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					                                 ABOUT KARNATAKA
By virtue of its varied geography and long history, Karnataka hosts numerous spots of interest for tourists.
There is an array of ancient sculptured temples, modern cities, scenic hill ranges, unexplored forests and
endless beaches. Karnataka has been ranked as the fourth most popular destination for tourism among the
states of India. Karnataka has the second highest number of nationally protected monuments in India,
second only to Uttar Pradesh, in addition to 752 monuments protected by the State Directorate of
Archaeology and Museums. Another 25,000 monuments are yet to receive protection.

The districts of the Western ghats and the southern districts of the state have popular eco-tourism locations
including Kudremukh, Madikeri and Agumbe. Karnataka has 25 wildlife sanctuaries and five national
parks. Popular among them are Bandipur National Park, Bannerghatta National Park and Nagarhole
National Park. The ruins of the Vijayanagara Empire at Hampi and the monuments of Pattadakal are on the
list of UNESCO's World Heritage Sites. The cave temples at Badami and the rock-cut temples at Aihole
representing the Badami Chalukyan style of architecture are also popular tourist destinations. The Hoysala
temples at Belur and Halebidu, which were built with Chloritic schist (soap stone) are proposed UNESCO
World Heritage sites. The Gol Gumbaz and Ibrahim Rauza are famous examples of the Deccan Sultanate
style of architecture. The monolith of Gomateshwara at Shravanabelagola is the tallest sculpted monolith in
the world, attracting tens of thousands of pilgrims during the Mahamastakabhisheka festival.

Travel to Karnataka is both historic and majestic with a natural music that makes one ejaculate that even
paradise can't be better than this. It is a land of myriad surprises. From musical pillars, elephant stables,
stone dancers, monuments, to temples, mosques and forts, Karnataka has all these and much more.South
India tour travel has an array of tour packages that will acquaint with the various aspects of the beauty of
Karnataka, the mesmerizing city.The temple tours will take you to the majestic monuments that testify to
the exquisite architecture and brilliant workmanship of the craftsmen and the architects of the period. On
the wildlife and heritage tours we will take you to places that will unfold a different aspect of Karnataka.It
will introduce you to the rich and diverse flora and fauna of Karnataka. There are many interesting tourist
places in Karnataka. But it is important to have a concrete idea of the entire place before planning a trip to
Karnataka.
HISTORICAL IMPORTANCE

HAMPI

                                             Hampi was the capital city of the powerful south Indian
                                             Vijayanagar Empire . Founded by Harihara and Bukka in 1336,
                                             it fell to the Muslim rulers of north India in 1565 after the
                                             disastrous battle of Talikota and subsequently lapsed into
                                             decline and abandonment. The ruins of the historical
                                             monuments have stood the ravages of man and time and still
                                             evoke memories of the grandeur of a bygone era.

                                             Set amidst an awesome boulder-strewn landscape along the
                                             banks of the Tungabhadra river 12km away from the sleepy
                                             town of Hospet in Bellary district, Hampi was the
                                             magnificent capital of the mighty Vijayanagar kingdom. "The
city is such that the pupil of the eye has never seen a place like it, and the ear of intelligence has never
been informed that there existed anything to equal it in the world," marvelled a 15th century Persian
ambassador. There were opulent palaces, marvellous temples, massive fortifications, baths, markets,
aquaducts, pavilions, stables for royal elephants, and elegantly carved pillars. This was a city whose
merchants offered diamonds, pearls, fine silks, brocades, horses, and, according to one Portuguese visitor,
"every sort of thing on earth




BADAMI

Picturesquely situated at the mouth of a ravine between two rocky hills,
the exquisite sculptures and the rust red sandstone cliffs of Badami tell
many a tale of yore. Climb a flight of steps to reach the four ancient
rock-cut caves replete with carved pillars and bracket figures, all hewn
out of red sandstone on the precipice of a hill. The largest of them is
the third cave, dedicated to Lord Vishnu. The first sculptural
embellishment to dazzle the eye is the 18-armed Nataraja striking 81
dance poses in the first cave. Overlooking the caves is the Agastya
Theertha Tank, its banks dotted with a cluster of Bhoothanatha
temples.
PATTADAKAL

With its beautifully chiselled temples, this World Heritage Site on the
banks of the Malaprabha river bears testimony to the richness of
Chalukyan architecture. Pattadakal reached its pinnacle of glory under
the Chalukya kings and was once used as a ceremonial centre where
kings were crowned and commemorated. It has a cluster of 10 major
temples, each displaying interesting architectural features. At the
entrance of the site, you can see the 8th century temples of Jambulinga,
Kadasiddeshvara, and Galaganatha with their curvilinear shikaras or
spires. The biggest temple, dedicated to Virupaksha, has a huge
gateway, several inscriptions, and a profusion of friezes from the epics.
Facing the temple is a pavilioncontaining a massive nandi. The Mallikarjuna Temple is similar in design to
Virupaksha Temple, but smaller in size. The ornate Papanatha Temple is yet another impressive piece of
architecture, with delicately chiselled ceilings and a 16-pillared main hall. The Sangameshwara Temple
dating from the reign of King Vijayaditya (696-733 AD) is the earliest temple in this complex




AIHOLE

                                              A tranquil village on the banks of the Malaprabha river, Aihole is
                                              acclaimed as the cradle of Hindu temple architecture. There are
                                              hundreds of temples in the villages and fields nearby. The most
                                              impressive one is the Durga Temple with its semicircular apse,
                                              elevated plinth, and the gallery encircling the sanctum. The Lad
                                              Khan Temple, which is one of the earliest temples, was originally
                                              a royal assembly hall and marriage mantapa chosen as the
                                              abode of a Muslim prince, Lad Khan. The Huchimalli Temple with
                                              a sculpture of Vishnu sitting atop a large cobra, the Ravalphadi
                                              Cave Temple celebrating the many forms of Shiva, the Konti
                                              Temple Complex, the Umamaheswari Temple, the Jain Meguti
                                              Temple, and the two-storied Buddhist Temple are other sights
                                              worth seeing
SRIRANGAPATNA

The island fortress of the legendary warrior king Tipu Sultan is just
16km from Mysore city. Inside the fortress is Tipu's mosque with its
twin minarets, the celebrated Ranganatha Swamy Temple, Tipu's
Summer Palace, the Wellesley Bridge, and the dungeons where British
officers were once imprisoned. Equally impressive is the ornate white-
domed Gumbaz, an imposing structure with doors of ebony inlaid with
ivory and lacquered with Tipu's tiger-striped emblem. About 1km to
the east of the fort is Tipu's Summer Palace (known as the Daria Daulat Bagh) set amidst a lovely garden.




