Mysore & architectural treasures
This 6-day trip introduces us to the architectural wonders of eastern Karnataka, mainly the masterpieces of the Hoysala kings with a stop in the peaceful city of Mysore which houses a fairy-tale palace.
We will begin this trip from Bangalore, the capital of Karnataka, and after visiting its main sights, we’ll head to Mysore for a two-day stay with a stop at Somnathpur, an architectural marvel of the Hoysala rulers. After visiting Mysore, we will proceed to Srirangapatnam, a rocky island formed by the sacred Cauvery rivers, which was the citadel of the Mysore Kingdom for several decades. Then, in Shravanabelagola, we will meet the giant of Karnataka: Gomateshwara, the guardian of the Jain faith. The last leg of our trip will be devoted to two other architectural masterpieces of the Hoysala kings: Beluru and Halebidu.