Karnataka /kɑrˈnɑːtəkə/ (Kannada: ಕರ್ನಾಟಕ) is a state in South West India. It was created on 1 November 1956, with the passage of the States Reorganisation Act, which is celebrated annually as Karnataka Rajyotsava (English: Formation Day). Originally known as the State of Mysore, it was renamed Karnataka in 1973. It is the land of the Kannadigas, Tuluvas, Konkanis and Kodavas. The capital and largest city is Bangalore, also known as Bengaluru, which is at the forefront of the rapid economic and technological development that India is experiencing. Karnataka is bordered by the Arabian Sea and the Laccadive Sea to the west, Goa to the north west, Maharashtra to the north, Andhra Pradesh to the east, Tamil Nadu to the south east, and Kerala to the south west. The state covers an area of 191,976 square kilometres (74,122 sq mi), or 5.83 per cent of the total geographical area of India. It is the eighth largest Indian state by area. With 61,130,704 inhabitants at the 2011 census, Karnataka is the ninth largest state by population, comprising 30 districts. Kannada is the most widely spoken and official language of the state. The two main river systems of the state are the Krishna and its tributaries, the Bhima, Ghataprabha, Vedavathi, Malaprabha, and Tungabhadra, in the north, and the Kaveri and its tributaries, the Hemavati, Shimsha, Arkavati, Lakshmana Thirtha and Kabini, in the south. Both these rivers flow eastward into the Bay of Bengal. Though several etymologies have been suggested for the name Karnataka, the generally accepted one is that Karnataka is derived from the Kannada words karu and nādu, meaning “elevated land”. Karu nadu may also be read as karu, meaning “black”, and nadu, meaning “region”, as a reference to the black cotton soil found in the Bayalu Seeme region of the state. The British used the word Carnatic, sometimes Karnatak, to describe both sides of peninsular India, south of the Krishna. With an antiquity that dates to the paleolithic, Karnataka has also been home to some of the most powerful empires of ancient and medieval India. The philosophers and musical bards patronised by these empires launched socio-religious and literary movements which have endured to the present day. Karnataka has contributed significantly to both forms of Indian classical music, the Carnatic and Hindustani traditions. Writers in the Kannada language have received the most number of Jnanpith awards in India.
There are 30 districts in Karnataka:
Each district is governed by a district commissioner or district magistrate. The districts are further divided into sub-divisions, which are governed by sub-divisional magistrates; sub-divisions comprise blocks containing panchayats (village councils) and town municipalities. As per the 2001 census, Karnataka’s seven largest cities sorted in order of decreasing population were, Bangalore, Hubli–Dharwad, Mysore, Gulbarga, Belgaum, Mangalore and Davangere. Bangalore is the only city with a population of more than one million. Bangalore Urban, Belgaum and Gulbarga are the most populous districts, each of them having a population of more than three million. Gadag, Chamarajanagar and Kodagu districts have a population of less than one million.
2N Coorg – 1N Mysore – 2N Banglore
Bangalore – Coorg (Approx 260 km / 6 ½ hrs) Arrive at Bangalore airport /railway station and proceed to Coorg. Arrive Coorg and proceed to your hotel/ home stay. Evening free for relaxation or visit the local market place to shop for local goods Overnight at Coorg. (D)
Coorg – Local Sightseeing Today, enjoy local sightseeing of Coorg visiting Raja’s Seat, Madikeri Fort, Buddhist Monastery at Bylekuppe, Abbey Falls and Cauvery Nisargadhama and market place. Overnight at Coorg. (B,L,D)
Coorg – Mysore (Approx 120 km / 3 hrs) Today proceed to Mysore. Later in the evening proceed for your visit to Brindavan Gardens where musical fountains and coloured lights transform this place into a magical fairyland.Overnight stay in Mysore. (B)
Mysore – Bangalore (Approx 140 km / 3 ½ hrs) Today proceed to visit Mysore Palace- Built in Indo Saracenic style with domes,turrets,arches and colonnades, the palace is a treasure house of exquisite carvings and works of art from all over the world. Later proceed to Bangalore. Arrive at Bangalore and proceed to your hotel. Rest of the day free at leisure or for shopping. Overnight at Bangalore. (B)
Bangalore – City Sightseeing Today proceed for local sightseeing of Bangalore city visiting Vidhan Soudha, Lalbagh Botanical garden, Tipu Sultan’s palace and Bull temple – one of the oldest temple built in 16th century. Rest of the day is free at leisure. Overnight at Bangalore. (B)
Bangalore – Hometown Today proceed to airport/railway station to board the flight/train for your next destination or hometown. (B)
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- Accommodation in above mentioned or similar hotels.
- Meals as per itinerary
- Private Transfers and Sightseeing as per the itinerary by AC Vehicle (Indigo or similar)
- Air/Rail fare.Any meals other than specified above.
- Any sightseeing other than specified above. Entrance fees for any sightseeing and Guide charges. Any services not specifically mentioned in the inclusions
- Any items of personal nature like tips,laundry,telephone calls,mineral water etc
- Any increase of cost due to political disturbances / bandh or increase in taxes or fuel charges, leading to increase in surface transportation and land arrangements, which may come into effect prior to departure or while touring
- GST 3.09% on total land cost
- High season surcharge applicable.
- Itinerary and price is subject to change.
- Vehicle is not at disposal.
- If the above hotels are not available similar category hotels will be used.
- Drivers are not guides
- Additional charges will be applicable for extra sightseeing.
- The quotation is based on Standard room.
- You can upgrade to a higher room category by paying an extra cost depending on availability
- Hotel check in is 1400hrs. and checkout would be 1000hrs.
- Early check-in and late check-out subject to availability.
- Ac Indigo or similar vehicle will be provided for transfers and sightseeing.
- Ask us for other vehicle options
Itenary : EXCLUSIVE KARNATAKA 6 Days / 5 Nights