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Cultural and Architectural Marvels: A Journey from Hyderabad to Hampi

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Duration

5 Nights / 6 Days

Tour Type

Daily Tour

Group Size

10 people

Languages

English

Overview

Embark on a captivating journey through the heart of southern India with “Cultural and Architectural Marvels: A Journey from Hyderabad to Hampi.” This tour begins in Hyderabad and takes you through the historic city of Bijapur, renowned for its majestic monuments like Gol Gumbaz and Ibrahim Rauza. Discover the ancient city of Badami, home to intricately carved cave temples and the serene Agastya Lake. Explore Aihole and Pattadakal, the cradles of Hindu temple architecture, before arriving in the mesmerizing ruins of Hampi. Here, immerse yourself in the rich heritage of the Vijayanagara Empire, with visits to iconic sites like Virupaksha Temple and Vittala Temple. Conclude your adventure with unforgettable memories of South India’s architectural and cultural splendors.

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: Hyderabad - Bijapur (385kms)

Pick up from your hotel in Hyderabad. Drive to Bijapur, enroute visit Gulbarga. Explore Gulbarga Fort, known for its massive bastions and the Jama Masjid, showcasing impressive Indo-Islamic architecture. Visit Sharana Basaveshwara Temple, a significant pilgrimage site dedicated to the philosopher-saint Basaveshwara, with intricate carvings. Discover Jami Masjid, one of India's largest mosques, renowned for its elegant arches and expansive prayer hall. Continue to Bijapur and check into the hotel.

Day 2: Bijapur - Badami (120kms)

Breakfast at the hotel. Visit Gol Gumbaz, the mausoleum of Mohammed Adil Shah, famous for its whispering gallery and remarkable acoustics. Explore Ibrahim Rauza, the tomb of Ibrahim Adil Shah II, known for its symmetrical gardens and intricate carvings. See Malik-e-Maidan, one of the largest medieval cannons in the world, showcasing the Adil Shahi dynasty's military might. Discover Bara Kaman, an unfinished mausoleum with 12 arches, offering insight into Bijapur's architectural ambitions. Explore Bijapur Fort with its magnificent walls and significant monuments, offering panoramic city views. Visit Asar Mahal, a former court of justice and royal residence noted for its elegant arches and painted ceilings. Drive to Badami and check into the hotel.

Day 3: Badami

Breakfast at the hotel. Visit Badami Cave Temples, carved out of sandstone cliffs with intricate carvings. Enjoy the serene surroundings of Agastya Lake, surrounded by temples including the Bhutanatha group of temples. Climb up to Badami Fort, perched on a cliff with panoramic views of the town. Explore Aihole, known as the cradle of Hindu temple architecture, with over 125 temples and monuments dating back to the 6th century. Visit Pattadakal, a UNESCO World Heritage Site featuring a blend of northern and southern architectural styles with notable temples like Virupaksha and Sangameshwara. Discover Durga Temple in Aihole, renowned for its semi-circular apse and exquisite carvings, showcasing early Chalukyan architecture. Explore Sangameshwara Temple in Pattadakal, known for its Dravidian style and intricate sculptures. Visit Hemakuta Hill Temples, offering stunning views of the landscape and historic ruins.

Day 4: Badami - Hampi (180kms)

Breakfast at the hotel. Drive to Hampi. After check-in, meet your guide and visit Anegundi Village, known for its traditional crafts and vibrant local culture. Experience a traditional coracle boat ride on the Tungabhadra River, providing a unique perspective of the landscape and local fishing traditions.

Day 5: Hampi

Breakfast at the hotel. Visit Badavilinga Temple, home to the largest monolithic Shiva Linga in Hampi, a place of serene worship and spiritual significance. Explore Lakshmi Narasimha Temple, featuring a colossal statue of Lord Narasimha, a marvel of Vijayanagara architecture. Discover Underground Shiva Temple, an ancient temple partially submerged under water, known for its unique location. Visit Virupaksha Temple, one of the oldest functioning temples in India, known for its stunning architecture and intricate sculptures. Explore Vittala Temple, famous for its iconic stone chariot and musical pillars that produce notes when tapped. Discover the Royal Enclosure, remnants of grand structures that housed the royal court and administrative buildings. Visit Lotus Mahal, an example of Indo-Islamic architecture, serving as a pleasure palace for the royal women. Explore Elephant Stables, majestic structures that once housed the royal elephants. Visit Hazara Rama Temple, known for its frescoes depicting scenes from the Ramayana. Explore Hemakuta Hill Temples, offering panoramic views of Hampi's monuments and rocky landscape. See Sasivekalu Ganesha and Kadalekalu Ganesha, monolithic statues of Lord Ganesha with intricate carvings. Visit Hampi Bazaar, once a bustling market, now lined with ancient ruins and remnants of past trade. Discover Malyavanta Raghunathaswamy Temple, perched on a hilltop, offering panoramic views and associated with the Ramayana.

Day 6: Hampi - Hyderabad (380kms)

Breakfast at the hotel. Drive back to Hyderabad, concluding the tour with memories of the rich historical and architectural heritage experienced during the trip.

Included/Excluded

  • Assistance on arrival at airport.
  • 5 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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