Excluding snow, the state of Karnataka includes each and every aspect of tours to India. It includes beaches, hill towns, medieval temples, forts, palaces, wildlife sanctuaries and monuments amid others. It is a state which has seen the rule of both Hindu and Muslim rulers over the era in history. The two-week-long ‘Discover Karnataka Tour’ package will take to your for all the aforementioned tourist aspects of Karnataka. In this package, you will visit Hyderabad, Gulbarga, Bijapur, Badami, Hampi, Chitradurga, Coorg, Mysore, Bangalore and the list is endless. Mysore is one of South India's most captivating cities, famed for its dazzling royal heritage and magnificent monuments and buildings. Its World Heritage–listed palace fetches most travellers here, but Mysore is also rich in tradition with a deeply atmospheric market district littered with spice stores and incense stalls. Ashtanga yoga is one more draw card and there are several acclaimed schools which attract tourists from across the globe. Hyderabad is the capital of southern India, Telangana. A centre for the technology industry, it is home to many upmarket restaurants and shops. Its historic sites embrace Golconda Fort, a former diamond-trading centre that was once the QutbShahi dynastic capital. Situated in the State of Karnataka in India, Chitradurga sets by the side of the river Vedavati. Covered in mountains, valleys and rivers this is a picture perfect place and the beauty of nature entice tourist from all over the globe.
Tour Duration : ( 14 Nights / 15 Days )
Destinations Covered : Hyderabad – Gulbarga – Bijapur – Badami – Hampi – Chitradurga – Chikmagalur – Malpe – Coorg – Nagarhole – Mysore – Bangalore
Day 1: Hyderabad (Arrival)
Upon arrival at the Hyderabad International Airport, meet and transfer to the hotel. Stay overnight in the hotel.
Day 2: Hyderabad
After breakfast in the morning, go out on a sightseeing tour of Hyderabad. These are the attractions you will visit in Hyderabad- Mecca Masjid, Salar Jung Museum, Falakuma Palace and the spectacular Charminar. The afternoon is booked with a visit to the famous Golconda Fort. Following a Nawabi dinner, go to sleep.
Day 3: Hyderabad – Bidar – Gulbarga (250kms/5hrs)
After breakfast in the morning, leave by road for Gulbarga. On the way, halt at Bidar- famous for its 15th century Bidar Fort and the Bahmani tombs. By afternoon, arrive in Gulbarga and check in at the hotel to fresh and up. Later, go out to explore the spectacular Jama Masjid, built in the 15th century. Stay overnight in the hotel.
Day 4: Gulbarga – Bijapur (160 kms / 3 hrs)
Morning breakfast, leave by road for Bijapur. Upon arrival, check into the hotel to rest and relax. Thereafter, go out for a full day guided trip to the GolGumbaz (A remarkable example of Deccan architecture, GolGumbaz was built by Mohammad Adil Shah of Bijapur). Thereafter, visit Ibrahim Roza, a beautiful mausoleum commissioned by Adil Shah II for his wife. Stay overnight in the hotel.
Day 5: Bijapur – Badami (130 kms / 2.5 hrs)
After breakfast in the hotel, take a road trip to visit the 6th century temples of Badami and Pattadakal. Upon arrival, check into the hotel. Later, enjoy a guided tour of Badami rock-cut caves, the Northern Fort and the Mahakuteshwara Temple. Evening leave by road for Pattadakal (the 8th century temples displaying Nothern and Dravidian temple architecture). Later, return back to Badami. Stay overnight in Badami.
Day 6: Badami – Hampi (140 kms / 3 hrs)
After breakfast in the morning, hit the road to Hampi. On the way, halt at Aihole, a tiny hamlet on the banks of the Malaprabha River. Other tourist places you will visit include Durga Temple, Ravalphadi Cave, the Lad Khan Temple and the Buddhist Temple, check into the hotel. The evening is scheduled to visit the 14th century quaint town built on the banks of the Tungabhadra River. Stay overnight in the hotel.
Day 7: Hampi
Morning breakfast in the morning, go out on a full day guided excursion to explore three major temple complex- The Vittala Temple, the Virupaksha Temple and the King’s Palace. The evening is free to walk amidst the ruins of Hampi. Stay overnight in the hotel.
Day 8: Hampi– Chitradurga (155 kms / 3 hrs)
Morning breakfast, spend the rest of the day at rest. In the afternoon leave by road for Chitradurga. Upon arrival, check into the hotel to rest and relax. Later, go out for a sightseeing tour of KallinaKote Fort (an impregnable fort built by the NayakPalegars. The fort features 19 gateways and 38 posterior entrances and enclosed by seven massive walls). Stay overnight in the hotel.
Day 9: Chitradurga – Chikmagalur (200 kms / 4hrs)
After breakfast in the morning, leave by road for Chikmagalur. It is a small and serene town boasting of hills, valleys, and the aroma of coffee floating in the misty air. Upon arrival, check into the hotel. In the evening, take a road trip to Belur to visit the famous Chennakeshava temple. Later, return back to Chikmagalur. Following a Nawabi style dinner, go to sleep.
Day 10: Chikmagalur – Malpe (250 kms / 5 hrs)
After breakfast in the morning, leave by road for Malpe, a famous beach resort. On the way halt at Halebid (the ancient capital of the Hoysalas),explore the length and breadth of the Hoysaleswara Temple. The outer walls of this temple are richly carved with the sculptures of Hindu deities, sages, birds and paintings depicting the lifestyle of Hoysala rulers. Later, leave by road for Malpe. Upon arrival, check in at the beach resort. Stay overnight at the resort.
Day 11: Malpe – Coorg (250 kms / 5 hrs)
After breakfast in the morning, leave for Coorg. It is a natural tourist spot nestled amidst the hills and valleys of the scenic Western Ghats. The evening is free for leisure walks along the beach promenade. Stay overnight in the hotel.
Day 12: Coorg – Nagarhole (100 kms / 2 hrs)
After breakfast in the morning, leave by road for Nagarhole National Park. Also known as Rajiv Gandhi National Park, Nagarhole National Park is a part of the Nilgiri Biosphere. The park has a huge ration of tigers, elephants and Indian Bison. Upon arrival, check in at the jungle resort. Later, enjoy a jeep safari in the jungle province. Stay overnight at the resort.
Day 13: Nagarhole – Mysore (95 kms / 2 hrs)
After breakfast in the morning, leave by road for Mysore (the former capital of the Wodeyar kings). Upon arrival, check in at the hotel. Later, go out for a guided sightseeing tour of Mysore city. The places you will visit here include Mysore Palace, the Rail Museum, the Folklore Museum and the St. Philomena’s Church. The evening is booked to visit the famous Brindavan Gardens, known for its dancing fountains. Stay overnight in the hotel.
Day 14: Mysore – Sharavanbelagola – Bangalore (210kms / 5hrs)
After breakfast in the hotel, leave by road for Bangalore, the capital city of Karnataka. On the way, halt in Shravanbelagola, a Jain pilgrimage center. It is home to the world’s largest monolith statue of Lord Bahubali. On the opposite side, there is a small hill called Chandragiri, famous for its Jain temples and the tomb of Chandragupta Maurya. Later, drive towards Bangalore. Upon arrival, check into the hotel. The evening is free to relax and rest. Stay overnight in the hotel.
Day 15: Bangalore – Drop
After breakfast in the morning, drive to the BangaloreAirport to board flight back home.