The 320 kilometer coastline of Karnataka is mushroomed with beautiful palm-fringed beaches. The picturesque beauty and charm of Karnataka beaches make them must-visit destinations of the state.
|Duration:||5 Nights/ 6 Days|
|Cities:||Mumbai - Goa - Belgaum - Badami - Badami - Aihole - Pattadakal - Hospet - Hospet - Hassan - Shravanabelagola - Hassan - Madikeri - Madikeri - Mysore - Srirangapatnam - Bangalore â€“ Mumbai|
Arrival at Mumbai airport and transfer to the hotel. Day at leisure.Overnight stay in the hotel.
In the morning, visit Gateway of India - The stone archway designed by Wittett in the 16th century Gujarati style. Elephanta Caves - 9 km by sea. This 7th century rock - cut cave temples dedicated to Lord Shiva are situated a top a hill on the island. Stay overnight at hotel.
Get the flight to Goa. On arrival transfer to the hotel. Overnight stay at the hotel.
Now, be prepared to visit the city that is called the "Archaeologist's Delight". Visit North Goa in the morning and South Goa in the afternoon. Overnight stay at the hotel.
Reserve this day for relaxation at the stunning, refreshing & health prone beaches of Goa. Overnight stay at hotel in the Karnataka India Beach Tour.
After breakfast move to explore Badami enroute visiting Belgaum - a total picture of contrasts. There is old town at one side and modern area on other. The main place to visit over here is Belgaum Fort. Inside fort, there are many places to visit. Some of them are Kamala Basti, the Jain Temple, Jama Masjid, the Kapileshwar Temple and the Ananthashayana. Overnight stay at hotel.
After breakfast, morning visit Badami. It is one of the popular tourist destinations in Karnataka. It was the ancient capital of the early Chalukya kingdom. A number of richly carved monuments and caves belonging to Chalukyas, Badami is famous for its four rock-cut cave temples. The historic village of Pattadakal is 20 km from Badami. It was the second capital of the Chalukyas and important state functions during the reigns of the Chalukyas were held here.
Aihole :. There are 50 temples within the fort walls and 50 outside-instances of Hoysala, Buddhist, Jain, Dravida, Nagara and Rekhanagara styles. Pattadakal: Delicately chiseled, rich in detail, the Papanatha, Virupaksha and Mallikarjuna temples are examples of the Chalukyan sculptural art.Overnight stay at hotel.
It is said that, here goddess Hampi (Parvati) attained shiva. The market place with its ancient, roofless stalls as a riot of color on festive nights, when the towering Virpaksha Temple is aglow with lamps. Also watch the 6 meter tall Laksmi Narasimha, with great bulging eyes, he rests under the seven headed cobra's shelter, the monarch of all he surveys.
After having a good breakfast, just move to visit Hassan. Take an excursion to Belur & Halebid, a beautiful example of Hoyasala's architecture. After arriving at Hassan stay overnight at hotel.
Sharvanabelagola is a great Jain Centre and 52km southeast of Hassan and 160km from Bangalore. The statue of Bahubali is the center of attraction over here, which is carved from a single stone. Thousands of devotees gather here to perform the "Mahamastakabhisheka", a spectacular ceremony held once in every 12 years, when the statue will be anointed with milk, curds, ghee, saffron, and gold coins.
Madikeri, is called as the "Scotland of India". On arrival at hotel, refresh and take some rest. After that visit Madikeri Fort, Abbey Falls, Nisargadhama - Known for its calm, serene beauty, this place is an ideal picnic spot visited by hundreds of tourists throughout the year. Overnight stay at hotel.
The main places to visit Mysore are: Mysore Palace, Chamundi hills - Towering over the city, these hills are 13 km away from Mysore. Halfway up is the Nandi bull, a 4.8m monolith. Brindavan Gardens - A site to be loved. The musical fountains & colorful lights transform this place into a fairy land.
Reserve this day to visit Sri Jauyachamarajendra Art Gallery - Housed in the Jagmohan Palace, the gallery has a collection of exquisite paintings. In the afternoon visit Somnathpur. It is a little village where one can see the famous 13th century temple well known for its great architectural beauty.
Afternoon drive to Bangalore enroute visiting Srirangapatnam - capital of the warrior - King Hyder Ali & his son Tipu Sultan, has magnificent monuments that are well worth a visit.
Bangalore is also known as “Garden city of India”. First of all visit Vidhan Saudha - It houses the State's Legislature and Secretariat, Nandi Temple - One of the oldest temples, popularly known as the Bull temple. In the evening flight back to Bombay for the onward destination.