Tuesday, 27. Nov.

Small City Tour - 09:00 - 13:00

Meeting Point: Hotel Reception at 08:45 am

ISKCON Temple

09:00 am – Start from Shangri-La Hotel (Hotel Car)
09:30 am – Reach ISKCON Temple (Exploring Time 45 minutes)
10:15 am – Start from ISKCON Temple

Drive Past Cubbon Park, Vidhana Soudha & Attara Kacheri (High Court)
11:00 am – Reach Lalbagh Botanical Garden (Exploring time 60 minutes)
12:00 pm – Start from lalbagh Botanical garden
12:15 pm – Reach Tipu Palace (Exploring 15 minutes)
12:30 pm – Start from Tipu Palace
12:45 pm – Reach Bull temple (Exploring time 15 Minutes)
Drive through Gandhi bazaar
App. 02:00 pm back at the Hotel

Welcome Reception: Sky Lounge 18th floor | 18:30

Spectacular view of Bangalore, relaxed atmosphere, free refreshments, and finger food for all our participants and their partners.

Wednesday, 28. Nov.

City Tour | Tour - 09:00 - 13:00

Meeting Point: Hotel Reception at 08:45 am

Shivoham-Shiva-Temple

09:00 am – Start from Shangri-La Hotel
09:30 am – Reach Hal Aero space museum (Exploring Time 30 minutes)
10:00 am – Start from Hal Aero Space Museum
10:15 am – Reach Shivoham Shiva Temple (Exploring time 45 minutes)
11:00 pm – Start from Shivoham Shiva Temple
11:30 pm – Reach Chitrakala Parishath (Exploring 30 minutes)
12:00 pm – Start from Chitrakala Parishath
12:15 pm – Reach Commercial Street (Exploring time 30 Minutes)
12:45 pm– Start From commercial street
01:00 pm – Reach Bangalore Palace (Exploring time 45 minutes

Lunch on your own

SPA Opportunity in the Hotel

DINNER | 18:30

INCLUDING THE GLOBAL FORUM/ROBERT L. DILWORTH AWARDS CEREMONY FOR OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT | 2018

Thursday, 29. Nov.

Option 01
Mysore Day-Tour | 08:00 - 18:00

Meeting Point: Hotel Reception at 07:30 am

Mysoer at its best

Mysore is the second biggest city in the state of Karnataka. It lies 130 km’s from state headquarters, Bengaluru. It is the erstwhile capital of the Mysore Maharajas, who ruled Mysore state from this royal city. It is now the headquarters of Mysore District with the population of over seven lakhs. The chief language of the people, as in the state of Karnataka, is Kannada. It covers an area of more than 40 SQ. km and is and is administered by the Mysore City Corporation, situated 763 meters above sea level surrounded by hill ranges from north to south, it is known as the “City of Palaces” and Culture City of the State.

ChannapatnaChannapatna (on the way to Mysore)

The city is famous for its wooden toys and lacquer ware.. These toys are manufactured in traditional or advanced small scale industries. Manufacturing and twisting of raw silk, Rice, Ragi and Coconut is a major product of Channapatna taluk. 

 

Ranganathaswamy TempleRanganathaswamy Temple: (on the way to Mysore)

The Ranganathaswamy temple in Srirangapatna enshrines Lord Vishnu as Ranganatha. It is said that the Ganag ruler Tirumalaiya built this temple in the 9th century. Srirangapatna was the capital of Tipu Sultan and it is said that both Tipu Sultan and his father Hyder Ali made generous endowments to the Ranganathaswamy temple.

 

 

Dariya Daulat Palace Srirangapatna (on the way to Mysore)

 One of the places that you can visit while you are staying in Mysore is Srirangapatna. For a short while the city of Srirangapatna was the capital of the Mysore state, while Tipu Sultan was ruling Mysore. After the death of Tipu Sultan in 1799 the British shifted the capital back to Mysore and placed the child King Krishna raja Wodeyar III on the throne of Mysore. Hence there are a number of places of historical importance associated with the reign of Tipu Sultan.

 

St. Philomena's Church MysoreSt Philomenas

 The St. Philomena's Church in Mysore is one of the oldest churches in India. It is over 200 years old. Initially over 250 years ago there was a small church in its place. When the capital of Mysore state was move from Srirangapatnam to Mysore city in 1799, many British officers and soldiers came and settled down in Mysore. The Maharaja Krishnaraja Wodeyar III realized the need for a Christian church for these people. So the Maharaja gave them a small plot of land on the Mysore-Bangalore Road and a little church came up there. As the city expanded and the Christian population of the city increased there was a need for a larger church.

