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DAY 01: Bangalore

LalbaghMeet on arrival and transfer to hotel. Depending on the arrival time, half day sight seeing, visit to cover Lalbagh - 240 acres of beautifully sculpted gardens, flowers abound, rare collection of tropical and sub-tropical plants. GlassHouse (built on the lines of London's Crystal Palace) covers 18000sq feet. Vidhana Soudha -built in 1954 in granite, this massive building houses the state Legislature and the Secretariat, Cubbon Park, Bull Temple -Dravidian-style temple, has a huge monolithic Bull is the vahana of Lord Shiva. Overnight.

DAY 02: Bangalore

Iskcon TempleMorning breakfast and full day sightseeing, visit to Iskcon temple - built in an architectural style, the Krishna Temple is a blend of Modern technology and spiritual harmony, Venkatappa Art Gallery - houses the paintings and art materials of the eminent artists, Government Museum - Acclaimed as one of the oldest museums in the country, this museum houses an amazing collection of archaeological objects, including stone carvings, pottery, weapons, paintings, coins, textiles, sculptures, inscriptions, stone carvings and weapons, Tippu's Palace - Built in 1791, Tippu Sultan's summer retreat is a two-storied ornate wooden structure with fluted pillars, cusped arches and balconies. It now houses a museum that contains artifacts relating to the Hyder-Tipu regime. Later in the evening visit Indira Gandhi Musical Fountain - View the colourful swirling fountains dancing in tune to music, free for shopping at night. Dinner and overnight

DAY 03: Bangalore/Mysore (140 Kms / 03 Hrs)

SrirangapatnaMMorning breakfast, checkout and proceed to Mysore, enroute visit Srirangapatna -Island fortress of Tippu Sultan, the legendary Tiger of Mysore who put up a valiant fight against British domination. Visit Tippu's Summer Palace, Mosque, and Sriranganatha Temple. On arrival transfer to Hotel. Evening free, Dinner and overnight.

DAY 04: Mysore

Brindavan GardenMorning breakfast, and full day sight seeing, visit to Maharaja Palace -built in 1911-12 by Wodeyar Rulers, the palace is a splendid structure in the Indo-Saracenic Style, among its many attractions are a magnificent gold throne displayed during the Dasara celebrations. It is an entirely modern structure continuing the Hindu and saracenic styles of Architecture, Mysore Zoo - Established with royal patronage in the 19 th century, the zoo's collection of fauna includes rare and exotic species housed in lush green environs, St. Philomena's Church - this imposing Gothic structure with beautiful stained glass windows and lofty towers is a must see, Sri Jayachamarajendra Art Gallery - the art gallery in the Jaganmohan Palace houses an excellent collection of ceramics, sandalwood, ivory, stone, antique furniture and ancient musical instruments, Chamundi Hills - perched a top a hill 13 km outside Mysore City is the temple of Chamundeshwari, the patron d deity of the wodeyars. The 4.8m tall monolith of Nandi and the gigantic Mahishasura statue are added attractions, visit to Mysore's famous Devaraja Market and later on in the evening visit to world famous Brindavan Garden - the Krishna Raja Sagar Dam after sundown, when musical fountains and colored lights transform this place into a magical fairyland. Overnight.

DAY 05: Mysore / Hassan (120 Kms / 03 Hrs)

ShravanabelagolaMorning breakfast, checkout and proceed to Hassan, enroute visit famous Shravanabelagola - Jain's Pilgrim Center. Check in to hotel on arrival and after lunch visit Belur - On the banks of the Yagachi River in Belur, a star-shaped temple with hand lathe-turned filigreed pillars and sculptures will take your breath away. It is the only Hoysala temple still in active worship. Friezes of charging elephants, each different from the other, mythological figures, military scenes, dancers and musicians and elaborate decorative motifs charge the imagination. The winged figure of Garuda, Lord Vishnu's carrier, stands at the entrance facing the temple, palms touching in homage. The most marvelous specimens of Hoysala architecture found exclusively at Belur . Halebid - Just 17 kms away from Belur is Halebid, the ancient capital of the Hoysalas. The temple, perched on a star-shaped base amidst lawns, is a sculptural extravaganza. Its walls are richly carved with an endless variety of Hindu deities, sages, stylized animals, birds and friezes depicting the life of the Hoysala kings. The temple complex has a museum which houses the idols, statues, busts and sculptures excavated by the Archaeological Department from the ruins. Dinner and overnight.

DAY 06: Hassan / Chickamagalur (70 Kms / 02 Hrs)

Baba Budangiri HillsMorning breakfast and proceed to Chickamagalur, nestled in the famous Baba Budangiri hills, this town is a calm, serene town full of scenic surprises, viz., Hills, valleys, streams and snow-white coffee blossoms. It is a trekker's delight with its rugged mountain trials. Check into Hotel and relax. Afternoon free. Overnight.

DAY 07: Chickamagalur /Mangalore (150 Kms / 03 Hrs)

St.Aloysius ChapelMorning breakfast, checkout and proceed to Mangalore, check in to Hotel on arrival. Evening visit to Sri Manjunatha Temple, St. Aloysius Chapel, Tippu's Battery , etc., overnight.

DAY 08: Mangalore

Morning breakfast checkout and drop to airport/ railway station to board your flight or train. Tour Ends.

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