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Itineraries for Karnataka

Fascinating Karnataka is a heaven for tourists and there is so much to explore in this state in southern India. Karnataka is full of surprises and historical sites scattered across its stretch. Architectural marvels of the era bygone is a specialty of Karnataka’s tourist hotspots. Following the itineraries below and enjoy your trips and tours.

Itinerary for a Trip to Hassan and Coorg

Hampi is popular as a world heritage site but there is more to unravel in between Hampi. A tour of Coorg and Hassan will be a delight for visitors as the former is famous for coffee plantations and the latter famous for monuments and archaic temples. The package tour can be completed in a span of 4 days and includes complimentary breakfast, tourist pick and drop, conveyance, sightseeing and accommodation.

Hassan is situated at a distance of 200 kilometers from state capital Bangalore, sandwiched between Mangalore and takes 4.5 hours to reach while Coorg is 110 kilometers away from Hassan and takes around 3.5 hours to cover. The trip commences from pick up from Bangalore airport or railway station. The journey begins with a drive to Hassan from Bangalore and touring Hoysaleswara Temple in Halebidu housing the idol of Lord Shiva and admiring the architectural splendor established in the 12th century. Next is a trip to Chennakesava Temple in Belur dating back to Hoysala period and erstwhile capital of Hoysala Empire. The temple is revered for its unique architecture and houses the idol of Chennakesava, a manifestation of Lord Vishnu.

Upon visiting the two temples, move ahead to Sravanbelagoda , a pilgrimage site of Jains and situated above a hillock with a flight of 500 steps. It also houses the statue of Gommateshwara Bahubali. The journey ends for the day with night stay in Hassan. Next day proceed to Coorg, situated in Madikeri district and is favored for its year long invigorating climate. Tourists are taken to visit elephant camp in Dubare located across Cauvery River and situated close to Kushalnagar and entertained to a coracle boat ride. Next, comes a trip to Tibetan Monastery adjacent to Bylakuppe Buddhist Golden Temple. The day concludes with this trip.

The following day tourists are transported to Cauvery Nisargadhama an open zoo and Nature Park, spread across 64 acres and famous as a picnic destination. Next is Abbey Falls situated 8 kilometres away from Madikeri district and proceed to visit local market and enjoy a sumptuous Kodagu meal. After rest head to Talcauvery River, the source of River Cauvery and later visit or trek through coffee plantations and conclude the journey concludes with Neverland Adventure Camp. The trip comes to an end here and tourists are transferred next day to Bangalore airport or railway station whereupon they head to their individual destinations.

Itinerary for Bangalore via Mysore to Ooty Tour

Bengaluru is the sixth largest city in India; also popular as an IT hub for the innumerable MNCs operating here. But there’s more to this city than meets the eye. Bengaluru is the state capital of Karnataka in South India and there is a lot to explore in this amazing city along with touring its neighbouring places like Mysore and the enchanted Ooty. Itineraries of several travel agencies can be availed by tourists to visit the popular tourist destinations in these three city tour spanning about 8 days. Bengaluru is situated at a distance of 150 kilometers from Mysore, the heritage site and it takes approximately 3 hours time to cover the distance. Ooty on the other hand is located at a distance of 125 kilometers from Mysore and takes around 3.5 hours to reach.

January to May and October to December is the best time to visit these places as per the travel itinerary.Bengaluru is the starting point of the journey as it is accessible by air, rail and bus as well from all over India as well. Tour of Bengaluru comprises of visits to Lalbaug Botanical Garden, Bangalore Palace , Cubbon Park, Vidhana Soudha and several destinations.

 It is followed by a trip to Mysore via Srirangapatnam and sightseeing comprising visit to Tipu Sultan’s Palace and Museum, Ranganathswamy Temple and later a visit to Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary and Brindavan Gardens. Upon reaching Mysore, the tour comprises visits to Mysore Palace and Zoo, Railway Museum, St. Philomena’s Church, Jaganmohan Palace, Shaktipeeth Temple atop Chamundi Hills, Talakadu Backwaters, Somnathpura Temple, Sravanbelagoda and Hassan.

Enroute Ooty from Mysore via Mudumalai Forests through Bandipur; visits comprise of Himvad  Gopalaswamy Temple and Elephant Camp Theppakadu. Tourist sightseeing in Ooty includes Raj Bhawan, Dodabetta Peak, Botanical Garden, St. Sthephen’s Church, Rose Garden, Wax Museum , Shooting Point, Kalhatty and Pykara Falls and a visit to Tea plantations in Coonoor.

AC and Non AC cars are provided to tourists for the entire trip depending on their preference along with accommodation including complimentary breakfast. The tour package might cost around INR 12,500 per person to INR 22,500 per person depending on the preference of rooms and conveyance.

Several tour operators conduct these trips and some links might be helpful in charting out the itinerary.

