Over the next two days explore Mysoret and the surrounding area. Places of interest in Mysore include the Maharaja# s Palace. Outside Mysore visit the ruins of Tipu sultan# s capital at Srirangapatna, and the Kesava temple at Somnathpur.
Today visit the Jain pilgrimage site at Sravanabelagola, noted for its 17 metre high image of Lord Gomateshvara, which is cut intothe rock of Indragiri hill. Continue to Chikmangalur to stay for two nights at the Taj Garden Retreat.
Drive across the Deccan Plateau to Badami, dramatically sited in a gorge between two sandstone hills. In the afternoon visit South Fort famous for its 6th century cave temples carved in to the sandstone cliffs. Stay two nights at the Badami Court hotel.