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Karnataka and Goa beaches - 14 days | 13 nights

Highlights of the programme :
  • Mysore palace and totally exuberant
  • Belur Halebid and two major sites in the Hindu art
  • The fabulous

ITINERARY

 

Day 01 Bangalore
Arrival at Bangalore International Airport. And transfer to the hotel. Overnight at hotel.
Day 02 Bangalore
Orientation tour of the city, westernized metropolis and major center of high-tech IT which earned him the nickname Silicon Valley Indian. Bangalore, capital of Karnataka state, was built around a fort built in the 16th century and became one of the seats of the British administration in the 19th century. The city has two beautiful gardens, one on Lal Bagh Botanical Garden and the other Cubbon Park, the green heart of Bangalore. Civil architecture is more elegant with many classical buildings. Walk in the City Market, big market, part, covered, is renowned flower market. Overnight at hotel. 
Day 03 Bangalore - Mysore
Morning drive to the royal city of Mysore, the city of "Sandalwood". Mysore was once one of the most prosperous princely states. The charm of this city lies in its green and especially its impressive palace. Destroyed by fire in 1898, it was rebuilt in Indo-Muslim-inspired style in 1911. In the October festival, it is illuminated with 90,000 lights. It is a beautiful sight. Drive to Chamundi hill to see Chamundeshwari temple erected there 2000 years and dedicated to the goddess of the royal family. Spectacular view of Mysore. On return, stop to admire the monolithic statue of the Nandi bull with impressive dimensions: five feet high and eight wide. Overnight at hotel.
Day 04 Mysore - Somnathpur - Mysore
Morning drive through the countryside to join Somnathpur. Visit the Keshava temple dating from the 12th and 13th century. The last of the three masterpieces of Hoysala style Belur and Halebid after that reach the summit of Indian art, the scuptures are remarkable. This is a real gem. Dedicated to Vishnu, it rises inside an enclosure in the shape of stars with decoration work deserves special attention. Back to Mysore and visit St. Philomena Church in Gothic style. This is one of the largest churches in India. Walk in the city of classy buildings, wide avenues and many gardens. Overnight at hotel.
Day 05 Mysore - Hassan
Departure for Hassan founded in the 11th century including the remarkable architecture of its temples earned him the title of Capital of religious architecture of Karnataka. En route, visit Shravanbelagola an important Jain pilgrimage center and mounted to the sanctuary that houses the colossal statue of Lord Bahubali, 17m high and carved from a single block of stone. Aged over 1000 years, it is considered as the largest monolith statue in the world. Continue to Hassan. Overnight at hotel. 
Day 06 Hassan - Belur - Halebid - Hassan
Belur Halebid and excursion to two major sites in the Hindu art that deserve our attention. Belonging to the Hoysala dynasty, Belur was the first site built on a star-shaped plan. Numerous reliefs recount battle scenes of the era and the profusion of sculptures represent deities, among the senior ranks and animals. Then, drive to Halebid, which was the capital of this dynasty and visit the temple of Hoysaleshwara Shiva and Parvati. A jewel with its magnificent sculptures. Back to Hassan. Overnight at hotel.
Day 07 Hassan - Hospet
Long road through the Deccan to reach Hospet. Crossing many villages and plantations that offer a beautiful dive in the rural and agricultural life of the region and also a nice way to see the local people in their daily activities. Overnight at hotel. 
Day 08 Hospet - Hampi - Hospet
Departure for the lost kingdom of Hampi, the ruins arise mountains. Visit the fabulous archaeological site which was the capital of one of the greatest empires of Vijayanagar, between the 14th and 16th centuries. Hampi, colossally rich, derived its wealth of the spice trade and cotton and his kingdom extended to Kerala and Orissa. It had temples, palaces and works of art scattered throughout the city. The extraordinary strength of this empire was due to his wealth and more qu'avisée policy of its rulers. Today, Hampi is considered a second Angkor. Its ruins stretch over 30 hectares and its remains are sufficiently instructive to describe the glorious past of this city. Back to Hospet. Overnight at hotel.
Day 09 Hospet - Badami
Drive to Badami, a small bustling town known for its three outstanding sites: Badami, Aihole and Pattadakal. In 550, the Chalukya kings established their capital at Badami and dug the rock to honor their gods. This gave birth to cave temples along the cliffs accessible by wide stairs. Aihole is a kind of museum that houses many Hindu and Jain temples are among the oldest in the country. Pattadakal, the cradle of Hindu architecture, this extraordinary group of temples sculptures among the best in India. Dravidian valuable testimony. Overnight at hotel.
Day 10 Badami - Goa
Road to Goa, a former Portuguese trading post that invites relaxation with its beautiful white sand beaches. The atmosphere is quite different, the atmosphere changes and you can stroll through the narrow streets with Mediterranean architecture. Overnight at hotel.
Day 11 Goa

An exhilarating combination of Latin and Indian temperaments helped a great achievement in the tropical sun: colonial houses decorated with tiles, churches, convents, but also colorful temples. The monuments of the Portuguese past are likely to discover. Panjim, Panaji now called, is the capital of Goa. Its lively market, its historic and picturesque neighborhoods are good opportunities for walks and strolls. His famous Calangute, beaches Miramar, Dona Paula and Aguada to name a few, have attracted many hippies in the 1970s Today the coast of Goa attract international tourists looking for a place in the sun to relax. Overnight at hotel.     

