After having a relaxing one night’s stay at the Bangalore city, port of entry into India, we drive you to Mysore or Mysuru, as known today – A historical city in the state of Karnataka famous for the magnificent Mysore palace once home to the Wadiyar Dynasty. Our next destination is Hassan – Once ruled by the Hoysala Dynasty, Hassan is the temple architecture capital of Karnataka. The main attractions near Hassan are famous temples of Belur, Halebidu and the towering Gomateshvara Bahubali statue situated at the historical town of Shravanabelagola. Until Hassan your trip will be pretty active and to slow the pace down completely which by now you’d surely realize the need for, we take you to the serene beaches of Nileshwar
A historical city in the state of Karnataka famous for the magnificent Mysore palace once home to the Wadiyar Dynasty. Also famous for it’s Mysore silk, incense and of course Yoga and Ayurveda. Enjoy temples, Chamundeshwari being on top of the list and there are so many more like the famous Somnathapura, feast on South Indian culinary delights, submerge in heritage and culture, enjoy guided walking tours, tuk tuk rides, if lucky get to experience some local festivities as well like the world famous, extravagant Mysore Dasara – Celebrating Indian Dussehra which signifies the victory of good over evil. While at Mysore a visit to the neighbouring town of Srirangapatna is a must with Hoysala style temples and Tipu Sultan’s fort. You can leave Mysore but Mysore will never leave you. It’s an incredible city.
Weather: Mysore enjoys a moderate climate with cool winters and warm summers. The summer in Mysore is from March to June. This season is the driest with May and June being the hottest months. Temperatures during this period range from a minimum of 21º Celsius and goes up to a maximum of 34º Celsius. Temperature range during winters which extends from December to February is 16-27 DegC.
Closest airport: Mysore or Mandakalli airport which is a domestic airport. The closest international airport is Bangalore (140Kms.)
Railway station: Mysore Junction
Best time to visit: October to March. October is best for the Mysore Dasara (Dussehra) festival.
Generally spoken language: Kannada is the official Language but people speak good English as the literacy rate is close to 90% and it’s a popular tourist destination. Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam, and Hindi are also spoken
Altitude: 760 Mtrs approx.
Our next destination is Hassan – Once ruled by the Hoysala Dynasty, Hassan is the temple architecture capital of Karnataka. The main attractions near Hassan are famous temples of Belur, Halebidu and the towering Gomateshvara Bahubali statue situated at the historical town of Shravanabelagola.
Weather: Winter (November to February) Temperature range is 15-28 DegC. Summers (March – May) are warm with high temperatures touching 35 DegC and high and uncomfortable levels of humidity. During Monsoons (June-September) Hassan receives heavy rainfall.
Closest Airport: Mysore is the closest domestic airport (130Kms) and Mangalore is the closest international airport (180 Kms) but the Bangalore international airport is the most viable with the maximum flight options (210Kms)
Railway Station: Hassan Junction
Best time to visit: November - February
Language: Kannada and basic English.
Population: 173,000 approx.
Altitude: 950 Mtrs ASL.
Nileshwar also known as Nileshwaram is the cultural capital of Kasargod district, having a rich cultural heritage with folk arts, temple festivals and sacred groves. Very famous for its pristine beaches and lush green backwaters. The local people are very fond of celebrating festivals with a lot of dance and drama and if your timing is right you could experience the festivals, Theyyam being the most celebrated. At Nileshwar one can also enjoy yoga, ayurveda massages, nature trek, village visits, Houseboat lunch cruise and of course, complete relaxation on the sun kissed, golden sandy beaches.
Weather: Winters stretch from December to February. During January & February Nileshwar receives least amount of rainfall. November to mid-March the temperature range is 21-32 DegC. Summers are hot and humid stretching from mid-March until May post which the monsoons arrive and the heavy rains come in from June up till September.
Closest Airport: Mangalore (97Kms)
Railway Station: Nileshwar railway station but major train connections are from Kannur (62Kms), Kanhangad (11Kms) and Mangalore (85Kms).
Best time to visit: December to February
Language: Malayalam and basic English as the literacy rate is good.
Altitude: 12 Mtrs ASL.