Pre & Post Tour

NEARBY TOURIST ATTRACTIONS

Hampi

Hampi, the city of ruins, is a UNESCO World Heritage site. Nestled amid a cratons and hills, the city is home to 500 ancient monuments, beautiful temples, bustling street markets, bastions, treasury building and captivating remains of Vijayanagara Empire, Hampi is a backpacker’s delight. Hampi was the capital of Vijaynagara Empire around 1500 AD, and by some accounts was the largest city in the world.

Mysore

Famous around the world for the Mysore Dussera festival, Mysore served as the capital of the Wodeyar dynasty. The palace is one of the most famous tourist attractions in the country after Taj Mahal. Apart from the palace, one could visit the famous Mysore zoo and many ancient temples nearby such as Srirangapatna and Nanjangud. The city is also famous for its rich and delicious Mysore Pak, a sweet made of clarified butter, sugar and gram flour.

Bandipur National Park

Bandipur National Park second highest Tiger population in India. Bandipur National Park is located in Gundulpet taluk, Chamarajanagar district. Park is the part of Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve making it largest protected area in Southern India and largest habitant of Wild Elephants in South Asia.Tigers, Indian Elephants, Leopard, Dhole, Sambar, Sloth bear, Chital many more animals and Birds can be spotted in the Bandipur National park.

Coorg

Nestled amid imposing mountains and lush greenery, Coorg is a favourite place for nature lovers. This popular coffee growing hill station is known for the local clan, the Kodavas and their inimitable hospitality. Coorg or Kodagu, as it is known locally, is known for its exotic scenery replete with aromas of coffee and spices affluent in the air. The Kodava cuisine is very popular, with pandi curry (pork curry) being one of the favourites among the locals. There are many homestays that will make your stay a memorable one.

Ooty

A chain of misty hills spread across a lush green carpet – with plenty to see, enjoy and experience. Ooty is much more than a visitor’s paradise. It lends a piece of itself to its guests that they will be thrilled to take back. One of the most beautiful hill stations in India, Ooty nestles in the Nilgiri district of Tamil Nadu. An erstwhile summer resort of the British Raj in India, Ooty has transformed over the years into one of the most sought-after tourism destinations in Tamil Nadu.

Belur - Halebidu

Belur is a town and taluk in Hassan district in the state of Karnataka, India. The town is renowned for its Chennakeshava Temple dedicated to Vishnu, one of the finest examples of Hoysala architecture and the largest Hindu temple complex that has survived from pre-14th-century Karnata-Dravida tradition.
Halebidu is a town located in Hassan District, Karnataka, India. Historically known as Dwarasamudra, Halebidu became the regal capital of the Hoysala Empire in the 11th century CE.

CITY ATTRACTIONS

Visiting Places In Bengaluru

  • Tippu’s Palace
  • The Government Museum
  • Attara Kacheri (High Court)
  • Bengaluru Palace
  • Jawaharlal Nehru Planetarium
  • Cubbon Park
  • Vidhan soudha
  • Lalbagh Gardens
  • ISKON Temple
  • Bull Temple

CUISINE

Karnataka’s cuisine is said to be one the most unique cuisines in the country. It combines a range of flavours, ingredients and cooking techniques, some dating back to the Iron Age. The local cuisine is heavily influenced by neighbouring states of Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Maharashtra and Karnataka’s very own rich gastronomical history. Some must haves while in Bengaluru are –

NEER DOSA AND KORI GASSI

This famous Mangalorean dish is made of succulent chicken pieces, fresh coconut and spices. It is usually served on a bed of rice or Neer Dosa, a thin pancake made of rice flour.

BISI BELE BATH

Bisi Bele Bath is a traditional recipe cooked only in Karnataka. The dish has a distinct coconut flavour and is available at any restaurant in Bangalore. The recipe is a complicated one that involves many vegetables and flavours but the dish is a must try.

MYSORE MASALA DOSA

A crisp dosa with red chutney and mashed potato filling served with tasty sambar and white chutney. It is one of the most popular dishes, not just in Karnataka, but across India.

MADDUR VADA

Maddur vada gets its name from the Maddur town that is 80 kilometers away from Bangalore. The vada has a crispy, hard crust and a delicious soft core. The onion piece in the vada makes it a tasty snack. It is usually served with coconut and tomato chutney.

PANDI CURRY

A popular pork curry from Coorg. Pork is marinated in locally grown spices which lend a dark colour and spicy flavour to the dish. The dish gets its distinct sour flavour from a locally grown fruit extract called Kacumpalli. It is usually served with rice or Akki roti (rice roti).

MYSORE PAK

Mysore Pak is a simple sweet dish made from only three ingredients - Gram Flour, Ghee and Sugar. The texture of the sweet is rich due to gram flour and ghee. The sweet dish is very popular, and is specially enjoyed during festivals and other celebrations.

WORLD CUISINE

Although there are more options than you can imagine in the local cuisine, Bengaluru is also known for its culinary savvy residents who have ensured there are plenty of global cuisine options one could choose from. The city is thriving with many restaurants that serve international and continental cuisines. From Mexican to Cantonese, from French to molecular gastronomy, you will always find enough restaurants and varieties available for you. Some of the popular restaurants that specialize in global cuisine are Shiros for Asian, Churrscaria Brazil for Brazilian, Café Noir for French, JW Kitchen for continental, Caperberry for molecular gastronomy and the Michelin Star restaurant Yautcha for Cantonese. The city is also popular for many micro-breweries with signature crafts that aren’t found elsewhere.

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