Begin your Tour.
Arrive into Bangalore
Welcome to Vardhman's "Magical South & Goa". On arrival in Bangalore, you will be met and transferred by Vardhman's representative to your hotel.Rest of the day at leisure.
Day 02 Banglore - Mysore
After breakfast proceed on a city tour of Bangalore.
Visit Vidhan sabha, Lalbagh gardens and Tipu's summer Palace, Cubbon park, Government museum, Venkatappa Art Gallery, Bull temple, Viswesvaraya Industrial and Technological museum, Ganesh temple, Gandhi Bhavan, Ulsoor Tank, Gavipuram Cave Temple, St. Mary's Basilica Church.
Afternoon drive to Mysore, the capital city of the Wodeyars has always enchanted its admirers with its quaint charm,rich heritage, magnificent palaces,beautifully laid-out gardens, imposing buildings,broad shady avenues and sacred temples. There's an old world charm about the city that reaches out and leaves no one untouched.
Upon arrival in Mysore, check into your hotel.
Day 03 Mysore
Today proceed on a city tour of Mysore.
Visit Mysore Palace, Chamundi hills, Nandi bull and Brindaban Gardens, one of the best gardens in South India. Later visit the Somanth temple. Drive back to the hotel.
Day 04 Mysore - Hassan
This morning after breakfast drive to Hassan enroute visit Sravanbelagola The huge 17.7mtr high monolithic statue of first Jain sage Gommateshwara Bahubali and Frescoes. Thereafter continue drive to Hassan upon arrival at Hassan check into your hotel.
Rest of the day at leisure.
Day 05 Hassan-Hospet
After breakfast proceed on a city tour of Hassan.
Visit the temples at Belur and Halebid. The twin cities of Belur and Halebid are of great interest to historians.
Later drive to Hospet. Upon arrival at Hospet check into your hotel.
Day 06 Hospet
Today morning visit pictures places such as Archaeological Museum, Jogimatti, Himavat Kedaya waterfall, Murugharajendra Matha and Ankli Matha.
Afternoon visit Hampi
Hampi is the once beautiful capital city of Vijayanagar empire and the greater than Rome, had palaces, temple and sculptures, spread all over. The city was razed to the ground by the sultanates of south in year 1565. Some of the interesting ruins remaining are the Virupaksha, Vittala and Hazara Rama temples huge Ganesha & Narasimha images, the elephant stables, the Queen's bath, carvings on the Ramachandra temple, lotus Mahal.
Day 07 Hospet - Badami
After breakfast drive to Badami enroute visit Aihole and Pattadakal.
Aihole is the cradle of stone temple architecture of the southern Dravida school. The oldest temple, lad khan goes back to the 5th century A.D. there are 70 temples in this group. The Durga temple is noted for its sculptures. the Meguti temple is built of 630 small stone blocks. The Ravanaphadi cave has some beautiful carvings.
Pattadakal, referred to as Petrigal, reached its pinnacle of glory under the Chalukya kings from 7th to 9th centuries. The oldest in this group is the Sanghameshwara temple. the Mallikarjuna temple has pillars depicting life of Krishna. Virpaksha temple has sculptures and panels scenes from the epics, the Ramayana and Mahabharata the Pananatha temple has impressive carving.
Upon arrival at Badami check into your hotel.
Day 08 Badami
Today after breakfast visit the Badami caves
Badami also known as Vatapi rich with Hindu and Jain temples carved out of sand stone hills. The carved temples date back to the 6th century. Of these three are Hindus and one Jain. Sculptured out of solid rock they are adorned with carvings. Fort, on top of a hill encloses large galleries, treasury & a watch tower. The famed Malegitti Shivalaya temple set on the summit of a hill is built of stones joined without mortar. Overnight :Hotel
Day 09 Badami - Bijapur
This morning after breakfast drive to Bijapur. Enroute visit Gol Gumbaz, the great mausoleum of Ibrahim's successor Muhammad Adil Shah III. Thereafter continue your drive to Bijapur upon arrival check in at hotel.
Later proceed on a city tour of Bijapur, the great monuments built y Muslim rulers of Bijapur Adil Shah sultan's are masterpieces of Islamic architecture, "city of Victory" is great cannon known as the malik-E-Maidan, Jama Masjid and Ibrahim Roza is said have inspired the Taj Mahal. Overnight :Hotel
Day 10 Bijapur - Belgaum
Today morning after breakfast drive to Belgaum. Upon arrival at Belgaum check into your hotel.
Later proceed on a city tour of Belgaum
Visit Belgaum Fort
Located in the heart of the city, the Belgaum Fort towers over the Belgaum landscape with its elliptical layout. One of the oldest forts of Karnataka, the Belgaum Fort is unique for a myriad of religious shrines within its ramparts. At the entrance, two shrines devoted to Ganapathi and Durga exist in harmony with the two ancient mosques, the Safa Masjid and the Jamia Masjid etc.
Day 11 Belgaum - Goa
After breakfast drive to Goa. Upon arrival at Goa check into your hotel.
Rest of the day at leisure.
Day 12 Goa
This morning after breakfast proceed on a city tour of North & south Goa.
visit Bascilica of Bom Jesus, Dona Paula, Miramar beach and Panaji city.Later 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 13 Goa
Full day free for Leisure activities on Beach.
Day 14 Goa - Mumbai (By flight)
Today morning transfer to the Goa airport to catch flight for Mumbai. Upon arrival at Mumbai check into your hotel.
Later in the afternon 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 15 Mumbai Depart
This morning after breakfast transfer to the Mumbai airport/railway station to catch flight/train for your onward destination with sweet and unforgettable memories of "Magical South & Goa" escorted by Vardhman Vacations.