Make your next long weekend about visiting architectural marvels in Halebeedu. It’s the other capital of the Hoysala dynasty. This tourist destination witnesses visitors from around the world for the magnificent Hoysaleswara Temple. The temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva and is surrounded by ponds, lakes and mantapas. The carvings of the thousand figures on the wall of the temple are stories of Ramayana & Mahabharata. A museum of the Archaeological Department is within the complex and the Parshwanatha Basadi with its polished pillars is close by.
Hotel Mayura Shantala Halebeedu is located almost next door to the temple and is ideal for those who want to embrace the beauty of Hindu architecture. The hotel is quite compact with 3 AC double bed rooms and 1 four bed room. There’s a restaurant that brings the delicacy of Karnataka under one roof.
To experience the real wonder of nature, you have to stop whatever you are doing, pack your bags and head to the mighty Jog Falls.Listen to the crash of crystalline water, falling on the black rocks. It’s music to the ears. Its beauty cannot be imagined and shown in pictures; its astounding magnificence has to be felt.
The Jog Falls, also known as Gerusoppa, is India’s second highest waterfalls. Ranked among the world’s best, the spectacular cascade sees the Sharavati River leap 829 feet into a gorge with a thunderous roar. Four distinct cascades – known locally as Raja, Rani, Roarer and Rocket, are created with arching rainbows formed by the sunlight hitting the spray from the falls.
Hotel Mayura Gerusoppa Jogfalls offers a magnificent view of Jog Falls. The hotel has a total of 11 accommodation with 6 AC Deluxe rooms and 4 Semi AC Deluxe rooms and 1 dormitory of 10 bed 10 . There’s a restaurant to look after your tastebuds. The hotel gladly organises sightseeing trips for its guests.
Imagine water falling from the valley like pearls and splashing on the rocks like music. It all looks so beautiful, right? See this imagination come to life at Muthyala Maduvu, located near Anekal and 40 kms away from Bengaluru.
Hotel MayuraNisarga Pearl Valley is located close to Muthyala Maduvu and 5 kms away from Anekal. The small, cozy hotel has 4 double-bed rooms and a restaurant to make the guests feel like home.
Would you ever give a damn about a dam? No, right? It’s time you change this perception and visit the lively and beautiful Tungabhadra dam. It’s close to Hospet, a tourist attraction similar to the World Heritage Site of Hampi.
Hotel Mayura Vijayanagara is located beside the dam to offer travelers a serene & green environment. The hotel has a total of 20 rooms comprising 13 double bed rooms and 7 AC double rooms. A restaurant and a beer parlour simply complete the stay.
It’s more than just a hill station, it’s a paradise.Bhagamandala is a perfect spot for people in search of devotion and people who are looking for peace. Bhagamandala is at the confluence of two rivers with a third subterranean one also supposedly joining in. On the river bank are temples dedicated to the Hindu trinity – Shiva worshipped as Bhagandeshwara, Brahma and Mahavishnu. Talacauvery, the source of the River Cauvery, is 7 km upstream.
Hotel Mayura Talakavery is situated on the hill slope and offers a bird’s-eye view of the enchanting Coorg landscape. It’s a compact, yet enticing hotel with 18 double-bed rooms and a vegetarian restaurant.
The magnificent Shivanasamudra is a breathtaking waterfall located in Mandya District of Karnataka. Shivanasamudra means Lord Shiva’s sea. This is a segmented waterfall, resulting in multiple side by side waterfalls. The western branch results in the twin waterfalls of Gaganachukki, whereas the eastern branch results in the Bharachukki falls.
Hotel Mayura Bharachukki Shivanasamudra is located near Bharachukki falls to make you feel close to the beauty of nature. The hotel offers 4 A/C double rooms and gives you the space to spend some me-time far away from the bustling city.
What’s life without a vacation? A mere Monday to Sunday. It’s time you explore a complete new place – Bijapur. The Adil Shahi dynasty ruling from Bijapur has made many contributions to the historically rich Deccan region. Among the many awe-inspiring monuments left behind by them, the Gol Gumbaz arguably ranks first. The landscapes, mosques, palaces and watch-towers give Bijapur a unique identity.
Hotel Mayura Adil Shahi Bijapur is located at a short distance from the Gol Gumbaz and gives a splendour view of the monument. This small, yet cozy hotel, has 4 double-bed rooms and a restaurant to serve the best food of Bijapur to its guests.
