Best Of Two Cultures (Karnataka & Kerala) South India
Duration: 14 Nights / 15 Days
Destination Covered: Bangalore-Hassan-Mysore-Ooty-Cochin/Kochi-Munnar-Periyar-Thottapali-Kovalam
Day 01: Arrive Bangalore
On arrival in Bangalore, you will be given warm welcome by our representative with folded hands. He will also transfer you to the hotel for check in. Remaining day is at your disposal. In the evening, you will be briefed about your tour program. Dinner and Overnight at the Hotel in Bangalore.
Day 02: Bangalore Sightseeing Tourism
Have your breakfast early in the morning as you will be taken today for a guided tour of Bangalore, one of the major cities in south India. Your trip to the city starts with the sightseeing of Tipu Sultan Palace; during your visit to this palace you will come to know the life and times of this great emperor known for his bravery and good governance. The fort and ruins here offers an interesting account of his regime. The magnificence of Tipu palace can be understood with the fact that it was built fewer than two rulers. Haider Ali who laid foundations and Tipu Sultan who eventually completed it. The next destination in your itinerary is ISKCON Temple that showcases a seamless fusion of Dravidian and contemporary architectural styles. In recent years, this temple has added some modern elements in its kitty while not compromising on its basic tenets. Thereafter you will proceed to Lal Bagh Garden, a garden famous for its red roses where you can find red roses round the year irrespective of the season. Later you will be taken to another major tourist destination in the city of Bangalore, Vidhan Saudha, the legislative assembly of the state. This grand building in the city is well known for its architectural excellence. After daylong sightseeing of various tourist attractions return to the hotel for dinner and Overnight.
Day 03: Bangalore to Hassan Tour of Karnataka
Have your breakfast early in the morning and drive to reach another city of importance, Hassan. The city derives its name from the Goddess Hasanamba (Smiling Goddess). The next place of tourist interest in the city on your itinerary is Chennakeshawa Temple at Belur, made to commemorate the Hoysala military achievements. The temple took almost a century to come into its present form. One can find the verses and teaching from the various Hindu epics like Purans, Upanishads, Ramayana and Mahabharata. Later you will be taken to the Hoyasaleshwara Temple at Helebid. At this twelfth century temples Lord Siva is presiding deity. This temple is also known for its magnificent architecture. Return to the hotel for dinner and overnight.
Day 04: Hassan to Mysore Tourism of Karnataka
After a scrumptious breakfast in the morning you will be picked from the hotel rooms for a drive to Mysore. On arrival check in at hotel in Mysore. In the later part of the day, you will be taken for sightseeing of Mysore. At first you will be taken to a visit to Srirangapatnam, the seat of power of Tipu Sultan who put an offensive to the British rule. One can find a host of monuments and structures linked to this great ruler in south India. In an endeavor to understand this great ruler better you will visit the Darya Daulat, the Summer retreat of Tipu Sultan tucked amidst the picturesque landscape. The next tourist attraction in our itinerary is Maharaja Palace, a gem of architecture planned by noted British architect Henry Irwin. Your Mysore tour is Chamundi Hill that is crowned by a temple dedicated t