Heritage Culture of Karnataka with Wildlife
Karnataka is a state that is blessed with potpourri of reasons to visit. The state is affluent with several historical sites that display the affluent past of the state. There are several destinations in the state where one can come close to nature and wildlife in the midst of soothing serenity. Culture of Karnataka is highly famous due to its decorated past. The ruins of Hampi, beauty of Nagarhole, historical beauty of Mysore, and several others reasons together move the travellers to plan a trip to this beautiful state.
This special customized 14 Nights and 15 Days Karnataka Heritage Culture tour with wildlife is an ideal way for the traveller to explore the major destinations of the state in a reasonable span of time. The major highlights of this trip are visiting ISKON Temple and Lalbagh in Bangalore, exploring Tipu Sultan's palace in Mysore, relishing jungle safari in Nagarhole, day-trip to Belur and Halebid Temples, which are UNESCO world heritage, exploring Vijaynagar Empire that is no more than ruins today, carrying out wildlife safari at Dandeli Wildlife, and including the beach activities in Goa. The trip is ideal to relish several unforgettable memories of exploring wilderness and nature's bounty.
Arrival at Bangalore
On arrival at Bangalore airport/station, meet our representative who will transfer you to your already booked hotel in Bangalore. Check in at the hotel and get freshen up to leave for the sightseeing tour of Bangalore city. In our day tour, we will be visiting the major attractions of the city including Lal Bagh, Vidhana Soudha, Bangalore Palace and ISKON temple. After exploring these places, we will return back to the hotel for a comfortable overnight stay.
Bangalore, also acknowledged as the "IT hub" of India, is quite a charming city to explore. Before the IT boom, the city was referred as the "city of gardens".
Bangalore - Mysore
In the morning after breakfast, we will check out from the hotel and drive to Mysore. En-route, we will stop at Srirangapatnam, a small town located near Mysore that is famous for its religious and historical significance. After exploring this beautiful town, we will head towards our final destination i.e. Mysore. On arrival, check in at the hotel and enjoy an overnight stay.
Mysore officially renamed as Mysuru, is the third largest city Karnataka state of India. The city once served as the capital city of Mysore Princely Kingdom (Kingdom of Mysore) for nearly six centuries, from 1399 until 1947. Situated at the base of the Chamundi Hills about 146 km southwest of the state capital Bangalore, it is one of the beautiful places with abundant natural beauty.
Mysore Local Sightseeing
After having breakfast, we will proceed for the local sightseeing of Mysore. We will start our day tour by visiting Tipu Sultan's Palace, also known as the Wooden Palace as it is bade of stones, bricks and wood. The place was once the summer retreat for the ruler. After exploring this beautiful palace, we will visit Somnathpura, which is famous for its temples. The most famous one being the Chennakesava Temple. Later, we will return back to the hotel for an overnight stay.
Mysore - Nagerhole National Park
Today after breakfast, we will drive to the Nagarhole National Park, also acknowledged as Rajiv Gandhi National Park. The Park houses a wide variety of fauna and flora. On reaching, check in at your already booked jungle resort and rest for some time. Thereafter, we will leave for evening jungle safari to see wilds in their natural habitat. Later, we will return back to the lodge for dinner followed by an overnight stay.
Nagarhole National Park
The day is fixed to enjoy both morning and afternoon jungle safari in order to have lifetime wildlife experience and explore the park in the best way out. During your safari tour, you can witness many rare found bird and animal species in the park such as Four-Horned Antelope, Porcupine, Mouse-deer, Jackal, etc. After breakfast in the morning, we will leave for our morning safari in the jungle. Afterwards, we will return back to the lodge for lunch and rest. After having lunch and resting for some time, we will proceed for our afternoon safari tour. Later in the evening, we will return back to the lodge for dinner and an overnight stay.
After breakfast in the morning, we will drive to Hassan, a home to many temples. On arrival, we will check in at our already booked hotel. After having lunch in the hotel's in-house restaurant, we will proceed to explore the beautiful Belur and Halebid Temples, now declared as the world heritage site by UNESCO are truly a real example of the beautiful architecture of South Indian. Afterwards, we will pay a visit to some of the other temples including the Chennigaraya temple, Chennakesava Temple and the Vir Narayan temple. Later, return back to your hotel in Hassan for an overnight stay.
