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									                           BEST OF KARNATAKA
                   Bangalore-Mysore-Coorg-Hassan-Bangalore
                                  08 Nights /09 Days


DAY 01: Arrive At Bangalore:
Meet on arrival and transfer to a Hotel, depending on the arrival time, afternoon half-
day tour to Iskcon temple - the Krishna Temple is a blend of Modern technology and
spiritual harmony, Lalbagh - 240 acres of beautifully sculpted gardens, flowers abound,
rare collection of tropical and sub-tropical plants, Vidhana Soudha - this massive
building houses the state Legislature and the secretariat. Return to hotel and overnight.

DAY 02: Bangalore:
Morning breakfast and proceed for full day sight seeing, visit to Cubbon Park, Bull
Temple - Dravidian-style temple, has a huge monolithic Bull is the vahana of Lord
Shiva, Government Museum - Acclaimed as one of the oldest museums in the country,
Indira Gandhi Musical Fountain - View the colorful swirling fountains dancing in tune
to music, later on return to hotel and overnight.

DAY 03: Bangalore/ Mysore (140Kms/3Hrs)
Morning breakfast, checkout of the hotel and proceed to Mysore- Known for its
magnificent palaces and majestic buildings, sprawling gardens and treelined
boulevards, shimmering silks and sandalwood, Enroute visit Srirangapatna - Island
fortress of Tippu Sultan. Visit Tippu's summer Palace, Mosque, and Sriranganatha
Temple. On arrival in Mysore check into a hotel and evening visit Chamundi Hill -
perched a top a hill-the 4.8m tall monolith of Nandi and the gigantic Mahishasura
statue are added attractions. Return to hotel. and overnight.

DAY 04: Mysore:
Morning breakfast and proceed for full day sight seeing, visit Maharaja Palace - the
palace is a splendid structure in the Indo-Saracenic Style, Art Gallery - the art gallery
in the Jaganmohan Palace houses an excellent collection of ceramics, sandalwood, and
ancient musical instruments, St. Philomena’s Church - this imposing Gothic structure
with beautiful stained glass windows and lofty towers is a must see. Later on in the
evening visit Brindavan Garden - the Krishna Raja Sagar Dam after sundown, when
musical fountains and colored lights transform this place into a magical fairyland.
Return to hotel and overnight.

DAY05: Mysore/ Coorg(125Kms/3Hrs)
Morning breakfast, checkout and proceed to Coorg - Few other places in the world are
blessed with such natural beauty and fertility. Thick tropical forests also call as
Scotland of South India, on arrival check in to a resort and proceed for buffet lunch.
Relax or go for a plantation walk. Overnight.

DAY 06: Coorg
Morning breakfast and proceed for trekking or relax or visit Dubare Elephant camp
Cauvery Nisargadhama - Nisargadhama teems with lush foliage, thick bamboo groves,
teak, and rosewood, Bylakuppe- One of the largest Tibetan settlements in South India,
it is known for its monasteries, handicrafts, carpet factories, and an incense factory,
Return to resort and overnight.
DAY 07: Coorg
Morning breakfast; proceed for guided trekking in Coffee Plantation or visit Talakaveri-
set amidst the picturesque Brahmagiri hills is the source of Cauvery river. Evening
free. Overnight.

DAY 08: Coorg/Hassan (160 Kms/4Hrs)
Morning breakfast, check out and proceed to Hassan, on arrival check into a hotel.
After lunch visit Belur - The most photographed and perhaps the best and they are a
must on every tourist's temple itinerary and Halebid - the temple, perched on a star-
shaped base amidst lawns, is a sculptural extravaganza temple. Return to hotel.
Overnight

DAY 09: Hassan/Bangalore (180KMs/4Hrs)
Morning breakfast, checkout of the hotel and proceed to Bangalore, enroute visit
Shravanabelagola - The monolithic statue of Lord Gomateshwara, a Jain saint and an
object of worship for centuries, standing atop one of the hills. On arrival at Bangalore,
drop to airport or train station to catch your flight or train. Tour ends.
                        BEST OF SOUTHERN JUNGLE
            Bangalore-Mysore-Nagarahole-Bandipur-B.R. Hills - Bangalore

