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Full-Day Private tour of Mysore from Bangalore

1. Full-Day Private tour of Mysore from Bangalore

The tour starts with a pick up and drive to Tipu Sultan's Summer Palace. Back in the 1700s, this palace used to be the summer residence of the Mysorean ruler, Tipu Sultan. Hear about Tipu Sultan and his rebellion against the British regime from your guide. Notice the Indo-Islamic architecture from up close before moving on to your next destination i.e. Mysore Palace. The Mysore Palace is the official residence of the Wadiyar dynasty in present times. This palace is a mix of Indian and Saracenic design. From the royal wedding hall to the museum, your guide will show you everywhere around the publicly open palace. Next up, you will stop by Chamundeshwari Temple. It is believed that Goddess Durga, a fierce form of Shakti, slayed demon king Mahishasura on this temple's spot. After seeking blessings at the temple, you will be served lunch on a traditional banana leaf. Then for the last part, you will see St. Philomena's Cathedral which is a remarkable gothic-style Catholic church built by the old Wadiyar king. You will be sent back to your hotel as the tour ends.

Bangalore: Private Full Day Sightseeing Tour

2. Bangalore: Private Full Day Sightseeing Tour

Benefit from hotel pickup and drop-off and a comfortable air-conditioned car that will take you from one place to the next. Visit the temples, palaces and gardens of Bengaluru for a better understanding of the city's past and present. Make a pleasant start to your day by visiting one of the largest ISCKON temples in the world, revered by Hare Krishna followers. Proceed to Tipu Sultan's Summer Palace, an elegant complex built for the former ruler of Mysore. Get an insight into the life of a man revered in India for fighting against British rule. A combination of Indo-Islamic architecture is visible here, with teak wood arches, pillars and balconies. Take a pleasant walk through the Lalbagh Botanical Gardens, spread over 240 acres in the middle of the city. Home to several ornamental plants and centuries-old trees, take a relaxing break from your sightseeing here. Enjoy a local, vegetarian South Indian meal for lunch. Your tour will then take you to the Bangalore Palace to explore the sprawling grounds and royal facades. Entrance here is optional, and you can purchase your ticket directly at the site. Admire the High Court, and the seat of the state legislature at Vidhana Soudha from the outside. End with a look at the historic Bull Temple (Nandhi Temple), which holds great significance for devotees of Lord Shiva.

Dudhsagar Waterfall with Spice Farm Tour

3. Dudhsagar Waterfall with Spice Farm Tour

dudhsagar waterfall trip package trip will start at 6.00 am where our driver will pick you up from your hotel or residence. our driver will drop you at the parking area near mollem national park. from the national park you will be transferred to a jeep safari, which will cover 12 kilometers through bhagwan mahavir wildlife sanctuary while crossing numerous small streams. you’ll be able to seek the thrill of adventure and admire the wondrous flora and fauna as you drive across the wilderness in a jeep safari. we also provide one guide who is well versed in hindi & english providing you with every detail of the trip making it an informative plus adventurous experience. you can swim and enjoy the magnificent dudhsagar waterfall for about 2 hours at the foot of the waterfall. you can also watch natural fish in the pond formed at the base of the waterfall. our trip package also includes life jacket fees, forest entry fees, etc. at the base, the waterfall looks like milk flowing down with sheer force. after spending some time at dudhsagar falls, you’ll be taken to the spice plantation trip. spice plantation tour after heading from dudhsagar fall, we will leave for a spice plantation trip which is located nearby. we will provide you with a truly authentic goan meal at the spice plantation where traditional spices and herbs can be found, you have the option to enjoy an elephant ride and shower for an additional fee. among the spices you can find a few plants such as nutmeg, cloves, betel nut trees, cinnamon and other related spices. after having a lunch and enjoying few activities we will head towards old goa church visit to old goa church heritage after having lunch and enjoying a meal at the spice plantation we will take a tour of old goa church which is now a unesco heritage site. we will visit old goa church after lunch at a spice plantation. this church has been declared a unesco world heritage site. goa's patron saint francis xavier's mortal remains are kept in the basilica of bom jesus. visit the museums preserved in the church, and enjoy taking pictures of the old heritage. few additional charges will apply for a walkthrough of the museum, which will be paid on site.

