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13 DAYS IN KARNATAKA

ITINERARY

DAY 1 : DEPART FROM HOWRAH
Departure Howrah 
Dinner Packet will be served with mineral water bottle
Overnight in Train
DAY 2 : IN TRAIN
DAY 3 : HOSPET – HAMPI – HOSPET
Arrive Hospet Station. In the morning 6.28 am welcome to Hospet and you will be transferred to Hospet hotel via Tungabhadra sightseeing. After breakfast full day sightseeing to Hampi, overnight stay at Hospet Hotel.
Hampi the once beautiful capital city of Vijaynagar Empire was greater than Rome and had palaces; Hampi ruins spread over an area of more than 26 sq. kms. surrounded by river Tungabhadra visit at Some of the interesting ruins remaining Hazara Rama Temples, huge Ganesha & Narasimhaimages, the elephant stables, the queen’s bath, and carvings on the RamachandraTemple & Lotus Mahal.
DAY 4 : HOSPET – BIJAPUR
Post breakfast leave for Bijapur. On arrival check into Hotel Pearl. Evening visit Gol Gumbaz, Jumma Masjid, Ibrahim Roza, Big Cannon, Upari Burj and Barah Kaman. Night stay at Bijapur.
DAY 5 : BIJAPUR – AIHOLE – PATTADAKAL – BADAMI
After breakfast drive to Badami enroute stopping at Aihole and Pattadakal. After sightseeing continue to drive to Badami on arrival. Check in hotel, Post lunch visit Badami, Overnight in Badami hotel.
Badami is the capital of the early Chalukyas, Badami is picturesquely situated at the mouth of a ravine between two rocky hills. It has four rock-cut cave temples, the largest being the third cave dedicated to Vishnu. Overlooking the temples is a reservoir, its banks dotted with temples dedicated to Vishnu and Shiva
Aihole is the cradle of stone temple architecture of the southern Dravidian School. The oldest temple, Lad Khan goes back to the 5th century A.D. Aihole, A tranquil village on the banks of the Malaprabha river, Aihole is acclaimed asthe cradle of Hindu temple architecture. There are hundreds of temples in the villagesand fields nearby.
Pattadakal is referred to as Petrigal, reached its pinnacle of glory under the Chalukya kings from 7th to 9th centuries. The oldest in this group is the Sanghameswara Temple. The Mallikarjuna Temple has pillars depicting life of Krishna. Virupaksha temple has sculptures and panel scenes from the epics, the Ramayana and Mahabharata. The Papanatha Temple has impressive carvings on pillars and ceiling.
DAY 6 : BADAMI – JOG FALLS – MURUDESHAWARA
Early morning, start your journey to visit Jog Falls. Afternoon proceed to visit Jog Falls. The Jog Falls is one of the most well-known tourist sites in the state of Karnataka. The segmented waterfall comprises of four distinct falls named Raja, Rani, Roarer and Rocket, each merging together to form the huge waterfalls and presenting a picture of grandeur. The uniqueness of Jog Falls lies in the fact that the water does not flow down in a tiered fashion. After 1 Hr. visit at Jog Falls, proceed your way to Murudeshwar. Stay overnight at Murudeshwar.
DAY 7 : MURUDESHWAR
Today fully leisure day to enjoy the beautiful Arabian sea beach and Murudeshwar Temple, which is situated on the top of a hill Kanduka Giri. The temple has a twenty-storied Rajagopura and at the entrance, there are concrete structures of two full sized elephants. Dedicated to Lord Shiva, the temple has a huge statue of Shiva, which is around 123 ft in height. Moreover, the temple also houses a Shivalinga, which forms the central deity. The statue of Shiva was built by Shivamogga`s Kashinath and his son Sridhar. Also visit Murudeshwar Beach to see the Huge Statue of Lord Shiva. Overnight Murudeshwar.
DAY 8 : MURUDESHWARA – UDUPI
Morning after breakfast checkout from the hotel and drive to Udupi on arrival Udupi heck in hotel and after lunch proceeds to local Sightseeing, visit famous Udupi Sri Krishna Temple, in the afternoon enjoy Sunset. Overnight Stay at Udupi.
