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Today after an early breakfast check out from the hotel and drive to Mysore,on arrival transfer to the hotel for check in and wash and change followed by visit to the Palace of the
Maharaja (Emperor), St.Philomenas cathedral followed by a drive up to Chamundi hill to see Chamundeshwari Temple and a panoramic view of Mysore. On the way back, see
the Nandi Bull. In the evening visiting Brindavan gardens & spectacular musical fountains, followed by flower and sandal wood market, handicraft museum. Overnight at the hotel.
After breakfast check out from the hotel and drive to Hassan.
Enroute visit Shravanbelgola – one of most important Jain
Pilgrim centre.Drive through the picturesque hilly landscape and
stopover in Halebid, visit the Hoysalesvara Temple of 12th century. At Belur we visit the group of Chennakesava Temples,
which are famous for its architecture and sculptures. After visit continue drive to Hassan, and check in to the hotel for overnight stay.
After breakfast check out from the hotel and drive to Hospet. On arrival transfer to the hotel for Overnight
Early morning trek up to sunrise point on Matanga Hill, which is to the east of Hampi Return to the hotel for breakfast later take an excursion to Hampi, Hampi
the once beautiful capital city of Vijaynagar Empire was greater than Rome and had palaces; Hampi ruins spread over an area of more than 26 sq. kms,protected by the tempestuous river Tungabhadra in the north and by rocky granite ridges on the other three sides, visit Hazara Rama Temples, huge Ganesha & Narasimha images, the elephant stables, the queen’s bath, and carvings on the Ramachandra Temple &Lotus Mahal
. Overnight at the hotel.
After breakfast check out from the hotel and drive to Badami. Enroute visit Aihole and Pattadakal. Aihole is the cradle of stone temple architecture of the southern Dravidian School. The oldest temple, Lad Khan goes back to the
5th century A.D. There are 70 temples in this group. The Durga temple is noted for its sculptures. The Meguti temple is built of 630 small stone blocks. The Ravanaphadi Cave has some beautiful carvings. Pattadakal,referred to as Petrigal, reached its pinnacle of glory under the Chalukya kings from 7th to 9th centuries. The oldest in this group is the Sanghameswara Temple. The Mallikarjuna Temple has pillars depicting life of
Krishna. Virupaksha temple has sculptures and panel scenes from the epics,the Ramayana and Mahabharata. The Papanatha Temple has impressive carvings on pillars and ceiling. After sightseeing, proceed to Badami. On arrivaltransfer to the hotel for overnight stay.
After breakfast take a sightseeing trip of Badami. Climb a flight of steps to reach the ancient caves – all hewn out o sand stone on the precipice of a hill. There are four caves here. The first three belong to the Vedic faith and the fourth cave is the only Jain Temple in Badami. The first cave temple- past Shiva’s door Keepers – and there he is the eighteen-armed Nataraj
striking 81 dance poses. The largest and most ornamental is the third Cave temple dedicated to Vishnu. Here are some splendid carvings of the Hindu Pantheon, Narasimha – the half man and half lion avatar of Vishnu, Hari Hara, the composite god who is half Shiva a half Vishnu. Overnight at the
After early breakfast, check out of the hotel and take the scenic drive to Goa. On arrival transfer to the hotel for overnight
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