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Cultural and Natural Treasures: Bangalore to Mumbai Tour

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Duration

14 Nights / 15 Days

Tour Type

Daily Tour

Group Size

10 people

Languages

English

Overview

Embark on a captivating journey through the heart of Southern India with the “Cultural and Natural Treasures: Bangalore to Mumbai Tour.” This adventure begins in the vibrant city of Bangalore, renowned for its bustling markets and historical landmarks. Traverse the scenic landscapes to Mysore, where you’ll explore grand palaces and lively bazaars. Delve into the architectural marvels of Hampi and the serene beauty of Badami, before unwinding on the pristine beaches of Goa. Experience the lush greenery and tranquil ambiance of Chiplun and Lonavala, culminating in the dynamic metropolis of Mumbai. This tour offers an unforgettable blend of cultural heritage and natural splendor, promising an enriching and immersive experience.

Highlights

  • This is a private tour/activity only for your group.
  • Enhanced cleaning/ traveler safety.
  • In-depth cultural experience.
  • Flexible sightseeing & stopover.
  • Most travelers can participate.

Bulk discount (by Percent)

Bulk discount adult
# Discount group From adult To adult Value
1 Discount on 2-person group 2 2 %
2 Discount on 3-person group 3 3 %
3 Discount on 4-person group 4 4 %
4 Discount on 5-person group 5 5 %
5 Discount on 6-person group 6 6 %
6 Discount on 7-person group 7 7 %
7 Discount on 8-person group 8 8 %

Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive Bangalore

Arrive in Bangalore and transfer to your hotel for check-in. Rest and relax after your journey. You may take a leisurely stroll around the hotel area to get acquainted with the city or enjoy the hotel amenities such as the spa or swimming pool. In the evening, you can explore the bustling MG Road and Brigade Road, famous for their vibrant nightlife, shopping, and dining options. Return to the hotel for an overnight stay in Bangalore.

Day 2: Bangalore - Mysore (145kms)

Start the day with breakfast at the hotel. Visit Tipu Sultan's Summer Palace, an exquisite example of Indo-Islamic architecture. Explore its ornate interiors and historical artifacts. Proceed to Lalbagh Botanical Garden, renowned for its expansive greenery, rare plants, and the famous glasshouse. Visit Bangalore Palace, a Tudor-style architecture inspired by England's Windsor Castle. Explore its grand interiors and lush gardens. Explore Cubbon Park, a lush green space ideal for a leisurely walk. Discover its rich flora and various statues. Drive to Mysore and check in to your hotel. Overnight in Mysore.

Day 3: Mysore - Hassan (140kms)

Start the day with breakfast at the hotel before visiting Chamundi Hill and the Chamundeshwari Temple, offering panoramic views of Mysore city. Visit Mysore Palace, an opulent royal residence known for its Indo-Saracenic architecture and vibrant interior decor. Witness the grandeur of the palace illuminated by thousands of lights in the evening. Explore St. Philomena's Church, a Neo-Gothic style cathedral with striking stained glass windows depicting biblical scenes. Visit the Jaganmohan Palace, an art gallery housing a collection of paintings, artifacts, and sculptures. Explore Devaraja Market, a lively and colorful market offering a variety of local produce, flowers, and spices. Drive to Hassan and check in to your hotel. Overnight in Hassan.

Day 4: Hassan - Hampi (330kms)

Start the day with breakfast at the hotel before departing for Hampi. En route to Hampi, visit Belur to marvel at the Chennakesava Temple, a masterpiece of Hoysala architecture adorned with intricate sculptures. Continue to Halebeedu and explore the Hoysaleswara Temple, famous for its detailed carvings depicting Hindu mythology and daily life scenes. Visit the Lakshmi Narasimha Temple in Halebeedu, known for its exquisite carvings and serene surroundings. Arrive in Hampi and check in to your hotel. Overnight in Hampi.

Day 5: Hampi

Start the day with breakfast at the hotel before sightseeing.
Explore the UNESCO World Heritage site of Hampi, starting with the Virupaksha Temple dedicated to Lord Shiva. Admire the temple's intricate architecture and historical significance.
Visit the Vittala Temple complex, famous for its iconic Stone Chariot and musical pillars that produce melodious sounds when tapped.
Explore the Royal Enclosure, a fortified area that served as the administrative and ceremonial center of the Vijayanagara Empire.
Visit the Hazara Rama Temple, known for its bas-reliefs depicting scenes from the Ramayana.
Explore the Lotus Mahal, an elegant pavilion with a unique blend of Hindu and Islamic architectural styles.
Visit the Queen's Bath, a grand bathing complex with a simple exterior and ornate interior.
Explore the Elephant Stables, a large structure used to house the royal elephants.
Visit the Archaeological Museum, showcasing artifacts from the Vijayanagara Empire.
Explore the Hemakuta Hill temples for panoramic views of the Hampi ruins.
Overnight in Hampi.

Day 6: Hampi - Badami (195kms)

Start the day with breakfast at the hotel before departing for Badami. Morning visit to Anegundi village for a glimpse into rural Karnataka life. Enjoy a coracle ride on the Tungabhadra River. Drive to Badami and check in to your hotel. Overnight in Badami.

