June 3, 2023
Karnataka Trip (Extended Excursion To Goa)
- 13 Nights/14 Days
About The Tour
Pavements lined with palm trees, sprawling coffee estates, a weird southern charm, stories of past echoing through the walls of the Indian Heritage, and a paradoxical charm of Portuguese colonies are a little of what your Karnataka trip has in store for you.
Yes, there’s more. Be that as it may, let the beautiful Bangalore, mystical Mysore, historic Hampi and gorgeous Goa enchant you into making India your home.
- Enjoy the cosmopolitan vibes of Bangalore.
- Furthermore, let the Royalty in Mysore charm you into utmost happiness
- Go for a time travel in within the realms of Hampi
- Help yourself to finger-licking fantastic southern cuisine.
- Party like a rockstar all night by the beaches of Goa while you sip some fenny.
Detailed Day Wise Itinerary
Day 1 - Arrival in Bangalore+
Welcome to the capital of Karnataka state. Our private chauffeur will take you to your hotel for an incredibly warm stay overnight. Breathe in the southern air. This Karnataka trip is going to be a blast.
Day 2 - Bangalore – Mysore+
Get on the road to Mysore where a blend of Islamic, Hindu and Gothic style will embrace you in a warm hug. 150 km later you’ll be basking in the royal vibes of the city.
Day 3 - Exploring in Mysore+
Shining right in the heart of the city is the house of the royalty. The Mysore palace will be one of the star attractions on your Karnataka trip. The intricate design spiked with an essence of some absolutely charming architecture glows in the world where royalty is rare now. Moreover, invest some time in the palace and get back in the past where a thousand stories of its history echo within the richly carved and intricate walls.
1. Brindavan Gardens
You’re in for a really really good time on your Karnataka trip. Brindavan gardens are nothing short of a miracle. Be tha t as it may, the lighted fountains, the splendid lush gardens, and the ever so amazing boat rides will make your time here unforgettable.
It won’t be a super comfortable ride to Dharamshala but the scenic delights on the way will make it much easier for you.
Totally worth a visit. Appreciate nature, you guys!
2. Chamunda Hills
Perched at the top is the Chamundi Hills that will give you a breathtaking panoramic view of the city.
Furthermore, these hills are dedicated to the goddess Chamundi who killed a demon. Therefore, this holy place is a must on your bucket list. No doubt, the vibes will catch hold of you and make you never want to leave.
2. Mysore Zoo
Walk into the wilderness of the Mysore zoo on your Karnataka trip. More than a 100-year-old, this zoo will show you the best of nature’s wonders. All things considered, From birds to reptiles, you’ll find it all living naturally like it’s their home.
Furthermore, the sprawling 157 acres of this wilderness will make you fall in love with the cute little animals and birds there.
Can’t wait, right?
Day 4 - Mysore – Coorg+
1. Visiting Madikeri Fort
A road trip awaits you on your Karnataka trip. Get behind the wheels and find yourself amidst the splendid natural beauty of Coorg 3 hours later. Then, Bask in the fresh air and get refreshed at the hotel.
Brace yourself for a visit to a package of a fort.
2. Madikeri Fort
Correct yourself if you think this is some generic fort. It’s so much more than that. Strangely enough, this 17th century built fort houses a temple, an Anglican Church and if that wasn’t enough, there’s a museum and a prison. Get ready to whirlpool yourself back in time to appreciate this robust beauty.
Be that as it may, plaster that smiles on your face for you’ll be welcomed by the life-size statues of 2 huge elephants.
Day 5 - Coorg+
Visiting Omkareshwara temple, the burial ground of Kodava kings, and the Abbey falls
1. Omkareshwara temple
Drown in the perfect holy blend of Islamic and Gothic architectural style. Yes, it’s a temple dedicated to Lord Shiva.
Unbelievably paradoxical, right?
Be that as it may, legend has it that a king built it as a penance for his evil deeds. Well, the rest of the story awaits to be told at the temple itself.
Get ready to appreciate the incredible Indo-Saracenic architectural style of none other than the king’s tomb. Furthermore, the remains of Kodava kings will be there for you to see. Isn’t it really unusual for a Hindu king to have a tomb of his own? Be that as it may, you’re gonna love the rustic charm of the place.
