Explore the various options offered by this state – timeless monuments, world heritage sites, lush green forests, amazing wildlife, spectacular waterfalls, romantic hill stations, timeless temples, pristine beaches, exhilarating adventure sports and vibrant art & culture.
Duration : 11 Days
Route : Bangalore → Hampi → Hassan → Coorg → Mysore → Bangalore
Day 1 Bangalore
Once known as the Garden City, Bangalore suddenly became the center of the nation’s massive computer boom. Visit the city’s top spots which include Cubbon Park, Lalbagh Botanical Garden, and Tipu Sultan’s Summer Palace.
Later hop into one of the city’s numerous bars to kick start your grand tour of Karnataka.
Days 2-3 Hampi
Wander through the ruins of the glorious Vijayanagar Empire, nestled in an outlandish boulder-strewn landscape. It also has plenty of temples, chilled cafes and great little markets to explore.
Days 4-5 Hassan
Climb up the bald rock of Vindhyagiri Hill to see up close the 17.5m high statue of Gomateshvara (Bahubali), the world’s tallest monolithic statue, which is visible long before you reach this pilgrimage town.
Get mesmerized by the twin towns of Belur and Halebid known for an excellent collection of 12th and 13th century temples built during the Hoyasala Dynasty.
Days 6-8 Coorg
Coorg is a fantastic area for trekking, bird-watching and generally refreshing the soul. Winding roads ramble over forested hills and past spice and coffee plantations, which burst into fragrant white blossoms in March and April.
Days 9-10 Mysore
Famous for its silk, incense and sandalwood, relaxed Mysore also boasts of amazing temples. Climb the Chamundi Hill and visit the Maharaja’s Palace.
Heritage explodes to life during the Dussehra festival, held for 10 days in October/November.
Day 11 Bangalore
Relax and enjoy the vibrant night life before heading home.