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South India Extensive Tour

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


Day 01 : Arrive Bangalore
Arrive Bangalore. Meeting/assistance at airport and transfer to hotel. Overnight at hotel.

Day 02 : Bangalore
Morning breakfast at hotel and leave for half day city tour of Bangalore visiting Vidhan Soudha, the Legislative Assembly, famed for its massive carved sandalwood doors and the Lal Bagh, a botanical garden boasting one of the largest Banyan trees in Asia. Rest of the day free for independent activities.
Overnight at hotel.

Day 03: Bangalore/Mysore (135 kms/3hrs)
Morning breakfast at hotel and drive to Mysore enroute visit rirangapatanam 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 to Mysore upon arrival check in at hotel. Afternoon city tour of Mysore visiting Tipu Sultan's museum & Palace, Brindaban Garden etc.
Overnight at hotel.

Day 04 : Mysore/Hassan (115 kms/2.5hrs)
Morning after leisure 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.Thereafter continue your drive to Hassan upon arrival check in at hotel. Afternoon city tour of Hassan.

Overnight at hotel.

Day 05 : Hassan/Belur/Halebid
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. retrurn back to hassan for Overnight stay.

Day 06 : Hassan/Hospet (255kms/6hrs)
Morning breakfast at hotel and drive to Hospet. Upon arrival check
in at hotel. Afternoon visit various temple of Hospet. Overnight at hotel.

Day 07 : Hospet/Hampi/Hospet

Morning breakfast at hotel and excursion to Hampi capital of Vijaynagar. visiting the crumbling ruins of temples, the broken dance of nymph, the impassive restistance of fortifications, worn sulptures of demons, gods soldiers, elephant, snakes....Vuithala temple, Hemkuta temple,Kadalkalu Ganesh temple, lotus mahal etc. return back to hotel for overnight stay.

Day 08 : Hospet/Badami (110 kms/2.5hrs)

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 o 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 deties of Mahavir, Jain sdaint parsanatha and there are also some beautiful thogh faded frescos. Overnight at hotel.

Day 09 : Badami/Pattadakal/Aihloe
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 decoreted 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.
return back to hotel for overnight stay.

Day 10 : Badami/Bijapur (110kms/2.5hrs)

Morning breakfast at hotel and drive to Bijapur. Enroute visit Gol Gumbaz, the great mausoleum of Ibrahim's successor Muhammad Adil Shah III. Thereafter continue your drive to Bijapur upon arrival check in at hotel. Afternoon city tour of Bijapur the great monuments built y Muslim rulers of Bijapur Adil Shah sultan's are masterpieces of Islamic architecture, "city of Victory" is great cannon known as the malik-E-
Maidan, Jama Masjid and Ibrahim Roza is said have inspired the Taj Mahal. Overnight at hotel.

Day 11 : Bijapur/Goa (320 kms/7hrs)

Morning breakfast at hotel and drive to Goa. Upon arrival check in at hotel. Rest of the day at leisure. Overnight at hotel.

Day 12 : Goa

Morning breakfast at hotel. Full day relax at beach. Overnight at hotel.

Day 13 : Goa

Morning breakfast at hotel. Full day relax at beach. Overnight at hotel.

Day 14 : Goa/Bombay by IC 866 at 0715/0815 hrs

Morning breakfast at hotel. Intime meeting/assistance at hotel and transfer to aiport to board flight for Bombay. Arrive Bombay meeting/assistance at airporty and transfer to hotel. After wash and change city tour of bombay visiting Chowpatti, Gateway of India, Prince wales Museum, Dhobi Ghat (open laundry), Malabar hill, Hanging garden, Kamla Nehru park, Haji Ali Mosque, Marine drive ( Queen's necklees) Mahalakshmi Temple etc. Overnight stay at hotel.

Day 15 : Bombay onwards destination

Morning breakfast at hotel. Intime meeting/assistance at hotel and transfer to airport to board return flight. Hotel check out at 1200 noon.