Arrival to the airport of Bangalore. Meeting with a representative of Sushant Travels. After the traditional "Swagat" (greetings), transfer to the hotel and accommodation. After breakfast, a meeting with the guide and departure to the excursion. Bangalore or Bengaluru is the capital of the state of Karnataka, one of the fastest growing cities in Asia, the third largest city in India, the largest scientific and industrial center of the country. Here are the headquarters of the apartment of many multinational companies, the Institute of Science of India, the Indian National Space Agency, a large University. The city has a huge number of companies related to information technology, for which Bangalore was named the Indian Silicon Valley. In terms of literacy, Bangalore ranks second in India. Founded in the 16th century, it has many beautiful buildings, historical monuments and parks.
You will visit the Tipu Sultan's palace, the construction of which was started under Gaidar Ali, and finished by Sultan Tipu. The palace, famous for its richness of ornaments and frescoes, is now open as a museum.
Then visit the ISKCON Temple, which has Krishna roots directly. Walk through the Lalbagh city garden, occupying 96 acres of stunning landscape beauty. The laying of the garden was made in 1760 by Haydar Ali. The greenhouse in the garden, modeled on the type of the London Crystal Palace, turns into an exhibition pavilion of flowers during national holidays. Overnight at hotel in Bangalore
Ooty is a popular mountain resort of South India, located at an altitude of 2,240 m. Above sea level. In translation from Tamil, the local name of the town, Udagamandalam, means "Queen of the Mountains". The resort was founded in 1821 by the British John Selivan, who built a mountain road connecting Siromugai and Kotagiri, after which Ooty quickly became a favorite vacation spot for the British. In memory of the past, many villages in the vicinity still bear European names. The climate here is comfortable throughout the year, and landscapes will please your eyes with stunning beauty. It is here that the plantations of one of the most popular varieties of Indian tea "Nilgiri" are located.
Further in the afternoon we visit the botanical garden, the Palace of "Fern Hill Hill", which is the summer palace of Maharaja Mysore, the church of St. Stefan - founded in 1820 by the British. In conclusion, a walk along the central promenade of the city - Charring Cross - where you can buy local souvenirs and tea. Overnight at hotel in Ooty
Today after breakfast we go on a toy train to make a trip to Kunur - a picturesque mountain town surrounded by tea plantations, mountain gorges and waterfalls. After returning to Ooty free time.
The Nilgiri Mountain Railway is the only railroad in India using the Abdt gear system, which allows the train to climb the steepest slopes. During the trip, a stunning panorama of the surrounding mountains opens up.
After breakfast transfer to Mysore. Upon arrival, check-in at the hotel and after a short rest.
Mysore - an ancient city, known since 1499, later becomes the capital of the Sultanate, one of the most prominent places in India. The city is famous for the Main Palace, a lot of temples and mosques, noisy markets, a prosperous production of premium silk, sandalwood and incense. Srirangapatnam (Seringapatam) is a city of temples and palaces, located 13 km from Mysore. Was the capital of the rulers of Khider Ali and his son Sultan Tipu, who died in the famous battle for the city in 1799, we visit Darya Daulata - the Summer Palace of the Sultan. Further the palace of Maharaja "Amba Vilas" Or Mysore Palace is located downtown and is its business card and one of the most famous tourist places in India after the Taj Mahal. A single architectural image mixed Hindu, Muslim, Gothic style and Rajput style. Chamundi Hills is one of the main local attractions, located near the city. Here is the Chamundeshwari Temple with a 5-meter Nandi statue of black granite, dedicated to the Goddess Chamundi. Originally was built in the XII century, the current version - the restoration of the XVIII century. The temple is richly decorated with carvings, incredible statues and the golden figure of the Goddess. The garden of Brindavan is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Mysore (built in 1924-1932). Located 20 kilometers from the city, The Garden is famous for its beautiful lawns, flower beds, trees, a wonderful pond. Overnight at the hotel.
After breakfast transfer to Coorg. Upon arrival, check-in at the hotel and later on. Kurg is located in the spurs of Western Ghat, covered with dense forest and is famous for its wonderful mountain scenery. Agriculture is well developed in the region, coffee is grown everywhere. The capital of the city is Madikeri / Merkara, whose main attractions are: Omkareshwar Temple (1820), dedicated to Shiva and famous for the combination of Islamic and Gothic architecture, Tron Raji is a panoramic site from which, according to experts, the best mountain landscape in South India opens, ruins of Fort, Raji Palace. But the real treasure is the nature surrounding Madikeri - numerous waterfalls, forests, coffee plantations and picturesque landscapes. Overnight at the hotel.
Breakfast, transfer to Hassan. On arrival accommodation and Excursion.
