Places Covered : Bangalore – Mysore – Hassan or Chikmagalur – Halebid- Belur – Hospet (Hampi) – Hubli or Badami – Goa – Mumbai
Description : Our program which begins with Bangalore and ends with Mumbai shows the image of modern India. Mysore is a historical city and it introduces you to the Indian history .The beaches in Goa will make you aware of modernity in India and the mixture of Portuguese and Indian cultures. Also, visit the big city like Mumbai which is also known as the city of Bollywood. Enjoy and relax on the beach which is famous as Juhu Chauwpatty. In addition, this program gives you the chance to visit the Gateway of India which was built by the British during arrival of English King George V and Queen Mary.
Arrival at Bangalore airport
Upon your arrival at the Bangalore airport, we will welcome you with flowers in a traditional Indian way and without delay, we drive you to the luxury hotel.
Bangalore – Mysore 3/4 h by road 158 km
After having spent a quiet night in the luxury hotel, we set off to Mysore which is the third largest city of Karnataka state. Arrival in the city, we walk around the market of the city where we find the stalls of vegetables, jasmine, sandalwood and flower necklaces. Overnight at hotel.
The discovery of the city. This is a historical city and is well known worldwide for its palaces as “Maharaja Palace” and the Mysore paintings. In addition, we have the chance to discover the Chamundeshwari Temple. Overnight at hotel.
Mysore – Hassan or Chikmagalur 2/3 h by road or 4/5 h by road 129 km or 180 km
Advancing our discovery, we travel to Hassan which is a city of Karnataka. The name Hassan refers to the goddess “Haasanamba”. The city is famous for the architecture of its temples : Chennakesava Temple, Halebidu Hoysalaeswara Temple. Overnight at hotel. Or visit Chikmagalur which is a hill station in the state, Karnataka. The area is famous for planting coffee. That is why the city is known as “Coffee land”. Overnight at hotel.
Hassan or Chikmagalur – Halebid- Belur – Hassan or Chikmagalur 2 h by road roundtrip or 4 h by road 100 km or 200 km
Continuing our discovery, we arrive at Halebidu and Blur which is a town in Hassan district. The city was the capital of the Hoysala Empire in the 12th century. We discover Hoysala architecture in the temples : Hoysaleswara and Kedareswara. Before the end of the day we return to Hassan or Chikmagalur. Overnight at hotel.
Hassan or Chikmagalur – Hospet (Hampi) 7 h by road 300 km
Set off to Hospet which is a city located in the heart of Karnataka. The area is a world heritage site because of the ruins of the medieval city of Vijayanagara. In addition, we visit Tungabhadra Dam. Overnight at hotel.
Hampi is located within the ruins of Vijayanagara, the former capital of the Vijayanagar empire. The village is famous for the ruins which is a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. We also find such temples Virupaksha temple and Vitthala temple. Overnight at hotel.
Hospet (Hampi) – Badami or Hubli 4/5 h by road 140/180 km
Departure to Hubli which is the largest commercial city of Karnataka after Bangalore. The city has several destinations to spend a good time. We visit Unkal Lake surrounded by the lovely garden. This is a very green area. Moreover we discover Chandramouleshwara Temple. Overnight at hotel. Or Departure to Badami which is a village located in the Bagalkot district. The village is famous for its cave temples, called Badami cave temples, for its forts like Fort Badami and for Bhutanatha Temple. Overnight at hotel.
Hubli or Badami – Goa 5/6 h by road or 8/9 h by road 160 km or 250 km
On the 9th day, we drive to Goa. It is a journey of 5/6 hours drive from Hubli or 8/9 hours drive from Badami. Arrival in Goa, check in and overnight at the hotel.
Day 10 To 11
After our long journey, we dedicate the 23rd day of our trip relaxing on the beaches of Goa or visit the state capital, Panaji or we find the houses in the Portuguese style and the mixture of European and Indian cultures . Overnight at hotel.
Goa – Mumbai 1 h by air 604 km
Having spent two days on the beaches of Goa, our journey moves towards Mumbai, one of the busiest cities in India. We take the flight and arrive in Mumbai in the afternoon. Our team offers you the flowers upon arrival at the airport and transfer you to the luxury hotel. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.
Since Mumbai is the busiest city in India and is proud to have a number of attractive destinations, we spend two days of our discovery there and try to visit most of the places worth visiting. We begin our exploration of this great city by the Elephanta Caves which is located on the Gharapuri island in the port of Mumbai. To reach there we take the boat at the Gateway of India. The Elephanta Caves is a complex of collection of shrines, courtyards, inner cells, grand halls and porticos. It is a spiritual place that incites us to meditation. Overnight at hotel.
The last day of our trip is devoted to the discovery of the city, Mumbai. Our discovery of the city begins by the main attraction of tourists, the Gateway of India which is also known as Taj Mahal of Mumbai. It is located at the front of the sea opposite the hotel Taj. Then, we walk on the most famous beach of Mumbai: Juhu Beach or Chowpatty Beach. Moreover, our discovery is incomplete without visiting the most famous area of the city, Marine Drive which is a windswept, flanked by the sea and a row of classy buildings promenade. Marine Drive is known as Queen’s Necklace . According to your flight schedule, we drive you to the airport. End of our services.