 

 

Mysore PalaceMysore Palace:

 Mysore is a city of palaces, but the most magnificent of them all is the Mysore Palace sometimes known as the Main Palace as well. One of the most unforgettable images of the city is the image of the illuminated Mysore Palace against the dark black sky. It takes ninety seven thousand light bulbs to produce this enchanting image of the Palace. Mysore is a city of palaces, but the most magnificent of them all is the Mysore Palace sometimes known as the Main Palace as well. One of the most unforgettable images of the city is the image of the illuminated Mysore Palace against the dark black sky. It takes ninety seven thousand light bulbs to produce this enchanting image of the Palace in 1897.

The Amba Vilasa Palace as the Mysore Palace is known is an excellent combination of Dravidian, Indo-Saracenic, and Oriental and Roman styles of architecture. The Maharaja's Palace is a beautiful three storied stone building of fine gray granite and rich pink marble domes, overlooking this structure is a five-storied 145 foot tower whose domes are gilded in gold.

 

Chamundi HillsChamundi Hills

 The Chamundi Hills on the outskirts of Mysore city is another famous landmark of the city. A visitor can see these hills from a distance of about 8 to 10kms while driving to this city of Palaces from any direction. The Chamundi Hills is about 3km from the city. It is at a height of 1065 meters above sea leave and about 800 feet above Mysore city. On the top of the hill is the Chamundeshwari temple that dates back to the 11th century. Goddess Chamundeshwari is an incarnation of Goddess Parvathi who took this form to destroy the demon king Mahishasura.

The city of Mysore is said to have derived its name from the demon king Mahishasura. And Goddess Chamundi is the presiding deity of the city and the Maharajas of Mysore. It is said that Dodda Devaraja Wodeyar who ruled Mysore from1659 to 1673, built the 1000 steps leading to the temple that are carved out of granite rock. He built it so that climbing the hill would be easy for the pilgrims. It is also claimed that he constructed 63 houses at the foot of the Chamundi hills and called it Devarajapura and donated it to the Brahmins caretakers of the temple.

 

Brindavan Gardens Mysore

 One of the most visited places in Mysore by locals and by tourists is the famous Brindavan Gardens. Located about 19kms from the heart of Mysore these beautiful gardens are laid out below the Krishnaraja Sagar dam built across the river Cauvery. These gardens are famous for the illuminated dancing fountains that come to life after sunset. The Krishnaraja Sagar Dam (KRS) (known as Kannambadi to the locals) itself is a superb example of excellent engineering and itself is a tourist attraction in Mysore. Sir M. Vishveswariah, one of India's finest engineers, built it in 1924.

He used 'surkhi' a mixture of limestone and brick powder instead of cement. The dam was among the first in the world to have automatic sluice gates. The dam is named after the then Maharaja of Mysore Sri Krishnaraja Wodeyar who financed the dam. The dam is 3 kms long and is located at the confluence of the rivers -Cauvery, Hemavati and Lakshmanathritha. The lake that is formed by the dam is one of the largest in India

 

Mysore Zoo

 Mysore Zoo is a 157-acre zoo located near the palace in Mysore, India. It is one of the oldest and most popular zoos in India, and is home to a wide range of species. Mysore Zoo is one of the city’s most popular attractions.

Option 02
Bangalore City-Walk | 08:00 - 12:00

Meeting Point: Hotel Reception at 07:30 am

Citiy Walk

The heart of Bengaluru lies in its markets, Locally called “pete”, this is where the locals come each morning to ferret out the freshest vegetables, spices, silks or maybe even plan a wedding. These are the epicentre of business for local and migrant traders in the city. We’ll walk around the many markets that dot the old quarters and the old part of Bangalore, and take breaks to fuel up on delicious local treats. This half-day walking tour will give you a new perspective into Bengaluru’s many flavours and photo opportunities are unrivalled.

Some of the Experiences on the trail:

  • A visit to K. R. Market and Raja Market
  • A walk through the flower market with a heady scent of freshly picked flowers and vibrant shades of colors all around—a photographer’s delight
  • A visit to an old Hindu temple and an ancient palace
  • An insight into the intricacies of the fine art of mechanical weaving
  • A scrumptious meal at a local eatery—eat the traditional way 

 

Total Walking Distance: 5 kms 
Start Point: Tipu’s Summer Palace.
Includes : All Snack stops mentioned in the itinerary .
All entrances fees to the sites mentioned
Local English speaking guide.

DINNER | 18:30

Friday, 30. Nov.

Body an Soul - Part 1 - Tour | 09:00 - 12:00

Body & Soul

  • Visit an Ashram - Some explanation about the Spritual Indian Culture
  • Yoga Session with a Yoga Master
  • Lunch in a Veggatarian Restaurant

Back to the Hotel

Body an Soul - Part 2 - Chi the SPA | between 14:00 - 16:00

Body & Soul

Ayurvedic treatment (app. 60 min.) - Chi the Spa in the Hotel

Final DINNER - Buffet | 18:30

on the 18th floor of the hotel -
Final Party | Dancing | Refreshments | Fun

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