Southern India is a heavenly abode of magnificent monuments, standing majestically from ages. The architecture of the South Indian monuments is breathtakingly beautiful and grand. From Dravidian architecture to Vijayanagara style of architecture, from elaborate pillars of Chalukyas to minute stone carvings by Krishnadevaraya, each monument has a different tale to tell. From tall, intricately carved gopurams to majestic pillars and life-sized shrines, these South Indian temples are rich in legend and stunning in their grandeur.
Ranked the 4th most popular tourist state in the country, Karnataka has a bouquet of attractions to offer you. Expanded from Belgaum in the North to Bangalore in the south which is also its capital, it has all the features of a great tourist destination. Beautiful beaches adorn the coastal line to the midst of the state with lush mountains, valleys and landscapes of farmlands. Karnataka, true to its tagline, is one state that accumulates many worlds in itself. The Malayalis, the Tamils, Konkanis, Kanada, even the Muslims and Christians have made Karnataka their home with their culture beautifully merging with that of the state. It has the second highest number of protected monuments in India, Hampi being one which houses the maximum of them, was the capital of Vijayanagar- 14th-century empire and now has the ruins of numerous palaces, forts, caves and monuments.
Morning at 6 AM, pickup from Bangalore Airport or Railway Station and proceed to Horanadu, Horanadu is a place of enchanting natural landscape in Chikmagalur district, ancient temple of the goddess Annapoorneshwari here has been restored and renamed the Adi - Shaktyatmaka Shree Annapoorneshwari. Horanadu Annapoorneshwari TempleOn the way to Horanadu, visit Halebid and Belur Temples built by Hoysala Rulers, which is famous for its architecture beauty. Then proceed to Kalasa, a beautiful place popular for Kalaseshwara Temple. On arrival at Horanadu, check in to the hotel. Evening, visit to the temple and offer prayers to Goddess of Food and get blessings. Then you can have Dinner at temple dining hall. Return to the hotel and overnight stay at Hotel.
Morning, visit to the temple and offer morning prayers to the Goddess Annapoorneshwari and have breakfast and coffee at temple dining hall. Return to the hotel and check out the hotel and proceed to Sringeri to offer prayers to Sri Sharadamba, Goddess of Knowledge. Sringeri is located on the banks of river Tunga and it is the site of the first mutt established by Adi Shankaracharya. The main attraction of Sringeri is Sri Sharadamba Temple and Vidya Shankara Temple. The Vidyashankara temple is an architectural marvel. Kollur Mookambika TempleVisit these two temples and have delicious lunch at the beautiful and large dining hall of the temple. Then proceed to Kollur. Enroute, watch the world famous Sunset Point and then the beauty of Agumbe Ghats. Then proceed to Kollur. On arrival at Kollur, check in to the hotel and proceed to visit Sri Mookambika Temple and dinner at Temple dining hall, return to the hotel and overnight stay at the hotel.
Early morning, visit to the temple and return to the hotel and after breakfast, check out the hotel and proceed to Murudeshwara Temple. The main attraction of this place is world's second - tallest Shiva statue and 20 storied Gopuram (237.5 feet) is constructed at the temple. Visit Shiva statue and Lord Murudeshwara Temple, built on the Kanduka Hill which is surrounded on three sides by the waters of the Arabian Sea. Udupi Krishna TempleAfter having darshan of Lord Murudeshwara, a short break at Murudeshwar Beach, then proceed to Udupi. Enroute, visit Ganapathi temple at Anegudde, Sri Guru Narasimha temple at Saligrama. On arrival at Udupi, visit world famous Sri Krishna Temple and nearby Anantheshwara Temple and Chandramouleshwara Temple. After visiting these temples drive to Kateel. On the way to Kateel, visit Sri Durga Parameshari Temple at Bappanadu. On arrival at Kateel, check in to the hotel and proceed to visit Sri Durga Parameshwari temple and dinner in the temple dining hall. Return to the hotel and overnight stay at Hotel.
Morning, checkout the hotel and drive to Mangalore, enroute, visit Rajarajeshwari Temple at Polali and Ananthapadmanabha Temple at Kudupu and then proceed to Mangalore. On arrival at Mangalore, visit Kadri Manjunatha Temple, then Sharavu Mahaganapathi Temple, Mangaladevi Temple and famous Kudroli Gokarnanatha Temple and lunch in Kudroli Gokarnanatha Temple. DharmasthalaAfter visiting the temples in Mangalore, drive to Dharmasthala. On arrival at Dharmasthala, check in to the hotel (at Ujire) and proceed to visit Lord Manjunatha Swamy (Shiva) temple. Visit to Rathnagiri to see the statue of Bhagawan Bahubali or Gommateshwara and Sri Rama Kshetra, on the banks of river Nethravathi. Return to the hotel and overnight stay at the hotel.
Early morning, check out the hotel and proceed to Kukke Subramanya Temple, a popular religious destination which is surrounded by lush green forest along with hills. It is situated on the banks of the Kumaradhara River. The main temple located in Kukke is of Subrahmanya that is dedicated to the Snake God Vasuki and Lord Subrahmanya. The temple is famous for religious rituals pertaining to snake god. On arrival at Kukke Subrahmanya, check in to the hotel and relax for some time. Then proceed to visit temple. After having darshan, visit to Adi Subrahmanya Temple. Then proceed to Bangalore. On arrival at Bangalore, transfer to railway station for onward journey, Coastal Temples Tour Package ends.