BELUR

                                             On the banks of the Yagachi river in Belur, a star-shaped temple
                                             with hand lathe-turned filigreed pillars and sculptures will take your
                                             breath away. It is the only Hoysala temple still in active worship.
                                             Friezes of charging elephants, each different from the other,
                                             mythological figures, military scenes, dancers and musicians, and
                                             elaborate decorative motifs charge the imagination. The winged
                                             figure of Garuda, Lord Vishnu's carrier, stands at the entrance facing
                                             the temple, palms touching in homage. The most marvellous
                                             specimens of Hoysala architecture, found exclusively at Belur, are
                                             the angled bracket figures depicting celestial nymphs. The beautiful
                                             and expressive nymphs are depicted singing, dancing or executing
                                             daily chores




HALEBEEDU
Just 17km away from Belur is Halebeedu, the ancient capital of the
Hoysalas. The temple, perched on a star-shaped base amidst lawns, is a
sculptural extravaganza. Its walls are richly carved with an endless variety
of Hindu deities, sages, stylised animals, birds, and friezes depicting the life
of the Hoysala kings. The temple complex has a museum which houses the
idols, statues, busts, and sculptures excavated by the Archaeological
Department from the ruins. It is open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Closed
on Fridays.
ROMANTIC KARNATAKA

Karnataka has its share of several lesser known hill stations. Each has its own unique charm; take your pick
from sandalwood forests, coffee plantations, trekking trails, waterfalls, and wildlife. Nestled in the Western
Ghats, these hill stations present spectacular views of dense forests, deep valleys, and magnificent sunsets

COORG

Madikeri is the picturesque capital of Kodagu (also called Coorg,) the land of coffee, cardamom, colonels,
and the Cauvery. The capital of Kodagu district is located in a beautiful hilly setting surrounded by the
forested slopes of the Western Ghats. Here, time seems to have stopped. Dotted with a cluster of red-roofed
dwellings and a bustling bazaar, the town, situated at an elevation of 1525m, has a charming old-world
look. Madikeri provides access to some excellent picnic spots




KEMMANGUNDI

The picturesque hill station of Kemmangundi is located at a height of 1434m above sea level. This was the
summer retreat of Krishnaraja Wodeyar IV. Ringed by the Baba Budangiri Range and blessed with silver
cascades, mountain streams, and lush vegetation, Kemmangundi's beautifully laid-out ornamental gardens
and enchanting mountains and valleys views are a treat to the eye. The spectacular sunset view from the
Raj Bhavan is a photographer's delight. For the adventurous at heart, Kemmangundi offers many peaks to
scale and intricate jungle paths to explore




CHIKMAGALUR

Nestled in the Baba Budan hills, Chikmagalur is a calm, serene town full of surprises with hills, valleys,
streams and coffee plantations. Coffee seed was planted here for the first time in India. Chikmagalur is a
trekker's delight due to its rugged mountain trails, numerous hills, valleys and fresh water streams. Explore
the rare wildlife sanctuary, ancient temples and forts. Take a stroll through the coffee plantations or catch a
magnificent sunset. Experience the best of Western Ghats in Chikmagalur. For an enriching experience on
the world of coffee, visit the Coffee Museum.
WILD KARNATAKA

Karnataka's forests and wildlife are her priceless natural heritage. The State boasts of some of the largest
jungle tracts south of the Vindhyas. From the majestic evergreen forests of the Western Ghats to the scrub
jungles of the plains, a wide variety of habitats teem with diverse flora and fauna, some of them endemic to
the region. Some of these jungles were the private preserves of former rulers. Thanks to their protection,
these jungles have survived.

RANGANATHITTU BIRD SANCTUARY

Just outside Srirangapatna, near Mysore, the Cauvery river meanders around a string of tiny islets, which
together form a splendid nesting site for waterfowl. Experience the excitement of a boat ride that takes you
within touching distance of the birds as marsh crocodiles bask in the sun. Delight in watching the winged
visitors making happy forays into the water. You could also test your powers of observation by trying to
spot flying foxes hanging on the highest branches of the tallest trees at dusk.




BANDIPUR NATIONAL PARK

 Tread the path of the erstwhile Maharaja of Mysore with a visit to Bandipur, about 80km south of Mysore
on the Mysore-Ooty Road. The reserve is a playground for wildlife, with elephants taking the lead role. Be
prepared for an unforgettable experience - you might see a tiger prowling amidst the mix of deciduous,
evergreen forest and scrubland vegetation. Set against the picturesque backdrop of the enchanting Niligiri
mountains with its mist-covered peaks, Bandipur was once the Mysore Maharaja's private hunting ground.
It was brought under Project Tiger in 1973. This is one of the best game sanctuaries in India to observe and
photograph wildlife in close proximity




THE RAJIV GANDHI NATIONAL PARK NAGARHOLE

Explore the environs of Nagarhole, Kannada for 'Snake River.' The Rajiv Gandhi National Park derives its
name from the winding course of the river that flows throughthe forests. Nagarhole has an astonishing
abundance of wildlife, especially the Asiatic elephant. The backdrop of the distant misty blue Brahmagiri
Mountains, the natural sounds of the jungle, the gurgling of streams and rivers, and the twittering of the
birds make Nagarhole a memorable experience.
SEASIDE KARNATAKA

Flanked by the soaring Western Ghats in the east and blessed by the blue waters of the Arabian Sea in the
west, Karnataka has a 320km long coastline dotted with unspoilt beaches and scores of temples. Some of
these beaches and temples are unknown, unsung, and undiscovered - and that is their biggest attraction


KARWAR

With gentle waves, miles of golden sand, a tranquil ambience, and acres of emerald foliage, Karwar has all
the makings of a perfect holiday destination. The captivating landscape is ringed with rugged hill ranges,
thick woods, and mysteriously deep valleys. This paradise inspired the great Indian muse Rabindranath
Tagore to pen his first play. Since then, this little town has continued to inspire all its visitors.The
Sadashivgad Hill Fort with a Durga Temple, the unique octagonal church, the 300-year old Venkatrama
Temple with ochre paintings, and the Naganatha Temple, where an ant hill is worshipped, are sure to make
a lasting impression. Devbagh is the most enchanting of the five islands along the Karwar coast. Visits to
Anjidev Island are restricted.

