Karnataka and Kerala Tour | 11 Days and 10 Nights
Including: Bangalore, Mysore, Shravanabelagola, Hassan, Halebidu, Belur, Kabini, Nagarhole National Park, Wayanad, Kochi, Alleppey backwaters
Airports: Arrival Bangalore, Departure Cochin
Day 1: Travel to Mysore after arrival at Bangalore airport
You will be picked up at the airport and taken to your Mysore hotel (3 hours).
The rest of the day is free for your leisure activities. Your driver will take you on a nighttime driving tour of Mysore’s monuments and a stop at the renowned Devaraja fruit and vegetable market.
Spend the night in Mysore.
Day 2: Full day in Mysore
Mysore is a captivating city that is renowned for its ostentatious festival celebrations. Since 400 years ago, Dusshera has been a highly anticipated holiday that draws large crowds to see the spectacular celebrations. Mysore was the capital of the Wadiyar Hindu dynasty skirted by wooded hills and situated among fertile fields. It ruled southern Karnataka from 1399 to 1947, except for the 38-year rule of the Muslim warlord Haider Ali and his son, Tipu Sultan, in the 18th century.
Ashtanga Yoga is a style of yoga that synchronizes the breath with a variety of postures, and it is very popular in the city. Additionally, it is renowned for its fine sandalwood and silk products. The city has a lot of things to offer for all tourists with a wide variety of sightseeing locations, including exotic palaces and beautiful gardens. With our expertly designed same-day Mysore tour, you can discover the allure of the city.
The visits would also constitute the Chamundi Hill, Amba Vilas Palace, the Cathedral of Saint Philomena, the enormous crouching Nandi, Lalitha Mahal Palace, the residence of Sultan Tippu, Krishnaraja Circle, and Srirangapattana. You can even enjoy going to the nearby Ranganthittu Bird Sanctuary, depending on the weather and the season.
Spend the night in Mysore.
Day 3: Travel to Shravanbelagola as well as Hassan
Shravanabelagola is a small city located between two granite hills, Indragiri and Chandragiri, on its famous White Pond. It is South India’s most important Jain site. It is dominated by a massive monolithic statue of Gommateshvara, also known as Bahubali, the son of the first Jain Tirthankara, standing 17.7m tall. The statue of the naked savior stands on an anthill on the summit of the very tall Indragiri Hill, staring impassively ahead. Creepers are entwined around his legs and arms, indicating how long he stood immobile in meditation. An inscription at the base records Chamundaraya, the powerful minister of Rajamalla IV, one of the Ganga kings, and the consecration of the temple in AD981.
Following the visit, you will drive to Hassan.
Spend the night in Hassan.
Day 4: Full day in Belur and Halebidu (from Hassan)
Among the wonders of South Indian art and architecture are the temples built by the Hoysala kings (12th–13th centuries) and their skillful ministers. They represent the union of the columned mandapas of the South with the curved towers (shikhara) of North India. They stand out for their distinctive star-shaped plan and their lavish surface ornamentation. The Chennakeshva Temple in Belur is renowned for its shrine, pillars, and sculptures. King Vishnuvardhan erected it in 1117 to honor the Hoysalas’ victory over the Cholas.
The Vijayanagar king built a towered gopura in the 16th century that serves as the temple’s entrance. Some of the finest and most impressive examples of Hoysala architecture can be found in Halebidu. A tourist’s paradise, Hoysaleshvara Temple boasts exquisite pillars and sculptures. King Vishnuvardhana began construction on the structure in 1121, and it took ten years to complete. Its structure consists of a pair of identical Shiva temples. Depending on the amount of time available, the Kedareshwara Temple in Halebidu is a lesser-known tourist destination but is still worthwhile a quick visit.
Spend the night in Hassan.