Pleasure Holidays
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Ph no:011-46063898/ 09350230693/09873244441/0997134441
Email: reservations@pleasureholidays.net
802, 8th Floor, ' C ' Wing
Eureka Towers, Mindspace. Link Road, Malad (West),Mumbai - 400064
Phone: + 91 22 42754800 / 700 (Monday to Saturday 1000-1800 Hours)
Email: sales@travelguru.com

Itinerary for Mangalore Trip

A trip to Mangalore will be worthwhile with sandy beaches, beautiful shoreline, palm groves and dense greenery. The most interesting part is an unhindered stretch of National Highway 17 running parallel with the Arabian Sea. Sandwiched between the Western Ghats and Arabian Sea, Mangalore city is a mix of ancient and modern culture and located 350 kilometers away from Bangalore. The tour can be completed in a span of three days time and the cost might vary between INR 9999 and INR 14999. The package tour will include pick and drops, accommodation, complimentary breakfast and conveyance.

The trip commences with a pick up from Mangalore airport and tourists are transported to the hotel according to their preference and after rest and refreshments, proceed for local sightseeing in and around Mangalore city. The tour begins with a visit to Mangala Devi Temple and the relic from whom Mangalore is believed of acquiring its name. Next on the itinerary is Kadri Temple, which houses the relic of Lord Manjunatha Swamy, a form of Lord Shiva. The idol was consecrated by Saint Machendranatha at the site. The intriguing part of the visit to the shrine is the recurring stream of water from the mouth of a cow shaped statue and hence known as Gomukha. A stunning view of sunset from Ullal beach and enjoying a sumptuous seafood spread marks the end of sightseeing for the day and return to the hotel.

The next day begins with a tour of St. Aloysius Church and admiring the remarkable frescos on the walls of the church. The visit is followed by a trip to Kaatil Temple or     Bappanadu Temple housing the relic of Goddess Durga Parameshwari, Moodbidri Jain Pilgrimage, and Karkala and then visiting Pulikula Nisarga Dhaam. The tour comes to an end with a tour of Panambur beach and Taneerbhavi beach.

The trip concludes with a drop at Mangalore airport and tourists heading for their individual destinations from there.

Itinerary of a Trip of Anegundi

Hampi is famous for its architectural heritage along the banks of Tungabhadra River. However on crossing the river and visiting the other side a surprise awaits; a cluster of historical ruins and memorials. The site is famous as Anegundi village located across the river from Hampi’s World Heritage Site. The trip can be covered in a day’s time and can be accessed from Hospet Railway Station or Bus Terminus and the approximate cost of the tour might vary between INR 1400-INR 2000.

Anegundi is popular as the actual birthplace of Hampi before the capital of Vijayanagar was shifted to Hampi. Descendants of the Vijayanagar Empire still live in Anegundi village. The intriguing part of the tour is the mud and thatched roof huts and wooden columns that continue to stand as a witness to the ancient civilization that flourished 5000 years ago. It is also believed to be Kishkindha, the kingdom depicted in the epic Ramayana. The tour begins with a visit to the Palace where once the Anegundi kings resided.

Next is a trip to all the historical monuments scattered in Anegundi village and later tour the village to grasp the manner of living , architectural heritage and history of the site. Cave paintings in Anegundi are also a delight to look forward to during the trip and handicraft centre run by the local womenfolk is fascinating.  Later tourists are taken across the Jangli valley along Sonapur Lake in bullock carts or motorcycles to witness the remnants of the agricultural revolution (rice, sugarcane and corn harvest) that flourished in Anegundi.

The trip comes to an end here and tourists are transported back to Hampi across the Tungabhadra and from there they are transferred to Hospet Railway Station or Bus Terminus.

Itinerary of Hampi Tour in Karnataka

Hampi is is an illustration of old era gone by nestled in the wreckage of the erstwhile Vijayanagar Empire in Karnataka. Dubbed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Hampi represents everything which is archaic. Situated along the Tungabhadra River, Hampi is located at a distance of 353 kilometers from Karnataka state capital Bangalore and the nearest railway station is in Hospet situated at a distance of 13 kilometers. Hampi tour can be covered in a span of 2- 3 days and the average cost of the trip will be around INR 5500 and might vary according to individual preferences.

The trip commences with a pick up from Hospet Railway Station or Bus Terminus and thereby tourists are transported to the hotel of their preference. After a short rest period tourists are taken for a local sightseeing around Hampi Bazaar and the river area spread across an expanse of 26 square kilometers with hillocks in the backdrop. The tour will comprise of visits to Hemakuta Group of monuments, Achutaraya Temple, Mustard seed Ganesha, Krishna Temple, Sunni Muslim Masjid, Chandramouleshwara Temple, Vittala Temple which is famous for housing the stone chariot. Next is Virupaksha Temple or Pampavathi Temple and a walk across the Hampi bazaar where the temple is situated. The temple houses lingam of Lord Shiva and tourists are greeted by a 160 feet spire at the entrypoint of the temple. Next is a visit to King’s balance and the journey comes to an end for the day with a stroll across the river embankment and coracle boat ride in the river.

The following day tourists are taken to visit the stepped tank, Queen’s Bath, Queen’s enclosure including Elephant Stable and Lotus Mahal, Great Platform at Mahanavami Debba, Watch Tower, Narasimha Vigraha,Hazararama Temple. The journey comes to an end with tourists being transferred to Malyavantha Hill to catch a glimpse of the sun setting over Hampi. The next day tourists are dropped off at Hospet Bus or Railway Station to travel to their individual destinations.

Bon Voyage!!!

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