BEST SEASON: SEPTEMBER TO MID MAY




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. Locals believe that Gokarna derives
its name from a legend in which Lord Shiva emerged from the ear of a cow. Literally meaning 'cow's ear,'
this village is formed by the ear-shaped confluence of two rivers. Adventurous travellers must be prepared
for a bit of cliff-scrambling in this coastal town. 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

The drive up the winding path that leads to Gokarna is a scenic delight with rocky mountains and the
Western Ghats on one side and the Arabian Sea on the other. Here, you can experience the famed
Karnataka hospitality in friendly guesthouses run by local families
FESTIVAL OF KARNATAKA


The fascinating fairs and festivals of Karnataka are a celebration of life in all its infinite variety. Most of
them are exclusive to the state and reverberate with colour and gaiety. Every hamlet and village, every
town and city has its own calendar of events to be celebrated



DASARA


                                                      Treat yourself to the pomp and pageantry of the Dasara
                                                      festival in Mysore. This festival commemorates the
                                                      victory of the Goddess Chamundi over the demon
                                                      Mahishasura. Pageants, parades, and music create a
                                                      kaliedoscope of colour and gaiety. Crowds jostle to
                                                      catch a glimpse of the glittering palace. On the last day,
                                                      a colourful procession of soldiers in ceremonial dress,
                                                      cavalry, infantry, caparisoned elephants, and colourful
                                                      tableaux wend their way from the palace gates to Bani
                                                      Mantap, where the torchlight parade and a magnificent
                                                      display of horsemanship mark the grand finale. Dasara
                                                      in Madikeri is held with a procession of beautifully lit
temple cars and a prize is given for the best decorated temple car. Month: October



HAMPI FESTIVAL (VIJAYA UTSAV)

The ruins of Hampi come alive with the strains of music and
sounds of dance when the State Government holds the Vijaya
Utsav to recreate the grandeur of the erstwhile Vijayanagara
Empire and a bygone era. This year, the celebrations revolve
around the 500 years of coronation of King Krishnadevaraya.
Similar festivals are held at Halebeedu, Pattadakal, Karavalli,
and Lakkundi. Other district festivals are held in consultation
with the District Commissioners of different Districts.
                         ABOUT TAMILNADU

Tamil Nadu

Tamil Nadu is the land of the Tamils and it has a history that dates back to several thousand years. It is a
land where traditions and culture blend and continue to live in harmony. The state abounds in monuments
and temples that are ancient and each has its own story of religious, artistic and cultural accomplishment
and specialty waiting to be heard.

Are there answers to be found on its beaches and hill stations as they welcome the traveler? We are sure
you will form your own opinions and have your own perceptions as we welcome you to this enchanting and
ancient Dravidian land, in the extreme south of peninsular India.

Tamil Nadu has a long coastline that stretches nearly a 1000 kms. The Coromandel Coast, along the Bay of
Bengal, boasts of many ideal locations for sun and surf. Golden sands of the beach are dotted with coconut
palm and casuarina groves. The sea washes ashore pebbles and shells and the gentle breeze sways the
yachts and catamarans into the deeper waters of the sea and the waters form small dunes on the shore.

Crabs play hide-and-seek by coming out of one burrow, and taking refuge in another. Sea gulls hover in the
sky and then rest on the sails of the fishing boats. There are many more breathtaking sights that will please
you and hold you spell bound in Tamil Nadu.

Welcome to Tamil Nadu and may you enjoy your stay!
Wildlife Sanctuary

THE MUDUMALAI WILDLIFE SANCTUARY

Madumalai wildlife Sanctuary is located in the Nilgiri Hills, at a point
where the Western Ghats meet the Eastern Ghats. This sanctuary has a mix
of flat land, undulating parkland, open grassland, swamp, valleys and
nullahs. The Mayyar River forms a series of spectacular cascades on its 65
kms route on the Udhagamandalam-Mysore highway. This sanctuary can
be reached from Mysore too.

The 321 sq kms area of the sanctuary encompasses a National Park
measuring 103 sq kms. The vegetation here is varied. The hilly terrain of
the Western Ghats, clothed in dense mixed and moist deciduous forests,
make Mudumalai a most attractive wildlife reserve.


The Mysore-Ooty highway runs through the Park, following the course of the Mayyar River, which
separates Mudumalai from the Bandipur sanctuary.

The fauna includes Elephant, Gaur, Bonnet, Macaque, Common langur, Tigers and Leopards, Chital,
Panther, Sloth Bear, Python, Barking deer, Four-Horned Antelope, Otter, Crocodile, Giant flying squirrel,
Sambhar, Hyena, Wild Dog, Wild Boar, Mouse Deer, Spotted Deer, Jackal, Hare, Porcupine and
Mongoose.
HILLS STATION OF TAMIL NADU

                                       OOTY

                                       The Hill resort of Ooty in Tamil Nadu, India, is located in the midst
                                       of four high hills; Doddabetta, Snowdon, Elk hill and Club Hill.
                                       These hills belong to the Nilgiri range or the 'blue mountains.' A
                                       British Collector by the name of John Sullivan discovered the hill
                                       station of Ooty and developed it as a summer resort, realizing its
                                       potential. The original name of Ooty was 'Udhagamandalam, but it
                                       was shortened to 'Ooty' after the arrival of British, which might have
                                       had something to do with the difficulty one feels at pronouncing such
                                       a difficult name! Apparently the British Collector was right about
                                       Ooty and now it is one of the most popular hill stations in India,
                                       particularly of South India

Ooty is a beautiful hill station in Tamil Nadu India, where you can enjoy a delightful vacation. Ooty India
offers Ooty tour packages and tour itineraries for Ooty that take you to the scenic hill station of Ooty in the
Nilgiri Hills.

See the beautiful 'Blue hills' of the Nilgiris, go on nature walks along winding roads, see hill slopes covered
with greenery and wild flowers, hear the silence of the mountains broken only by the calls of birds and the
chirping of crickets, while on Ooty tour packages with Ooty India. Stand at the edge of a cliff and see the
astounding view of undulating hills and valleys extending as far as the eye can see.


CLIMATE AND THE BEST TIME TO VISIT

Ooty is a picturesque hill station that is pleasant all through the year,
so there is no 'wrong time' to visit this place. Though many consider
that the best time is from 'February to May' or else from 'September to
November'. If you prefer summers, you can simply pack all your
cotton clothing, along with a light jacket, just in case there is a shower
or drizzle. The winters are somewhat cold, so it would be a good idea
to carry your winter wear or woolen clothing with you on tours to
Ooty India

EVENTS AND FESTIVALS

TEA AND TOURISM FESTIVAL

If you are in Ooty in the month of January, you cannot possibly miss the Tea and Tourism festival. At the
festival, you can learn more about your favorite drink and possibly taste some of the best cups of tea.

