Karnataka is a state in southwest India with Arabian Sea coastlines. The capital, Bengaluru (formerly Bangalore), is a high-tech hub known for its shopping and nightlife. To the southwest, Mysore is home to lavish temples including Mysore Palace, former seat of the region’s maharajas. Hampi, once the medieval Vijayanagara empire’s capital, contains ruins of Hindu temples, elephant stables and a stone chariot.
Arrival in Hubli, immediate departure for Yellapur (74 kms). Check into the resort. In the evening visit placid Kavadikeri Lake and enjoy resort facilities.
Start the day by proceeding to dandeli to enjoy enthralling river rafting in Kali River. Rest of the day to visit 100 mts. High Syntheri rock, which rises out of Kanari River, Ganeshgudi, Supa Dam, Satodi falls. In the evening back to the resort.
After breakfast Visit Asia’s largest Tibetan monastery at Mundgod and shop intricately designed carpets at the local carpet weaving factories. In the evening trip to Magod Falls followed by a panoramic view of the Sahyadri range at Jankal Gudda. In the evening back to the resort.
After breakfast leave for Karwar. After lunch visit Sadashivgad hill fort with a Durga temple, The unique Octagonal Church at Sunkeri, The 300 year old Venkatramana Temple with ochre paintings and Nagnatha Temple. Evening visit Ship Museum in Karwar and watch sunset from Kali river bridge. Overnight stay at Karwar.
After breakfast leave for leave for Devbaug Island & Kurumgad Island. This will be most memorable part of the tour. Today you can enjoy water sports and visit some virgin beaches of Karwar. Overnight stay at Karwar.
After breakfast check out and departure for a tour of Uttar / Dakshin Kannada. First visiting Gokarna, which is 57 kms, drive. Here we will visit an ancient temple of Shiva’s “Atmalinga” and Om Beach. Then we visit Mahaganpati of Idgunji, the temple is located in scenic surrounding. Further proceed to Murdeshwar, 75 kms famous for the Beaches, the Shiva Temple and the tallest Shiva Statue in the world – they all add to the meditative ambience of the place. Dinner and overnight stay in serene surroundings of Murdeshwar.
After an early breakfast leave for excursion trip to Jog Falls.. Witness to nature’s headlong tumble as the Sharavati river makes a spectacular drop of 810ft. (253m) in four distinct cascades – known locally as Raja, Rani, Rover, and Rocket – to create the highest falls in Asia. The falls are at their best during the monsoon, with arching rainbows colouring the mist. When the sluice gates of the upstream Linganamakki Dam are closed, it is worth taking a walk right down to the bottom of the gorge. In the evening back to Murdeshwar for overnight stay.
After leisurely breakfast drive to Bhatkal, 16 kms, which was the main port of the Vijaynagar Empire in the 16th century. Here we see two small but interesting temples and do some shopping. Further proceed to Marawanthe, 55 kms. A scenic seaside town. Later proceed to Udupi / Malpe for overnight stay.
Today go for an excursion trip to Sringeri Mutt, Annapoorna Temple at Horanadu. Overnight stay in Udupi / Malpe.
After breakfast check out and Leave for Mangalore. En route
Visit Karkala and Mudabidri, later proceed to Mangalore for overnight stay.
Excursion trip to Dharmastala Temple & Subramanya Temple. Overnight stay in Mangalore.
After leisurely breakfast leave for home town. Tour concludes.