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Heritage & Beach Tour of Karnataka

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Karnataka – the most beautiful state in Southern part of India has something special and luring that always attract tourists towards this wonderful holiday destination in South India. There is a lot more to explore ranging from Bangalore to Mysore, Ooty, Coorg, Wayanad, Kodaikanal and the list goes on. Wildlife sanctuaries, national parks, prehistoric monuments, pilgrimages are always high during Karnataka tours. We at Make Your Vacations plan some special holidays for you in the form of heritage beach tours of Karnataka.

Our tour packages cover the prime beach destinations of the state. During the certain time frame, you will be into the world of luxury and fun with us. Our given day to day tour itinerary is specifically designed so that you can understand better your tour plan and explore the wonders that you want to enjoy during your tours. We provide you all world-class facilities and services to make your tour memorable and full of wonders. Simply book the right tour packages to enjoy your holidays in Karnataka.

Tour Duration : (16 NIGHTS / 17 DAYS)
Places to Visit : Bangalore - Puttaparthi - Mysore - Halebid - Belur - Hassan - Udupi - Chitradurga - Hospet - Hampi - Hospet - Aihole - Pattadakal - Badami - Gokarna - Goa

Day 01 : Arrival Bangalore
On arrival at Bangalore Airport, our representative will meet and assist after that transfer to the pre-booked hotel. After relaxation you can take a short tour of the sightseeing of the city; overnight stay Bangalore.

Day 02 : Bangalore
After morning breakfast take a sightseeing tour of the city visiting Lal Baugh - One of the many gardens in the city; it derives its name from the profusion of Red roses which are in bloom here, Cubbon Park - a garden laid down by Lord Cubbon in 1864. The ambience of the city life is broken with presence of such a large park in the center of the city. The Bull Temple - The 4.57 m high and 6.10 meters long image is carved out of single granite rock, Bangalore Palace - Built in the Tudor style and inspired by the Windsor palace, Vidhan Soudha - the Vidhan Soudha houses the state legislative assembly of state government, Tipu’s Palace - The summer palace of Tipu Sultan later followed by visit to Sri Gavi Gangadhareshwara Temple - The temple is natural monolith carved cave temple dedicated to Lord Shiva. In the evening you can visit Ulsoor Lake. Overnight stay hotel.

Day 03 : Bangalore - Puttaparthi (Excursion 120 kms: 2 ½ hrs)
After morning breakfast, take an excursion tour visiting Puttaparthi, Day free to spend the time in the Puttaparthi. Visit at Sai Baba's Ashram at Puttaparthi is called Prashanti Nilayam. Prashanti Nilayam means "the abode of Highest Peace". Overnight stay Bangalore.

Day 04 : Bangalore – Mysore (140 Kms: 3 ½ hrs)
After morning breakfast check out from the hotel and drive to Mysore. En-route visits the Srirangapatnam to visit Fort and Sri Ranganathaswami Temple. After visit proceed to Mysore. After lunch visit the flower and sandal wood market, handicraft museum. In the evening visit to Brindavan gardens & spectacular musical fountains. Overnight stay hotel.

Day 05 : Mysore
After morning breakfast take a sightseeing tour of Mysore; the Sandalwood and Incense Capital of the World & some of India's finest Crafts, such as Printed Silk, Inlaid, Furniture and Ivory Carvings are also found here. Also known as the city of Palaces, Mysore retains a quaint charm that never fails to enchant. Later visit the Palace of the Maharaja (Emperor) built in 1911 - 1912. The palace is of harmonious syntheses of the Hindu and saracenic styles of architecture with archways, domes, turrets, colonnades and sculptures which are magnificent followed by visit at St. Philomenas cathedral - folklore museum - visit the Art Gallery; drive up to Chamundi hill to see Chamundeshwari Temple and a panoramic view of Mysore. On the way back, see the Nandi Bull. Overnight stay hotel.

Day 06 : Mysore – Halebid – Belur – Hassan (170 kms: 4 hrs)
After morning breakfast drive to Hassan en route through picturesque hilly landscape and en route stopover in Halebid, In Halebid we visit the Hoysalesvara Temple of 12th century where we see half-life size statues of Hindu deities, with minute details of each, all around the temple. After that proceed to Belur at Belur visit the group of Chennakesava Temples, which are famous for its architecture and sculptures. After visit drive to Hassan for overnight stay.

