The best of Karnataka- 16 Nights/ 17 Days program
Place Covered - Bangalore - Mysore - Nagarhole - Coorg - Udupi - Gokarna - Badami - Hospet - Hassan - Bangalore
When you arrive to the Bangalore Airport Our delegate will come to receive you. Then he will make you to reach your stay at hotel. You will easily reach there and stay in hotel for overnight in Bangalore.
Day 01: Arrive Bangalore Arrive at Bangalore airport, you will be received by our office representative and he will escort you to your hotel and help you in check in. The stay will be overnight at your hotel in Bangalore.
Day 02: Bangalore - Mysore ( 140 kms/ 03 hrs )
Morning visit city, In this Garden City - visit the Lal Bagh with a variety of old trees, fountains, lotus pools, terraces & an assortment of tropical and sub- tropical herbs. Also see the Maharaja's Palace & Government Buildings.
Check out from your hotel and drive to Mysore. Arrive at Mysore & transfer to hotel. The stay will be overnight at your hotel in Mysore. Mysore is a place where the roots of Indian history are found. This place has well crafted architecture science. The palace of maharaja which is built in 1911-1912 mesmerizes the great architecture work like sculptures, archways, colonnades, turrets, domes which is phenomenal. The eye catching art gallery which consists of amazing skills and art work is just a treat to watch. Here in chamundi hill you can view the famous chamundeshwari temple. And there you can also visit to see the Nandi bull.
Day 03: Mysore Morning visit city, Visit the palace of the Maharaja built in 1911-12. The palace shows a harmonious syntheses of the hindu and saracenic styles of architecture with archways, domes, turrets, colonnades ands culptures which are magnificent. Visit the Art Gallery drive upto Chamundi hill to see Chamundeshwari Temple and a panoramic view of Mysore. On the way back, see the Nandi Bull. The stay will be overnight at your hotel in Mysore.
Day 04: Mysore - Nagarhole ( 85 kms/ 02 hrs ) Nagarhole is famous for its wildlife sanctuary. It is situated on the bank of river kabini. The river kabini is considered as the life support system for numerous of birds, animals that live around the bank of the river. After breakfast check out from your hotel and drive to Nagarhole, Arrive at Nagarhole and transfer to hotel. The stay will be overnight at your hotel in Nagarhole.
Day 05: Nagarhole Morning visit Wildlife sanctuary, Nagarhole Wildlife Sanctuary is situated on the shores of Kabini river - tributary of the State's other much loved river - the Cauvery. The river at Kabini is slow and tranquil and a life support for the thousands of animals and birds that live along its shores. The stay will be overnight at your hotel in Nagarhole.
Day 06: Nagarhole - Coorg/Madikeri/Kodagu ( 85 kms/ 02 hrs )
After breakfast check out from your hotel and straight drive to Coorg, Arrive at Coorg and transfer to your hotel.
Coorg comprises of three taluks Madikeri or Mercara, the District Headquarters, Virajpet and Somvarpet. Coorg borders Mysore locale to its east, Dakshina Kannada region on the west, Hassan region in the north and Kerala toward the south. Cauvery River is the biggest river here and it has sacred place in people’s life. It flows in the eastern direction of western ghat. In spite of that some other large streams also flow in coorg. Moreover coorg is the biggest supplier of coffee. Pepper, cardamom and oranges are also produced here in large quantity. Kodagu is considered as one the finest place for hill station tours in India. There are few famous tourist destinations in kodagu comprise:-
Day 07: Coorg
Morning visit city, Kodagu is rated as one of the top hill station destinations in India. Some of the most popular tourist attractions in Kodagu include:
Talakaveri: the place where the River Kaveri originates. The temple on the riverbanks here is dedicated to lord Brahma, and is one of only two temples dedicated to Brahma in India and Southeast Asia.
Nisargadhama: An manmade island and picnic spot near Kushalanagara, formed by the river Kaveri.
Iruppu Falls: A sacred spot in south Kodagu in the Brahmagiri hill range. The Lakshmana Tirtha River flows nearby.
Abbey Falls: A scenic waterfall 5 km from Madikeri.
Dubare: mainly an elephant-capturing and training camp of the Forest Department at the edge of Dubare forest; on the bank of the river Kaveri along the Kushalanagara -Siddapur road.
Bhagamandala: Situated at the confluence of two rivers, the Kaveri and the Kanika. A third river, the Sujyothi, is said to join from underground.
Dargah Sharief, the Holy Tomb, of Yemmemadu is one of the most sacred shrines for Muslims in Kodagu district. (35 km from Madikeri; Madikeri-Bettageri-Napoklu-Hale Taluku-Yemmemadu). The stay will be overnight at your hotel in Coorg.