MAKAR PONGAL

In January, if you find yourself holidaying in Ooty, then do not forget to join the festivities and enjoy the
celebrations.

FLOWER SHOW

The popular flower show is held in May at the botanical gardens and is a great event that
attracts visitors from all over.
TOURIST ATTRACTIONS IN OOTY


The erstwhile summer getaway of Britishers, Ooty is presently one of the most popular hill stations in
South India. For all those who want to beat the heat, this Queen of Hill Stations stands with extended arms
to gift all with a very memorable vacation. A trip to Ooty is coveted not just by mountain lovers but all
those who seek few moments of solitude away from the hustle and bustle of city life in the lap of
mesmerizing nature. In addition to the impressive mountain range of the Nilgiris, the lush green grasslands,
the tea gardens, there are several other Tourist Places in Ooty that are all well worth a visit when on a tour
to Ooty

BOTANICAL GARDENS

If you are on a sightseeing tour to Ooty, you might want to visit the
Government Botanical gardens, which were laid out in 1847.The
picturesque gardens that are maintained by the Horticulture department of
the state, cover an area of about 22 hectares. The Gardens have well over
650 species of plants and trees, including a fossil of a tree, which is
believed to be more than 20 million years old. The garden is very popular
with nature lovers and those who long to walk among greenery and see
rare ferns and shrubs up close.




OOTY LAKE

If you love the outdoors, Ooty lake is a must see for you. It was built in 1825
and is about 2.5 km long. Visitors to this lake can go for boating on the lake or
enjoy their favorite outdoor activity of fishing. If the latter really appeals to you
then remember to get fishing permission before you head to buy baits!




                                     DODABETTA PEAK

                                     The Dodabetta Peak stands at an altitude of 2,623 meters. It is the
                                     highest point in the district, making it possibly the best vantage point
                                     around Ooty. It is merely 10kms from Ooty so you can simply grab
                                     your camera and head straight to the peak, and click amazing pictures
                                     of he valley below. Many say that on a clear day, which is honestly not
                                     that often, one can see far off areas, even the plains of Coimbatore and
                                     the flat highlands of Mysore.
About Kodaikanal

Kodaikanal, or Kodai as it's better known, is a quiet hill station at an altitude of 2,195 m, on the southern
ridge of the Palani hills in Tamil Nadu. It is popular amongst the locals as well as other tourists and has
earned the nickname of Princess of Hill Stations. Kodaikanal means 'the gift of the forest'. The hilly retreat
was established by American missionaries around 1845 in order to escape from the high temperatures of
the plains. There are also some boarding schools of international repute here.

As a tourist destination Kodaikanal offers you an amazing holiday. The fresh and spectacular scenic beauty
of this hill resort defies description. The Hill Resorts in India welcome you to this mesmerizing summer
retreat of Kodaikanal literally meaning 'gift of the forest' with soaring hills, lush vegetation, crystal blue
lakes and colonial charm - a land to feel free and lively. So plan your visit to this amazing place with Hill
Resorts in India, which creates a perfect vacation in one of the most charming hill resorts in India.

SIGHTSEEING HIGHLIGHTS

THE LAKE
A magnificent star-shaped lake glitters like a jewel amidst the emerald
green wooded slopes. This 24 hectare lake is skirted by 5 Kms long,
black tapped road is focal point of kodai, This lake was created in 1863
by Sir Vere Hendry Levinge, who was the collector of Madurai, retired
and settled in kodai.


COAKER'S WALK
A kilometre's walk from the lake. It derives the name Lt. Coaker, who prepared the map of Kodai. Coaker's
Walk runs along a steep, emerald green wooded slope. From Coaker's Walk one can have a breath-taking
view of the plains below.


PILLAR ROCKS
It is about 7.4 Kms from the lake. Three boulders stand shoulder to shoulder vertically measuring of about
122 meters providing a beautiful view. It has a mini garden.


DOLMEN CIRCLE

Kodaikanal is put on anthropology map mainly because of the presence
of pre-historic remains dating back to 5000 BC, thease are called
Dolmens and Kistavens which are the dwelling and burial places of
people of stone age and iron age. The Dolmens and fantastic stone of two
very large erect stone slabs topped by a larger flat slab.




PALANI
It is 64 kms from kodaikanal, famous pilgrim center of the South and one of the six abodes of Lord,
Dhandayuthabani. Direct frequent bus are available from Kodaikanal
                                              (04 Nights / 05 days)


(Bangalore – Ooty – Mysore – Bangalore)



                               Day 01:             Drive Bangalore – Ooty (320 kms / 7 hrs)
                               On arrival at Bangalore, you are met and drive to Ooty. Arrive Ooty in the evening and
                               check into the hotel. Later enjoy sightseeing of Ooty visiting Botanical garden, market
                               place and the Ooty Lake. Rest of the time free for shopping. Overnight in the hotel.


Day 02:           Excursion to Coonoor
                  After breakfast, enjoy a day trip to Coonoor. In Coonoor enjoy visit to Sim’s park, Lamb’s rock and
                  Dolphin’s nose. Return to the hotel later in the evening. Overnight in the hotel.


Day 03:           Drive Ooty – Mysore (170 kms / 5 hrs)
                  After breakfast, check out of the hotel and drive to Mysore. Arrive
                  Mysore in the noon. On arrival, check into the hotel. Later enjoy
                  sightseeing of Mysore visiting Mysore palace and Brindavan
                  gardens. Evening free for own activities or for shopping. Overnight in
                  the hotel.



Day 04:           Drive Mysore – Bangalore (150 kms / 3 hrs)
                  After breakfast, check out of the hotel and drive to Bangalore. Arrival
                  Bangalore later in the noon and check into the hotel. Later enjoy
                  sightseeing of Bangalore city visiting Vidhan Soudha, Lalbagh Botanical
                  garden, Tipu Sultan’s palace and Bull temple – one of the oldest temple
                  built in 16th century. Rest of the day free at leisure. Overnight in the hotel.

