We have designed the tour to visit Daroji Bear Sanctuary as well to see the black beauty in the natural habitat. Our excellent ground guide team and co-coordinators will work tirelessly to make your tour a fantastic experience.
This tour is full of walking, lots of birding, mammal sightings, general and wildlife photography and a unique experience of being in south india and learn a little about the history of the region and its rich and colorful culture.
Dates and Prices
Departures are available every month for this tour. Please write to us for the dates that suit you.
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Day 01 – Arrive Bangalore
Day 02 - Bangalore to Hampi
We may also visit "Kokerebellur Pelicanery" depending upon the time we have at hand.
TRAIN NO. 16592 +HAMPI EXP *BANGALORE CANT DEP.22:12 HOSPET JN ARR.07:10
Day 03 - Arriva Hospet and transfer to hotel.
The first historical settlements in Hampi date back to 1 CE. Hampi formed one of the core areas of the capital of the Vijayanagara Empire from 1336 to 1565, when it was finally laid siege to by the Deccan Muslim confederacy. Hampi was chosen because of its strategic location, bounded by the torrential Tungabhadra river on one side and surrounded by defensible hills on the other three sides.
The site is significant historically and architecturally. The topography abounds with large stones which have been used to make statues of Hindu deities. The Archaeological Survey of India continues to conduct excavations in the area, to discover additional artifacts and temples.
Hampi is located within the ruins of Vijayanagara, the former capital of the Vijayanagara Empire. Predating the city of Vijayanagara, it continues to be an important religious centre, housing the Virupaksha Temple, as well as several other monuments belonging to the old city. The ruins are a UNESCO World Heritage Site, listed as the Group of Monuments at Hampi. The name is derived from Pampa, which is the old name of the Tungabhadra River on whose banks the city is built. The name "Hampi" is an anglicized version of the Kannada Hampe (derived from Pampa). Over the years, it has also been referred to as Vijayanagara and Virupakshapura (from Virupaksha, the patron deity of the Vijayanagara rulers).
Day 04 – At Daroji
Day 05 - Hampi to Hassan
Hassan - the main city in the Hassan district, which has an area of 6814 sq.km dates back to the 11th century, during the Hoysala dynasty, which lasted from the eleventh to the fourteenth century. Their capital was at Dwarasamundra (Dwaravati-pura), the ruins of which are still to be seen scattered round the town of Halebidu. The earlier kings were of the Jain faith, but the finest temples were dedicated to Shiva by the later monarchs in the dynasty. While the Hoysalas were at the zenith of their power, much of southern India was under their influence.
Belur is one of the famous historical sites near Hassan. Belur was the early capital of the Hoysala Empire. With Halebiddu which is only 16 km away, this is one of the major tourist destinations in the state of Karnataka. The main attraction in Belur is the Chennakesava temple complex which contains the Chennakesava Temple (dedicated to god Vishnu) as the centre piece, surrounded by the Kappe Chennigraya temple built by Shantaladevi, queen of king Vishnuvardhana.
Shravanabelagola is most important Jain pilgrim centers. It reached a peak in architectural and sculptural activity under the patronage of Gangas of Talakad. The 57 feet monolithic statue of the Bhagavan Gomateshwara Bahubali is located on the Vindyagiri hill. It is considered to be the world's largest monolithic stone statue and was erected by Chavundaraya, a general of King Gangaraya. The base of the statue has an inscription in Prakrit, dating from 981 AD. Every twelve years, thousands of devotees congregate here to perform the Mahamastakabhisheka, a spectacular ceremony in which the statue is covered with milk, yogurt, ghee, saffron and gold coins. The next Mahamastakabhisheka will be held in 2018.
Day 06 - Hassan to Coorg
Day 07 - Coorg to Mysore
In the morning we will enjoy walk through coffee plantation and visit some famous sites and later in the afternoon we will drive to Mysore. Upon arrival in Mysore transfer to the hotel.
Our visit to coorg is to witness its natural beauty and taste the delicious food that it is popular for. A coffee plantation trek will be organized today with a local guide and we will learn about the flora and fauna and culture of Coorg. Kodagu, also known by its anglicized former name of Coorg, is an administrative district in Karnataka, India. It occupies an area of 4,102 square kilometres (1,584 sq mi) in the Western Ghats of southwestern Karnataka. Kodagu is well known in the world for coffee and its "brave warriors". Madikeri is the headquarters of Kodagu. The district is bordered by Dakshina Kannada district to the northwest, Hassan district to the north, Mysore district to the east, Kannur district of Kerala to the southwest, and the Wayanad district of Kerala to the south.
Day 08 - Mysore to Kabini
Day 09 - Kabini NP
Day 10 - (140km) Kabini to Masinagudi
Day 11 - Masinagudi
Day 12 - (30km) Masinagudi to Ooty
Day 13 - Ooty to Anamalai
Day 14 – Anamalai
Day 15 - Anamalai to Valpari
Stay here at Briar Tea Bunglow.