India is the land of diversity which offers some of the great landscape in the world along with some of the natural wonders along with one of the world’s best histories of ancient and medieval time. Being one of the oldest civilizations, India holds a variety of places where you can visit and explore the aspects of India’s rich culture and heritage which attracts people from all over the world. One such aspect in this beautiful country is the Indian state of Karnataka.
A perfect gateway for nature and adventure travelers with the perfect mixture of ink blue skies and white clouds, green lands and serene hill stations, peaceful beaches and ancient temples, rich culture and heritage, tasteful cuisines and colorful festivals, silk and sandalwood, etc. Karnataka’s alluring nature and beautiful landscape attracts travelers from all over the globe. Every part of this state holds a unique view of ancient heritage and its beautiful culture.
Karnataka, being the 6th largest state in the Country and 4th popular tourist destination in India offers a lot of beautiful experiences which will make you fall in love with this beautiful state. Custom Tours India is here to arrange a perfect customized tour of Karnataka where you will be taken to explore the beauty of this wonderful and colorful state. Being the house of some of the historical monuments of India and some of the best gateways to spend your summer vacations in India, Karnataka charms every traveler with one of the best Cultural Heritage tours of India.
Here is one of the best travel itineraries of Karnataka that covers Bangalore, Mysore, Chikmagalur and Hampi which you can consider on your upcoming tour of India. Along with this, if you wish to explore other parts of Karnataka or any other state with this travel plan, please feel free to let us know.
As per your flight arrival timing, our representative will meet you at the Airport and will escort you to your assigned air-conditioned vehicle and chauffer. Later, a short travel plan will be discussed with you about your Tour of Karnataka. On reaching your hotel, our representative will help you with check-in.
Rest of the evening is free for leisure. You may rest in your hotel as you might be flying from a far distance.
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This morning, have your leisurely breakfast and then you will be taken to visit all the famous tourist sightseeing places of this beautiful garden city of India.
Later, you will be taken for a short drive passing through another famous building of this city – Vidhana Soudha that is the house of State Legislature and the Secretariat of Karnataka. The building is one of the largest government buildings in the country which was built in 1951 and popularly known as “Taj Mahal of South India”
Rest of the evening is free for leisure. You may choose to go out for dinner as Bangalore has one of the best nightlife in the county.
This morning, have your leisurely breakfast and then check-out from your hotel to drive towards your next city – Mysore which is also known as “Cultural capital of Karnataka”.
Mysore was the capital of the Wodeyar Kings who ruled over the Mysore Kingdom for many centuries. The Wodeyars were great lovers of art and music and have contributed to make Mysore a cultural centre of Karnataka and India.
Upon reaching, check-in at your lovely hotel booked by Custom Tours India and relax for a while. Later, we will proceed for a short sightseeing tour of the city visiting one of the historical monuments of India and a beautiful garden.
Rest of the evening is free at leisure. You may choose to go out to explore the local market as Mysore is the best city to witness the cultural heritage of this Indian state. You can go through their local handicrafts, folk music, cuisines and dance forms.
This morning, have your leisurely breakfast at the hotel and then check-out to proceed towards your next destination that is – Chikmagalur “The coffee land of Karnataka”. En-route we will take a short break at another beautiful and ancient site that is – Halebidu
Halebidu – Halebidu is a small city which is well-decorated with beautiful group of temples, shrines and sculptures which provides a perfect glimpse about the culture and heritage of one of the oldest dynasties on Indian ground that is – Hoysala Dynasty. The city is known as “Gem of Indian Architecture” where you go back to the past with its historical monuments and their magnificent architecture.
Later, after visiting these famous ancient sights of Halebidu we will proceed towards our next stop which is again one of the best ancient sites and known as the twin of Halebidu – Belur “Gem of Indian Architecture”.
Belur – Belur is a small town situated on the banks of River Yagachiwhich is well-known for some of the world’s most exquisite temples showcasing the unique architecture and art work of young builders of the ancient times. Belur was the capital of Hoysala empire and is decorated with rich culture and heritage of the past.
Later, we will proceed to your final destination of today , Chikmagalur. Upon arrival, check-in at the hotel and then the rest of the day is free for leisure.
This day, have your leisurely breakfast and then we will proceed for a full day sightseeing tour of Chikmagalur Visiting all the major tourist places of this beautiful hill station.
Chikmagalur, is a perfect hill-station situated at the foothills of the western ghats of Karnataka which is well-known as the “Coffee land of Karnataka”. Chikmagalur, is one of the best hill stations in India to spend your leisure and family time with the beautiful landscape and scenic views of the surroundings. This hill-station is paradise for nature and adventure lovers as we have many trekking trails, coffee plantation, rivers, waterfalls, temples and wildlife. One will have a perfect stay with picturesque landscape and lush green hills.
Rest of the evening is free at leisure. You may choose to relax at your hotel or go for a short walk close to your hotel.
This morning. Have your early breakfast and then check-out from your hotel. Today, we will drive to the next destination of this tour that is Hampi – “The lost city of South India”.
Hampi is a small city located in Bellary district of Karnataka which is well-known all around the world for its ancient Hindu temples, glorious history, ruined historical monuments and their unique architecture. Hampi has served itself as the capital city of the last great Hindu empire of Vijayanagar which flourished here from the 14th century and used to be second-largest medieval-era city in the entire world. The temples are a fine example of Indian art skills and architecture.
Upon arrival, check-in at your hotel and then we will proceed for a half-day sightseeing tour of this ancient city visiting some of the popular tourist spots of the city.
Later, in the evening return back to your hotel and enjoy your lovely stay at one of the hotels booked by Custom Tours India.
This morning, you will be taken for a full day excursion tour of the nearby places which also adds charm to Karnataka’s rich culture and heritage. You will be taken to visit the below sites:
Before we visit the above three sites, we will take a short break at one of the oldest temples of South India – Banashankari Temple.
Later, we will proceed our journey towards the next destinationBadami – “Capital city of Chalukyas” and will cover all the major sightseeing places mentioned below:
Later, we will proceed to our next destination that is Pattadakal – “The land of complex carved temples”. Here, you will be taken to visit two main attractions of this place.
Later, we will proceed towards our last destination of the day, which is Aihole–“Cradle of Indian Architecture”. Here, we will be covering below mentioned tourist spots.
Later, in the evening we will proceed back to Hampi for overnight stay. Rest of the evening is free for leisure.
This morning, enjoy your leisurely breakfast and then check-out from the hotel as per your flight timings. The drive from Hampi to Bangalore will take your through some of the rural areas where you can catch the glimpse of Karnataka’s local village life and their culture. You will be crossing some of the ancient historic sites where your driver will take a short break if you wish to explore the places.
This 4.5-hour drive will bring you to the last destination that is Bangalore International Airport from where you can catch the flight to your hometown. Also, if you wish to cover any other part of India, then please feel free to tell us so that we can make your tour of India worth remembering.
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