• Ask Expert
  • Start live chat

Hi there đź‘‹ Can I help you with a free customised tour plan?

Yes No

Hampi & Goa : Road Trip along the Golden Chariot Route

  • Bangalore 1 N
  • Mysore 2 N
  • Hassan 1 N
  • Chikmagaluru 2 N
  • Hampi 2 N
  • Badami 1 N
  • Goa 5 N
  • Tour Itinerary
  • South India
  • Indus Holidays Best Seller
Suitable for

Family / Couple

Duration

14 Nights 15 Days

Category

Heritage / Nature

Package type

Customisable

This package takes you on a road trip through the golden chariot route as you discover historical ruins, entrancing temples, ancient cities and rock cut caves. Recline and relax as the coffee estates of Chikmagalur and the beaches of Goa make the fine balance for a perfect holiday. For an

Starting from

30000

/person

Experience Highlights

  • Stone work
  • Palace
  • Beach
  • Lose yourself in the quest for the ancient at the ruins of the great Vijayanagara Empire
  • Luxuriate in a plantation resort and pick up on the making of the finest coffee in the world at Chikmagalur
  • Discover glittering heritage of Mysore’s city palace and enjoy the panoramic view of the city from Chamundi hills
  • The walls paint history as you get amazed by the detailed stone work at the grand Hoysala Temples
  • Enjoy perfect views of the coastline, churches and forts as you unwind on the beaches of Goa

A little Extra

Join Indus plus

Join Indus plus to enjoy all these benefits and more. Sounds good? More

For Indus guests

Free room upgrades at select stays

Booked by 136 travellers in 2021

Tour Summary

  • 15 Days
  • 10 Destinations
  • Short daily travel
  • Day 1 - Bangalore on Arrival
  • Day 2 - Bangalore - Mysore
  • Day 3 - Explore Mysore
  • Day 4 - Mysore - Shravanabelagola
  • Day 5 - Shravanabelagola - Chikamagaluru
  • Day 6 - Explore Chikamagaluru
  • Day 7 - Chikamagaluru - Hampi
  • Day 8 - Explore Hampi
  • Day 9 - Hampi - Badami
  • Day 10 - Badami - Goa
  • Day 11 - Day 14 - Explore Goa
  • Day 15 - Departure from Mumbai

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1

  • Bangalore on Arrival
  • Full Day
  • In Town

You will be welcomed at Bangalore Airport by our company representative. While modernity does push the boundaries of the city, the combined legacies of Haider Ali, Tipu sultan and the British still live on. Bangalore creature comforts can be godsend for the weary traveler.

  • Get Bangalored Benevolent Climate & Charm of The Indian It Hub
  • Once known as the garden city, it is now dominated by IT Parks.
  • Explore the lovely garden like Lalbhag and cubbon Park and lovely Victorian era architecture as visible on the Vidhan Sauda -Which houses both the state legislature and Secretariat.
  • Enjoy the evening at leisure. Relax and stay at your hotel.

Stay at Bangalore

Holiday Inn

(See our stay selections)

Deluxe Room

Insider Tips by Indus Indus Holidays

Centuries ago, Bangalore was a small hilly region occupied by tribal community.

All such local insider tips is here: Local's guide to Bangalore

View more tips

 

 

Activity Add-ons

Day 2

  • Bangalore to Mysore
  • 4.30 hrs
  • 190 kms

Today, we travel to one of South India’s most vibrant cities – Mysore. The grand palaces, silk, sandalwood and incense production give an iconic status to this destination.

  • Visit Shrirangapatna: the fortress of the ‘Tiger of Mysore’
  • Steeped in bloody history, this fort town is built on an island on the Cauvery river.
  • This was the summer palace and de facto capital from where Hyder Ali and Tipu Sultan ruled in their glory days.
  • Visit Maharaja's Palace, The icon of Mysore.
  • Built in indo-saracenic style with dome, arches and turrets, the palace is a treasure house of exquisite carvings and works from all over the world.
  • The jewels studded throne, majestic durbar hall with ornate ceilings and intricately carved doors make for a fascinating sight.
  • If you are lucky to be here on a Sunday or public holiday, the illuminated palace will be a spectacle to remember!
  • Also visit the Rajendra art gallery, which houses a remarkable collection of paintings form Raja Ravi Varma and other traditional Mysore styles.
  • Relax for the night.

