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Health & Eco Tour
15 Nights / 16 Days
Mumbai - Goa - Belgaum - Badami - Aihole
- Hospet - Hassan - Madikeri - Mysore - Bangalore - Mumbai.
Day 01 Mumbai
Begin your tour.
Arrive into Mumbai
Welcome to Vardhman's "Health & Eco Tour". On arrival in
Mumbai you will be met and transferred by Vardhman's representative to
Rest of the day at leisure.
Day 02: Mumbai
Today proceed on a city tour of Mumbai.
Visit the Gateway of India,The stone archway designed by Wittett in
the 16th century Gujarati style, Prince of Whales Museum & Elephanta
Caves 9 kms by sea. These 7th century rock cut cave temples
dedicated to Lord Shiva are situated a top a hill on the island. In
the evening make your way through the various sets of a typical film
studio. From a place to the village square. See men with cameras mounted
on cranes shooting sequences, inviting your tour of Film city's electrifying
ambience while dining on delicacies that are no less interesting than
the 'masala' (spice ) of Indian movies.
Day 03: Mumbai - Goa (By flight)
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After breakfast transfer to the Mumbai airport to catch flight for
Goa. Upon arrival at check into your hotel.
Rest of the day at leisure.
Day 04: Goa
After breakfast proceed for sightseeing of North & South Goa.
Visit Fishing village : Fishing villages are part of Goa's rich cultural
heritage. Local Goan fishing village is created on the grounds of the
hotel, forming a perfect backdrop for a charming evening in a very rustic
atmosphere. Artisans display their skills whilst the village dancers
whirl to the music of a local band.
Day 05: Goa
Full day free for leisure activities on beach.
Day 06: Goa - Belgaum Badami
Today morning after breakfast drive to Badami. Enroute visit Belgaum
- a total picture of contrasts. On one side is the old town area and
modern on other, in the heart of Belgaum is the Fort. Inside it are
most famous Kamala Basti, the Jain Temple & the Jama Masjid. The
Kapaleeswarar Temple, the Ananthashayana.
Upon arrival at Badami check into your hotel.
Day 07: Badami
After breakfast proceed on a city tour of Badami.
Visit Rockcut cave Temples, Gateways, Forts, Inscriptions, Sculptures
that seem to come alive before your eyes. Badami has to be seen to be
believed. Climb a flight of steps to reach the ancient caves
all hewn out of sand stone on the precipice of a hill. Also a must see
are Bhutanatha temples that lend their names to the lake just beneath
the cave temples. Take a dip in this green tranquil river. It is said
to have the healing properties. Badami also has the eighteen inscriptions
ranging from 06 th to 09 th century.
Day 08: Badami Aihole Pattadakal Hospet
This morning after breakfast drive to Hospet enroute visiting Aihole
and Pattadakal, and for that nothing can be said as everything is self
explanatory. Aihole which is famous as the "cradle of the Indian
Architecture". You will also visit Pattadakal Situated on
the left bank of the Malaprabha river, a world heritage centre, has
10 major temples representing early Chalukyan architecture, later continue
Upon arrival at Hospet checck into your hotel.
Day 09: Hospet
After breakfast drive to Hospet. The touristic importance of this
lies in its proximity to Hampi, the site of the Medieval Vijaynagar
Empire, (13 kms) is the most evocative of all the ruins in Karnataka.
Later visit Archeological museum, Himavat Kedaya Waterfall, Jogimatti,
Murugharajenra Matha and Ankli Matha.
Day 10: Hospet Hassan
This morning after breakfast drive to Hassan. Enroute visit Belur
& Halebid, a beautiful example of Hoysala architecture. Famous of
them is The Channekeshava Temple: which took 103 years to complete.
The temples of Halebid bear mute testimony to the rich, cultural heritage
Upon arrival at Hassan check into your hotel.
Day 11: Hassan - Shravanbelgola Hassan
Today proceed on Excursion of Shravanbelgola.
The name conjures up images of great monolithic statue of Gomateshwara
or Lord Bahubali. The colossal statue, carved from granite is the worlds
tallest images creation of art which is 58.6 feet in high. Chavundandaraya,
the Ganga general is said to have taken the enormous task in establishing
the statue on the to[ of Vindhyagiri hills. The statue established around
1000 years back is a symbol of peace, tolerance and nonvoilsence. The
statue is clearly visible from a distance of 15 km. One has to climb
hundreds of steps chiseled out in the rock to reach the statue. There
are two hillocks in Shravanabelagola- Vindhyagiri or Doddabetta and
Chandragiri or Chikkabetta. Vindhyagiri is the larger of the two where
the statue is located, over looks Chandragiri, where large number of
basadies including Chavuvdaraya basadi, Chandragupta basadi, Parshwanatha
basadi, Bhadrabahu cave, Mahanavami mantapa etc are situated. Evening
drive back to Hassan.
Day 12: Hassan Madikeri
Today drive to Madikeri , a place which is called as the "Scotland
Of India". upon arrival at Madikeri check into your hotel. Later
visit Madikeri Fort, Abbey Falls, Nisargadhama Known for its
calm, serene beauty, this place is an ideal picnic spot visited by hundreds
of tourists throughout the year.
Day 13: Madikeri Mysore
After breakfast drive to Mysore. Upon arrival at Mysore check into
Later visit Mysore Palace, Chamundi hills Towering over the city,
these hills are 13 kms away from Mysore. Halfway up is the Nandi bull,
4.8m monolith. Brindavan Gardens A site to be loved. The musical
fountains & colorful lights transform this place into a fairy land.
Day 14: Mysore
After breakfast proceed on city tour of Mysore.
Visit Sri Jayachamarajendra Art Gallery Housed in the Jag Mohan
Palace, the gallery has a collection of exquisite paintings.
Later visit Somnathpur. It is a little village where you can see the
famous 13th century temple well known for its great architectural beauty.
The star shaped temple with three shrines is the latest & well preserved
heritage of Hoysala architecture.
Day 15: Mysore - Sirangapatnam Bangalore
This morning after breakfast drive to Bangalore. Enroute visit Sirangapatnam,
capital of the warrior King Hyder Ali & his son Tipu Sultan,
has magnificent monuments.
Upon arrival at Bangalore check into your hotel.
Rest of the day at leisure.
Day 16: Bangalore Mumbai
After breakfast proceed on a city tour of Bangalore.
Visit vidhan Sudha It houses the State's Legislature and Secretariat,
Nandi Temple One of the oldest temple, popularly known as the
Bull temple ect.
In time transfer to the Bangalore airport to catch flight for Mumbai.
On arrival transfer to International airport to board the flight for
your onward destination with sweet and unforgettable memories of "Health
& Eco Tour" escorted by Vardhman Vacations.