- Holiday Inspirations
- Fixed Departure
DAY 01: ARRIVE BENGALURU
Arrive Bengaluru. Assistance on arrival at airport and transfer to hotel. Afternoon city tour of Bengaluru visiting the famous Lal Bagh (botanical garden) known for housing a variety of old trees, fountains, pools, and an assortment of herbs. Also visit the Cubbon Park, Bull temple and Mysore Arts and Crafts Centre while driving through the Vidhan Soudha, a beautiful colonial building housing the state legislature and secretariat. Overnight at hotel.
DAY 02: BENGALURU – SRIRANGAPATNA – MYSURU BY ROAD
After breakfast, drive to Mysuru (145 km / approx 3.5 hrs drive) en route visiting Srirangapatna, 16 km before Mysuru, this fort was the stronghold of Tipu Sultan, son of Haider Ali. Tipu made a last minute ditch against the British in 1799 before surrendering his kingdom. Among the many fort buildings still intact, are Tipu’s airy Summer Palace and his tomb at the Darya Daulat Bagh (garden). Upon arrival, check-in at hotel. Afternoon visit Chamundeshwari Temple, located at the top of Chamundi Hills and one of most prominent temples in Mysore. Dedicated to the Goddess Chamundeshwari (Chamundi), deity of the Mysore Royal Family and Mysore as well, this temple is about 1000 steps from the foot of the hill. Overnight at hotel.
DAY 03: IN MYSURU
Breakfast at hotel. Morning city tour visiting the Palace of Maharaja built in 1911-12. The Palace is harmonious syntheses of the Hindu and Saracenic styles of architecture with archways, domes, turrets, colonnades and sculptures which are magnificent. One of the largest Palaces in the country with some art treasures, it is beautifully restored and maintained. This stained glass, wall paintings, ivory inlaid doors and ornate golden throne are all remarkable. Evening visit Brindavan Gardens of Mysore is undeniably one of the best terrace gardens in the world. It is located about 12 km towards the north west of the Mysore city. Brindavan gardens with its illuminated fountains, botanical park, extensive varieties of plants and fulfilled boating, is place for everyone. Overnight at hotel.
DAY 04: MYSURU – SHRAVANBELAGOLA – HASSAN
After breakfast, drive to Hassan (135 km / approx 3 hrs drive) en route visiting Sravagonbelala. The 1000-year-old colossus 17-metre high world’s tallest monolithic statue of Gomteshwara, the famous Jain saint, attracts pilgrims from all over India especially during festival times. Upon arrival, check-in at hotel. Rest of the day free for independent activities. Overnight at hotel.
DAY 05: HASSAN- HALEBIDU -BELUR -HASSAN
After breakfast, excursion to Belur and Halebidu. Belur famous for it Hoysala architecture. Its Temple of Lord Channakeshava is embellished with carving which has few equals in the world. Halebidu – The seat of Hoysala Kingdom, its great Hoyaleswara Temple was built in the typical Hoysala style architecture. A stellar base with the emblem of the lion and elephants seemingly supporting the temple, signify stability. Rest of the day free for independent activities. Overnight at hotel.
DAY 06: DRIVE TO BENGALURU & DEPART BENGALURU
After breakfast, drive to Bengaluru airport (205 km / approx 4 hrs drive) to connect flight for onward destination.