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UNESCO Heritage Journey: Mumbai, Hampi & Badami Exploration

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Duration

6 Nights / 7 Days

Tour Type

Daily Tour

Group Size

10 people

Languages

English

Overview

Embark on an enriching UNESCO Heritage Journey through Mumbai, Hampi, and Badami, where history and architecture converge in a captivating exploration. Begin in Mumbai, delving into its colonial past at the Gateway of India and ancient rock-cut temples of Elephanta Caves. Fly to Hubli and venture to Hampi, a sprawling UNESCO site famed for its ancient temples and royal enclosures, including the iconic Vijaya Vittala Temple. Continue to Badami, renowned for its exquisite cave temples carved into cliffs, before returning to Mumbai. This journey promises a deep dive into India’s cultural tapestry, showcasing architectural marvels and spiritual sanctuaries across centuries of history.

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: Arrive Mumbai

Arrival in Mumbai, India's bustling financial capital known for its vibrant culture and colonial architecture. Transfer to your hotel and relax after your journey, preparing for the adventures ahead.

Day 2: Mumbai

Start your day with breakfast at the hotel. Visit the Gateway of India, an iconic monument overlooking the Arabian Sea, built to commemorate the visit of King George V and Queen Mary. Explore Elephanta Caves, a UNESCO World Heritage site on Elephanta Island, known for its ancient rock-cut temples dedicated to Lord Shiva. Visit the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya (formerly Prince of Wales Museum), housing a vast collection of art, archaeology, and natural history exhibits. Stroll along Marine Drive, also known as the Queen's Necklace, a picturesque promenade overlooking the Arabian Sea.

Day 3: Mumbai - Hubli (flight)/ Hampi (170kms)

After breakfast, transfer to the airport for your flight to Hubli. Upon arrival in Hubli, proceed to Hampi (about 170kms), a UNESCO World Heritage site famous for its ancient temples and ruins. Check into your hotel in Hampi and relax for the evening.

Day 4: Hampi

Enjoy breakfast at the hotel before starting your exploration of Hampi. Visit the Virupaksha Temple, dedicated to Lord Shiva and one of the oldest functioning temples in India. Explore the Vijaya Vittala Temple, known for its iconic stone chariot and musical pillars that produce melodic tones when struck. Discover the Royal Enclosures, including the Queen’s Bath and Lotus Mahal, showcasing the grandeur of the Vijayanagara Empire. Visit the Hazara Rama Temple, famous for its intricate bas-reliefs depicting scenes from the Ramayana. Explore the Elephant Stables, a unique structure showcasing the architectural prowess of the Vijayanagara Empire. Enjoy sunset views from Matanga Hill, offering panoramic vistas of the Hampi ruins and surrounding landscapes.

Day 5: Hampi - Badami (140kms)

After breakfast, travel to Badami, another UNESCO World Heritage site known for its rock-cut cave temples and ancient architecture. En route, visit Aihole, known as the "Cradle of Indian Architecture," famous for its early Hindu temples showcasing a blend of North Indian Nagara and South Indian Dravidian architectural styles. Proceed to Pattadakkal, a UNESCO World Heritage site famous for its 8th-century Hindu and Jain temples. Explore the Hemakuta group of monuments, a cluster of temples and shrines offering scenic views of the Hampi landscape. Upon arrival in Badami, visit the Badami Cave Temples, carved out of sandstone cliffs and dedicated to various Hindu deities. Visit the Bhutanatha Temples, situated on the banks of Agastya Lake, providing a serene ambiance and scenic views. Discover the Archaeological Museum, showcasing artifacts and sculptures from the Chalukyan era.

Day 6: Badami - Hubli (100kms)/ Hubli - Mumbai (flight)

Enjoy breakfast at the hotel before driving back to Hubli. Catch a flight back to Mumbai. Optional: Visit local markets or relax at your hotel in Mumbai.

Day 7: Mumbai - Departure

Enjoy breakfast at the hotel before departing from Mumbai, concluding your journey through the UNESCO World Heritage sites of Mumbai, Hampi, and Badami.

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.
  • Monument entrances and activities charges mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Bottled drinking water in car.
  • Government taxes.
  • Mumbai - Hubli - Mumbai flight fare approx. INR 9,500 per person in economy class.
  • 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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