Karnataka's historical ruins offer insight into India's rich past, while Goa's sun-kissed beaches beckon with their natural beauty. This tour is perfect for history buffs, nature lovers, and beach lovers alike. Depending on your needs, the vacation package can be customized.
Arrive at Bangalore airport and meet our representative, who’ll guide you to the car that awaits you to escort you to Mysore. On your drive to Mysore, enjoy the rich scenic beauty and the breathtaking lush green surroundings, which provide a calming effect. On arrival, check-in at one of our listed hotels in Mysore. The rest of the day is at leisure. Stay overnight at the hotel.
This morning, have a quick breakfast and head to a city tour of Mysore. Stop midway to visit Srirangapatna and the Kesava temple at Somnathpur. Seek blessings from the almighty. After Srirangapatna, drive back to the hotel and relax for a while.
Later, move out to visit the major attractions of Mysore, covering the Golden Royal Elephant, the Mysore Palace, Chamundeshwari temple, Brindavan Gardens, Mysore Zoo, and the Durbar Hall. Also, visit St. Philomena’s Church, built in the Gothic style and one of the largest churches in the country. Return to the hotel for an overnight stay.
On the 4th day of the tour, after breakfast, pack your luggage and complete the check-out formalities. Then, hit the roads to drive down to Chikmagalur. Stop midway to visit the Jain pilgrimage sites at Shravanabelagola, noted for its 17-meter-high statue of Lord Gomateshvara. After the visit, continue your drive to Chikmagalur. As you reach Chikmagalur, get accommodated at one of our listed hotels. The rest of the day is at leisure. An overnight stay at the hotel.
Post breakfast, take a leisurely walk to explore Chikmagalur city. It was in Chikmagalur that coffee was first cultivated in India. Enjoy the breathtaking views and unpolluted ambiance of the town, which makes it a haven for travelers. Visit the lush green coffee plantation hills. Also, visit Horanadu and Baha Budan Giri, the major tourist attractions of Chikmagalur. Afterward, make your way back to the hotel for an overnight stay.
The next day, after breakfast, complete the check-out formalities and drive to Hospet. Hospet makes for an appropriate base camp. After accommodating at one of your listed hotels, visit the famous Tungabhadra Dam. Later in the day, visit the major tourist attractions of Hospet, covering Royal Place, Lotus Mahal, Vittala temple, and the Archaeological Museum. In the evening, you may visit Ananthashayana Temple, located at the eastern fringe of Hospet. Further, at night, retreat to the hotel for an overnight stay.
The day begins with breakfast; after that, complete the check-out formalities, followed by a tour of Hampi, the UNESCO World Heritage Site. Hampi, the charismatic ruined state, attracts thousands every year. On reaching Hampi, check-in at one of our listed hotels.
After resting for a while, set out to explore Hampi, dotted with several monuments featuring temples, remains of aquatic structures, royal platforms, treasury buildings, ancient market streets, royal pavilions, bastions etc. It continues to be an important religious center, housing the Virupaksha temple. An overnight stay at the hotel.
On day 8 of Ancient Karnataka with Amazing Goa Tour, after breakfast, pack your luggage and complete the check-out formalities. Then, leave for Hospet. On your way, treat your eyes with the incredible views. On arrival at Hospet, check-in at one of our listed hotels. The remaining day is to be spent at leisure. You can trace the nearby lanes on your own or just laze around in your room. An overnight stay at the hotel.
After breakfast, complete the checkout formalities and proceed to visit Badami. Badami was the royal capital of Chalukyas. After reaching Badami, check in at one of your listed hotels and relax for some time. Later, embark on a sightseeing tour that includes Badami Fort, the Open Air Museum, and the cave temples. Return to the hotel for an overnight stay.
Today, after breakfast, explore the remarkable temples at Aihole and Pattadakal. Aihole is considered to be the birthplace of Hindu stone architecture. The distinctive characteristics to watch for in Aihole are the Western Chalukyan architecture, including mortar-less fabrication with stress on length and not on width or height. Roofs are flat with richly cut-up ceilings. Pattadakal is referred to as the cultural capital of Chalukyas. An overnight stay at the hotel.
Wake up, have breakfast, and after completing the check-out formalities, transfer to the airport to board a flight to Goa. As you reach Goa, meet our representative, escorting you to a pre-booked hotel. Check-in at the hotel and relax for a while. Later, set out to explore this beach destination.
Later, proceed to visit the old Goa, housing many Churches built by the Portuguese. Major churches to visit include the Chapel of St Francis Xavier, the Church of St Francis of Assisi, and the Basilica of Bom Jesus. In the evening, enjoy the boat cruise on the Mandovi River. An overnight stay at the hotel.
The next day, after breakfast, embark on a visit to Dona Paula beach. On this beach, relax and indulge in sunbathing. Enjoy stunning water views from all sides. You may also enjoy para-sailing, toboggan ski biscuit, yachting, sport fishing, swimming, snorkeling, and harpoon fishing at this beach. Later, visit Arjuna Beach and Calangute Beach.
Also, visit Baga Beach, which is famous for fishing. Then, head towards the significant churches, including the Chapel of St Francis Xavier, the Church of St Francis of Assisi, and the Basilica of Bom Jesus. In the evening, take a walk to Goa’s traditional markets to get a glimpse of Goa’s lifestyle and culture. Shop for the souvenirs at the Mapusa and Anjuna markets. Stay overnight at the hotel.
Have breakfast and proceed for a tour to South Goa. The major tourist attractions of South Goa include Shanta Durga Temple, Mangeshi Temple, Colva Beach etc. Seek blessings at the temple and admire the sparkling waters of the beach from the shore. Return to the hotel for an overnight stay.
This is the last day of Ancient Karnataka with the Amazing Goa Tour. After breakfast, pack your luggage and complete the check-out formalities. Then, our representative will drop you off at the airport to board the flight for the onward journey.
The “Ancient Karnataka with Amazing Goa” tour lets you visit ancient monuments and temples in Karnataka, showcasing the region’s rich history. Many of the most magnificent temples and forts were constructed during Chalukya Empire’s reign. In addition, you’ll enjoy a boat cruise along the Mandovi River and relax on the beaches of Goa. This excursion includes everything you need for a memorable journey. Take a look at the itinerary to know more about the trip.