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Duration : 11 Nights / 12 Days

Day 01 :Arrival Mumbai

Arrive Mumbai , meet and assist at the airport and transfer to hotel. Night stay in Mumbai.

Day 02 :Mumbai

After breakfast proceed for half day tour of Mumbai covering Gateway of India – The stone archway designed by Wittett in the 16th century Gujarati style, Prince of Whales Museum , Chowpatty Beach, Dhobhi Ghat, Marine Drive. Night stay in Bombay.

Day 03 :Mumbai - Goa ( By flight )

Morning transfer to airport for flight to Goa. On arrival transfer to hotel. After lunch proceed on a half day sightseeing tour of Goa, visiting Miramar Beach, Basilica of Bom Jesus and the city of Panjim-bustling with shops and tourists. The afternoon is at leisure to relax on the beach. Night stay in Goa.

Day 04 : Goa - Belgaum – Badami (By road, 275 kms 6 hrs)

After breakfast drive to Badami enroute visiting Belgaum. On one side is the old town area and modern on other, in the heart of Belgaum is the Fort. Inside it are most famous Kamala Basti, the Jain Temple & the Jama Masjid. The Kapileshwar Temple, the Ananthashayana. Night stay in Badami.

Day 05 :Badami

After breakfast, Visit the Jain Temple : A little east of the shrine, on top of this cliff is a Jain temple. Here one can find many Jain temples and a huge figure of Parswanatha.

Nataraja : The first cave temple, past Shiva's doorkeepers. Here one can see the eighteen-armed Nataraja striking 81 dance poses.

Vishnu : The largest and the most pleasing is the third cave temple dedicated to Vishnu. Here are some exquisite carvings of the Hindu pantheon, such as Narasimha, the half-man-half-god lion incarnation of Vishnu, Harihara, the composite god who is half Shiva and half Vishnu and Vishnu, Narayana sitting as well as reclining on the snake 'Shesh' or 'Anantha' (eternity). There are also some paintings on the ceiling and wonderful bracket figures on the piers. Cave Temple : Overlooking the cave temples is a reservoir crowded with temples dedicated to Vishnu and Shiva. Also a must are the Bhutanatha temples that lend their name to the lake just beneath the cave temples.

Day 06 :Badami – Aihole – Pattadakal – Hospet ( By road )

After breakfast drive to Hospet enroute visiting Aihole and Pattadakal, and for that nothing can be said as everything is self explanatory. Aihole which is famous as the "cradle of the Indian Architecture". Also visit Pattadakal – Situated on the left bank of the Malaprabha river, a world heritage centre, has 10 major temples representing early Chalukyan architecture, later continue towards Hospet. Night stay in Hospet.

Day 07 :Hospet

Hospet is the gateway to Hampi, a tourist attraction of extreme importance. Hospet is popular for the famous Tungabhadra Dam located on the River Tungabhadra. Visit the site of the Medieval Vijaynagar Empire, (13 kms) is the most evocative of all the ruins in Karnataka. Night stay in Hospet.

Day 08 :Hospet - Hassan ( By road )

After a relaxed breakfast drive to Hassan. Set and refresh into hotel. Take an excursion to Belur & Halebid, a beautiful example of Hoyasala's architecture. Famous 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. Overnight at hotel.

Day 09 : 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 yourself in the hotel. In Madikeri visit Madikeri Fort , Abbey Falls , Nisargadhama . Night stay in Madikeri.

Day 10 :Madikeri – Mysore ( By road )

Have your breakfast & ride with us to the exclusive locales of Mysore. On arrival, check in into the hotel. Refresh yourself. Later 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. The musical fountains & colourful lights transform this place into a fairy land. Night stay in Mysore.

Day 11 :Mysore

Get up & get set for your visit to: Sri Jauyachamarajendra Art Gallery. In the afternoon visit Somnathpur. It is a little village where you can see the famous 13th century temple well known for its great architectural beauty. The star shaped temple with three shrines is the latest & well preserved heritage of Hoysala architecture. Night stay in Mysore.

Day 12 : Mysore - Srirangapatnam – Bangalore - Departure

In the morning, you are free to explore the beautiful surroundings. Afternoon drive to Bangalore enroute visiting Srirangapatnam - capital of the warrior. Continue drive to Bangalore and transfer to airport for onward flight.

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