3. Abbey falls
Enough history for the day, right? Time for some nature loving. Let the scenic splendid beauty of Abbey falls capture you in a tight hug while you dance to the rhythm of the monsoon and the streaming waterfall. Moreover, even the walk to the falls will embrace you with lush tea and coffee plantations.
This crystal clear enchantress is 9629ft from the mean sea level and has the perfect amount of travel stardust to sprinkle on your North India tour. Trek through villages, brides and many such places to bridge the gap between you and Mother Nature. Pumped up already? Well then get, set and go!
Grab your cameras, maybe?
Day 6 - Coorg – Chikmagalur+
1. Visiting Hebbe falls
Put a game face on for you’ll be on a long road trip to Chikmagalur on your Karnataka trip. 4 hours of journey and you’ll find yourself in an extreme southern delight.
2. Hebbe falls
There’s a waterfall, then there’s a healing waterfall. Do you get the difference? Well, dance in the Hebbe falls and help yourself heal by the medicinal herbs in its white foaming water Of course, that’s not it. Strangely enough, the beauty and the majestic charm of the coffee estate surrounding the falls just adds up to the awesomeness of your Karnataka trip.
Day 7 - Chikmagalur+
Visiting the caves of Baba Budangiri, Mul layanagiri Peak, and the Bhadra Wildlife Sanctuary
Get to see the three tombs of Siddhas and also, if your Karnataka trip happens to be at the right time of the Fair, you’ll be thrilled. Perched at the top of Budangiri hills, this significant pilgrimage center will calm your soul amidst the greenery in an odd way.
Trek to the highest hill of Karnataka at a height of 1930 meter above sea level on your Karnataka trip.
Furthermore, shout at the top of your lung when you reach such berserk heights. In addition, the grasslands will entice you and the rugged hills will give you an odd sense Of strength. Moreover, you’re safe in the embrace of Lord Shiva, who protects the hill resting in a temple on it.
Bhadra wildlife sanctuary
Get into the wilderness 38 km from Chikmagalur on your Karnataka trip. Strangely enough, Enveloped by the Western Ghats, Bhadra wildlife sanctuary is home to tigers and bears and whatnot. No doubt, the cacophony of sweet birds will put you in a majestic trance. The Bhadra river passing through sanctuary only adds up to the ever residing tranquillity.
Be that as it may, Mother Nature is wonderful, isn’t she?
Day 8 - Chikmagalur – Hassan+
Visiting Hoysala Temples, Chennakeshava Temple, and Sravanabelagola Jain Temple. Put your seat belt on for a 60 km long road journey on your Karnataka trip. From Chikmagalur to Hassan, things will take a spiritual turn.
Dedicated to Lord Shiva, Hoysaleshwara temple in Halebidu is a premium example of incredibly artistic architecture 31 km from Hassan. Meanwhile, bask in the lakes and the good vibes radiating from the sharp and splendid intricacies of the walls of the temple. Undoubtedly, the stories depicted in the sculptures will mesmerize you.
Built in the 12th century in Belur and standing proudly through the ravages of time, Chennakeshava temple reeks of ultimate Hoysala architecture. In addition, the rustic charm of the temple and the spiritual vibes attract a massive footfall. Be that as it may, You’ll definitely be one of those Hoysala art fanatics once you are done witnessing its top of the world wall art and carvings. Don’t believe us? You will.
Sravanabelagola Jain Temple
Brace yourself to witness the world’s largest monolithic statue made out of one single block of granite at none other than Sravanabelagola Jain Temple. Surrounded by the beauty of a lake, this Jain temple features the statue of Bahubali. Pray and bask marvel at the beauty of this quaint little town 50 km from Hassan.
Day 9 - Hassan – Hampi+
Our private chauffeurs will take you to the town of Hanoi. No doubt, the 7-hour long road journey is going to be every bit worth it when you come across the most intriguing destinations in Hampi on your Karnataka trip.
Let’s get you back in the Vijayanagar era. Shall we?
Day 10 - Hampi+
Visiting Virupaksha temple, Vithala temple, Lotus Palace, and the Archeological Museum
You’ll be witnessing one of the oldest temples in India on your Karnataka trip. This 7th century built brick and mortar temple dedicated to Lord Shiva is embraced by a huge complex of courtyards and gateways. The beauty is breathtaking and you’ll see why we tell you this.
Hold your horses.
