Hubli to Hampi, Badami, Anshi National Park & Goa Beach Tour
Package price per person sharing twin
Product Code : AGORA531
The tour will begin with pick up from Hubli airport. Explore Hampi temples, monolithic sculptures & ruins an excellent example of workmanship belonging to the erstwhile medieval Hindu kingdom of Vijaynagar. And Badami, Aihole & Pattadakal historic site of ancient and medieval era Buddhist, Hindu & Jain monuments built between 6th to 12th century CE by Chalukyas by cutting sandstone rocks. Next drive to Anshi National Park a Tiger reserve and enjoy safari in majestic Western Ghats. At the end unwind on the sun-kissed beaches of Goa and enjoy the never ending beach parties that make night brighter than days.
Day 1: Hubli - Gadag - Lakkundi - Hampi (180kms/ 4hrs approx)
Pick up from Hubli airport and drive to Hampi. Enroute visit ruined temples at Gadag & Lakkundi. Trikuteshwara temple a Hindu temple dedicated to Shiva had three lingas mounted on the same stone in the town of Gadag. There is a shrine dedicated to Saraswathi in this temple and it has carved columns. Lakkundi is full of ruined temples like Mallikarjuna, Virabhadra, Manikeshwara, Nanneshwara, Lakshminarayana, Someshwara, Nilakanteshwara and many more.
Continue drive to Hampi check in at hotel. Rest time free and easy to relax. Overnight at hotel.
Day 2: Hampi
Breakfast at hotel city tour of Hampi. Visit Royal enclosures an open air museum. Apart from giving the visitor a glimpse into what life was like under the Vijayanagara rulers, it also showcases the architectural excellence of the era and the level of destruction the city witnessed after the decline of the Vijayanagara kings. Hazara Rama Temple one of the prime attractions this site was used only for ceremonial processions and is renowned among devotees for its bas-relief sculptures that represent important events that occurred in Ramayana. It is one of the popular temples dedicated to Lord Vishnu. The walls of this temple are adorned with 15th century art work, such as carvings of elephants, horses, soldiers and dancing girls. King's Balance, remember all those fanciful tales of Kings weighing themselves with gems, rubies and gold? Well, it's at Hampi where they seem to take on life with King's Balance being one such pleasant affirmation. 5 meters tall and carved out of stone, King's Balance appears like a lonesome archway left standing, but peer closely and you can spot the three loops on the beam where the balance must have hung. Mahanavami Dibba another popular attraction in Hampi, which was constructed by the King Krishnadevaraya after his win over Udayagiri (in present-day Orissa). This ancient site is the tallest structure in the Royal Enclosure of Hampi and can be easily observed from nearby places due to its height. Statue of Ugra Narasimha Temple a statue of Laxmi Narasimha carved out of a single block of stone.
Virupaksha Temple this temple still in worship, known as ‘Shri Lokeswara-Maha-Sila-prasada’ was built by Lokamahadevi, the Queen of Vikaramaditya to commemorate her husband’s victory over the Pallavas of Kanchipuram. It closely resembles the Kailasanatha temple at Kanchipuram on plan and elevation and represents a fully developed and perfected stage of the Dravidian architecture. Vithala & Lotus Mahal a nice place with sufficient time greens and romantic ambience in zenana enclosure. The features of building is marvellous and splendid. Vithala Temple Complex a 16th century structure that is dedicated to the Lord Vishnu. It is a 'must see' site for all because of its beautiful, complex carvings and magnificent architecture, which is not matched by any other structure located here. This temple, situated on the southern bank of the Tungabhadra River, represents the original South Indian Dravidian temple architectural style.
Rest time free and easy to relax in your hotel. Overnight at hotel.
Day 3: Hampi - Badami (140kms/ 3hrs approx)
Breakfast at hotel drive to Badami check in at hotel.
Later city tour visit Badami Caves Temples a complex of temples an example of Indian rock-cut architecture. Badami was the capital of the early Chalukyas, who ruled much of Karnataka in the 6th to 8th centuries. Badami Fort known for its beauty and rich history associated with Chalukyas and the Pallavas. Open Air Museum get a sense of the splendour of all three towns, visit a ‘natural’ National Museum in Badami. This is an area where the artisans tried out their art rock-cut steps, caves and incomplete idols tried out as a first draft are cordoned off here.
Rest time free and easy to relax. Overnight at hotel.
Day 4: Badami
Breakfast at hotel excursion to visit Pattadakal & Aihole the UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
Pattadakal Temple Complex a complex of 7th and 8th century CE Hindu and Jain temples. Located on the west bank of the Malaprabha River a UNESCO World Heritage site build by Chalukya. The Hindu temples are generally dedicated to Shiva, but elements of Vaishnavism and Shaktism theology and legends are also featured. The friezes in the Hindu temples display various Vedic and Puranic concepts, depict stories from the Ramayana, the Mahabharata, the Bhagavata Purana, as well as elements of other Hindu texts, such as the Panchatantra and the Kiratarjuniya. The Jain temple is only dedicated to a single Jina. The most sophisticated temples, with complex friezes and a fusion of Northern and Southern styles, are found in the Papanatha and Virupaksha temples. The Virupaksha temple is an active house of Hindu worship.
