Historical Tour of West & South India takes you on tour of alluring cities like Mumbai, Goa, Belgaum, Badami, Aihole, Pattadakal, Hospet, Hassan, Shravanabelagola, Hassan, Madikeri, Mysore, Srirangapatnam and Bangalore where historical monuments were built by different dynasties for the development of the region and tribes and some were built to celebrate the victory and success. Explore the places and get to know about the different architectural style and have a lifetime memorable tour.
Day 1: Mumbai
After your arrival at Mumbai airport you will be received by our representatives. He will escort you to your pre-booked hotel. Spend the rest of the day at your leisure. Stay overnight.
Day 2: Mumbai
Post breakfast Mumbai tour will begin. Visit Gateway of India overlooking splendid Arabian Sea and reflecting Indo-Saracenic architecture and was built to commemorate King George V and Queen Mary’s visit to India. Next visit Mount Mary Church situated on hilltop, looking Arabian Sea and is a great place for peace seekers reflecting Colonial architecture. Later on visit Hanging Gardens where the various attractions are animal shaped hedges and colorful flower clock, Elephanta Caves cut out from rock consists of seven caves fives devotes to Hindus and two to Buddhism and Flora Fountain named after Roman goddess of Flower. Overnight stay in Goa.
Day 3: Mumbai – Goa (609 km)
In the morning, Continue your tour towards Goa. You will be transferred to Goa by air. Night stay will be in Goa.
Day 4: Goa
After having your breakfast, the Goa tour will start which is mainly famous for beaches. Visit Baga Beach which is famous for nightlife and you can enjoy many water sports also, Calangute Beach and Anjuna Beach. Next visit will be at Basilica of Bom Jesus Church which is declared as world heritage by UNESCO, church of Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception. Return to the hotel and enjoy your dinner.
Day 5: Goa – Belgaum (108 km)
Post breakfast you will be transferred to Belgaum. On arrival, relax for a while and after that visit Belgaum Fort, Kamal Basadi in the premises of the Fort comprising idol made of black stone, Siddeshwar Temple and then explore the local areas. Return back to the hotel and enjoy your dinner.
Day 6: Belgaum – Badami (154 km)
After having breakfast the tour will head towards Badami. Visit Badami Fort where you will witness Shiva’s Bull on the entrance where the splendor and culture takes you in prehistoric times, Badami Cave Temples perfectly carved out from the massive sandstones cliff, Bhutanatha Group of Temples reflecting blend of north and south Indian style and the sculpture, stone carved scriptures are awe-inspiring. Next visit Mallikarjuna Group of Temple built in the pyramidal shape and then return back to the hotel. Stay overnight.
Day 7: Badami – Aihole (35 km)
Post refreshing breakfast you will be transferred to Aihole. On arrival, relax for a while and after that visit Durga Temple built in Dravidian architectural style where the intricate wall carvings is sight to behold, The Lad Khan Temple with many layers of stone carvings and structure, dedicated to Lord Shiva and was named after Muslim prince and Ravana Phadi Cave Temple cut out from rock where the intricate delicately carved columns, pillars and walls adorn the temple. Later on you may visit Galaganatha Group of Temples comprising around 30 temples situated on the bank of Malaprabha River, Meguti Jain Temple and Huchappa Gudi Temple where the interiors have wall carving and image of Nataraja on the ceiling that gives you glimpse of the rich history. Return back to the hotel and enjoy your dinner.
Day 8: Aihole – Pattadakal (13 km)
In the morning after having breakfast the tour will head towards Pattadakal. On reaching there visit Sangameshwara Temple built in Dravidian style where on the outer walls you can spot the sculptures of Nataraja, Chandrashekhara Temple where the architecture is simple yet attractive devoted to Lord Shiva, Pattadakal Jain Temple reflecting Dravidian architectural style and Virupaksha Temple built by Queen Lokamahadevi. Return back to the hotel and enjoy your dinner.
Day 9: Pattadakal – Hospet (123 km)
After having breakfast the tour will head towards Hospet. On arrival visit Tungabhadra Dam situated on bank of Tungabhadra River and the main purpose of the dam is electric power generation and irrigation. The next halt will be at Lotus Mahal where former Queens used to live, and the architecture is influenced by Indiana as well as Islamic architecture. Later on you may visit Hazara Rama Temple where the entire Ramayana has been carved on the walls of temple, Virupaksha Temple known for its stunningly beautiful architecture and the flow of river through the temple is amazing. Return back to the hotel and relax.
