Cultural Tour of Karnataka with Wildlife


14 Nights / 15 Days

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Tour Description


Karnataka, the land of history, culture and traditions along with that it is also having the natural beauty of the beaches and mist covered hilly heights. It was the home of some of India's largest and most powerful dynasties, the state has across the centuries. It is also houses various wildlife centuries across the region. Culture of Karnataka with Wildlife is well designed itinerary which give you the chance to explore some of the most popular destinations of the state such as Bangalore, Mysore, Hassan, Hospet and Badami. You will feel the real essence of the glorious history of the region while exploring the various monuments and places of these places. Along with that you will also explore the richest wildlife at Dandeli National Park and Nagarhole wildlife sanctuary. Here you will enjoy the jungle safari and spot the various flora and fauna.

 During this tour you will also get the chance to explore the exotic beaches of Goa which is one of the most popular beach destination located in the West India region of the Konkan. This beautiful city is surrounded with palms, white sands and sparkling waters, which makes this place as a heaven.

It is the complete your, where you can explore the history, culture, nature, wildlife and beaches as well which give you the complete vacation for you and your family.  The duration of the package is 14 nights and 15 days, covering the destinations such as Mysore-Nagarhole, Hassan, Hospet, Badami-Dandeli, Goa and Mumbai.


Day 1 :  Arrival at Bangalore Sightseeing

Upon arriving at the Bangalore Airport, meet our representative, after welcome, transfer to your hotel. It is also known as Silicon Valley of India, Bangalore is the capital of Karnataka state.

Once you reach Bangalore check-in to your pre-booked hotel. After freshen up, proceed to visit the major attractions of the city such as St. Mark's Cathedral, ISKCON Sri Radha Krishna-Chandra temple, Shivasamudram Falls, and Wonderla Amusement Park. In the evening visit to the Nandi temple and the Vidhan Soudha temple. Enjoy overnight in the hotel.

Day 2 :  Bangalore-Mysore (By Road-145 Kilometres) Sightseeing

Today after breakfast, proceed to Mysore by road. It is second largest city and one of the most historical city of Karnataka, located at the base of the Chamundi Hills.

En-route visit Tipu Sultan’s Summer Palace which is famous for its Indo-Islamic architecture and later drive to Mysore.

Once reach Mysore, check-in to your pre-booked hotel. Rest day is free at leisure. You may explore the surroundings of the place at your own.Overnight at hotel.

Day 3 :  Mysore sightseeing

Post breakfast; explore the Maharaja Palace, also known as Mysore Palace or the Amba Vilas Palace-official residence of Wodeyars, the royal family of Mysore. Afterwards, visit the Nandi or Bull temple at the Chamundi Hills-a temple dedicated to Nandi (Bull), the vehicle of Lord Shiva. The next visit is to St. Philomena's Church-one of the oldest churches in India. Back to Mysore for visiting the Mysore Zoo. Overnight stay at hotel.

Day 4 : Mysore-Nagarhole National Park (By Road-90 Kilometres) Sightseeing

Post breakfast, leave for the Nagarhole National Park, which is located at the distance of about 90 kilometres from Mysore, the sanctuary was established in 1983, the Nagarhole National Park, also known as Rajiv Gandhi National Park, which is the home of leopard, tiger, elephant and over 250 species of birds.

On reaching at Nagarhole, check-in at your pre-booked jungle lodge. Spend the day at leisure, explore the surrounding lush greenery, enjoy the nature walk etc. Stay overnight.

Day 5 :  Nagarhole National Park

Today after breakfast, proceed for a wildlife safari into the national park. Mainly consists of moist grasslands sprawled across 645 square kilometres, which is the home of leopard, tiger, elephant and over 250 species of birds. It provides ample opportunity for wildlife viewing. Stay overnight.

Day 6 :  Mysore-Belur (By Road-156 Kilometres)-Halebid (By Road-17 Kilometres)-Hassan
(By Road-35 Kilometres) Sightseeing

Today morning after having breakfast, drive towards Hassan, it is one of the most popular for its temples. Enroute enjoy the stunning attractions of Belur and Halebid, explore the world heritage site along with the various temples constructed during the 12th century. On arrival at Hassan, check into the hotel. Rest day is free at leisure. Overnight at hotel.

