Package Inclusions :
- Room on optional (as per plan) Occupancy as above stated hotels.
- Night accommodation as per plan.
- Daily Breakfast at the Hotel.
- Transportation with Service oriented driver.
- Fuel, Toll, Parking Fee and Driver Allowance.
- Arrival/ Departure Assistance.
- All prevailing taxes.
Package Exclusions :
- Monument Entrance Fee, that has to be paid directly on arrival at the monuments.
- International / Domestic Flights.
- Personal expense such as use of mini bar, mineral water, laundry, telephone etc. at the hotels. All such expenses will have to be paid directly.
- Any other thing that has not been mentioned in the "Cost Inclusions”.
Detailed Itinerary :
Day 01 : Arrive Mumbai
Welcome to Mumbai, on your arrival you will be transformed to the comfortable hotel room and relax for the rest of the day. Spend the night in the hotel and have a comforting sleep to rejuvenate your mind body and soul.
Day 02 : Mumbai
Next morning explore the Mumbai city, at first take a walk in the famous and ever busy The Juhu beach. Next stop will be at Gateway of India and Elephanta caves. A mass of solid rock, the Elephanta Caves date back to 600 AD, and draw more visitors each year than the whole city of Mumbai. No wonder this place reflects with the spiritual energy of India. The cave complex is a compilation of shrines, courtyards, inner cells, grand halls and porticos arranged in the impressive symmetry of Indian rock-cut architecture, and filled with exquisite stone sculptures of Hindu Gods and Goddesses. This 7th century rock - cut cave temples dedicated to Lord Shiva are situated atop a hill on the island. With everlasting memories of the day. Stay overnight at hotel.
Day 03 : Mumbai – Goa (by flight)
Next morning you will be transferred to the airport and fly to Goa. On reaching the exotic land of Goa, rest for the entire day in its serene and tranquil beaches. Stay overnight at hotel.
Day 04 : Goa (West Coast)
Now, be ready to visit the city that is called the "Archaeologist's Delight". Today you will explore the North Goa & South Goa. Both North and South Goa boasts some wonderful beaches, lush greenery and swaying palm trees. Stay overnight at hotel.
Day 05 : Goa
Next day relax and laze around on the beautiful beaches of Goa. In the evening, enjoy Sea food Bar-be-cue on the beach - Dine under a starlit sky on juicy lobsters, jumbo prawns and other local seafood delicacies which form part of a wonderful bar-be-cue set up on a gorgeous stretch of the Goan beach. Indulge in some thrilling water sports and dive into the cool waters of the Arabian Sea. Stay overnight at hotel.
Day 06 : Goa - Belgaum – Badami (by drive)
Today after breakfast drive to Badami enroute visiting Belgaum. The old town area with cotton and silk weavers stands splendidly besides the modern, busy, tree-lined British Cantonment. Step out of the forts and you have a wide choice of temples and churches to visit. Belgaum has a desirable heritage and offers much to be discovered. You can visit the famous Fort in the heart of the Belgaum town. Inside it are most famous Kamala Basti, the Jain Temple & the Jama Masjid, The Kapileshwar Temple, and the Ananthashayana. Stay overnight at hotel.
Day 07 : Badami
Badami is the place to be, it offers you so much to see specially the Rock-cut cave Temples, Gateways, Forts, Inscriptions, Sculptures that seem to be breathing before your eyes. Badami has to be seen to be believed. Climb a flight of 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. Stay overnight at hotel.
Day 08 : Badami - Aihole - Pattadakal - Hospet
Next morning take a trip to Hospet visiting Aihole and Pattadakal on the way Aihole, is better known as the "cradle of the Indian Architecture". Aihole has over a hundred temples dotted around the village. The oldest temple here is, perhaps, the Lad Khan temple dating back to the 5th Century. You will also visit Pattadakal which nestles by the Malaprabha River, a world heritage centre, has 10 major temples representing early Chalukyan architecture. Drive to Hospet in the evening. Stay 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. Hampi is a World Heritage Center and is full of delightful surprises. Stay overnight at hotel.
Day 10 : Hospet – Hassan (by road)
Next morning after having breakfast proceed towards Hassan. In Hassan there is one temple called Hasanamba Temple which opens once a year. Take an excursion to Belur & Halebid, a beautiful example of Hoyasala's architecture. Prominent 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. Stay overnight at hotel.
Day 11 : Hassan - Shravanbelagola - Hassan
Today you will see the magnificence of Shravanabelgola. It is located 51 kms south - east of Hassan, one of most significant Jain Pilgrim centers. 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. Stay overnight at hotel.
Day 12 : Hassan – Madikeri (by road)
Today morning we will be going to Madikeri, a place which is called as the "Scotland of India". On arrival set you in the hotel, refresh yourself and come with us to visit Madikeri Fort, Abbey Falls, and Nisargadhama - Known for its calm, serene beauty, this place is an ideal picnic spot visited by hundreds of tourists throughout the year. Abbey Falls is thrilling with steep climbs and descents and sharp curves. Stay overnight at hotel.
Day 13 : Madikeri – Mysore (by road
Today morning have your breakfast & ride with us to the stunning locales of Mysore. On arrival, check in into hotel. Refresh yourself & 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 lovely site with musical fountains & colorful lights transform this place into a fairy land. Stay overnight at hotel.
Day 14 : Mysore
Next morning you will be visiting the famous gallery of Sri Jauyachamarajendra Art Gallery - Housed in the Jagmohan Palace, the gallery has a collection of beautiful 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 and grand architectural beauty. The star shaped temple with three shrines is the latest & well preserved heritage of hoyasala architecture. Stay overnight at hotel.
Day 15 : Mysore - Srirangapatnam – Bangalore (by road)
Today morning, you are free to explore the beautiful surroundings. Afternoon 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. Late in the evening you will be transferred to Bangalore. On arriving Bangalore take some rest and Stay overnight at hotel.
Day 16 : Bangalore – Mumbai (by flight)
Next morning explore the beautiful city of Bangalore. It is well known as the 'city of gardens'. We will take you to Vidhan Saudha - It houses the State's Legislature and Secretariat, and the Nandi Temple - One of the oldest temples, popularly known as the Bull temple. In the evening take your flight to Bombay (Mumbai). On arriving Mumbai relax and be fresh at the hotel room. Pamper yourself with gourmet cuisines served at the dinner table. Arrive at the International Airport to catch a flight back home. Cherish the lovely and fascinating tour at the 'Incredible India'.