Golden Triangle (South India) – 7 nights / 8 days
Bangalore – Mysore – Hassan – Belur – Halebid – Hassan – Hampi – Bangalore – Delhi / Mumbai
- Experience the metropolitan life of Bangalore.
- Visit the world heritage sites of Belur, Halebid and Hampi
- Walk through the street market lined up with flowers and vegetable vendors in Mysore.
Day 01 Bangalore arrival
Arrive Bangalore. Meet and assistance on arrival and transfer to the hotel. Later proceed for a half day sightseeing of Bangalore – the Garden city of India. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 02 Bangalore – Mysore
Morning drive to Mysore enroute visiting Srirangapatnam- the island fortress of the legendary warrior king Tipu Sultan. Inside the fortress-Tipu’s mosque with its twin minarets, Ranganatha Swamy Temple, Tipu’s Summer Palace. Arrive Mysore. Check in at the hotel. Visit Mysore Palace. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 03 Mysore – Hassan
Morning visit Chamundi Hills. Later drive to Hassan via Shravanbelagola. On arrival check in at the hotel. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 04 Hassan – Belur – Halebid – Hassan
Full day excursion to Belur & Halebid to visit the marvelous Hoysala Temple. Evening back to Hassan. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 05 Hassan – Hospet
Morning drive to Hospet. Arrive Hospet by late afternoon. Check in at the hotel. Rest of day free to relax. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 06 Hospet – Hampi – Hospet and overnight train to Bangalore
Visit Hampi (15 kms) – A world heritage site. Kings palace, Queens bath, Lotus Mahal and Vithala temple with magnificent stone chariot standing in its courtyard. Evening transfer to Hospet railway station to board overnight train to Bangalore.
Day 07 Bangalore arrival
Arrive Bangalore in the morning. Transfer to hotel. Day free to relax/ shopping. Overnight: Hotel.
Day 08 Bangalore departure
Early morning transfer to the airport to board flight to onward journey
Best season October – March
Golden Triangle (South India)
Karnataka marks a transition between Northern India and the deep South. A cluster of unmissible sites lie in the town of Hassan, villages of Belur and Halebid where superbly crafted temples survive intact.
Capital of the Southern state of Karnataka, Bangalore today is Asia’s fastest growing cosmopolitan city. Blessed with a salubrious climate, gardens & parks, natural lakes, architectural landmarks, shopping malls, the best restaurants and pubs in this part of the globe, business opportunities, Bangalore is the ideal gateway to India and beyond.
140 kms from Bangalore lies the abode of untold grandeur and glory. Mysore, the capital city of the Wodeyars has always enchanted its admirers with its quaint charm, rich heritage, magnificent palaces, beautifully laid-out gardens, imposing buildings, broad shady avenues and sacred temples. There’s an old world charm about the city that reaches out and leaves no one untouched. Major attractions are Mysore Palace, Chamundi Hills and Brindavan Garden.
Belur in Hassan district (222 kms from Bangalore and 38 kms from Hassan) is famous for its magnificent Hoysala Temple Complex. The Chennakeshava temple here was completed in 1116 by Hoysala Vishnuvardhana to commemorate his victory over the Chola. It took 103 years to complete.
Halebid is 27 kms north-west of Hassan and 17 kms east of Belur. The temples of Halebid – like those of Belur – bear mute testimony to the rich, cultural heritage of Karnataka.
A visit to Hampi is a sojourn into the past. Set amidst an awesome boulder-strewn landscape along the banks of the Tungabhadra river, 12 km away from the sleepy town of Hospet in Bellary district, Hampi was the magnificent capital of the mighty Vijayanagar kingdom.