15 Days - Karnataka and Goa Tour

Duration : 14 Nights / 15 Days
Destination : Bangalore - Mysore - Hassan - Hospet - Hampi - Badami - Goa
Day 01 : Bangalore
Bangalore ISKON TempleOn arrival at Bangalore, our representative will receive and transport you to a Hotel. In the afternoon, we will visit ISKCON temple. Here can join the dancing devotees, both foreigners and local, dancing to the rhythm inside the temple and share their spiritual Krishna consciousness. The architectural design of the Temple is Indo-European blend. Our next destination is Lalbagh, a 240 acres of gardens with varity of flowers and a rare collection of tropical and sub-tropical plants. Vidhana Soudha is our last destination. This is massive structure housing the state Legislature and the Secretariat.
Return back to the hotel for overnight stay.

Day 02 : Bangalore ( Cubbon Park - Museum - Tippu's Palace)
After breakfast in the morning, proceed for city tour which includes places of tourist attractions. After a visit to Cubbon Park, we move on Bull Temple. It is an ancient temple built in Dravidian style of architecture. It has a huge monolithic sculptured Bull. Lord Shiva is believed to ride on a Bull. So this temple is dedicated to the Bull of Lord Shiva. Our next destination is Government Museum, one of the oldest museums in the country. Our last destinations are Tippu's Palace, Tippu Sultan's summer retreat, and Indira Gandhi Musical Fountain laid out in a beautiful park.
Back to the hotel for overnight stay.

Day 03 : Bangalore - Mysore via Srirangapatnam
After morning breakfast, we depart from Bangalore in a drive to Mysore covering 140 Kms in 3 hours. Srirangapatnam lies en –route. We break our journey here to visit Island fortress of Tippu Sultan and the mosque and later Sriranganatha Temple. On arrival in Mysore check in a hotel and get ready for the evening visit to Chamundi Hill. Atop a hill, view the 4.8m high sculptured Nandi and the Mahishasura. Return to hotel and overnight stay.

Day 04 : Mysore
Mysore Palace TourMysore is called the Sandalwood city. It is known for its palaces and buildings, beautiful garden and sandalwood trees besides its silk weaving centre. After the early morning breakfast, proceed on day long visits starting from Maharaja Palace, a splendid structure in the Indo-Saracenic architectural style. A magnificent gold throne is displayed here during the Dasara celebrations. After that, we visit Art Gallery in Jaganmohan Palace houses to view the unique collection of ceramics, sandalwood, ivory, stone, antique furniture and ancient musical instruments. Our next destination is St. Philomena’s Church built in Gothic style with lofty towers. Late in the evening, we visit Brindavan Garden located beside the Krishna Raja Sagar Dam. The musical fountains and colored lights transform this place into a fairyland in the dark. Return back to hotel for overnight stay.
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Day 05 : Mysore - Hassan via Shravanabelagola
After early morning breakfast, check out the hotel and drive towards Hassan covering 125 Kms in 3 hours.Hrs. Shravanabelagola falls en-route. A famous Jain temple is located here with a huge statue of Lord Gomateshwara, a Jain saint, atop one of the hills. After this visit, we resume our journey to Hassan. On arrival, we check in a hotel and take a quick lunch to rush for our visit to Belur temples. Thereafter, we drive to Halebid to visit the temple, perched on a star-shaped rock-cut. This temple is famous for its sculptural beauty.
Check-in a hotel here for overnight stay.

Day 06 : Hassan - Hospet (Hampi)
Check-out the hotel after early morning breakfast and proceed on 360 Kms drive of 7 hours towards Hampi. On arrival, check in a hotel for overnight stay.