Freshen up, beat down your stress and unwind. Because, when you are in Belur, time slows down and all you want to do is relax in the arms of nature. One of the capitals of the Hoysala dynasty, Belur is renowned for its magnificent Hoysala temple architecture. The temples of Belur epitomise its rich cultural heritage. Chennakesava Temple built by the Hoysala King Vishnuvardhana, Chennigaraya Temple, Viranarayana Temple, Sridevi Temple and Bhoodevi Temple narrate the stories of South Indian grandeur.
Hotel Mayura Velapuri Belur is a five minute walk from the temple complex and designed especially for those who want to spend more time admiring the beauty of the temples. The hotel’s 14 rooms include a suite as well as air-conditioned and non air-conditioned options and 2 dormitories. A restaurant and bar completes your needs.
If you have Bengaluru on your mind, you should definitely go to Kanakapura. From there, take a road trip to Sangama, a place where Arkavati merges with Kaveri and then, to Mekedatu. There’s a mythological story attached to this place – the goat, that is believed to have leapt across the Kaveri, was Lord Shiva in disguise.
Hotel Mayura Sangama is located close to Mekedatu. The hotel provides a variety of accommodation choices ranging from 10 air-conditioned rooms, 4 double rooms and 1 dormitory of 14 beds.
A land of valour, dignity and chivalry, Chitradurga is a breathtaking wonder. It is located at a distance of 202 kms Northwest of Bengaluru, in the heart of the Deccan Plateau. It’s said that Chitradurga has its existence since the Ramayana and the Mahabharata times. The district has made its home in the valley of the Vedavati River, with the Tungabhadra River flowing in the northwest. From mountains to windmills to evergreens, Chitradurga Fort has everything a trekker will love.
Hotel Mayura Durga is near Chitradurga fort. The hotel provides a variety of accommodation choices ranging from 8 air-conditioned, 4 Dormitories of 8 beds, conference hall and functional hall to celebrate your special occasions.
Wondering where do you want to wander next? Let your answer be Badami caves in Karnataka. It’s home to mesmerising rock-cut temples carved out of a rust-red cliff face. The temples are the exceptional artistry of the Chalukyan sculptors who toiled to create these monuments. Badami is a glorious past of India with a beautiful sculpture of an 18-armed Nataraja striking 81 dance poses, temples dedicated to Lord Vishnu.
Hotel Mayura Chalukya, Badami, is close to the bus-stand and consists of two blocks of rooms. One block has 10 double bed rooms of which 6 are air-conditioned deluxe rooms and 10 AC Semi Deluxe rooms, and the other block has 10 Non AC rooms. The other block consists of 4 double-bedrooms and 2 three-bed rooms. The hotel also offers a restaurant and a beer parlor for rejuvenation.
Brindavan Gardens is one of the most beautiful gardens in the country and a must-visit tourist attraction. The garden starts with exotic flowering plants and ornamental trees and ends with a wondering experience. The gardens are a symphony of manicured lawns, brilliant flower-beds and exquisite topiary with water flowing through the center. The best time to visit Brindavan Gardens is during the mind-blowing fountain show when the garden turns into a virtual fairyland.
Hotel Mayura Kauvery KRS has a view of the colourful gardens and provides an ideal opportunity to experience its charm at different times of the day. The hotel holds 20 rooms – 5 air-conditioned double bedrooms and 15 standard double bedrooms. There’s also a restaurant with a bar for guests to have fun at anytime of the day with a beautiful landscape.
Biligiri Rangana Hills (BR Hills) is a hill range in Karnataka approximately 175 kms south east of Bengaluru bordering Tamil Nadu state. BR Hills is a tiger reserve and wildlife sanctuary.
● Biligiri Rangaswamy Temple: Main temple inside BR Hills, dedicated to Lord Ranganatha.
● Forest Safari: Jungle Lodges & Resorts in coordination with the forest department operates jeep safari into the BRT wildlife sanctuary twice a day (6 AM to 8 AM and 3 PM to 5 PM). Elephants, Sloth Bears, Gaurs, Malabar giant squirrels, wild dogs and deer’s are common animals seen during forest safari, with potential to spot tigers.
● Bird Watching: BR hills is home to over 250 species of birds.
● Elephant Bathing: Local Mahuts (caretaker of elephants) give a bath to the elephants under their care in a pond located near Jungle Lodges K Gudi campus. Visitors can get a close look.
● Viewpoint: A sunset viewpoint offers a great view of the Western Ghats and sunset.
Timings to visit BR Hills: BR Hills is a reserve forest and entry is allowed only between 6 AM and 6 PM.
How to reach BR Hills: BR Hills is 175 kms from Bengaluru and 90 kms from Mysuru. Mysuru is the nearest airport and railway station. BR hill needs to be reached in your own vehicle or taxi.