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Sacred Temples of Karnataka from Bangalore: Hampi and Badami

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Duration

4 Nights / 5 Days

Tour Type

Daily Tour

Group Size

10 people

Languages

English

Overview

Embark on a journey from Bangalore to explore the sacred temples of Karnataka in Hampi and Badami. Begin your adventure with a scenic drive through Karnataka’s landscapes, arriving in Hampi, a UNESCO World Heritage Site renowned for its ancient temples and intricate carvings. Discover the Virupaksha Temple, dedicated to Lord Shiva, and marvel at the impressive stone chariot at Vittala Temple. Continue to Badami, where you’ll delve into the historical richness of the Badami Cave Temples, carved into the sandstone cliffs, and explore the architectural marvels of Aihole and Pattadakal. This tour blends spiritual exploration with architectural wonders, offering a profound insight into Karnataka’s sacred and cultural 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 44.5%
2 Discount on 3-person group 3 3 44.5%
3 Discount on 4-person group 4 4 51.3%
4 Discount on 5-person group 5 5 52.3%
5 Discount on 6-person group 6 6 56.2%
6 Discount on 7-person group 7 7 56.2%
7 Discount on 8-person group 8 8 60.3%

Itinerary

Day 1: Bangalore - Hampi (350kms)

Depart from Bangalore for Hampi, a journey of approximately 350 kilometers through scenic Karnataka landscapes. En route, visit Chitradurga Fort, an ancient hill fort known for its massive walls, intricate architecture, and historical significance in Karnataka's heritage.

Day 2: Hampi

Breakfast at the hotel. Full day dedicated to exploring the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Hampi: Begin with Virupaksha Temple, dedicated to Lord Shiva, featuring a 160-foot high gopuram and intricate carvings depicting mythological tales. Explore the Vittala Temple complex, renowned for its iconic Stone Chariot, musical pillars that produce melodic tones, and splendid architecture. Visit Lotus Mahal, an architectural gem known for its Indo-Islamic style and serene surroundings, originally a retreat for royal women. Discover the Queen's Bath, an ancient royal bathing complex with arched corridors, decorated balconies, and an advanced water circulation system. Visit to the Elephant Stables, a row of domed chambers that once housed royal elephants, showcasing the blend of Indo-Islamic architecture.

Day 3: Hampi - Badami (190kms)

Breakfast at the hotel. Travel to Badami, a journey of approximately 190 kilometers. Morning visit to Anegundi village, experiencing rural Karnataka life, interacting with locals, and exploring traditional crafts. Enjoy a coracle ride on the Tungabhadra River, a traditional boat used by locals for fishing and transport, offering scenic views of the river and surrounding landscapes. Check-in and relax at the hotel in Badami.

Day 4: Badami

Breakfast at the hotel. Full day exploring the historical and architectural wonders of Badami: Begin with the Badami Cave Temples, carved into the red sandstone cliffs and adorned with intricate sculptures depicting Hindu deities and Jain tirthankaras. Visit Badami Fort, a hilltop fortification offering panoramic views of the town and its surroundings, with ancient temples and granaries inside. Explore Aihole, known as the "Cradle of Indian Architecture," with over 100 temples representing diverse architectural styles from various periods. Discover Pattadakal, a UNESCO World Heritage Site famous for its group of 8th-century temples showcasing a blend of North Indian Nagara and South Indian Dravidian architectural styles. Visit the Hemkuta group of temples, known for their scenic location and intricate carvings, offering a peaceful retreat and stunning sunset view

Day 5: Badami - Hubli (110kms)

Breakfast at the hotel. Drive to Hubli, approximately 110 kilometers away. Conclude the tour with a deeper appreciation for the rich cultural and architectural heritage of Karnataka, departing from Hubli.

Included/Excluded

  • Assistance on arrival at airport.
  • 4 Night's accommodation in 4-star hotels.
  • 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.
  • Monuments 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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