Karnataka Heritage Tour Package

Karnataka is a place of million stories that are told through its forts, palaces, and ancient towns. Any acquaintance with the state can be started with a sightseeing tour to understand its history, culture and ethos through its monuments. On our heritage tour of Karnataka, you will reveal a lot more about the art, architecture and craftsmanship of this biggest state in South India. From ancient ruins and temples that are speckled in small towns to vibrant fort, a trip to Karnataka reveals one the beauty of age's old medieval town.

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7
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8
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  • Day 1: Bengaluru Arrival

    Arrive Bangalore Airport/Railway station. We will transfer you to Hotel. Evening is at leisure for won activities or just relax at your room. Overnight at Bengaluru.

  • Day 2: Bengaluru-Mysore (140Kms/04Hrs drive)

    After Breakfast, checkout and transfer to Mysore. Enroute, we stop at Somnathpur for a visit to Hoysala temple famous for its unique style and presentation. This temple although small in size but is lavishly adorned with sculpture. The sculptures probably cover each and every inch of the wall space. This particular style of intensely packed sculptural scheme is the characteristic exclusive to the Hoysala art. Then drive to Mysore. Evening, visit World famous Mysore Palace & Brindavan Gardens for its wonderful musical fountain show. Overnight at Mysore.

  • Day 3: Mysore-Hassan (210Kms/04Hrs drive)

    After Breakfast, visit World famous Mysore Palace one of the prime attractions of Mysore city. Later checkout and drive to Hassan, known as the temple-architecture capital of Karnataka. Enroute, we will visit Shravanabelagola, an important and one of the oldest Jain pilgrimage spots in India. The chief attraction of this sacred city is the 17m tall monolithic statue of Lord Gomateshwara, also known as Bahubali, which is said to be one of the tallest and most elegant statues of the world. Once we reach Hassan, we will visit Halebidu, the 12th century capital of the Hoysalas. The Hoysaleswara temple was built during this time by Ketamala and attributed to Vishnuvardhana, the Hoysala ruler. Halebid enshrines Hoysaleswara and Shantaleswara, named after the temple builder Vishnuvardhana Hoysala and his wife, Queen Shantala. We will also drive to Belur, which is located on the banks of the River Yagachi, a star shaped temple with hand lathe-turned filigreed pillars and sculptures will take your breath away. The temple, perched on a star shaped base amidst lawns, is a sculptural extravaganza. Overnight at Hassan.

  • Day 4: Hassan-Hospet (310Kms/06Hrs drive)

    After breakfast, checkout and transfer to Hospet. Enroute, visit Chitradurga, popular for the fort built between the 10th and 18th centuries. Chitradurga Fort is also called Kallina Kote because it comprises of a series of seven enclosure walls. This seemingly impregnable fort has 18 ancient temples, 19 gateways, 38 posterior entrances, a palace, a mosque, granaries, oil pits, four secret entrances and water tanks. Overnight at Hospet.

  • Day 5: Hampi Excursion

    After Breakfast, we will take you on full day excursion of Hampi. You will visit Virupaksha Temple, Kadale Kalu Ganesha, Sasive Kalu Ganesha, Krishna Temple, Lakshmi Narasimha, Badavi Linga, Sister Stones, Underground Temple, Mint House, Lotus Mahal, Elephant Stables, Hazara Rama Temple, Palace Area, Mahanavami Dibba and Queen's Bath. After Lunch break, continue your tour by visit to Vijaya Vittala Temple (Stone Chariot), King's Balance, Purandara Mantapa, Old Pillar Bridge. If time permits, we will take you to Tungabhadra Dam. Return to your hotel in the evening. Overnight at Hospet.

  • Day 6: Hospet-Badami (205Kms/05Hrs drive) via Kudalasangama-Aihole-Pattadakal-Mahakuta

    After breakfast, checkout and transfer to Badami. Enroute, visit Kudalasangama, the Aikya Mantapa or the holy Samādhi of Basavanna, the founder of the Lingayath faith along with Shiva Linga, which is believed to be self-born (Swayambhu), is here. Proceed to visit Aihole, a popular tourist spot known for Chalukyan architecture, with about 125 stone temples dating from 5th century CE. Then visit Pattadakal, a UNESCO world heritage site, well known for Chalukya monuments. We drive to Banashankari (Banashankari Temple), Mahakuta (Mahakuteshwara Temple) and finally drive to Badami. Badami was formerly known as Vatapi, was the regal capital of the Badami Chalukyas from 540 to 757 AD. On arrival at Badami, visit famous rock cut structural temples. Overnight at Badami.

  • Day 7: Badami-Vijayapur (146Kms/02½Hrs drive)

    After breakfast, checkout and transfer to Vijayapur (Bijapur)- a well known destination for the great monuments of historical importance built during the Adil Shahi dynasty. On arrival at Vijayapur (Bijapur), check in to the hotel and then proceed for the sightseeing. Visit Gol Gumbaz- a tomb of Adil Shah and the most important landmark of Vijayapur, Jamia Masjid, Ibrahim Roza, Malike-e-Maidan, Upari Burj and Bara Kaman. Overnight at Vijaypur.

  • Day 8: Vijayapur- Hubballi (200Kms/04½Hrs drive) / Hubballi Departure

    After breakfast, checkout and transfer to Hubballi Airport/Railway station for your onward journey.

    • Accommodation on Twin sharing basis in 3 star hotels (Checkin/Checkout:12:00 Noon).
    • Daily buffet breakfast at the hotel.
    • All Transfers & Sightseeing as per itinerary by chauffeur drive AC Vehicle.
    • Driver Allowances.
    • Parking & Toll.
    • Hotel Taxes.

     

    • Air or Train fare.
    • GST @ 5%.
    • Guide charges. 
    • Monuments entry fees.
    • Camera / Video Camera charges at monuments.
    • Meals other than specified.
    • Personal expenses such as laundry / phone calls / mini bar charges
    • Any other services not mentioned in the inclusions.
    • Cost for Upgrading Hotel Category and Vehicle.

     

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