Day 01: Arrive Bangalore by International Flight
Meeting & assistance upon arrival at Bangalore airport and transfer to hotel for check-in.
Overnight stay at hotel.
Day 02: Bangalore
Later enjoy full day sightseeing tour of Bangalore. Start the tour visiting "Garden City" the Lal Bagh laid out by Tipu Sultan and his father in the 18th century which has a variety of old trees, fountains, lotus pools, terraces and an assortment of tropical and sub-tropical herbs.
Also visit the Bull Temple and drive past the Government Secretariat, Vidhan Soudha (Legislature building) and Cubbon Park. Overnight stay at Hotel.
Day 03: Bangalore – Hassan
After breakfast, drive to Hassan (Approx. 200 Kms / 5 Hours drive). Enroute visiting Sravanbelgola, one of the most popular Jain pilgrimage center in South India. This place is named after the pond in middle of the town (Bela-Kola means White Pond). This is one of the popular one day trip from Bangalore and a major heritage / historical site in Karnataka. On arrival in Hassan, check-in at hotel. Rest of the day at leisure.
Overnight stay at Hotel.
Day 04: Hassan
After breakfast, visit Belur and Halebid temples.
Belur, 38 km from Hassan is located on the banks of the river Yagachi. Once the Capital of the Hoysala empire, it is known for The Chennakeshava Temple, one of the finest examples of Hoysala architecture. It took 103 years to complete and the reason is evident. The façade of the temple is filled with intricate sculptures and friezes with no portion left blank. Elephants, episodes from the epics, sensuous, dancers they are all there – awe inspiring in their intricate workmanship.
Halebid, 27 km from Hassan and 17 km from Belur, bear mute testimony to the rich, cultural heritage of Karnatka. The temple dating back to the 12th century is astounding for its wealth of sculptural details. The walls of the temple are covered with an endless variety of gods and goddesses, animals, birds and dancing girls. Yet no two faces of the temple are the same. The magnificent temple – guarded by a Nandi Bull was never completed despite 86 years of labour.
Rest of the day is free for leisure. Overnight stay at Hotel.
Day 05: Hassan – Mysore
After breakfast, drive to Mysore (Approx. 140 Kms / 03 Hours). Upon arrival, transfer to hotel for check-in. Afternoon visit Srirangapatna, 12 km from Mysore known for its Fort. It is hear that Tipu charged at the British soldiers with his legendry sword. Within the Fort is Ranganathaswamy Temple, one of the most important Vaishnavite shrines in South India. It is built by the Gangas in 9th century dedicated to Lord Vishnu. Overnight stay at Hotel.
Day 06: Mysore
Enjoy full day sightseeing of Mysore. Mysore, 770 m above sea level, this imperial city was the erstwhile capital of the Wodeyars. The legend takes its name from a famous demon called Mahishasur, a great warrior who ruled as a tyrant until he was killed by the goddess Chamundeshwari. Mysore as we see today is most famous for the imposing Royal Palace with a magnificent Durbar Hall, particularly splendid during the Dussehra Festival when the Maharaja’s jewelery, studded gold throne (weighing 200 kgs) is on display. Chamundeshwari temple perched on a hilltop is 2000 years old, Nandi Bull half way to the hill is a 4.8 metre monolith.
Afternoon visit Somnathpur Temple.
Somnathpur, Built in 1268 AD, the temple is known for its Hoysala architecture and is seated on a star shaped base, set on a chiselled plinth and guarded at internals by miniature elephants. The temple wall depicts scenes from Ramayana, Mahabharta and Bhagvata, the three holy religious books of Hindus. Overnight stay at hotel.
Day 07: Mysore – Bangalore
Bangalore – Departure
Morning breakfast at hotel.
Later on time, drive further to Bangalore (Approx 140 Kms/ 03 Hrs drive) On arrival in Bangalore, transfer to the Airport to connect flight for onward destination.