On arrival in Mysore. Meet & assistance of our representative. Transfer to the hotel. Rest of the day at leisure. Overnight at hotel.
Breakfast at hotel proceed for full day sightseeing of Mysore- "City of Palace". Visit to Mysore Palace located within the city. It was the official residence of the former royal family of Mysore and also housed the durbar (royal offices). Lalita Mahal Palace: Lalitha Mahal is the second largest palace in Mysore. It is located near the Chamundi Hills, east of the city. Chamundi Hills is close to the palace city of Mysore. Its average elevation is 1,000 metres. A panoramic view of the city is seen from the top of the hills. Among other landmarks, you can see the racecourse, the Lalitha Mahal palace, Mysore Palace, Karanji and Kukkarahalli lakes. Brindavan Gardens is a show garden that has a beautiful botanical park, full of exciting fountains, as well as boat rides beneath the dam. Diwans of Mysore planned and built the gardens in connection with the construction of the dam. Display items include a musical fountain. Various biological research departments are housed here. Overnight at Hotel.
Post breakfast drive to Shravanabelagola. On arrival hotel check in. Later fresh-n-up and visit to :
Statue of Lord Bahubali: The serene 1000 years old giant statue of Bahubali popularly known as Gommateshwara is located at the top of Indragiri. The statue is 57 ft(17 Mt.) high and carved out of a single rock. It is the World's tallest monolithic statue. Chavundaraya, a General in the service of the Ganga king, Rachamalla installed this colossal statue in the year 981 AD.
Once in 12 years, the Mahamastabhishekha or the Great head Annocriting ceremony of Bahubali takes place. The huge status is bathed pouring thousands of pots of milk, coconut water, chandan, sugarcane juice, turmeric etc. The spectacular event attracts lakhs of devotees to the place from all parts of the country.
Chandragiri Hills: Also called as Chikkabetta, Chandragiri hill is smaller than Indragiri. Here one will get a glimpse of civilization as it existed 2500 years ago and the culture influence of Jainism had on the life and culture of people during that period. The monuments in the hillock are all in the Dravidian style. Chandragupta Basthi is said to have been built by the Emperor Ashoka the Great is situated here. The panels and inscriptions here are carved on highly polished black stone, depicts the Life of the Chandragupta Maurya and his Guru Bhadrabhahu Muni. Overnight at Hotel.
After breakfast drive to Later proceed for sightseeing of Hoysaleswara Temple, dedicated to Lord Shiva, is among the largest of its kind in South India.Named after Vishnuvardhana Hoysaleswara, the presiding Hoysala ruler in those times. Jain Temples : The three Jain temples at Basadi Halli, situated near the Hoysaleshwara temple, are famous for their highly polished blackstone pillars and carved ceilings. Basadi Halli- It is a group of Jain monasteries famous for its pillars, which are highly polished almost resembling mirrors. Basadi Halli is very near to Hoysaleswara temple.
Although this complex consists of three temples, the famous is the Parswanathaswamy Temple, which has a 14 ft high figure made of black stone. A seven-headed serpent has been imprinted on the head of this figure. Adinathaswamy (central mandir) and Shanthinathaswamy (located at east of Shanthinathaswamy) are the other two temples here. Overnight at Hotel.
Post breakfast drive to Belur En route sightseeing of Helebid. On arrival hotel check in. Post refreshing visit to Belur. Belur is situated on the banks of the Yagachi River, Belur was the first capital of the Hoysala dynasty. The Channekeshava Temple here is one of the three major Hoysala sites still in daily use. One of the earliest structures of its type, the construction of the temple was started in 1116 and took almost a century to complete. The Hoysalas built it to commemorate their victory over the Cholas. The temple is dedicated to Lord Krishna. At the centre of the hall stands the Narasimha Pillar whose astonishing details are worth a look. To the west of the Channekeshava Temple lies the Viranarayana Temple. Overnight at hotel.
After breakfast drive to Bangalore. On arrival hotel check in. PM: Half day sightseeing of local city visit to Vidhana Saudha is a the seat of Lagislative assembly. It is an imposing granite building, built in the year 1956 in the 'Neo-Dravidian' style, incorporates elements of Indo-Saracenic. Lal Bagh is a botanical garden commissioned by Hyder Ali in the year 1760. Tipu Sultan summer palace built in 1791 is a beautiful two storied ornate wooden structure exquisitely carved pillars, arches and balconies. It now houses a museum that contains artifacts relating to the Hyder-Tipu regime. Overnight at hotel.
Post breakfast on time transfer to the Airport / Railway station for onward journey.