Karnataka Getway Tour

Karanataka Gateway Tour 07 Days/ 06 Nights

Duration : 7 Days
Destinations Covered :Bangalore - Mysore – Hassan - Chikmagalur- Mangalore

Day 01  Bangalore 

On arrival transfer to the Hotel to relax. Later in the afternoon visit Lal Bagh- 240 acres of beautifully sculpted gardens, flowers abound, rare collection of tropical and sub-tropical plants. Glass House (built on the lines of London's Crystal Palace) covers 18000sq feet, Vidhana Soudha - built in 1954 in granite, this massive building houses the state Legislature and the Secretariat. Bull Temple-Dravidian-style temple, has a huge monolithic Bull is the vahana of Lord Shiva. Tipu’s summer Palace, and shopping at Arts & Crafts Centre Emporium at M.G.Road.  Overnight at Bangalore. 

Day 02   Bangalore / Mysore  

Morning breakfast. Visit to Maharaja Palace- built in 1911-12 by Wodeyar Rulers, the palace is a splendid structure in the Indo-Saracenic Style, among its many attractions are a magnificent gold throne displayed during the Dassara celebrations. It is an entirely modern structure continuing the Hindu and Saracenic styles of Architecture. Visit to Mysore's famous market. Evening visit world famous Brindavan Garden. Overnight. at Mysore.

Day 03   Mysore  

Visit the palace of the Maharaja built in 1911-12. The palace is of harmonious syntheses of the Hindu and Saracenic styles of architecture with archways, domes, turrets, colonnades and sculptures which are magnificent. Visit the Art Gallery; drive upto Chamundi hill to see Chamundeshwari Temple that offers a panoramic view of Mysore. On the way back, see the Nandi Bull. Overnight Mysore.

Day 04   Mysore - Hassan 
After breakfast proceed to Hassan (120kms/3hrs), enroute visit famous Shravanabelagola a Jain Pilgrim centre and has a 17m high monolith statue of Jain Sage Gomateswara.  Check in to Hoysala Village on arrival and after lunch visit Belur Halebid Temple's.

The Chenna Kesava temple of Belur built 900 years ago is an exquisite example of Hoysala art showing variety of ornamental details and minute delicate carvings on the pillars and panels. Halebid's 12th century Hoysaleswara and Kedareswara temples are masterpieces of Hindu art. Overnight at Hassan.

Day 05  Hassan - Chikmagalur

Morning breakfast and proceed to Chikmagalur (65kms/2hrs), nestled in the famous Baba Budangiri hills, this is a calm and serene town full of scenic surprises, viz., hills, valleys, streams and snow-white coffee blossoms. It is a trekker's delight with its rugged mountain trials. Check into Hotel Taj Garden or similar and relax.  Afternoon free to relax. Overnight at Chikmagalur.

Day 06  Chikmagalur - Mangalore

Morning breakfast, checkout and proceed to Mangalore (160kms/5hrs), check in to hotel Taj Manjarun or similar on arrival.  Evening visit to Manjunatha temple, St. Aloysius Chapel, Tippu's Battery, etc., Overnight at Mangalore.

Day 07   Mangalore 

It’s time to bid farewell.  Transfer to the Airport / Station to connect to onward destination.

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