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Karnataka Goa Beach Vacation

TIN17: 11 Days Private Tour of Bangalore - Mysore - Hassan - Hospet - Hampi - Badami - Goa
Tour Type: Private Tour, any parts of the itinerary can be customized
Guide: English-speaking guide, experienced and knowledgeable
Driver: Private driver with a spacious air-conditioned car
Accommodation: 3 to 4-star hotels, also be open to your own choice
Meals: Authentic local cuisines and western-style food for your choice
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Mysore PalaceChamundeshwari Temple, Mysore
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Day 1 Arrival in Bangalore
Welcome to India! Our representative will pick you up at the Bangalore (Bengaluru) Airport and take you to your hotel by a comfortable car. After check-in, you will be free to spend the rest of the day exploring on your own.

Meals: No meals, advice freely available
Accommodation: Royal Orchid Central, Bangalore
Day 2 Bangalore - Mysore
In the morning, our guided tour starts at the Cubbon Park located in the heart of the city. The 300 acres of green and flowers as well as the diamond-shaped aquarium invite you to enjoy their beauty. Then we will visit Lal Bagh, an 18th-century botanical garden built by the emperor of Mysore. Next stop will be the Nandi (Bull) Temple, a Dravidian-style temple renowned for the largest Nandi idol in the world. We will end today at Vidhana Soudha, the seat of the state Legislature and the Secretariat. This Dravidian-style white building was completed in 1956. When the Bangalore tour ends, we will drive to Mysore. On arrival, we will help you check in at your hotel.

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Royal Orchid Metropole, Mysore
Day 3 Mysore
Mysore Palace, Chamundi Hill, Chamundeshwari Temple, Nandi bull. Afternoon visit Srirangaptana, Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple, Gumbaz, Daria Daulat Bagh. (B)
Today, your guided India honeymoon package will start with the Mysore Palace. It is a splendid palace built in 1911 with a golden domed roof. Inside you will see a lot of treasures such as a wooden howdah decorated with gold, various iron decorations, and exquisite murals and sculptures. Then we will drive to the Chamundi Hill to visit Chamundeshwari Temple where you can view the whole city from the hill. On the way back to Mysore, we will stop by Nandi Bull, a statue of a black bull, which is the mount of the Indian god Shiva and also the most faithful believer of Shiva. 

In the afternoon, we will visit Srirangaptana, an island town used to be the fortress capital of this region. We will see Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple, a Dravidian-style Hindu temple dedicated to Ranganatha. It is one of the biggest Hindu temple in use. Then we will visit Gumbaz, an 18th-century Muslim mausoleum located at the center of an extensive garden. Our last stop today is Daria Daulat Bagh, an 18th-cenury summer palace built of teakwood. This Indo-Saracenic architecture will show you ancient weapons and painting of the Tipu's era. 

Meals: Breakfast
Mysore Palace
The interior of Mysore Palace
Chamundeshwari Temple, Mysore
Golden Chamundeshwari Temple
Day 4 Mysore - Belur - Halebid - Hassan
Drive to Hassan, En-route visit Belur & Halebidu including Chennakeshava temple complex. (B)
We will take a private drive to Hassan. En-route you will first be led to visit Belur, once served as the capital of Hoysala Empire (1026–1343). It can be fun to go sightseeing at Chennakeshava temple complex like the Chennakesava Vishnu Temple. The King Vishnuvardhana (1108–1152) ordered the temple built and dedicated to Vishnu in 1117, but it was not finished until 103 years later. Here you will see carved panels, pillars and doorways depicting Indian mythologies. Next we will stop at Halebid to visit the Hoysalesawara Temple that consecrates Shiva lingas in twin stupas. Carvings and sculptures here embody the themes of Hinduism and you can learn a lot about South India in the 12th century. We will also see Kedareshwara Temple. Then we will continue our drive to Hassan. After check-in, you will have the rest of the time free to explore the city on your own.

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Hoysala Village Resort, Hassan
Kedareshwara Temple, Halebid
Kedareshwara Temple, Halebid
Day 5 Hassan - Chitradurga - Hospet
Drive to Hospet & check in at your hotel. En-route visit Chitradurga Fort. (B)
After breakfast, we will drive to Hospet by our comfortable vehicle. On the way, your driver will lead you to visit Chitradurga Fort, a well-maintained 17th-century fort taking you back to the old times of Hyder Ali and Tipu Sultan. Later we will continue to Hospet. Upon arrival, we will help you to check into your hotel. Then you will be free to spend the rest of the time by yourself.