Day 5: Travel from Hassan to Kabini
You will arrive at your Kabini accommodation after a pleasant morning drive where you will be taken care of by wildlife experts for your two-night stay. Lunch is included in the afternoon program along with a 3-hour jeep safari with a guide to explore wild animals. Then relax before the evening meal, which will be followed by a wildlife film. The next day and the morning of your departure, you will continue your itinerary, which will include jeep and boat safaris into the Nagarhole National Park with local guides. During your stay, you will be served breakfast, lunch, and dinner, as well as other surprises.
There are no enclosures in this wild jungle park. As it is not a zoo, it is impossible to plan what you will see on a safari. The majority of visitors, however, see elephants, deer, monkeys, boars, antelopes, lizards, bison, butterflies, birds, flowers, plants, and trees. Visitors who are lucky enough may spot a leopard, a bear, or even a tiger. Therefore, you should definitely bring your camera.
Spend the whole night at Kabini.
Day 6: Whole Day in Kabini
You will continue your safaris into the Nagarhole National Park with the help of local guides.
Spend the night in Kabini.
Day 7: Travel from Kabini to Wayanad
After finishing your morning program in Kabini, you will depart for Wayanad.
You will stop along the way to see the famous Edakkal Caves. These are two natural caves located in a remote area. They are located 1,200 meters above sea level, alongside an ancient trade route that connects the high mountains of Mysore to the Malabar Coast ports. Inside the caves are pictorial writings from the Neolithic period that date back to at least 6,000 BC, indicating the presence of a prehistoric civilization or settlement in this region. Edakkal’s Stone Age carvings are extremely rare and the only popular examples in South India.
Spend the night in Wayanad.
Day 8: Travel to Kochi
You will move to Kochi with a scenic drive through rural areas and communities where you can observe daily life. You will stop at the Guruvayur Temple’s elephant sanctuary on the way. When you arrive in Kochi, you will be driven to the hotel, which is located in the old Fort Kochi neighborhood. You can stroll or unwind in the hotel. You might want to take a sunset cruise in the evening. You will be driven to Kochi Harbour for this, where you can also see the harbor’s vibrant activities and the Chinese fishing nets. You can even decide to watch the evening Kathakali dance performance.
Spend the night in Kochi.
Day 9: Whole day visit to Kochi
Kochi is the most cosmopolitan city in Kerala. It is also the country’s main spice and seafood trading center. Kochi is a collection of narrow islands and peninsulas built around an Arabian Sea saltwater lagoon. While Ernakulam on the mainland has concrete shopping malls and glitzy apartment buildings, Mattancherry and Fort Kochi have an old-world charm with their Dutch, Portuguese, and English bungalows and quaint narrow streets. For centuries, visitors from all over the world have been drawn to Kochi’s natural harbor, which is surrounded by palm groves, green fields, inland lakes, and backwaters. You can take a stroll to soak in the atmosphere, shop, or visit places like Jew Town and its synagogue, Saint Francis Church, the Dutch Palace, and the Dutch graveyard.
Spend the night in Kochi.
Day 10: Travel from Kochi to Alleppey
Check out from the hotel and transfer to Alleppey. When nature is all you need to recuperate, the backwaters are undoubtedly the most invigorating, fascinating paradise in Kerala , God’s own country. The slender coconut palms standing here, there and everywhere, it’s never ending paddy fields, meandering lagoons and backwaters, Upon arrival check into houseboat, just relax at the boat. it will be a unique and exclusive experience in your lifetime. You will be cruising along the village sides and paddy fields witnessing the core life of Kerala villages.
Spend the night in a Houseboat
Day 11: Travel from Alleppey to Cochin airport
If you have preferred the houseboat, it will return to the boat jetty after breakfast, where your driver will be waiting for you. If you have opted for a resort, he will meet you there. The activities for this day will be determined by the amount of time available before your flight. The majority of our visitors prefer to relax or explore more of the backwaters.
You will be taken to Cochin International Airport in time to fly back to your home.
Departure/Return LocationBangalore Airport / Cochin Airport
IncludedAC VehicleEntrance fees to the selected venuesProfessional Guide
Not IncludedAuto RikshaBikeHouse Boat RentKerala LunchTea and Snacks
Karnataka and Kerala