Magical South-West India
South West India mainly comprises of tourist places or attractions of Karnataka. Karnataka Tours and Tourism Packages includes visit to the former capital city of Vijayanagara Empire - Hampi, the famous cave temples in Badami, the hills of Chikmagalur that nurture a coffee culture and the streets of Mysore that has traces of history all along. The below South India travel package winds up with an unwinding beach experience at Goa.
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Duration of this Karnataka Tourism Tour Package:
13 Days - 12 Nights
Places to visit in Karnataka:
Bangalore (1N), Mysore (2N), Chikmaglur (2N), Hampi (3N), Badami (1N), Goa (3N)
Highlights: Mysore Palace, Ruins of Hampi, Badami Cave Temples
Accommodation for 12 nights as per the meal plan mentioned
Airport & Hotel transfers
Private air-conditioned car with driver throughout the trip
English speaking tour guide in Mysore Hampi and Badami
Sightseeing tours, Entrance fee to monuments when accompanied with a guide
Your South India tour packages from Bangalore can be extended in number of ways and customized based on your interests and requirements.
South India Tour Itinerary
Day 01: Arrive in Bangalore
On arrival at Bengaluru Airport you will be met by our representative and transferred to your hotel in Bangalore for check-in.
Bangalore now officially called ‘Bengaluru’ is known as “The Silicon Valley of India” for its highest concentration of IT companies and techies in the city. It is also known as the “Garden City” for its greenery and the parks it boasts. The city has also seen an abundant growth in the number of malls, pubs, multiplex, café’s, museums and palaces.
Bangalore Hotels: Taj West End (Option 1) | The Sheraton Bangalore (Option 2) | Lemon Tree Premier (Option 3)
Day 02: Sightseeing in Bangalore and drive Bangalore to Mysore (Distance 150kms & 3hrs journey)
Bangalore Sightseeing Places: Start with an early morning Visit Tipu Sultan’s Palace - an old and preserved monument with some beautiful gardens. Also visit some temples that reflect the spiritual culture of South India
Afternoon travel from Bangalore to Mysore by road; on arrival, check-in to your hotel in Mysore. Make an optional visit to Brindavan Gardens, a short drive out of the city.
Mysore Hotels: Windflower Resort & Spa (Option 1) | Fortune JP Palace (Option 2) | Royal Orchid Metropole (Option 3)
Day 03: Mysore Site seeing
Your Mysore Trip from Bangalore starts with a visit to the Mysore Palace. Other Places to Visit in Mysore are: Chamundi Temple, perched on the top of a hill with great views of the city; Halebidu Temple, a 11 century structure that marvels you with its ornate temples and the Hoysala architecture. Wind up your day with a drive out of the city to Somanathpur Temples; the marvelous stone carvings and the rich history of this place makes it a must visit sight. Take a walk around the local village to see the roof-tiled houses that are almost 200 years old. Overnight stay at Mysore
Day 04-05: Drive from Mysore to Chikamagalur (Distance 180kms & 4hrs. journey) & relax at Chikamagalur
This morning drive from Mysore to Chikmagalur passing through Hassan and Belur to an untouched countryside away from all the commercial and tourist attractions; As you arrive into Chikmaglur, you’ll observe misty mountain ranges with coffee plantations all around you. On arrival check-in to your resort high up on the mountains in the midst of a coffee plantation
During your stay here you have a varied choice of Indoor and Outdoor activities at the resort. Go on a guided trek through the coffee plantations observing its abundant birdlife or visits to the splendid temples of Halebid and Belur
Chikmagalur Resorts: Flameback Lodges (Option 1) | Gateway Hotel (Option 2) | Thotadhahalli Homestay (Option 3)
Day 06: Drive from Chikamagalur to Hampi (Distance 290kms & 7hrs. journey)
After breakfast drive to Hampi, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The Hampi ruins in Karnataka have been popular across centuries with visitors from Portuguese, Arabs, Persians and Orientals having spoken of this glorious kingdom. There are great stories yet to be unfolded of these ruined structures of the Vijayanagara Empire.
On arrival, check-in to your hotel in Hospet/Hampi.
Hampi Hotels: Hampi’s Boulders (Option 1) | Royal Orchid Central Kireeti (Option 2) | Hotel Malligi (Option 3)
Day 07-08: Sightseeing in Hampi
During the next two days, explore this ruined city. Go on morning trek up the Matanga Hill to have a magnificent view of this ruined capital at daybreak. Hampi Tourism places and places to visit near Hampi are: the Virupaksha Temple, Krishna Temple, Lakshmi Narasimha, Badavi Linga, Sister Stones, Underground Temple, Mint House, the two storied Lotus Mahal, the huge Elephant Stables, Hazara Rama Temple, Queen's Bath and its lotus shaped fountains; musical pillars at the Vijaya Vittala Temple (Stone Chariot), King's Balance, Old Pillar Bridge and an evening visit to the Tungabhadra Dam Garden & Musical Fountain.
Day 09: Drive from Hampi to Badami (Distance 150kms & 3hrs. journey)
After breakfast, drive to Badami and check-in to your hotel. Later visit the Badami Cave Temples dating back to the 06th& 07th centuries. Also visit the temples and sculptures of Pattadakal, Aihole & Mahakuta blended in Dravidian and Nagara style
Badami Hotels: The Heritage Resort
Day 10-12: Drive from Badami to Goa (Distance 280kms & 6hrs. journey) & enjoy your final leg of your trip to India in Goa
Goa: Once a hippe haven and a hideaway for honeymooners, Goa has gone upscale lately. It’s a place where you can shed your inhibitions and revel in the simple pleasures. South Goa is quiet and renowned for its beaches whereas North Goa is where the action is - astounding beaches, delicious cuisine, watersports and nightclubs that pump out music
Enjoy your Goa holidays on the beaches of North & South Goa.
Goa Hotels/Resorts: Taj Exotica Benaulim (Option 1) | Alila Diwa Goa (Option 2) | Cidade de Goa (Option 3)
Day 13: Drop to Goa airport
Your South India Tour Package concludes with a drop to the Goa airport for your flight home or to another destination in India.