Bangalore: Sightseeing Day Tour with Lunch

4. Bangalore: Sightseeing Day Tour with Lunch

The first stop of your Bangalore day tour is the 240-acre Lalbagh Botanical Garden. Home to more than 1,800 species of plants, shrubs, and trees, see why the garden serves as the lungs of the city and what makes it such a prominent landmark. Escape the concrete jungle of Bangalore as you take refuge here before heading to your next destination. Continue on to Bull Temple, dedicated to Nandi Bull the vehicle of Lord Shiva. Admire the temple's architecture and presence as one of the oldest temples in Bangalore that draws devotees from all over the country. Enter the temple to see the huge idol of Nandi Bull and learn about its mythical origins.  After the temple, visit Vidhan Soudha, one of the most famous buildings in Bangalore. As it houses the legislative chambers of the state government and is a working office, be impressed by the massiveness of the building while viewing it from outside. Hear about its construction and fine architectural details from your guide.  Head to the International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON) Bangalore temple cultural complex and learn about this interesting branch of the Hindu religion. Then go to Bangalore Palace which belonged to the Wodeyar Kings of Mysore. Built-in the Tudor style, the palace has fortified towers, battlements, and turrets. Its interior houses elegant wood carvings, floral motifs, relief paintings, and furniture in Edwardian and Victorian themes. Take an audio tour of the palace and hear in rich detail about the lives and times of the kings. During your tour, enjoy a stop for lunch that is included.

Bangalore: Mysore Tour with Lunch and Guide

5. Bangalore: Mysore Tour with Lunch and Guide

The first stop is at the Summer Palace of Tipu Sultan, often called the Tiger of Mysore for his valiant fight with the British. Dariya Daulat Bagh, the Summer Palace of Tipu Sultan, is built in Indo-Sarcenic style and has a few magnificent murals depicting the war of Tipu with the British. The next destination is the notorious Bailey's Dungeon. Colonel Bailey's Dungeon is the famous dungeon where Tipu imprisoned several British Officers during the war. Tales about this notorious location will also be told throughout the tour. The magnificent Mysore Palace beckons you next. The Palace is a 3-storied stone structure, with marble domes and a 145-foot, five-storied tower. Your guided tour of the palace will take you through the Public Hall, Private Hall, Dolls Pavilion, and the Royal Wedding Hall. India’s first sand sculpture museum is the final destination on your tour. Conceived and built by Gowri, a leading sand sculptor, the sand museum took 4 months and 115 loads of construction sand to build. It is a unique museum where one finds the heritage of Mysore crafted into sand, and it is incredible to note that these marvelous pieces of art were made using just sand and water. After you have finished discovering this unique spectacle, you will be returned safely to your point of origin.

India: eSIM Roaming Mobile Data Plan

6. India: eSIM Roaming Mobile Data Plan

Make your trip to India hassle-free with your convenient eSIM. Stay connected on your travels with high-speed coverage in India. Purchase and install your eSIM anytime and anywhere, and choose from a variety of data packages, validity options, and coverage in additional countries. Simply scan the eSIM QR code to access all your essential apps on your trip. Avoid the trouble of managing multiple SIMs with this zero-waste solution. Get one eSIM per device and top up by simply buying and activating additional eSIM plans as you go. Once activated, your coverage will begin according to your selected duration.

Goa: Private Full-Day Sightseeing Highlights Tour

7. Goa: Private Full-Day Sightseeing Highlights Tour

Visit all the landmarks of Goa on this cultural and heritage sightseeing tour. Travel comfortably from one landmark to the next with a friendly local guide in a private air-conditioned car. Trace the history of Goa from its capital city and beautiful places of worship. Start your day with an early pick-up and head towards Panjim. Appreciate the significance of the Portuguese rule in Goa through the neighborhood known as Fontainhas, Asia's oldest Latin Quarter. Walk amongst the narrow winding lanes and remember to take photos against the bright yellow, green, blue and red walls. Next, head to the former capital Old Goa, now home to World Heritage churches. Marvel at the architecture of the Se Cathedral and the Church of St. Cajetan, and pay a visit to the Basilica of Bom Jesus. Next, visit the Mangueshi Temple, which is of great significance to the Hindu community. After a full day of culture, head to a Spice Plantation located in Southern Goa. Here, you will have a chance to taste a delicious buffet lunch of Goan food preparations. Walk through the Spice Plantation and gain more information on the different herbs and spices used in India. Relax in the green surroundings and peaceful outdoors away from the crowds and noises. At the end of the tour, you will be dropped back to your hotel.