                                6 NIGHTS/7 DAYS



DAY 01. Bangalore/ Mysore (140 Kms / 4Hrs)
Meet on arrival and proceed to Mysore- Known for its magnificent palaces and majestic
buildings, sprawling gardens and treelined boulevards, shimmering silks and
sandalwood, the ‘City Royale’ always figures in the tourist’s itinerary, Enroute visit
Srirangapatna - Island fortress of Tippu Sultan. Visit Tippu's summer Palace,
Gumbaz, and Srirangapatna Temple. On arrival in Mysore check into a hotel and
evening visit Chamundi Hill - perched a top a hill-the 4.8m tall monolith of Nandi and
the gigantic Mahishasura statue are added attractions. Return to hotel and overnight.

DAY 02. Mysore/Nagarahole- Kabini River Lodge (80Kms/2 Hrs)
Morning breakfast, check out and proceed to Kabini River Lodge- Nestled in the
southern fringes of the Nagarahole National Park, is a perfect getaway for nature lovers.
The breathtaking locale with the tranquil backwaters of the River Kabini presents an
ideal setting for a long-awaited vacation. Check in on arrival and proceed for buffet
lunch. Wildlife safari in the evening. Dinner and overnight.

DAY 03. Nagarahole/Bandipur (100Kms/3Hrs)
At 0600hrs after coffee/tea proceed to wildlife sanctuary for coracle (local boat) and
elephant ride (subject to availability of elephant). After breakfast check out and proceed
to Bandipur national park –the picturesque Nilgiris invitesyou to this perfct backdrop
for awildlife safari Nestlingin the foothills of the nilgiris, the Bandipur National Park was
formed by extending the Venugopal wildlife park on arrival check in Bandipur Safari
Lodge and proceed for lunch. Wildlife safari at around 16.00hrs. Overnight


DAY 04. Bandipur
Morning trekking return for breakfast & relax. Afternoon tea at 16:00Hrs. Proceed for
Wildlife Safari. Return to lodge. overnight.

DAY 05. Bandipur /B.R. Hills K Gudi wildlife camp (100Kms/3Hrs)
Morning trekking, elephant ride (Subject to availability) or visit to local villages. After
breakfast check out, proceed to BR Hills – is a haven for a variety of wild animals and
birds, making it a must see for those who love the jungle in its pristine glory. Here, one
is welcome to unwind and enjoy Nature’s gifts unfettered by civilization. Check in at
B.R.T Camp and proceed for lunch. Evening Wildlife safari. Overnight halt at the camp.

 DAY 06.B.R Hills K.Gudi Wilderness Camp
Morning proceed for wildlife tour and return at 09:30 Hrs. breakfast, visit to temples
and local Soliga village. Evening safari and overnight.



DAY 07. B. R. Hills- K.Gudi Wilderness Camp/ Bangalore (230Kms/5Hrs)
Morning proceed for wildlife safari and return at 09:30, breakfast. Check out at
11.00hrs and proceed to Bangalore to board your flight/train. Tour ends
                       COOL COORG
                 Bangalore / Mysore / Coorg / Bangalore

                            5 Nights / 6 Days




Day 1: Arrive at Bangalore
Meet on arrival and transfer to a hotel, afternoon visit Lal Bagh- 240 acres of beautifully
sculpted gardens, flowers abound, rare collection of tropical and sub-tropical plants.
Glasshouse (built on the lines of London’s Crystal Palace). Evening free and overnight.

