Goa Gateway to India
and South India
: 15 Nights / 16 Days
Destinations : Mumbai – Goa - Belgaum - Badami -
Aihole - Pattadakal - Hospet – Hassan - Shravanbelagola -
Hassan - Madikeri - Mysore - Srirangapatnam - Bangalore -
Take a trip into the past, you'll discover a land of many
surprises, Musical pillars, Stone dancers, Elephant stables,
Monumental temples, Sandy beaches, you will enjoy them all
while you enter through Gateway of India.
Day 01 -
On arrival you will be met by our representative &
transferred to hotel, where we will be holding the rooms on
ready occupancy basis. After traditional welcome check in
into hotel. Overnight to be spent at hotel.
Day 02 - Mumbai
In the morning we have for you a half-day tour of:
Gateway of India - The stone archway designed by Wittett in
the 16th century Gujarati style. Elephanta Caves - 9 kms by
sea. These 7th century rock - cut cave temples dedicated to
Lord Shiva are situated a top a hill on the island. With
everlasting memories of the day spend night at hotel.
Day 03 - Mumbai - Goa
Transfer to Airport for flight to Goa. On arrival transfer
to hotel. Overnight at hotel.
Day 04 -Goa
Now, be ready to visit the city that is called the
"Archaeologist's Delight" In the morning you will visit
North Goa and South Goa in the afternoon. Overnight at
Day 05 - Goa
Today is your day, i. e. It's the day to relax. Where ? At
the beautiful, refreshing and health prone beaches of Goa.
Overnight at hotel.
Day 06 -
Goa - Belgaum - Badami
Today after breakfast drive to Badami enroute visiting
Belgaum - a total picture of contrasts. On one side is the
old town area and modern on other, in the heart of Belgaum
is the Fort. Inside it are most famous Kamala Basti, the
Jain Temple & the Jama Masjid. The Kapileshwar Temple, the
Ananthashayana. Overnight at hotel.
Day 07 - Badami
Rock-cut cave Temples, Gateways, Forts, Inscriptions,
Sculptures that seem to come alive before your eyes. Badami
has to be seen to be believed. Climb a
steps to reach the ancient caves - all hewn out of sand
stone on the precipice of a hill. Also a must see are
Bhutanatha temples that lend their names to the lake just
beneath the cave temples. Take a dip in this green tranquil
river. It is said to have the healing properties. Badami
also has the eighteen inscriptions ranging from 06th to 09th
century. Overnight at hotel
Day 08 - Badami - Aihole - Pattadakal - Hospet
Today is your lucky day as you are going to Hospet enroute
visiting Aihole and Pattadakal, and for that nothing can be
said as everything is self-explanatory. Aihole, which is
famous as the "cradle of the Indian Architecture". You will
also visit Pattadakal - Situated on the left bank of the
Malaprabha river, a world heritage centre, has 10 major
temples representing early Chalukyan architecture, later
continue towards Hospet. Overnight at hotel.
Day 09 - Hospet
Come with us this morning to explore the beautiful world of
Hospet. The touristic importance of this lies in its
proximity to Hampi, the site of the medieval Vijaynagar
empire, (13 kms) is the most evocative of all the ruins in
Karnataka.. Overnight at hotel.
Day 10 -
Hospet - Hassan
Have your breakfast and head towards the destination that
has it all. Yes! You guessed it right. We are going to
Hassan. Set and refresh into hotel. Take an excursion to
Belur & Halebid, a beautiful example of Hoyasala's
architecture. Famous of them is The Chennakeshava Temple:
which took 103 years to complete. The temples of Halebid
bear mute testimony to the rich, cultural heritage of
Karnataka. Overnight at hotel.
Day 11 - Hassan - Shravanbelagola - Hassan
Today you will see the splendour of Shravanabelgola. 51 kms
south - east of
of most important Jain Pilgrim centres. Here is the 17m high
monolith of Lord Bahubali - the world's tallest monolithic
statue. Rest of the day you will remain free to explore the
surroundings. Spend your night at hotel.
Day 12 - Hassan - Madikeri
Today morning we will be going to Madikeri, a place which is
called as the "Scotland Of India". On arrival set yourself
in the hotel, refresh yourself and come with us to visit
Madikeri Fort, Abbey Falls, Nisargadhama - Known for its
calm, serene beauty, this place is an ideal picnic spot
visited by hundreds of tourists throughout the year.
Overnight at hotel.
Day 13 - Madikeri - Mysore
Today morning have your breakfast & ride with us to the
exclusive locales of Mysore. On arrival, check in into
hotel. Refresh yourself & go to visit: Mysore Palace,
Chamundi hills - Towering over the city, these hills are 13
kms away from Mysore. Halfway up is the Nandi bull, a 4.8m
monolith. Brindavan Gardens - A site to be loved. The
musical fountains & colourful lights transform this place
into a fairy land. Overnight at hotel.
Day 14 - Mysore
Get up & get set for your visit to: Sri Jauyachamarajendra
Art Gallery - Housed in the Jagmohan Palace, the gallery has
a collection of exquisite paintings. In the afternoon visit
Somnathpur. It is a little village where you can see the
famous 13th century temple well known for its great
architectural beauty. The star shaped temple with three
shrines is the latest & well preserved heritage of hoyasala
architecture. Overnight at hotel.
Day 15 - Mysore - Srirangapatnam - Bangalore
Today morning, you are free to explore the beautiful
surroundings. Afterhnoon drive to Bangalore enroute visiting
Srirangapatnam, capital of the warrior - King Hyder Ali &
his son Tipu Sultan, has magnificent monuments that are well
worth a visit. In the evening, drive to Bangalore. On
arrival check into hotel. Overnight at hotel.
Day 16 -Bangalore - Mumbai
Today morning come with us to explore the "city of gardens".
We will take you to Vidhan Saudha - It houses the State's
Legislature and Secretariat, Nandi Temple - One of the
oldest temple, popularly known as the Bull temple. In the
evening take your flight to Bombay (Mumbai). On arrival
transfer to hotel where we will be holding the rooms for
wash & change. Have your dinner being organized by us.
Departure transfer to International Airport for flight back