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Karnataka Rocks Budget Tour Package - Indian Tours
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8 Nights / 9 Days

Rocky countryside abounds on this tour of Karnataka and Goa. The giant granite Nandi Bull on Chamundi Hill, the rocky terrain of Hassan, Hospet and Hampi, the caves of Badami, the Aguada Fort in Goa - all make for a nice taste of rural Karnataka ending on the beaches of Goa.

Itinerary Route: Bangalore - Mysore - Hassan - Hospet - Badami - Goa

Day 1: Bangalore to Mysore (140 km / 3 hour drive)

You will be greeted by a Tour Packages India Representative and then driven down to Mysore where you'll spend the next two nights. Spend the evening in leisure, visit the Mysore Palace at night on the weekends to see the 100,000 lightbulbs light up.

Day 2: Mysore

Spend the day taking in the sights. Visit Chamundi Hill - home to the famous giant black granite Nandi Bull. Explore the marble marvels of the varying architectural styles of Mysore Palace. It's well worth a visit to the Tipu Sultan's Palace Art Gallery. In the evening, take in the music and light show at the Brindavan Gardens and Musical Fountain.

Day 3: Mysore to Hassan (via Saravanabelagola) - (135 km / 4 hour drive)

Stop off in Saravanabelagola on the drive up to Hassan - one of the oldest Jain pilgrimage centers in India and considered one of the greatest monuments of Jain art. The colossal 57-foot high statue of Gomateswara, carved out of a mountain, is second only to the Collosus Ramses II in Egypt. The status is surrouned by numerous granite temples and shrines.

Day 4: Hassan to Hospet/Hampi (262 km / 6 hour drive)

Spend the morning driving to Hospet. Its proximity to Hampi makes it an ideal place to stay while touring the temples, palaces, monuments and sculptures spread all over the city. Spend the night.

Day 5: Hospet/Hampi

Hampi is the medieval capital of the Hindu empire Vijayanagara (the City of Victory). With more than 500 monuments dotting the surrounding area, Hampi occupies a place among UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Included are beautiful temples, basement of palaces, remains of aquatic structures, ancient market streets, royal pavilions, bastions, royal platforms, treasury buildings plus many more.

Day 6: Hospet to Badami i (190 km / 4 hour drive)

Take a morning drive to Badami.. During the afternoon pay a visit to the spectacular Badami Caves with their intricate carvings. These ancient caves house the magnificent images and sculptures of Hindu and Jain Gods while also forming an important pilgrimage destination. The exquisite architectural work has made this one of the most popular tourist attractions in Karnataka. Also take time to explore other parts of Badami such as the Badami Fort and Agasthya Tirtha, an artificial lake.

Day 7: Badami to Candolim, Goa (190 km / 6 hour drive)

Depart for the beaches of Goa. Stay in Candolim - home to the Aguada Fort, a structure built entirely of red laterite stone on the edge of a cliff.

Day 8: Goa

Spend the day in leisure.

Day 9: Goa Departure

You will be driven to your point of departure in Goa.

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