Buddhism with Karnataka Tour Packages

Duration

15 Days / 14 Nights

Destination

Mumbai - Aurangabad - Mumbai -Hyderabad - Gulbarga - Bijapur - Badami - Hospet- Hassan - Mysore - Bangalore

Day 01: Arrive Mumbai

Arrive Mumbai international airport and transfer to hotel for overnight stay.

Day 02: Mumbai

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.
Afternoon city tour of Mumbai visiting Prince of Wales Museum, Hanging Gardens & Open laundry (Dhobi Ghat). Evening return to hotel for overnight stay.

Day 03 : Mumbai - Aurangabad

Morning after breakfast in hotel, On time assistance and transfer to airport to board the flight for Aurangabad. On arrival assistance and transfer to hotel. Later visit
Ellora Caves : (Distance - 15 km) (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 and vihara, the famous Jain cave number 32 famous for a magnificent Yakshi statue and ceiling paintings.
Daulatabad Fort : ( Distance - 7 km ):Originally the mountainous Deogiri fortress, it was an old Hindu stronghold, finally captured and plundered by deceit in the 13th century. Overnight stay.

Day 04 : Aurangabad - Mumbai

After breakfast excursion of Ajanta : (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 : ( Distance - 6 km ):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.

Day 05: Mumbai - Hyderabad

Morning after breakfast in hotel, transfer to airport to board the flight for Hyderabad, arrive Hyderabad airport and transfer to hotel, later afternoon half day city tour of Hyderabad visiting the Falukuma Palace, Mecca Masjid, the Salar Jung Museum and the splendid Charminar. Overnight stay.

Day 06: Hyderabad - Gulbarga

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 07: Gulbarga - Bijapur

Morning after breakfast in hotel 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 08: Bijapur - Badami

Morning after breakfast in hotel 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 at Badami Court.

Day 09: Badami - Hospet

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 it's 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

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

After breakfast leave for Hassan approx 395 Kms 08 Hours drive. On arrival check in to Hotel. 
Overnight stay.  .

Day 12 : Hassan - Mysore

After breakfast sightseeing of Belur and Halebid approx 40 kms from Hassan. After that leave for Mysore, arrive Mysore and check in to hotel for overnight in hotel.

Day 13: Mysore

After breakfast in hotel sightseeing of Mysore visiting Tipu Sultan Palace and Somnathpur. Overnight stay.

Day 14 : Mysore - Bangalore

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 Secretarial and Lal Bagh. Overnight stay.

Day 15: Departure from Bangalore

On time assistance and transfer to international to board the flight for onward journey.

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