Karnataka is a beautiful South Indian state with several attractions drawing the senses of tourists from all around the blue planet. From magnificent historical edifices to insignia to which nature can show its extent of beauty, Karnataka is an empyrean for all sorts of travelers. Goa is a state of sun, sand, and sea. Known for its beaches and water sports, Goa also boasts the reminiscences of Portugal architecture and rule. Mingling Goa trip with Karnataka is a smart and great travel idea.
Day 01: Arrive Bangalore
Assistance upon arrival at Bangalore airport and transfer to the hotel. Check in at the hotel.
Day 02: Bangalore - Mysore (140 km/ about 3 hours)
This morning drive to Mysore, stop to visit the Fort of Srirangapatnam, the temple of Ranganatha. Arrival in Mysore and hotel accommodation. In the late afternoon visit the city of Mysore with Chamundi Temple and Mysore Palace. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 03: Mysore - Belur Halebid - Hassan (150 km./about 4 hours)
Breakfast at the hotel and departure for Hassan. Along the way stop for the visit of the 12th-century temples of Bellur and Halebid. The following is for Hassan. Arrival and accommodation at the hotel.
Day 04: Hassan - Shravanadelagula - Hampi (250 km. / about 5 hours)
Early breakfast at the hotel and departure for Hampi, a jewel of Central India. Along the way stop to visit the great 17-meter high steeple depicting the Bahian Jainist God at Shravanadelagula, located on a hilltop that pilgrims walk to bring their offerings. Continue to Hampi, arrival, and accommodation at the hotel. Overnight.
Day 05: Hampi
Today sightseeing at Hampi visits the UNESCO World Heritage site with all its marvelous temples and palaces dating back to the 6-7th century AD of the Vijayanagara empire. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 06: Hampi - Badami (150 km. about 3 hours)
Breakfast at the hotel and with a comfortable transfer to Badami. Arrival in Badami and check in the hotel. After a whole day dedicated to the view of Badami, its Jainist temples and caves with ancient finds and the sites of Aihole (4th and 5th century AD) and Pattadakal (7-8th century AD). Overnight at the hotel.
Day 07: Badami - Goa (260 km. about 6 hours)
This morning drive to the beach destination of Goa. Arrival in Goa and check-in the hotel. Rest of the day free for relaxation and activities on the sea. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 08: Goa
Breakfast at the hotel and free days for relaxation and activities on the sea. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 09: Goa - Mumbai by flight
Breakfast in the hotel, free morning, around noon transfer to the airport for flight to Mumbai. Arrival in Mumbai and transfer to the international airport for the return flight.