Tour Duration: 11 Nights / 12 Days
Destinations Covered: Goa - Bijapur - Aihole - Pattadakal - Badami - Hampi - Hospet - Hassan - Belur - Halebid - Shravanabelagola - Mysore - Bengaluru
Day 01: Arrival at Goa
As soon as you arrive at Goa International Airport, our tour guide will welcome you and escort you to Bijapur. After reaching Bijapur, a check in at the hotel will be made. Utilize the remaining time to freshen up and enjoy a luxurious dinner. Get over your jetlag with a good night’s sleep.
Day 02: Bijapur
After a delicious South Indian breakfast, you’ll be taken for a city tour. To start of with, you’ll be visiting Gol Gumbaz, a symbol of brilliant and fascinating architecture. It is also famous for the “Whispering Gallery” where one can hear a minute sound from a distance of 37 km. This will be followed by Ibrahim Rauza, Malik-e-Maidan, Upli Buruj, Asar Mahal, Chand Bawdi, Gagan Mahal, Lord Shiva Statue and the dark tourist spot of “Saat Kabar” which means 60 graves. In the evening, you’ll return to the hotel for night stay.
Day 03: Bijapur - Aihole - Pattadakal - Badami
Early in the morning, you’ll head towards Badami. En-route, short breaks will be made at Aihole and Pattadakal. At Aihole, you’ll visit the famous complex temples, consisting of 108 ancient temples. Next, you’ll move to Pattadakal to explore the group of historic temples. Finally, you’ll continue your drive to badami and on reaching, a visit to Badami Cave Temple will be made. Thereafter, a check in at the hotel will be made before ending the day with a sleepover.
Day 04: Badami - Hampi - Hospet
After having a delicious breakfast, you’ll be driven to Hampi. On your arrival, you’ll make a quick check-in at the hotel. Henceforth, you’ll leave for a visit to the ruins of Vijayanagara Empire. It is considered to be one of the most astounding sites in Southern India exuding the bygone history. A drive back to the hotel in the evening will end the day. Have supper and call it a day.
Day 05: Hospet - Hampi - Hospet
On the fifth day of the trip, you’ll be visiting popular historical sites of Hampi. These include Achyuta Raya Temple, Shri Vijaya Vittala Temple, Stone Charriot, Hazara Rama Temple, Ugra Narasimha, Shri Virupaksha Temple and Water Channels. After a fun-filled and religious trip of Hindu Gods and Goddesses, you’ll return back to the hotel for night stay.
Day 06: Hospet - Hampi - Hospet
Next day, too, will be spent touring more spiritual and holy sites at Hampi. You’ll yet again enter into the fascinating world of architecture and witness the competition between man and Vishwakarma - the architectural God of Hindus. Visits will be made to Sasivekalu Ganesha Temple, Elephant Stable, Balakrishna Temple, Prasanna Virupaksha Temple, Stepped Tank, Kadalekalu Ganesh Temple and King’s Balance. Drive back to the hotel for dinner and night’s rest.
Day 07: Hospet - Hassan
Quench your hunger with mouth-watering dishes at the hotel. Soon after, you’ll be driven to Hassan. The journey will take about eight hours, with panoramic vistas of scenic beauty throughout. On arrival, make a check-in at the hotel and retire to your bed.
Day 08: Hassan - Belur - Halebid - Hassan
A day excursion to Belur and Halebid will be made after breakfast. At Belur, you’ll be visiting the complex yet exceptional carvings on the stone walls of the 12th century Hoysala Temple. The gravity pillars in the courtyard are another unique feature of this temple. Later, you’ll drive to Halebid, where the magnificent glory of the Indian Empires and unique temples will enthrall you. Return to the hotel at Hassan for overnight stay.
Day 09: Hassan - Shravanabelagola - Mysore
Post breakfast, a trip to Shravanabelagola will be organized. Here, the Jain Pilgrimage Centre will be prime highlight. The centre has a 17 meter high naked monolithic statue. This will be followed by a drive to Mysore. On your arrival, make a quick check-in at the hotel and visit the famed Tipu’s Summer Palace, Srirangapatna and Mysore Fort. Return to the hotel for night stay.
Day 10: Mysore
The day will start early with a morning excursion to Somnathpur. The 13th century built Kesava Temple will be the major attraction. Constructed with amazing and awe-inspiring architecture, the temple is the last major temple of the Hoysala Dynasty. Return back to Mysore and visit the famous Maharaja Palace, Jaganmohan Art Gallery, Chamundi Hills, and Devaraja Flower Market. End the day by driving to the hotel for a restful sleep.
Day 11: Mysore - Bengaluru
After having a scrumptious breakfast at the hotel, you’ll be driven to Bangalore - “City of Gardens”. On your arrival, make a check in at the hotel. Take a short nap and move out for a city tour. You’ll be visiting Bull Temple, Vidhan Sabha (Assembly House), Lal Bagh and Cubbon Park. Return to the hotel for night stay.
Day 12: Bengaluru Departure
Take an early morning meal, after which you’ll be dropped at the airport to board a flight for your onward journey.
If sheer relaxation and sanctity is on your mind, then Karnataka Pilgrimage Travel Package should be your pick for a perfect vacation.