Day 7: Badami

Start the day with breakfast at the hotel before sightseeing.
Visit the Badami Cave Temples, carved into the sandstone cliffs and adorned with intricate sculptures of Hindu deities.
Explore the ancient fort and the Bhoothnath Temple overlooking the Agastya Lake.
Visit the Banashankari Temple, known for its unique Dravidian and Nagara architectural blend.
Explore the Archaeological Museum, showcasing artifacts and sculptures from the Chalukya dynasty.
Visit Pattadakal, a UNESCO World Heritage site known for its group of monuments reflecting various architectural styles.
Explore the Mahakuta Group of Temples, a serene complex of ancient temples.
Visit Aihole, known as the "Cradle of Indian Architecture," famous for its group of ancient temples.
Overnight in Badami.

Day 8: Badami - Goa (235kms)

Start the day with breakfast at the hotel before departing for Goa. Drive to Goa, check in to your hotel, and relax on the beaches of North Goa. Overnight in Goa.

Day 9: Goa

Start the day with breakfast at the hotel before sightseeing.
Explore Old Goa, including the Basilica of Bom Jesus and Se Cathedral, showcasing Portuguese Baroque architecture and religious significance.
Visit the Church of St. Cajetan, modeled after St. Peter's Basilica in Rome.
Explore the Archaeological Museum, housing artifacts from Goa's colonial past.
Visit the Fontainhas Latin Quarter and Panjim city for a taste of authentic Goan cuisine and vibrant street markets.
Relax at Miramar Beach, offering beautiful views and a tranquil atmosphere.
Visit the Dona Paula viewpoint for panoramic views of the Arabian Sea.
Explore the Reis Magos Fort, an ancient fortress offering historical insights and scenic views.
Visit the Aguada Fort, a well-preserved 17th-century Portuguese fort overlooking the Arabian Sea.
Explore the Chapora Fort, known for its scenic location and panoramic views.
Explore the spice plantations in Ponda to learn about Goa's rich spice trade history.
Overnight in Goa.

Day 10: Goa

Start the day with breakfast at the hotel before sightseeing.
Visit South Goa, including Colva Beach and Palolem Beach, known for their tranquil ambiance and scenic beauty.
Explore Cabo de Rama Fort for panoramic views of the Arabian Sea and the surrounding coastline.
Visit local fishing villages to experience Goa's coastal lifestyle.
Visit the Butterfly Conservatory in Ponda, a peaceful retreat with various butterfly species.
Overnight in Goa.

Day 11: Goa - Chiplun (340kms)

Start the day with breakfast at the hotel before departing for Chiplun. Drive to Chiplun, stopping to explore the ancient town of Gokarna, known for its temples and pristine beaches. Visit the Mirjan Fort, a historic fort known for its scenic location and architectural features. Enjoy the serene surroundings of Chiplun and visit local attractions. Overnight in Chiplun.

Day 12: Chiplun - Lonavala (210kms)

Start the day with breakfast at the hotel before departing for Lonavala. Drive to Lonavala and visit Karla Caves, ancient Buddhist rock-cut caves dating back to the 2nd century BC. Explore Bhaja Caves, known for their architectural brilliance and serene surroundings amidst the Western Ghats. Visit the Lohagad Fort, a historical fort offering panoramic views of the surrounding hills. Overnight in Lonavala.

Day 13: Lonavala

Start the day with breakfast at the hotel before sightseeing.
Visit Rajmachi Point for breathtaking views of the Sahyadri Mountains.
Explore Tiger's Leap and Bhushi Dam for scenic beauty and photography.
Visit the Duke's Nose, a popular trekking and adventure spot offering stunning views.
Explore the Ryewood Park and Shivaji Udyan, beautiful gardens perfect for a leisurely stroll.
Visit the Lonavala Lake, a serene spot ideal for picnics and nature walks.
Overnight in Lonavala.

Day 14: Lonavala - Mumbai (80kms)

Start the day with breakfast at the hotel before departing for Mumbai.
Drive to Mumbai and visit the Gateway of India, a historic monument overlooking the Arabian Sea.
Explore Elephanta Caves (optional), renowned for their rock-cut cave temples dedicated to Lord Shiva.
Visit the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya (formerly Prince of Wales Museum), showcasing a vast collection of artifacts.
Explore the Crawford Market, a bustling market known for its fresh produce and vibrant atmosphere.
Visit the Marine Drive, a picturesque promenade along the coast offering stunning sunset views.
Explore the Hanging Gardens, terraced gardens on the slopes of Malabar Hill.
Visit Colaba Causeway for shopping and dining experiences.
Overnight in Mumbai.

Day 15: Mumbai - Departure

Start the day with breakfast at the hotel. Depending on your flight schedule, explore local markets or relax at the hotel. Transfer to the airport for your departure.

Included/Excluded

  • Assistance on arrival at airport.
  • 14 Night's accommodation in 4-star hotels.
  • Daily breakfast and meal as per day plan.
  • Private air-conditioned deluxe car for airport transfer, sightseeing and excursion as per program.
  • English speaking tour guide on sightseeing days (local guide in each city), as per program.
  • Monument entrances and activities charges mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Bottled drinking water in car.
  • Government taxes.
  • Any flight tickets.
  • Camera charges at monuments.
  • Expenses of personal nature like liquor, laundry, tips, telephone, fax, internet etc.
  • Gratuities & optional activities.
  • Anything not mentioned in inclusions.

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