Day 05:           Depart Bangalore
                  After breakfast time free until noon. Later check out of the hotel and you
                  are dropped at rail station / airport for your onward journey.
                                            (05 Nights / 06 days)


(Bangalore – Ooty – Mysore - Bangalore)


Day 01:           Drive Bangalore – Ooty (320 kms / 7 hrs)
                  On arrival at Bangalore, you are met and drive to Ooty.
                  Arrive Ooty in the evening and check into the hotel. Later
                  enjoy sightseeing of Ooty visiting Botanical garden, market
                  place and the Ooty Lake. Rest of the time free for
                  shopping. Overnight in the hotel.


Day 02:           Excursion to Coonoor
                  After breakfast, enjoy a day trip to Coonoor. In Coonoor enjoy visit to Sim’s park, Lamb’s rock and
                  Dolphin’s nose. Return to the hotel later in the evening. Overnight in the hotel.

                     Day 03:             Drive Ooty – Mysore (170 kms / 5 hrs)
                     After breakfast, check out of the hotel and drive to Mysore. Arrive Mysore in the noon. On arrival,
                     check into the hotel. Later enjoy sightseeing of Mysore visiting Mysore palace and Brindavan
                     gardens. Evening free for own activities or for shopping. Overnight in the hotel.

                    Day 04:              Drive Mysore – Bangalore (140 kms / 3 hrs)
                    After breakfast check out of the hotel and proceed to Bangalore. On arrival, Check in to the
                    hotel.Later enjoy sightseeing of Bangalore city visiting Vidhan Soudha, Lalbagh Botanical
                    garden, Tipu Sultan’s palace and Bull temple – one of the oldest temple built in 16th century.
                  Rest of the day free at leisure. Overnight in the hotel.

Day 05:           Bangalore
                  After breakfast, the day free for shopping and visiting the various famous High Streets of
                  Bangalore. Evening free at leisure. Overnight in the hotel.

Day 06:           Depart Bangalore
                  After breakfast, day free until noon. Later check out of the hotel and you are dropped at rail station
                  / airport in time for your journey to onward destination.
                                             (05 Nights / 06 days)


(Bangalore – Coorg – Mysore – Bangalore)

Day 01:           Arrive Bangalore + Drive to Coorg (270 kms / 5 hrs)
                  On arrival, you are met and drive to Coorg.Enroute Coorg visit the
                  famous Buddhist Monastery and the Golden Buddha Temple.
                  Arrive Coorg in the evening and check into the hotel / homestay.
                  Rest of the day free at leisure. Evening free for relaxation.
                  Overnight in the hotel.

Day 02:           Coorg
                  After breakfast, enjoy sightseeing of Coorg visiting Abbey falls and market place. Later during the
                  sunset enjoy a walk near the coorg Golf Course. Rest of the time free for shopping. Overnight in
                  the hotel / Homestay.

Day 03:           Drive Coorg – Mysore (150 kms / 4 hrs)
                             After breakfast, check out of the hotel / homestay and drive to Mysore. . Arrive Mysore
                             in the noon and check into the hotel. Later enjoy sightseeing of Mysore visiting Mysore
                             palace and Brindavan gardens. Evening free for own activities or for shopping.
                             Overnight in the hotel

                              Day 04:             Drive Mysore – Bangalore (140 kms / 3 hrs)
                              After breakfast check out of the hotel and drive to Bangalore. Arrive Bangalore in the
                              noon and check into the hotel. Rest of the day free at leisure or for shopping.
                              Overnight in the hotel.

Day 05:           Bangalore
                  After breakfast, enjoy sightseeing of Bangalore city visiting Vidhan Soudha, Lalbagh Botanical
                  garden, Tipu Sultan’s palace and Bull temple – one of the oldest temple built in 16th century. Rest
                  of the day free at leisure. Overnight in the hotel.

Day 06:           Depart Bangalore
                  After breakfast, time free until noon. Later check out of the hotel and you are dropped at rail station
                  / airport in time for your onward journey.
                                           (05 Nights / 06 days)

(Bangalore – Shravan Belegola – Hassan – Mysore – Ooty – Coimbatore / Bangalore)

Day 01:           Arrive Bangalore
                  On arrival at Bangalore, you are met and transferred to the hotel. Later enjoy sightseeing of
                  Bangalore city visiting Vidhan Soudha, Lalbagh Botanical garden, Tipu Sultan’s palace and Bull
                  temple – one of the oldest temple built in 16th century. Rest of the day free at leisure. Overnight in
                  the hotel.

Day 02:           Drive Bangalore – Hassan via Shravan Belegola
                   (190 kms / 4.5 hrs)

                  After early breakfast, check out of the hotel and drive
                  to Hassan. Enruote visit the famous Jain temple in
                  Shravan Belegola. Continue your drive to Hassan.
                  Arrive Hassan later in the noon and check into the
                  hotel. Rest of the hotel free at leisure. Overnight in the
                  hotel.

Day 03:           Hassan Sightseeing + Drive to Mysore (120 kms / 2.5 hrs)
                  After breakfast, check out of the hotel and proceed for sightseeing of Belur and Halebid. Later
                  continue drive to Mysore. Arrive Mysore later in the noon and check into the hotel. Later in the
                  evening enjoy visit to Brindavan Gardens. Overnight in the hotel.

Day 04:           Mysore Sightseeing + Drive to Ooty (170 kms / 5 hrs)
                  After breakfast, heck out of the hotel and visit the
                  Mysore Maharaja Palace. Later drive to Ooty. Arrive
                  Ooty later in the noon and check into the hotel. Rest of
                  the day free at leisure. Overnight in the hotel.

Day 05:           Ooty
                  After breakfast, enjoy sightseeing of Ooty visiting
                  Botanical garden, market place and the Ooty Lake. Rest
                  of the time free for shopping. Overnight in the hotel.

Day 06:           Drive Ooty – Coimbatore / Bangalore
                  After breakfast, time free until noon. Later check out of the hotel and drive to Coimbatore /
                  Bangalore. On arrival at Coimbatore / Bangalore, you are dropped at rail station / airport for your
                  onward journey.
                                             (06 Nights / 07 days)


(Bangalore – Mysore – Ooty – Kodaikanal – Coimbatore)

Day 01:           Arrive Bangalore
                  On arrival at Bangalore, you are met and transfer to the hotel.
                  Later enjoy sightseeing of Bangalore city visiting Vidhan
                  Soudha, Lalbagh Botanical garden, Tipu Sultan’s palace and
                  Bull temple – one of the oldest temple built in 16th century. Rest
                  of the day free at leisure. Overnight in the hotel.

