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Mumbai & Bangalore Region Temples Tour

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Explore the diverse cultural tapestry of India with our Mumbai & Bangalore Region Temples Tour. Begin your journey in Mumbai, where you'll marvel at ancient rock-cut temples at Elephanta Caves and iconic landmarks like the Gateway of India. Fly to Bangalore, the "Garden City," and visit the lush Lalbagh Botanical Garden, historic Tipu Sultan's Summer Palace, and the sacred Bull Temple. Traverse to Mysore to witness the grandeur of Mysore Palace and Chamundi Hills, followed by the colossal statue at Shravanabelagola. Discover the UNESCO World Heritage Sites of Hampi, Belur, and Halebidu, each echoing tales of architectural brilliance and historical significance. Conclude your tour with an exploration of the heritage-rich towns of Badami, Aihole, and Pattadakkal before returning to Mumbai.


Day 1: Arrive Mumbai

Upon landing at Mumbai airport, our representative warmly welcomes you and facilitates your transfer to your hotel. Mumbai, India's vibrant financial capital, offers a blend of colonial charm and modern-day hustle. Take some time to relax and acclimate to the city's energy.


Day 2: Mumbai

Kickstart your Mumbai exploration with a scenic ferry ride to the Elephanta Caves. These rock-cut temples, carved between the 5th and 8th centuries, are dedicated to Lord Shiva and feature intricate sculptures and carvings. Return to the mainland and dive into Mumbai's bustling life. Marvel at the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, symbolizing Mumbai's Victorian Gothic architecture. Visit the iconic Gateway of India, an emblematic landmark overlooking the Arabian Sea, and stroll along Marine Drive, known as the Queen's Necklace due to its curved shape and evening lights. Conclude your day with a visit to Dhobi Ghat, an open-air laundry where Mumbai's washermen work tirelessly.


Day 3: Mumbai - Bangalore (flight)

After breakfast, head to the airport for your flight to Bangalore. Fondly known as the "Garden City," Bangalore boasts a pleasant climate and lush greenery. Begin your exploration at Lalbagh Botanical Garden, spanning over 240 acres and showcasing a vast collection of exotic plants and trees. Continue to Tipu Sultan's Summer Palace, an elegant Indo-Islamic architectural masterpiece, and delve into the history of the Mysore Kingdom. Conclude your day at the Bull Temple, dedicated to Nandi, Lord Shiva's sacred bull, housing a colossal Nandi statue carved from a single granite rock.


Day 4: Bangalore - Mysore (150kms)

Embark on a scenic drive to Mysore, Karnataka's cultural capital. En route, make a stop at the Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple in Srirangapatna. This ancient temple, dating back to the 10th century, boasts exquisite Dravidian architecture and intricate carvings, narrating tales from Hindu mythology. In Mysore, visit the Mysore Palace, a grand edifice reflecting Indo-Saracenic architectural style. Ascend Chamundi Hills to visit the Chamundeshwari Temple and enjoy panoramic views of Mysore. Conclude your day with a visit to St. Philomena's Church, one of the largest Cathedrals in South Asia, adorned with beautiful stained-glass windows.


Day 5: Mysore - Shravanabelagola - Hassan (140kms)

Drive to Hassan, with a fascinating stop at the Shravanabelagola Jain Temple en route. Ascend the Vindhyagiri Hill to witness the monumental statue of Lord Gommateshwara, standing at 57 feet and carved from a single granite block. This awe-inspiring statue, dating back to the 10th century, is a symbol of Jainism's rich heritage and devotion. Arrive in Hassan, a town steeped in history and architectural wonders, and check in to your hotel.


Day 6: Hassan - Hampi (330kms)

Embark on a picturesque journey to Hampi, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and a testament to the grandeur of the Vijayanagara Empire. En route, explore the Belur and Halebidu temple complexes. Belur's Chennakesava Temple boasts intricate Hoysala architecture, with detailed carvings and sculptures. At Halebidu, visit the Hoysaleswara Temple, showcasing remarkable craftsmanship and intricate friezes. Continue to Hampi and check in to your hotel, nestled amidst the boulder-strewn landscapes and ancient ruins.


