Culture of Karnataka with wildlife will offer you a chance to explore the world-renowned destinations of the state such as Bangalore, Mysore, Hassan, Hospet and Badami. You are also going to explore the diverse wildlife of the region through jungle safaris at the Dandeli National Park and Nagarhole wildlife sanctuary. Along with this, the tour also includes a visit to Goa, where you will not only enjoy sightseeing, but will also enjoy fun activities on the beach.
- Visit to Lal Bagh, ISKCON temple in Bangalore
- Tipu Sultan’s Palace at Mysore
- A Jungle safari into the Nagarhole National Park
- Day-trip to Belur and Halebid Temples, UNESCO World Heritage Site, Hassan
- Explore the ruins of the Vijayanagar empire at Hampi
- Admire the great architecture of Pattadakal and Aihole Temples, Badami
- Wildlife safari into the Dandeli Wildlife Sanctuary
- Visit the popular churches of Goa including the Basilica of Bom Jesus
- Indulge in water sports activity of Goa
- Enjoy local Goa and seafood at the shacks by Goa beaches
After your arrival at the Bangalore international airport, get transported to your hotel. After freshening-up, leave for the city tour. You are going to explore the major attractions of the city such as Vidhana Soudha, Lal Bagh, ISKON temple and Bangalore Palace. Night stay.
Have your breakfast and leave for Mysore by road. On the way, halt at Srirangapatnam (around 145 kms). It is a small town near Mysore, which has a lot of religious cultural, historic and religious importance. Later, continue towards Mysore, the second-largest city of Karnataka. Once you reach there, check into the hotel for staying overnight. If you want, you can take a stroll to explore the surroundings.
On day 3 relish your breakfast and leave your hotel room for visiting the popular attractions of Mysore. You will get a chance to explore Tipu Sultan's Palace. This palace was a summer retreat for the ruler. It is also known as the Wooden Palace as along with stones and bricks, it is also made up of wood. Later visit Somnathpura, popular for its temples, the most famous one being the Chennakesava Temple. Night stay at Mysore.
In the morning as you have your breakfast, begin your road journey towards the Nagarhole National Park. Also known as Rajiv Gandhi National Park, it houses a large variety of flora and fauna. On arrival, check into a jungle resort. Embark on a jungle safari for exploring the wildlife in the park. Return to the lodge for dinner and overnight stay.
Day 5 of the tour is booked for two jungle safaris into the park, one will be in the morning and the other one will be in the afternoon. Spot animals like Snakes, Four-Horned Antelope, Sloth Bear, Porcupine, Jackal, Mouse-deer. Later, you can also indulge in nature walks. Night stay.
Leave by road for Hassan, after relishing breakfast. It is home to a number of temples. On reaching, check into the hotel. Have your lunch and leave for exploring Belur and Halebid Temples. This UNESCO world heritage site is an amazing example of South Indian architecture. There are numerous ancient temples such as Chennakesava Temple, the Vir Narayan and the Chennigaraya temple. Night halt in Hassan.
Have your breakfast, begin your road journey towards Hospet. Directly move to the hotel for freshening-up. A small town, it is well-connected with several important places. If you want you can take a leisure walk. Overnight stay at your hotel.
On the 8th day, post breakfast, begin your one hour drive towards Hampi, situated within the ruins of the Vijayanagara Empire. This UNESCO world heritage site, is the remains of the largest empire in India's history. During the day, explore the remains of the kingdom that include Virupaksha Temple, UddanaVeerabhadra temple etc. Back to Hospet for staying overnight.
Have your breakfast and leave for Badami. Earlier known as Vatapi, it is well-known for rock cut as well as other structural temples. On arriving, check in at your hotel. Explore the surroundings that will include cave temples, gateways, forts, inscriptions and sculptures. Night stay.
Relish your breakfast and later leave for a day trip to Pattadakal and Aihole Temples. Both these complexes house a number of ancient temples and are UNESCO world heritage sites as well. The temples here are a mix of Dravidian, Northern and Indo-Aryan architecture. Night stay in Badami.
After having your breakfast, begin driving towards Dandeli Wildlife Sanctuary, the second largest wildlife sanctuary of Karnatak. On arrival, move to your jungle Lodge. Post lunch, jungle safari into the park where you will be able to spot animals like tigers, leopards, black panthers, elephants, gaur, deer, antelopes, and bears. Back to the lodge for dinner and overnight stay.
After an early morning safari, get transported by road to Goa which is 108 kms away. One of the most popular tourist destinations of the country, it is visited by a large number of tourists every year. You can do numerous activities here such as sightseeing, water sports, partying, and much more. Get to your hotel after arriving. Spend the day in doing activities of your interest. Enjoy a stroll along the beach. Shop for souvenirs from the popular flea markets, enjoy can buy bamboo products, colorful clothes, fake products etc. Night stay.
Entire day-13 is booked for sightseeing of Goa. You will cover the popular attractions such as Aguada Fort, Basilica of Bom Jesus, St. Cajetan Church, The Church of Mae de Deus etc. After a whole day is sightseeing, relax in the shacks built along the beaches. Enjoy the local Goan and seafood here. Overnight stay.
If you are an adventure enthusiast, then you can indulge in various kinds of water sports activities such as parasailing, windsurfing, dinghy sailing, motor biking and so on. You can also do other activities of your interest such as taking a walk, sunbathing and reading. Night stay at your hotel.
Get an assisted transfer to the airport. From the Goa international Airport avail flights for home. Return home with cherished memories.
- 15 Days / 14 Night
- Bangalore - Mysore - Nagarhol...