Karnataka is an Indian state with many worlds inside, home of various historical and heritage sites that date back to the ancient era, and showcases diverse aspects of India.

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Karnataka is an Indian state with many worlds inside, home of various historical and heritage sites that date back to the ancient era, and showcases diverse aspects of India.

Explore the ancient temples around Karnataka, each one being an architectural masterpiece. Your tailormade tour in India, gem of Asia, will be an unforgettable journey and vacation!

Tour Highlights:

  • All Inclusive Tour - Hotels / Transport / Domestic Flights / Guides / Monument Entrances/Backwaters
  • India’s commercial capital Mumbai
  • Hampi World Heritage Archeological Site
  • Temples of Belur & Halebid
  • Statue of Gomateshwara at Sravanbelagola
  • Ooty – the most visited hill station of South India.
  • Boat ride in the backwaters around Cochin


Trip summary

  • Travel style Group departure
  • Departure Mumbai
  • End Cochin
  • Countries
    • India
  • City
    • Mumbai
    • Badami
    • Badami
    • Hospet
    • Chikmagalur
    • Mysore
    • Somnath
    • Coimbatore
    • Cochin
  • Theme Art, history and cultural trips
  • Accommodation Standard
  • Flight Excluded
  • Guide Included
  • The tour has met our highest standards

Detailed itinerary

  • 1
    Mumbai and sightseeing
    Day 1 Transfer by car

    Arrival in Mumbai, after the customs formalities, meet with the local representative.

    Start your day with a visit to Victoria Terminus, which has been designed inspired from St Pancras Station in London. Victoria Terminus has magnificent decoration of carved stone, flying walls and stained glass windows.

    Then proceed towards the popular Gateway Of India, Nariman point - the most important business center in Mumbai and then to Marine Drive. After that a visit to Mani Bhawan (Mahatma Gandhi’s old Mumbai residence). From there you will be taken to experience the uniqueness of Mumbai at Dhobi Ghat(Open laundry). Overnight Stay at Mumbai

    Inclusions: Breakfast , Transport, Tour Guide, Monument Entrance.

    Hotels: Firt Residency / Regent / similar (standard), Holiday Inn / Courtyard by Marriott / similar ( Deluxe), The Lalit / Hilton / similar (superior).

    Please Note: The tour starts at 9 AM in the morning, please plan your arrival accordingly. Hotel check in will be after sightseeing.

    Visited places:
    • Mumbai
  • 2
    Mumbai - Goa - Badami
    Day 2 Transfer by airplane

    Morning transfer to airport to take the flight for Goa. Arrival and transfer to Badami. Enjoy the greenery and panoramic views on the route. Arrive at Badami and overnight stay.

    Inclusions : Internal Flight, Accommodation, Breakfast, Transport.

    Hotels: Clark Inn / Badami Court / similar (standard, deluxe and superior).

    Visited places:
    • Mumbai
    • Badami
  • 3
    Day 3 Transfer by car

    The whole day is dedicated to the visit of the Badami cave temples. Beautiful temples are carved out of a hill, dedicated to Hindu, Jain and Buddhist deities. Later visit the Archaeological Museum with its beautiful sculptures. Overnight in Badami.

    Inclusions: Accommodation, Breakfast , Transport, Tour Guide, Monument Entrances.

    Visited places:
    • Badami
    • Badami
  • 4
    Temples of Aihole and Pattadakal - Hospet
    Day 4 Transfer by car

    Drive to Hospet. Enroute visit the incredible temples of Pattadakal and Aihole. Pattadakal - a World Heritage Site, has 10 major temples representing early Chalukaya architecture, the biggest of which is dedicated to lord Virupakshesvara. Whilst Aihole, which is known as the "Cradle of Indian Architecture", has over a hundred temples scattered around the village. Arrive in Hospet and check in to the hotel. Overnight.

    Inclusions: Accommodation, Breakfast, Transport, Tour Guide, Monument Entrances.

    Hotels: Clark Inn /Maligi / similar (standard), Royal Orchid / similar (deluxe), Heritage Reosrt / ITC Shiv Vilas / similar (superior).

    Visited places:
    • Badami
    • Hospet
  • 5
    Excursion to Hampi
    Day 5 Transfer by car

    Enjoy a full day sightseeing tour of the ancient ruins that are spread over a 26 sq km area. Hampi is nestled within the ruins of the medieval city of Vijayanagar in the state of Karnataka, on the banks of the Tungabhadra river. Set in a surreal and beautiful boulder-strewn landscape, Vijayanagara (the City of Victory) is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and although the city was destroyed by marauding Moghul invaders in the 16th century, much of it remains today.

    East of Hampi Bazaar is the UNESCO-listed 16th century Vittala Temple, the undisputed highlight of the ruins. Overnight Stay in Hampi.

    Inclusions  Accommodation, Breakfast, Transport, Tour Guide, Monument Entrances.

    Visited places:
    • Hospet
  • 6
    Hospet - Chikmagalur
    Day 6 Transfer by car

    Transfer to Chikmagalur, a day long journey through the core of Karnataka. Arrive at Chikmagalur and check in to the hotel. Day for relax or for optional activities. Overnight.