Day 7: Hampi

Dive deep into Hampi's historical wonders, dotted with ancient temples, palaces, and architectural marvels. Begin your exploration at the Virupaksha Temple, dedicated to Lord Shiva and one of the oldest functioning temples in India. Visit the Vittala Temple, renowned for its iconic Stone Chariot and musical pillars producing melodic sounds when tapped. Explore the Elephant Stables, a testament to the empire's grandeur, and visit the Queen's Bath, an ornate bathing chamber reflecting Vijayanagara's architectural brilliance. Conclude your day with a visit to Hazara Rama Temple, known for its exquisite bas-reliefs depicting the Ramayana.


Day 8: Hampi - Lakkundi - Gadag - Badami (150kms)

Journey to Badami, with enriching stops at Lakkundi and Gadag. Lakkundi is renowned for its ornate step wells, reflecting the region's architectural splendor. In Gadag, marvel at the Kirtinarayana Temple, a splendid example of Chalukyan architecture, adorned with intricate sculptures and carvings. Arrive in Badami, a town nestled amidst sandstone cliffs, and check in to your hotel.


Day 9: Badami, Aihole & Pattadakkal

Delve into the heritage sites of Badami, Aihole, and Pattadakkal. Badami's rock-cut cave temples depict Hindu, Jain, and Buddhist influences, showcasing the region's religious diversity. Explore Aihole, the "Cradle of Indian Architecture," with its ancient temples and historical significance. Conclude your heritage tour at Pattadakkal, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, showcasing a blend of Dravidian and Nagara architectural styles through its intricate stone carvings and temples.


Day 10: Badami - Hubli (110kms)/ Mumbai (flight)

After breakfast, transfer to Hubli airport for your flight back to Mumbai, concluding your enriching temple tour of Mumbai and the Bangalore region.

- Assistance on arrival at airport.

- 9 Nights' accommodation in selected price category hotels.

- Daily breakfast at hotels.

- Private AC car/van for airport transfers, sightseeing, and excursions as per the program.

- English speaking tour guide on sightseeing days (local guide in each city), as per program.

- Monument entrances and activities charges mentioned in the itinerary.

- Bottled drinking water in car.

- Government taxes.


Hotels used or similar for 9 nights accommodation

Mumbai x 2 night
3* - Hotel Suba Palace/ BW Hotel Sahil
4* - Sun-N-Sand Hotel/ Fariyas Hotel
5* - Trident Hotel/ ITC Grand Central

Bangalore x 1 nights
3* - Ramada/ The Rialto
4* - Fortune Select JP Cosmos/ Lemon Tree Premier Ulsoor Lake
5* - ITC Gardenia, a Luxury Collection/ ITC Windsor a Luxury Collection

Mysore x 1 night
3* - Southern Star/Sandesh The Prince
4* - Fortune Park JP Palace/ Grand Mercure
5* - Royal Orchid Brindavan Garden/The Windflower Resort & Spa

Hassan x 1 night
3* - Candy Southern Star/ Pavanputra Resort & Spa
4* & 5* - Hosyala Village Resort/ The Ashok

Hampi x 2 nights
3* - Krishna Palace/ Kishkinda Heritage Resort
4* - Heritage Resort / Royal Orchid Central Keerti
5* - Hyatt Place/ Hampi Boulders

Badami x 2 night
3* - Rajsangam Hotel/ The Heritage Resort
4* & 5* - Badami Court/ Krishna Heritage

- Mumbai - Bangalore, & Hubli - Mumbai flight tickets approx ?10500 per person in economy class.

- Camera charges at monuments if any.

- Meals other than mentioned in inclusions.

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

- Gratuities and optional activities.

- Anything not mentioned in inclusions.