Romantic Dinner Cruise Panjim,Goa

8. Romantic Dinner Cruise Panjim,Goa

Dinner Cruise in Mandovi River Goa Overview Activity Location: Mandovi River Reporting time: 8:30 PM Activity Timings: 7:30 PM - 11:30 PM Duration: 3 hours Pick-up and drop-off locations: Your hotel location must be centrally located in Baga, Calangute, Candolim, Panjim Jetty boarding: 8.30 PM- reporting, 7.30 PM- departure About Dinner Cruise in Mandovi River Goa: Goa is one of the most famous tourist destinations in the world. This lively place offers a plethora of tourist attractions and activities to engage in and make the most out of your trip. Among these, a dinner cruise in Mandovi river Goa is a must-to avail experience that offers 2 hours of fun on the top deck. Tingle your taste buds with a delicious and lip-smacking dinner under the dazzling stars and spend a memorable evening with your loved one. Have a fun-filled time by dancing to your favorite songs on the DJ night. Explore some renowned attractions of Goa during the amazing trip on the cruise. About the Activity: Welcome aboard on this cruising and dining experience of 2 hours on river Mandovi. Reach 15 minutes before the boarding time and get ready for this fun-filled experience of dinner cruising in Goa. Witness the serene coastlines of Goa in the moonlight with your dear ones. Spot some prominent landmarks of Goa and catch glimpses of the floating casino while cruising. Show off your dance skills on the popular retro songs and Bollywood numbers with the DJ. The package includes 1 complimentary beverage, snacks, a dinner buffet, and desserts that reflect the Goan flavor and culture. The river cruise route for all the packages takes you from below the Atal Sethu to the mouth of the river Mandovi (entrance of the Arabian sea).

Panaji: Heritage Walk through Goa's Latin Quarter

9. Panaji: Heritage Walk through Goa's Latin Quarter

Meet your guide at the Panjim Head Post Office near the Mala district of Panjim. Walk through the lesser-known but culturally-rich Fontainhas area of Goa, the oldest and largest Latin quarter in Asia. See heritage homes, appreciate Portuguese architecture, meet friendly locals, and experience the cultural side of Goa. Developed in the late eighteenth century, Fontainhas derived its name - "little fountain" in Portuguese - from the springs found at the base of the Altinho hills. A strong Portuguese influence still prevails in this neighborhood, evident from the architectural style and the road names. Begin your walk at Tobacco Square and trace the arrival of the Portuguese in Goa. Along the way, your knowledgable guide will be happy to share information based on your personal interests. Pass by the small Church of San Thome. Stop into the quaint 31st January Bakery for a quick bite. Take photos against the neighborhood’s colorful backdrop as you make your way to the Chapel of San Sebastian. Explore interesting buildings around Panjim Inn, Fundacao Orient, and Galerie Gitanjali. Lastly, visit a famous Goan musician and learn about the Portuguese influence on Goan music. Before heading back to the meeting point, you can stop by a studio which makes handcrafted ceramic souvenirs.

Hampi 2-Day Sightseeing Tour from Goa

10. Hampi 2-Day Sightseeing Tour from Goa

Spend time in Hampi, a magnificent city of ruins on the UNESCO World Heritage list, on a 2-day trip from Goa. During your tour, you will visit this city located in the state of Karnataka beside the Tungabhadra River. Enjoy valuable insight into the history of the area as you learn about the artistic excellence and power of the former rules of Hampi, once the capital of the Vijaynagara Empire. Detailed Itinerary Day 1: Goa - Hampi In the morning you will be picked up from Goa and make the drive to Hampi. Upon arrival, check into a 4-star hotel. Take a walk along the Tungabhadra River toward the Hampi market, which you will have time to explore. Then enjoy free time and spend the night in Hampi.  Day 2: Hampi - Goa (Meals: B) Wake up early for a trip to Matunga Hill to watch the sunrise. Then visit Virupaksha Temple, the most famous and oldest temple housing the deity of Shiva. You will also see the Vittala Temple complex, Malyavanta Raghunathaswamy, and more. After lunch, begin the journey back to Goa.

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What people are saying about Karnataka

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Our guide Jonas and driver Daniel were amazing. It was great having a local guide and driver tell us about Goa and Indian living in general. They answered all questions in a knowledgeable, engaging and open manner. It was well paced and I learnt a lot!

Great experience to see the waterfall. It’s a long day but a memory you will hold. The spice garden was also really interesting. Both activities balanced for a great day. Our driver was great and we had a really good day.

it was a really great tour - totally worth it - we learned a lot and enjoyed walking around the beautiful latin quarter. The end part was very enjoyable- would definitely recommend!

I travelled alone and had an amazing day with Hari. He is very friendly and flexibly, the car is comfortable and clean. The temples are just incredible, lifetime experience.

Easy to install and made travelling around India so much easier as everyone uses WhatsApp so we were able to communicate with hotels, guides, taxis etc.