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  South India Tours >>South India With Horse Safari

Duration: 8 Days Tour
Places Covered: Bangalore - Nandi Gunda - Narasipura - Talakad - Shivasamudra - Talakadu - Srirangapatana - Bangalore
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Day 1 : Arrival Bengalore - Nandi Gunda
On arrival at International Airport at Bangalore and continue transfer to the Nandi Gunda village is situated approximately 25 kms from Mysore. This is an ideal place for camping. Overnight stay in Tents.
 
Day 2 : Nandi Gunda - Tirumakuda
Morning after breakfast Narasipura the three rivers Kapila, Kabini and Cauvery meet. This point is known as the Sangama and is considered a holy spot. The name originated since the three rivers meet here, T stands for Tirumakuda (the meeting of 3 rivers) and Narasipura, as there is a temple of Lord Narashimhaswamy. Overnight stay in Tents.
 
Day 3 : Talakad
Talakad is 50km south-east of Mysore, were the river Sangama (mentioned above) used to flow towards Talakad. The famous Shiva temple, which is buried under the sand, is visible only once in ten years. The sand on the temple clears up on its own, this period is known as the Pancha Linga Darshana.
 
Day 4 : Shivasamudram
The next stop is Sivasamudram is 25km downstream, which is a hydropower generating station, Generating power for Mysore. It is a beautiful picnic spot; the Gaganachuki and Baluchuki are two waterfalls here. An ideal spot for relaxation, and best seen immediately after the monsoon. Overnight stay.
 
Day 5 : Somanathpur
Morning see the Keshava Temple built in 1268 during the period of the Hoysalas. The Hoysala form of architecture was used in building the temple. The walls of this star-shaped temple are covered with superb sculptures in stone depicting various scenes form the Ramayana, Mahabharata and Bhagavad Gita and the life and times of the Hoysala kings. No two friezes are alike. The carved frieze, starting with elephants at the bottom, followed by horses, a floral strip, scenes, crocodiles or lions and, finally, geese. It is a smaller version of the famous Halebid and Belur Temples.
 
Day 6 : Somanathpur
On the Bangalore road 16 km from Mysore stand the ruins of Hyder Ali's and Tipu Sultan's capital, from which they ruled much of southern India during the 18th century. Srirangapatana this is an island, since both the rivers Kaveri and Kapila flow around it and meet at a place called the Sangama. A very relaxing place steeped in history, was once the capital of the Wadiyar Dynasty.
 
Day 7 : Srirangapatana - Mysore
Srirangapatana the safari will end after the morning ride. We later drive down to Mysore for a farewell dinner at the Lalitha Mahal Palace Hotel. Overnight stay
 
Day 8 : Mysore - Bangalore Dept.
Morning after breakfast depart to Bangalore, on arrival transfer to international Airport to board your flight for next destination.
 
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