Day 07 : Hassan – Udupi (250 kms: 5 hrs)
Morning after breakfast drive to Udupi, on arrival check in to the hotel, Later visit the local souvenir markets and nearby temple. In the evening drive towards Malpe, about 6 kms from Udupi. St. Mary's island another delightful get away spot right across Malpe is only a boat ride away. Overnight stay Udupi.

Udupi an important coastal town in Karnataka India is located 381 kms from Bangalore. The urban focus of Udupi is an open square surrounded by temples and mutts. Udupi is the birth place of the 12th century saint Madhava, who set up eight sanyasi mutts in the town and is one of Karnataka's most important south Indian pilgrimage sites. Udupi is also known as Shivali - or Shiva belli. According to a legend it is said that, Parasurama for reclaiming land from the sea, crowned his devotee Ramabhoja as a ruler. Ramabhoja created a silver peetham with a snake carved on it, installed Parasurama in the linga swaroopam and worshipped him as Ananteswara. The main attraction of this temple is the 'Kanakana kindi'- a small window through which Krishna is believed to have given darshan to his devotee, Kanakadasa, a saint-ministrel. The colorful Paryaya festival at Udupi beckons thousands of devotees from all over the country. The Balakrishna temple at Udupi enshrines an image of Krishna believed to have been made by the divine architect Viswakarma. The main festival of Udupi is Makara Sankranti, which comes in the month of Makara. On this occasion a grand chariot festival is celebrated where people carry images of Krishna, Chandamouleeswara and Ananteshwara in procession. This seven-day festival involves a float festival, and another chariot festival the Brahma Rathotsavam is celebrated on the 7th day, when the Aaraattu is carried out in the Madhva Sarovar tank. Krishna Janmashtami is also celebrated with great splendor here.

Day 08 : Udupi – Chitradurga (325 kms: 7 hrs)
After morning breakfast take a city sightseeing tour visiting Ananteswara temple, the main attraction of this temple is the 'Kanakana kindi'- a small window through which Krishna is believed to have given darshan to his devotee, Kanakadasa, a saint-minstrel. Also visit the Balakrishna temple which enshrines an image of Krishna believed to have been made by the divine architect Viswakarma. After visit drive to Chitradurga, later drive to Sringeri 86 kms from Udupi, on arrival take a sightseeing of the Sringeri temple. Later continue to drive to Chitradurga on arrival transfer to the hotel for overnight stay.

Chitradurga is an administrative district of Karnataka state in southern India. The city of Chitradurga is the district headquarters. Chitradurga gets its name from Chitrakaldurga, an umbrella-shaped lofty hill found there. Tradition dates Chitradurga District to the period of the Ramayana and Mahabharata. The whole district lies in the valley of the Vedavati River, with the Tungabhadra River flowing in the northwest. During the British times it was named Chitaldrug. The district was practically ruled by all the well known dynasties that ruled Karnataka.

Day 09 : Chitradurga – Hospet (120 kms: 3 hrs)
After morning breakfast take sightseeing tour of Chitradurga Kote is only of its kind of fort. As it is built on top of Hill with Stones, Ashoka Siddapura is an important archeological site where emperor Ashoka's edits were found. Nearby is Ramagiri, a hillock that has mythical associations with the epic Ramayana. A temple dedicated to Rameshwara built in 926 CE exists here. Chandravalli is an ancient archeological site where painted pottery and coins from the Shatavahana Empire and prehistoric times were discovered. After visit drive to Hospet on arrival transfer to the hotel for overnight stay.

Day 10 : Hospet - Hampi – Hospet (Excursion: 13 kms ½ hrs)
Early morning trek up to sunrise point on Matanga Hill, which is to the east of Hampi ... It’s beautiful and not to be missed if you ever visit Hampi. Return to the hotel for breakfast later take an excursion to Hampi, Hampi the once beautiful capital city of Vijaynagar Empire was greater than Rome and had palaces; Hampi ruins spread over an area of more than 26 sq. kms, Protected by the tempestuous river Tungabhadra in the north and by rocky granite ridges on the other three sides, visit at some of the interesting ruins remaining Hazara Rama Temples, huge Ganesha & Narasimha images, the elephant stables, the queen's bath, and carvings on the Ramachandra Temple & Lotus Mahal. There are a number of temples in Anegondi, which is a fortified area on the northern side of Hampi Bazaar. A terrain such as this was excellent for a capital city that needed to be vigilant and spend a further day in the heart of the lost empire. Explore Hampi at your own pace. Its monuments- like its centuries- old patience & wisdom- most is savoured bit by bit. Overnight stay hotel.

