On arrival in Bangalore and transfer to Hotel. Bangalore, one of Southern India’s largest cities, is also known as the Silicon valley of India.
Afternoon followed by a sightseeing tour of Bangalore visiting The Lal bagh botanical gardens, The Bull temple and The Vidhan Sudha. Overnight at hotel.
Day 02: Bangalore-Mysore – (140 Kms/2.5 Hrs)
Morning after breakfast ,after check out from the hotel ,Later depart for Mysore by road.
This city of palaces, flowers and sandalwood was once the residence of the Maharajas of Mysore. On arrival in Mysore, check-in to Hotel.Overnight stay at hotel.
Day 03: Mysore
Morning post breakfast full day tour of Mysore. Morning visit the Maharaja’s Palace – a synthesis of Hindu and Muslim architectural styles. Gateways, domes, arches, turrets, colonnades, sculpture – all are here in great profusion. Visit Chamundi Hill named after the Royal Family’s patron goddess and the site of summer palaces, an ancient temple and the 16-foot Nandi (Siva’s bull) carved out of a single huge boulder. The view from the hill offers a beautiful panorama of not only all Mysore, but also ranges of hills, lakes and the turrets of temples and churches.Overnight at hotel.
Day 04:Mysore-Hasaan (115 Kms/ 2-3 Hrs )
Morning post breakfast drive to Hassan. Hassan is one of the districts of Karnataka in south India. This city acts as a gateway to the historic cities of Belur, Hale bid and Shravanabelagola. The name Hassan comes from the goddess Hasanamba. Tourist comes to Hassan for its royal sight, cultural spirit and its varied environment. It is a land of history, culture, festivities mediation, adventure, wildlife, beaches and more. On arrival check in hotel. Belur – Chennakeshava Temple-: The largest temple in Belur is one of the remarkable monuments from Hoysala times and region. Belur’s main temple, Chennakeshava was built in 1117 AD to celebrate Hoysala military victories and took over a hundred years to complete. It was commissioned by the Hoysala king himself to celebrate an important military victory in 1117 AD.
Halebid is located in Hassan at Karnataka.17Km away from Belur and 31 km from Hassan. The ancient capital of the Hoysalas. Hale bid means ruined city. It is home to one of the best examples of Hoysala architecture in the Hoysaleswara and Kedareswara temples.Overnight at hotel.
Day 05:Hassan-Hospet ( 256 Kms / 4-5 Hrs )
Morning post breakfast drive to Hospet.Hospet, a small dusty town in Northern Karnataka, was once the seat of the powerful Vijayanagara Empire. Though the town does not have much to offer the visitors, its importance lies in its nearness to Hampi, the erstwhile capital of the Vijayanagar rulers. There was a time when Hampi was the epitome of architectural wonders.
Most of the great buildings of this place are now in ruins, though UNESCO and the Archaeological Survey of India have tried their best to recreate the original charm of the place.Overnight at hotel.
Full day excursion to Hampi one of World Heritage Centre.The excavations at Hampi carried out by the Archaeological Survey of India in collaboration with the Karnataka Government in 1976 have revealed the ruins of a rich and flourishing empire.
The ruins of Hampi of the 14th Century lies scattered in about 26 sq. km area, amidst giant boulders and vegetation. Protected by the tempestuous river Tungabhadra in the north and rocky granite ridges on the other three sides, the ruins silently narrate the story of grandeur splendor and fabulous wealth. The splendid remains of palaces and gateways of the broken city tells a tale of men infinite talent and power of creativity together with his capacity for senseless destruction .Return to Hospet.Overnight at hotel.
Day 07:Hospet-Badami ( 135 Kms/ 2-3 Hrs)
The capital of the Early Chalukyas, Badami is picturesquely situated at the mouth of a ravine between two rocky hills. Badami is famous for its four cave temples – all hewn out of sand stone on the precipice of a hill. On arrival transfer to hotel.Afternoon half-day tour of Badami.Half day tour of Badami visiting the caves, the first cave temple – past Shiva’s door keepers – and the eighteen-armed Nataraja striking 81 dance poses. The largest and most ornamental is the third cave temple dedicated to Vishnu. Overlooking the cave temples is a reservoir dotted with temples dedicated to Vishnu and Shiva.Overnight at hotel.
Day 08:Badami-Goa (by Surface) ( 266 Kms / 5 Hrs)
Morning post breakfast drive for Goa. Upon arrival check in hotel.The land of Goa is covered with paddy fields and groves of cashew, mango and coconut. Strung along the 100 km. coastline are golden stretches of beaches with picturesque names like Arambol, Vagator, Baga, Anjuna, Calangute in the north, and the raw beauty of Colva, Betel and Palolem in the South.
Goa’s Portuguese history which began in 1510 and ended in 1961 makes for a fabulous amalgam of Iberian and Indian, Christian and Hindu lifestyles. “Golden Goa” was the capital of the Portuguese Empire in the east and they imposed upon its essentially Hindu environment their own architectural styles.It exemplifies the strange correspondence and amity between the two religions, which exist in Goa. Overnight at hotel.
Day 9: Goa
Morning post breakfast tour of Goa. Old Goa Half a dozen imposing churches and cathedrals and a fragment of a gateway are all that remain of the second capital of the Adil Shahi dynasty of Bijapur and the Portuguese capital that was once said to rival Lisbon in magnificence Old Goa has declined from a vibrant city of over a hundred thousand souls to little more than a handful of potent architectural relics. Old Goa is still the spiritual heart of Christian Goa, and its most famous building is the Basilica of Bom Jesus, which contains the tomb and mortal remains of the peripatetic St Francis Xavier, credited with introducing Christianity to much of South-East Asia. The largest of the churches is the Portuguese-Gothic Se Cathedral, dating from 1562, which houses the so-called ‘Golden Bell’, whose resonant peal can be heard thrice daily.Overnight at hotel.
Day 10: Goa
Breakfast is at leisure, rest of the day is free for leisure activities; spend the time at Beach side.Over night stay is at the hotel.
Day 11: Goa – Departure
Morning in time transfer to International Airport to connect flight to onwards destination.
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Note: If the listed hotels are fully booked, alternative hotels will be provided.
|Mysore||Royal Orchid Metro Pole||4*||02|
|Hassan||Hoysala Village Resort||3*||01|
|Hospet||Mallagi Tourist Home||3*||02|
|Goa||Hotel Cidade De Goa||4*||03|
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