16 Days - South India Tour ( Karnataka Speical)

Bangalore - Mysore - Coorg - Mangalore - Murdeshwar - Gokarna - Badami - Bijapur - Aihole - Pattadakal - Hampi - Chickmanglur - Hassan - Shravanbelgola - Bangalore

Overview

South India is a beautiful destination 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.

Highlights

  • Bull Temple, Vidhan Soudha and Lal Bagh - Bangalore
  • Mysore Palace, Chamundi Hills, Jagmohan Palace - Mysore
  • Raja's Seat, Omkareshwar Temple, Abbey Falls - Coorg
  • Bejal Museum, Rosario Cathedral - Mangalore
  • Spend time on beaches at Gokarna
  • Sightseeing of Badami Caves
  • Ruins of Vijayanagar at Hampi

Day Wise Itinerary

Day 1 : Arrive Bangalore

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.

Day 2 : Bangalore Sightseeing

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. Stay Overnight at hotel.

Day 3 : Bangalore - Mysore (by surface approx 144 kms / 3 hrs)

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 Brindavan gardens.

Evening back to hotel for overnight at Mysore.

Day 4 : Mysore - Coorg (by surface approx 118 kms / 2.5 hrs)

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.

Day 5 : Coorg - Mangalore (by surface approx 138 kms / 3 hrs)

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.

Day 6 : Mangalore - Murdeshwar - Gokarna (by surface approx 232 kms / 5 hrs)

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.

Day 7 : Gokarna Sightseeing

Post breakfast day at leisure to spend time on beaches. Also pay a visit to Mahabaleshwar Temple. Overnight at Gokarna.

Day 8 : Gokarna – Badami (by surface approx 250 kms / 5 hrs)

In the morning, post breakfast, leave for Badami. On arrive check in to hotel and relax for the day. Overnight at hotel in Badami.

Day 9 : Badami Sightseeing

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.

Day 10 : Badami - Bijapur - Badami (by surface approx 120 kms / 2.5 hrs – one way)

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.

Day 11 : Badami - Aihole - Pattadakal - Hampi (by surface approx 140 kms / 3 hrs)

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 Chalukya architecture.

Post en route, continue drive to Hampi, On arrival check in to hotel. Overnight at Hampi hotel.

Day 12 : Hampi Sightseeing

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 Vijayanagar, the former capital of the Vijayanagar Empire.

Predating the city of Vijayanagar, 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.

Day 13 : Hampi - Chickmanglur - Hassan (by surface approx 360 kms / 7 hrs)

In the morning, after breakfast at hotel, proceed to Hassan. En route visit to Chickmanglur to enjoy scenic views. Continue your drive to Hassan. On arrive check in to hotel and stay overnight at Hassan.

Day 14 : Hassan Sightseeing (Belur & Halebidu)

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 Hoysaleshwara and Kedareshwara temples. The city got the name "Halebidu" because it was racked two times during the invasion of Mallik Kafur.

Evening drive back to Hassan and overnight at Hotel.

Day 15 : Hassan - Shravanbelagola - Bangalore (by surface approx 184 kms / 4 hrs)

Leave for Bangalore after the breakfast. Enroute visit to Shravanbelagola 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.

Day 16 : Bangalore (Departure)

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.

Inclusions

  • Meeting and assistance upon arrival / departure by Travelogy India representative.
  • Accommodation in standard category of rooms at all hotels
  • Breakfast in the respected Hotel during the tour.
  • English speaking Guide.
  • All Transfers & sightseeing by Private A/C Deluxe Car including fuel, Toll Taxes, Road Taxes, Driver’s Allowance.
  • All applicable Hotel Taxes & Service Taxes.

Exclusions

  • Personal expense such as use of mini bar, mineral water, laundry, telephone etc. at the hotels. All such expenses will have to be paid directly.
  • Meals that are not mentioned in the inclusions & Tips.
  • Any Flights/India VISA/Medical Insurance.
  • Extra cost due to strike, political problem, flight delay & cancel.
  • Monuments Entrance Fees that has to be paid directly at time of arrival at Monuments.
  • Any other thing that has not been mentioned in the "Cost Inclusions".

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