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Royal Splendors of Vijayanagara: Bijapur & Hampi Adventure

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Duration

3 Nights / 4 Days

Tour Type

Daily Tour

Group Size

10 people

Languages

English

Overview

Embark on a captivating journey through Karnataka’s rich heritage with the Royal Splendors of Vijayanagara tour. Begin in Bijapur, where the echoes of Bahmani grandeur resonate through architectural marvels like Gol Gumbaz and Ibrahim Rauza. Explore the majestic Bidar Fort en route, a testament to medieval Deccan history. Then, venture into the mystical landscapes of Hampi, a UNESCO World Heritage site famed for its ancient temples and vibrant bazaars. Discover the spiritual heart of Hampi at Virupaksha Temple and marvel at the intricate carvings of Vittala Temple. This adventure blends history, spirituality, and architectural wonders, promising an unforgettable exploration of Karnataka’s royal past and cultural richness.

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)

Depart from Hyderabad early morning, embarking on a scenic drive through the Deccan Plateau. Enjoy the changing landscapes as you pass by rural villages and agricultural fields. Stop to explore Bidar Fort, a majestic citadel known for its Persian architecture and historical significance from the Bahmani Sultanate era. Admire the intricate stone carvings and explore the various palaces and pavilions within the fort complex, including Rangin Mahal and Gagan Mahal, which offer a glimpse into the royal lifestyle of medieval Deccan. Continue your journey towards Bijapur, soaking in the cultural richness and heritage of Karnataka. Arrive in Bijapur by evening, check-in at your hotel, and relax after a day of travel, anticipating the adventures that await.

Day 2: Bijapur - Hampi (215kms)

Enjoy a hearty breakfast at your hotel to fuel up for a day of exploration. Visit Gol Gumbaz, an architectural marvel known for its massive dome and the famous whispering gallery. Marvel at the acoustics and climb to the top for panoramic views of Bijapur. Explore Ibrahim Rauza, often called the 'Taj Mahal of the Deccan,' known for its elegant symmetry and intricate carvings. Stroll through its serene garden setting and admire the craftsmanship that reflects the glory of the Adil Shahi dynasty. Discover Jama Masjid, one of India's largest mosques, with its elegant arches, intricately carved mihrabs, and expansive courtyard. Experience the spiritual ambiance and historical significance of this iconic site. Visit Malik-e-Maidan, a colossal cannon known for its historical significance and impressive craftsmanship. Admire the detailed carvings and learn about its role in Bijapur's history. Explore Uppali Buruj, a massive watchtower offering panoramic views of Bijapur's cityscape and surrounding countryside. Ascend the narrow stairs to the top for breathtaking vistas and photo opportunities. After sightseeing, depart for Hampi, a UNESCO World Heritage site known for its ancient ruins and temples.

Day 3: Hampi

Start the day with a leisurely breakfast at your hotel in Hampi. Visit Virupaksha Temple, dedicated to Lord Shiva and the heart of Hampi's spiritual life. Admire the towering gopuram and intricate sculptures depicting mythological tales. Explore the Vittala Temple complex, famous for its exceptional architecture and the iconic Stone Chariot. Marvel at the musical pillars that produce melodic sounds and explore the intricate carvings that showcase ancient craftsmanship. Stroll through Hampi Bazaar, once a bustling marketplace lined with grand pavilions and temples. Immerse yourself in its historic charm and imagine the vibrant trade and cultural exchange that thrived here centuries ago. Visit Lotus Mahal in Zenana Enclosure, an architectural gem blending Hindu and Islamic styles. Admire its graceful arches, symmetrical layout, and tranquil surroundings, originally designed for the royal ladies of Vijayanagara. Explore Hazara Rama Temple, known for its elaborate bas-reliefs depicting scenes from the Ramayana. Admire the intricate stone carvings and soak in the serene atmosphere surrounding this ancient temple. Discover the Royal Enclosure, a fortified area housing administrative buildings and ceremonial platforms like Mahanavami Dibba, used for royal celebrations. Explore the architectural remnants and envision the grandeur of Vijayanagara's royal court. Visit Queen's Bath, an ornate bathing pavilion reflecting Indo-Islamic architectural styles. Admire its symmetrical arches, delicate motifs, and the once luxurious bathing chambers surrounded by landscaped gardens. Explore Elephant Stables, a row of domed chambers that once housed royal elephants. Admire the blend of Indo-Islamic architecture and appreciate the structural symmetry and historical significance of this unique structure. Explore Hemakuta Hill, dotted with ancient temples offering panoramic views of Hampi's surreal landscape. Experience its serene ambiance, ideal for meditation and capturing stunning photographs of Hampi's iconic monuments.

Day 4: Hampi - Hyderabad (380kms)

Enjoy your final breakfast in Hampi before commencing your journey back to Hyderabad. Arrive in Hyderabad by late afternoon or evening, concluding your memorable Bijapur and Hampi city break tour.

Included/Excluded

  • Assistance on arrival at airport.
  • 3 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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