Stay at Mysore

Rio Meredian

(See our stay selections)

Deluxe Room

Insider Tips by Indus Indus Holidays

Did you know that Mysore is one of the first planned cities in Asia?

All such local insider tips is here: Local's guide to Mysore

View more tips

 

 

 

 

Activity Add-ons

Day 3

  • Explore Mysore
  • Full Day
  • In Town

Today, you get to explore this ancient city, its bustling markets, magnificent monuments and more. Shop around for premium silk, incense and sandalwood which are a speciality of Mysore. After exploring Chamundi hills during the day, a magical evening at Brindavan awaits you.

  • Morning is a great time to start a fine half-day excursion to Chamundi Hills.
  • Experience the panoramic view overlooking the Mysore city and explore the marvellous temple.
  • The 1000 stone steps laid out by the Maharaja in the 17th century and the majestic Nandi monolith is a compelling sight.
  • Enjoy shopping around for local specialities at the Devaraja Market.
  • Visit the magical Brindavan Gardens and witness the light and sound show.
  • After sunset, the special attractions include dancing fountains where coloured lights transform the place into a magical fairyland.
  • Also visit the famous KRS dam which is an awesome sight too.
  • Relax for the night at your resort.

Stay at Mysore

Rio Meredian

(See our stay selections)

Deluxe Room

Insider Tips by Indus Indus Holidays

Did you know that Mysore is one of the first planned cities in Asia?

All such local insider tips is here: Local's guide to Mysore

View more tips

 

Activity Add-ons

Day 4

  • Mysore to Shravanabelagola
  • 2.5 hrs
  • 100 kms

After a leisurely breakfast, start your trip to Hassan. Enroute we visit Sravanabelagola, a revered Jain shrine well worth your time. Arrive at Hassan and relax at your hotel for the day.

  • Visit the revered Jain Shrine, one of the world’s largest monolithic statues.
  • This is one of the oldest and most important pilgrimage destinations of Jainism with a history going back to the 3rd century.
  • Here, you will find the 58 ft high statue of Gomateshwara located high on the hills overlooking the town.
  • Created at the peak of architectural and sculptural creativity under the Western Ganga dynasty, this place will expose a unique dimension of India.
  • Relax for the night at your hotel in Hassan.

Stay at Hassan

Hoysala Village Resort

(See our stay selections)

Superior Room

Insider Tips by Indus Indus Holidays

The statue of Gomateshwara weighing 80 tons is carved from a single rock.

All such local insider tips is here: Local's guide to Shravanabelagola

View more tips

 

 

 

 

Activity Add-ons

Day 5

  • Hassan to Belur / Halebid
  • 2 hrs
  • 90 kms

Today, visit the most celebrated temples of Belur and Halebid which together give the name ‘Southern Varanasi’ to the region. The strikingly beautiful 11th century Hoysala temples and Jain shrines will leave you spell-bound

  • At the Channekeshava Temple, a marvel that took 100 years in the making.
  • This exquisite temple, commissioned in 1117 AD, was built to immortalise the Hoysalas’ victory over the Cholas.
  • The angled bracket figures of women in dancing poses, the exquisitely sculpted pillars and the platform carved with 650 charging elephants in black stone will keep you intrigued.
  • Be there for the lively pujas as this is the only Hoysala site in daily use.
  • Explore Hoyasaleswara temple yet another masterpiece of Hoysala architecture for which construction went on for more than 80 years.
  • The outer temple is richly-sculpted with pieces depicting the life of the Hoysala rulers, sages, stylised animals and flurry of Hindu dieties.
  • Its interior chiselled from black stone is marvellous.
  • Travel to Chikmagaluru and relax for the night at your hotel.

