Ancient Karnataka Tour
Karnataka is well off with history. The ancient monuments present in the city speak off about the rich past and architectural brilliance of the rulers ruled this state in past. Through the tour to the ancient monuments of the state, a tourist can enjoy the magnificent architecture of the monuments that are centuries old making a perfect place for history buffs.
This 15 Nights and 16 Days tour to ancient Karnataka destinations is ideal for tourists who are architecture lovers as well. The major places covered in this holiday package are Mysore, Chikmagalur, Hospet, Hampi, Badami, and Goa. The major highlights of the trip are visiting Kesava Temple, guided tour to Mysore's historical monuments, visiting Badami cave temples, excursion to Chikmagalur, and much more. Stunning Goa beaches are no less than a feather on the hat. Enjoying basking at Goa beaches gives ideal end to the trip.
On arrival at Mumbai airport/railway station, meet our representative who will be there for your welcome and for your smooth transfer to your already booked hotel in Mumbai. Check in at the hotel. The rest of the day is free at leisure. During your free time, you can explore the local markets of Mumbai or simply relax in the hotel. Take pleasure of an overnight stay in the hotel.
Mumbai – Mysore
After breakfast in the morning, we will check out from the hotel and get direct transfer to the airport to board the flight for Bangalore. On arrival, meet our tour representative who will be there to transfer you to Mysore. On reaching Mysore, check in at the hotel and enjoy a relaxing overnight stay.
For the next two days, we will have breakfast in the morning and afterwards, leave a local sightseeing tour of Mysore city. On the first day, we will stop on the way at Somnathpur to visit Srirangapatna and the Kesava temple. Afterwards, we will continue our journey to the major tourist places of the city such as the Mysore Palace, the Golden Royal Elephant, Chamundeshwari temple, Mysore Zoo, Brindavan Gardens and the Durbar hall. Also, we will be visiting the St. Philomenas Church, which is one of the largest churches of the country and is built in the Gothic style. Enjoy a comfortable overnight stay in the hotel in Mysore for next two days.
Mysore – Chikmagalur
Today after breakfast in the morning, we will check out check out from the hotel in Mysore and leave for Chikmagalur by road. En-route, we will stop to visit the Jain pilgrimage sites at Shravanbelagola, famous for its 17 meter high statue of Lord Gomateshvara. Afterwards, we will continue our drive to Chikmagalur. On reaching, we will check in at the already booked hotel and enjoy delicious dinner followed by a comfy overnight stay.
We will leave for Chikmagalur city tour today after breakfast in the morning. Chikmagalur is the place where coffee was first cultivated in India. Explore the real nature's beauty and witness to some of the breathtaking views of the nature. Here we will be visiting the lush green coffee plantation hills along with two of the major tourist destinations i.e. Horanadu and Baha Budan Giri. Later, return back to the hotel for an overnight stay.
Chikmangalur – Hospet
In the morning after breakfast, we will check out from the hotel in Chikmangalur and leave for Hospet by road. On reaching, check in at your pre-booked hotel and afterwards, leave to visit the famous Tungabhadra Dam. Thereafter, we will pay a visit to the other tourist places of Hospet such as Lotus Mahal, the Archaeological Museum, Royal Place and Vittala temple. Later, in the evening, we may visit Anantashayana temple, which is situated at the eastern fringe of Hospet.
After breakfast in the morning, we will leave for a day tour to Hampi, the UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is the alluring ruined state that attracts large number of tourists from across the globe. On arrival, we will check in at the hotel for a night stay. After checking in, we will leave to explore Hampi. The state is blessed with various stunning monuments. In our day tour, we will be exploring the beautiful temples, royal platforms, ancient market streets, remains of aquatic structures, treasury buildings, bastions, royal pavilions, etc. We will also visit the famous religious centre, housing the Virupaksha temple and other such monuments belonging to the old city. Later, we will return back to the hotel for dinner followed by an overnight stay.
Hampi – Hospet
Today after having breakfast in the morning, we will check out from the hotel in Hampi and drive back to Hospet. On reaching, again check in the hotel where you had spent your day previously. The rest of the day is free at leisure. During your free time, you can simply relax in your hotel and take pleasure of its modern amenities or go out for a leisure walk and explore the beautiful surroundings of Hospet. Later, in the evening enjoy mouth-watering dinner followed by an overnight stay.
Hospet – Badami
In the morning after breakfast, we will leave from Hospet for Badami, the royal capital of Chalukyas. Badami is a beautiful city dotted with many cave temples, fortresses, entryways and carvings. On reaching, check in at the already booked hotel and rest for some time. Afterwards, have lunch in the in-built restaurant of the hotel and proceed for the local sightseeing tour of Badami. In our day tour, we will be covering some of the major attractions of the city such as Open Air Museum, the Cave temples and the Badami Fort. The Badami cave temples are a complex of temples that are regarded as the finest example of Indian rock-cut architecture, especially Badami Chalukya Architecture. After exploring the ancient temples of the city, we will return back to the hotel for dinner and an overnight stay.
On the last day of the tour after having breakfast in the morning, we will check out from the hotel and get direct transfer to the Bangalore airport/railway station to board flight or train for onward destination.
Badami – Goa
Today after breakfast in the morning, we will drive to the airport to board the flight for Goa. On reaching Goa, meet our representative who will be there for your smooth transfer to the already booked hotel in Goa. Check in at the hotel and rest for a while. Thereafter, be ready to embark on the tour to the famous beaches of Goa. Located on the western coastal region of the Indian Peninsula, Goa is the famous beach destination of India. In addition to the beaches, it houses many Churches built by the Portuguese. Afterwards, we will explore the popular churches of Goa such as the Church of St Francis of Assissi, Chapel of St Francis Xavier and the Basilica of Bom Jesus. Later in the evening, we will enjoy the boat cruise on Mandovi River and return back to the hotel for an overnight stay.
The next two days are fixed for exploring the other left major tourist attractions of Goa. After breakfast in the morning, we will leave to visit the Dona Paula beach and enjoy sunbathes. Also, you can relax alongside the beach or involve in some of the exciting water activities such as toboggan ski biscuit, para-sailing, yachting, swimming, sport fishing, snorkeling and harpoon fishing at Dona Paula beach. Afterwards, we the Arjuna beach and the Calangute beach often called the "Queen of Beaches" as it is the most beautiful beach of Goa. Also visit the Baga beach that is famous for fishing. Thereafter, we will visit some of the major churches including the Chapel of St Francis Xavier, the Church of St Francis of Assisi and the Basilica of Bom Jesus. Later in the evening, we will explore the traditional markets of Goa to get a glimpse of unique lifestyle and culture of Goa. An overnight stay in the hotel in Goa.
After breakfast in the morning, we will embark on tour to South Goa. In our day tour to South Goa, we will be visiting some of its major tourist places such as Mangeshi Temple, Santa Durga Temple, Colva Beach, etc. Later in the evening, we will return back to the hotel for a comfortable overnight stay.
Goa – Mumbai & Departure
On the last day of our tour, we will have breakfast in the morning and afterwards transfer to Goa airport to board a flight to Mumbai. From Mumbai, catch flight for onward destination.
Tour & Services Ends.