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Sacred Heritage: A Private Tour of Badami, Aihole & Pattadakal

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Duration

2 Nights / 3 Days

Tour Type

Daily Tour

Group Size

10 people

Languages

English

Overview

Embark on a journey through the heart of Karnataka with the “Sacred Heritage: A Private Tour of Badami, Aihole & Pattadakal.” This tour offers a deep dive into the architectural and cultural marvels of the Chalukyan era. Begin your adventure in Badami, exploring its ancient cave temples and scenic Agastya Lake. Continue to the historic sites of Aihole, often called the “Cradle of Hindu Temple Architecture,” and marvel at over 100 temples, including the Durga Temple and Lad Khan Temple. Conclude your journey in Pattadakal, a UNESCO World Heritage site, where the blend of Nagara and Dravidian architectural styles is showcased in its 8th-century temples. Experience the grandeur of Karnataka’s sacred heritage and return with unforgettable memories.

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: Hubli - Badami (140kms)

Pick up from Hubli airport and drive to Badami. On the way visit Gadag and Lakkundi. Visit the Trikuteshwara Temple in Gadag, known for its intricate carvings and architecture. The temple complex includes shrines dedicated to Shiva, Brahma, and Vishnu, showcasing early Chalukyan architecture. Explore the Veeranarayana Temple in Gadag, showcasing Chalukyan architecture. This 11th-century temple is notable for its large hall with beautifully sculpted pillars. Continue to Lakkundi and visit the Brahma Jinalaya, a Jain temple known for its stunning architecture and sculptures. This 11th-century temple is one of the oldest and most impressive Jain monuments in Karnataka. Explore the Nanneshwara Temple in Lakkundi, known for its detailed carvings and unique architecture. The temple is a fine example of the ornate Kalyani Chalukya style. Arrive in Badami and check-in at the hotel. Overnight in Badami.

Day 2: Badami

Start the day with breakfast at the hotel. Visit the Badami Cave Temples, a complex of four cave temples carved into cliffs with intricate carvings and statues. These 6th-century temples are dedicated to Hindu deities and feature remarkable rock-cut architecture. Explore Agastya Lake, offering scenic views and surrounded by historic temples and structures. The lake adds to the serene and picturesque landscape of Badami. Discover the Bhutanatha Group of Temples, set on the banks of Agastya Lake, known for their unique architecture. These temples are dedicated to Lord Shiva and are a prominent example of early South Indian temple architecture. Visit Aihole, often called the "Cradle of Hindu Temple Architecture," with over 100 temples including the Durga Temple and Lad Khan Temple. The Durga Temple is notable for its apsidal plan and exquisite sculptures, while the Lad Khan Temple is one of the oldest and unique structures in Aihole. Explore the Ravana Phadi Cave Temple in Aihole, known for its rock-cut architecture and exquisite carvings. This temple is an excellent example of early Chalukyan art, with intricate depictions of Hindu mythology. Visit Pattadakal, a UNESCO World Heritage site renowned for its group of 8th-century temples blending Nagara and Dravidian architectural styles. The temples here were built by the Chalukyas and represent the zenith of their architectural achievement. Explore the Virupaksha Temple in Pattadakal, the largest and most intricate of the temples, dedicated to Lord Shiva. The temple is famous for its grand sculptures and richly decorated pillars. Discover the Sangameshwara Temple in Pattadakal, known for its beautifully carved pillars and sculptures. This temple is another fine example of the fusion of Northern and Southern Indian architectural styles. Overnight in Badami.

Day 3: Badami - Hubli Airport (110kms)

Start the day with breakfast at the hotel. Depart for Hubli Airport, concluding your memorable tour of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites of Badami, Aihole, and Pattadakal.

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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