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Hampi to Goa: History, Wildlife & Coastal Delights

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Duration

6 Nights / 7 Days

Tour Type

Daily Tour

Group Size

10 people

Languages

English

Overview

Embark on an enriching journey from the ancient ruins of Hampi, a UNESCO World Heritage site steeped in history and architectural wonders. Explore majestic temples, intricate carvings, and vibrant markets, delving into the rich cultural tapestry of Karnataka. Traverse through Anshi National Park, encountering diverse wildlife amidst lush Western Ghats landscapes. Transition to Goa’s sun-kissed shores, where Portuguese heritage blends seamlessly with tropical allure. Unwind at pristine beaches, visit historic forts, and immerse in Goan culture through vibrant markets and sunset cruises along the Mandovi River. This tour promises an unforgettable blend of history, wildlife adventure, and coastal serenity from Hampi to Goa.

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 %
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)

Depart from Hubli and travel to Hampi, a UNESCO World Heritage site known for its ancient temples and ruins. Upon arrival, check-in at the hotel. Relax and prepare for the exploration of Hampi's historical marvels.

Day 2: Hampi

Breakfast at the hotel. Virupaksha Temple: Visit this ancient Hindu temple dedicated to Lord Shiva, renowned for its towering gopuram (gateway tower) and vibrant rituals. Explore the temple's intricate carvings and observe traditional rituals performed by the priests. Vijaya Vittala Temple: Marvel at the iconic stone chariot and intricate musical pillars within this grand temple complex. Admire the craftsmanship of the ancient architecture and learn about the cultural significance of the temple. Royal Enclosure: Explore the Mahanavami Dibba (platform) and the Queen’s Bath, reflecting the grandeur of the Vijayanagara Empire. Learn about the history and significance of these structures from your guide. Lotus Mahal: Admire the Indo-Islamic architecture of this elegant palace within the Zenana Enclosure. Explore the palace's unique design and serene surroundings while imagining the royal life during the Vijayanagara period. Elephant Stables: Discover the majestic stables that once housed royal elephants, showcasing a blend of Hindu and Islamic architectural styles. Learn about the lifestyle of the royals and the care of elephants during the empire's heyday. Hampi Bazaar: Wander through the historic market street lined with pavilions, temples, and ancient merchant houses. Experience the bustling atmosphere of the local market and shop for souvenirs. Hemakuta Hill: Climb for panoramic views and visit Sasivekalu Ganesha, a giant monolithic statue. Enjoy scenic views of Hampi's landscape and architectural wonders while learning about its historical significance.

Day 3: Hampi - Anshi National Park (300kms)

Breakfast at the hotel. Depart from Hampi and travel to Anshi National Park, nestled in the Western Ghats. Check-in at the lodge and relax before an evening wildlife safari, exploring the diverse flora and fauna of the region under the guidance of expert naturalists.

Day 4: Anshi National Park - Goa (140kms)

Breakfast at the lodge. Wildlife Safari: Embark on morning and evening safaris to spot tigers, leopards, elephants, and various bird species in their natural habitat. Learn about the unique ecosystem and conservation efforts in Anshi National Park. Guddahalli Peak: Visit for a scenic viewpoint offering panoramic vistas of Anshi National Park and surrounding forests. Capture breathtaking views of the Western Ghats and learn about the park's biodiversity. Depart for Goa, India's coastal paradise known for its beaches and Portuguese heritage. Check-in at the hotel and relax after your journey, soaking in the atmosphere of Goa's vibrant beach culture.

Day 5: Goa

Breakfast at the hotel. Basilica of Bom Jesus: Explore this UNESCO World Heritage site housing the remains of St. Francis Xavier, known for its Baroque architecture. Discover the history and religious significance of the basilica with an informative tour. Se Cathedral: Visit Asia's largest church, built in Portuguese-Gothic style, dedicated to St. Catherine. Admire the intricate carvings and stained glass windows while learning about its construction and importance. Fort Aguada: Discover the 17th-century Portuguese fort offering panoramic views of the Arabian Sea. Learn about its strategic importance in Goan history and explore its well-preserved architecture. Calangute Beach: Relax at Goa's largest and most popular beach, known for its golden sands and vibrant atmosphere. Enjoy water sports, beachside activities, and local cuisine at the numerous beach shacks. Dona Paula: Visit this famous viewpoint overlooking the Arabian Sea, known for its romantic legend and scenic beauty. Capture stunning sunset views and enjoy the peaceful surroundings. Ancestral Goa Museum: Explore the museum showcasing Goan rural life through art, artifacts, and architecture. Gain insights into Goan traditions and cultural heritage through interactive exhibits.

Day 6: Goa

Breakfast at the hotel. Chapora Fort: Visit for panoramic views of Goa's coastline and Chapora River, known for its ruins from the Portuguese era. Explore the fort's history and architectural remains while enjoying scenic vistas. Anjuna Beach: Explore this iconic beach and its vibrant flea market, offering local crafts, clothes, and souvenirs. Experience the lively atmosphere and cultural diversity of Anjuna. Baga Beach: Relax at this popular beach known for water sports, beach shacks, and a lively nightlife scene. Enjoy seafood and Goan cuisine at the numerous beachside restaurants. Mandovi River Sunset Cruise: Enjoy a scenic cruise with traditional Goan music and dance performances as the sun sets over the river. Experience Goan hospitality and entertainment on board.

Day 7: Goa - Departure

Breakfast at the hotel. Enjoy breakfast at the hotel before transferring to the airport for your departure flight, bidding farewell to the cultural richness and natural beauty experienced on your tour through Karnataka and Goa.

Included/Excluded

  • Assistance on arrival at airport.
  • 6 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.
  • Monuments 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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