001: KAR05: KEX: S20 5 NIGHTS/6 DAYS
Karnataka leaves a beautiful mark on the map of India with the coastal strip of Arabian Sea in its West, the Deccan Plateau and a few Islands. The pleasing lush green forests surrounding the state shapes the attractive hill stations to visit. The historical artefacts and structures residing within many parts of the state gains the attention of curious minds and helps one to garner some exciting features about our country. The state of Karnataka is a perfect blend of globalisation with the existing traditional virtues of our country.
Arrive Bangalore. Meet with our driver at the airport/station. Drive to Hassan enroute visiting Sravanbelagola – famous for its Gomateshwara Temple also known as Bahubali Temple. A 58 feet tall monolithic statue of Bahubali which was built in around 983 A.D is located on Vindhyagiri Hill. This Statue can be viewed at a distance of 30 km. Proceed to Hassan and on arrival check into the hotel. Overnight stay
Breakfast at the hotel. Visit Belur Temple and enroute to Coorg Hoysaleswara temple, also referred as the Halebidu temple, is a 12th-century Hindu temple dedicated to Shiva. The temple was built on the banks of a large man-made lake, and sponsored by King Vishnuvardhana of the Hoysala Empire. Its construction started around 1121 CE and was complete in 1160 CE. Check into the hotel on arrival. Overnight stay
Breakfast at hotel. Proceed to visit Golden temple at Bylakuppe. The Golden Temple also called Namdroling Monastery stands beautifully amidst the scenic landscapes, emanating peacefulness and calmness. The monastery is popularly known as Golden temple owing to the golden paintings crafted on the monastery. This monastery or golden temple was established in the year of 1963, by His Holiness Pema Norbu Rinpoche shortly after his exit from Tibet in 1959. It is spread over an area of 80 sq. feet, this temple was constructed of the bamboo from the forest which was donated by the Indian Government to the Tibetan exiles.Afternoon, drive to Dubaree.
Dubare is known for its elephant camp, a forest camp on the banks of the river Kaveri. At the Dubare Elephant Camp, a visitor can spend hours simply watching Elephants and, learning more about them. A trained Naturalist is at hand to explain the various aspects of Elephant history, ecology and biology. The visitor can not only observe and learn but also participate in various activities involving Elephants. Guests would leave our camp feeling enriched and enlightened about Elephants. Back to the hotel for overnight stay
Breakfast at the hotel. Drive to Mysore. Check into the hotel on arrival. Afternoon proceed for the city tour of Mysore. Mysore Palace, the former residence of the royal family of Mysore, the Mysore Palace is an extremely breath-taking
example of the Indo-Sarcenic style of architecture. It was built in the year 1912 for the 24th Ruler of the Wodeyar Dynasty, and is till date one of the biggest palaces in the country. Chamundi Hills: Famous for Chamundeshawari temple dedicated to Goddess Chamundeshwari, an incarnation of Goddess Parvathi.At an altitude of 1065 meters, the temple on Chamundi Hill was built in 11th century. The idol of goddess Chamundi inside the central sanctum was made with pure gold. The temple is a fine example of Dravidian temple architecture. The temple possesses lots of images of Nandi. The most famous is the 15 feet high and 24 feet long Nandi on the 800th step on the hill. The temple tower is 40 meters high with 7 stories which is painted in gold colour. There are several images of the goddess in different forms carved on outer walls of the temple. Back to the hotel for overnight stay
Breakfast at the hotel. Drive to Srirangapatanam. Visit the Daulat Baug: Tipu Sultan’s Summer Palace: The palace is located with-in a large garden that has a long pathway leading to the palace entry. It is built with wood with a different kind of architecture and has a lot of information, photographs about history and times of Tipu Sultan. Back to Mysore and Rest of the day Free. overnight stay in hotel
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