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Karnataka: Cultural Treasures and Wildlife Encounters

14 days & 13 nights, Private Journey

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Pricing from: $5,435

Bangalore, Mysore, Kabini, Coorg, Chikmagalur, Hampi & Badami

Take the road less traveled as you explore the state of Karnataka, which has been ruled over the centuries by rival dynasties, each leaving their mark upon the land. Trace the rich history of Dravidian art through spectacular temples and ancient ruins, and then explore the wild side of the state as you search for elephant, tiger, crocodile, and more in remote national parks. End your journey in a luxury resort on the shores of the Arabian Sea.

  • Day 1
    Arrive Bangalore

    Upon arrival in Bangalore, you will be met by your Cox & Kings representative and escorted to your hotel.

    The Taj West End - 2 Nights
  • Day 2

    After a morning at leisure, embark on a visit of the Garden City, including Bangalore Palace; Vidhan Soudha, the state legislature; the Dravidian Bull Temple; and ISKON Temple, a modern sanctuary built to promote spiritual learning.

    The Taj West End (B)
  • Day 3
    To Mysore

    En route to the princely city of Mysore, visit the shrine of the beautiful Sri Rangaswamy Temple and a workshop where artisans craft traditional children's toys using age-old methods.

    Radisson Blu - 2 Nights (B)
  • Day 4

    On a guided walk, learn about the city's colonial history, the vibrant markets and the historic atmosphere of the old city. Later, visit the fabulous Mysore Palace and the Keshava Temple at Somnathpur.

    Radisson Blu (B)
  • Day 5
    To Kabini

    Go on safari on the banks of the Kabini River. This afternoon embark on a game drive into Nagarhole National Park in search of elephant, tiger, leopard, antelope and wild dog.

    Orange County, Kabini - 2 Nights (B)
  • Day 6

    Head upstream on the Kabini to adjacent Bandipur National Park. As you cruise along the slow-moving river, keep an eye out for marsh crocodile in the shadows of the giant bamboo. This evening, enjoy a tribal dance performance

    Orange County, Kabini (B, L, D)
  • Day 7
    To Coorg

    Drive to Coorg, where the steep mountains alternate with lush cardamom crops, rice fields and coffee trees. Explore a coffee and spice plantation followed by a local cultural performance by the local artists.

    Orange County, Coorg - 2 Nights (B, L, D)
  • Day 8

    Enjoy a day at leisure. Relax in an Ayurvedic spa, take a scenic walk or even visit the elephants at nearby Dubare camp.

    Orange County, Coorg (B, L, D)
  • Day 9
    To Chikmagalur

    En route to Chikmagalur, marvel at the gigantic Gomateshvara sculpture - the world's tallest monolith - at Sravanabelagola, a complex of 22 Jain Temples.

    The Serai - 2 Nights (B, L)
  • Day 10

    Visit the exquisite Hoysala temples of Belur and Halebid.

    The Serai (B)
  • Day 11
    To Hampi

    Discover the spectacular ancient city that was once the center of one of the largest Hindu empires in the region.

    Orange County, Hampi - 2 Nights (B, L, D)
  • Day 12

    Spend a full day exploring the ruins left behind by the Vijayanagara Empire as well as the beautiful landscape that surrounds it.

    Orange County, Hampi (B, L, D)
  • Day 13
    To Badami

    Visit the temples and caves built by the Chalukyan Empire between the 5th and 8th centuries in the towns of Aihole, Pattadakal and Badami.

    The Heritage Resort, Badami - 1 Night (B, L, D)
  • Day 14
    Depart Badami

    Bid farewell to India as you proceed on your journey home.


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