South India is a beautiful destintion in its own because of it's nature, culture, mysterious and historical caves, architectural temples and many more reasons are available. Travelogy India has designed the itinerary of 16 Days South India Tour, which is Karnataka Special to let you explore the ancient monuments, caves, temples and more.
As you arrive at Bangalore airport, You will be welcome by Travelogy India representative and drop you to hotel. Check in to hotel and relax at Hotel for the day. Overnight at Bangalore.
After Breakfast at hotel, take a half day sightseeing of Bangalore city. Proceed to visit Vidhan Soudha, Lalbagh Botanical garden, the Bull Temple and Iskcon Temple. In the evening visit some local markets. Dinner and stay Overnight at hotel.
Breakfast at Hotel, and take drive to Mysore. On arrival check in to hotel and later proceed to visit Mysore Palace, Chamundi Hills, Tipu Sultan's Fort, Jagmohan Palace and Vrindavan gardens. Evening back to hotel for dinner and overnight at Mysore.
Post breakfast leave for Coorg. Check into hotel. Coorg known for spice plantation, Tea plantation and breathtaking landscapes. Visit Raja's Seat, Omkareshwara Temple, Abbey Falls, Buddhist settlement at Bylekuppe & Kaveri Nisargadhama. Evening back to hotel and enjoy serene beauty of Coorg. Overnight at Coorg hotel.
Post breakfast leave for Mangalore. Enjoy scenic drive and check in to hotel after arrive. Later proceed to visit Bejal Musuem, Rosario Cathedral, St. Aloysius Chapel, Kudroli Temple, Tannirbhavi beach etc. Evening back to hotel and Overnight at Mangalore.
After morning breakfast leave for Gokarna. En route visit to Murdeshwar Temple and lord shiva statue. Continue drive to Gokarna and after arriving, check in to hotel. Relax for the day and stay overnight at Gokarna.
Post breakfast day at leisure to spend time on beaches. Also pay a visit to Mahabaleshwar Temple. Overnight at Gokarna.
In the morning, post breakfast, leave for Badami. On arrive check in to hotel and relax for the day. Overnight at hotel in Badami.
After Breakfast at hotel, full day Badami caves will be on cards for you. There are four caves here. The first three belong to the Vedic faith and the fourth cave is the only Jain Temple in Badami. The first cave temple - past Shiva's door Keepers - and there he is the eighteen-armed Nataraj striking 81 dance poses. Post sightseeing back to hotel, Overnight at Badami.
After Breakfast at Hotel, proceed for excursion of Bijapur. On arrive visit Bijapur fort, Gol Gumbuz, Bara Kaman and Ibrahim Rouza. Evening back to Badami and stay overnight at hotel.
After Breakfast at Hotel, Leave for Hampi(140km/3 hrs). En route visit to Aihole - A tranquil village on the banks of the Malaprabha river. Aihole is acclaimed as the cradle of Hindu temple architecture. There are hundreds of temples in the villages and fields nearby.
Also pay a visit to Pattadakal, with its beautifully chiselled temples. This World Heritage Site on the banks of the Malaprabha River bears testimony to the richness of Chalukyan architecture. Post en route, continue drive to Hampi, On arrive Check in to hotel. Overnight at Hampi hotel.
After breakfast at Hotel, Go for full day Hampi sightseeing. Hampi is a village in northern Karnataka state in India. It is located within the ruins of Vijayanagara, the former capital of the Vijayanagara Empire. Predating the city of Vijayanagara, it continues to be an important religious centre, housing the Virupaksha Temple, as well as several other monuments belonging to the old city. The ruins are a UNESCO World Heritage Site, listed as the Group of Monuments at Hampi. Overnight at Hampi
In the morning, after breakfast at hotel, proceed to Hassan. En route visit to Chickmagalur to enjoy scenic views. Continue your drive to Hassan. On arrive check in to hotel and stay overnight at Hassan.
After breakfast at hotel, proceed for excursion of Belur. The historic town Belur - one of the monuments of Karnataka, is beautifully set on banks of Yagachi river, amidst lush surroundings in Hassan district of Karnataka. Another excursion is Halebidu (which was previously called Dorasamudra or Dwarasamudra) - the regal capital of the Hoysala Empire in the 12th century. It is home to some of the best examples of Hoysala architecture.
Most notable are the ornate Hoysaleswara and Kedareswara temples. The city got the name "Halebidu" because it was rsacked two times during the invasion of Mallik Kafur. Evening drive back to Hassan and overnight at Hotel.
Leave for bangalore after the breakfast. Enroute visit to Shravanabelagola is one of the most important pilgrimage destinations in Jainism. Continue drive to Bangalore. On arrive check in to hotel, relax for the day or explore nearby local markets.
Have a healthy breakfast in the morning. Later, Travelogy India representative would drop you at Bangalore airport for further destination. You tour terminates here with beautiful memories.