Day 2: Bangalore / Mysore (140 km /3hrs)
Morning breakfast, checkout and proceed to Mysore, Enroute visit Srirangapatna -
Tippu’s Summer Palace, etc. On arrival to Mysore, transfer to a hotel. After lunch
proceed to visit St. Phenomena’s church - this imposing Gothic structure with
beautiful stained glass windows and lofty towers is a must see and in the evening, visit
to world famous Brindavan Garden - the Krishna Raja Sagar Dam after sundown,
when musical fountains and colored lights transform this place into a magical fairyland.
Overnight at hotel.


Day 3: Mysore
Morning breakfast. Visit to Maharaja Palace - the palace is a splendid structure in the
Indo-Saracenic Style, among its many attractions are a magnificent gold throne,
Chamundi Hills - perched a top outside Mysore City is the temple of Chamundeshwari.
The 4. 8m tall monoliths of Nandi and the gigantic Mahishasura statue are added
attractions and in the evening visit to Mysore’s famous market, Afternoon free.
Overnight.

Day 4: Mysore / Coorg – Madikeri (125 kms / 3hrs)
Morning breakfast, checkout and proceed to Coorg, Enroute visit famous
Nisarghadhama-island near Kushalnagar. Go for optional boating or Elephant ride
(subject to availability), on arrival to Madikeri check in to a hotel. Evening free and
overnight.


Day 5: Coorg - Madikeri
Morning breakfast and proceed for full day sight seeing covering Talakaveri - Set
amidst the picturesque Brahmagiri hills is the source of Cauvery River, with the
Talacauvery Temple built around it, Baghamandala, afternoon return to hotel, evening
visit Onkareshwara Temple, Raja Seat. Overnight.

Day 6: Coorg - Madikeri / Bangalore ( 240 kms / 6hrs )
Morning breakfast, checkout and proceed to Bangalore to board your flight or train.
Tour ends.
                            GREAT WEEKEND
            Bangalore / Srirangapatna / Madikeri / Bangalore

Day 01: - Bangalore / Srirangapatna: (110 kms/3Hrs)
Pick up from Bangalore and proceed to Young Island resort,(on the bank of river
Cauvery). at Srirangapatna, on arrival check in. Visit Ranganatittu bird sanctuary.
The Sanctuary here is a paradise for wildlife enthusiasts. Just glance around and you'll
find a host of surprises. Crocodiles basking under the sun, otters running free, flocks of
birds gathered on tiny islands. Ranganatittu is indeed a visual height. Birds would
come from Siberia, Australia and even North America can be spotted here so when
you're on the cane boats just be ready for a fluttering surprise. It may be the Open-Bill
Stork, The White Ibis, Egret, Heron, Partridge or even the Cormorant trying to say hello.
Lunch afternoon visit Tippu’s palace, Gumbaz, Sri Ranganatha Swamy Temple ,
return to resort and overnight.

Day 02: – Srirangapatna / Madikeri (150Kms/4Hrs)
Morning breakfast, check out and proceed to Madikeri. On arrival check into Club
Mahindra Kodagu valley resort. Lunch and relax and proceed on sightseeing, visit to
Abbey falls and in the evening visit Raja Seat & Onkareshwara Temple. return to
hotel Dinner and overnight.

Day 03: - Madikeri/Bangalore (270Kms/5Hrs)
Morning breakfast, checkout at 0900 hrs and proceed to Bangalore. Enroute visit
Nisarghadhama, Cauvery Island, and Bylakuppe - largest Tibetan settlement in South
India Buddha monastery. Arrive at Bangalore. Tour ends.
                       HERITAGE KARNATAKA
               Bangalore /Mysore / Hassan / Bangalore


Day 01: Bangalore / Mysore: (140kms/3hours)
Pick up from Bangalore and proceed to Mysore, Enroute visit Srirangapatna - Island
fortress of Tippu Sultan, the legendary Tiger of Mysore who put up a valiant fight
against British domination. Visit Tippu’s Summer Palace, Mosque, and
Sriranganatha Temple, on arrival check in at Hotel, lunch and proceed to visit
Maharaja Palace-built in 1911-12 by Wodeyar Rulers, the palace is a splendid
structure in the Indo-Saracenic Style, among its many attractions is a magnificent gold
throne displayed during the Dasara celebrations. It is an entirely modern structure
continuing the Hindu and Saracenic styles of Architecture, Chamundi Hill, Brindavan
Garden- the famous gardens at the Krishna Raja Sagar Dam after sundown, when
musical fountains and colored lights transform this place into a magical fairyland.
Overnight.

