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Hampi Heritage Tour: Discovering Vijayanagar’s UNESCO Sites

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Duration

2 Nights / 3 Days

Tour Type

Daily Tour

Group Size

10 people

Languages

English

Overview

Embark on the “Hampi Heritage Tour: Discovering Vijayanagar’s UNESCO Sites,” a captivating journey through the remnants of the Vijayanagar Empire. Begin in Hubli and travel to Hampi, a UNESCO World Heritage site renowned for its architectural marvels. Explore the majestic Virupaksha Temple and the iconic Vittala Temple Complex, where the stone chariot and musical pillars stand as testaments to ancient craftsmanship. Wander through the royal enclosures and Hampi Bazaar, steeped in history and local culture. Delve into the intricacies of Achyutaraya Temple and marvel at the monolithic wonders like the Sasivekalu Ganesha. Conclude your tour with panoramic views from Matanga Hill, leaving with a deep appreciation of Hampi’s cultural significance and architectural grandeur.

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 %
4 Discount on 4-person group 4 4 %
5 Discount on 5-person group 5 5 %
6 Discount on 6-person group 6 6 %
7 Discount on 7-person group 7 7 %
8 Discount on 8-person group 8 8 %

Itinerary

Day 1: Hubli - Hampi (180kms)

Pick up from Hubli airport and drive to Hampi. En route, visit Gadag and explore the Trikuteshwara Temple, showcasing intricate carvings and early Chalukyan architecture dedicated to Lord Shiva. Continue to Lakkundi and visit the Brahma Jinalaya, an ancient Jain temple known for its exquisite architecture and detailed sculptures depicting Jain mythology. Explore the Veeranarayana Temple in Gadag, notable for its grand hall and sculpted pillars, reflecting the craftsmanship of the Chalukyan era. Visit the Nanneshwara Temple in Lakkundi, famous for its ornate carvings and historical significance in Karnataka's temple architecture. Arrive in Hampi and check-in at the hotel, immersing yourself in the historical ambiance of this UNESCO World Heritage site. Overnight in Hampi.

Day 2: Hampi

Enjoy breakfast at the hotel before exploring the majestic Virupaksha Temple, dedicated to Lord Shiva and renowned for its towering gopura and richly carved pillars depicting mythological tales. Visit the Vittala Temple Complex, celebrated for its iconic stone chariot, musical pillars that produce melodious sounds when tapped, and the intricate craftsmanship of its sculptures. Wander through Hampi Bazaar, once a bustling marketplace during the Vijayanagar Empire, and admire its remnants and local handicrafts. Explore the Royal Enclosures, including the Queen's Bath, an ornate bathing pavilion surrounded by arched corridors and intricately carved arches, and the Hazara Rama Temple, adorned with intricate bas-reliefs depicting the Ramayana. Discover the Lotus Mahal, an architectural marvel blending Hindu and Islamic styles, featuring delicately carved arches and lotus-shaped domes that served as a royal pleasure pavilion. Visit the Achyutaraya Temple, dedicated to Lord Tiruvengalanatha and known for its impressive carvings depicting scenes from Hindu epics and celestial beings. Marvel at the monolithic statue of Lord Ganesha at the Sasivekalu Ganesha Temple, crafted from a single rock and revered for its artistic brilliance. Explore the Underground Shiva Temple, a unique structure carved out of a single rock, exemplifying the engineering prowess and religious fervor of the Vijayanagar artisans. Climb Matanga Hill for panoramic views of the sprawling ruins of Hampi and the Tungabhadra River, especially breathtaking during sunrise and sunset. Overnight in Hampi.

Day 3: Hampi - Hubli Airport (140kms)

After breakfast at the hotel, embark on a final exploration of Hampi or relax amidst its serene landscapes. Depart for Hubli Airport, reflecting on the rich cultural heritage and architectural splendors of Hampi, concluding your memorable journey through the UNESCO World Heritage Sites of the Vijayanagar Empire.

Included/Excluded

  • Assistance on arrival at airport.
  • 2 Nights' accommodation in 4-star hotels.
  • Daily breakfast & meal as per day plan (B- Breakfast, L- Lunch, D- Dinner)
  • 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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