Karnataka’s history goes back to the days of Emporer Ashoka, once nurtured great dynasties – the Kadambas, the Hoysalas, the Chalukyas and the Vijanagar Emperors. All have left their imprint in the magnificent stonework, and the ruins of great cities founded on this plateau of lush tropical jungle. Come and discover monuments, world heritage sites, lush green forests, enchanting hill stations, amazing wildlife, spectacular waterfalls, timeless temples, pristine beaches, vibrant art & culture.
As you travel the length and breadth of Karnataka, be spellbound by every facet of this beautiful land. Come and see the magnificent world heritage sites at Hampi and Pattadakal, the exquisite temples at Belur, Halebid and Somnathpur, the cave temples at Badami and Aihole and much more.
Mysore, once the capital of the Wodeyar kingdom, is today the second largest city in Karnataka and one of the finest in southern India. Small, easygoing, famous for its silks and sandalwood, it is a city of fine gardens, tree-lined boulevards, art galleries and an intriguing palace. Mysore’s ten-day Dasara festival in September-October is still celebrated with medieval pageantry.
Hampi, once the seat of the great Vijayanagar Empire, is one of India’s most remarkable former capital city sites. Across the rocky outcrops are spread impressive ruins of palaces, temples, and sculptures. The undisputed highlight of the site, the 16th century Vitthala temple, is a World Heritage monument.
South Indian Tea and Spices Homestay Tour
18 days from £2338.00
BANGALORE - WAYANAD - COORG - COONOOR - MUNNAR - THEKKADY - KUMARAKOM - COCHIN - MUMBAI
Spice Tourism is an upcoming concept and catching up very fast and there is no other state better than Kerala to embark on a spice tour. As is well-known spices are condiments used for their medicinal and more for their aromatic richness. Spices have been an integral part of the Indian lifestyle and cuisine for ages now. To be more preciseMORE
Karnataka’s Ancient History and Goa
19 days from £3773.00
BANGALORE - MYSORE - HASSAN - CHIKMANGALUR - HAMPI - BADAMI - GOA - MUMBAI
For an inquisitive and an enthusiastic mind this tour carries a lot to learn, enjoy and cherish. The discovery begins in the IT city of India Bangalore, from where you proceed to the seat of the prestigious Wodeyar family. Then to the city of Mysore located at the base of the ancient Chamundi Hills. There is a lot to visit and admire in this ancient ciMORE