Hasan - the city was founded by Channa Krishnapp Nike in the 11th century. The city is named after the god Hassanamba. The present time is the capital of the eponymous district, which in the past was the basis of the Hoysal empire, which occupied almost the entire Karnataka during the heyday and left fantastic examples of architecture (refer to the architectural style of the scales). Near to Hassan there were two capitals of the empire - Belur and Halebidu. Temple of Chennekeshava. The temple was built 103 years, the construction was completed in 1117. Its facade is richly decorated with bas-reliefs and sculptures, which do not leave a single blank space on the stone. The temple is considered by UNESCO to the World Heritage of Mankind.
Temple of Hoyasaleshwar - its construction began with a claim to the glory of Khoyasala about 1121, it was conducted more than 80 years, but it was never completed. Inside the sanctuary everything is carved from black stone, outside the Temple is richly decorated with deities, figures of sages, animals and episodes from the life of the ruler Khoyasala.Overnight at the hotel.
After breakfast drive to the city of Shravanabelgol
Shravanabelgol (Sravana Belgol) - here is the most famous shrine of the Jains in South India, an 18-meter monolithic statue of the Gometasvara, which was created during the reign of Chadraguita Maurya. Gomateswara is the son of the first Jainist Tirthankara, he is the founder of the concept of Ahimsa (non-violence) which is the basic principle of Jainism. The statue was consecrated in 981. Every 12 years the main Jainist festival of Mahamastakabhishika is held here, during which the statue is washed with milk, holy water and melted butter.
The Chandragiri hills are located opposite the Vindjagiri mountain. They are considered a historical treasure - in the 3rd century. BC. Maha Swamiji Shrutakevali came here with his disciples and this day is considered the beginning of a new era in Jainism. Night at the Hotel Hassan.
Breakfast. Transfer to Hospet, on arrival accommodation and rest.
Hospet - in ancient times belonged to the empire of Vijiyanagar and was known as Naghapura. The city was destroyed by Muslims in 1565. It was rebuilt and received the name of Jose Pete - "the new city". Located next to Hampi (15 km). Overnight at hotel Hospet.
Today after breakfast we go to Hampi - the capital of the empire of Vijaynagarayu
Hampi was founded by Harihara and Bukka in 1336. After the war of Talicot, the city was destroyed in the 16th century. We will visit the ruins of the Virupaksha temple dedicated to the god Shiva and Pampadevi. This is the only temple that is still used for the service. The walls of the temple are beautifully painted with scenes from the epic and puranas. Later a visit to the Vittal temple, the magnificent music complex consists of 56 pillars. To the east of the hall is the famous chariot of chariots. We will also visit elephant pens, a fine example of the Indo-Muslim style of architecture, about 11 elephants in separate compartments.
Baths of the queen, the structure has a very simple appearance, but the interior is stunningly rich, with graceful arched corridors, protruding balconies. Lotus Mahal, this two-story structure has a beautiful arch. It was the summer palace of the queen. Overnight at Hotel Hospet.
Breakfast in the hotel. Moving to Badami, famous for cave temples. On the way visit Ayhola and Pittadakala
Ayhol (the ancient name of Aryapur) is one of the most important historical centers of Karnataka. It was the first capital of the Chalukya dynasty, there were preserved 125 ancient temples of the VIXII centuries. In the city you can See the sanctuary, characteristic of both northern and southern architectural style, temples of the most unusual form, decorated with carvings and sculptural images. It is expected that Ayhol, which is considered the cradle of India's temple architecture, will be inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List.
Pattadakal is one of the villages of the state of Karnataka, known for its sacral complex of the VIII century, which UNESCO attributed to the World Heritage of Humanity. This is the ceremonial center of the famous South Indian dynasty of Chalukya, who built outstanding monuments in neighboring towns - Badami and Aichole.
The most famous temples of the complex are:The temple of Sangameshwar is the oldest. Built in the style of Dravidian architecture, it is famous for its multi-tiered tower, crowned with a square dome and decorated with sculptures of Nataraja. The Temple of Virupaksha and Malikarjuna are the largest temples of the complex, both of which are dedicated to Shiva and date back to the year 745. The temple of Virupaksha is the only active temple in this place. Temple of the Jains - is located near the village. It was built in the IX century. Famous for the huge
carved statues of elephants in full size. Overnight at the hotel Badami
Today after breakfast we go on a tour of Badami. Then move to Airport for Bangalore Flight. Upon reaching Bangalore tour ends.
Badami - a small town, formerly known as Watapi, was the capital of the Chalukya dynasty from 540 to 757 years. Known cave complex and stunning temples. Cave temples are one of the most interesting in Badami. In the first cave there is a temple with carved columns and a ceiling decorated with images of love couples. In addition, there are images of the dancing Shiva (Nataraja) in the 81st pose. The second cave is dedicated to lord Vishnu in several incarnations. The third cave dates back to 578, it is also dedicated to Vishnu and is richly decorated .. The fourth cave is Jainist (VI century).
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