Day 08: Coorg - Udupi ( 200 kms/ 04 hrs )
The Krishna temple which is built in 13th century by a great Sanskrit scholar Madahvacharya is popular sacred temple situated in Udupi. This temple is center of attraction in whole India. It is believed to be the great place for pilgrimage in India. Udupi is also great place for the Dvaita Philosophy. Udupi is the third foremost significant city of Karnataka after Bangalore and Mangalore. It is the best and favorable place for small scale industries like cashew, food processing etc. It is now an emerging center for software business and industries. Udupi is the similar to the Udupi cousin which is famous in all over the world.
Morning after breakfast drive to Udupi, Arrive at Udupi and transfer to your hotel.
Afternoon visit city, Sixty kilometers from Mangalore, is the temple town of Udupi, famous for its Krishna temple established in the 13th century by the great Sanskrit philosopher, Madhavacharya. The temple attracts pilgrims from all over India and is also a centre for the Dvaita philosophy. Udipi is also the district headquarters and is the third-most important city of Karnataka, after Bangalore and Mangalore. The economy is based on agriculture and fishing, as well as small scale industries such as food processing, dairy and cashew production. It is also developing into a hub for the software industry. Udipi is synonymous with the world-famous Udipi cuisine, which is served all over India in the efficiently-run Udipi restaurants, famous for dosas, idlis and other snacks. The tradition of this cuisine started in the great kitchens of the Krishna Temple which serve meals in the form of prasada to the thousands of devotees who come to pray at the holy shrine. The stay will be overnight at your hotel in Udupi.
Day 09: Udupi - Gokarna ( 160 kms/ 03 ½ hrs )
After breakfast check out from hotel and drive to Gokarna, Arrive at Gokarna and transfer to hotel. Day free to relax. The stay will be overnight at your hotel in Gokarna.
Day 10: Gokarna
Gokarna is a Sanskrit word which means “(Gau) cow’s (karna) ear”. It has vast significance in mythological terms, People visit here to pay their worship and faith in Lord Shiva, the famous Mahabaleshwar Temple is situated here. This is a divine place for Hindu and Vedic sanatan dharma. It is considered to be a temple city. It is believed that lord Shiva appeared from cow’s ear. Moreover it is situated on ear shaped convergence of river Gangawali and Aghanashini. The vast no of beaches are center of attraction for the tourists.
Day 11: Gokarna - Badami stopping at Aihole & Pattadakal ( 240 kms/ 05 hrs )
This is the place which is filled with temples of Jain and Hindu religion. IT is also know as Vatapi. Temple is mainly built with inscribed sand stone. These inscribed temples built in 6th century. On the top of the hill there is watch tower. This city is developed under the sultanates of south in 1565
Day 12: Badami Morning tour of Badami, Badami also known as Vatapi is rich with Hindu and Jain temples carved out of sand stone hills. The carved temples date back to the 6th century. Of these, three are Hindu and one Jain. Sculptured out of solid rock they are adorned with carvings. The Fort, on top of a hill encloses large granaries, treasury & a watch tower. The Malegitti Shivalaya temple set on the summit of a hill is built of stones without mortar. The stay will be overnight at your hotel in Badami.
Day 13: Badami - Hospet ( 130 kms/ 2 ½ hrs ) Morning after breakfast drive to Hospet, Arrive at Hospet and transfer to your hotel. The stay will be overnight at your hotel in Hospet.
Day 14: Hospet - Hampi - Hospet Morning excursion of Hampi, The once beautiful capital city of Vijayanagar Empire - greater than Rome, had palaces, temples & sculptures, spread all over. The city was razed to the ground by the Sultanates of South in 1565. Some of the interesting ruins remaining are the Virupaksha, Vittala and Hazara Rama temples huge Ganesha and Narasimha images, the elephant stables, the Queen's Bath, carvings on the Ramachandra temple & Lotus Mahal. The stay will be overnight at your hotel in Hospet.
Day 15: Hospet - Hassan ( 300 kms/ 06 hrs ) Morning after breakfast drive to Hassan. Arrive at Hassan & transfer to your hotel. Day free to relax. The stay will be overnight at your hotel in Hassan.
Day 16: Hassan
Belur & Halebid
In Bellur the Kesava temple is famous which is built 900 year before. It is the best creation of Hoysala art. Halebid’s kedareshwar and Hoysaleswara are the best example Hindu art and sculpture. After that you just check in Hassan hotel and ready to departure to the Airport
Day 17: Hassan - Bangalore and Departure ( 170 kms/ 03 hrs ) Morning after breakfast drive to Bangalore and transfer to airport to board flight for onward journey.
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