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$900 Multi-day & Extended Tours

Bewitching ruins of Hampi & Badami over 6 nights from Bangalore

Day 1 – Chitradurga, impregnable fort7AM- We will reach Chitradurga after a drive of 3.5 hours. The fort has seven concentric fortification walls, 19 gateways, 38 posterior entrances, 35 secret pathways, four invisible passages, water tanks and 2000 watch towers! Post lunch, we leave for Hampi and check in to our hotel by late evening.Day 2 – Bear Sanctuary HampiWe will head towards the Royal structures of Hampi. Over the next couple of hours we will explore the courts and military structures of the once mighty Vijayanagar Empire.Post lunch visit a fascinating sanctuary for the Indian Sloth Bear at Daroji. Spread over 5500 hectares Daroji Bear Sanctuary is home to 150 Bears and other animals like  Leopards, Hyena, Jackals, Wild boars and many birds.Day 3  Sacred & Royal Trails in Hampi We spend the day walking around the sacred area along the Tungabhadra River. We will experience beautiful temples and market places which were built by Vijaynagara Kings to carry on commerce and trade. Day 4 – Kishkinda (Ramayana) TrailToday we start early at daybreak at 545 am. We ride to Anjanadri hill, the birth place of  Lord Hanuman,  for a  glorious sunrise. After breakfast we visit Kishkinda, the legendary monkey kingdom mentioned in the great epic The Ramayana. Our guide will tell us stories and legends pertaining to the places we visit.Day 5 – Badami, Aihole & PattadakalOur destination will be the legendary cave temples built by the Chalukyas at Badami, Aihole and Pattadakal. Dating back to the 6th century, these are considered one of the best remnants of temple art in India.After breakfast we do 150 KMs to the erstwhile capital of the Chalukya Kings,  Badami. Located in a ravine at the foot of red sandstone hills Badami looks mesmerizing surrounded by the Agastya lake. We ride from Badami to Aihole, located 34 KMs away. There are more than a hundred stone temples from 5th century onwards to see. After Aihole, we move to Pattadakal located 14 KMs away. This UNESCO World Heritage Site is an epitome of the Visara style of architecture. Day 6 – Village experience in Badami & Hampi tourWe spend the day at a leisurely pace around the  villages surrounding the ruins of Hampi. We will ride on bikes and bullock carts as we explore lakes, canals and Iron age cave paintings in Anegundi village and other parts of the countryside.You will also be able to look at the local handicrafts which keeps the livelihood going for these folks.Day 7 – Bangalore9AM- We commence the final leg of this tour after breakfast and drive 340 KMs.  We would reach Bangalore by 6 PM. End of Tour.

$59 Private & Custom Tours

Private Tour Badamai Aihole And Pattadakal Ex Hospet

Meet your guide at hotel lobby in Hospet at 07:00 am Start with Visit Aihole, where you will climb at the top of the Meguti Hill to spot some Neolithic Dolmens. Also explore the Ravanphadi caves and several other temples in this region. Your next visit will be at Pattadakal, where you will get the opportunity to explore the UNESCO World Heritage temple complex and learn about the association of two different temple architecture that includes North Indian Nagara style & South Indian Dravidian style of temple architectures. Then you will move towards Badami Lunch at 1:30 PM. For lunch you can choose the cuisine and restaurant your are interested at your own cost.After Lunch get ready to climb up to the cave temples of Badami made of sandstone. Explore and admire the carvings of deities in mega-size. Visit Banashankari Temple, Badami Cave Temples and Mahakuteshwara Temple at Mahakuta, At the end of your journey at 5.30 pm  sit back and relax on the drive back to your Hotel in Hospet

$453 Multi-day & Extended Tours

Private 5 days Hampi Badami and Aihole Tour from Goa

Day 01: Goa – Hospet At 8.00 am you would be picked up by our driver from your booked hotel in Goa. Board the air-conditioned car and leave for Hospet. The Goa to Hospet journey by road takes 8 hours. On arrival, you will be dropped at the booked hotel; check-in and enjoy an overnight stay.Day 02: Hospet – Hampi - HospetStart your day with delicious buffet breakfast at the hotel and then leave for Hampi with our private car with driver. Enjoy the journey from Hospet to Hampi located 12 kms away. Hampi will spellbind you with its glittering monuments at Vijaynagar Kingdom. You will find interesting things to see like the King’s balance scale where kings used to be weighed against the gold or grain, Queen’s Bath, Lotus Mahal, Elephant Stable, ancient temples and impressive monoliths.After the day tour you will be driven back to Hospet followed by a drop at the hotel.Day 03: Hospet – Badami Have breakfast and then we will continue our trip by going to the next destination, Badami. You will be transferred to Badami by an air-conditioned chauffeur driven car. On reaching, check-in at the hotel and get ready for the visit to ancient cave temples. The temples built in 6th century  are dedicated to Lord Shiva and Vishnu. The visit will complete by evening after which you will be dropped back at the hotel in Badami for overnight stay.Day 04: Excursion to Pattadakal and Aihole The day will be for same day trip to Aihole via Pattadkal. Aihole is known for cluster of ancient temples built close to each other. Some of the prominent temples are Durga temple, Ravala Phadi Cave Temple and Hutchmalli temple. Next, visit to Pattadkal is marked by ‘Group of Monuments’ comprising 10 Hindu and Jain temples. The temples are covered under UNESCO World Heritage sites. After the visits, drop back at hotel in Badami for overnight stay.Day 05: Badami - GoaHave breakfast and then check-out from the hotel. You will be transferred safely to Goa airport, which would be around 6 hours drive. Your Goa to Hampi tour with Badami and Aihole will hereby terminate.Important: In case of unavailability at specified hotel, we would offer an alternate hotel in similar category

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