Day 02:           Drive Bangalore – Mysore (140 kms / 3 hrs)
                  After breakfast, check out of the hotel and drive to Mysore. Arrive Mysore in the noon and check
                  into the hotel. Later enjoy sightseeing of Mysore visiting Maharaja’s Palace and Brindavan
                  Gardens. Evening free at leisure. Overnight in the hotel.

Day 03:           Arrive Mysore – Ooty (170 kms / 5 hrs)
                  After breakfast, check out of the hotel and drive to Ooty. Arrive Ooty in the noon and check into the
                  hotel. Later enjoy sightseeing of Ooty visiting Botanical garden, market place and the Ooty Lake.
                  Rest of the time free for shopping. Overnight in the hotel.

Day 04:           Excursion to Coonoor
                  After breakfast, enjoy a day trip to Coonoor. In Coonoor enjoy visit to Sim’s park, Lamb’s rock and
                  Dolphin’s nose. Return to the hotel later in the evening. Overnight in the hotel.




                                 Day 05:             Drive Ooty – Kodaikanal (300 kms / 7 hrs)
                                 After breakfast, check out of the hotel and drive to Kodaikanal. Arrival Kodaikanal
                                 later in the noon and check into the hotel. Rest of the day free at leisure. Overnight
                                 in the hotel.

                                 Day 06:             Kodaikanal
                                 After breakfast, enjoy local sightseeing of Kodaikanal visiting Pillar’s Rock, Kodai
                                 Lake and Fairy falls. Also enjoy a bridal walk at Coaker’s walk with panoramic view
                  .               of the mountains. Overnight in the hotel

Day 07:           Drive Kodaikanal – Coimbatore / Bangalore (200 kms / 5 hrs)
                  After breakfast time free until noon. Later check out of the hotel and drive to Coimbatore /
                  Bangalore. On arrival, you are dropped at rail station / airport for your onward journey.
                                            (06 Nights / 07 days)


(Bangalore – Coorg – Mysore – Ooty – Coimbatore / Bangalore)

Day 01:           Arrive Bangalore
                  On arrival at Bangalore, you are met and transfer to the hotel. Later enjoy sightseeing of Bangalore
                  city visiting Vidhan Soudha, Lalbagh Botanical garden, Tipu Sultan’s palace and Bull temple – one
                  of the oldest temple built in 16th century. Rest of the day free at leisure. Overnight in the hotel.

Day 02:           Drive Bangalore – Coorg (270 kms / 5 hrs)
                  On arrival, you are met and drive to Coorg.Enroute Coorg visit
                  the famous Buddhist Monastery and the Golden Buddha
                  Temple. Arrive Coorg in the evening and check into the hotel /
                  homestay. Rest of the day free at leisure. Evening free for
                  relaxation. Overnight in the hotel.

Day 03:           Coorg
                  After breakfast, enjoy sightseeing of Coorg visiting Abbey falls and market place. Later during the
                  sunset enjoy a walk near the coorg Golf Course. Rest of the time free for shopping. Overnight in
                  the hotel / Homestay.

                              Day 04:             Drive Coorg – Mysore (150 kms / 4 hrs)
                              After breakfast, check out of the hotel / homestay and drive to Mysore. . Arrive Mysore
                              in the noon and check into the hotel. Later enjoy sightseeing of Mysore visiting Mysore
                              palace and Brindavan gardens. Evening free for own activities or for shopping.
                              Overnight in the hotel

                              Day 05:             Arrive Mysore – Ooty (170 kms / 5 hrs)
                              After breakfast, check out of the hotel and drive to Ooty. Arrive Ooty in the noon and
                              check into the hotel. Later enjoy sightseeing of Ooty visiting Botanical garden, market
                  place and the Ooty Lake. Rest of the time free for shopping. Overnight in the hotel.

Day 06:           Excursion to Coonoor
                  After breakfast, enjoy a day trip to Coonoor. In Coonoor enjoy visit to Sim’s park, Lamb’s rock and
                  Dolphin’s nose. Return to the hotel later in the evening. Overnight in the hotel.

Day 07:           Drive Ooty – Coimbatore / Bangalore
                  After breakfast, time free until noon. Later check out of the hotel and drive to Coimbatore /
                  Bangalore. On arrival at Coimbatore / Bangalore, you are dropped at rail station / airport for your
                  onward journey.
                                             (06 Nights / 07 days)


(Coimbatore – Ooty – Kodaikanal – Coimbatore)

Day 01:           Arrive Coimbatore + Drive to Ooty (100 kms / 3 hrs)
                  On arrival at Coimbatore, you are met and driven to Ooty.
                  Arrive Ooty in the noon and check into the hotel. Rest of the
                  day free at leisure. Overnight in the hotel

Day 02:           Ooty Sightseeing
                  After breakfast, enjoy sightseeing of Ooty visiting Botanical
                  garden, market place and the Ooty Lake. Rest of the day
                  free at leisure. Overnight in the hotel.

Day 03:           Excursion to Coonoor
                  After breakfast, enjoy a day trip to Coonoor. In Coonoor enjoy visit to Sim’s park, Lamb’s rock and
                  Dolphin’s nose. Return to the hotel later in the evening. Overnight in the hotel.

Day 04:           Drive Ooty – Kodaikanal (300 kms / 7 hrs)
                  After breakfast, check out of the hotel and drive to Kodaikanal. Arrival Kodaikanal later in the noon
                  and check into the hotel. Rest of the day free at leisure. Overnight in the hotel.

                            Day 05:             Kodaikanal Sightseeing
                            After breakfast, enjoy local sightseeing of Kodaikanal visiting Pillar’s Rock, Kodai Lake
                            and Fairy falls. Also enjoy a bridal walk at Coaker’s walk with panoramic view of the
                            mountains. Overnight in the hotel.

                            Day 06:             Kodaikanal
                            After breakfast, the whole day free at leisure or for own activities. Evening free for
                            relaxation. Overnight in the hotel.

                            Day 07:             Drive Kodaikanal – Coimbatore
                            After breakfast time free until noon. Later check out of the hotel and drive to Coimbatore.
                  On arrival, you are dropped at rail station / airport for your onward journey.
                                            (07 Nights / 08 days)


(Bangalore – Mysore – Ooty – Kodaikanal – Coimbatore)

Day 01:           Arrive Bangalore
                  On arrival at Bangalore, you are met and transfer to the hotel. Later enjoy sightseeing of Bangalore
                  city visiting Vidhan Soudha, Lalbagh Botanical garden, Tipu Sultan’s palace and Bull temple – one
                  of the oldest temple built in 16th century. Rest of the day free at leisure. Overnight in the hotel.

