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Discover one of the most vibrant states in southern India on this private tour. From the ‘garden city’ of Bangalore, explore centuries old ruins in boulder-strewn Hampi and ancient temples in Belur and Halebid. Witness the elegant Mysore Palace and then meet Asian elephants and other wildlife in Nagarhole. End your tour in the pristine beaches of Neelweshwar, soaking in the refreshing under swaying coconut palms.

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Itinerary Summary

DayPlaceHighlightsHotel Options
1 - 2BangaloreThe Bull Temple, Bangalore Palace, Vishwesharaiya MuseumThe Gateway Hotel Residency Road Bangalore, Taj West End
2 - 5HampiTwo-Storied Lotus Mahal, Elephant Stables, Vitthal Temple, Stone ChariotHeritage Resort Hampi, Evolve Back Kamalapura Palace Hampi
5 - 7ChikmagalurCoffee Plantations, Nature Walks, Landscape, HillsThe Gateway Hotel Chikmagalur, Primrose Villas
7 - 9MysoreMaharajahas Palace, Chamundi Hills, Vrindavan gardens, Ranganathittu Bird SanctuaryRadisson Blu Plaza Hotel Mysore, Royal Orchid Metropole
9 - 11NagarholeJungle Safaris, Elephants, Bisons, Relaxation, Village VisitsKaav Safari Lodge, Evolve Back Kuruba Safari Lodge
11 - 14Neeleshwar KasaragodTrekking, Bird-Watching, Tranquil BackwatersKhanhan Beach Resort, Neeleshwar Hermitage
14 - 14BangaloreThe Bull Temple, Bangalore Palace, Vishwesharaiya Museum

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Itinerary Details

Day 1 - 2

International Arrival

Transfer from Bangalore Airport to Hotel

Bangalore

1 Night

Bengaluru, India’s answer to Silicon Valley, was ranked third in 2012 amongst the list of world’s top ten cities to visit by Lonely Planet! Formerly a ‘pensioners paradise’, the bustling city sits high above sea-level, and is blessed with pleasant weather all year round.

Hotel Options
RoomStandard Room
MealsBreakfast
StyleInternational
Taj West End – Opt 2
RoomLuxury Grand
MealsBreakfast
StyleResort
Day 2 - 5

Transfer to the airport

Flight from Bangalore to Hubli

Drive from Hubli to Hampi (165 km, 3.5 hrs)

Hampi

3 Nights

Hampi is so mystical with its boulder-strewn landscapes that you might feel like you’ve landed on the moon!

Included Activities

Highlights of Hampi
Prepared to be bowled over by the mesmeric boulders of Hampi! Navigate through giant rock formations to witness stellar examples of Dravidian architecture. Constructed by the last great Hindu dynasty, some of these architectural marvels date back to the 14th century and are scattered amid the craggy hills and plains. From the historic King’s Balance to the stunning Queen’s Bath, the grand Lotus Mahal (palace) to the colossal Elephant Stables, there is much to discover. Envision the former glory of the musical pillars of Vitthal Temple, standing tall in the heart of an erstwhile bazaar and see the awe-inspiring Stone Chariot. Virupaksha Temple, the principal place of worship, is close at hand. Venture past lush paddy fields and lethargic water buffaloes to see the curious monolith of Ugra Narasimha with its bulging eyes and ample mane. (Full Day, Private Activity & Transfer; Fitness Level: Easy)

Hotel Options
RoomDeluxe Villa
MealsBreakfast, Lunch, Dinner
StyleBoutique
RoomNivasa
MealsBreakfast
StyleResort
Day 5 - 7

Drive from Hampi to Chikmaglur (300 km, 9 hrs)

Chikmagalur

2 Nights

Chikmagalur is a captivating natural canvas nestled in the Baba Budan Hills within the Western Ghats, best known as the life-giving spine of India.

Included Activities

Highlights of Chikmagalur
Cast your cares aside at beautiful Chikmagalur! Enjoy invigorating strolls and treks through rugged mountain trails, verdant coffee plantations and past rolling hills, as the rest of the world fades away in the distance. Guided by experts, let your nature walks also be an inspiring insight into local life, as this sleepy town’s economy exists on its natural wealth. Discover information about various species of indigenous trees and wildlife and spend your time looking for exotic birds and large butterflies as they flitter through tree tops. If you are lucky, the night skies may even be lit up by fireflies!

Excursion to Belur and Halebid
Visit Belur and Halebid, famous for their beautifully carved, ancient temples dating back to the 12th and 13th centuries.

Day Trip to Shravanabelagola
An interesting excursion takes you to Shravanabelagola, a Temple City and important Jain pilgrim center lying between Indragiri and Chandragiri hills. ‘Bel’, meaning white and ‘kola’, pond, are an allusion to the beautiful pond in the towns midst. Marvel at Indragiri’s 1000 year old statue of Bhagavan Gomateshwara Bahubali. Standing at 57ft, it is considered the world’s largest monolithic stone statue. Shravanabelagola has over 500 inscriptions and sculptures that highlight history back to the Indus Valley Civilization.

Hotel Options
RoomStandard Garden View
MealsBreakfast
StyleLodge
Primrose Villas – Opt 2
RoomPrimrose Villa
MealsBreakfast
StyleResort
Day 7 - 9

Drive from Chikmaglur to Mysore via Shravanbelagola, Belur and Halebid (220 km, 4.5 hrs)

Mysore

2 Nights

Mysore provides you with an opportunity to step back in time into a world of regal opulence, and is often described as the City of Palaces.

