Karnataka With Buddhist Tour - PI-0269
This Buddhist tour of Karnataka takes you across the several Buddhist pilgrimage sites of the state that are considered to be important historical pieces of Indian history too. Starting from Aurangabad, the tour takes you across the scenic cities of Gulbarga, Bijapur, Badami, Hospet, the palace city of Mysore and finally ending with the fast moving yet laid back city of Bengaluru.
Day 1: Mumbai
Wednesday, February 28, 2018 - Thursday, March 1, 2018
Arrive Mumbai international airport, met and greeted by our representative and transfer to hotel.Overnight stay at hotel.
Day 2: Mumbai
Thursday, March 1, 2018 - Friday, March 2, 2018
After breakfast sightseeing of Elephanta caves
, located on an island about 10 Kms away from the Gateway of India
. Reach the Island by Motor Boat. These caves consist of temples carved from rock which date back to the 7th century.Overnight stay at hotel.
Day 3: Mumbai - Aurangabad
Friday, March 2, 2018 - Saturday, March 3, 2018
Morning after breakfast in hotel, transfer to airport to board the flight for Aurangabad, arrive Aurangabad. On arrival assistance and transfer to hotel. Later visit ellora Caves(15 kms) (Closed on Tuesday).The famous rock cut caves temples of Ellora depict the Hindu, Buddhist and Jain faiths, and were constructed between the 5th and 8th centuries A.D. Of particular interest are the architectural marvel of the monolithic Kailasa temple, the Buddhist Vishvakarma chaitya.Overnight stay at hotel.
Day 4: Aurangabad - Mumbai
Saturday, March 3, 2018 - Sunday, March 4, 2018
After breakfast excursion of Ajanta(110 kms)closed on Monday. Ajanta's wondrous cave temples are cut into the rocky sides of a dramatic crescent-shaped gorge, at the head of which is a waterfall that drops over the mountain rim in a series of seven steps to a pool far below - the Saptakund.Bibi ka Maqbara(6 kms).It is the tomb of Begum Rabia Durani, wife of Emperor Aurangzeb. Due to its similar design, it is popularly known as the mini Taj of the Deccan. On time assistance and transfer to airport to board the flight for Mumbai, arrive Mumbai airport and transfer to hotel.Overnight stay at hotel.
Day 5: Mumbai - Hyderabad
Sunday, March 4, 2018 - Monday, March 5, 2018
Morning after breakfast transfer to the airport to boward the flight for Hyderabad.Arrive Hyderabad and transfer to the hotel.Afternoon hald day sightseeing of Hyderabad visiting Falukuma Palace,Mecca masjid, the Salar jung Museum and the Splendid Charminar
.Evening return to hotel.Overnight stay at hotel.
Day 6: Hyderabad - Gulbarga
Monday, March 5, 2018 - Tuesday, March 6, 2018
Morning after breakfast in hotel, leave for Gulbarga (250 Kms-05/06 Hours drive), en route stopover at Bidar to visit the 15th century Bidar Fort
and the Bahmani tombs. Arrive Gulbarga, and check in to hotel and later visit the remarkable 15th century Jama Masjid.Evening return to hotel for overnight stay.
Day 7: Gulbarga - Bijapur
Tuesday, March 6, 2018 - Wednesday, March 7, 2018
Morning after breakfast leave for Bijapur 160 Kms 3-4 Hours drive. Check into the hotel later leave for a tour of Bijapur visit, Mohammad Adil Shah built Bijapur during the 17th century. Visit the Gol Gumbaz
or the round dome. This structure has the largest dome unsupported by pillars to be found in India and the second largest in the world. Later visit Ibrahim Roza
, a beautiful tomb built by Adil Shah II for his queen.Evening return to hotel for overnight stay.
Day 8: Bijapur - Badami
Wednesday, March 7, 2018 - Thursday, March 8, 2018
Morning after breakfast leave for the early 6th century temples of Badami (132kms/3 hrs).en-route visit Aihole as the "cradle of Indian architecture", Aihole has over 100 temples scattered around the village. Arrive and check in to hotel. Later, a visit of Badamai to the rock cut caves, the Mahakuteshwara Temple and the Northern Fort.Overnight stay at hotel.
Day 9: Badami - Hospet
Thursday, March 8, 2018 - Friday, March 9, 2018
Morning after breakfast in hotel The capital of the early Chaulkyas, Badami is picturesquely situated at the mouth of a ravine between two rocky hills. Badami is famous for four cave temples. Leave for Hospet (240 kms/6hrs) and en-route stop at Pattadakal situated on the bank of the Malarapbha river and has ten major temples representing early Chalukyan architecture.Overnight at Hospet.
Day 10: Hospet
Friday, March 9, 2018 - Saturday, March 10, 2018
After breakfast in hotel, A base to take a tour of Hampi or Vijayanagara (1 hrs drive) one of the largest empires in the history of India- in ruins. Explore the ruined kingdom and return back to Hospet for overnight stay.
Day 11: Hospet - Hassan
Saturday, March 10, 2018 - Sunday, March 11, 2018
After breakfast leave for Hassan approx 395 Kms 08 Hours drive.On arrival check-in and overnight stay at hotel.
Day 12: Hassan - Mysore
Sunday, March 11, 2018 - Monday, March 12, 2018
After breakfast sightseeing of Belur
and Halebid. After that later leave for Mysore, arrive Mysore and check in to hotel for overnight in hotel.
Day 13: Mysore
Monday, March 12, 2018 - Tuesday, March 13, 2018
After breakfast in hotel sightseeing of Mysore visiting Tipu Sultan Palace and Somnathpur. Relax and overnight stay at hotel.
Day 14: Mysore - Bengaluru
Tuesday, March 13, 2018 - Wednesday, March 14, 2018
After breakfast drive to Banglaore en route visit to Srirangapatnam. Arrive Bangalore. Arrive Bangalore and Check in to Hotel. Afternoon Sightseeing of IT City Bangalore (Now called Bengaluru) visit Bangalore Palace
& fort - The Bangalore Fort was built by Kempe Gowda and expanded by Tippu Sultan, Vidhan Soudha - This splendid neo-Dravidian granite building that dominates the northern boundary of the Cubbon park, is the home of the State Legislature and the Secretaria and Lal Bagh. Overnight stay.
Day 15: Bengaluru
Wednesday, March 14, 2018 - Thursday, March 15, 2018
On time assistance and transfer to international airport to board the flight for onward journey.