Day 02:           Drive Bangalore – Mysore (140 kms / 3 hrs)
                  After breakfast, check out of the hotel and drive to Mysore. Arrive Mysore in the noon and check
                  into the hotel. Later enjoy sightseeing of Mysore visiting Maharaja’s Palace and Brindavan
                  Gardens. Evening free at leisure. Overnight in the hotel.

Day 03:           Arrive Mysore – Ooty (170 kms / 5 hrs)
                  After breakfast, check out of the hotel and drive to Ooty.
                  Arrive Ooty in the noon and check into the hotel. Later
                  enjoy sightseeing of Ooty visiting Botanical garden, market
                  place and the Ooty Lake. Rest of the time free for
                  shopping. Overnight in the hotel.

Day 04:           Ooty
                  After breakfast, the whole day is free at leisure or to
                  explore the area on your own. Evening free at leisure.
                  Overnight in the hotel.


Day 05:           Drive Ooty – Kodaikanal (300 kms / 7 hrs)
                  After breakfast, check out of the hotel and drive to Kodaikanal. Arrival Kodaikanal later in the noon
                  and check into the hotel. Rest of the day free at leisure. Overnight in the hotel.


Day 06:           Kodaikanal
                  After breakfast, enjoy local sightseeing of Kodaikanal
                  visiting Pillar’s Rock, Kodai Lake and Fairy falls. Also
                  enjoy a bridal walk at Coaker’s walk with panoramic view
                  of the mountains. Overnight in the hotel.


Day 07:           Kodaikanal
                  After breakfast, the whole day is free at leisure or to
                  explore the area on your own. Evening free at leisure.
                  Overnight in the hotel.




Day 08:           Drive Kodaikanal – Coimbatore (200 kms / 5 hrs)
                  After breakfast time free until noon. Later check out of the hotel and drive to Coimbatore. On
                  arrival, you are dropped at rail station / airport for your onward journey.
                             TOUR OF TAMILNADU (07 Nights / 08 Days)

(Bangalore – Mysore – Ooty – Kodaikanal – Coimbatore)

Day 01:           Arrive Bangalore
                  On arrival at Bangalore, you are met and transfer to the hotel. Later enjoy sightseeing of Bangalore
                  city visiting Vidhan Soudha, Lalbagh Botanical garden, Tipu Sultan’s palace and Bull temple – one
                  of the oldest temple built in 16th century. Rest of the day free at leisure. Overnight in the hotel.


Day 02:           Drive Bangalore – Mysore (140 kms / 3 hrs)
                  After breakfast, check out of the hotel and drive to
                  Mysore. Arrive Mysore in the noon and check into the
                  hotel. Later enjoy sightseeing of Mysore visiting
                  Maharaja’s Palace and Brindavan Gardens. Evening
                  free at leisure. Overnight in the hotel.


Day 03:           Arrive Mysore – Ooty (170 kms / 5 hrs)
                  After breakfast, check out of the hotel and drive to Ooty.
                  Arrive Ooty in the noon and check into the hotel. Later enjoy sightseeing of Ooty visiting Botanical
                  garden, market place and the Ooty Lake. Rest of the time free for shopping. Overnight in the hotel.


Day 04:           Excursion to Coonoor
                  After breakfast, enjoy a day trip to Coonoor. In Coonoor enjoy visit to Sim’s park, Lamb’s rock and
                  Dolphin’s nose. Return to the hotel later in the evening. Overnight in the hotel.


Day 05:           Ooty
                  After breakfast, the whole day is free at leisure or to explore the area on your own. Evening free at
                  leisure. Overnight in the hotel.


Day 06:           Drive Ooty – Kodaikanal (300 kms / 7 hrs)
                  After breakfast, check out of the hotel and drive to
                  Kodaikanal. Arrival Kodaikanal later in the noon and
                  check into the hotel. Rest of the day free at leisure.
                  Overnight in the hotel.



Day 07:           Kodaikanal
                  After breakfast, enjoy local sightseeing of Kodaikanal
                  visiting Pillar’s Rock, Kodai Lake and Fairy falls. Also
                  enjoy a bridal walk at Coaker’s walk with panoramic view of the mountains. Overnight in the hotel.


Day 08:           Kodaikanal
                  After breakfast, the whole day is free at leisure or to explore the area on your own.


Day 09:           Drive Kodaikanal – Coimbatore / Bangalore
                  After breakfast time free until noon. Later check out of the hotel and drive to Coimbatore /
                  Bangalore. On arrival, you are dropped at rail station / airport for your onward journey.
                                  BEST OF SOUTHERN HILLS (08 Nights / 09 days)


(Bangalore – Mysore – Ooty – Kodaikanal – Munnar – Coimbatore)


Day 01:           Arrive Bangalore
                  On arrival at Bangalore, you are met and transfer to the hotel. Later enjoy sightseeing of Bangalore
                  city visiting Vidhan Soudha, Lalbagh Botanical garden, Tipu Sultan’s palace and Bull temple – one
                  of the oldest temple built in 16th century. Rest of the day free at leisure. Overnight in the hotel.

Day 02:           Drive Bangalore – Mysore (140 kms / 3 hrs)
                  After breakfast, check out of the hotel and drive to Mysore. Arrive
                  Mysore in the noon and check into the hotel. Later enjoy sightseeing of
                  Mysore visiting Maharaja’s Palace and Brindavan Gardens. Evening
                  free at leisure. Overnight in the hotel.

Day 03:           Arrive Mysore – Ooty (170 kms / 5 hrs)
                  After breakfast, check out of the hotel and drive to Ooty. Arrive Ooty in
                  the noon and check into the hotel. Later enjoy sightseeing of Ooty visiting Botanical garden, market
                  place and the Ooty Lake. Rest of the time free for shopping. Overnight in the hotel.

Day 04:           Excursion to Coonoor
                  After breakfast, enjoy a day trip to Coonoor. In Coonoor enjoy visit to Sim’s park, Lamb’s rock and
                          Dolphin’s nose. Return to the hotel later in the evening. Overnight in the hotel.

                         Day 05:             Drive Ooty – Kodaikanal (300 kms / 7 hrs)
                         After breakfast, check out of the hotel and drive to Kodaikanal. Arrival Kodaikanal later in
                         the noon and check into the hotel. Rest of the day free at leisure. Overnight in the hotel.