Day 10: Hospet – Hassan (313 km)
In the morning after having breakfast you will be escorted to Hassan. On reaching there, check into the hotel and spend the rest of the day at your leisure. Stay overnight.
Day 11: Hassan
Start your day with lavishing breakfast and then visit Belur situated on the bank of river Yagachi and visit Hoysala Temple- Nageshwara and Chennakeshava Temple the twin temple which are one of the finest examples of Hoysala workmanship where you will be stunned by the architecture and intricate carvings. Next visit Halebeed Temple where the outer walls of the temple depict the sequences from Mahabharata, Ramayana and Bhagvat. After having spectacular views, return back to the hotel and enjoy your dinner.
Day 12: Hassan – Shravanabelagola (53 km)
After having breakfast you will be transferred to Shravanabelagola. On reaching there visit Chavundaraya Basadi built in Dravidian style built on Chandragiri Hill housing the image of Lord Neminath, Bhandara Basadi which is great art work of Hoysala Rulers, Gomateshwara Temple built on Vindhyagiri Hill and was created by Chamunadarya. Later on visit Digambar Jain Basadis, Odegal Basadi and Chandragupta Basadi. Return back to the hotel and stay overnight.
Day 13: Shravanabelagola – Hassan - Madikeri (129 km)
Post breakfast you will be escorted to Madikeri. On arrival, check into the hotel and relax for a while. After that visit Madikeri Fort firstly was built using mud then was rebuilt by Tipu Sultan using granite, Abbey Waterfall created by River Kaveri surrounded by Spice and Coffee plantation and enjoy the scenic beauty of the nature. Later on enjoy trekking through the landscapes, peaks, lush green scattered by the streams of River Kaveri. Later on you may visit Gaddige Raja’s Tomb built in Indo-Saracenic and Omkareshwar Temple incorporated blend of Islamic and gothic style and the water tank in the temple houses many fresh water fishes which add attraction to the temple. Return back to the hotel and enjoy your dinner.
Day 14: Madikeri – Mysore (117 km)
In the morning the tour will head towards Mysore. On reaching there visit Mysore Palace which is blend of Hindu, Islamic, Gothic and Rajput style. Next visit Karanji Lake which is great place for bird lovers and is home to many migratory birds. Later on halt at Chamundi Hills where you will see idol of bull called Nandi, Brindavan Gardens which houses botanical gardens and fountain view is mesmerizing. Next spot will be Mysore Zoo, a great place for wildlife lovers and is habitat to many species. Return back to the hotel and enjoy your dinner.
Day 15: Mysore – Srirangapatnam (19 km)
After having breakfast you will be transferred to Srirangapatna. On reaching there visit Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple, Tipu’s Death Place, Gumbaz situated in the middle of pristine gardens was burial chamber of Tipu Sultan, Pandavapura where Pandavas stayed here for a while during their exile, Balmuri Falls built across River Cauvery. After spectacular views, return back to the hotel and enjoy your delicious dinner.
Day 16: Srirangapatnam – Bangalore (124 km)
The next tour destination will be Bangalore. Relax for a while and then visit Tipu Sultan Fort made using mud bricks, and was modified by granite stones and then to Bangalore Palace constructed by Chamaraja Wodeyar where the gothic windows, woodcarvings and stunning architecture is awe-inspiring. Later on visit Lalbagh, a botanical garden where the enchanting gardens is home to many rarer species of flora and fauna. In the evening enjoy leisure walk at Cubbon Park and mesmerize by the nature’s beauty. Return back and enjoy your delicious dinner.
Day 17: Bangalore – Mumbai (981 km)
Post breakfast you will be transferred to Mumbai airport by air where our representatives will give you detailed information for your further journey.
Accommodation and meals will be provided.
Travel and tour guides.
Well maintained transport with air-conditioning facility.
Extra sightseeing charges.
Flight cancellation charges due to any reason.
Personal expense such as shopping, laundry bills etc.
Anything not included in the tour package.