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Badami & Beyond: Temples, Architecture & Wildlife


3 Nights / 4 Days

Tour Type

Daily Tour

Group Size

10 people




Embark on the “Badami & Beyond: Temples, Architecture & Wildlife” tour, a journey through Karnataka’s cultural and natural wonders. Begin your exploration in Badami, delving into its ancient cave temples adorned with intricate carvings of Hindu and Jain deities. Traverse the UNESCO World Heritage Sites of Aihole and Pattadakal, where centuries-old temple architecture showcases India’s rich heritage. Immerse yourself in Anshi National Park’s lush landscapes and diverse wildlife, home to endangered species like tigers and elephants. This expedition blends history, spirituality, and nature, promising an enriching experience across Karnataka’s iconic destinations.


  • 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 %
7 Discount on 7-person group 7 7 %
8 Discount on 8-person group 8 8 %


Day 1: Hubli - Badami (140kms)

Depart from Hubli and travel to Badami, a town renowned for its ancient rock-cut temples and archaeological marvels. Badami is located in the Bagalkot district of Karnataka, known for its rich historical and cultural significance. Check-in to your hotel in Badami, situated amidst picturesque surroundings that reflect the essence of Karnataka's architectural heritage.

Day 2: Badami

Enjoy a hearty breakfast at your hotel before embarking on a full day of exploration of Badami's historical sites: Hemakuta Group of Temples: Begin your day with a visit to this cluster of ancient temples, notable for their Dravidian-style architecture and intricate sculptures depicting Hindu gods and goddesses. Marvel at the craftsmanship that dates back centuries. Proceed to Aihole: Known as the "Cradle of Indian Architecture," Aihole is home to several ancient temples that showcase a blend of North Indian and Dravidian architectural styles. Highlights include the Durga Temple, renowned for its apsidal plan and elaborate carvings depicting scenes from Hindu mythology. Lad Khan Temple: Explore this temple, which reflects a unique architectural style combining elements from North and South India. Admire the intricate carvings and sculptures that adorn its walls. Meguti Jain Temple: Visit this 7th-century temple known for its elevated sanctum and detailed friezes depicting Jain religious motifs. Continue your journey to Pattadakal, another UNESCO World Heritage Site: Virupaksha Temple: Admire the grandeur of this temple dedicated to Lord Shiva, featuring intricately carved pillars and sculptures depicting mythological narratives. Mallikarjuna Temple: Explore the architectural splendor of this temple, which showcases a blend of Dravidian and Nagara styles. Papanatha Temple: Marvel at the fusion of architectural styles and intricate sculptures that adorn this temple, reflecting the rich cultural heritage of Karnataka. Return to Badami for a relaxing evening and overnight stay at your hotel.

Day 3: Badami - Anshi National Park (225kms)

Depart from Badami and journey towards Anshi National Park, nestled in the pristine Western Ghats. This UNESCO World Heritage Site is renowned for its biodiversity and scenic landscapes. Check-in to your forest lodge within the national park, offering a tranquil retreat amidst nature's abundance. Afternoon Wildlife Safari: Embark on an exhilarating safari experience through Anshi National Park, accompanied by knowledgeable guides who will help you spot a variety of wildlife species including tigers, leopards, elephants, deer, and an array of birdlife. Nature Walks: Explore the park on foot, accompanied by naturalists who will enrich your experience with insights into the park's flora and fauna. Evening: Relax at your forest lodge, surrounded by the sounds of the jungle, and enjoy a serene evening in the lap of nature.

Day 4: Anshi National Park - Hubli Airport (130kms)

Morning Activities: Start your day with an optional birdwatching session or a nature walk to further explore the biodiversity of Anshi National Park. Breakfast at the lodge: Enjoy a delicious breakfast amidst the natural beauty of the Western Ghats. Check-out from the lodge and proceed to Hubli Airport for your onward journey, concluding your enlightening exploration of Karnataka's cultural heritage and natural wonders.


  • Assistance on arrival at airport.
  • 3 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.
  • 1-Time shared Gypsy safari in Anshi National Park with forest department naturalist.
  • 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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