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Karnataka beyond nature!

Day 01. Arrive at Bangalore Airport. Our driver will meet you and transfer you to the hotel. Post Lunch visit Lal Bagh Botanical Gardens planned and laid out by Hyder Ali and later maintained by Tipu Sultan, the garden is spread across around 180 acres of area. It hosts flower shows every day and houses over 1000 species of trees and plants. Later visit the Bangalore Palace - This epitome of architecture was built in 1878 and is spread across 45,000 sq. ft. A perfect blend of Tudor and Scottish architecture, the Palace leaves us in awe with its royal designs.

In the evening drive to visit the Iscon Temple - the temple is a shrine to Lord Krishna. Known for its architecture, the temple was built by Sri Madhu Pandit Das and inaugurated by the then president of India. The temple is known for its activities of engagement that involves many devotees of Lord Krishna. Drive back to your hotel. Dinner and overnight in Bangalore.

Day 02. After breakfast drive to Mysore. Check into your hotel. Later you will be visiting Mysore Palace it is an incredible man-made edifice. It is a palatial structure that tells many tales of India's complex and intriguing past. This palace was once a royal residence of the mighty Wodeyar rulers, who ruled Mysore for seven centuries. At present, it witnesses more than 2.7 million visitors every year.

Later visit the hill is crowned by a temple known as the Chamundeshwari Temple. The hills and the temple above it are named after the Goddess Chamundeshwari. These lush green hills offer a spectacular trekking experience, scenic beauty, and a chance to visit the Chamundi Temple. Later you will be visiting the Chamundeshwari Celebrity Wax Museum, which also happens to be the first one in the state of Karnataka. With its inauguration in October 2018, this museum has now become one of the most popular attractions in Mysore that is frequented by tourists from all over. Later you will be visiting Brindavan Gardens of Mysore is undeniably one of the best terrace gardens in the world. A must sightseeing place of a Mysore tour, Brindavan Garden mesmerizes everyone. It is located about 12km towards the northwest of Mysore city. Brindavan gardens with its illuminated fountains, botanical park, extensive varieties of plants, and fulfilled boating is a place for everyone.

Especially famous for its symmetric design and illuminate terrace gardens, Brindavan Gardens was built by Sir Mirza Ismail, the then Diwan of Mysore state. He was the brain behind its modelling and conceptualization. Spread across an area of more than 60 acres, this garden is laid out in three terraces, and ends in a horseshoe shape.


Post early lunch today visit Somnathpur, also known as Somnathpur, at a distance of 35 Kilometers from the City of Mysore.  Somnathpura or Somnathpur is the epitome of Hoysala architecture. Visit Somnathpur and marvel at the temples built during the Hoysala period. This town is home to the famous Chennakeshava Temple built by the Hoysala commander, Somnath, in 1268 A.D is a live example of the heritage and culture of the Hoysala Empire and this temple was constructed using soapstone.  A monumental beauty, the architectural design of this temple attracts people from all over the world.  The Archaeological Survey of India has been declared a heritage site.  The Talakad Panchalinga Temple is another popular place for pilgrims. Dedicated to Lord Shiva, this temple is known for the Pathaleshwara Shivalinga the colour of which is red during the morning, black at noon and white in the evening.

Return to Mysore by late evening as you need more time today for shopping. Mysore is also famed for its exceptional quality of Mysore Silk and a unique tradition of painting known as Mysore Painting. This city offers quite a few mouthwatering delicacies like the Mysore Pak and Mysore Masala Dosa.

There’s a high chance you will find a bar of the Mysore sandalwood soap in every home in Karnataka. The soap is as popular today as it was a century ago. While you may not see too many advertisements for the soap, vintage prints are considered collectables. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.

Day 03. Breakfast at the hotel and drive to Coorg visiting Golden Temple {Namdroling Monastery}. It is the largest teaching centre of the school of Tibetan Buddhism known as Nyingmapa. Popularly known as the 'Golden Temple', the Namdroling The monastery holds some excellent examples of Tibetan architecture and artwork, as seen with the elaborately decorated temple tower and ornate outer walls, intricately adorned with beautiful murals. It is spread over an area of 80 square feet and was built from Bamboo which was donated by the Indian Government to the Tibetans in exile. Today, it houses many auxiliary structures like educational institutions and a hospital, in addition to being home to about 5,000 members of the Sangha community.

Check into your hotel pre-booked. Post Lunch visits the Abbey Falls, also known as Abbi Falls, is located around 10 kilometres away from the town of Madikeri and is one of the most popular tourist attractions in and around Coorg. The water cascade coming down from the cliff from a height of 70 feet provides a spectacular scene to behold. Nestled within the lush greenery which is typical to the sceneries of Western Ghats, the waterfalls attract hundreds and thousands of people throughout the year - especially nature lovers and photographers. The waterfall is located between private coffee plantations with stocky coffee bushes and spice estates with trees entwined with pepper vines. There is an over-bridge that hangs opposite of the falls, from where the most picturesque scene of white foams gushing down the ridge can be seen, captured, and remembered. The flow of the falls leaves a significant amount of water spray on those who stand on the bridge for some time. Return to your hotel for Dinner. Stay in Coorg. 