Udupi is an important coastal town in Karnataka India is located 381 kms from the capital Bangalore. The urban focus of Udupi is an open square surrounded by temple sand mutts. Udupi is the birth place of the 12th century saint Madhava.
DAY 9 : UDUPI – BELUR – HASAN
After breakfast proceed to Hassan and enroute visit Belur. Belur is the small town located on the banks of river Yagachi. Belur was the early capital of the Hoysala Empire. The main attraction in Belur is the Chennakesava temple complex which contains the Chennakesava.
DAY 10 : HASSAN–HALEBID–SHRAVANBELGOLA–SRIRANGAPATNAM–MYSORE
After breakfast, check out the hotel and drive to Halebid – Halebid, the 12th century capital of the Hoysalas. The Hoysaleswara temple was built during this time by Ketamala and attributed to Vishnuvardhana, the Hoysala ruler. Halebid enshrines Hoysaleswara and Shantaleswara, named after the temple builder Vishnuvardhana Hoysala and his wife, Queen Shantala and continue drive to Srirangapatnam:
Srirangapatnam – Located at about 15 kilometers from Mysore, Srirangapatnam is the biggest of the three islands in the river Kaveri. The island, five kilometers long and two kilometers wide, derives its name from the deity of the temple located on its western side. All the major dynasties of the South have left their relics and monuments here-the Hoysalas of the 11th century,the Vijayanagar kings of Chandragiri in the 17th century, the Hyder Ali-Tipu Sultan and Finally in the evening arrive at Mysore Hotel, overnight stay at Mysore.
DAY 11 : MYSORE
Today after breakfast proceed for Mysore sightseeing. Visit Maharaja’s Palace, the prime attraction of Mysore and then proceed to Mysore Zoo, St. Philomena’s Church. Evening visit to Brindavan Garden, located in the Krishnaraja Sagar (KRS) Dam site. Brindavan Garden is a celebrated beauty spot famous for its symmetric design. The Musical and dancing fountain, is the main attraction of the visitors. The water, coloured light and music are harmonized in the fountain. Return to the hotel and overnight stay at the Mysore hotel.
DAY 12 : BANGALURU
Today morning after breakfast drive to Bangalore and on arrival Bengaluru local sight seeing till evening. Bangalore – Capital of Karnataka, is at present Asia’s fastest growing cosmopolitan city with huge demand from technological giants worldwide. Bangalore, the fifth major metropolis of India is home to 6.62 million people. Recently renamed as Bengaluru, it is beautifully decorated with parks, gardens, lakes and mountains could visit the Lal Baug Summer Palace of Tipu Sultan, Bull Temple, ISCON etc. Overnight in Bengaluru.
DAY 13 : BANGALORE – KOLKATA BY TRAIN
Today morning free time for some shopping and visit local markets and finally you will transferred to Bangalore Railway Station for your return train.

TOUR PRICE:
PER PERSON RS. 32500/- + GST 5 % ON TWIN/TRIPLE SHARE BASIS
FOR SENIOR CITIZEN RS. 30500/- + GST 5% ON TWIN/TRIPLE SHARE BASIS

PAYMENT TERMS :
BOOKING MONEY @ RS.5000/- PER PERSON & BALANCE PAYABLE 30 DAYS PRIOR TO JOURNEY DATE

TOUR PRICE INCLUDES:

  • Train fare (To & Fro) in 3AC class
  • Accommodation in deluxe ac/non ac room on twin/triple share basis
  • All transfers and sightseeing by AC Coach as per itinerary
  • All meals – Bed tea, Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Daily 1 bottle mineral water per head
  • 24 Hrs. Discovery Tour Director services


TOUR PRICE EXCLUSIONS:

  • Local guide charges, Entry fees, entertainment riding if any, tips to driver or hotel staff and anything not mentioned under inclusions.

CANCELLATION POLICY:

  • 30 days before date of group departure = 25% of the Tour Cost.
  • 30 – 15 days before date of group departure = 50% of the Tour Cost.
  • 15 – 07 days before date of group departure = 75% of the Tour Cost.
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