Stay at Chikamagalur

Siri Nature Resort

(See our stay selections)

Deluxe Room

Insider Tips by Indus Indus Holidays

Chikamagalur is regarded as the birthplace of Indian Coffee.

All such local insider tips is here: Local's guide to Chikamagalur

View more tips

 

 

Activity Add-ons

Day 6

  • Explore Chikamagalur
  • Full Day
  • In Town

Today will be a break from the heritage sites with every bend on the road revealing a palette of new greens. In Chikmagalur, you could go for trekking to waterfalls, on coffee plantation tours and adventure tours. The salubrious climate and scenic splendour are added attractions

  • Experience a guided a coffee tour & visit the coffee museum (Optional).
  • The story starts with how saint baba Buden from Yemen planted a handful of coffee beans for the first time in Chikmagalur a few 100 years ago.
  • This morning, make your way up alleys of oak lined plantations, roll up your sleeves and learn which coffee bud is ready for picking.
  • The thematic museum with lined up coffee pots is as educative as it is inspiring.
  • Other options include trekking to waterfalls along the highest peak of Karnataka or other adventures.
  • Relax in the evening sipping up some amazing coffee and soak in the ambience of your resort

Stay at Chikamagalur

Siri Nature Resort

(See our stay selections)

Deluxe Room

Insider Tips by Indus Indus Holidays

Chikamagalur is regarded as the birthplace of Indian Coffee.

All such local insider tips is here: Local's guide to Chikamagalur

View more tips

Activity Add-ons

Day 7

  • Chikamagalur to Hampi
  • 6 hrs
  • 290 kms

After breakfast, embark on your journey to the ruins of Hampi enroute stop by Chitradurga. Hospet is an ideal base from where you will stay and visit the ruins of the Vijayanagara Empire

  • Witnessing the marvel of Chitradurga fort (optional).
  • This old walled town on the way to Hospet houses an impressive fort built on the base of a cluster of rocky hills.
  • This place is a paradise for history buffs complete with carvings, structures and curious tales from the era of its last kings.
  • You will be fascinated by the ingenious water tanks, 19 odd gateways, secret entrances and the overall setting.
  • Climb up a hill right at the heart of Hampi for a sunset view.
  • The calm ambient at the hilltop is sure to put you on hold for long well after sunset.
  • Relax for the night at your hotel.

Stay at Hampi

Heritage Resort

(See our stay selections)

Deluxe Villa

Insider Tips by Indus Indus Holidays

The stone pillars in Vittala temple create melodic sounds when tapped delicately.

All such local insider tips is here: Local's guide to Hampi

View more tips

Activity Add-ons

Day 8

  • Explore Hampi
  • Full Day
  • In Town

The charismatic ruins take you on a journey in time to the grandeur of the flourishing capital of the Vijayanagara Empire. Lying scattered over a landscape of heaps of giant boulders are innumerable monuments which have withstood the ravages of man and nature. You will lose yourself in the ruins

  • The royal centres give a glimpse of the luxury and lifestyle of the flamboyant rulers of this city.
  • The arched corridors of the queen’s bath, the lotus mahal, elephant stables, musical pillars and King’s balance where gold was weighed and distributed are stories you must hear about.
  • The scared centre around Hampi bazaar has fascinating monolithic statues, the iconic stone chariot, Vittala and Virupaksha temples and shops to explore.
  • Plan on lingering around for a while exploring the active bazaars, paddy fields and villages around the ancient city and partake in Hampi’s relaxed grain.
  • Relax for the night at your hotel.

Stay at Hampi

Insider Tips by Indus Indus Holidays

The stone pillars in Vittala temple create melodic sounds when tapped delicately.

