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Take a tour of South India along with Goa, one of the magnificent places in India.

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South India Tour

This is a tour offering both the beauty of the South India and the excitement of the sultry beaches of Goa. This South India plus Goa tour is glamorous and elegant, starting from the fast pace city of Bangalore and wraps up at another lively city Mumbai covering Mysore, Somnathpur, Sravanabelgola, Hassan, Hospet, Pattadakal, Aihole and Badami.

Destinations Covered: Bangalore - Mysore - Somnathpur - Sravanabelgola - Hassan - Hospet - Pattadakal - Aihole - Badami - Goa - Mumbai
Tour Package Duration: 14 Nights / 15 Days

Day 1: Bangalore

Fly from your country to Bombay or Bangalore. Arrive Bangalore, greet at airport by our representative. Transfer to hotel for overnight stay.

Day 2: Bangalore (By Flight)

Full day sightseeing of Bangalore - city of gardens, the capital of Karnataka, situated at the altitude of 914 MSL. Visit most modern markets in India at M.G. Road, Brigade Road, Legislative Assembly in the afternoon. Later visit Lal Bagh garden laid out during the 18th century by Hyder Ali and Tipu Sultan and covering an area of 240 acres. It has one of the largest collections of rare tropical and sub-tropical plants in India besides having century-old trees, fountains, terraces, lotus pools, a rose garden and a deer park. Return to Hotel for overnight stay.

Day 3: Bangalore/Mysore (145 Km, 3 hours)

Drive to Mysore enroute visit the summer palace of Tipu Sultan (tiger of Mysore). Continue drive to Mysore, once the capital and today the second most important city of Karnataka. Arrive and check in at hotel. Visit in the afternoon Mysore's impressive monuments Maharaja's Palace, Chamunda Devi temple. Return to Hotel for overnight stay.

Day 4: Mysore/Somnathpur/Mysore

Drive to Somnathpur after breakfast to visit 13th century Shiva Temple built by Hoyasala Kings. Later drive to Srirangapatnam to visit summer palace and tomb of Tipu Sultan. Return to Mysore for overnight stay.

Day 5: Mysore - Sravanabelgola - Hassan (150 km, 4 hours)

Morning leave for Hassan, visit Sravanabelgola Jain temple on the way, atop of the hill with five hundred steps cut out of rock lead to the summit and the colossal statue of Lord Gomateswara, which is 1705 meters high. It is nearly eighteen hundred years old. Continue drive to Hassan, arrive and check in at hotel. Afternoon drive and visit Belur temple of Vishnu built in 1117A.D. by the Hoyasala king Vishnuvardhan. Later visit Helebid Shiva temple built in 13th century. Return to Hassan for overnight stay.

Day 6: Hassan - Hospet (350 km, 7 hours)

Morning leave for Hospet, arrive and check in at hotel for overnight stay.

Day 7: Hospet - Hampi - Hospet (day trip)

Leave for Hampi after breakfast, where in lie the ruins of the famous capital of the Vijayanager Empire, once abundant in wealth, military prowess, aesthetics and culture. The ruins spread over an area of nearly 26 sq km, include temples, pavilions, baths and places. The Pampapati Swami temple with its many tiered phramidal tower crests above the others. The Vittala Temple has 56 pillars, each of which produces a different musical note when tapped. Return to hotel at Hospet for overnight stay.

Day 8: Hospet - Pattadakal - Aihole - Badami (by Flight)

Morning leave for Badami, visit ancient temples of Aihole. These two towns are situated within a few kilometers of one another. The cradle of Hindu temple architecture, there are as many as 70 temples of which 30 lie in a single enclosure at Aihole. The Durga temple with its pyramidal roof has some remarkable sculpture and the Jain Meguli temple is constructed at 630 small stone blocks. The Jain cave temple hewn out of solid rock of Badami, once a flourishing capital of the Chalukyas belong to 550 A.D. The columns and ceiling are so finely executed that it is difficult to believe that these caves were once dug out. Arrive & check in at Hotel for overnight stay.

Day 9 - Day 14: Badami - Goa (190 km, 5 hours)

Morning leave for Goa, arrive and check in at hotel till day 15 to enjoy the sea beach.

Day 15: Goa/Mumbai (by flight)

Transfer to Goa airport to board flight for Mumbai, arrive and day free for personal activities. Late evening transfer to Mumbai international airport to board flight back to your country.

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