    Inclusions: Accommodation, Breakfast, Transport.

    Hotels: Treebo Trend / MK Arcade/ similar (standard), Honeydewz Exotica / similar 8 deluxe), The Gateway / similar (superior).

    Visited places:
    • Hospet
    • Chikmagalur
  • 7
    Belur and Halebid
    Day 7 Transfer by car

    Excursion to Belur and Halebid. These places host the masterpieces of the Hoysala kingdom, flourished between the eleventh and thirteenth century, one of the most exuberant periods of the history of Hindus. Visit the village of Belur, with its magnificent Channekeshava temple, enclosed in an area that includes a well and a bath for ritual baths. Transfer to Halebid, located 14 kilometers from Belur, here we will visit the 12th century temple of Hoyasalashwara, Kedareshwara Dynasty. Back to the hotel and overnight.

    Inclusions: Accommodation, Breakfast, Transport, Tour Guide, Monument Entrances.

    Visited places:
    • Chikmagalur
  • 8
    Chikmagalur - Sravanbelgola - Mysore
    Day 8 Transfer by car

    Drive to Mysore. Enroute stop at Sravanabelagola and visit the Jain shrine perched on top of a hill, where a long flight of steps leads to the spectacular statue of Gomateshwara (seventh century). The statue is completely naked which symbolises total asceticism, the purity and renunciation of pleasures. Sravanbelgola is a very important pilgrimage centre of Jainism, and its 17 meters high statue is considered the tallest monolithic statue of world. Continue to Mysore. Arrival and check in. Overnight.

    Inclusions: Accommodation, Breakfast, Transport, Tour Guide, Monument Entrances.

    Hotels: Sandesh Pride / Treebo /similar (standard), Southern Star / Lalitha Mahal / similar (deluxe), Radisson / Country Inn / similar (superior).

    Visited places:
    • Chikmagalur
    • Mysore
  • 9
    Mysore - Somnathapur - Mysore
    Day 9 Transfer by car

    Our whole day is dedicated to visit the city, a charming destination known as the "city of palaces". It was the center of a powerful reign and seat of the Maharaja Wodeyar dynasty.
    Among the most important monuments, you'll visit the Mysore Palace, built in the typical hindu-saracenic style with domes, towers, archways and columns. You'll make a brief trip out of city in Somnathpur, an exquisite temple from the 13th century dedicated to Vishnu.

    Overnight in Mysore.

    Visited places:
    • Mysore
    • Somnath
  • 10
    Mysore - Ooty - Coimbatore
    Day 10 Transfer by car

    Drive towards Udhagamandalam, also known as Ooty (158 km: 5 and half hour ). Situated at 2285 meters on the Nilgiri hills, immersed in the wide and long fields of tea, coffee, eucalyptus, Ooty is the most important hill station of South India. Proceed to Coimbatore (88 km: 3hours). Arrive and check in. Overnight.

    Inclusions: Accommodation, Breakfast, Transport, Tour Guide, Monument Entrances.

    Hotels: Zibe / Treebo / similar (standard), Poppys Hotel /Zone by the Park / similar (deluxe), Welcome Hotel /Vivanta / similar (superior).

    Visited places:
    • Mysore
    • Coimbatore
  • 11
    Coimbatore - Cochin
    Day 11 Transfer by car

    Drive to Cochin through  landscapes full of palm trees and rice paddies. Arrival and check in at hotel. Afternoon at leisure. In the evening move out for an excursion on a boat through the Backwaters to discover the picturesque nature of Kerala, overnight at the hotel.

    Inclusions: Accommodation, Breakfast, Transport, Boat Ride.

    Hotels: Abad /Abad Atrium / similar (standard), Casino Hotel / Dutch Bungalow / similar (deluxe), Eight Bastion / Trident / similar (superior).

    Visited places:
    • Coimbatore
    • Cochin
  • 12
    End of tour
    Day 12 Transfer by car

    Bid farewell. Today you'll transfer to Kochi International airport: end of services.

    Visited places:
    • Cochin
  • Prices and conditions

    Price includes
    • Domestic flight from Mumbai to Goa in Economy class, 15 Kg of baggage allowance.
    • Accommodation (on a twin-sharing basis) in the preferred hotel category on Bed & Breakfast Plan.
    • A well maintained air conditioned vehicle with a trusted chauffeur throughout the tour.
    • Local English / Italian Speaking Tour Guide for city sightseeing and monument visits. For more than 6 persons travelling together, a language speaking Tour Escort will be provided for whole tour.
    • Entrance fees to museums, archaeological sites and parks. One visit to each monument is allowed.
    • Backwater Boat Safari in Cochin
    • Kathakali Dance show in Cochin
    • One souvenir gift
    • 2 bottles of water per passenger per day
    • Local assistance during the tour
    • Travel kit with document folder
    • GST (Goods and Services Tax)
    Price does not include
    • International flights and insurance (our local partner can provide it on request).
    • Entry visa to India  (our local partner can assist you to get the visa for India).
    • Possible entrance fees for cameras and camcorders (to be regulated on site).
    • Meals, drinks, personal extras and anything not mentioned in the tour or in inclusions.
    • Tipping to Tour Guides, Drivers etc.