Included Activities

Highlights of Mysore
Return to the regal era at Mysore! Visit the Maharajah’s Palace which artistically blends Indo-Saracenic style with foreign elements such as Scottish steel and Victorian-Edwardian era furniture. Every Sunday, visitors gather to to see the palace brightly lit up. Drive up to the Chamundi Hills to be blessed alongside hundreds of jubilant pilgrims at the Chamundeshwari Temple. On your way back, visit Sri Nandi Temple to be blessed by Hindu God Lord Shiva’s faithful gatekeeper Nandi, the decorated bull. Guide your steps towards the Famous Jagmohan Palace where exquisite artwork awaits you at the Raja Ravi Verma Gallery. Tour the scenic Brindavan Gardens which is built alongside a dam on the Kaveri River. There is also opportunity to meet master weavers at a silk factory close at hand. (Full Day, Private Activity & Transfer; Fitness Level: Easy; Mysore Palace is only light up at night on Sundays; Please bring socks as footwear is not permitted inside temples)

Hotel Options
RoomSuperior Room
MealsBreakfast
StyleInternational
RoomRoyal Room
MealsBreakfast
StyleInternational
Day 9 - 11

Drive from Mysore to Nagarhole (90 km, 2.5 hrs)

Nagarhole

2 Nights

Nagahole National Park calls you into the wild! A haven for nature lovers, the park starts within the foothills of the Western Ghats, and heads into low undulating hills through to stretches of wild grass.

Included Activities

Shared Canter safari in Nagarhole
Go on the trail of the tiger! Nagarhole National Park is a sprawling never-never land that is positively teeming with wildlife! Almost 300 species of birds, gaur, Indian bison, spotted deer, sambar, langur, fierce wild dogs, and a variety of big cats call Nagarhole home, which you can have fun spotting during your wildlife safari. You might see several hordes of grand Asiatic elephants ambling around. The crowning glory of Nagarhole? Its population of majestic and mysterious tigers! If you are lucky, with the help of your expert naturalist, you might witness one of these delightful creatures in their natural habitat during your morning and afternoon safaris. Kindly note that these safaris are arranged using a canter.( Shared Activity)

Shared Jeep safari in Nagarhole
Go on the trail of the tiger! Nagarhole National Park is a sprawling never-never land that is positively teeming with wildlife! Almost 300 species of birds, gaur, Indian bison, spotted deer, sambar, langur, fierce wild dogs, and a variety of big cats call Nagarhole home, which you can have fun spotting during your wildlife safari. You might see several hordes of grand Asiatic elephants ambling around. The crowning glory of Nagarhole? Its population of majestic and mysterious tigers! If you are lucky, with the help of your expert naturalist, you might witness one of these delightful creatures in their natural habitat during your morning and afternoon safaris. Kindly note that these safaris are arranged using a canter.

Hotel Options
RoomSuperior Room
MealsFull Board and Safari
StyleLodge
RoomPool Hut
MealsFull Board and Activities
StyleLodge
Day 11 - 14

Drive from Nagarhole to Neeleshwar (200 km, 5.5 hrs)

Neeleshwar Kasaragod

3 Nights

Neeleshwar: Refreshingly different! Behind luxuriant coconut groves and paddy fields lies another Kerala, where a variety of festivals and rituals that bring the human world into harmony with itself and the Divine exist.

Hotel Options
RoomHome Type 1
MealsBreakfast
StyleBeach Resort
RoomDeluxe Garden View Cottage
MealsBreakfast
StyleBeach Resort
Day 14 - 14

Drive from Neeleshwar to Mangalore (100 km, 3 hrs)

Flight from Mangalore to Bangalore

Bangalore

0 Nights

Bengaluru, India’s answer to Silicon Valley, was ranked third in 2012 amongst the list of world’s top ten cities to visit by Lonely Planet! Formerly a ‘pensioners paradise’, the bustling city sits high above sea-level, and is blessed with pleasant weather all year round.

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 Price & Inclusions

  • Option 1 From $ 4,590 /person
  • Option 2 From $ 7,490 /person

Prices are in USD and exclude international flights. This trip price is based on low season rates for accommodation and other applicable services, and may change depending on availability, currency fluctuations and number of people traveling together. For high season prices, please contact us with your exact travel dates and preferences.

Price Includes

  • Accommodation in one double room for 14 days / 13 nights.
  • Meals as indicated
  • Economy flights for all sectors :
    • Bangalore – Hubli
    • Mangalore – Bangalore
  • All activities as listed :
    • Hampi: Highlights of Hampi
    • Chikmagalur: Highlights of Chikmagalur
    • Chikmagalur: Excursion to Belur and Halebid
    • Chikmagalur: Day Trip to Shravanabelagola
    • Mysore: Highlights of Mysore
    • Nagarhole: Shared Canter safari in Nagarhole
    • Nagarhole: Shared Jeep safari in Nagarhole
  • Your Trip Coordinator: a 24/7 point of contact, supporting you during your trip
  • On request: A printed set of your travel documents by post
  • Fees and taxes
  • All activities specified in the itinerary, including entrance fees, accompanied by your tour guide
  • A high-quality air conditioned vehicle with chauffeur for the activities specified in the itinerary
  • All airport and hotel transfers as indicated above

Not Included

  • Camera fees
  • Tips, additional meals and personal expenses
  • Visa fees
  • Travel, health and cancellation insurance
  • International airfare (from your home country to your destination and return)
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