Karnataka is surrounded by the Arabian Sea to the west, Goa to the northwest, Maharashtra to the north, Andhra Pradesh to the east, Tamil Nadu to the southeast, and Kerala to the southwest. It has an area of 191,791 km² (74,051 sq mi) or 5.83% of the total geographical area of India. It is the eighth largest Indian state by area, the ninth-largest by population and comprises 29 districts. Kannada is the official and most widely spoken language.
Duration : 11 Nights / 12 Days
Destination Covered : Mumbai - Bangalore - Mysore - Chikmagalur - Hospet - Hampi - Badami - Bijapur - Gulbarga - Hyderabad
DAY 01 : ARRIVE BANGALORE
On arrival, you are met and transferred to Hotel. Afternoon sightseeing tour of Bangalore. Overnight at Hotel.
DAY 02 : BANGALORE – MYSORE 135 KMS 04 HOURS DRIVE
Morning proceed to Mysore by Road. On arrival, explore Mysore and surrounding area. Places of interest in Mysore include the Maharaja’s Palace. Outside Mysore visit the ruins of Tipu sultan’s capital at Srirangapatna, and the Kesava temple at Somnathpur. Evening visit the Birndavan Gardens. Overnight at hotel.
DAY 03 : MYSORE - CHIKMAGALUR BY ROAD 175 KMS 4 HOURS DRIVE
Today visit the Jain pilgrimage site at Sravanabelagola, noted for its 17 metre high image of Lord Gomateshvara, which is cut intothe rock of Indragiri hill. Continue to Chikmangalur. Upon arrival, check in at hotel. Overnight at hotel.
DAY 04 : CHIKMAGALUR
Visit temples at Belur and Halebid, which are renowned for their fine sculptures. Overnight at hotel.
DAY 05 : CHIKMAGALUR - CHITRADURGA - HAMPI BY ROAD 290 KMS 7 HOURS DRIVE
Travel north to Hospet via visiting Chitra Durga Fort. Hospet is the base from which to visit Hampi. Upon arrival, check-in at the hotel. Overnight at hotel.
DAY 06 : HAMPI
Explore the exceptional ruins at Hampi. Overnight at hotel .
DAY 07: HAMPI - BADAMI BY ROAD 220 KMS 5 HOURS DRIVE
Morning short tour before living for Badami, drive across the Deccan Plateau to Badami, dramatically sited in a gorge between two sandstone hills. In the afternoon visit South Fort famous for its 6th century cave temples carved in to the sandstone cliffs. Overnight stay at hotel .
DAY 08: BADAMI
After breakfast start visiting the remarkable temples at Aihole and Pattadakal. Aihole was the first Chalukyan capital and is regarded as the birthplace of Indian temple architecture. Overnight at hotel.
DAY 09 : BADAMI - BIJAPUR (VIJAYAPURA) 120 KMS 03 HOURS DRIVE
Morning after breakfast, drive to Vijayapura another Historically rich District of Karnataka. On arrival, check-in at Hotel. Afternoon proceeds for a city tour visit include the Gol Gumbaz, Ibrahim Rauza, Jama Masjid, and the Asar Mahal. Overnight at Hotel.
DAY 10 : BIJAPUR (VIJAYAPURA) – GULBARGA 151 KMS 04 HOURS DRIVE
Morning after breakfast, drive to Gulbarga another old city of Karnataka, Which History dates to the 6th century. On arrival, check-in at Hotel. Afternoon proceeds to visit Gulbarga Fort, the Sharana Basaveshwara Temple, and the Khwaja Bande Nawaz Dargah. Overnight at Hotel.
DAY 11 : GULBARGA – BIDAR – HYDERABAD 265 KMS 06 HOURS DRIVEMorning drive to Hyderabad via visiting the Bidar the last Historical city of our Karnataka tour. Here we visit the Bahmani tombs and the Bidar Fort to taste a slice of medieval royalty. Later proceed to Hyderabad. On arrival, check-in at Hotel. Evening visit Charminar. Overnight at Hotel.
DAY 12 : LEAVE HYDERABAD
Morning after breakfast, proceed to visit Golkonda Fort and afternoon transfer to Airport to board flight for your onward journey.