Day 02: Mysore / Hassan: (125kms / 3hours)
Morning breakfast, checkout and proceed to Hassan Enroute visit Belur- On the banks
of the Yagachi River is Belur, a star shaped temple with hand lathe-turned filigreed
pillars and sculptures will take your breath away. It is the only Hoysalas temple still in
active worship and Halebid - Just 17km away from Belur is Halebid, the ancient capital
of the Hoysalas. The temple, perched on a star shaped base amidst lawns, is a
sculptural extravaganza. On arrival check in at Hassan Southern Star or similar.
Evening free. Overnight.

Day 03: Hassan / Bangalore: (180Kms/4Hrs)
Morning breakfast, checkout and proceed to Bangalore, Enroute visit
Shravanabelagola- A prominent Jain pilgrim center in Hassan district.
Shravanabelagola is home to Asia’s largest monolithic statue-Lord Gomateshwara here
towers 58ft. Drop to Railway station or airport. Tour ends.
                                COOL PARADISE
       Bangalore / Mysore / Hassan / Chickmagalur / Bangalore
                          4 Nights / 5 Days




Day 01: Bangalore/ Mysore (140Kms/3Hrs)
Morning breakfast, checkout and proceed to Mysore- Known for its magnificent palaces
and majestic buildings, sprawling gardens and treelined boulevards, shimmering silks
and sandalwood, the ‘City Royale’ always figures in the tourist’s itinerary, Enroute visit
Srirangapatna - island fortress of Tippu Sultan. Visit Tippu's summer Palace,
Gumbaz, and Srirangapatna temple. On arrival in Mysore check into a hotel. Evening
visit Chamundi Hill - perched a top a hill-the 4.8m tall monolith of Nandi and the
gigantic Mahishasura statue are added attractions. Return to hotel and overnight.

Day 02: Mysore:
Morning breakfast and proceed for full day sight seeing, visit Maharaja Palace - the
palace is a splendid structure in the Indo-Saracenic Style, among its many attractions
are a magnificent gold throne displayed during the Dasara celebrations, Art Gallery -
the art gallery in the Jaganmohan Palace houses an excellent collection of ceramics,
sandalwood, ivory, stone, antique furniture and ancient musical instruments, St.
Philomena’s Church - this imposing Gothic structure with beautiful stained glass
windows and lofty towers is a must see. Later on in the evening visit Brindavan Garden
- the Krishna Raja Sagar Dam after sundown, when musical fountains and colored
lights transform this place into a magical fairyland. Return to hotel and overnight.

Day 03: Mysore / Hassan – Chickmagalur (210 kms / 4hrs)
Morning breakfast, checkout and proceed to Chickmagalaur, enroute visit Belur &
Halebid at Hassan, Belur - The most photographed and perhaps the best and they are a
must on every tourist's temple itinerary and Halebid - the temple, perched on a star-
shaped base amidst lawns, is a sculptural extravaganza temple. Later lunch & proceed
to Chickmagalur. On arrival check in to hotel, relax and overnight.

Day 04: Chickmagalur
Morning breakfast and proceed for full day sight seeing, Chickmagalur boasts of many
interesting places around like the beautiful Hoysala temples - the Kodandarama
temple, visit Mullain Giri, the highest peak in Karnataka (6,317 ft ) is 12 kms away
from here. Return to hotel, lunch and relax, evening visit proceed for plantation walk,
return to hotel & overnight

Day 05: Chickmagalur / Bangalore (270 kms / 6hrs)
Morning breakfast, checkout and proceed to Bangalore to board your flight or train.
Tour ends.

								
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