Karnataka’s Contrasts: From Coffee Hills to Ancient Ruins

Trip Duration:

5 Days / 4 Nights

Places Included:

Bangalore - Chikmagalur - Hampi

Itinerary Overview

“Contrasts of Karnataka” trip! Start in Bangalore, City1, the bustling capital. On Day 1, enjoy a city tour and vibrant nightlife (optional).

Day 2 takes you to Chikmagalur, City2, a coffee haven. Nestle amidst coffee estates, explore a plantation and savor a fresh cup. On Day 3, trek through verdant hills, visit waterfalls, and enjoy a cultural performance.

Day 4 brings you to Hampi, City3, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Explore the awe-inspiring Virupaksha Temple and witness a magical sunset. Day 5 unveils the vast ruins by bicycle or tuk-tuk. Learn about the Vijayanagara Empire’s history and enjoy panoramic views.

This itinerary combines Bangalore’s energy, Chikmagalur’s coffee hills, and Hampi’s ancient ruins, offering a unique Karnataka experience.

Karnataka’s Contrasts: From Coffee Hills to Ancient Ruins

Detailed Itinerary

Coffee Hills to Ancient Ruins (5 Days/4 Nights)

Embark on a captivating journey through contrasting landscapes of Karnataka on this 5-day adventure. Immerse yourself in the lush greenery and coffee plantations of Chikmagalur, delve into the rich history and architectural marvels of Hampi, and experience the vibrant energy of Bangalore.

Day 1: Unveiling Bangalore’s Buzz

  • Arrive in Bangalore, the bustling capital city of Karnataka.
  • Check in to your pre-booked hotel and freshen up after your journey.
  • In the afternoon, embark on a city tour exploring iconic landmarks like Vidhana Soudha (the state legislature building) and Bangalore Palace.
  • In the evening, indulge in a delicious South Indian vegetarian dinner, savoring the unique flavors of the region. You can also explore the vibrant nightlife of Bangalore, visiting rooftop bars or catching a live music performance (optional).

Day 2: Bangalore to Chikmagalur – A Coffee Escape

  • After breakfast, take a comfortable car or train journey to Chikmagalur, nestled amidst the foothills of the Western Ghats.
  • Upon arrival, check in to your pre-booked homestay or resort amidst the coffee plantations.
  • In the afternoon, explore a coffee plantation, learning about the coffee-making process from bean to cup. Enjoy a fresh cup of locally brewed coffee amidst the scenic surroundings.
  • In the evening, witness a mesmerizing sunset over the rolling hills, painting the sky in vibrant hues.

Day 3: Unveiling the Enchantment of Chikmagalur

  • Start your day early with a trek through the verdant hills surrounding Chikmagalur, soaking in the fresh mountain air and breathtaking views.
  • Visit scenic waterfalls like Hebbe Falls or Kallhatti Falls, perfect for a refreshing dip (subject to seasonal conditions).
  • In the afternoon, explore the جمال آباد (Jamalabad) Fort, a historical monument offering panoramic views.
  • In the evening, enjoy a cultural performance showcasing Karnataka’s rich heritage, featuring traditional dance forms like Yakshagana.

Day 4: Chikmagalur to Hampi – A Journey Through Time

  • After breakfast, bid farewell to Chikmagalur and embark on a scenic drive (approximately 5-6 hours) to Hampi, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Upon arrival, check in to your pre-booked hotel located near the historical ruins.
  • In the afternoon, explore the awe-inspiring Virupaksha Temple, one of the most well-preserved monuments in Hampi.
  • Witness the captivating sunset illuminating the ruins, creating a magical atmosphere.

Day 5: Unveiling the Secrets of Hampi

  • Start your day early with a bicycle tour or a tuk-tuk ride, exploring the vast expanse of the Hampi ruins, including the Vittala Temple, the Elephant Stables, and the Royal Enclosure.
  • Learn about the Vijayanagara Empire’s rich history and architectural brilliance from a local guide.
  • In the afternoon, visit the Matanga Hill for breathtaking panoramic views of the entire Hampi complex.
  • In the evening, enjoy a farewell dinner at a local restaurant, savoring the unique flavors of North Karnataka cuisine.

Day 6: Departure from Bangalore (Optional)

  • Depending on your departure flight from Bangalore, you may have time for some last-minute shopping at local markets or exploring Bangalore’s museums like the National Museum or the Indian Institute of Science.
  • Proceed to the airport for your flight home,

    carrying unforgettable memories of your contrasting Karnataka adventure!

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Inclusions

  • Airport / Railway Station pick up and drop as per your flight/train timings
  • Comfortable and hygienic Vehicle (SUV / Sedan / Tempo Traveler) as per the group size
  • Stay on a double (for couples & special requests) and triple-sharing basis in hotels/camps
  • Breakfast (from Day 2 to Last Day as per itinerary)
  • Driver night charges & allowances, toll tax, parking charges, etc.
  • Experienced driver for the entire journey
  • Sightseeing as per itinerary
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