Unveiling the Enchanting Karnataka: A Heritage Tour of South India

Unveiling the Enchanting Karnataka: A Heritage Tour of South India

Duration: 7 Days
cost: ₹ 1,76,000

Embark on a week-long exploration of Karnataka's captivating heritage, where ancient temples whisper tales of bygone eras, vibrant cultures enthrall, and exquisite craftsmanship leaves you spellbound. This itinerary promises an unparalleled journey through time, steeped in luxury and cultural immersion.

Travel Itinerary

  • 01

    Day

    Arrival in Bengaluru

    Arrive at Bengaluru International Airport, greeted by a representative who will whisk you away to The Leela Palace, a luxurious haven blending modern design with touches of Karnataka’s rich heritage. After a relaxing afternoon, delve into Bengaluru’s history at the Bangalore Palace, a stunning example of Tudor architecture, and explore the Cubbon Park, a verdant lung space in the heart of the city. In the evening, savor a delightful meal featuring Karnataka’s signature dishes like Masala Dosa and Kosambari salad.

  • 02

    Day

    Hampi - A Journey Back in Time

    Take a comfortable flight from Bengaluru to Hospet, the gateway to Hampi, a UNESCO
    World Heritage Site and the erstwhile capital of the Vijayanagara Empire.

    Check in to the luxurious Kamalapura Mallige, a haven amidst the ruins, offering a
    unique blend of history and modern comfort. Explore the sprawling ruins of Hampi,
    including the Virupaksha Temple, the Vittala Temple complex renowned for its Stone
    Chariot, and the Hazari Rama Temple, known for its intricate carvings. In the evening,
    witness the captivating sunset hues paint the ruins in a magical light.

  • 03

    Day

    Mysuru - The Abode of Royalty

    Travel to Mysuru, the erstwhile capital of the Wodeyar dynasty, renowned for its
    palaces, gardens, and vibrant cultural scene. Check in to the opulent Taj Mahal Palace, a luxurious heritage hotel steeped in royal grandeur. In the afternoon, embark on a guided tour of the magnificent Mysore Palace, adorned with intricate carvings and
    opulent interiors. In the evening, witness the breathtaking illumination ceremony that
    transforms the palace into a spectacle of light.

  • 04

    Day

    Coorg - The Scotland of India

    Take a scenic drive to Coorg, nestled in the Western Ghats, renowned for its verdant coffee plantations, rolling hills, and breathtaking waterfalls. Check in to The Tamara Coorg, a luxurious retreat surrounded by lush greenery, offering stunning views and personalized hospitality. Explore Coorg’s lush coffee estates, learn about the bean-to-cup process, and indulge in a coffee tasting session. In the afternoon, visit Dubare Elephant Camp and witness these majestic creatures in their natural habitat.

  • 05

    Day

    Badami - Marvels Cave Temples

    Travel to Badami, an ancient town renowned for its intricately carved cave temples
    dating back to the 6th and 7th centuries AD. Check in to Clarks Inn Badami, a
    comfortable hotel offering a convenient location to explore the town’s historical sites.

    Explore the Badami Cave Temples, dedicated to various Hindu deities, marveling at the rock-cut sculptures and architectural intricacies. In the afternoon, visit the nearby Bhutanatha Temple complex, adorned with beautiful carvings.

  • 06

    Day

    Pattadakal & Aihole - Architectural Gems

    Take a day trip to Pattadakal and Aihole, neighboring historical towns showcasing the early Dravidian architectural style. Witness the UNESCO World Heritage Site of
    Pattadakal, renowned for its temples dedicated to Lord Shiva and Vishnu, each
    showcasing distinct architectural styles. In Aihole, explore the numerous temples dating back to the 6th and 7th centuries AD, offering a glimpse into the evolution of temple architecture.

  • 07

    Day

    Farewell and Departure

    After a leisurely breakfast, take a private car transfer to Bengaluru Airport for your departure flight, carrying unforgettable memories of Karnataka’s captivating heritage.

Throughout this luxurious heritage tour, you’ll be pampered with:

  • Private airport transfers and intercity travel
  • Luxurious stays in heritage hotels and palaces
  • Private guides for all sightseeing tours
  • Entrance fees to all monuments and temples
  • Exclusive cultural experiences like a coffee tasting session
  • Memorable exploration of Hampi’s ruins and Badami cave temples
  • Daily gourmet meals featuring Karnataka’s regional specialties
  • In-room spa treatments (upon request)

This itinerary is just a suggestion, and can be customized to your interests. Whether
you’re fascinated by the architectural marvels of Hampi and Badami,

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