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Ancient Marvels of Badami: A Historical Journey


2 Nights / 3 Days

Tour Type

Daily Tour

Group Size

10 people




Embark on a captivating journey through the “Ancient Marvels of Badami: A Historical Journey” tour, starting from Hyderabad. Day one sees you traverse 430 kilometers to reach Badami, nestled amidst rugged terrain and ancient relics. Day two unfolds amidst Badami’s iconic rock-cut temples, revealing intricate carvings and centuries-old stories etched into the cliffs. Discover the regal beauty of Badami Fort, perched majestically overlooking the town. Conclude your adventure on day three with a return journey to Hyderabad, filled with memories of exploring Chalukyan architecture and the spiritual allure of Karnataka’s historic heartland.


  • This is a private tour/activity only for your group.
  • Enhanced cleaning/ traveler safety.
  • In-depth cultural experience.
  • Flexible sightseeing & stopover.
  • Most travelers can participate.

Bulk discount (by Percent)

Bulk discount adult
# Discount group From adult To adult Value
1 Discount on 2-person group 2 2 %
2 Discount on 3-person group 3 3 %
3 Discount on 4-person group 4 4 %
4 Discount on 5-person group 5 5 %
5 Discount on 6-person group 6 6 %
6 Discount on 7-person group 7 7 %
7 Discount on 8-person group 8 8 %


Day 1: Hyderabad - Badami (430kms)

Depart from Hyderabad and travel to Badami. Arrive in Badami, a historical town known for its rock-cut cave temples and ancient architecture, and check into your hotel.

Day 2: Badami

After breakfast at the hotel, start your day by visiting the Badami Cave Temples, carved into the rugged sandstone cliffs. These caves are renowned for their intricate sculptures depicting Hindu deities such as Vishnu, Shiva, and Jain Tirthankaras, reflecting the rich heritage of the Chalukya dynasty. Explore Badami Fort, situated on a hill overlooking the town. The fort not only offers panoramic views of the surrounding countryside but also houses ancient temples and carved inscriptions dating back to the 6th century. Proceed to Banashankari Temple, dedicated to Goddess Banashankari, an incarnation of Goddess Parvati. The temple is known for its unique Dravidian architecture and is a significant pilgrimage site for devotees. In the afternoon, visit Aihole, often referred to as the "cradle of Hindu rock architecture." Explore its numerous temples, including the Durga Temple, Lad Khan Temple, and the Kontigudi Group of Temples, each showcasing distinct architectural styles. Continue to Pattadakal, a UNESCO World Heritage Site famous for its group of 8th-century temples built in a fusion of Northern and Southern Indian architectural styles. Marvel at the intricately carved sculptures and detailed friezes depicting mythological narratives. Visit the Archaeological Museum in Pattadakal to see a collection of sculptures, inscriptions, and artifacts excavated from the Chalukyan period, providing insights into the region's cultural and historical evolution. Explore the Hemkuta Group of Temples located on the Hemakuta Hill, offering stunning panoramic views of the surrounding landscapes. These temples, dedicated to various deities, are known for their simple yet elegant architecture and serene ambiance. Return to Badami and visit Bhutanatha Temples, situated on the banks of Agastya Lake. These twin temples dedicated to Lord Shiva are renowned for their architectural beauty and peaceful surroundings, ideal for relaxation and spiritual contemplation.

Day 3: Badami - Hyderabad (430kms)

Enjoy breakfast at the hotel before departing from Badami. Travel back to Hyderabad, reminiscing about the rich cultural heritage and architectural splendors experienced during your tour. Conclude your journey with cherished memories of exploring Badami's ancient temples, fortresses, and archaeological treasures.


  • Assistance on arrival at airport.
  • 2 Nights' accommodation in 4-star hotels.
  • Daily breakfast and meal as per day plan.
  • Private air-conditioned deluxe car for airport transfer, sightseeing and excursion as per program.
  • English speaking tour guide on sightseeing days (local guide in each city), as per program.
  • Monuments entrances and activities charges mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Bottled drinking water in car.
  • Government taxes.
  • Any flight tickets.
  • Camera charges at monuments.
  • Expenses of personal nature like liquor, laundry, tips, telephone, fax, internet etc.
  • Gratuities & optional activities.
  • Anything not mentioned in inclusions.

Tour's Location


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Hotels used or similar for 2 nights accommodation

3 Star Hotels
Badami x 2 nights: Badami Court/ Clarks Inn


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