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Shivanasamudra Waterfalls and Ancient Somnathpur Full-Day Tour

A Full Day tour where you can absorb the power and beauty of the Shivasamudra Waterfalls, surrounded by the lush forests of Karnataka, followed by a visit to the ancient temples of Talakadu (Somnathpur Temples) to hear of the sacred site's rich history. Gain valuable insight & delve into the culture and legacy of India from our expert guide and enjoy a round-trip transportation from your conference Venue: PES Engineering College

Full-day tour of the Shivasamudra Waterfalls and Somnathpur temples from Bangalore Marvel at the powerful natural landmark of the Shivasamudra Waterfalls, surrounded by dense jungle Delve into the ancient history of the Talakadu temples with your professional guide Enjoy the convenience of round-trip transportation from your Mandya hotel

Pick you up from PES Engineering College at 9:00 AM and drive to Shivasamudra Falls situated on the banks of River Kaveri. It is the second biggest waterfall in India and also known for one of the first hydro-electric power stations in Asia. Also enjoy a wonderful breakfast included in the package! Shivasamudra divides the river Kaveri into twin waterfalls named Gaganachukki and Bharachukki Falls (13 km from each other). These magnificent waterfalls plunges 320 feet into gorge, breaking into a cloud of misty foam. The waterfalls are surrounded by the lush green hill forests of the Kaveri Wildlife Sanctuary. The spectacular waterfalls will certainly take your breath away. The sound of gushing waters has a soothing effect. Enjoy the calm and tranquil ambiance. Don't forget to bring your camera to capture the mesmerizing view of the waterfalls.

Later, drive to Somnathpur funded in the 13th century and ruled by rich and powerful rulers. The Hoysalas were the last dynasty that ruled this region. They had played a major role in constructing temples in the region and surrounding places. Enjoy a sumptuous lunch at a local restaurant and then proceed for the Chennakesava Temple, also known as a Keshava Temple. The temple is built on a star-shaped platform and has three carved pinnacles and shrines dedicated to Lord Janardhana, Venugopala and Kesava. Somnathpur is also famous for sandalwood oil, incense sticks and other handicrafts. There are many local artisans that are involved in production of teak, ivory, rosewood and sandalwood carvings. It is also famous for Mysore style painting of gods and goddesses. After the tour, your will be taken back to your hotel in Mandya.

Tour Cost INR 1500 per person (Subject to 25 pax travelling together)

Cost Inclusion:
  • A/C Coach
  • Lunch
  • Toll, Parking & Gst
Cancellation Policy
  • If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.
  • If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
  • If you cancel at least 7 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.

Full day excursion to Mysore & Srirangapattana

A day trip excursion to Mysore while en route the Bangalore – Mysore Highway you will visit Srirangapatnam Fort. The entire town of Srirangapatnam is enclosed by the river Kaveri to form river island. The fortress was once the capital of Hyder Ali and Tipu Sultan. Inside the fortress walls there is a mosque and the Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple dedicated to Lord Vishnu. A kilometer east of the fort is the Daria Daulat Bagh, the summer palace of Tipu Sultan built in 1784. It's adorned with ornate and beautiful frescoes and now houses a museum with a collection of family memorabilia and paintings depicting Tipu Sultan's campaigns against the British. Nearby is the Gumbaz, the onion-domed mausoleum of Hyder Ali and Tipu Sultan.

Continue to drive to mysore where on arrival you will enjoy a guided tour of the city which includes a panoramic drive past the beautiful colonial buildings and a visit to the magnificent Mysore Palace, the former residence of the Wodeyar rulers. The palace is a splendid structure in Indo-Saracenic style with beautiful halls of public and private audience and private chambers of the royal family. Carry onwards to Chamundi Hill - 10km from Mysore and towering over the city, these hills are named after the royal family's deity. Halfway up is the Nandi Bull, a 4.8m monolith. Right on top, is the 2000year old Chamundeswari Temple dedicated to Goddess Durga, (a form of the consort of Lord Shiva) celebrating her victory over the demon Mahishasura. Following your visit to Chamundi, you will return back to PES Engineering College.


Tour Cost INR 1500 per person (Subject to 25 pax travelling together)
Cost includes:
  • Transportation by Air conditioned vehicle.
  • Services of English Speaking Guide
  • Entrances wherever applicable
  • Lunch in a local restaurant

Cost excludes:
  • 5% Govt Services tax
  • Any expenditure of personal nature like shopping tips etc.
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