                         Day 06: s             Kodaikanal
                         After breakfast, enjoy local sightseeing of Kodaikanal visiting Pillar’s Rock, Kodai Lake and
                         Fairy falls. Also enjoy a bridal walk at Coaker’s walk with panoramic view of the mountains.
                              Overnight in the hotel.

Day 07:           Drive Kodaikanal – Munnar (180 kms / 5 hrs)
                  After breakfast, check out of the hotel and drive to Munnar. Arrive Munnar in the noon and check
                  into the hotel. Rest of the day free at leisure and relaxation. Overnight in the hotel.

Day 08:           Munnar
                  After breakfast, enjoy sight seeing trip of Munnar visiting the
                  Eravikulam National Park where you can see the very rare mountain
                  goats locally called the Nilgiri Tahr, the Mattupetty Dam & Dairy
                  Farm, Old Munnar Town, the town market etc. Rest of the day at
                  leisure. Overnight in the hotel.

Day 09:           Drive Munnar – Coimbatore / Cochin
                  After breakfast time free until noon. Later check out of the hotel and drive to Coimbatore / Cochin.
                  On arrival, you are dropped at rail station / airport for your onward journey.
                        HERITAGE OF KARNATAKA (13 Nights / 14 Days)


(Goa – Badami – Aihole – Pattadkal – Hospet – Hampi – Hassan – Belur – Halibed – Shravanbelgola – Coorg –
Mysore – Bangalore)

Day 01:          Drive Goa – Badami (200 kms / 5 hrs)
                 After breakfast, check out fo the hotel and drive to Badami enroute visiting Belgaum – visiting the
                 Fort. Inside the Fort is located the most famous Kamala Basti, the Jain Temple & the Jama Masjid.
                 Proceed your drive and arrive Badami in the evening. Rest of the day free at leisure. Overnight at
                         hotel.

                        Day 02:              Badami
                        Rock–cut cave Temples, Gateways, Forts, Inscriptions, Sculptures that seem to come alive
                        before your eyes. Badami has to be seen to be believed. Climb a flight of steps to reach the
                        ancient caves – all hewn out of sand stone on the precipice of a hill. Also a must see are
                        Bhutanatha temples that lend their names to the lake just beneath the cave temples. Take a
                        dip in this green tranquil river. It is said to have the healing properties. Badami also has the
                        eighteen inscriptions ranging from 06 th to 09 th century. Rest of the day free at leisure.
                        Overnight at hotel.


Day 03:          Drive Badami – Hospet via Aihole & Pattadkal (120 kms / 3 hrs)
                 After breakfast, drive to Hospet enroute visiting Aihole and Pattadakal.
                 Aihole is famous as the "cradle of the Indian Architecture". You will also
                 visit Pattadakal – Situated on the left bank of the Malaprabha river, a
                 world heritage centre, has 10 major temples representing early
                 Chalukyan architecture, later continue towards Hospet. Arrive Hospet in
                 the evening and check into the hotel. Rest of the day free at leisure.
                 Overnight at hotel.


                                     Day 04:                Hospet – Hampi
                                     After breakfast, explore the beautiful world of Hospet. The touristic importance
                                     of this lies in its proximity to Hampi, the site of the Medieval Vijaynagar Empire,
                                     (13 kms) is the most evocative of all the ruins in Karnataka. Return to Hospet in
                                     evening. Overnight at hotel.




Day 05:          Drive Hospet – Hassan (300 kms / 7 hrs)
                 After breakfast, check out and drive to Hassan. Check into
                 the hotel. Rest of the day free at leisure. Overnight in the
                 hotel.




Day 06:          Excursion of Belur & Halebid
                 After breakfast, proceed for the sightseeing of famous for Hoysala sculptures and architetures and
                 for the temples of Belur and Halebid. Return to the hotel later in the day. Evening free at leisure.
                 Overnight in the hotel.


Day 07:          Excursion of Shravanbelgola
          Today after breakfast, you will see the splendor of
          Shravanbelgola. 51 kms south – east of Hassan, one of most
          important Jain Pilgrim centers. Here is the 17m high monolith
          of Lord Bahubali – the world's tallest monolithic statue. Rest
          of the day you will remain free to explore the surroundings.
          Return to the Hassan in the evening. Ovrnight in the hote.




Day 08:   Drive Hassan – Coorg (150 kms / 3 hrs)
          After breakfast, check out of the hotel and drive to Coorg, a place which is called as the "Scotland
          Of India". On arrival check into the hotel. Rest of the day free at leisure and relaxation. Overngiht in
          the hotel.

Day 09:   Coorg
          After breakfast, enjoy visit to Madikeri Fort, Abbey Falls, Nisargadhama – Known for its calm,
          serene beauty, this place is an ideal picnic spot visited by hundreds of tourists throughout the year.
          Evening free at leisure. Overnight at hotel.

Day 10:   Drive Coorg – Mysore (130 kms / 3 hrs)
          Today morning have your breakfast & ride with us to the exclusive locales of Mysore. On arrival,
          check in into hotel. Refresh yourself & visit: Mysore Palace, Chamundi hills – Towering over the
          city, these hills are 13 kms away from Mysore. Halfway up is the Nandi bull, 4.8m monolith.
          Brindavan Gardens – A site to be loved. The musical fountains & colorful lights transform this place
          into a fairy land. Overnight at hotel.

Day 11:   Mysore
          Get up & get set for your visit to: Sri Jayachamarajendra Art Gallery – Housed in the Jag Mohan
          Palace, the gallery has a collection of exquisite paintings. In the afternoon visit Somnathpur. It is a
          little village where you can see the famous 13th century temple well known for its great
          architectural beauty. The star shaped temple with three shrines is the latest & well preserved
          heritage of Hoysala architecture. Overnight at hotel.

Day 12:   Drive Mysore – Bangalore via Srirangapatnam (150 kms / 3
hrs)
          After breakfast, check out of the hotel and drive to Bangalore
          enroute visiting Sirangapatnam – capital of the warrior – King
          Hyder Ali & his son Tipu Sultan, has magnificent monuments
          that are well worth a visit. Arrive Bangalore in the evening and
          check into the hotel. Overnight at hotel.

Day 13:   Bangalore
          Afetr breakfast, enjoy sightseeing of Bangalore city visiting Vidhan Soudha, Lalbagh Botanical
          garden, Tipu Sultan’s palace and Bull temple – one of the oldest temple built in 16th century.
          Evening free at leisure. Overnight in the hotel.

Day 14:   Depart Bangalore
          After breakfast, time free until noon. Later check out of the hotel and drive to airport / rail station in
          time for your onward journey.

				
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