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Heritage Karnataka Break with Bandipur(4 Nights)

Bangalore, Hassan, Mysore, Bandipur, Bangalore

for Inbound Traveller, Premium and Luxury Traveller

Holiday Overview

Enroute to Bandipur
Mysore Palace lit up
Chennakesava Temple Somnathpura (Nivalink Trip Dated - 14 April 2011)
St Philomenas Church (Nivalink Trip Dated - 14 April 2011)
Mysore Palace by the Day
Venugopala Swamy Temple (Photo Courtesy: Doc.aneesh)
Halebid Temple
Halebid Temple
View from Sravanbelagola

This is a classic Inbound centric short break that allows guests to visit prime heritage destinations (Halebid, Belur, Mysore) alongwith Tiger centric Park (Bandipur).

Route

Hassan(1) - Mysore(2) - Bandipur(1)

Summarised Itinerary
  • Day-1 Arrival at Bangalore and proceed to Hassan
  • Day-2 Proceed to Mysore via Sravanbelagola. Afternoon visit to Mysore Palace.
  • Day-3 Sightseeing and Excursions In around Mysore
  • Day-4 Travel to Bandipur. Evening Safari.
  • Day-5 Morning Safari and departure.
Sightseeing Summary

Bandipur - Wildlife and Bird watching at Bandipur (1.00 kms)

Hassan - Hoysaleshwar Temple Halebidu (32.00 kms), Chennakesava Temples Belur (40.00 kms), Sravanbelagola (51.00 kms)

Mysore - Mysore Palace (1.00 kms), St Philomenas Church (2.00 kms), Jaganmohan Palace (2.60 kms), Chamundeshwari Temple (13.00 kms), Sravanbelagola (81.00 kms)

Preferred Arrival /Departure Destination
Arrival - Bangalore Departure - Bangalore
Best Season to Travel
  • Jan
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Popular Extensions to the Itinerary

Ooty, a heritage hill station is a popular extension option for this short break.

Distances
  • Bangalore to Hassan -200 kms (4.5 hrs)
  • Hassan to Mysore -120 kms (3 hrs)
  • Mysore to Bandipur -80 kms (2 hrs)
  • Bandipur to Bangalore -220 kms (5 hrs)
Route

Bangalore - Hassan(1) - Mysore(2) - Bandipur(1) - Bangalore

Detailed Itinerary

Day-1 Arrival at Bangalore and proceed to Hassan Arrival at Bangalore. Proceed to Hassan (200 kms - 4 hours). Hassan is base point to visit Hoysala era Halebid and Belur temples, renowned for their heritage character and architecture. Visit Halebid and Belur and return to Hassan by evening.

Day-2 Proceed to Mysore via Sravanbelagola. Afternoon visit to Mysore Palace. Travel to Mysore via Sravanbelagola (130 kms - 3.5 hours), Jain Pilgrimage centre. Mysore is a renowned tourist destination and popular with heritage travellers with Mysore Palace being the main attraction. Sightseeing tour of Mysore visiting Mysore Palace, Chamundi Hills, Nandi Bull Temple, 150 years old Jaganmohan Palace.

Day-3 Sightseeing and Excursions In around Mysore Proceed for local sightseeing such as St. Philomena's Church. Excursion to Somnathpur heritage Temples (50 kms).

Day-4 Travel to Bandipur. Evening Safari. Proceed to Bandipur (80 kms - 2 hrs). Bandipur is a Wildlife destination enroute to Ooty in Karnataka renowned for its Tiger Population. Evening Safari in Bandipur.

Day-5 Morning Safari and departure. Morning Safari and Depart for Bangalore (230 kms - 5 hours) for onward journey.

