Karnataka and Goa beaches

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Duration: 14 days | 13 nights

Location: Bangalore - Mysore - Hassan - Belur - Halebid - Hospet - Hampi - Badami - Goa - Mumbai

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

Arrival at Bangalore International Airport. And transfer to the hotel. Overnight at hotel.

Orientation tour of the city, westernized metropolis and major center of high-tech IT which earned him the nickname Silicon Valley IndianBangalore, 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 centuryThe 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 buildingsWalk in the City Market, big market, part, covered, is renowned flower marketOvernight at hotel.

Morning drive to the royal city of Mysore, the city of Sandalwood”. Mysore was once one of the most prosperous princely statesThe 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 familySpectacular view of Mysore. On return, stop to admire the monolithic statue of the Nandi bull with impressive dimensionsfive feet high and eight wide. Overnight at hotel.

Morning drive through the countryside to join SomnathpurVisit the Keshava temple dating from the 12th and 13th centuryThe 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 attentionBack 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 gardensOvernight at hotel.

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 Bahubali17m high and carved from a single block of stone. Aged over 1000 years, it is considered as the largest monolith statue in the worldContinue to HassanOvernight at hotel.

Belur Halebid and excursion to two major sites in the Hindu art that deserve our attention. Belonging to the Hoysala dynastyBelur was the first site built on a star-shaped planNumerous reliefs recount battle scenes of the era and the profusion of sculptures represent deities, among the senior ranks and animals. Then, drive to Halebidwhich was the capital of this dynasty and visit the temple of Hoysaleshwara Shiva and ParvatiA jewel with its magnificent sculptures. Back to HassanOvernight at hotel.

Long road through the Deccan to reach HospetCrossing 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.

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 Vijayanagarbetween the 14th and 16th centuries. Hampi, colossally richderived 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 HospetOvernight at hotel.

Drive to Badami, a small bustling town known for its three outstanding sites: BadamiAihole and PattadakalIn 550the 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 testimonyOvernight at hotel.

Road to Goa, a former Portuguese trading post that invites relaxation with its beautiful white sand beachesThe atmosphere is quite different, the atmosphere changes and you can stroll through the narrow streets with Mediterranean architectureOvernight at hotel.

An exhilarating combination of Latin and Indian temperaments helped a great achievement in the tropical suncolonial houses decorated with tileschurches, convents, but also colorful templesThe monuments of the Portuguese past are likely to discover. Panjim, Panaji now called, is the capital of Goa. Its lively marketits historic and picturesque neighborhoods are good opportunities for walks and strolls. His famous Calangute, beaches Miramar, Dona Paula and Aguada to name a fewhave 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.

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

Transfer to Goa airport for the return flight.


You will find below our selection of hotels for this trip. Hotels indicative subject to availability. The choice of the class of accommodation to you. You will be able to specify it in your quote.


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.

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.

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.


Take a step back to admire the pink city Jaipur, it is possible. Climb aboard the platform of your balloon and fly over the capital of Rajasthan and the impressive Amber Fort which is necessary not far from it. In the early morning light, the emotions are at their peak by the glipse by the history of vastness and beauty which has exisred here for last many centuries.

Polo match

Polo on horseback or elephant, a unique show in Jaipur, Jodhpur or Delhi. Sport in vogue in India, polo on horseback is still today one of the spearheads of the sport in the Indian aristocracy. Polo on elephant back, meanwhile, is not a sport as such. Nevertheless, it attracts large crowds because of the originality of a rapid game with elephants struggling to move on the ground. Very entertaining!

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.

Vintage car

Experience the charm side with a vintage ride in Rajasthan. These old cars of the maharajahs take you as a prince through the main streets of the cities. A timeless adventure not to be missed.

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.

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.


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.

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!

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.

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.