Spend your holiday exploring the palaces, hills, beaches and the rich wildlife of Karnataka, the largest state in South India
Karnataka is a medley of both modern and ethnic cultural backgrounds. Its capital city Bangalore is an ever progressive IT hub of India popular for its night life and energetic atmosphere. On the other side the state’s heritage sites, verdant mountains and tranquil beaches offers setting for a great exciting holiday altogether. The UNESCO Heritage Sites Hampi and Pattadakkal are redolent of Karnataka’s regal past and the favourites of all history buffs. With sprawling Coffee- Tea plantations, stunning green mountains and the chilly climate, Coorg is one of the most paradisiacal destinations in India for a honeymoon or a family getaway. Beach lovers head off to the coastal heaven of Karnataka, the beaches of Gokarna. Being the largest state in South India, there are whole lot of other sweet spots to explore at Karnataka.
In this Indian Panorama exclusive “Best of Karnataka Tour”, you will cover just as the name suggest, all the best popular destinations of this distinct Dravidian land of Karnataka. If you are planning a long holiday, we could help you cover many other unexplored yet spectacular spots in Karnataka to explore.
Admire the elegance of one of the most palatial structures in India, the Mysore Palace at Mysore
Indulge yourself in a thrilling jeep safari through the thick jungle of Nagarhole [Kabini]
Enjoy the architectural wonders of Unesco recognized Group of monuments at Hampi and Pattadakkal
Enjoy some peaceful time of your own at the hippie beaches of Gokarna
Following itinerary is based on our past experience and what our past guests prefereance.However, our experts can help you further by helping chalk-out a tailor-made tour plan.
Arrival at Bangalore - Drive to Mysore — On Arrival at the Bangalore International Airport, you will be met and assisted by our Indian Panorama Tour executive and start your drive to Mysore.
Afternoon: On reaching Mysore Visit the Mysore palace, one of the most striking palaces in India. Built in Indo-Saracenic style of architecture over a century ago, the Musore Palace is the pride of Karnataka state. Later visit the Brindavan Gardens.
Evening: Check into your hotel and relax.
Overnight stay at Mysore
Mysore to Hassan — Morning - Post breakfast head to the Hassan to explore two brilliant architectural temples built by the famous Hoysala Kings. On reaching drive to Belur visit the Chennakesava Temple, a 12th century temple, dedicated to Lord Vishnu. Ilater drive to Halebid and visit the Hoysaleswara Temple, another 12th century temple, this one dedicated to Lord Shiva. Both the Chennakesava and the Hoysaleswara Temple is a stunning exemplar of the artistic and architectural perspectives of the Hoysala Empire.
Overnight at Hassan
Hassan to Hampi — Morning - Post breakfast start your drive to the historical Hampi. The group of monuments at Hampi is a UNESCO recognized World Heritage Site. Once one of the richest city in the world, Hampi served as the capital of the mighty Vijayanagar Kingdom. Though in ruins now, Hampi still has its charm attracting tourists from all around the world throughout the year.
On reaching Hampi, check in to hotel and relax.
Overnight at Hampi
Hampi — Today morning: post breakfast start your Hampi sightseeing. Stroll through the Hampi ruins, Visit the gorgeous Virupaksha Temple, the Vittala Temple and explore the lively Hampi Bazaar.
Overnight at Hampi.
Hampi - Gokarna — Morning- Post breakfast drive to Gokarna, a serene sea side with ample opportunities to relax and have a quiet holiday or excite the adventurer in you and enjoy water sports. On reaching Gokarna spend your time strolling the golden sands or simple relax by the sea side.
Gokarna - Mangalore — Today morning - Post breakfast drive to Mangalore. En-route visit Murudeshwar, a sea side temple town home to World’s second tallest Shiva statue standing 123 feet above the sea level. Later continue drive to Mangalore. On reaching Mangalore check in to hotel and relax.
Overnight at Mangalore
Mangalore - Coorg — Today morning - Post breakfast head to Coorg Hills, popularly known as the “Scotland of the South”. On reaching visit the Abby Falls and later spend your time strolling through lush green coffee and tea plantations.
Overnight at Coorg.
Coorg — Morning - Post breakfast drive to Nisargadhama, an island forest formed by the Kaveri River.
Afternoon: Visit the Namdroling monastery, one among the largest Buddhist centers in existence. Stroll through the vibrant Tibetan shops and interact with the peaceful smiling monks as well.
Evening- enjoy your time on your amidst the stunning hills of Coorg. Enjoy the climate and relax.
Overnight at Coorg.
Coorg - Kabini [Nagarhole] excursion - Coorg — Morning- Post breakfast drive to the Nagarhole National park. Enjoy an adventurous jeep safari through the dense woods of Nagarhole [Kabini]. Come across wild elephants, Deers, wild boar and if you are lucky you would spot the fiery residents of the jungle, the tigers as well.
Later drive back to Coorg and relax at hotel.
Overnight at Coorg
Coorg - Mangalore Departure — Morning - Post breakfast as per your departure schedule, you will be transferred to the Mangalore International Airport to board your flight back home. You will be met by our Indian Panorama Tour executive at the airport who will ensure your smooth departure.
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