Day 04. Early breakfast and visit Raja's Seat, a garden with beautiful flowering plants and skillfully designed artificial fountains are located in Madikeri in the district of Coorg. The garden was a favourite venue to rejuvenate for the Kings of Kodagu, and they loved watching the sunsets sitting here as they spent some memorable time with their Queens. Even today, the breathtaking view of the Sun setting into the undulated mountains is mesmerizing. The delightful garden here is adorned with a multitude of flowers and is a treat to nature lovers, and the proximity of the location also makes it a preferred picnic spot for the locals. Visiting Raja's Seat is an excellent way to get a glimpse into the lifestyle of royal indulgence in Coorg.

The Raja's Seat has been built on an elevated ground overseeing the valleys that lie to the west. Early mornings are usually misty and cold, but as the sun rises, the mist clears slowly offering a mind-stirring view of the lush green gardens adorned with colourful seasonal flower beds. The sunsets are equally splendid as the day slowly ends with the Sun setting in the mountains. There is also a Toy Train available for your little ones to take a ride on and the fountains have been modified into musical fountains. Today, this place is managed by the Archaeological Survey of India and is considered of historical importance in the country. The Raja's Seat Garden is known for its beautiful seasonal bloom, panoramic view and picturesque location makes it an apt attraction for Nature Lovers.

Later visit the coffee plantations, which contribute around 60% of India's coffee production. It also has plentiful teak, rosewood, and sandalwood forests. {many homestays and resorts are situated on coffee estates.} Alternatively, join this coffee plantation tour. You'll be able to walk through the plantations, as well as sample fresh coffee and learn about the coffee-making process. It's fascinating!

Lunch and relax at the hotel. The rest of the day is kept free for shopping or you can visit the local markets to understand the local culture.

Day 05. After early breakfast checkout and proceed to Shravanabelagola to visit the most famous Jain pilgrimage centre. Shravanabelagola is famous for the Bahubali statue which is supposed to be the tallest monolithic stone statue in the world with a height of 58 feet carved out of a single block of granite. The Gomateshwara temple is built on top of a hill at an altitude of 3347 feet, called Vindhyagiri hill (also known as Doddabetta or Indragiri). About 620 steps provide access to this temple from the bottom of the hill. The nude statue of Bahubali is carved carefully with much perfection.

Lord Gomateshwara (Lord Bahubali) was the son of the first Jain Tirthankara named Lord Adinath. Lord Adinath had 99 other sons and when he renounced his kingdom, there was a big fight between the two brothers, Bahubali and Bharatha, over the kingdom. Bharatha lost this battle, but Bahubali did not feel any happiness on seeing his brother's defeat. He then gave the kingdom to his brother and then attained Kevalagnana. The statue was carved during the period of Chamundaraya, a minister of the Ganga King Rajamalla between 982 and 983 CE. The town of Shravanabelagola is famous for several Jain temples and historical sites. Drive to Chickmanglur. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.

Situated in the foothills of the Western Ghats, at an elevation of 1090 meters above sea level, Chikmagalur has moderate to cool temperatures throughout the year. The climate is thus favourable for coffee plantations, which are certainly among the main attractions in Chikmagalur.

Day 06. Since the place is known for its coffee and spice plantations, tourists can come here to experience a peaceful walk at the scented gardens. Enjoy a coffee plantation tour. Later visit the Hebbe Falls. This beautiful waterfall is located around 10 km from the main city and offers an amazing view of Kemmangundi hill station, where the water gushes down from this stunning fall and form two different waterfalls-Dodda Hebbe (Big Falls) and Chikka Hebbe (Small Falls). The verdant forest covering the waterfall, makes the ambience of this place, soothing to unwind and distress.

Continue to visit Baba Budan Giri which is also known as Chandra Drona Parvatha, this fabulous spot in the north of Chikmagalur town has many intriguing caves and scenic points that offer spectacular views of the mountains and rolling valleys. Tourists can experience hiking, trekking, and enjoy nature trails at this destination.

Evenings are free or you can indulge in soothing spa therapy at your hotel for the ultimate relaxation. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.

Day 07. After early breakfast today you will be visiting the Mullayyangiri. This is the highest peak in about 2000 meters and is surrounded by picturesque valleys and emerald coffee gardens. This mountain peak is dedicated to Lord Shiva, and so, many trekkers trek up to reach the highest point to offer their prayers to the god. The beautiful surroundings of this place combine exotic flora & precarious hills. You will also be visiting the Bhadra Wildlife Sanctuary which has several species of animals, birds, and trees. Some of the famous animals spotted here include Chinkara, four-horned antelopes, jackals, leopards, blackbucks, and jungle cats.

Return to your hotel. The rest of the day at leisure to enjoy the hotel activities. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.

Day 08. Early breakfast and drive to Bangalore. Afternoons in Bangalore are free for lunch and shopping. Evening your driver will drop you at the Bangalore Airport for your flight back home.

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