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South India Heritage Tour

Destinations :
Bangalore, Mysore, Hassan, Halebid, Belur, Hampi, Hospet, Badami, Pattakadal, Aihole, Bijapur, Goa, Mumbai.
Duration: 14 nights /15 days

Day 01: Arrive Bangalore by flight
Vidhan Sauda  Banglore Tour PackagesArrive Bangalore airport. After clearing your custom & immigrations you shall be met by our representative outside the exit gate of the arrival hall.  After meeting/assistance and traditional welcome at the airport transfer to hotel. Rest of the day/night at leisure to overcome jet-leg of the long flight & to recuperate to our weather conditions.

Bangalore
the fifth largest city in India is the capital of Karnataka. The presence of many parks and botanical gardens gave the name of ' Garden city ' to Bangalore. Any tourist can start his tour from Bangalore with its ancient forts, temples, gardens and shopping. Overnight stay at hotel.

Day 02: Bangalore
Morning breakfast at hotel and leave for city tour of Bangalore.

Tipu Sultan Palace
Located in the old city, on Albert Victor Road, the atmospheric palace was built around 1790. Dilapidated though it is today, it evokes vivid memories of the legendary soldier king who bravely repulsed the power-hungry British. The wooden edifice is marked by a profusion of balconies, graceful arches and lofty pillars. Replicating the Daria Daulat Bagh at Srirangapatna, it served as Tipu's summer palace.
 
Lal Bagh
Lal Bagh  Bangalore, Tour PackagesEstablished way back in 1740 by Hyder Ali, it is home to a mango tree planted by the legendary warrior king Tipu Sultan. Housed here are several species of plants imported from London's Kew Gardens by the Raj-era Garden's Superintendent John Cameron in the 1870s. It was he who also commissioned the Glass House here. Every year around August 15, a flower show is held at Lal Bagh attracting gardening enthusiasts from around the city.

Vidhana Soudha
An imposing 46m high Bangalore granite monument that resembles the Temple architectural style houses the Legislative Chambers of the state government. The building has 22 departments and 300 rooms, four domes on all its corners and the four-headed lion.

The Fort
Originally built in mud by Kempe Gowda in 1537, Tippu extended and fortified the fort and is known today for its beautifully carved Islamic-style arches, the well-preserved Ganapathi Temple and beautiful carvings on its exteriors depicting Sri Krishna playing his flute.

Cubbon Park
Lord Cubbon laid down the 300-acre park in 1864. A perfect place for joggers and nature walkers, it also has red Gothic structures to see such as the State Central Library with its rare treasure of books, architectural style and fluted pillars, the High Court, the Cheshire Dyer Memorial Hall, Ottawa Chatter, Museum, Century Club and the Press Club. Overnight stay at hotel.

Day 03: Bangalore/Srirangpatnam/Mysore (135 kms)
Morning breakfast at hotel and drive to Mysore. Enroute visit Srirangapatanam is imposing temple of another Hindu deity Rangnath, anaspect of Lord Vishnu and the splendour of Tipu sultan's summer Palace. Thereafter continue your drive towards Mysore, wending along through verdant and hilly countryside, where the legendary warrior Tipu Sultan built the island fortress and Summer Palace entirely of wood, with exquisitely painted walls. Upon arrival check in at hotel.

Maysore
Cultural capital of Karnataka, Mysore is a majestic, mysterious and mesmersing city.  It has inherited all Indian traditions with modernity.  Mysore has a number of historical and heritage buildings. The Royal City of Mysore, a beautiful city ideal for people who wish to live a peaceful life.  Mysore is a place well renowned for Dasara festival and is a favored tourism destination throughout India.

Afternoon city tour of Mysore
The City of 17 Palaces, Maharaja's City Palace being one of the largest in the country. include the zoological gardens, the Chamundi Temple, handicraft Centre and 22 kms away - the Brindavan Gardens, which are a sight by day and night. Evening visit to the gardens where there are many illuminated fountains. Overnight stay at hotel.

Day 04 : Mysore/Sravanbelagola/Hassan (115 kms)

Mysore Temple Tour PackagesMorning breakfast at hotel and drive to Hassan. Enroute visit Sravanbelagola visiting The huge 17.7mtr high monolithic statue of first Jain sage Gommateshwara Bahubali and Frescoes.

Hassan
Around 190 kms from the capital city of Bangalore is Hassan, an ideal base to explore the historical places like Belur, Haleibid and Shravanbelagola. Not much is known about the history of the place, but only that it was under the rule of the great Hoysala Empire between the 11th and the 14th century. Although there is not much importance attached to Hassan, it was known to be an important center of Jainism and literature of Jain articles. It forms the best base camp for the important places of the historical important places. Thereafter continue your drive to Hassan. Upon arrival check in at hotel. Afternoon city tour of Hassan. Overnight stay at hotel.

