Morning visit Mysore it is the second largest city in the state of Karnataka; It is the headquarters of the Mysore district and the Mysore division and lies about 146 km (91 mi) southwest of Bangalore, the capital of Karnataka. The name Mysore is an anglicised version of Mahish?ru, which means the abode of Mahisha. Mahisha stands for Mahishasura, a demon from Hindu mythology. The city is spread across an area of 128.42 km2 (50 sq mi) and is situated at the base of the Chamundi Hills. Overnight at Mysore.
Visit Hampi - HAMPI, the seat of the famed VIJAYANAGARA Empire was the capital of the largest empire in post-mogul India, covering several states. Although in ruins today, this capital city once boasted riches known far beyond the shores of India. The ruins of Hampi lie scattered in about 26 sq. km area, amidst giant boulders and vegetation. Protected by the tempestuous river Tungabhadra in the north and rocky granite ridges on the other three sides, the ruins silently narrate the story of grandeur and fabulous wealth. Overnight Hospet.
Afternoon visits Badami was founded in 540 AD by Pulakesi. It went on to serve as the capital of the early Chalukyan kings who ruled large parts of Karnataka and adjoining Andhra Pradesh from the 6th - 8th centuries. Visitors to Badami will encounter Buddhist, Hindu and Jain shrines testifying significantly to the secular vision of these kings. The Badami cave complex also reveals important aspects of the early religious architecture of South India and cave art of the time. Overnight at Badami.