Arrive Bangalore and get transfer to hotel. Later in the afternoon visit Lal Bagh- 240 acres of beautifully sculpted gardens, flowers abound, rare collection of tropical and sub-tropical plants. Glass House (built on the lines of London's Crystal Palace) covers 18000sq feet. Vidhana Soudha - built in 1954 in granite, this massive building houses the state Legislature and the Secretariat. Bull Temple-Dravidian-style temple, has a huge monolithic Bull is the vahana of Lord Shiva. Later visit Tipu’s sultans summer Palace and shopping at Arts & Crafts Centre Emporium at M.G.Road. Overnight in Bangalore.
After breakfast drive to Mysore, the sandalwood city. Enroute visit Srirangapatna - The Little Island Fortress of Tipu Sultan, who was once known as 'Tiger of Mysore'. Later visit Summer Palace, The Daria Daulat, and the Beautiful Wall Paintings. Evening visit Brindavan Garden - the famous garden at the Krishna Raja Sagar Dam after sunset, when musical fountains and colored lights transform this place into a magical fairyland. Overnight stay in Mysore.
After breakfast visit St. Phenomena's church, Palace of the Maharaja (Mysore Palace) built in 1911-12. The palace is of harmonious syntheses of the Hindu and Saracenic styles of architecture with archways, domes, turrets, colonnades and sculptures which are magnificent. Also visit Art gallery and drive upto Chamundi hill to see Chamundeshwari Temple that offers a panoramic view of Mysore. On the way back, see the Nandi Bull. Overnight stay in Mysore.
After breakfast proceed to Chikmagalur. Enroute visit famous Shravanabelagola Jain Pilgrim centre and has a 17m high monolith statue of Jain Sage Gomateswara. Later visit Belur & Halebid Temples - which are deemed UNESCO world heritage sites. The Chenna Kesava temple of Belur built 900 years ago is an exquisite example of Hoysala art showing variety of ornamental details and minute delicate carvings on the pillars and panels. Halebid's 12th century Hoysaleswara and Kedareswara temples are masterpieces of Hindu art. Arrive Chikmagalur and check in at Hotel/Resort. Overnight stay in Chikmagalur.
After breakfast proceed for local sightseeing tour of Chikmagalur. Nestled in the famous Baba Budangiri hills, Chikmagalur is a calm and serene town full of scenic surprises, viz., hills, valleys, streams and snow-white coffee blossoms. It is a trekker's delight with its rugged mountain trials. Take a coffer tour – walk through 70 acres of spice and coffee plantations. Visit coffee museum where you can enjoy the coffee tasting session. Late afternoon visit Mullayanagiri Peak. Merely 30 minutes away, it is the highest peak in Karnataka and also the highest between Nilgiris and the Himalayas, at 6317 feet above the sea level. The Sunset presents a spectacular view from the peak. Back to hotel in evening. Overnight stay at Chikmagalur.
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