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4 days tour from Bangalore to Hampi, Badami, Aihole & Pattadakal

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Day 1: Arrival in Hampi

Pass By: Five Senses Tours, Bengaluru 560055 India
Departure for Hampi

Stop At: Group of Monuments at Hampi, Southern Bank of the River Tungabhadra, Hampi 583239 India
630AM- Departure from Bangalore

1PM- Arrive in Hampi

We explore the monuments of Hampi post lunch. Badavi Linga is the biggest of all lingams in Hampi. It is made of black stone and rises 12 feet in height. A canal passes through it and hence it’s always in water.

You can find the biggest idol of Hampi, a few feet from Badavi Linga. Ugra Narasimha is 22 feet in height.

We will also visit Balakrishna temple and then visit Hemunta hill. This hill has many ancient temples and is also a good place for sunset.

7PM- We visit the magnificent Virupaksha temple It is from the Hoysala period and is the oldest temple in Hampi. The temple tower has eleven storeys and the river Tungabhadra flows inside.

Duration: 7 hours

No meals included on this day.
Accommodation included: Overnight in hotel in Hampi

Day 2: Royal Enclosures

Stop At: Vijaya Vittala Temple, Near Kalyan Mantapa, Hampi 583239 India
Vijaya Vittala temple is probably the grandest masterpiece around. It is constructed on a polyhedron foundation. The musical pillars of the temple is one of the greatest work of art by mankind
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: King’s Balance, Hampi, Karnataka 583239, India
King’s Balance is the next destination. This is a huge stone frame east of Purandara Mantapa. A stone beam is placed on two pillars of stone. Legend has it that the generous Kings of Vijayanagara used to weigh them with gold and gems and distribute it among the poor.
Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Tungabhadra River, Vijayanagara Ruins, Hampi India
We take a ride on a coracle on the Tungabhadra.
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Royal Enclosures, Hampi 4 Km from Hampi, Bellary India
We will visit the Royal enclosures. Some of the memorable structures here are the Elephant stables, Queen’s bath and the Lotus Mahal.

Next on the itinerary is the Zanana enclosure , which was the place for the royal women.

Towards the evening we visit Anegundi village for the cave paintings. The paintings here date back to the Iron Age around 1500 BC.

Duration: 4 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: Overnight in hotel in Hampi

Day 3: Badami, Aihole and Pattadakal

Stop At: Aihole, Bagalkot district India
After breakfast in Hampi, we will drive for 3 hours to Aihole. There are more than a hundred stone temples from 5th century onwards to see. Legend says it is at Aihole that Lord Parashurama washed his axe after killing all the Kshatrayas.
Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Group of Monuments in Pattadakal, Pattadakal India
After Aihole, we move to Pattadakal located 14 KMs away. This UNESCO World Heritage Site is an epitome of the Visara style of architecture. The grandest of all temples here is that of Virupaksha, built in 8th Century by Queen Lokamahadevi.
Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Badami Cave Temples, Badami India
We drive for half hour 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. The cave temples are made of made of red sandstone and feature a hall with numerous pillars and a square shaped sanctum. Paintings cover the ceiling.
Duration: 2 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: Overnight in hotel in Badami

Day 4: Return to Bangalore

Pass By: Kempegowda International Airport Bengaluru, KIAL Rd, Bengaluru India
8AM- Depart from Badami

5PM- Tour ends in Bangalore with a break for lunch

Meals included:
• Breakfast
No accommodation included on this day.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Traveler pickup is offered
all hotels in bangalore
Departure Time
6:00 AM
4 days
Return Details
Hotel drop
  • 3x Breakfast
  • Accommodation included: 3 nights
  • Guide
  • 3 nights accommodation
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Breakfast
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Entry/Admission - Group of Monuments at Hampi
  • Entry/Admission - Vijaya Vittala Temple
  • Entry/Admission - King’s Balance
  • Entry/Admission - Tungabhadra River
  • Entry/Admission - Royal Enclosures
  • Entry/Admission - Aihole
  • Entry/Admission - Group of Monuments in Pattadakal
  • Entry/Admission - Badami Cave Temples
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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