Day 7 :  Hassan-Hospet (By Road-395 Kilometres) Sightseeing

After breakfast, proceed to Hospet by road. It is a city in Ballari District, located on the bank of Tungabhadra River, it is one of the most historical place in Ksrnataka, situated at about 12 Kilometres from Hampi, the World Heritage site consisting of the ruins of the medieval city of Vijayanagara.

Check in to the hotel upon arrival. Rest day is free at is the small place but Hospet does have many other tourist attractions, you can explore the same at your own. Overnight stay at your hotel.

Day 8 :  Hospet  Sightseeing

Post breakfast, begin your one hour drive towards Hampi, situated within the ruins of the VijayanagaraEmpire. This UNESCO world heritage site, is the remains of the largest empire in India’s history. During the day, explore the remains of the kingdom that include Virupaksha Temple, UddanaVeerabhadra temple etc.

After visiting the ruins of Hampi, return back toHospet for staying overnight.

Day 9 : Hospet-Badami (By Road-146 Kilometres) Sightseeing

Have your breakfast and leave for Badami. Now an obscure village, Badami was once a glorious city, earlier known as

Vatapi, it is well-known for rock cut as well as other structural temples.

On arriving, check in at your hotel. Explore the surroundings that will include cave temples, gateways, forts, inscriptions and sculptures. Overnight stay Badami.

Day 10 : Badami Sightseeing

Today after having the breakfast, proceed to Pattadakal and Aihole Temples. Both these complexes house a number of ancient temples and are UNSECO world heritage sites as well. The temples here are a mix of Dravidian, Northern and Indo-Aryan architecture.

After visiting the temples of the both places, return back to Badami for overnight stay.

Day 11 :  Badami-Dandeli (By Road-176 Kilometres) Sightseeing

Post breakfast, drive towards Dandeli Wildlife Sanctuary, reputedly the oldest reserve in India which is spread over 450 square kilometres. It is the second largest wildlife sanctuary of Karnatak.

On arrival, check in to the jungle Lodge. Post lunch, jungle safari into the park where you will be able to spot animals like tigers, leopards, black panthers, elephants, gaur, deer, antelopes, and bears. Back to the lodge for dinner and overnight stay.

Day 12 :  Dandeli-Goa (By Road-108 Kilometres) Sightseeing

Today after breakfast, proceed to Goa. It is one of the most popular beach destination located in the West India region of the Konkan. Upon arrival at Goa, check into the hotel, after freshen up, and proceed for sightseeing tour of Goa. You will cover the major attractions of Goa which cover today are Basilica of Bom Jesus, Chapel Of St. Catherine and Church of St. Francis of Assisi. Do not miss the seafood and the local Goan delicacies. Overnight stay.

Day 13 :  Goa

After breakfast in the morning, proceed for a full day guided sightseeing tour of North and South Goa. Explore the Panjim city, visit some major attractions such as Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception Church, Salim Ali Bird Sanctuary and Goa Science Centre. Later, return back to the hotel for night stay.

Day 14 : Goa Sightseeing

Today after breakfast, proceed for sightseeing. You will cover Aguada Fort, Church of Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception, Salim Ali Bird Sanctuary as well as BhagwanMahavir Wildlife Sanctuary. Explore the wildlife of the region. Back to the hotel for night stay.

Day 15 : Goa-Mumbai (By Flight)

Today is the last day of the tour, after breakfast, get transferred to the Goa airport to board a flight for your onward journey.We hope you have enjoyed your trip and look forward to organizing your next tour with us.

Tour Highlights

Tour Highlights

Tour Highlights

  1. Visit to Lal Bagh, ISKCON temple in Bangalore.
  2. Explore the Tipu Sultan’s Palace at Mysore.
  3. Enjoy the Jungle safari into the Nagarhole National Park.
  4. Day-trip to Belur and Halebid Temples, UNESCO World Heritage Site, Hassan.
  5. Explore the ruins of the Vijayanagar empire at Hampi.
  6. Visit Pattadakal and Aihole Temples, Badami.
  7. Enjoy the Wildlife safari into the Dandeli Wildlife Sanctuary.
  8. Visit the popular churches of Goa including the Basilica of Bom Jesus.
  9. Enjoy the water sports activity of Goa.
  10. Enjoy local Goa and seafood at the shacks by Goa beaches.
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