from $ 2,216.00
Book Now

Historic Karnataka: Badami, Hampi & Bangalore

0/5
Duration

7 Nights / 8 Days

Tour Type

Daily Tour

Group Size

10 people

Languages

English

Overview

Embark on an enriching journey through the heart of Karnataka with our “Historic Karnataka: Badami, Hampi & Bangalore” tour. Begin amidst the ancient cave temples and rock-cut architecture of Badami, tracing the legacy of the Chalukya dynasty. Explore the majestic ruins of Hampi, a UNESCO World Heritage site, where the Vijayanagara Empire’s grandeur unfolds through intricate temples and royal monuments. Conclude in Bangalore, the vibrant capital, where historic palaces, gardens, and bustling markets intertwine with modernity. This itinerary promises a captivating blend of history, architecture, and cultural immersion, offering a deeper understanding of Karnataka’s rich heritage.

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 - Badami (110kms)

Arrive at Hubli Airport or Railway Station and meet your guide. Transfer to Badami, a historic town known for its rock-cut cave temples and ancient architecture. Check-in at the hotel and unwind after your journey amidst the serene surroundings. Overnight stay in Badami.

Day 2: Badami

After breakfast, explore the ancient treasures of Badami: Badami Cave Temples: Carved out of sandstone cliffs, these rock-cut caves date back to the 6th century. Marvel at the intricate sculptures and the architecture that blends northern and southern Indian styles. Aihole: Known as the "Cradle of Indian Architecture," Aihole is home to over 100 ancient temples and monuments. Visit notable structures like the Durga Temple, Lad Khan Temple, and the Meguti Jain Temple, each showcasing unique architectural styles. Pattadakal: A UNESCO World Heritage site, Pattadakal features a group of 8th-century temples with intricate carvings depicting scenes from Hindu mythology. Explore temples like the Virupaksha Temple and the Mallikarjuna Temple. Banashankari Temple: Dedicated to Goddess Banashankari, this Dravidian-style temple is known for its elaborate architecture and religious significance. Mahakuta Group of Temples: Visit this cluster of temples known for their historical inscriptions and serene surroundings. Return to Badami in the evening. Overnight stay in Badami.

Day 3: Badami - Hampi (140kms)

After breakfast, depart for Hampi. En route, visit Anegundi village: Explore the rural village believed to be the ancient Kishkindha, mentioned in the Ramayana. Experience local culture and traditions. Enjoy a coracle ride on the Tungabhadra River, a traditional boat used for centuries by locals. Continue to Hampi and check-in at the hotel. Overnight stay in Hampi.

Day 4: Hampi

After breakfast, embark on a full-day exploration of Hampi's UNESCO World Heritage sites: Virupaksha Temple: Dedicated to Lord Shiva, this temple is one of the oldest functioning temples in India. Admire its intricate carvings and the massive gopuram (gateway tower). Vittala Temple: Famous for its Stone Chariot and musical pillars that produce melodious sounds. Explore the temple complex adorned with intricate sculptures and enjoy the artistic beauty of its architecture. Royal Enclosure: Visit the Lotus Mahal, Elephant Stables, and other structures that served as the royal quarters during the Vijayanagara Empire. Hampi Bazaar: Stroll through the ancient market street lined with old shops selling traditional handicrafts. Hazara Rama Temple: Known for its intricately carved bas-reliefs depicting scenes from the Ramayana, this temple provides a glimpse into Hampi's rich history. Queen's Bath: Explore the royal bathing complex adorned with arched corridors, projecting balconies, and a sunken pool. Return to the hotel in the evening. Overnight stay in Hampi.

Day 5: Hampi - Hassan (330kms)

After breakfast, depart for Hassan. En route, visit Belur: Chennakesava Temple: Admire the intricate Hoysala architecture and sculptures depicting mythological tales from the Ramayana, Mahabharata, and Puranas. Learn about the temple's historical significance as a center of devotion and artistic expression. Proceed to Halebidu: Hoysaleswara Temple: Dedicated to Lord Shiva, this temple is renowned for its detailed carvings and architectural grandeur. Marvel at the intricate friezes and sculptures that adorn the temple walls. Explore the temple complex and learn about its cultural and historical importance. Continue to Hassan and check-in at the hotel. Overnight stay in Hassan.

Day 6: Hassan - Bangalore (200kms)

After breakfast, visit Sravanbelagola: Embark on a trek of approximately 1 km each way to reach the summit of Vindhyagiri Hill. Admire the colossal Gomateshwara Statue, a monolithic statue of Lord Bahubali standing at 57 feet tall and dating back to the 10th century. Enjoy panoramic views of the surrounding countryside from the hilltop. Continue the drive to Bangalore, Karnataka's vibrant capital city. Check-in at the hotel and relax after the journey. Overnight stay in Bangalore.

Day 7: Bangalore

After breakfast, enjoy a full-day sightseeing tour of Bangalore: Bangalore Palace: Explore the grandeur of this Tudor-style palace with its exquisite architecture, opulent interiors, and sprawling grounds. Lalbagh Botanical Garden: Wander through the botanical paradise featuring rare plants, serene lakes, and the iconic Glass House. Tipu Sultan's Summer Palace: Visit the Indo-Islamic palace built during the reign of Tipu Sultan, known for its teakwood structure and historical artifacts. ISKCON Temple Bangalore: Experience spiritual serenity at this modern temple dedicated to Lord Krishna, featuring intricate craftsmanship and a peaceful ambiance. Cubbon Park: Relax amidst greenery at this expansive park housing numerous species of flora, historical monuments, and statues. National Gallery of Modern Art: Explore contemporary Indian art at this museum housed in a heritage mansion. Return to the hotel in the evening. Overnight stay in Bangalore.

Day 8: Bangalore - Departure

Breakfast at the hotel. Depending on your departure time, you may have free time for shopping or optional sightseeing. Check out from the hotel and transfer to Bangalore International Airport for your onward journey.

Included/Excluded

  • Assistance on arrival at airport.
  • 7 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.

Tour's Location

FAQs

What is the standard of the hotels on this tour?
Can travelers upgrade the accommodation to 5-star hotels?

Reviews

0/5
Not Rated
Based on 0 review
Excellent
0
Very Good
0
Average
0
Poor
0
Terrible
0
Showing 1 - 0 of 0 in total

Write a review

from $ 2,216.00

You might also like