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Southern Splendour Tour

Southern Splendour Tour

Package Duration
13 Days / 12 Nights
Destination Covered
Bengaluru - Mysore - Hassan - Hampi - Badami - Bijapur - Aurangabad - Mumbai

  • Arrive Bengaluru

    Description :

    Arrive Bangalore, upon arrival, assistance and transfer to Hotel. Bengaluru - India’s "garden city" is a delightful mix of the traditional and modern. Housing many fascinating legacies of richly carved temples, imposing mosques and trappings of a royal past. Bangalore today is a major industrial and commercial center and commonly known as "Silicon Valley" of India because of the concentration of major IT companies in the city.
    Overnight at hotel.

    Bengaluru - Mysore

    • Srirangapatnam
    • Vidhana Soudha
    • Bull Temple

    Description :

    After breakfast, leave for the sightseeing of Bangalore - the tour begins with a visit to the visit the Government Museum and Venkatappa Art Gallery - one of the oldest in the country, established in 1886, which is endowed with relics from prehistoric Mohenjodaro period. The tour concludes with a drive past the Vidhana Soudha, the High Court and the Nandi Bull Temple.
    Afternoon drive to Mysore  (approx 150 kms) Enroute tour Srirangapatnam, once the summer palace of Tipu Sultan, is known for its fortress and tomb of the famous Warrior King.
    Continue your drive and check in.
    Overnight at Mysore. 

    Mysore

    • Mysore Palace
    • Mysore

    Description :

    After breakfast, leave for the sightseeing of Mysore.
    You will see a hill overlooking the city is the temple to Chamundeswari, its patron goddess. One of the major tourist attractions is the "Mysore Palace", the beautiful profile of this walled Indo-Saracenic Palace, the seat of the Maharajas of Mysore, graces the city skyline, rebuilt in 1912. The Mysore Arts and Crafts Centre is famous for its fine craftsmanship in wood, ivory, sandalwood and silk. Later also visit to Zoological Gardens and the St. Philomena’s church, one of the largest churches in the country, built in the Victorian Gothic style.
    In the late afternoon drive 10 miles from Mysore to enjoy the beautiful and exquisitely illuminated Brindavan Gardens, sprawling amid gorgeous cascading fountains.
    Overnight at Mysore. 

    Mysore - Hassan

    Description :

    After breakfast, morning drive to Hassan (approx 170 kms) en route visiting Sravanabelgola (170 kms) - is one of the one of the oldest and most important Jain pilgrimage centers in India and the huge 17m-high naked statue of Bahubali (Gomateshwara) is known to be the world's tallest monolithic statue. It overlooks the sedate country town of Sravanabelagola from the top of the rocky hill known as Indragiri. The beautifully sculpted face of Bahubali reveals determination and total control. This colossal statue is the main attraction at Sravanabelagola and draws tourists and pilgrims from all over the world.
    Continue drive to Hassan and check-in at hotel.
    Overnight at hotel.

    Hassan - Belur - Halebid - Hassan

    Description :

    Breakfast at hotel. Leave for the excursion of Halebid and Belur - Built in the 12th and 13th century in the superb baroque style, these temples are carved of stone and are truly magnificent. As one architect and critic said "These friezes carved with a minute elaboration of detail are one of the most marvelous exhibitions of human labor to be found even in the patient East". The temple at Belur is famous for its abundantly ornamented exterior, and the one at Halebid for its sculptured figures and open-air museum. Also visit the colossal monolithic Jain statue, 57-ft high, which stands on top of a steep bare hill.
    Overnight at hotel.

    Hassan - Hampi

    Description :

    After breakfast, drive to Hampi (approx 300 kms) and check in at hotel. Hampi - was the capital city of the powerful south Indian Vijayanagar Empire who ruled the south India during 14th to 16th century AD. The ruins of Hampi, as it is seen presently, are a vast open museum of history, architecture and religion. There were magnificent palaces, marvelous temples, massive fortifications, baths, markets, aqueducts, pavilions, stables for royal elephants, and elegantly carved pillars.
    On arrival check in at hotel.
    Overnight at Hampi.