All such local insider tips is here: Local's guide to Hampi

View more tips

 

 

 

 

Activity Add-ons

Day 9

  • Hampi to Badami (Through Aihole & Pattadakkal)
  • 3.5 hrs
  • 145 kms

This morning depart Hampi and drive to Badami enroute the heritage sites of Aihole & Pattadakkal. Aihole is the legacy of the 6th century Chalukya kings and the cradle of Hindu architecture as we see it today. Later in the day explore Badami and its magnificent cave temples

  • Visit the World heritage site temples of Aihole & Pattadakkal.
  • A hundred odd temples built between 4th and 6th century AD is the claim to fame of the ancient Chalukyan capital of Aihole.
  • The most impressive is the 7th century Durga Temple with its semi-circular formation.
  • Pattadakkal’s group of temples collectively form a world heritage site.
  • The Virupaksha temple narrates episodes of Ramayana, Mahabharata as well as throws life on the social life of the times.
  • Explore the magnificent rock-cut cave temples of Badami
  • Once the capital of the mighty Chalukyanempire, the red sandstone cliffs here evoke images of the wild west.
  • The remarkable cave temples display the full range of Indian religious sects: Vishnu, Siva, a Jain temple and a Buddhist natural cave.
  • Relax for the night at your resort in Badami.

Stay at Badami

Insider Tips by Indus Indus Holidays

The rock cut temples of Badami dates back to 6th & 7th century AD.

All such local insider tips is here: Local's guide to Badami

View more tips

 

Activity Add-ons

Day 10

  • Badami to Goa
  • 6 hrs
  • 250 kms

After a relaxed breakfast, take a scenic journey along the Western Ghats to Goa – the last leg of your trip. Once a Portuguese settlement, the culture and lifestyle of Goa’s balmy shore is still as laid-back as ever. By far the most comprehensive beach spot in India will be a perfect way to cool your heels for some days before heading back to your daily routine.

  • On arrival, check-in to the beach resort.
  • Relax for the night after a Goan dinner.

Stay at Goa

Holiday Inn

(See our stay selections)

Deluxe Room

Insider Tips by Indus Indus Holidays

Goa is one of the very few places in India with two wheeler taxis.

All such local insider tips is here: Local's guide to Goa

View more tips

Activity Add-ons

Day 11-Day 14

  • Explore Goa
  • Full Day
  • In Town

The last few days of the trip have been left for you to explore Goa in your own style. Pick up activities of your interest and spend the day in the beaches, forts and places of interest around Goa. Everybody loves some solid beach time!

  • Well, there are always the endless sun-drenched crescents of sand but there is more to discover.
  • Pep up your stay here with centuries-old cathedrals, beautiful forts, scented spice plantation visits, bird watching and amazing waterfalls.
  • Pick up on some adventure like snorkelling, motor boating while enjoying the active night life in Goa.
  • Experience the irresistible charms of Goa’s Portuguese rhythm and unwind for the next couple of days.

Stay at Goa

Holiday Inn

(See our stay selections)

Deluxe Room

Insider Tips by Indus Indus Holidays

Goa is one of the very few places in India with two wheeler taxis.

All such local insider tips is here: Local's guide to Hampi

View more tips

Activity Add-ons

Day 15

  • Departure from Mumbai
  • Full Day
  • In Town

On the last day of your tour, enjoy breakfast at your hotel and then head to Goa airport and connect with your flight to Mumbai.

  • Catch your homebound flight from Mumbai with memories to last for a lifetime.

Departure from Mumbai

Insider Tips by Indus Indus Holidays

Mumbai local train is the busiest railways in the world.

All such local insider tips is here: Local's guide to Mumbai

View more tips

 

 

Activity Add-ons

Offers & Packages

Liked this itinerary? Let us have a friendly chat to find out how we can help

  • Bangalore 1 N
  • Mysore 2 N
  • Hassan 1 N
  • Chikmagaluru 2 N
  • Hampi 2 N
  • Badami 1 N
  • Goa 5 N

14 Nights Deluxe Package

Starting From

45000 / person

These are indicative Rates (per person). Subject to variation based on choice of stay, group size, activities, dates, routes, transportation and other price hikes.

