Goa to Belgaum, Bijapur & Badami Extension Tour
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Product Code : AGORA515
Explore the wonders of Karnataka on this private 5-day tour, starting from Goa. Discover the hidden gems of Belgaum, Bijapur, Badami, Aihole and Pattadakal, accompanied by your own private guide. Visit ancient forts, temples, and monuments, witness stunning waterfalls, and immerse yourself in the rich cultural heritage of this region. Enjoy the comfort and flexibility of a private tour, with personalized attention from your guide and private transportation throughout.
Day 1: Goa - Belgaum (125kms)
Pick up from your hotel or Goa airport and drive to Belgaum. Upon arrival, check in at the hotel. Later, visit Belgaum Fort, a historic fortification with ancient temples and mosques. Next, head to Kapileshwar Temple, an ancient temple dedicated to Lord Shiva. After that, visit Rajhansgad Yellur Fort, a hill fort known for its scenic views and historical significance. Finally, visit St. Mary's Church, a beautiful church with Gothic architecture.
Day 2: Belgaum - Bijapur (220kms)
After breakfast, drive to Bijapur. En route, stop at Gokak Falls, a picturesque waterfall with a hanging bridge and an ancient temple nearby. Upon arrival in Bijapur, check in at the hotel.
Day 3: Bijapur - Badami (120kms)
After breakfast, embark on a city tour of Bijapur. Visit Bijapur Fort, a UNESCO World Heritage Site with a collection of monuments from the Adil Shahi dynasty, including Asar Mahal, Bara Kaman, Gol Gumbaz, Jama Masjid, Malik-e-Maidan Cannon, Mehtar Mahal, and The Ibrahims Rouza. After sightseeing, drive to Badami and check in at the hotel.
Day 4: Badami
After breakfast, take an excursion to visit Aihole, a historical site and home to over 125 beautiful Chalukyan temples and monuments from the 6th to the 12th century. Some important monuments in Aihole include the Durga Temple, Lad Khan Temple, Ravanaphadi Cave Temples, Huchimalli Temple, Meganagudi group, Gowda Temple, and the Huchappayyagudi Temple, amongst numerous others. Next, visit Pattadakal, a treasure trove of Hindu and Jain temples complex built in the 7th and 8th century CE. The various temples that one must visit are Virupaksha Temple, Jain temple, Papanatha temple, Galaganath temple, and Sangameshwara temple. Return to Badami and visit the famous cave temples, Badami Fort, and Agastya Lake.
Day 5: Badami - Goa (250kms)
After breakfast, drive back to Goa and drop off at your hotel or airport in Goa.
- Assistance on arrival at airport.
- 4 Nights' accommodation in selected price category hotels.
- Daily breakfast at hotels.
- Private AC car/van for airport transfers, sightseeing, and excursions as per the 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.
Hotels used or similar for 4 nights accommodation
Belgaum x 1 night
3* - Native by Chancery Hotels/ UK 27 The Fern
4*/ 5* - Regenta Resort Belagavi/ Fairfield by Marriott Belagavi
Bijapur x 1 night
3*/4*/5* - - The Fern Residency/ Sun Hotel
Badami x 2 nights
3* - Rajsangam Hotel/ The Heritage Resort
4* / 5* - Badami Court/ Krishna Heritage
- Any flight tickets.
- Camera charges at monuments if any.
- Meals other than mentioned in the inclusions.
- Expenses of personal nature like liquor, laundry, tips, telephone, fax, internet etc.
- Gratuities and optional activities.
- Anything not mentioned in inclusions.