Duration : 10 Days / 9 Nights
Destination Covered : Bangalore -Hassan - Hospet – Hampi - Goa
The South India Temple Tour of 10 Days will give you an ultimate experience of visiting the ancient temples. South India has huge collection of temples and is considered as the “world-class temple destination”. The exquisitely designed temples and wooden or stone carved figures are of great importance and attract the tourists from all over the world. These are considered as sources of spiritual teachings, divine powers and culture. To perform poojas or rituals, these glorious temples remain overcrowded throughout the year. Get set and go for this divine journey to the mesmerizing destinations of South India. Travelogy India specially designs the itineraries according to your requirements.
Travelogy India’s representative will welcome you on your arrival in Bangalore, who will escort you to the hotel booked for you. He will also assist you in the check in process. There you will be given all the tour related papers along with a short description about the tour. Overnight stay will be in Bangalore.
On the second day of your tour, you will have the glimpses of Administrative buildings of this beautiful city. You will see variety of attractive flowers in the botanical gardens. After that you will get into your car to continue your journey towards Hassan (it will take 3 hrs). After reaching Hassan, you will check into the hotel.
On the third day, you will visit the beautiful temples of Hoysala, Belur and Halebid via Hassan. Halebid was the capital of the Hoysalas from the 11th century. The Hoysaleshwara temple and the Chenna Kesava Vishnu temple are the major attractions you will get to witness.
In the morning, a fascinating excursion to Sravanabelgola is on the cards for you. The impressive statue of Gomateshwara, (20 mt high, carved out of a single rock) is the major attraction. A panoramic view from the top of Indiragiri can be seen. In the evening, you will return back to your hotel at Hassan, where you will relax for the rest of the time.
In the morning after breakfast, we will check out from the hotel and head towards Hospet by road, After reaching Hospet, you will check into the hotel. In the evening, visit the Tungabhadra Dam. The area around the dam is a popular picnic spot. Overnight at hotel
After breakfast at hotel spend a whole day exploring Hospet and Hampi. First visit Hampi, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Later visit the Vittala Temple with a huge stone chariot in its complex. Many pf the halls here are noted for their extraordinary pillars with intricate carvings. There are also a set of pillars, known as ‘musical pillars’, which resonate when tapped. The path that connects the ancient Hampi Bazaar to the Vittala temple leads to Riverside Ruins. Also visit the Virupaksha Temple that is believed to be one of the oldest active temples from 7th century in India. Also see Kadalekalu Ganesha - a giant statue of the elephant headed Hindu god Ganesha. Next visit amongst the most famous icons of Hampi - Lakshmi Narasimha, which is a giant monolithic statue of the man-lion god.
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Morning breakfast and check out and proceed to Badami. Arrive Badami in the noon and check into the hotel.. After Lunch enjoy halft day sightseeing visiting to Badami Caves Picturesquely situated at the mouth of a ravine between two rocky hills, the exquisite sculptures and the rust red sandstone cliffs of Badami. Overnight stay at Badami.
Morning breakfast, Later enjoy sightseeing of Badami temple, A full day’s tour of Pattadakal and Aihole will be on the cards for you. In Pattadakal the Sangameswara temple, the Kailashnath temple of Kanchipuram, numerous Hindu and Jain temples at Aihole are the major attractions you will visit. Besides, the Ravala temple, Sculptures at the Ladkhan temple and the impressive Durga Temple will draw your attention. After a fun filled day, you will return back to Badami and overnight stay.
Post breakfast, in the morning you will leave for Goa. After check in hotel proceed to half day sightseeing of Goa. Explore the churches and temples of Goa including Santa Cruz Cathedral, Sri Mangueras Temple. Go back to the hotel for an overnight stay.
The next day you will move towards airport to board your flight to return back home.