Bangalore, the capital city of Karnataka, founded in 1537 by a local Chieftain Kempe Gowda. Bangalore is special in every respect - a Salubrious Climate, Beautiful parks, Avenues, Old and New Buildings, Museum, Theatre, above all the Cultured People - a standing testimony for Secular INDIA.
Proceed for half day city tour, visit Lalbagh - This expanse of greenery is one of India`s most beautiful botanical gardens. Bull temple - The gigantic image of the celestial bull, Nandi, which stands at 4.57 meters. in height, is a classic example of Dravidian architecture. Return to hotel and overnight Stay.
Hassan: Found by the chieftain Channa Krishnappa Naik in the 11th century, Hassan city is the headquarters of the Hassan district in Karnataka. Named after the local deity Hassanamba, this district is the architectural capital of Karnataka. The rich culture of the Hoysalas can be seen all over the district. The Hoysala dynasty ruled from Dwara Samudra the capital city then, between the 11th and 14th century. The ruins can still be found in and around Halebid in the Hassan district. Though the rulers of this dynasty belonged to the Jain faith, temples for Lord Shiva can be seen spread over the entire region. Well known for its historical values, Hassan now is city which has grown in leaps and bounds.
Today if you Start your Journey from Msyore then on the way, make a stopover at Sravanbelagola and visit the 17.7mtr high monolithic statue of first Jain sage Gommateshwara Bahubali and the various Frescoes. On Arrival at Hassan Check in at Hotel. Later proceed for sightseeing that involves detailed excursions to Behur and Halebid. While away a lazy evening shopping at the colorful local markets. Return to the hotel for a prearranged overnight stay
In the morning, after breakfast, leave for an excursion to Belur and Halebid, which are considered twin cities. The cities were also home to Hoysala dynasty. Visit Cenna Kesava temple and be amazed at the miniature shrines that flank the steps to the Ekatachala temple. Also, visit the Narashima Pillar which used to rotate on its own axis and intricately carved Mohini Pillar in Belur. Post the tour of Belur, visit Halebid and take in the Ancient Hoysala sculpture & Architecture of Hoysaleswar Temple, Dikutachala Temple, Shantaleswara temple and Kedareswara Temple. Return to Hassan for Overnight stay.
Hospet (Hosapete): is a famous historical place situated on the banks of Tungabhadra River in the Bellary district of Karnataka. The city is believed to be built by the great King Krishan Deva Raya, of Vijayanagara in 1520 AD. The great king had built this city in the honor of his mother, Nagalambika. The city was named Nagalapura, but many people referred the city as Hosa Petea. The meaning of the word is New City. Later the city was renamed as named as Hospet. The city is the gateway to visitors coming from the west coast and the Goa Hospet is well known for its tourist destination. Being closer to Bellari and Hampi, the city is popular among travelers. The famous Tungabhadra Dam is located here, which is one among the famous tourist attractions here. Hospet is famous for the historical ruins of Vijayanagara Empire, which is prominently distributed in the twin cities of Hampi- Hospet.
Hospet was known for the historical monuments hence known as the Fort Town of Karnataka. The city is famous for the alluring town of Chitradurga, Fort Town. Being in the northern Karnataka contains many architectural marvels of the great ruler of Vijayanagara empire.
On arrival, drive to Hospet. Arrive Hospet in the Noon and check into the hotel. Later enjoy sightseeing of Hospet visiting Anegundi - The early capital of Vijayanagara, Anjanadri Hill The birth place of Lord Hanuman and also other sites related to Hindu mythology Rest of the day free at leisure. Evening free for relaxation overnight stay at Hospet.
After breakfast, you take a trip to Hampi the capital of Vijaynagar. This tour takes you to the various ruins of temples, the broken dance of nymph, the impassive resistance of fortifications, Vithala temple, Hemkuta Temple, Kadalkalu Ganesh temple and Lotus temple among others. Return to Hospet for overnight stay.
Gokarna is a place in the Uttara Kannada district of Karnataka that is a pilgrimage center and also a tourist spot because of its beautiful beaches. It is located at the confluence of two rivers Aganashini and Gangavali, and the place where the rivers converge forms a shape that\'s similar to the ear of a cow, hence the name, Gokarna (Gokarna in the local language literally means cow\'s ear). The Mahabaleshwara Shiva Temple in Gokarna makes this place a holy center for Hindus (especially Shaivites) from all over the country. The temple finds mention in the compositions of Tamil poets Appar and Sambandar who praise the Lord of Tulu Nadu in their hymns. This place was under the rule of the Kadambas, the Vijayanagara kings and was later conquered by the Portuguese.
After Breakfast Proceed to Gokarna. With its narrow streets, traditional houses and temples, the nondescript town of Gokarna has become the favourite haunt of Hindu pilgrims, Sanskrit scholars and beach buffs. Om beach, one of Gokarna\'s five famed beaches, takes the shape of an \'Om,\' a spiritual symbol. The other beaches, wedged between gigantic cliffs that protrude like delicate fingers into the sea, are Gokarna, Kudle, Half Moon, and Paradise.Overnight stay at Gokarna.
After Breakfast Visit Anshi National Park. Considered to be one of the most endangered parks in the country, it is a treat for bird watchers with over 200 species of birds.
The first thing that hits you about the thick forest is the chill. Since it is very high up on the lists of places to visit, the forest does not have well marked out walking trails and you need to be very careful when exploring this natural habitat. Keep aside at least 2 hours if you want to walk around and admire the rare sightings of birds or revel in the melody of the constant chirps. Evening back to Resort / Hotel. Overnight Stay.
Udupi: district was formed in 1997. It was separated from Dakshina Kannada district to form a new district. Udupi district is located in the coastal region of Western Ghats about 60 km from Mangalore. Udupi is a popular pilgrimage centre and tourist spot. Udupi is famous for the Lord Krishna temple located here. Udupi is also world famous for its world class cuisine. Udupi\'s contribution to World is \'Masala Dosa\'. Tulu, Konkani, Kannada and Beary languages are spoken here. Most of the hotel owners in Karnataka are from Udupi.
On Arrival Hotel check In. After Fresh Up Proceed for Local Sightseeing of Udupi, Visit Managaladevi Temple, Rosario Cathedral, Kudroli Bejai, Kadri Manjunatha Temple, Bejai Museum, Sri Krishna Temple Etc.. Evening back to Hotel / Resort. Overnight Stay.
Mangalore Railway Station