Karnataka - The Jewel of South India
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16 Days/ 15 Nights
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Karnataka in Southern India is loaded with glittering palaces, national parks, ancient ruins, beaches, yoga centres and legendary hang-outs. Karnataka hosts numerous spots ranked as the fourth most popular destination for tourism among the states of India. At its nerve centre is the capital Bengaluru (Bangalore), a progressive city famous for its craft beer and restaurant scene. Heading out of town you'll encounter the evergreen rolling hills of Kodagu, dotted with spice and coffee plantations, the regal splendour of Mysuru (Mysore), and jungles teeming with monkeys, tigers and Asia’s biggest population of elephants. It’s cultural enclave offers tranquil Hampi with hammocks, psychedelic sunsets and boulder-strewn ruins and blissful, virtually untouched coastline around Gokarna, blessed with beautiful coves and empty sands.
HAMPI - a UNESCO World Heritage Site, 14th century temples. Chronicles left by Persian and European travellers, particularly the Portuguese. The magnificent ruins of Hampi dot an unearthly landscape that has captivated travellers for centuries. The main travellers’ ghetto has traditionally been Hampi Bazaar, a village crammed with budget lodges, shops and restaurants, and towered over by the majestic Virupaksha Temple. Tranquil Virupapur Gaddi across the river has become a new popular hang-out.
Badami - The heart melting landscape accompanied by beautifully done temples and fort can easily draw the attention of the travellers from around the globe. It is the regal capital of the Badami Chalukyas from 540 to 757 AD. It is famous for its rock cut structural temples. Once the capital of the mighty Chalukya empire, today Badami is famous for its magnificent rock-cut cave temples, and red sandstone cliffs that resemble the Wild West.
KARNATAKA – The Jewel of South India
Rolling hills, Spice and Coffee plantations, Regal Splendor & Asia’s biggest population of elephants.
(BANGALORE, COORG, WAYANAD, KABINI, HASAN, CHITRADURGA, HOSPET, BADAMI, GOKARNA)
BEST SEASON -Round of the year
NO OF DAYS/ NIGHTS: 16 Days/ 15 Nights
ACTIVITY: Cultural, Historic, Ancient Temples, Picturesque Landscape
* Visit Dubare Elephant Camp, Raja’s Seat & Omkareshwara Temple.
* Visit Bylekuppe Buddhist Monastery, Madikeri Fort (Coorg)
* Visit Lakkidi view point (Wayanad)
* Visit the famous Kabini national park
* Visit Edakal Caves &BansuraSagar Dam (Wayanad)
* Visit to Pookode Lake
* Visit to Vittala and Hazara Rama temples
* Ramachandra temple & Lotus Mahal.
* Visit Fort at Chitradurga
* Enjoy a visit to Hindu and Jain temples in north Karnataka
* Explore the Badami Fort, Mahakuta Temple & Banashankari Temple (Badami)
* Visit to Mahabaleshwara temple (Gokarna)
ARRIVAL AT BANGALORE AIRPORT, OVERNIGHT AT BANGALORE
DRIVE TO COORG (265Kms/ 6Hrs)
FULL DAY IN COORG to experience emerald landscapes and hectares of spice & Coffee plantations
Drive to WAYANAD (137Kms/ 4Hrs). Enjoy the fantastically unspoilt landscape remote forest reserve
Day trip to KABINI wildlife sanctuary (232Kms/ 5Hrs) -beckons with the promise of elephants, gaur, deer and a rumour of tiger. Located on the southern fringes of the Nagarahole National Park
Drive TO HASSAN (205Kms/ 5Hrs) - eventful and rich history of the rule of the Hoysalas.
Day trip to BELUR & HALEBID (85Kms/ 2Hrs). Visit 12th-century Hindu temples, best examples of Hoysala architecture
Drive to CHITRADURGA & HOSPET (328Kms/ 8Hrs)- Visit the Chitradurga Fort
Visit HAMPI - a UNESCO World Heritage Site, 14th century temples. Chronicles left by Persian and European travellers, particularly the Portuguese
Visit AIHOLE, PATTADKAL and drive to BADAMI (271Kms/ 6Hrs) – visit the historic site of ancient and medieval era Buddhist, Hindu and Jain monuments, 7th and 8th century CE Hindu and Jain temples
FULL DAY AT BADAMI – the regal capital of the Badami Chalukyas from 540 to 757 AD. It is famous for its rock cut structural temples.
DRIVE TO GOKARNA (250Kms/ 6Hrs)
FULL DAY AT GOKARNA Beach - scenic, with the rocky mountains and Western Ghats on one side and the Arabian Sea on the other.
TRANSFER TO HUBLI AIRPORT FOR DEPARTURE (147Kms/ 3Hrs)
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