Carnatic Quest

History and heritage.

Explore mysterious relics and ruins.

The grandeur of opulent palaces.

All set in lush green Karnataka.

About Carnatic Quest

Heritage, history and adventure! The stuff quests are made of.

Set along beautiful riverbanks, we’ll explore the abandoned empires of fallen kings in Hampi, discover the lost Halebidu ruins of the defeated Hoysala Empire in Chikmagalur and marvel at the grandeur of the Mysore palaces built to impress queens and princesses.

A relaxed drive between these remarkable history sights in Karnataka is the best way to sample authentic culture and history. Not to mention the cuisine, unique to each stop.

And for that little shot of adrenaline we’ve organised a little off-roading for the enthusiasts.

Remember to pack extra memory cards. You will need it for all the pictures.

Route Map


Travel Plan



Arrival in Bengaluru

  • Check-in
  • Final trip registration formalities
  • Introduction to all the participants
  • Briefing session followed by dinner


Bengaluru to Hampi – a scenic drive along some great roads

  • Flag-off from Bengaluru at 6:00am
  • Lunch Break
  • Arrive in Hampi and check in to the hotel
  • Dinner


Discover Hampi

  • Breakfast by 8:00 am
  • Visit the ruins for a guided tour
  • Lunch
  • Free Time
  • Dinner at the hotel


Hampi to Chikmagalur - Wide roads, a bit of twisties and the joy of motoring!

  • Morning departure from Hampi
  • Lunch
  • Arrive at Chikmagalur and check into the hotel
  • Dinner


Chikmagalur to Halebidu and back

  • We take a short drive from Chikmagalur to visit the ruins at Halebidu.
  • Lunch
  • Dinner back at the resort in Chikmagalur


Chikmagalur to Mysore - This is a fast run.

  • Morning start from Chikmagalur
  • Lunch
  • Arrive in Mysore and check in to the hotel
  • Dinner


Discover Mysore

  • Leave for a tour of Mysore Palace post breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Free time
  • Gala Dinner at the hotel


Mysore the Bengaluru – the last day of the drive is a dash back to the big city!

  • Depart for Bengaluru after lunch
  • Arrive in Bengaluru
  • Handover of vehicles
  • Farewell

Pack List

  • Driving Licence
  • Credit/ Debit Card
  • Cash for personal expenses
  • Comfortable driving clothes
  • Raincoat / umbrella
  • Light Jacket for evenings
  • Sandals / walking shoes
  • Clothes for 8 days
  • Swimming gear
  • Towel
  • Sunglasses
  • Toiletries
  • Medication
  • Odomos / mosquito repellent
  • Refreshments / snacks for the driving days
  • Camera
  • Battery packs / chargers for phones
  • Car phone chargers
  • Music

Cost & Date