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, Pickup from Bangalore Railway Station / Bus Station and drive to Kukke Subrahmanya, a popular religious destination which is surrounded by lush green forest along with hills. Kukke Subramanya and Dharmasthala TempleIt is situated on the banks of the Kumaradhara River. On arrival, visit to the main temple and Adi Subrahmanya. Then proceed to Dharmasthala, the holy abode for Hindu's. Visit to the Sri Manjunathaswamy Temple, the main attraction of Dharmasthala and have a darshan of Lord Manjunatha Swamy (Shiva). Visit to Rathnagiri to see the statue of Bhagawan Bahubali or Gommateshwara and Badinade (Annappa) Betta. Then proceed to Kateel Durga Parameshwari Temple, located on the banks of River Nandini. Then check in to the hotel and overnight stay at the Hotel.
Morning, after breakfast, check out the hotel and visit Kateel Temple, get the divine blessings of Goddess Durgaparameshwari Temple. Then proceed to Udupi and visit to the world famous Sri Krishna Temple and then visit nearby Anantheshwara temple and Chandramouleshwara Temple. After visiting these temples, proceed to Gokarna. On arrival at Gokarna, check in to the hotel and overnight stay at the Hotel.
Early morning after Bath, visit to Mahabaleshwara Temple, a sacred pilgrimage site amongst Indian Places. The Mahabaleshwar temple enshrines the Atma Linga of Lord Shiva. Legend says that the holy Linga was given by Lord Shiva to King Ravana to make his kingdom an invincible fortress. Then proceed to visit Tamra Gowri Temple and Ganapathi Temple at Gokarna and return to the Hotel. After Breakfast, check out the hotel and proceed to Murudeshwara. Murudeshwara beach town lies on the coast of the Arabian Sea and is also famous for the Murudeshwara Temple. The main attraction of this place is world's second - tallest Shiva statue and 20 storied Gopura (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. Then drive to Kollur. On arrival at Kollur, check in to the hotel and overnight stay at the hotel.
Early morning after Bath, visit to Sri Mookambika Temple at Kollur, a sacred pilgrimage site amongst Indian Places. Morning after breakfast, check out the hotel and proceed to Sringeri. Enroute, enjoy the beautiful scenery of Agumbe Ghats. 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. Visit these two temples. Horanadu Annapoorneshwari TempleAfter visiting temples at Sringeri, 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. The main deity of Annapoorneshwari is made of gold. It is said that a person who seeks the blessings of Goddess would never have any scarcity for food in life.
Morning after breakfast, check out the hotel and proceed to Bangalore. Enroute visit, Kalaseshwara Temple at Kalasa, the wonderful hoysala architecture at the temples of Belur and Halebid. On arrival at Bangalore, transfer to railway station for onward journey.