PRE - POST TOURS - KARNATAKA

 
Bangalore : Capital of Karnataka State, Bangalore is famous as the city of gardens. It is one of the most attractive cities in India with its beautiful parks avenues and impressive buildings. Bangalore is renowned as much for its industrial plants as for its silk saris, and for the sprawling Cubbon Park, which lies at the heart of the city, as also its prestigious race course. It is now part of the great Silicone Valley, is a beautiful city filled with the tranquillity of its greenery. The Lalbagh garden is particularly beautiful and well laid out. It has one of the largest collections of exotic Indian Tropical and Sub-tropical vegetation, Lakes and Lotus-filled pools. Cubbon park, Bull temple, Mysore arts & crafts centre are worth visiting.
 
Mysore : the capital city of the Wodeyars has always enchanted its admirers with its quaint charm, rich heritage, magnificent palaces, beautifully laid-out gardens, imposing buildings, broad shady avenues and sacred temples. Mysore races its history back to the mythical past,when Goddess Chamundeshwari of Chamundi Hills killed the wicked buffalo-headed demon, Mahishasura. Mysore Dasara is the celebration of this victory of good over evil. Mysore also has associations with the Mahabharata and King Ashoka of the 3rd century B.C. During the Wodeyar rule Mysore reached the Zenith of its glory as a fabled centre of oriental splendor.
 
Day 01 : Arrive Bangalore ex Hyderabad by Flight

 
Arrival in Bangalore in Morning and proceed for half day sightseeing of Bangalore.

Meeting & assistance on arrival and transfer to hotel.

Visit Lal Baugh - One of the several gardens in the city; it arises its name from the profusion of Red roses which are in bloom here, Cubbon Park - a garden placed down by Lord Cubbon in 1864. The ambience of the city life is broken with presence of such a large park in the center of the city. The Bull Temple - The 4.57 m high and 6.10 meters long image is carved out of single granite rock, Bangalore Palace - Built in the Tudor style and encouraged by the Windsor palace, Vidhan Soudha - the Vidhan Soudha houses the state legislative assembly of state government, Tipu’s Palace - The summer palace of Tipu Sultan.

Overnight at the hotel in Bangalore.
 
Day 02 : Bangalore to Mysore 147 Kms - 3 Hrs.

 
Breakfast at hotel and check out. Morning drive to Mysore visiting Srirangapatnam en route.

Srirangapatnam Fort
: 16 kms from Mysore. The Fort and the palaces were destroyed when the British defeated Tipu Sultan but the ramparts and other structures and temples still stand. Later drive to Mysore. On arrival check in at hotel.

Afternoon visit of Mysore visiting the palace of the Maharaja built in 1911-12. Also see the Art Gallery, drive up to Chamundi hill to see Chamundeshwari Temple and have a panoramic view of Mysore form the top of the hill. On the way down see the Nandi Bull, one of the major in India. Also visit the beautiful Vrindavan Gardens. Overnight stay.
 
Day 03 : Mysore to Bangalore 147 Kms - 3 Hrs.

Breakfast at hotel and check out. Morning drive to Bangalore and upon arrival in Bangalore drop to an Airport
 
 
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