Bangalore and Hoysala Temples Tour

Bangalore and Hoysala Temples Tour

Bangalore and Hoysala Temples Tour

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From $640USD

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Guided

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Highlights

Discover a collection of Hoysala-style temples and remarkable ancient buildings

Catch a detailed glimpse of the Hoysala Empire that once ruled South India between the 10th and 14th centuries.

Explore the remarkable, breathtaking architecture spanning Bangalore—the city where ancient architecture entwines with modern life.

Admire the array of historical, noteworthy sights, palaces, buildings, and intricate sandalwood carvings in Mysore.

Check out two ancient towns that boast temples that have stood the test of time, Shravanabelagola and Kaidala.

Explore the array of architecturally impressive temples, forts, and palaces and discover a fascinating frame of ancient history on the 5-day guided Bangalore and Hoysala Temples Tour in South India.

Most of the buildings you’ll encounter on the Bangalore and Hoysala Temples Tour were crafted when the Hoysala Empire ruled Karnataka, India, from the 10th to 14th centuries. They’ve stood the test of time, enticing visitors from all over the world with their intricate architecture and unique beauty.

Get intimate glimpses of South India’s history on this informative tour that takes you to jaw-dropping sights and magnificent monuments that have survived centuries. Spend your nights lazing in total relaxation and comfortable luxury at your hotels. Connect with locals and try native cuisine- the Bangalore and Hoysala Temples Tour is the perfect way to enjoy South India.

Bangalore and Hoysala Temples Tour

Day 1 Arrive in Bangalore

Meet and greet a tour representative and transfer to your hotel in Bangalore. Admire how both modern life and technology intertwine with ancient architecture here!

Overnight Location
Hotel in Bangalore
Meals
None

Day 2 Explore Bangalore

Enjoy a relaxing morning and a delicious breakfast before heading out on a half-day sightseeing tour of Bangalore. Expect to visit the Bangalore Fort, Bull Temple, Cubbon Park, Lal Bagh, and Vidhana Soudha. After viewing these stunning, historical sights, hop in a car and transfer to Mysore, stopping at Somanathpura en route. Admire the 13th-century Hoysala-built Chennakesava Temple. Upon arrival in Mysore, notice the collection of palaces, try some sweetmeat, and marvel at the sandalwood carvings.

Overnight Location
Hotel in Mysore
Meals
Breakfast

Day 3 Sightseeing around Mysore

Enjoy breakfast before heading out on a sightseeing tour around Mysore. Check out an abundance of historical, noteworthy sights. First up is Mysore Palace, one of the largest of its kind in India. Then, it’s off to Jaganmohan Palace, a converted 19th-century art gallery. You’ll see Chamundi Hill, a 12th-century relic. Then, it’s on to St. Philomena's Church, a beautiful Gothic spectacle. Finally, you’ll take in the 60 acres of the Vrindavan Gardens and Ranganathaswamy Temple, dedicated to Lord Vishnu.

Overnight Location
Hotel in Mysore
Meals
Breakfast

Day 4 Journey to Hassan

Begin your journey to Hassan after you check out of your hotel. En route, stop at two towns that boast remarkable remains of Hoysala architecture: Halebid and Belur. Feel like you’ve stepped back in time as you meander through these towns. Admire the regal Kedareswara temple in Halebid, exquisite in its carvings. Then, see the renowned Chennakeshava temple in Belur, one of the finest examples of Hoysala architecture. Continue with your drive to Hassan and enjoy a relaxing night in your hotel.

Overnight Location
Hotel in Hassan
Meals
Breakfast

Day 5 Visit Shravanabelagola and Kaidala

Eat a delicious breakfast before beginning your drive back to Bangalore. Break up your drive with stops at Shravanabelagola and Kaidala, where ancient temples await. Marvel at the Jain temples in Shravanabelagola and the Hoysala temples in Kaidala. After, head back to Bangalore and get dropped off at the airport to start your journey home. Safe travels!

Overnight Location
None
Meals
Breakfast

Bangalore and Hoysala Temples Tour Price and Dates

This guided tour of South India is always run as a private tour for your group only and the price depends on the season, as well as the hotel category chosen. Please note that the prices might increase during public holidays.

Prices below are per person:

  • Guided Groups of 2-10: $640USD per person
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Accommodation on the Bangalore and Hoysala Temples Tour

This tour is based in 3-5 star hotels that offer modern amenities to keep you comfortable. Do note that rooms are double occupancy, but you can always upgrade to single occupancy for an additional fee. Single travellers are also required to pay a supplement.

In some cases, the accommodation listed below may be swapped for other similar accommodations.

Single Rooms and Solo Travelers
You can pay a supplement to have a private room in a hotel (please inquire to find out more). It’s also possible to match single travellers up.

The Park in Bangalore

Laze in total luxury and comfort at this 5-star lodge, which earned TripAdvisor’s Travellers’ Choice 2020 award. Enjoy the pool, spa, and swim-up bar here.

Windflower Resort & Spa in Mysore

Feel rejuvenated and refreshed after staying in this lovely hotel. Get a massage and enjoy the spa, sauna, pool, and breakfast buffet while you’re here.

Hoysala Village Resort in Hassan

This is the perfect spot to relax! Take advantage of the pool, massage services, WiFi, and restaurant.

Hotels on Standard Tour

What’s included in the Bangalore and Hoysala Temples Tour?

Meals

4 breakfasts are included.

Accommodations

Accommodations for 4 nights is included.

Transportation during the Tour

Transfers to and from the airport are included, as well as transfers to pick-up and drop-off spots throughout the tour.

Also Included

  • English-speaking guide
  • Entrance fees to special areas wherever required

Not included

  • Flights to and from Bangalore
  • Extra nights before or after the tour
  • Tour guide gratuity
  • Meals, snacks, and drinks not previously mentioned

Optional Extras

  • Single occupancy rooms
  • Extra nights in Bangalore, before or after the tour

Frequenty Asked Questions about Bangalore and Hoysala Temples Tour

How hard is the Bangalore and Hoysala Temples Tour?

This tour is rated as a 1 / 5. There are no physical requirements beyond light walking.

Do I need a visa to travel to India?

Check with your local country about visa requirements. You could also try this website, though you should verify with your government.

Are meals included on the Bangalore and Hoysala Temples Tour?

4 breakfasts are included.

Do I need insurance?

Yes, it is mandatory to have health and medical insurance to join this trip. Get your Travel Insurance.

How do I get to Bangalore to start this tour?

You can fly into Kempegowda International Airport in Bangalore, where you will be picked up by your guide.

Is the Bangalore and Hoysala Temples Tour in English?

Yes, the tour guide speaks English.

Where does the Bangalore and Hoysala Temples Tour end?

The tour ends in Bangalore, where you will be transferred back to Kempegowda International Airport.

Do I need special vaccines to travel to India?

Check with your family doctor.

Are there any travel restrictions for India?

Please check with your local government about travel restrictions before you book your tour. This map from the US Department of State provides an overview of the current status in countries around the globe. The UK‘s Foreign Office and Government of Canada also provide advice on foreign travel. Note that the travel advice may change depending on your nationality.

When is the best time to travel to India for this tour?

The best time to travel to India for the Bangalore and Hoysala Temples Tour is from December to February when temperatures are warm and rain and humidity are at their lowest.

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This tour is rated as a 1 / 5. There are no physical requirements beyond light walking.


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New Delhi, India

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