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HOME -::-Best of Karnataka – History of Ancient Kingdoms

Best of Karnataka – History of Ancient Kingdoms

Duration : 15 Day / 14 Nights
Destination : Mumbai/ Mangalore, Ullal, Coorg, Dubare Elephant Camp, Coorg, Mysore, Somnathpur, Mysore, Srirangapatanam, Ranganthittu, Mysore, Sharvanabelagola, Belur, Halebid, Chikmaglur, Hospet, Hampi, Hospet, Aihole, Pattadakkal, Badami, Bijapur, Badami, Goa, Mumbai/Delhi

DAY 01 : ARRIVE Mumbai/ Mangalore

Arrive in Mumbai and connect with your flight to Mangalore. On arrival in Mangalore airport transfer to beach resort in Ullal. Rest of the day free on the beach. Overnight at the resort.

 Tea Plants, Coorg  Travel PackageDAY 02 : Ullal/ Coorg

Morning proceed to Coorg. Rest of the day free for nature walks in the plantation. Overnight at hotel

DAY 03 : Coorg

Morning visit world famous and largest Tibetan settlements in South India - Bylekuppe Tibetan settlement. Then sightseeing of Madikeri covering Abbey Falls, Museum, Madikeri  Fort  &  Raja’s Seat. Rest of the day free. Overnight at hotel

DAY 04 : Coorg/ Dubare Elephant Camp/ Coorg

Morning proceed  to Dubare Elephant camp – where tourists can participate in a host of activities and learn about the behavior  of these gentle animals guided by  an interpreter and half an hour Elephant ride too. A typical visit will begin with grooming, where the Elephants are oiled, scrubbed and bathed in the Cauvery river. Then can watch Mahouts cook a broth of ragi, horse gram and salt and feed them with sugarcane, coconuts and bananas.

Afternoon half day excursion to Talacauvery – origin of River Cauvery and visit Bagamandala temple.Overnight at hotel.

DAY 05 : Coorg/ Mysore/ Somnathpur/ Mysore

Morning proceed to Mysore. Afternoon excursion to Somnathpur. Visit Chennakesava temple  - the exquisitely carved, star – shaped temple with triple towers is a perfect example of Hoysala architecture. The temple walls depict scenes from Ramayana, Mahabarata & Bhagavatha and the life times of the Hoysala  Kings.Overnight at hotel.

DAY 06 : Mysore/ Srirangapatanam/ Ranganthittu/ Mysore

Maharaja Palace, Mysore Tour & TravelMorning visit Srirangapatnam  stands the  ruins of Hyder Ali and Tippu Sultan’s capital from which they ruled much of South India during the 18th centuary. Then visit Ranganthittu Bird Sanctuary. Experience the excitement of a boat ride that takes you within touching distance of the birds as marsh crocodiles bask in the sun.

Afternoon sightseeing of Mysore covering Mysore Palace,Museum, Giant Nandi (Bull) – the vehicle of Lord Shiva carved out of one block of granite  and Chamundi Hills where a beautiful Hindu temple is located.Evening visit world famous Brindavan Garden – the musical illuminated fountains with colourful lights transform this place into a fairy land.Overnight at hotel.

DAY 07 : Mysore/ Sharvanabelagola/ Belur/ Halebid/ Chikmaglur

Morning drive to Chikmaglur enroute visiting  Shravanabelagola – this is one of the most important Jain pilgrim centres. Here is the 17 meters high monolith statue of Lord  Bahubali  built in 981 AD  and is one of the world’s tallest  monolith statue.

Afternoon excursion to Belur and Halebid visiting the finest specimens of Hoysala architecture such as the Chennakeshava Temple and the Hoysaleshwara Temple. Overnight at hotel

DAY 08 : Chikmaglur/ Hospet

Morning proceed to Hospet.Rest of the day free.Overnight at hotel

DAY 09 : Hospet/ Hampi/ Hospet

Full day sightseeing of Hampi visiting the famous ruins of the Vijayanagara Empire covering King’s Balance, Queen’s Bath, Lotus Mahal, Vithala Temple with its musical pillars and Stone Chariot, the Virupaksha Temple, Pushkarini Tank & Ugra Narasimha.Overnight at hotel

DAY 10 : Hospet/ Aihole/ Pattadakkal/ Badami

Queen’s Bath, Hampi TourMorning drive to Aihole  which is famous as the “ Cradle of Indian Temple Architecture ‘’. Visit the famous Lad Khan & Durga temples and proceed to Pattadakkal a world heritages site visiting Virupaksheswara, Mallikarjuna and the Papanatha Temples were built during the 7th and 8th centuries.The Badami Cave Temples  have 4 rock – cut temples – 3 Hindu and one Jain. Of the 3 Hindu temples one is dedicated to Shiva and the other 2 to Vishnu.Overnight at hotel

DAY 11 : Badami/ Bijapur/ Badami

Early morning proceed to Bijapur visiting the spectacular Gol Gumbaz, the tomb of Mohammad Adil Shah, 44 meters in diameter and is the second largest in the world. Also visit Juma Masjid & Ibrahim Roza. Return to Badami for overnight stay.

DAY 12 : Badami/ Goa

Morning drive to Goa – offers one of the most beautiful beaches of India. A famous colony of Portugal, still reminds some traditions of Portuguese. Evening arrival in Goa. Overnight at hotel

DAY 13 : Goa

Relax on the beach. Overnight at hotel

DAY 14 : Goa

A combined sightseeing of the marvellous churches of Old Goa including the famous Basilica of Bom Jesus &  temples. Overnight at hotel.

DAY 15 : Goa/ Mumbai/ Delhi

Transfer to airport in time to connect flight for onward destination.

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