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Karnataka Heritage Tour 1

Bangalore / Chitradurga / Hospet – Hampi / Bangalore

04 Nights / 05 Days

Day 01: Arrival at Bangalore

Meet on arrival and transfer to hotel. Depending on the arrival, proceed for half-day city tour to ISKCON temple - the Krishna temple is a blend of modern technology and spiritual harmony, Lalbagh - 240 acres of beautifully sculpted gardens, flowers abound, rare collection of tropical and sub-tropical plants, Vidhana Soudha - this massive building houses the State Legislature and the Secretariat. Return to hotel and overnight.

Day 02: Bangalore / Chitradurga: (200kms/4hrs)

Morning breakfast checkout and proceed to Chitradurga. On arrival check into a hotel. Later visit Chitradurga Fort - the old walled town houses the impressive fort, built on the north eastern base of a cluster of rocky hills, qualifying it to be a Giridurga, or hill fortress, known as Yelu Suthina Kote (the fort is fortified by seven circular walls, three of which are on the ground and four on the hill). Return to hotel and overnight.

Day 03: Chitradurga / Hospet - Hampi: (145kms/3hrs)

Morning breakfast checkout and proceed to Hospet. On arrival check into a hotel. Later visit King's Palace - the largest enclosure, including two major platform structures, an underground chamber which must have served as a treasury or private audience hall, Mahanavami Dibba - equally impressive, where the kings once sat on gem-studded golden thrones and watched processions pass by. Queen's Bath - this structure has a very plain exterior but the interior is stunningly ornate, with graceful arched corridors, projecting balconies and lotus-shaped fountains that used to spout perfumed water for ladies of the court. Return to hotel and overnight.

Day 04: Hospet - Hampi:

Morning breakfast and full day sight seeing visit to Lotus Mahal - this visually appealing structure has two levels, with open pavilions at the bottom and balconies above. An elegant example of the fusion of the Hindu and Muslim styles of architecture, Elephant Stables - an imposing edifice with arched entrances and many domes that once housed the magnificent state elephants. Pushkarni - this stepped water tank, excavated in the mid-1980s, was originally a part of the palace complex, Hazara Rama Temple - This was a royal temple reserved for ceremonial use. The entire temple is embellished with bas-relief's depicting scenes from the epic 'Ramayana'. Return to hotel and Overnight.

Day 05: Hospet - Hampi/ Bangalore: (380kms/7hrs)

Morning breakfast, check out and proceed to Bangalore airport to board your flight. Tour ends.

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