History and Heritage with Coffee Plantations
Route : Bangalore Chickmagaluru Mysore Bangalore
Bangalore to Chikmagalur (245 Kms/6 Hrs)
This morning, your chauffeured car will collect you from your hotel in Bangalore and drive you to the hub of coffee plantations, Chikmagalur.
En-route to Chikmagalur visit Belur, famous for its magnificent Hoysala Temple Complex with intricate sculptures. This is the only Hoysala Temple still in active worship. Also visit Halebidu, the erstwhile capital of the Hoysalas. The Hoysaleswara Temple here perched on a star-shaped base amidst lawns, is a sculptural extravaganza.
Day in Chikmagalur
Today, enjoy a guided coffee plantation tour in this coffee plantation hub of India.
Rest of the day is at leisure for you to relax in the serenity of Chikmagalur.
Chikmagalur to Mysore (180 Kms/4.5 Hrs)
This morning, embark on a short drive to Mysore. Upon arrival, check in at your hotel and freshen up.
This afternoon, enjoy a city tour of Mysore visiting the Maharaja's Palace, one of the largest palace complex in India; St Philomena's Church; Sri Jayachamarajendra Art Gallery in the Jag Mohan Palace, which has a collection of exquisite paintings. In the evening visit the Chamundi hill and Bull temple and see the daily prayers and rituals being performed by priests.
Mysore to Bangalore (145 Kms/3.5 Hrs)
After breakfast, drive back to Bangalore, en route visiting Srirangapatnam, an island fortress that was once the capital of the warrior-kings. Upon arrival in Bangalore, you will be transferred to your hotel.