The most crucial elements of the trip to Karnataka's Bangalore, Mysore, Hassan, and Hospet. Bangalore is well-known for its parks and avenues, but Mysore is well-known for its silk, sandalwood, and jasmine. Hassan is a lovely town in the middle of Malnad (hill country). Hospet is a pilgrim-friendly satellite town founded during Krishnadevaraya's reign. The Pampati Swami Temple, the Queen's Spa, the Lotus Mahal, the King's Balance, and the melodic pillars of the Vittala Temple conjure recollections of the Vijayanagar Empire's heyday. Badami is known for its cave temples, while Gokarana is a beach resort featuring yoga, meditation, and Ayurvedic treatments.
DAY 01: ARRIVE AT BANGALORE
On arrival at Bangalore Airport, meet and transfer to hotel for 01 night stay. Bangalore often referred to as the 'Garden City' is known for its numerous parks and avenues. Afternoon, sightseeing tour of Bangalore including Tipu Sultan's Palace, Bull Temple, Lalbagh Gardens, Cubbon Park & Museum and Vidhana Soudha -which houses both the State Legislature and Secretariat. Overnight, stay at hotel in Bangalore.
DAY 02: BANGALORE / MYSORE
After breakfast, drive to Mysore. The capital of a former princely state, Mysore is a city of palaces and gardens and is famous for its silk, sandalwood and jasmine. En route, visit Summer Palace of Tippu Sultan, Srirangapatnam and Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary. On arrival, check into the hotel for 02 nights. Evening, you are free to explore the city and colorful bazaars. Overnight, stay at hotel in Mysore.
DAY 03: MYSORE
Morning after breakfast, proceed for a city tour including Mysore Maharaja's Palace, which is one of the biggest in India. Later, visit the Nandi Bull and Chamundi Hills. Rest of the day you are at leisure. Overnight, stay at Mysore.
DAY 04: MYSORE - HASSAN
After breakfast, drive to Hassan. En route, visit Shravanabelagola. This was the legendary pilgrim centre and shrine of the Jains since early times. Later continue to Hassan and check into the hotel for 01 night. Hassan is a pleasant, picturesque town in the heart of Malnad (hill country). After noon, visit Belur and Halebid. Belur is known as the Dakshina Varanasi or Southern Banaras. The serenity of Belur is attributed to the celebrated temple of Chennakeshava, belonging to 1117 AD. Halebid has several strikingly beautiful Hoysala temples and Jain shrines. Overnight, stay at hotel in Hassan.
DAY 05: HASSAN - HOSPET
After breakfast, drive to Hospet, the satellite town built during the reign of Krishnadevaraya. This is a typical country town of Karnataka and is frequented by people who come to see the Vijayanagar ruins. On arrival, check into the hotel for 02 nights' stay. Overnight, stay at hotel in Hospet.
DAY 06: HOSPET - HAMPI - HOSPET
Morning, depart for a full day excursion to Hampi to explore the ruins and temples. Once the flourishing capital of the Vijayanagar Empire, Hampi was abundant in wealth, military prowess, and culture. The Pampati Swami Temple, the Queen's Bath, the Lotus Mahal, the King's Balance and the musical pillars of the Vittala Temple evoke memories of bygone splendor. Other main attractions here are the temple complex of Lord Virupaksha, Ugra Narasimha, Matanga Hill and the Vittala Temple Complex. In the evening return to your hotel in Hospet for overnight stay.
DAY 07: HOSPET - BADAMI
After breakfast, drive to Badami, picturesquely situated at the mouth of a ravine between two rocky hills. Badami is famous for its cave temples-all hewn out of sandstone on the rock face of a hill. On arrival at Badami, check into hotel for 01 night stay. Afternoon, visit to Aihole and Pattadakkal. Aihole was the ancient capital of Chalukyas. Famous as the cradle of Indian Architecture, Aihole has over a hundred temples scattered around the village, built between the6th and 8th centuries. Situated on the left bank of the Malaprabha River, Pattadakkal is a world heritage centre. The town has 10 major temples representing early Chalukyan architecture. In the evening return to your hotel in Badami for overnight stay.
DAY 08: BADAMI - GOKARNA
Morning after breakfast, drive to Gokarana. Visit Om Beach. On arrival check in to your beach resort for 05 nights stay.
DAY 09 TO DAY 12: IN GOKARNA
You are at leisure to relax on the beaches of Gokarana. You have got options of experiencing yoga, meditation or Ayurveda at the resort. Stay at overnight in beach resort at Gokarana.
DAY 13: DEPART FROM GOA
Transfer to Goa airport for your flight to onward destination.
Visit Badami, picturesquely situated at the mouth of a ravine between two rocky hills. Badami is famous for its cave temples-all hewn out of sandstone on the rock face of a hill.
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