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Karnataka's Coffers & Goa's Beaches Tour


Duration : 8 Nights / 9 Days

Validity : N.A.

Destination Covered : Bangalore - Srirangapatnam - Mysore - Belur & Halebid - Hassan - Hospet - Hampi - Badami - Aihole & Pattadakal - Goa - Mumbai

Price (Starting From) : On Request


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Tour Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival Bangalore

You come to after midnight in the garden and high-tech city of Bangalore. You will be greeted by a local staff and escorted to the hotel. After check-in you can relax and acclimatize to the long journey. A few hours of sleep cause it wonders. Welcome to Bangalore At first glance, the garden city with its parks, botanical gardens, highways and skyscrapers, very European from, but here is the Indian past with its numerous temples clearly noticeable. Bangalore was founded in 1537 by Kempe Gowda, a vassal of the Vijayanagar Empire. According to legend, an old woman in the 10th century a hungry Hoysala king who had lost his way, served boiled beans and thus saved his life. Out of gratitude, he named the city - Benda Kaluru City of boiled beans. . was your first day in India you spend sightseeing of Bangalore.Admire the, in 1760 applied Lal Bagh Botanical Garden. It is located in the south of the city and is an oasis of tranquility. Here is the largest collection of tropical and subtropical plants in India as well as centuries-old trees. , the Cubbon Park is the green heart of the city with an area of 1.3 km2. Its fountains, statues and the colorful flowers make it a special ease. Continue to the temple of Sri Radha Krishna Chandra. It is the largest ISKCON temple complex in the world. A huge shrine extends to almost 3 acres of the Hare Krishna hill. Srirangapatnam - The fortress city then you go to the about 125 km from Mysore city. Along the way you will visit the ruins of the ancient capital of Mysore, Srirangapatnam. The town dates from the 18th century and is located on a 5 km long island in the Kaveri river. Here Tipu Sultan fought against the ever-increasing power of the British and their East India Company. Because of his unflinching fearlessness in the struggle against the British Tipu Sultan was alsoTiger of Mysore called. After several successful battles he defeated them eventually. Many parts of the city were destroyed by the British, but fortunately have some fascinating buildings withstood the attack and are still intact.They reflect the former glory and power of the empire. Daria Daulat Bagh - the summer palace of Tipu Sultanamidst a beautifully landscaped garden is the Summer Palace. Tipu Sultan had the building built in 1784 and took the North Indian style of the Mughals as a model. The two-story building consists almost entirely of teak. The partially gilded interior walls are lavishly decorated with frescoes, glass and mirror works. The murals depict scenes from the life at court and Tipu's battles against the British. In the small museum housed there various works of art and various possessions of Tipu Sultan are issued. fortress in the west of the island is surrounded the fortress of double walls. An obelisk marks the spot where the British broke through the walls and the troops of Tipu Sultan surprised. The site was marked at the Tipu Sultan in the attack was killed. Marvel at the obtained dungeon, in which the emperor had imprisoned many British soldiers. Gumbaz - The Mausoleum visit the resting place of the Sultan family in 1784 The building is fascinating for its heavy ebony doors inlaid with ivory, his snow-white onion dome and. ornate façade.

Day 2: : Bangalore-FairytaleMysore (185 Km / 3 Hr 30 Min)

Today you conquer the city of perfumes, silk and palaces. The erstwhile capital of the Wodeyar dynasty is one of the most beautiful places in Southern India. With its magnificent palaces and majestic buildings, garden planted with flowers avenues, sprawling gardens and the scent of sandalwood and incense in the air, the city radiates something fabulous. The former princes dominated the magical charm of the city, the Mysore itself has survived to this day. Amba Vilas Palace The descendants of the ruling family still live in a part of the huge Amba Vilas Palace, where your tour begins today. The magnificent Maharaja palace is richly decorated with domes, turrets, arches and colonnades. From a fire completely destroyed, it was rebuilt at the beginning of the last century by a British architect. He is a treasure trove of exquisite carvings, old paintings, marble and mosaic floors and a throne of pure gold. On feast days, its facade is lit up impressively with 96,000 light bulbs. This incredible building, looks like a tale from the Arabian Nights. Devaraja Market The impressive Devaraja Market dates from the time of Tipu Sultan. It is a lively, colorful bazaar, take on the traditional and the modern world of India with each other. Located in the center of Mysore, he is one of the most colorful markets in all of South India. Experience the hustle and bustle in the narrow streets up close and admire the wide range of all kinds of spices, herbs, various fruits and vegetables, as well as Scented woods and essential oils. Chamundi Hill A splendid panoramic view over the city of Mysore, offers himself you from the top. Chamundi Hill 1,000 steps lead up to the 1062 m high hill. Here stands the Sri Chamundeshwari temple from the 12th century, with its 40 m high gopuram (entrance tower). However, this was not added until about 300 years ago. Something deeper is the 4.80 m high, carved out of granite stone Nandi bull . A bull-like creature from Hindu mythology, was riding animal and faithful Diner Shiva. It led to his heavenly entourage and wakes up as a guardian of the threshold before every Shiva temple.