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Royal Orchid Central Kireeti, Hospet
Day 6 Hospet - Hampi - Hospet
Excursion to Hampi ruins, Virupaksha temple, Vittala temple, Hazara Rama temple complex, the Queen's Bath, Ramachandra temple and Lotus Mahal. (B)
Today, your guided honeymoon package from Bangalore takes you to spend a full day exploring the Hampi Ruins, which were listed as UNESCO World Heritage Sites in 1986. Hampi was the capital of the Vijayanagar Empire (1336-1646) and contains more than 40 temples. Our first stop is the Virupaksha Temple which is the oldest shrine of Hinduism and consists of many small temples. Then we visit the Vittala Temple containing the most sophisticated buildings in Hampi and a Garuda shrine inside was built as a stone chariot. It has 56 carved pillars that can make musical sounds when hit. Next we head to the Hazara Rama Temple where carvings on the outer walls depict the Hindu Mahanavami Celebration and the Spring Holi Festival. From there we go to see the Elephant Stables, the Queen's Bath, and the Ramachandra Temple. The last stop is Lotus Mahal which combines Islamic and Indian architectural styles. 

Meals: Breakfast
Vittala Temple, Hampi
The stone chariot shaped Vittala Temple, Hampi
Day 7 Hospet - Aihole - Patadakkal - Badami
Drive to Badami, En-route visit Aihole including Kontigudi and Galaganatha group of temples, Pattadakal. (B)
Today, your India honeymoon package will come to Badami. En-route we will stop for a guided visit to Aihole, an ancient walled city full of Buddhist, Hindu and Jain monuments of the Middle Age. Among the 125 stone and cave temples, the Kontigudi and the Galaganatha group of temples are the most famous. There are also popular attractions like 5th-century Lad Khan temple, the rock cut temple Ravana Phadi and the Jyothirlinga Group. Next we will stop at a UNESCO World Heritage site - Pattadakal to visit the exquisitely carved Hindu and Jain temples like the largest Virupaksha Temple, Sangameshwara Temple, Chandrashekhara temple and so on. After these guided visits, we will continue our drive to Badami. Stopovers are on your request. On arrival, we will help you check in at your hotel. 

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Badami Court, Badami
Day 8 Badami - Goa
Drive to Goa & check in at hotel. The rest of the day is at leisure. (B)
After breakfast, we will drive to Goa, which was ruled by Portugal for about 450 years. It is famous for its European-style buildings and beautiful beaches. After arrival, you will be free to spend the rest of the day on the beach and enjoy the elegant seascape.

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Radisson Candolim, Goa
Day 9 Goa
Morning visit North Goa, Basilica of Bom Jesus, Se Cathedral, Panjim city, Altinho and Dona Paula view point. The rest of the day is at leisure. (B)
Your honeymoon package in India comes to Goa today. After breakfast, we will visit North Goa. First, you will be guided through the Basilica of Bom Jesus, a red-brick cathedral with typical baroque architectural features, which holds the mortal remains of a great missionary, St. Francis Xavier (1506 – 1552). Then we go to Se Cathedral, the largest church in Goa, which contains five renowned bells whose musical sounds were depicted in a Portuguese poem. You will be impressed with their elegant appearances and sacred religious atmosphere. We will also visit the capital city Panjim with the scenic Mandovi River estuary, Altinho Hill and Dona Paula view point. Then you can spend the rest of the day at your leisure. 

Meals: Breakfast
Day 10 Goa
Today is free for your own arrangements. (B)
After the breakfast at your hotel, you can enjoy the full day at leisure. The day can be spent on a local day tour. Getting relaxed at the picturesque Calangute or partaking in the exciting beach activities are also recommended. You will stay overnight in the hotel we booked for you. 

Meals: Breakfast
A beach in Goa
Enjoy a leisurely time on the beach
Day 11 Departure from Goa
Transfer to Goa airport & see you off. A nice journey home! (B)
This is the last day of your honeymoon package in India. After breakfast, we will take you to the Goa Airport for your homeward flight. We wish you a nice journey!

Meals: Breakfast
B-- Breakfast L-- Lunch D-- Dinner
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  • Prices are per person in US Dollars based on double occupancy.
  • The prices in red reflect 12% discount.
  • Any part of the itinerary e.g. tour length, activities & hotels can be tailored to your individual interests.
Price Includes
  • Accommodation with daily breakfast
  • Services of a private driver and air-conditioned vehicles
  • Service of English speaking guides for the city tours mentioned (No guide in Chitradurga)
  • Entrance fees for all mentioned sights visited
  • 2 bottles drinking water per person per day & wet tissues in vehicle
  • All presently applicable taxes
Price Excludes
  • Any flights & Airport taxes
  • Meals other than those mentioned in the itinerary
  • Personal expenses (such as laundry, telephone, drinks, etc.)
  • Tips for guides and drivers
  • Personal travel insurance
  • Visa fees & camera fees
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