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Our Ancient Karnataka with Goa Tour package is more than just exploring Hampi and Jog Falls. The location of Karnataka is coastal below Goa, above Kerala. The state also share border with Maharashtra, which infact makes it a central point to be starting your South India Tour.
Karnataka is famous for many historical sites like Hoysala Empire, Chamundi Hills, Tiger reserves, Mysore’s royal kings, and silk and incense manufacturing. There are also beaches, the jungles, the incredible flora and the wildlife that inhabits there, ancient caves, and some of the oldest temples in the entire world. Did you know that Karnataka has the largest population of elephants in the all of Asia. Doesnt this make it even more enticing to be booking our Karnataka with Goa Tour package.
While Goa, definitely needs no introduction known for its beaches, ranging from popular stretches at Baga and Palolem, fishing villages and a place that is popular for its nightlife.
Indiaologist, your India Holiday Tour specialist boasts of intensive and quality service for Karnataka with Goa tour packages. Not only our Karnataka with Goa tour package offers a journey of 16 days of exploration through the ancient ruins and temples and sites but also, affordable prices that will help you plan your trip better and trip extensions if you are looking for more than just a fixed tour.
Explore the most famous and important sites in Karnataka with Goa tour package. Book with India Holiday experts from the UK.
Route/s:Bangalore (01 night)* Mysore (02 nights)* Chikmangalur (02 nights)* Hospet (02 nights)* Badami (02 nights)* Goa (04 nights)* Mumbai (02 nights)
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Our representative will meet you in the arrival area of the airport after you clear all immigration and customs formalities. Depart for your hotel where you will check-in for your stay.
Morning, visit the landmark of Bangalore, Vidhana Soudha which serves as a seat of legislature assembly. Next, visit Cubbon Park which houses the State Archaeological Museum. Afternoon, drive to Mysore En-route, stop at Srirangapatnam where the legendary warrior Tipu Sultan built his island fortress and Summer Palace.
Morning, visit the Mysore Palace. The majestic palace is a unique assortment of Dravidian, IndoSaracenic & Oriental Roman styles. Inside the complex, there are temples, handicraft showrooms, a garden & a residential palace too.
Next, visit Jaganmohan Palace which is built in the traditional Hindu style. The top of the façade of the palace is designed to give it a temple’s look. Mysore’s world-famous gold-leaf paintings are housed in Sri Jayachamarajendra Art Gallery, located inside the palace.
Afternoon, visit the Lalitha Mahal Palace which was built for the exclusive stay of the viceroy of India. Now, it serves as a heritage hotel which is run by the Ashoka Group. The architecture of the palace is inspired by the St. Paul’s Cathedral in London.
Located very near to the Lalitha Mahal Palace is Chamundi Devi Temple. The Chamundeeswari temple is located on a hill in the vicinity of Mysore and is accessed through a motorable road.
After breakfast, drive to Chikmagalur. En-route visit Shravanbelagola, an important Jain pilgrim centre. It is home to Asia’s largest monolithic statue of Lord Gomateswara which towers 58 ft., looming atop the picturesque Vindhyagiri Hill.
After breakfast, you will be taken for an excursion of Belur famous for its magnificent Hoysala Temple Complex and Halebid, the capital of the Hoysalas has one of the finest Hoysala temples
After breakfast, you will drive to Hospet, a gateway to Hampi’s UNESCO World Heritage site.
We have reserved your entire day to explore some of the exquisite monuments of Hampi. Even in its ruined state, Hampi attracts a large number of tourists from all over the globe.
After breakfast, drive to Badami. En-route, visit Aihole, the first Chalukyan capital which is regarded as the birthplace of Indian temple architecture. And Pattadakal on the banks of the Malaprabha River, noted for its cluster of sandstone temples.
Today, we will visit the cave temples of Badami. Badami, the one-time capital of the Chalukyas, is noted several temples, some structural & other rock-cut, of the 6th & 7th Centuries.
You will also visit Badami Fort, strategically situated on top of the hill. The fort encloses large granaries, a treasury, and impressive temples on top of the northern end of the hill.
Today we will be driving from Badami to Goa, covering 250 kms in 5 hours. Sun, sea and sand combine to make Goa an ideal place to relax. With its 100km of coastline, it is a land of golden beaches set against a backdrop of coconut palms and green rice fields.
Today is reserved for Old Goa & Panjim City.
There is no doubt to the fact that Old Goa is considered the spiritual heart of the State. Visit the largest church in Asia – Se Cathedral that is dedicated to St. Catherine. Opposite the Se Cathedral stands the Basilica of Bom Jesus built by the Jesuits in 1605. Also, Visit the Christian Arts Museum, which houses some of the best specimens of Goa’s distinctive and executively crafted church art.
Today, the day is at leisure. Soak in some sun, fun and shopping.
The day is at leisure.
Today, we will be taking a flight to Mumbai, the fastest moving, most affluent and industrialized city in India. The day is at leisure.
Today, we will be visiting Elephanta caves, which is an hour away from Mumbai by ferry. To give you a little brief on the Elephanta Caves — they are a network of sculpted caves located on Elephanta Island or Gharapuri in Mumbai Harbor. The island, located on an arm of the Arabian Sea, consists of two groups of caves – the first is a large group of 5 Hindu caves, the second, and a smaller group of 2 Buddhist caves. The rock cut architecture of the caves has been dated to between the 5th and 8th centuries.
Later, proceed for a city tour of Mumbai includes a visit to Mani Bhavan, the Prince of Wales Museum (Closed on Monday), the Gateway of India and Dhobi Ghat. Drive along the Marine Drive, famous as the Queen’s necklace, Crawford Market and pass by the ’Towers of Silence’ of the Parsis, who settled in Bombay in 1670.
Today, we will visit Amber Fort, Jaigarh Fort, Nahargarh Fort, Gaitore. Later drive to Delhi.
Indiaologist excels in customising trip itineraries for you! Absolutely, anything you want! If you loved our itinerary and would, in addition, want something new and exciting to do, we can add that too. Have a large group visiting like family or a corporate? We can easily tailor to your wants and needs – new destinations, more attractions or extend the number of people.
For booking the trip, you would need to use the United Kingdom – Pound sterling (£) and for shopping during the trip, you would need Indian Rupee.
Unlike many tour companies, we include a selection of entrances in our tour prices. Any other entrance fees will be at your own expense.
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