Day 05: Hassan/Belur/Halebid/Hassan
Morning breakfast at hotel and excursion to Belur and Halebid go together like twin city and both were home to Hoysala dynasty visiting Cenna Kesava temple and minuiiture shrines flank the steps to the ekatachala temple. Narashima Pillarwhich used to rotate on its own axis and intricately carved mohini Pillar in Belur.Thereafter visit halebid visiting Ancient Hoysala sculpture & Architecture Hoysaleswar Temple, Dikutachala Temple, Shantaleswra temple Kedareswara Temple etc. Thereafter retrurn back to Hassan. Overnight stay at hotel.

Day 06: Hassan/Hospet (255 kms)
Morning breakfast at hotel and drive to Hospet. Upon arrival check in at hotel. Afternoon visit various temple and explore the beautiful world of Hospet. The touristic importance of this lies in its proximity to Hampi, the site of the Medieval Vijaynagar Empire, is the most evocative of all the ruins in Karnataka. Overnight stay at hotel.

Day 07: Hospet/Hampi/Hospet
Morning breakfast at hotel and excursion to Hampi - A world Heritage site, Hampi is located on the banks of River Tungabhadra. Capital of Vijaynagara Kings. sightseeing tour of Hampi visiting the crumbling ruins of temples, the broken dance of nymph, the impassive resistance of fortifications, worn sulptures of demons, gods soldiers, elephant, snakes. Vuithala temple, Hemkuta temple, Kadalkalu Ganesh temple, lotus mahal. Images carved out of a single rock are feature of Hampi the most spectacular is that of the man lion god Narashimha. Thereafter return back to hotel. Overnight stay at hotel.

Day 08: Hospet/Badami (110 kms)
Morning breakfast at hotel and drive to Badami once the capital of Chalukyas, until they were outsed by Pallava king. Badami nestles amongst hills which enclose the healing waters of Bhuthanatha Lake. Upon arrival check in at hotel. Afternoon city tour of Badami visitng the gigantic carvings on the walls of the four cave temples of Four armed Vishnu , Shiva, shown in many forms as Natraja, Ardhanareshwar, Bhuthanatha and as lingam, Krishna, and Jain deities of Mahavir, Jain saint parsanatha and there are also some beautiful though faded frescos. Overnight stay at hotel.

Day 09: Badami/Pattadakal/Aihloe/Badami
Morning breakfast at hotel and excursion to Pattadakal and Aihole. Chalukya has left a scattering of fine temples, all built with local pink sand stone, the eighth century Virupaksha temple, Mallkiarjuna and papanatha temples decorated with detailed scenes from the epics and the ninth century Jain temples. Later visit to Aihole the first capital of Chalukyas and the city of Aryans visiting Temple Lad khan dating back from AD 450 is probably Aihole's oldest building, Temple of Durga, Hulchimalli temple dedicated to Hindu Gods Shiva, Vishnu and Brahma, lower down the hill is Buddhist temple and one of the finest temples, the Ravana Phadi, is carved out of sandstone. Thereafter return back to hotel. Overnight stay at hotel.

Day 10: Badami/Bijapur (110 kms)
Morning breakfast at hotel and drive to Bijapur. Enroute visit Gol Gumbaz the second largest dome in the world. The great mausoleum of Ibrahim's successor Muhammad Adil Shah III. It is well known for whispering gallery- where the sound echoes 11 times! Thereafter continue your drive to Bijapur. Upon arrival check in at hotel. Afternoon city tour of Bijapur the great monuments built the Muslim rulers of Bijapur Adil Shah sultan's are masterpieces of Islamic architecture. Standing on the formidable Fort wall that enclose the "City of Victory" is great cannon known as the Malik-E-Maidan (King of the Plains), Jama Masjid and Ibrahim Roza is said have inspired the Taj Mahal. Overnight stay at hotel.

Day 11: Bijapur/Goa (320 kms)
Morning breakfast at hotel and drive to Goa. Upon arrival check in at hotel. Rest of the day at leisure. Overnight stay at hotel.

Day 12: Goa
Morning breakfast at hotel followed by full day sightseeing of Goa - visiting Old Goa, the most important Cathedrals and churches - namely Se-Cathedral, Church of St. Francis Xavier, St. Catherine's Church, Arch of Vice Roy of Goa.  Miramar Beach - This is the only beach close to any city and has a good view of the river Mandovi flowing into the sea. Also visit Dona Paula fishing village which is a small village at the tip of Panaji, the place has a very good view point and a monument at the same place. Overnight stay at hotel.

Day 13 : Goa
Goa Beach Tour PackagesMorning breakfast at hotel. Full day relax at beach. No transport service for today. Overnight stay at hotel.

Day 14: Goa/Mumbai by flight
Morning breakfast at hotel. Intime meeting/assistance at hotel and transfer to aiport to board flight for Bombay. Arrive Bombay meeting/assistance at airport and transfer to hotel. Afternoon half day city tour to Mumbai visiting Gateway of India, Prince Of Whale Museum, Dhobi Ghat (open laundry), Malabar hill, Hanging garden, Kamla Nehru park, Chowpatti, Marine drive (Queen's necklees). Overnight stay at hotel.

Day 15: Mumbai/onward destination by flight
Morning breakfast at hotel. Intime meeting/assistance at hotel and transfer to airport to board your return flight to your onward destination.

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