Day 12 - 13 Goa

Rest and relaxation days on the beach. Overnight at hotel.

Day 14 Goa - Mumbai

Transfer to Goa airport for the return flight.

SUGGESTED HOTELS

You will find below our selection of hotels for this trip. The choice of the type of accommodation is in your hands. You will be able to specify it in your quote.

Ramada Encore Bangalore Domlur - Bangalore

New hotel location. Courteous and pleasant. Spacious, clean and well equipped. Perfect bathrooms.

Sandesh The Prince - Mysore

Positioned close to the Mysore Palace, elegant and modern hotel comfort without surprises. Comfortable, clean and spacious rooms with all amenities. Attentive staff.

Hoysala Village Resort - Hassan

Quiet, bungalows with porches enclosed in a beautiful exotic garden. Nice pool and spa. Large rooms with all comforts. The friendly staff is noteworthy. Beautifully furnished common areas and small refined details.

Malligi Hotel - Hospet

Hotel in the center of Hospet and enjoyable. Very warm welcome. Bedroom and spacious bathroom. Friendly staff. Pool, spa with Ayurvedic massage and three restaurants.

Krishna Heritage - Badami

Emplacement paisible et idéal pour la visite des sites. Chambres très grandes et propres avec de jolis jardins. Personnel très attentionné. Hôtel récent.

Cidade de Goa - Goa

Beautiful resort in Portuguese architecture in a large tropical park on a private beach. Very well maintained. 10 minutes from Panaji. Pool, fitness center and massages.

Suggested Activities

You will find below our suggestion for activities to do throughout your journey. Do not hesitate to contact an advisor Aryavrit Travels for any specific request.

Ayurveda massage

Ayurveda invites us to stay in harmony with nature, in touch with the elements of nature by practicing yoga and meditation which help us to purify and nourish our body and mind. A massage  on the eye  helps to rebalance the body and its functions. Enjoy your visit to the birthplace of Ayurveda to experience a massage in the purest tradition.

Cooking lessons

You fell for tandoori chicken, Kerala fish curry, samosas, the thali, the dal, biryani? Do not leave without having learned to cook these dishes. We offer courses in vegetarian and non-vegetarian cuisine. At the end of the session, you are invited to examine and taste your own the prepared dishes.

Henna session

Mehndi usually refers to the art of drawing with henna on the skin. It is an ephemeral equivalent of tattooing. In Rajasthan, mehndi is an fplk art and it is common for women to get as sophisticated as those of newlyweds drawings. Attend a session to decorate your hands with henna and why not take the opportunity to keep track of your visit!

Yoga

Immerse yourself in the practice of Yoga and meditation which helps you to know your body and mind. An experienced yoga teacher will teach you the various techniques of "pranayama" (breathing), "asanas" (positions) and 'dhyana' (meditation). A unique opportunity in the purest tradition.

Indian dances

Kathak is a pure narrative and dance, traditional Northern India. Bharata natyam is a form of Indian classical dance from southern India. This is one of the oldest Indian dance. Join us for a dance and mingle the group repeating her graceful gestures. A unique imprint of culture and joy.

Film show

Indians like to say that what unites them is a passion for cricket and love of cinema. India is the largest film industry in the world in terms of production and the number of entries. Attend the screening of a film, it's a unique experience and share a moment of jubilation.

Local family

What could be more authentic than sharing a moment with a local family? An opportunity to understand the Indianess from very close which is worth reading several books on India. A unique opportunity to  learn about the customs of your hosts, with whom you share a traditional meal. A moment of conviviality, memorable exchanges that will only add magic to your stay.

Cricket match

Catch a game of cricket, a sport that is truly thrill the crowds in India. Unknown in France, cricket crystallizes all the passions in the Indian subcontinent, where millions of fans follow live matches of their national team. The best players are idolized as real stars, like Sachin Tendulkar, Kapil Dev considered one of the best cricketers of all time.

Bike ride

We invite you to immerse in unusual: a bike ride on the roads of India, Nepal and Bhutan. Cycling is a way to meet people, a tool to reach out to the population, which allows you to be closer than at the window of an air conditioned car. Let yourself drift along with your meetings, you will appreciate the paths which reserve surprises, all more enjoyable than the other.

Motorcycle ride

Wander through India or Nepal aboard the legendary Royal Enfield. This breakaway motorcycle delight lovers of nature and you will discover the diversity of landscapes.

Horseback ride

Expect a complete change: in the saddle on the beautiful Marwari horses with amazing earrings shaped like a crescent moon, discover the breathtaking surroundings and go out to meet the locals. A walk to discover treasures, off the beaten path.

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