Mesmerising South - Independent Tour
Bangalore – Mysore – Hassan – Hampi – Badami – Goa – Mumbai
This journey will take you on an epic odyssey through most fascinating states of southern India. South India is famous for its incredible scenery, vibrant culture, delectable food, among other man made marvels. Explore palaces in Bangalore and Mysore, visit Shravanabelangola, and visit Hampi which is a UNESCO World Heritage site and finally the beautiful beaches in Goa.
Day 1: Bangalore
Arrival in Bengaluru (Bangalore) and transfer to your hotel.
Day 2: Bangalore (B)
Morning embark on the city tour of Bangalore visiting the Windsor Palace, the summer palace of Tipu Sultan and drive past the Cubbon Park and Vidhan Soudha. Afternoon free to relax at the hotel.
Day 3: Bangalore – Mysore (B)
Morning drive to Mysore, the second-largest city in the state of Karnataka, en route visit the Srirangapatna. In the evening, enjoy the beauty of Krishnaraj Sagara Gardens.
Day 4: Mysore – Hassan (B)
Morning tour of Mysore visiting Mysore Palace and Museum. Later drive to Hassan en route visiting Shravanabelagola, famous for its collection of Jain temples.
Day 5: Hassan – Hampi (B)
Morning drive to Hampi en-route visiting Belur & Halebid the twin cities which have temples which are cut from the soft stone called chloritic schist. It allowed for very fine detailing, evident in the intricately carved temple walls. Rest of the day at leisure
Day 6: Hampi (B)
Full day tour of Hampi, a World Heritage site and is the remains of the Vijayanagara empire and numerous temple complexes. Walk along the Tungabhadra River and visit Hampi Market.
Day 7: Hampi – Badami (B)
You will drive to Badami, the regal capital of the Badami Chalukyas from 540 to 757 AD, famous for its rock cut and other structural temples. Afternoon you will do the sightseeing tour of Badami and explore the gateways, forts, cave temples, sculptures and inscriptions.
Day 8: Badami (B)
Full day visit to Aihole, an hour away from Badami, major centres of historically important Chalukya monuments. These are big complexes that house a large number of temples which represent a perfect blend of Northern, Dravidian and Indo-Aryan architecture.
Day 9: Badami (B)
Full day visit to Pattadakal. You will get to see the temples which were built around the 6th Century.
Day 10: Badami – Goa (B)
Drive to Goa for your beach break.
Day 11: Goa (B)
You will do the sightseeing tour of Goa and also visit the Spice Plantation Village, where they grow nutmeg, chillies, betel-nut and cashew and explore how the majority of these spices apart from their use in culinary also form the backbone of traditional Indian medicine.
Day 12: Goa (B)
Day at leisure.
Day 13: Goa – Mumbai (B)
Transfer to Goa airport to connect flight for Mumbai. On arrival, proceed for a tour of Mumbai.
Day 14: Mumbai (B)
Transfer to Mumbai airport for your onward flight.
Prices quoted are valid from 01 October 2019 - 30 September 2020. Cost above is indicative, based on Low Season in NZ Dollars and subject to change due to fluctuation in exchange rates
The tour can be priced on 3 star or 5 star accommodation to suit your requirements.
Independent program can be modified or operated in reverse.
Excluded: International and domestic flights, Visa, insurance, airport taxes, meals not included above, beverages during meals included in program, gratuities and any expense of personal nature.
Specific travel dates apply
*per person share twin
14 Days From
- Accommodation for 13 nights in 4 star accommodation
- Meals as indicated
- Transfers & sightseeing using air-conditioned private car & driver who will give insights into local customs and ensure flexibility to create your own unique experience
- A local English speaking guide will escort you when you visit sights and attractions contributing historical knowledge with the personal touches only a local can provide
- Entrance fees at monuments, current taxes, 24-hours local contact number for emergencies