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South India Retreat Tour
Duration : 05 Nights / 06 Days
Destinations covered : Bengaluru (Bangalore) - Mysore - Nagarhole
Day 01: Arrival at Bangalore
On your arrival at Bengaluru (Bangalore) airport, you will be welcomed by the representatives of India Tourism Travel on the first day of your South India retreat tour and lodged into your pre booked hotel. Your dinner and overnight stay will be at hotel in Bangalore.
Day 02 : Bangalore - Mysore / 140 Km - 04 hrs drive
The day second of our South India retreat tour will be dedicated to the sightseeing of Bangalore and we will explore some of the most popular tourist spots of Bangalore city, which is the largest and capital city of the state of Karnataka. After breakfast at hotel we shall go for the sightseeing of:
Tipu Sultan's Fort- This beautiful fort is located near the city center and was built by Kempa Gawda in the year 1537. It was expanded and renovated a lot by Tipu Sultan later on. It is known for its beautiful architecture and is built in Islamic style of architecture. The fort also consists of a palace which is made up of teak wood and was once the summer resort of Tipu Sultan. One more attraction of this fort is the well preserved Ganapati Temple that is situated within its precincts.
Bull Temple- This historic temple is devoted to "Nandi", a Bull God which is also the vehicle of Lord Shiva. The temple is also known as Dodda Basawana Gudi. It was built in the year 1537 and is built in Vijayanagar architectural style. It has a 20 ft long monolithic Nandi statue and hence the name Bull Temple. This Idol is one of the biggest Nandi idols in this world.
Gavi Gangadhareshwareshwara Temple- This temple is also known as Gavipuram Cave Temple. Gavi Gangadhareshwareshwara Temple was built in 9th century in Indian rock cut style of temple architecture. The magnificent temple is also famous for the mysterious stone disks on the forecourt of the temple. The temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva and there is a Shivalingam in its main shrine. Besides it has got idols of Agni (Fire) and Lord Ganesha. Thousands of devotees visit the temple during the festivals of Makar Sankranti and Shivratri during South India tourism. The temple is declared a national heritage site by Archaeological Survey of India.
Attara Kacheri- It is the High Court of Karnataka and is located in Bengaluru (Bangalore). It is made up of red bricks. This two storey building is built in a neoclassical style and it had 18 government departments that used to function from here, that is why it got this name. Attara Kacheri means 18 offices.
Bangalore Palace- Bangalore palace is a smaller replica of Windsor Castle of England. The construction of this palace was started in the year 1862, which was completed in 1944. The palace was bought by Chamaraja, Maharaja of Mysore and is still owned by the royal family. It is spread across an area of 454 acres. It has 35 rooms in total which are decorated with stained glass, mirrors, neo classical and Victorian style furniture, wood carvings, floral motif etc. You can also see exclusive paintings of Raja Ravi Verma in these rooms. There is an entrance fee to visit this palace which is different for locals and foreign nationals. You will have to pay extra charges for cameras.
Apart from these sites we are also going to visit places like Lal Bagh, St. Patrick Church, ISKON Temple, Bugle Rock Temple, Brigade Road, Cubbon Park and other lakes and museums of Bangalore. After sightseeing of the city, we will head for Mysore which is about 140 km from Bangalore. Dinner and overnight stay will be at a hotel in Mysore.
On third day of South India tourism, we will have our breakfast at our hotel early in the morning and will do some sightseeing in the City of Palaces, Mysore. This day we are going to visit some of the most important sights which are mentioned below:
Mysore Palace- This is one of the most important palaces among all other palaces in Mysore and therefore Mysore palace is also called the Main Palace of Mysore city. It is situated in the middle of the city. The palace originally belonged to Tipu Sultan but after his death it was rebuilt and in 1801, the Wodeyar royal family moved into it. The palace is magnificent in architecture, interiors and is simply awesome. It has three storey Maharaja Palace made from Gray granite and rich pink marble, five storey 145 feet high towers, Kalyan Mandapa, Dewan-e- Khas, and there are temples inside the palace complex as well dating back to 14th century. The Palace is open for visitors every day and during Sundays and national holydays it is illuminated with seven thousand light bulbs.
Brindavan Garden- It is one of the most beautiful gardens in the city. It was built in the year 1924 and is located 19 km from the city. It is built below the Krishnaraja Sagar Dam and the marvelous engineering work was done on it by Sir M Vishveshwariah. Even the dam is the first of its kind in the world with automatic sluice gates and is built on the confluence of three rivers Cauvery, Hemavati and Lakshmanathritha. The garden is laid on an area of 150 acres and enchants the visitors with its awesome lawns, shrubs, and hundreds of fountains which are of different designs and shapes. Beautiful lamps and music enhance the visual appeal and charm of these fountains. The garden remains illuminated daily from 07.00 PM to 09.00 PM except on Fridays.
Chamudeswari Temple- The highly revered temple is located on the top of Chamundi Hills and is dedicated to goddess Chamundi or Chamudeshwari, which is a form of Goddess Durga. It was built by Hoysala rulers in 12th century. The temple has a huge granite Nandi statue which is 15 feet high and 24 feet long. It has seven storey tall Gopuram and the statue of its main deity Chamunda Devi is made of gold which is enshrined in its sanctum sanctorum.
Apart from this, we are also going to visit Mysore Zoo, Mahabalshwar Temple, Folk Art Museum, Railway Museum, Jayachamarajendra Art Gallery and other lakes in the city. Dinner and overnight stay will be at hotel in Mysore.
On fourth day of our South India tourism, we will visit few more places in Mysore like Lakshmi Ramana Temple, Trinesvaraswamy Temple, Karanji Mansion, St. Philomena's Church and Mysore Zoo. After lunch we will start for Nagarhole which is about 90 Km from Mysore and it takes nearly 2 hours by road to reach there. Our dinner and overnight stay will be at a hotel in Nagarhole.
attraction for a visitor here. Arrive to this place and get ready to have a thrilling nap this night. Stay overnight in Nagarhole.
Day 05: Nagarhole National Park
Nagarhole is famous for Nagarhole National Park which is also known as Rajiv Gandhi National Park. Nagarhole national park is separated by Bandipur National park by the Kabini Reservoir. Nagarhole national park is spread over an area of 643 km and is specially known for its elephants and bison population. Besides this, tigers, leopard, wild dog, wild boar, gaur, antelope, barking deer, sambar, spotted deer, civet cat, mongoose etc can also be easily seen here. The wildlife sanctuary is home to about 250 species of birds and this place is also rich in reptiles and amphibian population. The national park is a part of Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve and is under consideration by UNESCO for selection as a World Heritage Site. The park is closed during mating season of animals and monsoon otherwise it remains open for tourists every day from 6 AM to 6 PM.
Day 06: Nagarhole - Bangalore Departure (230 Km / 05 hrs)
This will be the last day of our South India Retreat Tour. After breakfast we will drive back to Bangalore which is at a distance of 230 km from Nagarhole. After five hours of drive we will be at Bengaluru from where you will board flight for your next destination to home.
Tags : South India Retreat Tour, South India Tourism, Mysore Palace, Bull Temple, Brindavan Garden, Nagarhole National Park, Chamudeswari Temple
South India Tourism ends with sweet memories!!
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