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Goa to Chalukyan Marvels: Aihole, Pattadakal & Badami


2 Nights / 3 Days

Tour Type

Daily Tour

Group Size

10 people




Embark on a journey from Goa to explore Karnataka’s Chalukyan marvels in Aihole, Pattadakal, and Badami. Begin at Aihole, the “Cradle of Indian Architecture,” marveling at the unique Durga Temple and the historical Lad Khan Temple. Continue to Pattadakal, a UNESCO World Heritage site renowned for its blend of northern and southern Indian architectural styles, featuring the iconic Virupaksha and Mallikarjuna Temples. Explore the serene Mahakuta group of temples before heading to Badami, where the ancient cave temples and tranquil Bhutanatha Temples by Agastya Lake offer a spiritual and architectural immersion. This tour blends cultural exploration with historical discovery, revealing the rich heritage of southern India’s temple architecture.


  • 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: Goa - Badami (250kms)

Depart from your hotel in Goa and embark on a scenic journey towards Badami, passing through Karnataka's picturesque countryside. Arrive in Badami, check-in at your hotel. Rest time is free and easy to relax. Overnight at hotel.

Day 2: Badami

After breakfast, visit Aihole, known as the "Cradle of Indian Architecture," and explore its ancient Hindu temples. Visit the Durga Temple, noted for its unique apsidal shape and intricate carvings depicting Hindu mythology. Marvel at the Lad Khan Temple, an architectural gem showcasing early Chalukyan style with its elaborately carved pillars and historical significance. Continue to Pattadakal, a UNESCO World Heritage site renowned for its Chalukyan temples. Discover the Virupaksha Temple, known for its elaborate sculptures and impressive architecture dedicated to Lord Shiva. Explore the Mallikarjuna Temple with its detailed carvings and the Papanatha Temple, reflecting a blend of northern and southern Indian architectural styles. Discover the Mahakuta group of temples, known for its ancient structures and sacred ponds. Witness the Mahakuteshwara Temple, revered for its lingam and intricate carvings depicting scenes from Hindu mythology. Overnight at hotel.

Day 3: Badami - Goa (250kms)

After breakfast, enjoy a serene morning visit to the Bhutanatha Temples situated on the tranquil banks of Agastya Lake. These 5th-century temples dedicated to Lord Shiva are renowned for their unique Chalukyan architecture, featuring intricately carved pillars and sanctums adorned with sculptures of Hindu deities. The peaceful ambiance and scenic surroundings offer a perfect setting for reflection, spiritual contemplation, and capturing memorable photographs. Visit the Badami Cave Temples, a complex of rock-cut cave temples dating back to the 6th and 8th centuries. Explore Cave 1, dedicated to Lord Shiva, featuring intricate sculptures and carvings depicting various mythological tales. Admire the Nataraja sculpture and the 18-armed depiction of Lord Shiva as Andhakasura-Murti. Depart from Badami to Goa, reflecting on the cultural and architectural wonders experienced during your extension tour.


  • Assistance on arrival at airport.
  • 2 Night's accommodation in 4-star hotels.
  • Daily breakfast and meal as per day plane.
  • 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.

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