AM : Arrive Bangalore and drive to Mysore and check into hotel.
PM : Visit to Maharaja Palace and also Brindavan Gardens.
Overnight hotel in Mysore.
AM : Visit to Chamundi Hills and Bull Temple.
PM : Drive to Coorg and check into hotel. Later in the evening take a trek to Coffee Plantation. Overnight hotel in Coorg.
After breakfast visit the Dubare Elephant Camp, Cauvery Nisargadhama – Nisargadhama teems with lush foliage, thick bamboo groves, teak, and rosewood, Bylakuppe - One of the largest Tibetan settlements in South India, it is known for its monasteries, handicrafts, carpet factories, and an incense factory. Overnight hotel in Coorg.
AM : Wake up at leisure and after breakfast drive to Nagarhole.
PM : Check into hotel on arrival. Later in the evening take a Wild Life Safari. Overnight Jungle lodge in Nagarhole.
After an early breakfast, drive to Hassan, enroute visit Shravanabelagola - The 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. After lunch visit Belur - The most photographed and perhaps the best and they are a must on every tourist's temple itinerary, Halebid - the temple, perched on a star- shaped base amidst lawns, is a sculptural extravaganza temple. Overnight hotel in Hassan.
Wake up early and drive to Hampi – the World Heritage Center. This is the
most beautiful and evocative of all the ruins of Karnataka. Capital of Vijaya
Nagar kingdom is full of delightful surprises. On arrival check into a hotel.
Relax for the rest of the day.
Overnight hotel in Hospet.
Full day sightseeing tour visiting 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 - where
the kings once sat on gem-studded golden thrones 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. Overnight hotel in Hospet.
After breakfast drive to Badami. On arrival check in to the hotel. Later half day sight seeing tour visiting 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 - This is the largest enclosure, including two major platform structures, an underground chamber which must have served as a treasury or private audience hall, several other platforms, Banashankari - is a quaint hamlet taking its name from the goddess Banashankari. Built in the Dravidian style, the temple is dedicated to Banashankari, a form of Parvati.
Overnight hotel in Badami.
Full day excursion to Aihole and Pattadakal. Aihole - is famous as the Cradle of Indian Temple Architecture has over 125temples all intricately carved and rich in detail famous ones are Lad Khan Temple, Drug (fort) Temple, Ravalphadi Cave Temple, Konti Temple Complex, Jain Meguthi Temple are few not to be missed. Pattadakal- A World Heritage center has 10 major temples representing early Chalukyan architecture. Temples to visited area Virupaksha, Mallikarjuna and Panatha. Overnight hotel in Badami.
Drive to Hospet and visit Lotus Mahal - This visually appealing structure has
two levels, with open pavilions at the bottom and balconies above. An elegant
example of the fusion of the Hindu and Muslim styles of architecture.
Also visit Hazara Rama Temple - This was a royal temple reserved for
ceremonial use. The entire temple is embellished with bas-relief’s depicting
scenes from the epic 'Ramayana'. Later in the evening board overnight train for
Bangalore. Overnight aboard the train.
AM : Arrive Bangalore and on arrival check into hotel.
PM : Free for shopping and later departure transfer to airport to board flight for onward journey.
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