Bask in the remarkable beauty of the Lotus Palace on your Karnataka trip. The spectacular architecture in which the domes resemble the lotus buds is gorgeous. Home to the royalty back in the Vijayanagar dynasty, this surreal palace has stood robust and proud through the ravages of time. Strangely enough, there are 24 pillars to support the palace. Can you believe that?
Well, you’ve so got to visit this Mahal.
The last stop for the eventful day will be the incredible treasure trove of archaeological museum. Satiate your inner history buff with the ruins of Vijayanagar empire. Furthermore, travel back in time through the astounding artifacts, relics, breathtaking paintings, and the list never ends.
Time for some history hunt!
Day 11 - Hampi – Badami+
Visiting the Badami cave temples, Bhoothanath temple, and Badami fort. Get in the cars for a 140 km long road journey to the place where rock-cut temples shine. Badami will welcome you with warmth 3 hours later.
Badami cave temples
Witness the Brahmanical style carvings in 3 of the 4 magnificent temples in the caves of Badami on your Karnataka trip. No doubt, the intricate carvings and the depictions in the 3 temples dedicated to Lord Shiva and Lord Vishnu and the 4th to the Jain Tirthankaras are every which way beautiful. You can’t miss out on these temples. They are like gems in the rough in Badami.
Let yourself shy away from the gorgeous tint of sandstone temples dedicated to Lord Shiva under the bright afternoon sky. Located against the Agastya lake, enhancing their charm, these temples are enchanting, yet spiritual sites. Go ahead. Get drenched with good vibes.
Thank us later.
Hike to the top of a cliff for a breathtaking vision of this rustic, yet robust fort built in the 18th century by Tipu Sultan. Meanwhile, bring out your inner spiritualist while you roam about the endless stunning temples within its premises. Also, satisfy the history hacker in you with the magnificent Shivalaya complexes dating back to the 5th century. Intrigued, eh?
As the day nears its end, take some time out to hoard a bagful of memories. Go for city shopping and treat yourself to some famous sandalwood and rosewood sculptures. Also, grab some beautiful rugs to decorate your home with.
Day 12 - Badami – Goa+
It’s going to be a long journey on road to Goa on your Karnataka trip. 230 km later everything will be rainbows and butterflies by the beaches.
Brace yourself for a party time!
Day 13 - Goa+
Visiting Basilica of Bom Jesus, Chapora Fort, and Church of Our Lady of Immaculate Conception
Basilica of Bom Jesus
Containing the mortal remains of St. Francis Xavier, Basilica of Bom Jesus is a beautifully built church blending the elements of Doric, Ionic and Corinthian designs within a renaissance style architecture. No doubt, a church in a former Portuguese town is what you need on your Karnataka trip, right?
Church of Our Lady of Immaculate Conception
Resting peacefully on a hilltop in the beautiful city of Goa is the beautiful church of the lady of immaculate conception. Furthermore, the panoramic view of the city is surreal and what’s even better? However, the church is lit at night and it gets even more breathtakingly gorgeous.
Overlooking the Chapora river is this beautiful Bollywood worthy Chapora fort in Goa. You should definitely hit this place at your Goa stop on your Karnataka trip. Furthermore, have an enchanting experience while you witness a sunset through the roof of the fort. It’s pure bliss, you guys.
Take the evening time out for some incredibly peppy nightlife that Goa boasts of. Meanwhile, take a walk on the Beach and marvel at the beauty of palm trees, the crimson sky, and the gushing waves.
Day 14 - Departure from Goa+
After the last sumptuous Breakfast in India, you’ll be chauffeured to the Goa International Airport. Be that as it may, we hope this Karnataka trip gets etched into your memories for a lifetime. Moreover, we’d love to welcome you again.
- Accommodation On Twin Sharing Basis for 13 nights.
- Bed and Breakfast plan as per the plan mentioned.
- Private A/C luxury coach for the plan mentioned.
- English speaking coach drivers for the entire travel plan.
- Private English speaking guide as per the Itinerary.
- 2 bottles of water per traveler.
- Meals Not Mentioned In the Itinerary
- Any expenses of personal nature such as tips, telephone bills, laundry etc.
- Any alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages.
- Insurance and medi-claim.
- Expenses incurred during the emergency situation or evacuation.
- Any airfares, International or Domestic.
- Any unspecified, optional and suggested activities.
- Any thing, which is not mentioned in the list of inclusions.