Tour Duration: 11 Nights / 12 Days
Destinations Covered: Bangalore - Mysore - Shravanabelagola - Belur - Halebid - Hassan - Hospet - Hampi - Bijapur - Aihole - Badami - Goa
Day 01: Arrival at Bangalore
Upon your arrival at Bangalore International Airport, you値l be greeted and welcomed by our tour executive who値l transfer you to the hotel in pre-arranged transport. Bangalore has outplayed several other cities in terms of IT infrastructural developments and hence has earned the title of Silicon City. The widespread of various gardens, long avenues, blossoming trees, salubrious climate and parks have also fetched the city the name of Garden City. After resting for some time, you値l be taken for a half-day city tour. Lal Bagh, Commercial Street, Cubbon Park, Iskcon Temple, Shiva Temple, Tipu痴 Palace, Bull Temple, Ulsoor Lake, Vidhana Soudha, and MG Road are popular tourist destinations. Drive back to the hotel in the evening for night stay.
Day 02: Bangalore - Mysore
After breakfast, you値l be journeyed to Mysore. En-route, a short break will be made at Srirangapatna to visit Srirangapatna Temple and Tipu痴 Summer Palace. When you reach Mysore, a check-in at the hotel will be followed by a city tour. Major tourist attractions include St. Philomena痴 Church, Brindavan Gardens, Mysore Maharaja Palace, Chamundi Hills and Mysore Zoo. In the evening, you値l be entertained with a lighting show at the Brindavan Gardens. Dinner and night痴 rest will be at the hotel.
Day 03: Mysore - Shravanabelagola - Belur - Halebid - Hassan
Post morning breakfast, you値l be driven to Belur. On your way, you値l make a halt at Shravanabelagola, the monk hill statue of Lord Bahubali erected in 981 AD. Pay your tribute and respect to the 56 feet granite statue of Jain Saint Gomateshwara. Your journey to Belur will continue thereafter. On reaching Belur, you値l be taken to Chennakesava Temple. Due to its magnificence and splendor, Belur is famously known as Dakshina Varanasi or Southern Banaras. Later, you値l visit Halebid, which is home to the wonderful temple of Hoysaleswara standing over a platform similar to a casket displaying the sculptural extravaganza mingled with fine details in stone scroll work. From here, you値l proceed towards Hassan. Upon arrival, you値l be accommodated in a hotel to spend the night.
Day 04: Hassan - Hospet
Satiate your hunger with a tummy-filling breakfast at the hotel. Soon after, you値l leave for Hospet. On reaching, a check in at the hotel will be made. The rest of the day will be free. Spend it at leisure or in different fun activities. Overnight stay will be at the hotel.
Day 05: Hospet - Hampi
Morning breakfast will be followed by a full day excursion to Hampi, situated at about 12 km distance from Hospet. The ruins of Hampi belonging to the erstwhile Vijayanagar Kingdom are a World Heritage Site. The major attractions of Hampi that値l strike your eyes are its temples, monolithic sculptures and monuments. One can view the intricate creativity and brilliance inhibited in the cultural heritage which has become an integral part of South India. Other wonderful attractions include Virupaksha Temple, Ugra Narasimha, Vithala Temple, Queen痴 Bath, Hazara Rama Temple, Tungabhadra Dam, and Lotus Mahal. A drive back to Hospet for dinner and restful sleep will end the day.
Day 06: Hospet - Bijapur
Freshen up with a wholesome breakfast at the hotel. Your day痴 tour will begin with a drive to Bijapur. When you reach, a check in at the hotel will be made, after which a local tour will follow. This ancient city of Karnataka has some exciting tourist sites to offer to travelers including palaces, mausoleums and mosques. Popular destinations of Bijapur are Gol Gumbaz, Ibrahim Rauza, Malik-e-Maidan, Upli Buruj, Chand Bawli, Gagan Mahal, and Jumma Masjid. Return to the hotel and explore the streets for souvenir shopping. Overnight stay will be at the hotel.
Day 07: Bijapur - Aihole - Badami
After a flavorsome breakfast, you値l embark a trip to the next destination - Badami. En-route, visit to the Cradle of Indian Architecture, popularly known as Aihole, will be made. You値l then be driven to Badami. Make a check in the hotel. Spend the rest of the day at leisure. Dinner and night痴 rest will be at the hotel.
Day 08: Badami
Day eight will begin with a traditional South Indian breakfast. Soon after, a full day tour of Badami will follow. Famous tourist attractions include the four caves. While three of them are dedicated to Vedic faith, the fourth one is a Jain temple. After a tiring yet exciting tour, you値l come back to the hotel to spend the night.
Day 09: Badami - Goa
Post a delicious morning meal, you値l leave for Goa. Upon your arrival in the beach capital of India, you値l be transferred to the beach resort for a quick check-in. the rest of the day will be at your disposal. In the evening, you値l be taken for a wonderful boat cruise on River Mandovi. Return to the beach resort to spend the night.
Day 10: North Goa
A delicious breakfast will be served at the beach resort. Thereafter, the day痴 tour will begin an excursion to North Goa. Some astounding attractions in North Goa include Calangute Beach, Baga Beach, Meera Marg Beach, Fort Aguada, Dona Paula and Old Goa Church. After the tour, you値l be driven to the beach resort where dinner and overnight stay will be arranged.
Day 11: South Goa
Refuel your energy with a scrumptious breakfast, after which you値l be taken for a local tour of South Goa. Major attractions covered will be Colva Beach, Santa Durga Temple and Shri Mangeshi Temple. In the evening, you値l come back to the beach resort. Have dinner and call it a day.
Day 12: Goa
After your morning meal, you値l be transferred to the airport in right time to board a flight for your onward travel.
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