This Karnataka tour is a chance to experience tranquility and spirituality simultaneously in temples and monuments. Depending on your traveling preferences, this itinerary can be customized.
Arrive at the Bangalore airport and meet our tour representative, who will help you with the guided transfer to the hotel. Complete the check-in formalities. After that, get ready for the sightseeing tour of Bengaluru. The first attraction of the trip will be Gavi Gangadhareshwara Temple – a perfect example of Indian rock-cut architecture. Then, proceed towards Bull Temple, the biggest temple of Nandi in the world.
Next is the Lalbagh Botanical Garden, a garden that features a glasshouse and the most extensive collection of tropical plants. Post this; you will be visiting the Tipu Sultan’s Summer Palace. Visvesvaraya Technological Museum and Cubbon Park are the other popular highlights of the trip.
Afterward, pay homage at ISKCON Temple. Dedicated to Radha and Krishna, it is one of the largest ISKCON temples in the world. The evening is scheduled for shopping at Commercial Street.
After the sightseeing tour of Bengaluru, return to the hotel for dinner and stay overnight.
Post breakfast, check out from the hotel. Now, hit the roads to Hospet. Get a chance to visit Chitradurga Fort en route. The Hidimba Eshwara Temple steals the limelight. This cave temple has a carved design on the ceiling. Later, continue your drive towards Hospet.
On reaching Hospet, complete the check-in formalities and unwind. The remaining day is at ease; you can probe into the nearby area or laze around in your room. At night, we have dinner and stay overnight at the hotel.
On day 3 of the Karnataka Heritage Tour, have breakfast and proceed towards the day tour to Hampi, known for its Group of Monuments, entitled the UNESCO World Heritage Site.
The tour starts with visiting the Kadalekalu Ganesha, an ancient temple housing a colossal sculpture of Lord Ganesha. The series of attractions that you will be visiting are Badavi Linga Temple, dedicated to Lord Shiva; Hazara Rama Temple, which depicts the story of Ramayana; Sasivekalu Ganesha Temple, home to the statute of Lord Ganesha carved out of a single rock; Virupaksha Temple, dedicated to Lord Shiva, Krishna temple, a sacred place with unusual architecture and is dedicated to infant Krishna.
The ancient bridge of Hampi is almost in a state of ruins. Lotus Mahal, Palace area, and Mint House are other top tourist attractions in Hampi. Get ready for an entertaining evening, as you will be taken to the Tungabhadra Dam Garden. Enjoy the musical fountain show, which will beguile you to the core.
At night, return to the hotel for dinner and an overnight stay.
Start your day with breakfast and head towards an excursion to Anegundi and Kishkindha by road. Anegundi is a place that boasts great historical significance. Explore the famous places in Anegundi, like the Tungabhadra River, with several twists and turns.
Then, head towards Pampa Sarovar, one of the five sacred Sarovar in India, and Huchappayana Matha Temple, a temple with dance sculptures and black-stone pillars. Further move towards a ruined palace, Aramane, then to Nava Brindavana, tombs of nine Hindu Madhva saints, Ranganatha temple, a holy shrine dedicated to Lord Rama and Kamal Mahal.
Later, head towards Kishkindha, the monkey kingdom of the Vanara King Sugriva. This is the place where Lord Rama met with Sugriva and Lord Hanuman. People throng the area because of its historical and religious significance. Spend your evening doing leisurely activities and shopping.
Return to the hotel for dinner and an overnight stay.
The Karnataka Heritage tour ends today. Post breakfast, complete the check-out formalities. You will have an assisted transfer to Bangalore, and from there, you will be transferred to the airport/railway station to board your homebound flight/train.
This 5 days and 4 nights of the Karnataka Heritage tour will let you soak in the divine aura and marvelous architectural wonders. The historical sites here articulate the tales of the glorious days of the bygone era, and you can learn about them through this vacation package. Our meticulously designed itinerary covers destinations like Bangalore, Hospet, Hampi, Anegundi, and Kishkindha. All these cities boast ancient ruins, some of which are UNESCO World Heritage Sites and sacred temples.