Hassan is a city and the district headquarters of Hassan district in the Indian state of Karnataka. The town is situated 934 m above sea level with fine weather similar to Bangalore. It is named after the great scholar Hassan Shariff-I, the last of the shariff's who is placed in Bangalore.
Hassan - Hospet
In the morning after breakfast, we will proceed to our road journey to Hospet, which is about 395 kms away. On reaching, we will check in at the hotel and get ready for our first outing in Hospet, a small town with many important places that are well connected to it. You can either move out to explore the beauty of this small town, else stay back in the hotel and take pleasure of its modern amenities. Enjoy an overnight stay in the hotel in Hospet.
Hospet also known as Hosapete, is a city in Bellary District in Karnataka state in India. It is on the Tungabhadra River, 12 km from Hampi, the World Heritage site consisting of the ruins of the medieval city of Vijayanagara, former capital of the Vijayanagara Empire.
Today after morning breakfast, we will proceed to Hampi by road. Located in the leftovers of the Vijayanagara empire, Hampi is a UNESCO world heritage and the remains of the largest empire in India's history. During our day tour, we will be exploring the kingdom and visit the Uddana Veerabhadra temple, Virupaksha Temple, etc. Later in the evening, we will return back to the hotel in Hospet for an overnight stay.
Hospet - Badami
After breakfast in the morning, we will drive to Badami, which is about 146 kms away. On reaching, we will check in at the already booked hotel and thereafter, leave to explore the gateways, forts, cave temples, sculptures and inscriptions of Badami. In the evening, we will return back to the hotel for a relaxing overnight stay.
Badami formerly known as Vatapi, is a town and headquarters of a Taluk by the same name, in the Bagalkot district of Karnataka, India. It was the regal capital of the Badami Chalukyas from 540 to 757 AD and famous for its rock cut and other structural temples.
In the morning after having delicious breakfast in the hotel itself, we will proceed for a day trip to Pattadakal and Aihole Temples. These are big complexes that houses a large number of temples and are counted among the UNSECO world heritage sites. Temples in these complexes represent a perfect blend of Northern, Dravidian and Indo-Aryan architecture. Later, we will return back to the hotel for a comfortable overnight stay.
Badami - Dandeli
Today after having breakfast in the morning, we will drive to Dandeli Wildlife Sanctuary. It is the second largest wildlife sanctuary of Karnatak and isited by large number of wildlife lovers from across the globe. On reaching, we will check in at the already booked jungle lodge. After lunch, we will proceed for afternoon jungle safari in the park. We will witness many rare found animals such as leopards, gaur deer, black panthers, antelopes, etc via jungle safari in the park. Later, return back to your lodge for dinner followed by an overnight stay.
Dandeli Wildlife Sanctuary is located in Uttara Kannada District of Karnataka state in India. The park offer habitat to many rare found animal.
Dandeli – Goa
Today, we will start our day a bit early in the morning and leave for morning safari in the park. Afterwards, return back to the lodge for breakfast. After enjoying delicious breakfast, we will drive to Goa, which is about 108 kms away. On reaching, check in at the hotel. The rest of the day is free at leisure. During your free time, you can simply rest in your room or engage yourself in various adventure activities, take a walk across the beaches of Goa or simply explore the local sightseeing. Take pleasure of a comfortable overnight stay at the hotel in Goa.
Goa is a state located in the western region of India, it is bounded by the state of Maharashtra to the north, and by Karnataka to the east and south, while the Arabian Sea forms its western coast. It is India's smallest state by area and the fourth smallest by population.
The day is fixed for local sightseeing of Goa where in we will be visiting the major tourist attractions of the city. We will start our day by visiting Aguada Fort, St. Cajetan Church, Basilica of Bom Jesus, The Church of Mae de Deus, etc. In the evening, we will relax on the sea shore alongside the beaches and spend some quality time. Also, one can taste the mout watering seafood and local Goan cuisines. Later, return back to the hotel for a relaxing overnight stay.
The day is free at leisure. After breakfast in the morning at the hotel, you can try various water sports activities that are well designed for adventure lovers. Some of the adventure activities that one can try at Goa beaches are dinghy sailing, parasailing, motor biking, etc. One can also enjoy sunbathing, leisure walk or reading on the beaches. An overnight stay in the hotel in Goa.
Goa – Mumbai By Flight
On the last day of our tour, after breakfast in the morning get transfer to Goa airport to catch the flight for Mumbai. On reaching Mumbai, get direct transfer to the airport to catch the flight for onward destination.
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