14 Nights Standard Package

Starting From

40000 / person

These are indicative Rates (per person). Subject to variation based on choice of stay, group size, activities, dates, routes, transportation and other price hikes.

14 Nights Luxury Package

Starting From

55000 / person

These are indicative Rates (per person). Subject to variation based on choice of stay, group size, activities, dates, routes, transportation and other price hikes.

14 Nights Group Package

Starting From

35000 / person

These are indicative Rates (per person). Subject to variation based on choice of stay, group size, activities, dates, routes, transportation and other price hikes.

We handle each booking individually to get best possible prices and inclusions. This means our negotiating power can often lower prices or get more inclusions than indicated here. Give us a try!

Route map

Talk to an Expert

Nisha Vinod

Nisha has 5+ years of experience in tour planning.
Take her friendly advice for a memorable trip.

Other Tours to explore

Tour Itinerary

Highlights of South

Tour Route

  • Kochi 2N
  • Munnar 2N
  • Madurai 2 N
  • Thekkady 2N
  • Houseboat 1N
  • Marrari 2N

12

Nights
Starting from

12000

/person

Popular trip booked by 260 couples with customization and inclusions

Top

10

Tour Itinerary

South Explorer

Tour Route

  • Mysore 2 nights
  • Ooty 2 nights
  • Kodaikanal 2 nights

6

Nights
Starting from

15000

/person

150 customers booked with Hill side bungalow and premium stay

Top

10

Tour Itinerary

Temple Trail : 6 Days Exploring Tamilnadu Temples

Tour Route

  • Mamallapuram 1 night
  • Pondicherry 1 night
  • Tanjavur 1 night
  • Madurai 2 nights

5

Nights
Starting from

20000

/person

250 customers booked this trip with offers and deals

Tour Itinerary

Into the Unexplored: 14 Days in the lesser explored South India

Tour Route

  • Kozhikode 2 N
  • Wayanad 2 N
  • Kannur 2 N
  • Valiyaparamba 1 N
  • Nileshwar 1 N
  • Coorg 2 N
  • Mysore 2 N
  • Bangalore 1 N

13

Nights
Starting from

30000

/person

150 customers booked this trip with offers and deals

Q & A for Hampi & Goa (14 Nights) by Indus Holidays

Can I customise my itinerary with a few stays of my choice?

Answered by Prasanth Madhavan

Definitely! As we specialise in customised holiday planning to Kerala & South India for the last 20 years, we can offer almost any stay option. We have long-standing direct relationships with resorts, homestays & hotels in this region which allow us to deliver privilege services at unbeatable rates.

If you want to change the stay options in our offers, your trip designer will work with you till you are happy with the package. More importantly, our experts give you unbiased insights and highlights of each stay option from direct experience to help you make better choices.

What is the holiday booking procedure?

Answered by Nisha Vinod

You can submit an enquiry here anytime or contact our destination experts directly. One of Indus’ Trip Designers will call you back to understand your requirement and will make an offer within 2 hours. Our experts will also make suitable recommendations on stay options, day activities, itinerary options and transportation to assist you further in customising the holiday to your requirements. Once it is perfect, send a confirmation and we will take care of the rest.

What are the payment options you offer?

Answered by Goldin Syriac

We offer all major payment options including credit cards , debit cards , wire transfer, net banking and UPI. Service charges from the bank may be applicable on select payment methods.

Can my driver speak hindi? Do you offer taxi services only?

Answered by Divya Hrishikesh

Yes, our transportation team carefully chooses and trains our driver partners to deliver the high touch experiences we offer. They are highly co-operative, friendly and can speak in hindi and English. You will also find our cabs to be well maintained, safe and reliable.

When you book hotels, activities and taxi together with Indus, we will be able to offer you a better overall deal than what you get directly. Also you get the added benefit of Indus’ responsive customer relations team for on-tour support. So, currently our trained drivers are available only for our package customers.