kempegowda in 1537. With its booming economy and racy lifestyle, the capital of Karnataka has metamorphosed from a sleepy Garden City into one of India’s fastest growing cities. MYSORE: Known for its magnificent palaces and majestic buildings, sprawling gardens and treelined boulevards, shimmering silks and sandalwood, the ‘City Royale’ always figures in the tourist’s itinerary. It conjures up visions and memories of the resplendent glory of the illustrious Wodeyar Kings. This former state capital is a seamless blend of old-world charm and modernity. It retains its tradition in music and dance, art and literature, and time-honoured crafts.