India's sixth largest city. Bangalore's reputation as a garden city is attributed to Lalbagh, the superb botanical garden laid out by Haidar Ali in 1760. Tipu Sultan added a wealth of plants and trees from many countries. Bull Temple, the Monolithic Nandi Bull, is believed to have grown in size and now measures nearly 5 meters in the height and over 6 meters in length. It is made of grey granite. The establishment of the Summer Palace to the south was started by Haidar Ali and completed by his son Tipu Sultan in 1789. The structure has a substantial amount of wood, with the walls and ceilings painted in brilliant colors with beautiful carvings. The Vidhan Soudha or the State Secretariat, built in 1954, is the main attraction of this city. It is a marvel of modern architecture and is a fine amalgamation of traditional Dravidian and modern styles.
Location : Bangalore-Mysore-hassan-Hospet-Badami-Aihole-Pattadakal-Bijapur-Gulbarga-Hyderabad
Duration: 8N/9D Days - Mysore (1N) - Hassan (1N) - Hospet (2N) -Badami (2N) -Bijapur (1N) - Gulbarga (1N) - Hyderabad
Day 01: Bangalore/Mysore (140Kms / 3 Hrs):
Pick up from Bangalore City Hotel at around 09:00am & and proceed to Mysore- Known for its magnificent palaces and majestic buildings, sprawling gardens and treelined boulevards, shimmering silks and sandalwood, the ‘City Royale’ always figures in the tourist’s itinerary, Enroute visit Srirangapatna - Island fortress of Tippu Sultan. Visit Tippu's summer Palace, Mosque, and Srirangapatna Temple. On arrival in Mysore check into a hotel and evening visit Chamundi Hill - perched a top a hill-the 4.8m tall monolith of Nandi and the gigantic Mahishasura statue are added attractions. Maharaja Palace - the palace is a splendid structure in the Indo-Saracenic Style, among its many attractions are a magnificent gold throne displayed during the Dasara celebrations, Later on in the evening visit Brindavan Garden - the Krishna Raja Sagar Dam after sundown, when musical fountains and colored lights transform this place into a magical fairyland Return to hotel and overnight at Mysore Hotel.
Day 02: Mysore / Hassan (120kms/3hrs):
Morning breakfast, check out and proceed to Hassan, enroute visit Shravanabelagola - The monolithic statue of Lord Gomateshwara, a Jain saint and an object of worship for centuries, standing atop one of the hills. On arrival check into a hotel. After lunch visit Belur - The most photographed and perhaps the best and they are a must on every tourist's temple itinerary and Halebid - the temple, perched on a star-shaped base amidst lawns, is a sculptural extravaganza. Overnight at Hotel Hassan.
Day 03: Hassan /Hospet - Hampi (360kms/7hrs):
Early morning breakfast, checkout and proceed to Hampi- the World Heritage Center, is the most beautiful and evocative of all the ruins of Karnataka. Capital of Vijayanagar kingdom is full of delightful surprises. On arrival check into a hotel. Overnight.
Day 04: Hospet - Hampi Local
Morning breakfast, proceed for a full day sightseeing, visit to King’s Palace - This is the largest enclosure, including two major platform structures, an underground chamber which must have served as a treasury or private audience hall, Mahanavami Dibba - Equally impressive is the massive Mahanavami Dibba, where the kings once sat on gem-studded golden thrones and watched processions pass by. Queen’s Bath - This structure has a very plain exterior but the interior is stunningly ornate, with graceful arched corridors, projecting balconies and lotus-shaped fountains that used to spout perfumed water for the ladies of the court. Return to hotel and overnight.
Day 05: Hospet / Badami (126kms/4hrs):
Morning breakfast and check out and proceed to Badami. On arrival check in to the Hotel, Lunch and half day sight seeing visiting to Badami Caves – Picturesquely situated at the mouth of a ravine between two rocky hills, the exquisite sculptures and the rust red sandstone cliffs of Badami tell many a tale of yore, North Fort - This is the largest enclosure, including two major platform structures, an underground chamber which must have served as a treasury or private audience hall, several other platforms, Banashankari - is a quaint hamlet taking its name from the goddess Banashankari. Built in the Dravidian style, the temple is dedicated to Banashankari, a form of Parvati. Return back to Badami hotel and overnight.
Day 06: Badami Visit Aihole and Pattadakal
Morning breakfast and proceed for a day excursion to Aihole and Pattadakal, Aihole is famous as the Cradle of Indian Temple Architecture has over 125temples all intricately carved and rich in detail famous ones are Lad Khan Temple, Drug (fort) Temple, Ravalphadi Cave Temple, Konti Temple Complex, Jain Meguthi Temple are few not to be missed. Pattadakal- A World Heritage center has 10 major temples representing early Chalukyan architecture. Temples to visited area Virupaksha, Mallikarjuna and Panatha. Return back to Badami in the evening. Overnight in Badami Hotel.
Day 07: Badami - Bijapur (Aprox135km/2hrs Drive).
Morning breakfast, check out and proceed to Bijapur, Bijapur is largely influenced by the Islamic culture as its buildings and architecture speaks volumes. With Gol Gumbaz, the major landmark of the city should be visited in your first lot.Overnight stay at the hotel remains on the charts.
Day 08: Bijapur / Gulbarga (Aprox 255km/3h Drive)
Gulbarga is a fine blend of both Hindu and Muslim cultures. To substantiate, there is Jumma Masjid, a huge mosque on the lines of Spanish mosque of Cordoba along with the two marvels, the Khwaja Banda Nawaz tomb. Overnight stay at the hotel remains on the charts.Overnight Stay in Gulbarga Hotel.
Day 09: Gulbarga / Hyderabad (Aprox 220km/3-4hrs Drive).
Morning After Breakfast Drive to Hyderabad. Drop at Hyderabad Hotel/Airport/Railway Station.
Package Inclusive :
Packages with Hotel Options
Option I : Standard Hotel : INR 74200 for 2 pax on CP Plan
Option II : Deluxe Hotels : INR 77000 for 2 Pax on CP Plan