Tour to Karnataka

Bangalore - Mysore - Hassan - Hospet - Hampi - Bangalore

Overview

Karnataka is one of the most visited states of India and has something for everyone. From serene landscapes to scrumptious food and fine art, you will find them all here. It is also a major bio-diversity hub of Western Ghats, India and features clean beaches, lush green parks and architectural wonders that make it a must-visit place for tourists. The unmistakable spirituality and religious flavor of Karnataka leave a long-lasting impression on every visitor.

The 6 Nights / 7 Days Tour to Karnataka which commences from Bangalore offers amazing experiences of Southern India. It is the center of India’s high-tech industry and popular for its parks and nightlife. The next destination included in the tour is Mysore. It is one of the most flamboyant places in the country and well-known as “the City of Palaces”. You will also be heading towards Hassan city which is often called as the ‘Temple-Architecture Capital of Karnataka’. Your last destination is Hospet, a city with a rich heritage. It significantly lies in close vicinity to the World Heritage Site of Hampi. A sophisticated state, Karnataka is famous for its picturesque landscapes, cultural heritage, glorious history, traditional craftsmanship, enriching tradition and much more. With this well-planned tour, you can cherish them all.

Trip Highlights
  • Explore the prime attractions in Bangalore such as Bangalore Palace and Vidhana Soudha
  • Spend some time at Lal Bagh Botanical Garden
  • Explore Lotus Mahal, Krishna Mahal, Hampi Bazaar and Badavi Linga
  • Take a tour of Virupaksha Temple and Archaeological Museum
  • Unveil the mysteries of Hampi
  • Expedition to the mysterious temples of Belur and Halebid in Hassan
  • See the top attractions in Mysore
  • Savor local delicacies like Mysore Masala Dosa and the Mysore Pak
Tour Map
Itinerary Details

Upon your arrival in Bangalore, our tour representative will assist you with a transfer to your pre-decided hotel. Complete all check-in formalities and unwind yourself. Spend the rest of the day leisurely. Bangalore is known as the 'Garden City of India' due to its wide range of gardens and parks. It is the fastest growing metropolis and the cultural hub of India. It always features a pleasant climate and a lot of greenery with trees lined up along both sides of most of the roads.

Overnight stay at the hotel.

Our package stands out from the rest of the tour packages from Bangalore. So, on day 2, munch your breakfast and then get ready for your city tour of Bangalore. Explore the prime attractions of this city. Visit Vidhana Soudha which was described by Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru as a "Temple dedicated to the Nation". It is the largest state legislative building in the country and houses the state legislature and the secretariat of Karnataka. It is also called as the 'Taj Mahal of South India'. Next, move to the Lal Bagh Botanical Garden which is nationally and internationally renowned for the scientific study of plants, botanical artwork and plants conservation. This garden is a haven for all nature lovers and has the collection of rare plants of Persian, French and Afghani origin. It has attained the status of a Government Botanical Garden.

Now, go to Tipu Sultan's Palace. The mansion was the magnificent accommodation of the valiant ruler of Mysore – Tipu Sultan. It is an exquisite example of Indo-Islamic architectural style and was referred to as the "Rash-e-Jannat" and "Abode of Happiness". This palace has elegant arches, ornamental frescoes, brilliant motifs and protruding balconies. In the evening, sightsee the Bangalore Palace, an epitome of great architecture and beauty. This palace is the mixture of Scottish Gothic and Tudor architectural styles. It gives you the chance to witness the lavish and elegant splendor of one of the most powerful dynasties of South India. The Bangalore Palace hosts different rock shows, cultural events and marriages.

Later, come back to the hotel and stay overnight there.

Post breakfast, you will hit the road to Mysore. Situated at the foothills of the Chamundi Hills, Mysore presents a sight to behold. It is replete with the history of its royal heritage, famed silk sarees, sandalwood, intricate architectures, beautiful gardens and much more. This city is also popular for its mouthwatering delicacies like Mysore Masala Dosa and the Mysore Pak etc.

As you reach Mysore, proceed for checking-in at the hotel and resting for a while. After that, you will go for sightseeing of attractions in Mysore. Firstly, you will be visiting the Mysore Palace which stands tall as one of the most spectacular palaces all over India. The palace has served as the official residence of the rulers of Mysore. This palace is renowned for its design, architecture, ancient upholstery and artisanship. It is a mesmerizing example of Indo-Saracenic architectural styles. During the Dussehra celebrations and on every Sunday, the Mysore Palace is spectacularly lit up once dusk falls.

Thereafter, head towards another prominent tourist attraction in Mysore, Brindavan Garden which is the abode of nature. It is a soul-soothing site that contains endless green terrace gardens, colorful flowers and prolific plants which will make you swoon. It has a dancing fountain and in the evening, a light and sound show is conducted which adds color to this beautiful garden. This place makes you feel overwhelmed right from the entrance with its charming flowerbeds and rose gardens.

At the end of the day, you will be back to the hotel for an overnight stay.

Savor your breakfast and start your journey towards Hassan. Hassan derives its name from its presiding Goddess Hassanamba which means "Smiling Mother" in Kanana Language. It is mainly famous for its ancient structures, history and ancient monuments. This city was ruled by the Hoysala Empire for a long time and the influence can be seen in the art and inscriptions at various monuments. Upon arrival on Hassan, register yourself at the hotel reception and feel at ease. Later, you will go to explore the prominent attractions in Halebid and Belur.

The Belur Temple showcases some of the most intricate carvings in India. Also known as the Chennakeshava temple, it outstands amongst the out of the 92 Hoysala temples in Karnataka. Some parts are more for dancing and the sculptures are of dancers, while on the other side it's stories from the epics.

Halebid is also referred to as Hoysaleswara temple. It is a twin temple because it has two Nandi's (Lord Shiva's Bull) and dedicated to Lord Shiva. The walls of this temple proudly narrate the stories of various Gods and brave soldiers of Hoysala that are presented in the form of impressive sculptures engraved on the walls. Thousands of tourists visit this temple all around the year.

At the end of the day, retire in the hotel room and stay overnight.

After having scrumptious breakfast, your drive will begin to Hospet. Also called as Hosapete, it was built by King Krishan Deva Raya in the honor of his mother, Nagalambika in 1520 AD. This city is known for historical monuments and hence famed as the Fort Town of Karnataka. The city is also popular for the alluring town of Chitradurga and contains many architectural marvels belonging of the reign of the great ruler of Vijayanagara Empire. On reaching there, check-in at your pre-booked lodge. The rest of the day is at leisure.

Overnight stay at your lodge and relax.

In the morning, have your breakfast at the hotel and leave to visit the iconic Monuments of Hampi. The group of monuments at Hampi showcase the glory of the past and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. These monuments were built by Harihara and Bukkaraya on the banks of Tungabhadra River in the northern part of Karnataka. The monuments hold both architectural and historical significance. This site is considered as one of the most visited historical destinations by tourists. Virupaksha Temple is one of the remarkable temples that form the part of the Group of Monuments at Hampi. Some of the notable attractions in Hampi are Badavi Linga, Archaeological Museum, Krishna Temple, Lotus Mahal, Hampi Bazaar, and so on.

In the evening, return back to the hotel room to retire at night.

In the morning, check out from the hotel and you will drive back to Bangalore for your onward journey.

Next time when you visit again, do consider to book holiday packages from Bangalore for mesmerizing experiences.

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