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Arrive at Bangalore, the Capital city of Karnataka
Meet on arrival and transfer to a Hotel. Bangalore – the city boasts of spacious gardens, parks, tree-lined avenues, a profusion of flowering trees, lakes, 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. Depending on the arrival time, proceed for half-day city tour – visit Cubbon Park, Vidhana Soudha – this massive building houses the State Legislature and the secretariat. Evening, return to hotel and overnight.
Breakfast, proceed for full day sight seeing, visit ISKCON Temple – the Krishna temple is a blend of modern technology and spiritual harmony. Drive around Bangalore Palace and after lunch visit Lalbagh – 240 acres of beautifully sculpted gardens, with a rare collection of tropical and sub-tropical plants. Evening, free to experience Bangalore’s pub culture and shopping. Overnight.
Bangalore / Mysore (140 Kms / 3 Hrs)
Morning at 06.00hrs (optional) proceed for a Bangalore walk conducted / guided by Mr. Arun Pai, Founder of Bangalore Walks. Walk around Bangalore streets with fellow Bangaloreans. Breakfast is organized during the walk. Return to hotel, checkout and proceed to Mysore- known for its magnificent palaces and majestic buildings, sprawling gardens and tree lined boulevards, shimmering silks and sandalwood, the ‘City Royale’ always figures in the tourist’s itinerary. On arrival check into a hotel. Evening visit famous Mysore Market, later proceed to Maharaja’s Palace to see the illumination. Return to hotel and overnight.
Breakfast and proceed for sightseeing – visit Chennakeshava temple situated in the unobtrusive village of Somnathpur, 35km from Mysore. The exquisitely carved, star shaped temple with triple towers is a perfect example of Hoysala architecture. Drive to Srirangapatna – Island fortress of Tipu Sultan – Visit Tipu’s Summer Palace, Mosque, and Ranganatha Swamy Temple. Lunch. Visit (Seasonal) Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary and later proceed to the Krishna Raja Sagar Dam / Brindavan Gardens after sunset, when musical fountains and colored lights transform this place into a magical fairyland. Return to hotel and overnight
Mysore / Nagarahole National Park – Kabini (80 Kms / 2 Hrs)
Breakfast, check out at 09.00hrs and proceed to visit Chamundi hill & Maharaja’s Palace. At 11.30hrs drive to – Nagarhole – Kabini – nestled in the southern fringes of the Nagarahole National Park, it is a perfect getaway for nature lovers. The breathtaking locale with the tranquil backwaters of the River Kabini presents an ideal setting for a long-awaited vacation. Check in on arrival and proceed for buffet lunch. Wildlife safari in the evening. Wildlife Film followed by camp fire and buffet dinner. Overnight
Nagarahole National Park – Kabini / Hassan (170 Kms /04 Hrs)
Early Morning Jeep safari or boating, breakfast, check out at 10:00 Hrs and proceed to Hassan, enroute visit Shravanabelagola – Asia’s largest monolithic statue of Lord Gomateshwara, a Jain saint and an object of worship for centuries, standing atop one of the hills. On arrival check into a hotel at Hassan. Evening free and overnight.
Hassan – Belur – Halebidu – Hassan
Breakfast and proceed for a day tour to Belur – Halebidu, the most photographed and perhaps the best examples of Hoysala Temple architecture. They are a must on every tourist’s temple itinerary. The temples, perched on a star-shaped base amidst lawns, are a sculptural extravaganza. Return to hotel for lunch. Rest of the day at leisure. Overnight.
Hassan / Hospet – Hampi: (310 Kms / 6 Hrs)
Early breakfast, checkout and proceed to Hampi- A world heritage center, the ruins of Hampi, the capital of Vijayanagar Kingdom evoke memories of the grandeur of a bygone era. On arrival at Hospet check into a hotel. Evening drive around Hampi. Return to hotel and overnight.
Hospet – Hampi
Breakfast, proceed for a full day sightseeing, visit King’s Palace – this is 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 is the massive Mahanavami Dibba, where the kings once sat on gem-studded golden throne 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 the ladies of the court. Return to hotel and overnight.
Hospet -Hampi / Badami: (130 Kms / 4 Hrs)
Breakfast, check out and proceed to Badami, enroute visit Pattadakal – A World Heritage Site it has 10 major temples representing early Chalukyan architecture. Visit Virupaksha, Mallikarjuna and Papanatha Temples. Lunch and there on drive to Aihole – The famous as cradle of Indian temple Architecture, it has over 125 temples all intricately carved and rich in detail. Famous ones are Lad Khan temple, Durga temple, Ravalphadi Cave temple, Konti temple complex, Jain Meguti temple are a few not to be missed. On arrival at Badami, check in to a hotel. Overnight
Badami / Goa (270kms / 6hrs)
Breakfast, checkout at 08.00hrs and proceed to visit to Badami Caves – picturesquely situated at the mouth of a ravine between two rocky hills, the exquisite sculptures and the rust red sandstone cliffs of Badami tell many a tale of yore. North Fort – a climb takes you to the Temples, the remains of a granary, a treasury and a watchtower on top of the fort. Banashankari – is a quaint hamlet taking its name from the temple to goddess Banashankari. Thereon proceed to Goa, enroute lunch at Belgaum. Goa – variously known as “Pearl of the Orient” and a “Tourist Paradise”, has magnificent scenic beauty and the architectural splendors of its temples, churches and old houses have made Goa a firm favorite with travellers around the world. On arrival check in to a Beach Resort. Evening free and overnight.
Breakfast, rest of the day free to relax. overnight.
Breakfast and proceed for half day tour, visit Cabo da Rama – named after Rama, the hero of the Hindu epic Ramayana, who, along with his wife Sita stayed here during his exile from Ayodhya. There on visit famous Churches and return to resort for lunch. Rest of the day free. Overnight.
Breakfast, proceed to visit State Archaeology Museum – there are seven galleries of about 8000 artefacts, Basilica of Bom Jesus – perhaps Goa’s most famous church and among the most revered by Christians worldwide. Aguada Fort – This is the largest and the best-preserved Portuguese bastion in Goa. Drive around Mondovi River, Panjim city. Return to resort and rest of the day free. Overnight.
Goa / Bangalore
Breakfast, checkout and proceed to Bangalore or to Goa Airport to board your flight. Tour Ends.