Day 3: Belur Halebid and (148 Km / 3 Hrs)

Today you will travel on to Belur Halebid and. The two cities are famous for their temples. Here reigned the Hoysala dynasty 1040-1345. The magnificent temple from the 12th century excite admiration and wonder, because of their incomparable figure wealth. Every niche and every corner is decorated with unique artwork. Let yourself be enchanted by this stunning architecture and immerse yourself in the myths of Indian gods. cultural heritage of Hoysala dynasty. The biggest attraction in Belur is the Chennakeshavara Temple . It was built in 1117 by King Vishnuvardhana to commemorate his victory over the Chola. Impressive is the facade, with its dense and detailed embellishments, the sculptures of musicians, dancers, erotic figures, 644 elephants none of which are alike. Halebid - The Proud Capital In the nearby old capital of Halebid offers the Hoysaleshwara Temple, the last monument of the former capital of the powerful Hoysala Empire. Unique and masterfully crafted from stone, the celestial nymphs, each showing in a different pose. The walls are richly decorated with a variety of Hindu deities, animals, mythical creatures and scenes from the life of the Hoysala Kings. Especially beautiful are the jeweled temple guards and the bull, the mount of Shiva. Have After your tour you will reach the small town of Hassan. Here you will check in and stay overnight in a hotel.

Day 4: : Hassan – Hospet (350 Km / 6 Hrs 30 Min)

Today you are on their way to Hospet. Enjoy the ride and the view of the varied landscape. Along the way you insert a few stops to visited some villages. After arriving in Hospet check-in at the hotel.

Day 5: Hampi - A place full of magic (23 Km/ 30 Min)

Today enjoy an exciting journey into the past, in the former capital, the once mighty Vijayanagar kingdom. Hampi exudes a special charm, which is still reflected in the ruins of temples and palaces. Already at that time the city has been associated with its overwhelming size and its untold wealth, travelers to swarm. It was a lively UK, with about 500,000 inhabitants, bustling bazaars and even the elephants were decorated with the finest silk and precious diamonds. The City of Victory, as Vijayangar translates, had its heyday from 1509 to 1529. After months of siege by Muslim troops the mighty empire fell in 1565 and was destroyed and plundered for the most part.Today the ruins embody the former splendor of the city that are picturesque, distributed in a landscape of monumental granite rocks and green oases. It comes from a very special magic of them that it makes any visitor hard to leave this place again because you lose yourself in its fascinating history and it stimulates the imagination. Let yourself be captivated by this magical atmosphere, you feel transported into the world of kings and feel how the past comes back to life in Hampi. The palace-like architecture of the stables, with its domed ceiling, once housed the royal elephants. This imposing building hints at the outstanding importance were the elephants as representatives of royal power and dignity. An architectural gem is the Lotus Mahal. The two-storey pavilion combines Hindu and Muslim architecture. Shaped like a lotus flower, he served the Queen as an air cooled summer palace. Experience the vast Vijay Vithala Temple and the famous stone carriage enchant you with its extremely delicate slaughter'd spokes, the wheels of which are said to have turned even earlier. Next head back to Hospet.

Day 6: Hospet -The cave temples of Badami (166 Km / 3 Hrs)

After breakfast you leave and drive to Hospet Badami. The small town is situated on the shore of a lake, surrounded by a fairytale landscapes and picturesque rocks. Here once ruled the great Chalukyas kings. They made ​​it their capital Badami and brought in the 6th to 8th centuries significant caves and temples out. About steps to reach four ancient rock-cut cave temples, the inputs of which are decorated with columns and supporting figures. The largest cave houses a representation of Lord Shiva, the 18-armed Nataraja can be admired in remarkable 81 different dance positions.

Day 7: The temples of Aihole and Pattadakal (45 Km/ 55 Min)

More than 30 temples from the heyday of the Chalukya dynasty decorate the small village of Aihole. The beautiful buildings date from the period between the 7th and 9th centuries and were built by kings and merchants. The fascinating design of the temple reflects the experimentation that time resist. Pattadakal Pattadakal is a small village between Badami and Aihole located, was in the 7th and 8th centuries, the second capital of the Chalukya kings and the scene of many coronations. The powerful rulers built great temples with two dominant architectural styles, the Nagara, the North Indian style, and the Vimana, the South Indian style, which marked a high point of the early Chalukya architecture. Since 1987, these magnificent temples are a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. visit the Sangameshvara Temple , dedicated to Lord Shiva and was built in the 8th century. He is considered one of the oldest temples of India and are represented in the Dravidian architectural style. The Virupaksha temple is one of the largest buildings. He has a huge entrance, its massive pillars are decorated with episodes from the two Hindu epics Ramayana and Mahabharata. Likewise the most famous buildings include the 2.6 m high Nandi bull. It is made ​​of chlorite stone. After visiting the temple, get back on the road to Badami.

Day 8: Badami - Goa - beaches as far as the eye can see (274 Km / 6 Hrs)

With a variety of impressions and experiences ending your tour of Karnataka. They make their way into the Portuguese state of Goa Union. Here you can enjoy on your last day, the beach life a lot before you start your journey home the next day. Would you like to extend your stay in Goa, so book a few days to do so. Beaches of Goa are world famous for their incomparable beauty. Miles of white sandy beaches, to evening bathed in golden sunshine of the morning and at night flooded by the silvery moonlight, lapped by foam-flecked waves from the Arabian Sea. These are Goa beaches that attracts every tourist in his spell.

Day 9: Flight to Mumbai

Today you will leave Goa and fly to Mumbai. Upon your arrival at the hotel, you can expect an afternoon city tour of Mumbai. Late in the evening transfer to the International Airport. With a variety of impressions and experiences your journey ends.


Inclusions

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  • Sightseeing
  • Transport

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