ARRIVAL AT BANGALORE / BENGALURU Upon clearing Customs and Immigration, you are met by our representative who will present you with a welcome pack including all necessary documentation and arrange for your transfer to your hotel for check-in.
Bangalore combines a quaint old world charm with the hustle and bustle of a modern metropolitan city. It is a delightful place with an amalgamation of various rich cultures, crafts, and heritage centres. This city while enjoying the reputation of being a modern, high-tech city, still offers a lot of places of historical interest for the avid sightseer to explore. A trip around the city can be very interesting and provides a varied sightseeing experience with Palaces, museums, temples, churches and gardens.
OVERNIGHT AT HOTEL – BANGLORE
BANGALORE Breakfast: At Hotel
Half Day Tour
Today we take a guided tour of Bangalore, visiting Tipu Sultan Palace; the layout of the palace gives the idea of the ethnic Mughal lifestyle. The fort & its remains present the history of the era in which it was built. The construction of the Tipu palace was started by Haider Ali & completed by Tipu Sultan, it is now a museum. Also visit ISKCON Temple, a harmonious blend of the Dravidian & modern architecture. The building has some of the modern facilities along with Vedic preaching library.
Next we visit the Lal Bagh Garden, name Lal Bagh has been given to it for the wonderfully bloomed red roses that remain blooming all through the year. Haider Ali started building this garden in 1760.
We will also stop at Vidhan Saudha, a seat of state legislature – an imposing magnificent palatial building built in ‘Neo-Dravidian’ Style and incorporates Indo Sara scenic elements.
OVERNIGHT AT HOTEL -BANGLORE
BANGALORE – MYSORE Breakfast: At Hotel
Morning departure for Munnar. Set at an altitude of 6000 ft, Munnar was the favoured summer resort of the British in colonial days. It has a seemingly endless expanse of tea and cardamom plantations, pristine valleys and mountains, exotic species of flora and fauna in its wild sanctuaries and forests, with the aroma of spice scenting the cool air. Afternoon tour includes visit to a tea plantation. OVERNIGHT HOTEL – BANGALORE – MYSORE
MYSORE – HASSAN Breakfast: At Hotel
Today after having breakfast at hotel, proceed to Hassan, founded in the 11th century by Channa Krishnappa Naik, a Palegar. The place is called Hassan after the Goddess Hasanamba (Smiling Goddess) presiding deity of the town.
Later we take a tour of Chennakeshawa Temple at Belur, built in the year 1117 AD to celebrate Hoysala military victories & it took over a hundred years to complete. Stories from the Purans, Upanishads & other mythological sources have been executed in the most exquisite & authentic detail, tales from Ramayana & Mahabharata. We also visit the Hoyasaleshwara Temple at Helebid, built by Kettuvallam, during 1121 AD. Dedicated to Lord Siva. The temple has two shrines connected by pillared walls & in each shrine is a Lingam Hoyasaleshwara & Shanthaleshwara.
OVERNIGHT HOTEL – HASSAN
HASSAN – HOSPET Breakfast: At Hotel
While still heading north, we cross Deccan Plateau until we reach Hospet and the ports of the lost kingdom of Hampi where the ruins seemingly emerge from the mountains. Check into and night in hotel.
OVERNIGHT HOTEL – HOSPET
HOSPET – HAMPI – HOSPET Breakfast: At Hotel
Today morning after breakfast, visit Hampi, the former capital of the Vijayanagar Empire and one of the most fascinating sites in the country. Evening back to Hospet Hotel.
OVERNIGHT HOTEL – HOSPET
HOSPET – BADAMI Breakfast: At Hotel
Morning breakfast and check out and proceed to Badami. On arrival check in to the Hotel, Lunch and half day sightseeing visiting to 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. Return to hotel and overnight.
OVERNIGHT HOTEL – BADAMI
BADAMI – GOA Breakfast: At Hotel
After morning breakfast, proceed to Panjim, Goa’s capital. Check into your resort.
OVERNIGHT HOTEL – GOA
GOA Breakfast: At Hotel
Day is at leisure to explore at beach
OVERNIGHT HOTEL – GOA
GOA – DEPARTURE Breakfast: At Hotel