Detailed Sightseeing

Bandipur :

  • Wildlife and Bird watching at Bandipur - Bandipur forests with its deciduous habitat is the ideal spot for viewing animals like elephant, gaur, wild boar, sambhar. 200+ varieties of birds are spotted in the area especially in winter (Oct - March) such as Paradise Fly-Catcher, Hornbill, Woodpecker, Thrush, Crested Hawk Eagle etc. Jeep safaris are arranged by few lodges around the area.

Hassan :

  • Hoysaleshwar Temple Halebidu - Hoysaleswara temple is a 12th century Lord Shiva temple in Halebidu. Temple has been restored and is a major tourist attraction for its temple architecture. Visited by International traveller all round the year.

  • Chennakesava Temples Belur - The Chennakesava Temple is a riverside temple in Belur, erstwhile capital of the Hoysala Empire. Chennakesava is a form of Hindu God Vishnu and the temples are renowned for its temple architecture and visited all round the year by international travellers.,

  • Sravanbelagola - Shravanabelagola is home to statue of Gommateshvara Bahubali and is one of the most important pilgrimage destinations in Jainism, The statue is set on a hill and requires climbing several hundred steps.

Mysore :

  • Mysore Palace - Mysore palace is one of the most famous tourist attractions in India after Taj Mahal with more than 2.7 million visitors. The architectural style of the palace is commonly described as Indo-Saracenic but it is a blend of many other architectural styles. The palace is surrounded by a large garden. The palace is 3 storied and entry fee is required to enter. Tourists are not allowed to take photographs inside the palace. Every autumn, the Palace is the venue for the famous Mysore Dasara festival with the elephant procession on Dussera day being the most sought after event.

  • St Philomenas Church - St. Philomenas church in Mysore was constructed in 1936 using a Neo Gothic style and its architecture was inspired by the Cologne Cathedral in Germany. It still remains a tourist attraction.

  • Jaganmohan Palace - Jaganmohan Palace is a palace in Mysore (1861) and was initially used by the Wodeyars, kings of Mysore as their home before the grand Mysore Palace came up. It is now converted into an art gallery and a function hall. The art gallery contains one of the largest collection of artefacts in South India (2000+). Some of the paintings are those by Raja Ravi Varma. Paintings different Indian styles of painting such as Mysore, Mughal and Shantiniketan.

  • Chamundeshwari Temple - The Chamundeshwari Temple is an ancient Devi temple (12th - 17th Century) located on the top of Chamundi Hills. The temple is impressive from an architectural sense and considered a pilgrimage destination being considered one of the 18 main Shaktipeetha temples.

  • Sravanbelagola - Shravanabelagola is home to statue of Gommateshvara Bahubali and is one of the most important pilgrimage destinations in Jainism, The statue is set on a hill and requires climbing several hundred steps.

Destination Overview

Bangalore - Bangalore (now also called “Bengaluru”) is the state capital of Karnataka and one of the largest Software and ITES (IT Enabled services) center in the world. Bangalore is unofficially now considered as one of the metro cities of India (Alongwith Mumbai, Kolkata, Chennai and Delhi).

Hassan - Hassan is an industrial town located mid-way between Mangalore and Bangalore and base point for guests to visit Halebid and Belur Temples, which are world known for their Hoysala era architecture.

Mysore - Mysore is a heritage destination and well visited for the Mysore Palace and located most centrally to visit a wide ranging destinations around it.

Bandipur - Bandipur is located on the Mysor - Ooty route and is one of the renowned parks in South India known for their tiger sightings and excellent migratory bird population.

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Distances
  • Bangalore to Hassan -200 kms (4.5 hrs)
  • Hassan to Mysore -120 kms (3 hrs)
  • Mysore to Bandipur -80 kms (2 hrs)
  • Bandipur to Bangalore -220 kms (5 hrs)

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Distances
  • Bangalore to Hassan -200 kms (4.5 hrs)
  • Hassan to Mysore -120 kms (3 hrs)
  • Mysore to Bandipur -80 kms (2 hrs)
  • Bandipur to Bangalore -220 kms (5 hrs)

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