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Architecture of South India & Wellness Retreat

Package price per person sharing twin

Product Code : AGORA346

The private tour will begin in Bangalore a bustling city and hub of information technology. Visit the fort, palaces & garden within the city and then drive to Hampi. Explore ancient village Hampi dotted with numerous ruined temple complexes from the Vijayanagara Empire. And then proceed to visit the exquisite temples at Belur & Halebedu once the capital of the Hoysala Empire. Further drive to check in at a luxury beach resort offering ayurvedic tratment facilities for next 5 nights. Before flying to your home stay in Mysore an imperial city dotted with many palaces and temples.

Day 1: Arrive Bangalore

On arrival at Mumbai airport meet with our office executive assistance and transfer to hotel (hotels check in time 1200hr afternoon, early check in subject to rooms availability). Rest time free for personal activities relax. Overnight at hotel. 

 

Day 2: Bangalore

Breakfast at hotel, city tour of Bangalore. Visit to Lal Bagh Garden a botanical garden houses over 1000 species of flora which include rare and enchanting collection of tropical plants, trees and herbs. The Bangalore Fort built by Kempe Gowda and expanded by Tippu Sultan. Within its walls is the well preserved 16th century Ganapathi Temple. Tippu’s Summer Palace the palace was first a mud-brick defense built by Kempegowda in 1537. Hyder Ali and his son Tipu Sultan later rebuilt it 1791. 

Also see the Government buildings Vidhana Soudha a splendid neo-Dravidian granite building that dominates the northern boundary of the Cubbon Park is the home of the State Legislature and the Secretariat. Overnight at hotel.

 

Day 3: Bangalore - Chitradurga - Hampi (350kms/ 7hrs approx)

Breakfast at hotel drive to Hampi via visiting Chitradurg Fort (Guide service not available at Chitradurg Fort, subject to availability local guide will be hired by our driver). Continue drive to Hampi check in at hotel. Rest time free and easy for personal activities relax. Overnight at hotel.

 

Day 4: Hampi

Breakfast at hotel city tour of Hampi an UNESCO world Heritage sites dotted with numerous ruined temple complexes from the Vijayanagara Empire on the bank of the River Tungabhadra. Visit Hazara Rama Temple, King's Balance, Mahanavami Dibba, Royal enclosures, Statue of Ugra Narasimha Temple, Virupaksha Temple, Vithala And Lotus Mahal, Vithala Temple Complex and ASI Museum. Overnight at hotel.

 

Day 5: Hampi - Hassan (330kms/ 7hrs approx) 

Breakfast at hotel, drive Hassan en route visit Belur & Halebedu

Belur once the capital of the Hoysala Empire, today made unforgettable for its exquisite temples. The serenity of Belur is attributed to the celebrated temple of Chennakeshava built by the Hoysala King Vishnuvardhana in 1117 A.D. It is one of the finest examples of Hoysala architecture. The main structure of the temple, which is star-shaped, a homogeneous architectural unit on a raised platform. Everything is carved in black stone, looking like metal. Facing the temple, at the entrance, stands the winged figure of Garauda, Lord Vishnu’s carrier. The 650 charging elephants on the frieze around the walls outside are all different from each other. The exotic bracket figures on the walls of this temple are serene, playful and amorous, enhancing the overall effect of this pinnacle of architectural excellence.

Halebedu (17kms from Belur). The temples of Halebid bear mute testimony to the rich, cultural heritage of Karnataka. Hoysaleswara Temple, dating back to the 12th century, standing on platform like a casket, is a sculptural extravaganza, richly endowed with most finely detailed scroll work in stone. The walls of the temple are covered with an endless variety of gods and goddesses and also visit the Jain bastics.

Continue drive to Hassan check in at hotel. Overnight at hotel.

 

Day 6: Hassan - Neeleshwar Hermitage (220kms/ 5hrs approx)

Breakfast at hotel drive to Neeleshwar Hermitage a serene beachfront resort, set among coconut groves on the shores of the Laccadive Sea. Traditional, thatch-roof cottages come with wood furnishings, verandas, and semi-open bathrooms with rainfall showers. Other amenities include 2 restaurants (1 on the beach), a pair of bars and an outdoor pool, plus a spa and a library.

 

Day 7: Neeleshwar Hermitage

Spa treatment at Neeleshwar Hermitage. All meals and overnight at resort.

 

Day 8: Neeleshwar Hermitage

Spa treatment at Neeleshwar Hermitage. All meals and overnight at resort.

 

Day 9: Neeleshwar Hermitage

Spa treatment at Neeleshwar Hermitage. All meals and overnight at resort.

 

Day 10: Neeleshwar Hermitage

Spa treatment at Neeleshwar Hermitage. All meals and overnight at resort.

 

Day 11: Neeleshwar Hermitage - Mysore (240kms/ 5hrs approx)

Breakfast at hotel drive to Mysore check in at hotel. Later city tour of Mysore visit Chamundi Hills, site of the Chamundeswari Temple and Nandi Bull as well as the vast City Palace, which was re-built by Henry Irwin during 1897 in an indo-saracenic style. The palace contains astonishing wall paintings, authentic stained glass work and ornamented doors. Excursion to visit the temple complex at Somnathpur and the exquisite Keshava Vishnu temple, one of the finest in India, along with Srirangapatnam where Tipu Sultan was killed in battle against an East India Company army including Arthur Wellesley, the Duke of Wellington. Overnight at hotel.

 

Day 12: Mysore - Bangalore (350kms/ 7hrs approx)

Breakfast at hotel drive to Bangalore and drop off to airport to board flight for onward destination.

Garland welcome and assistance on arrival at airport

11-nights / 12-days accommodation in below offered hotels or similar (standard room)

Daily breakfast at hotel in each package price

Deluxe Air-conditioned private vehicle with English speaking chauffeur as per tour program.

Monuments Entrances of sightseeing places mentioned in the itinerary (almost all places of tourist interest are included in our itinerary)

Government licensed English speaking tour guide on sightseeing days (local guide in each city).

Applicable GST (government taxes).

Any air fare

Camera charges at monuments 

Main Meals, Lunch or dinner unless mentioned

Expenses of personal nature like liquor, laundry, tips, telephone, fax, internet etc.

Or anything not mentioned above.

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