Karnataka Ancient Glories
Duration : 13 Nights / 14 Days
Destinations Covered : Mumbai – Mysore – Chikmangalur – Hospet – Hampi – Badami – Goa
Day – 2 & 3 » Mysore
Over the next two days explore Mysoret and the surrounding area. Places of interest in Mysore include the Maharaja’s Palace. Outside Mysore visit the ruins of Tipu sultan’s capital at Srirangapatna, and the Kesava temple at Somnathpur.
Day – 4 » Mysore – Chikmagalur
Today visit the Jain pilgrimage site at Sravanabelagola, noted for its 17 metre high image of Lord Gomateshvara, which is cut intothe rock of Indragiri hill. Continue to Chikmangalur to stay for two nights at the Taj Garden Retreat.
Day – 5 » Chikmagalur
Visit the temples at Belur and Halebid, which are renowned for their fine sculptures.
Day – 6 » Chikmangalur – Hospet
Travel north to Hospet your base from which to visit hampi. Stay for three nights at the Malligi Tourist Home.
Day – 7 & 8 » Hampi
Explore the exceptional ruins at Hampi.
Day – 9 » Hospet – Badami
Drive across the Deccan Plateau to Badami, dramatically sited in a gorge between two sandstone hills. In the afternoon visit South Fort famous for its 6th century cave temples carved in to the sandstone cliffs. Stay two nights at the Badami Court hotel.
Day – 10 » Badami
From Badami visit the remarkable temples at Aihole and Pattadakal. Aihole was the first Chalukyan capital and is regarded as the birthplace of Indian temple architecture.
Day – 11 » Badami – Goa
Leave early this morning for the beautiful drive over the Western Ghats to Goa to stay for three nights at the Taj Exotica (villa room) overlooking the Arabian Sea.
Day – 12 & 13 » Badami – Goa
At leisure. If you tire of lazing on the beach then Old Goa, the spiritual heart of Portuguese Goa is worth Visiting.
Day – 14 » Goa – Mumbai
Today transfer to the airport for your return flight to Mumbai.