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Ancient Marvels of Hampi: Heritage Tour from Goa

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Duration

2 Nights / 3 Days

Tour Type

Daily Tour

Group Size

10 people

Languages

English

Overview

Embark on a captivating journey with the “Ancient Marvels of Hampi: Heritage Tour from Goa,” delving into the rich history and UNESCO World Heritage sites of Hampi. Begin from Goa and travel to Hampi, where you’ll explore the majestic Virupaksha Temple, adorned with intricate sculptures and towering gopuram. Discover the Vittala Temple complex, famous for its iconic stone chariot and musical pillars. Wander through the Royal Enclosure, marveling at the Queen’s Bath and Lotus Mahal. Enjoy an enriching visit to the Elephant Stables, showcasing Indo-Islamic architecture. End each day with a serene sunset view from Matanga Hill, capturing Hampi’s ancient allure against the backdrop of the Tungabhadra River.

Highlights

  • 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 %

Itinerary

Day 1: Goa - Gadag - Lakkundi - Hampi (340kms)

Depart from Goa and embark on a scenic drive to Gadag, known for its rich historical heritage. Visit the Veeranarayana Temple in Gadag, a masterpiece of Hoysala architecture adorned with intricate carvings depicting mythological tales and cultural motifs. Explore Lakkundi, an ancient village renowned for its step wells (stepped tanks) and the ornate Brahma Jinalaya Temple, showcasing exquisite craftsmanship and ancient Hindu architectural styles. Continue the journey to Hampi, a UNESCO World Heritage site nestled amidst the rocky landscape of Karnataka, once the majestic capital of the Vijayanagara Empire.

Day 2: Hampi

Begin the day with a delightful breakfast at the hotel, energizing for a full day of exploration. Visit the Virupaksha Temple, dedicated to Lord Shiva and renowned for its towering gopuram (gateway tower) and intricate sculptures depicting mythological tales and celestial beings. Explore the Vittala Temple complex, famous for its iconic stone chariot, a symbol of divine transport for Lord Vishnu, and the musical pillars that produce melodious tones when tapped gently. Discover the Royal Enclosure, featuring the opulent Queen's Bath, an ornate example of ancient bathing chambers surrounded by lush gardens, and the Lotus Mahal, an elegant pavilion with Indo-Islamic architectural influences. Visit the Hazara Rama Temple, known for its exquisite bas-reliefs narrating scenes from the epic Ramayana and dedicated to Lord Rama, offering insights into ancient Hindu mythology. Explore the Elephant Stables, a row of grand domed chambers that once housed the royal elephants, showcasing a blend of Indo-Islamic architectural style and craftsmanship. Wander through the Hampi Bazaar, a lively marketplace in ancient times where traders sold gems, textiles, and spices, now surrounded by remnants of pavilions and temples, offering glimpses into Hampi's vibrant past. Enjoy a visit to the Hemakuta Hill Temples, dotted with small shrines and mandapas, offering panoramic views of the Hampi landscape and stunning sunset vistas over the Tungabhadra River.

Day 3: Hampi - Goa (340kms)

Enjoy breakfast at the hotel before embarking on a leisurely drive back to Goa, relishing the picturesque countryside views and rural landscapes of Karnataka. Conclude the tour upon returning to Goa, reflecting on the historical richness and architectural splendor experienced in Hampi, a testament to India's glorious past and cultural heritage.

Included/Excluded

  • 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.
  • Monument 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.

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