Full day sightseeing of Bangalore ( city of gardens ), the capital of Karnataka, situated at the altitude of 914 MSL, arrive and check in at Hotel. Afternoon visit most modern markets in India at M.G. Road, Brigade Road, Legislative Assembly. Afterwards visit Lal Bagh garden laid out during the 18th century by Hyder Ali and Tipu Sultan and cover an area of 240 acres. They contain one of the largest collections of rare tropical and sub-tropical plants in India besides having century-old trees, fountains, terraces, lotus pools, a rose garden and a deer park. Return to Hotel for overnight stay.
Morning leave for Mysore enroute visit at summer palace of Tipu Sultan (tiger of Mysore). Continue your drive to Mysore, once the capital and today the second most important city of Karnataka. Arrive and check in at Hotel, afternoon visit the most impressive of Mysore# s numerous monuments, though, is the Maharaja# s Palace built in 1911 at the cost of 4.2 million Indian Rupees. One of the biggest in India, it is a harmonious synthesis of the Hindu and Saracenic styles of architecture. Afterwards visit Chamunda Devi temple on the hilltop, local elegant and exciting markets, on Sunday The whole Maharaja Palace is lightened in the evening and it gives a great impression of the palace. Return to Hotel for overnight stay.
Gumbaz of Tipu SultanAfter breakfast drive to Somnathpur to visit 13th century Shiva Temple built by Hoyasala Kings. Afterwards drive to Srirangapatnam to visit summer palace and tomb of Tipu Sultan. Return to Mysore for overnight stay.
Morning leave for Hassan, enroute visit at Sravanabelgola Jain temple atop of the hill with five hundred steps cut out of rock lead to the summit and the colossal statue of Lord Gomateswara, which is 1705 meters high. It is nearly eighteen hundred years old. Continue your drive to Hassan, arrive and check in at Hotel. Afternoon drive and visit Belur temple of Vishnu built in 1117A.D. by the Hoyasala king Vishnuvardhan. Afterwards visit Helebid Shiva temple built in 13th century. Both these temples are worth to see the stone art. Return to Hassan for overnight stay.
The Vittala TempleAfter breakfast leave for Hampi, where in lie the ruins of the famous capital of the Vijayanager empire, once abundant in wealth, military prowess, aesthetics and culture. The ruins spread over an area of nearly 26 sq km, include temples, pavilions, baths and places. Many of them are still in good condition. The Pampapati Swami temple with its many tiered phramidal tower crests above the others. The Vittala Temple has 56 pillars, each of which produces a different musical note when tapped. Return to Hotel at Hospet for overnight stay.
Morning leave for Badami, visit ancient temples of Aihole. Badami and Pattadakal, situated within a few kilometers of one another. At Aihole, the cradle of Hindu temple architecture, there are as many as 70 temples of which 30 lie in a single enclosure. The Durga temple with its pyramidal roof has some remarkable sculpture and the Jain Meguli temple is constructed at 630 small stone blocks.
The Jain cave temple hewn out of solid rock of Badami, once a flourishing capital of the Chalukyas belong to 550 A.D. The columns and ceiling are so finely executed that it is difficult to believe that these caves were once dug out. Arrive and check in at Hotel for overnight stay.
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