Day 11 : Hospet – Aihole and Pattadakal - Badami (190 kms: 5 hrs)
After breakfast drive to Badami en-route stopping at Aihole and Pattadakal. Aihole is the cradle of stone temple architecture of the southern Dravidian School. The oldest temple, Lad Khan goes back to the 5th century A.D. There are 70 temples in this group. The Durga temple is noted for its sculptures. The Meguti temple is built of 630 small stone blocks. The Ravanaphadi Cave has some beautiful carvings. Pattadakal, referred to as Petrigal, reached its pinnacle of glory under the Chalukya kings from 7th to 9th centuries. The oldest in this group is the Sanghameswara Temple. The Mallikarjuna Temple has pillars depicting life of Krishna. Virupaksha temple has sculptures and panel scenes from the epics, the Ramayana and Mahabharata. The Papanatha Temple has impressive carvings on pillars and ceiling. After sightseeing continue to drive to Badami on arrival transfer to the hotel for overnight stay at Badami.

Day 12 : Badami
After morning breakfast take a sightseeing tour of Badami, visiting Gateways, Forts, inscriptions, Sculptures that seem to come alive under your eyes…. Badami has to be seen to be believed. Climb a flight of steps to reach the ancient caves - all hewn out o sand stone on the precipice of a hill. Three are four caves here. The first three belong to the Vedic faith and the fourth cave is the only Jain Temple in Badami. The first cave temple - past Shiva's door Keepers - and there he is the eighteen-armed Nataraj striking 81 dance poses. The largest and most ornamental is the third Cave temple dedicated to Vishnu. Here are some splendid carvings of the Hindu Pantheon, Narasimha - the half man and half lion avatar of Vishnu, Hari Hara, the composite god who is half Shiva a half - Vishnu. Return to the hotel for overnight.

Day 13 : Badami – Gokarna (300 kms: 7 hrs)
After morning breakfast check out hotel and drive to Gokarna on arrival transfer to the hotel. Rest of the evening is free for leisure, optionally visit walk through somnolent one-street town consisting almost entirely of wooden houses. Overnight stay hotel.

Day 14 : Gokarna
Morning after breakfast visit The Mahabaleshwara is one of the major temples here, Murdeshwar and Shejjeshwar temples ( near to Karwar), later visit to Kudle beach – a 1 km long stretch of white sand fringed by palm trees – is the nearest – just about 20 minutes' walk from Gokarna. Half an hour further from Kudle is the Om beach, so named because it's shaped like the auspicious ‘Om’ symbol. Gokarna's other beaches- Paradise and Half-Moon- are smaller and lesser known, but equally great for sunbathing and swimming. Later return to the hotel for overnight stay.

Day 15 : Gokarna – Goa (170 kms: 4 hrs)
Morning after breakfast drive to Goa, on arrival transfer to the Hotel, Later the day is free for leisure and beach activities. Overnight stay Goa.

Day 16 : Goa
After morning breakfast, the day free to enjoy the beaches and amenities available at the resort, You can take a sightseeing tour of Old Goa -10 km from Panjim, the basilica of Bom Jesus; the 16th century church dedicated to infant Jesus and enshrining the mortal remains of St. Francis Xavier is one of the most important sight of Goa. The other Churches in the same area are St. Cathedral, with its vaulted interior, Church of our Lady of Rosary and Nunnery of St. Monica. The Aguada Fort built by the Portuguese commands the mouth of the Mondovi River and houses a lighthouse. And in the evening enjoy Cruise over Mondovi River. Overnight stay hotel.

Day 17 : Goa –Drop to Airport
After breakfast, check out from the hotel and transfer to the Goa Airport to board the scheduled flight for hometown.

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