Bangalore To Goa
Bangalore, Mysore, Hassan, Hampi, Badami, Goa - 10 Days
Day 01: Arrival at Bangalore
Arrival at Bangalore International Airport. In the evening have a visit to Lal Bagh Garden, Bull Temple and Tipu's Summer Palace. Have a rest in the hotel.Overnight stay in Bangalore.
Day 02: Bangalore - Mysore
After the breakfast, drive to Mysore. In the evening visit the Chamundi Temple dedicated to Goddess Parvati in Chamundi Hills and the Devarajah Market where you can see the colorful flowers, fruits and vegetables, incense, perfumes and color powders. Overnight stay in Mysore.
Day 03: Mysore
In the morning have a visit to Mysore Maharaja Palace, a huge complex belongs to 19th century built by the Italian architect "Henry Irwin". There is also an audio guide in all languages. Please show the ticket at the checking point and try to utilize the above to know the richness and prosperity of the Wodeyar dynasty.
Then proceed to Srirangapatna, the Tipu's capital. First visit the Vishnu (Ranganatha) temple, then to Tipu's summer palace. After finishing the visit drive to Somnathpur to visit the famous Chenna Kesava temple built by the Hoysala dynasty in the 12th century. Then return back to Mysore. Have a pleasant stay with enjoyable climate.Overnight stay in Mysore
Day 04: Mysore - Hassan
After the breakfast, drive to Hassan. Enroute visit the most popular Jain pilgrimage centre called "Shravanabelogola". This place is known for its 17m Colossal monolithic statue of Gomateshwara. Continue your drive.
In the afternoon visit the Hoysaleshwara temple in a small village called Halebidu and another one at Belur, the Chenna Kesava Temple. Both the temples built by the Hoysala dynasty of 12th century. Both the temples was declared as the protected sites of Department of Archeology.Overnight stay in Hassan
Day 05: Hassan - Hospet
In the morning have a drive to reach Hospet. Enroute visit the grand fortress named "Chitradurga" on the top of granite hills that raises from the ground. The period of the rule by different dynasties falls from 3th century to 19th century. Finally, the fort came under the rule of the Royal Mysore family. After the visit, continue your drive towards Hospet. Overnight stay in Hospet .
Day 06: Hospet
After the breakfast, have a full day visit of the ruines of Hampi "the capital of great Vijayanagara dynasty" from 14-16th century which is situated 13kms from Hospet.The interesting places are Ganesha Temple, Ukra Narasimha Temple, Krishna Temple, Hazara Rama Temple, Lotus Mahal, Stepped tank, Viruppaksha Temple (the only living temple), the Vittala temple, the buildings of old bazaars, the Stone Chariot etc. Then return back to the hotel. Overnight stay in Hospet .
Day 07: Hospet - Aihole - Pattadakal - Badami
In the morning drive to Aihole, the 5th century Lad-Khan Temple built by the Chalukyan dynasty and then proceed your way to Pattadakal, a huge temple complex which houses seven Shiva temples. The names of the deity are unique and the architecture is different. The entire temple area looks like a cluster of temples belongs to the Chalukyan empire in the 5th and 6th centuries.
In the evening have a visit to Badami Caves which is also built by the Chalukyas. There are four major caves out of which the first one is dedicated to Lord Shiva and the second & third to Lord Vishnu and the last one is for Jains. The surrounding areas are covered by massive rocks with red stones gives an impressive outlook of the caves and offers a good sunsetting point. Overnight stay in Badami
Day 08: Badami - Goa
In the morning, drive to Goa. Have a relax in the beach side and enjoy the Goan food.Overnight stay in Goa.
Day 09: Goa
Full day free to explore the beaches of Goa.In the morning, if you feel free you can visit the important churches like Basilica of Bom Jesus, Se Cathedral, St.Francis of Assisi etc. Then have a walk in the beach side like Calangute beach or Colva beach.Overnight stay in Goa
Day 10:Departure from Goa Airport for your onward journey
Departure to Goa Airport for your onward journey.