Day 07 : Hospet ( Hampi)
After breakfast, leave the hotel for day long visits in Hospet (Hampi) which is a World Heritage Center. This is the erstwhile Capital of Vijaya Nagar empire strewn in ruins all around. Visit the remnants of King’s Palace, the largest enclosure with two major platform structures, an underground chamber which appears to be a treasury or private audience hall. Mahanavami Dibba appears to have served as a platform for throne of the kings. once sat on gem-studded golden thrones and watched processions pass by. Visit a structure called Queen’s Bath with plain exterior and ornate interior. It has graceful arched corridors, projecting balconies and lotus-shaped fountains. Return back to the hotel for overnight stay.

Day 08 : Hospet ( Hampi)Hampi temple tour
After morning breakfast, tour starts with the visit to Lotus Mahal. This structure has two levels, with open pavilions at the bottom and balconies above. This represents fusion of the Dravidian and Arabic styles of architecture. Visit Elephant Stables, structures with arched entrances and many domes that once sheltered the royal elephants. Visit Pushkarni, a stepped water tank excavated in the mid-1980s. It was originally a part of the palace complex. Our last destination is Hazara Rama Temple, a royal temple reserved for ceremonial functions. The entire temple is depicts the scenes from the epic 'Ramayana'. Return back to hotel for overnight stay.

Day 09 : Hospet - Badami
Morning breakfast followed by a 120 Kms drive for 3 hours to Badami On arrival, check in the Hotel. After lunch, afternoon drive for visiting Badami Caves, located at the mouth of a ravine between two rocky hills. View the exquisite sculptures in these caves. Rust red sandstone cliffs of Badami hills the tell the tales of its past glory through its monuments. Visit North Fort and watch the platforms and imagine the structures that would have once enliven this place from their ruins. View the relics Banashankari temple dedicated to the goddess Banashankari (Parvati) . The lay out and remenants reflect earlier Dravidian architectural style.
Return back to hotel for overnight stay.

Day 10 : Badami - Aihole – Pattadakal - Badami
Badami templeAfter breakfast in the hotel in Badami, set out for morning drive to Aihole and later Pattadakal ( Aihole), a vast complex of Indian Temples representing Chalukya Architecture. There are over 125 temples with intricate carvings. Of these, the famous temples are Lad Khan Temple, Durg (fort) Temple, Ravalphadi Cave Temple, Konti Temple Complex, Jain Meguthi Temple. From there, we move on Pattadakal (Aihole), a World Heritage center with 10 major temples representing early Chalukyan architecture. Visit the main temples of Virupaksha, Mallikarjuna and Panatha.
Return back to Badami in the evening for overnight stay.

Day 11 : Badami-Belgaum-Goa
We will check out from the hotel and drive to Goa. On the way, we will stop to visit Belgaum and explore its major tourist destinations like Jama Masjid, Belgaum Fort, Kamal Basati, The Kapileshwar Temple and Ananthashayana Temple. Thereafter, we will head towards our final destination i.e. Goa. On reaching Goa, check in at the hotel for a stress free overnight stay.

Day 12 : Goa Sightseeing
The next 3 days are fixed for exploring Goa and its abundant natural beauty. Today, be prepared to explore the length and breadth of Goa that is often known as “Archaeologist’s Delight’. In the morning after breakfast, proceed on a half day sightseeing tour of Goa, visiting Miramar Beach, Basilica of Bom Jesus and the city of Panjim-bustling with shops and tourists. The afternoon is at leisure to relax on the beach. Night stay in Goa


Badami templeDay 13 : Goa
Relish your breakfast and Excursion to Dudhsagar. The evening at leisure. Laze on the beach, go for swim, explore the shops for cashewnuts, buy holiday wear or take an optional tour visiting "Goa of the past" -a mackup village which portrays Goa what it was 100 years ago. Night stay in Goa

Day 14 : Goa
Today is you day to relax and unwind in the beauty of Goa. Explore the beautiful, refreshing and health prone beaches of Goa. Stay overnight in the hotel.

Day 15 : Badami - Panjim (Goa)
In the morning, you will move towards airport, to board a flight for Mumbai. Our representative will meet you at Mumbai Airport to help you board the next flight for your onward destination.
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