Karnatka emerge through the mists of antiquity. The
historian is thrilled by the array of dynasties that marched
their armies to battle and ruled over this land. It is here
the skilled artists have treated stone like ivory and
executed filigree work of great finesse
Karnatka Extending over 192000 sq. Km on the Western half of
the Deccan Plateau bounded by Andhra Pradesh in the east,
Maharashtra in the north and Tamil Nadu/Kerala on the south.
It was to Sravanbelgola, Karnatka, in the 3rd century BC
that Chandragupta Maurya, India's first great emperor,
retreated after he had renounced worldly ways and embraced
Jainism. Many centuries later, the mighty 17 meter high
statue of Gomateshvaras, which celebrated its 1000th
anniversary in 1981, was erected at Sravanbelgola. Fifteen
hundred years ago at Badami in the north of the state, the
Chalukyan built some of the earliest Hindu temples in India.
All later south India temple architecture stems from the
Chalukyan designs at Badami. Hampi is one of the most
beautiful, extensive and fascinating of India's ruined
The temples at Belur & Halebid are the masterpiece of most
artistically exuberant periods of Hindu culture development.
The city Palace of Mysore, the Brindavan Gardens, well laid
out garden city of Bangalore, the wildlife sanctuaries at
Nagerhole and Bandipur and rich spices and coffee plantation
areas are many other attractions.
ROYAL KARNATAKA TOUR
Royal Karnataka Tour :: Day 1
Morning: Around Midnight arrival in Mumbai. The cosmopolitan
City and capital of Maharashtra is the main gateway for
travelers to South and west India. There you'll find an
Virtual Tours representative and transferred to your Hotel.
Afternoon: tour of the city
Royal Karnataka Tour :: Day 2
Morning: Excursion by boat to the Elephanta Caves
Afternoon :Fly to Hyderabad
Royal Karnataka Tour :: Day 3
Morning: tour of Hyderabad
late Evening: Fly to Chennai.
Royal Karnataka Tour :: Day 4
Morning: After breakfast we drive to Mahabalipuram. Upon
arrival in Mahabalipuram we check into our Hotel. Afternoon
city tour of Mahabalipuram, once the principal port of the
Pallavas who ruled between the 06th and 09th Centuries AD.
Afternoon: Free to swim
Royal Karnataka Tour :: Day 5
Morning: tour of Madras city
Afternoon: Fly to Trichy
Royal Karnataka Tour :: Day 6
Morning: Today we drive to Trichy (Tiruchirappali). Trichy
is the heart of Tamilnadu, laying in the delta of kaveri
river. On the way to Trichy we visit chidambaram.
Chidambaram is regarded as holy town of great importance
among Hindus. We visit here the famous Natraja Temple which
is dedicated to the dancing Lord Shiva, a favourite deity of
the chola kings.
Afternoon: Excursion to Thanjavur (Tanjore)
Royal Karnataka Tour :: Day 7
Morning: Madurai, situated on the bank of river Vaigai is
also referred to as the Athens of the East. Madurai has the
most outstanding examples of Vijayanagar temple architecture
in the Minakshi Temple. After the visit of Minakshi Temple
we visit Tirumalai Nayaka Palace which was built in the 1636
in the Indo-Mughal style.
Afternoon : tour of city and temple
Evening: see sound -and -light show and late night temple
Royal Karnataka Tour :: Day 8
Morning: free to explore on your own
Early Afternoon : Morning flight to Bangalore. Arrival in
bangapore & transfer to Hotel. Afternoon drive through the
garden city with its numerous avenues of Jacaranda, gulmohar
and cassia. Visit the Bull temple, and Tipu`s Summer palace.
Drive past numerous parks, the Vidhan Sauda and downtown
commercial centre. Overnight in the Hotel.
Evening: tour of city
Royal Karnataka Tour :: Day 9
Morning: After Having our breakfast, drive to Mysore via
Srirangapatnam. Visit fort, Tipu Sultan`s palace and the
Gombaz. Arrival in Mysore by Lunch. Evening at Leisure to
visit the beautiful Brindavan gardens. Overnight Mysore.
Night: visit Brindavan Gardens
Royal Karnataka Tour :: Day 10
Early Morning (in season): Arrive Hassan by lunch. Post
lunch visit to Sravanabelagola to see the statue of
Gomatesvara, 17m tall erected in 1980 AD. Check into hotel.
Post lunch tour of the fomaus Hoysala temples of Halebid and
the Chennakesava temples of belur. Overnight
Hassan. Overnight in Hotel.
Karnataka Tour :: Day 11
Morning : Visit Belur and Halebid
Afternoon: Drive to Bangalore
Royal Karnataka Tour :: Day 12
Morning: After having the breakfast, transfer to airport to
board morning flight to Goa. Check in the beach resort. Rest
day at leisure. Rest and leisure in Goa resort or Hotel.
Afternoon: Free to swim of sun -bathe
Royal Karnataka Tour :: Day 13
Morning: tour of Panaji Old goa and Ponda
Royal Karnataka Tour :: Day 14
Morning: Fly to Mumbai
• Touristic Places in Karnataka
Bangalore * Nrityagram * Mysore * Hassan * Sravanbelgola *
Hampi * Badami * Bijapur * Shimoga * Gulbarga * Jog Falls *
Mangalore * Mercara * Nagerhole * Bandipur