    Hampi

    Description :

    Breakfast at hotel.
    Today full day visit of Hampi.
    Hampi is spread over an area more than 25 square kilometers (10 square miles), Hampi ruins is packed with giant temples, palaces, market streets, aquatic structures , fortifications and an abundance of other ancient monuments.
    The giant boulder strewn hills and the river that bisects make a bizarre landscape for this ancient metropolis. Together with its historic and mythological residues this rural area makes a perfect tourist spot. Hampi is in the list of UNESCO’s World Heritage sites
    Overnight at Hampi.

    Hampi - Badami

    Description :

    Post breakfast, drive to Badami (approx 180 kms) - 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. It was the ancient capital of the early Chalukya kingdom. A number of richly carved monuments and caves belonging to Chalukyas, dating back to the 6th and 7th centuries can be found here.
    On arrival check in at hotel.
    Later visit rock cut cave temples, gateways, forts, inscriptions, sculptures that seem to come alive before your eyes. Climb a flight of steps to reach the ancient caves - all hewn out of sand stone on the precipice of a hill. Also a must see are Bhutanatha temples that lend their names to the lake just beneath the cave temples. Evening is at leisure.
    Overnight at Badami

    Badami - Aihole - Pattadkal - Badami

    Description :

    After breakfast proceed on an excursion to Aihole - witness the evolution of Hindu temple architecture from the early shrines of the Lad Khan Temple to more complex structures like that of the Meguti Temple. In the centre of the village is the famous Durgigudi temple, known for its semicircular apse and the outstanding carvings that crowd the colonnaded passageway. Later tour Pattadakal - another developing ground for Hindu temple architecture, was the second capital of the Badami Chalukyans, used specially for royal coronations.
    Rest of the day at leisure for own activities.
    Overnight at hotel in Badami.

    Badami - Bijapur

    • Gol Gumbaz
    • Malik-e-Maidan

    Description :

    Post breakfast, drive to Bijapur - the one time capital of the Adil Shahi kings (1489-1686) is dotted with mosques, mausoleums, palaces, fortifications, watchtowers, and strong gateways, with the massive Gol Gumbaz dominating the landscape for miles around.
    On arrival check in at hotel.
    Afternoon visit Gol Gumbaz - gaze in wonder at this magnificent mausoleum of Mohammed Adil Shah in Bijapur It houses the world's second largest dome, in unsupported by pillars - an aquestic and architectural wonder. Ibrahim Raza - said to have inspired the Taj Mahal in Agra this palatial Mosque and tomb in Bijapur is very impressive. Malik-e-Maidan - This mammoth cannon, fourteen feet long and weighing about 55 tons, is an awe-inspiring sight. The Jumma Masjid spreading over an area of 116300 square feet is regarded as one of the finest mosques in India. The masjid carefully preserves a Quran with verses inscribed in letters of gold.
    Overnight stay at Bijapur.

    Bijapur - Aurangabad

    • Ajanta and Ellora

    Description :

    After breakfast we drive Aurangabad (approx 400 kms). On arrival check in at hotel. Aurangabad is the gateway to the World Heritage Sites of Ajanta and Ellora. Lying along the right bank of the Kham River, the city is the district headquarters
    Overnight at Aurangabad.

    Aurangabad

    • Ajanta Caves

    Description :

    After breakfast, leave for the excursion of Ajanta caves –approx 100 kms (remain closed on Monday)
    Ajanta have been carved by man into the rock and as such have been designated a UNESCO World Heritage site due to their unique nature. The murals in some of the caves are exquisite with the oldest group of temples dating back more than 2,000 years. Ajanta is a perfect place of rich cultural heritage and comfortable. The frescoes and wall paintings reveal a fascinating lifestyle. Thirty caves are carved out of a rocky gorge dating back to the 3rd century. The ornate facades and interior chambers are illuminated at all times of the day. 
    Return to hotel in Aurangabad.
    Overnight at Aurangabad.

    Aurangabad - Mumbai

    • Ellora Caves
    • Ellora Caves

    Description :

    After breakfast, visit Ellora group of rock cut caves, the most magnificent is the Kailashanatha Temple (Cave 16), a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The temple has actually been sculpted out of a single mountain, and it depicts Mount Kailasa, the sacred abode of Lord Shiva. Ellora caves remain closed on Tuesday.
    Afternoon transfer to airport to board flight for Mumbai.
    Arrive and connect flight for onward destination.





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