Durga Temple Aihole an example of southern (Dravidian) architectural type, with a later northern type superstructure imposed upon it-an incongruity apparent from the fact that the superstructure is a square structure clumsily fitted over an apsidal cella. Huchamalli Temple Aihole home to shrines of Lord Shiva, Vishnu and Brahma. It was built in the 7th century AD and is considered one of the earliest groups of temples in Aihole. The sanctum is inclusive of a pradakshinapatha and a Northern style rekhanagara tower; and contains lattices on the external walls. Another small temple that dates back to the 11th century AD is situated to the north of this temple. At this temple, the entrance hall in front of the sanctum was introduced for the first time. Meguti Jain Temple the distinction of being the only temple in Aihole which can clearly be traced back to 634 AD. Perched above a small hill, this temple, though incomplete, represents the early development of the Dravidian style of architecture. Built without mortar, the Meguti Jain Temple placed is on a raised platform with a flight of steps leading to the large, pillared mukhamandapa. Ravanapadhi Cave temple Aihole the 6th century cave temple is dedicated to Shiva. A broken column lines up with the cave entrance, which opens to the southwest. The cave is dramatically recessed on a deep ledge, with free-standing shrines on either side. Rest time free and easy to relax in your hotel.
Rest time free and easy to relax. Overnight at hotel.
Day 5: Badami – Anshi National Park (Kali Tiger Reserve)(225kms/ 5hrs approx)
Breakfast at hotel drive to Anshi National Park (Kali Tiger Reserve), check in at resort.
Afternoon Jeep safari in one of the most beautiful parks located amid the majestic Western Ghats, spread over an area of 340 sq km. The park is home to hundreds of species of wild animals, endemic birds, herbs, shrubs, and reptiles, overlooking the Kali river which flows through it. The park offers some of the best views and sceneries you would ever see at all times of the year, even during the overcast skies and intermittent drizzles. The remarkable topography of the park includes beautiful deep valleys, dense forests and narrow hills slopes. The park hosts the dense deciduous forests and evergreen rain forests. There are many small natural springs, brook, cascades in the vicinity of the park. You can also visit nearby villages and interact with the welcoming people living there. The steep roads located inside the park will take you to the villages of Nethurga, Shivapura, Sulageri, all of them situated in the deep desolate woodland.
Fauna inside Anshi National Park are a treat for the eyes and are also great photography objects. The park is widely known for black panthers, tigers, and elephants. Other large animals that can be spotted here are sloth bear, bonnet macaque, slender grey loris, barking deer, Indian wild boar, mouse deer, Indian bison, sambar deer, and more. Small animals include leopard cat, wild dog, jungle cat, jackal, porcupine, flying squirrel, Indian giant squirrel, Malabar civet, small Indian civet, Indian grey mongoose, and pangolin are also housed inside the national park.
Significant flora cover (mainly the deciduous forests) deemed endangered by WWF. Some trees and plants that you will come across are Calophyllum Wightianum, Knema Attlenuata, Malabar tamarind, silver oak, bamboo, eucalyptus, Bauhinia, Artocarpus Lacucha, Hope Wightiana, blackboard tree, teak, Flacourtia Montana, Jamba, Garcinia Morella, Bintangur, Ainimaram, Carallia Brachiata, and more.
Rest time free and easy to relax in your resort/ lodge. Dinner & overnight at hotel.
Day 6: Anshi National Park (Kali Tiger Reserve) - Goa (140kms/ 3hrs approx)
Breakfast at hotel. Morning again Jeep safari in the national park. Optionaly you can also indulge in white water rafting (up to grade 3 level) at the gushing Kali river. There are a lot of things to do, and this unique feature of the park is what makes the place even more exceptional.
After Safari and optional activities drive to Goa check in at beach resort/ hotel. Rest time free and easy to relax. Overnight at hotel.
Day 7: Goa
Breakfast at hotel, city tour of Goa. Visit North Goa Churches Basilica Of Bom Jesus A World Heritage Site, Preserved body of St. Francis Xavier constructed around 1695. The Basilica of Bom Jesus is famous for the preserved mortal remains of St. Francis Xavier. Se Cathedral Largest church in Asia, giant bells and exquisite architecture. Se Cathedral of Goa is dedicated to St. Catherine of Alexandria. Church of St. Francis of Assisi A stunning and charming building, architecture has a combination of Hindu and Christian elements. The Church of St. Francis of Assisi of Goa was built during 1517-1521 AD. Church of St Augustine Ruins 46 meter high tower, the church was built in 1602 with the combined efforts of 12 Augustinians. They also built a convent besides the church. Church of Marry Immaculate Conception one of the most famous landmarks of Goa. This church is supposed to be one of the earliest churches to be constructed in Goa. The Aguada Fort built by the Portuguese commands the mouth of the Mondovi River and on the fort stands a 4-storey Portuguese lighthouse and the oldest of its kind in Asia. Shree Manguesh Temple dedicated to Lord Shiva located on a hillock surrounded by lush green hills. Though small, it has an air of distinctive elegance. Its lofty white tower at the entrance is a countryside landmark. Shree Mahalsa A short distance away from the Shri Mangueshi temple, the deity worshiped here is an attribute to Vishnu.
Rest time free and easy to relax. Overnight at resort.
Day 8: Goa
Breakfast at hotel. Day free and easy to relax on the beach and personal activities. Overnight at hotel.
Day 9: Goa - Departure
Breakfast at hotel. As per flight schedule transfer to airport to board flight for onward destination.
8 Nights accommodation in offered hotels or similar (standard room)
Daily Breakfast at hotel
Deluxe Air-conditioned private vehicle with English speaking chauffeur as per tour program
English speaking tour guide on sightseeing days (local guide in each city).
Bottled drinking water in car
Monument entrance fees mentioned in the itinerary.
2 Private jeep safari in Anshi National Park (Kali Tiger Reserve)
Applicable GST (government taxes).
Any flight ticket
Main Meals, Lunch or dinner unless mentioned
Expenses of personal nature like liquor, laundry, tips, telephone, fax, internet etc.
Or anything not mentioned above.