Goa to Hampi, Bijapur & Badami Extension Tour
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Product Code : AGORA520
Goa to Hampi, Bijapur & Badami private tour will begin with pick up from your hotel in Goa. Explore the temples of Hampi, its monolithic sculptures & monuments the example of excellent workmanship belonging to the erstwhile medieval Hindu kingdom of Vijaynagar. Then drive to Bijapur known for its medieval monuments, which are a unique form of Islamic architecture built by the Adil Shahi rulers between 15th - 17th century. Next drive to Badami the capital of Chalukyas between 540AD & 757AD known for its cave temples that are cut out of sandstone rocks. Aihole & Pattadakal are the historic site of ancient and medieval era Buddhist, Hindu & Jain from the sixth century through the twelfth century CE. The tour will end with a drop off at your hotel or airport in Goa.
Day 1: Goa - Gadag - Lakkundi - Hampi (340kms)
Pick up from your hotel in Goa and drive to Hampi.
Enroute visit Gadag Trikuteshwara temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva and has three lingas mounted on the same stone. There is a shrine dedicated to Saraswathi in this temple and it has carved columns. Further drive to Lakkundi full of ruined temples like Mallikarjuna, Virabhadra, Manikeshwara, Nanneshwara, Lakshminarayana, Someshwara, Nilakanteshwara and many more.
Continue drive to Hampi check in at hotel. Overnight at hotel.
Day 2: Hampi
Breakfast at hotel, city tour of Hampi an UNESCO world Heritage sites dotted with numerous ruined temple complexes from the Vijayanagara Empire on the bank of the River Tungabhadra. Although the city was destroyed by marauding Moghul invaders in the 16th century, much of it remains today. The vast site of monuments and ruins are a mute witness to an ear of glories, triumphs and tragedies. The ruins of Hampi are so majestic and imposing that they leave the visitor totally dumbfounded, awestruck and humbled. Visit Hazara Rama Temple, Kings Balance, Mahanavami Dibba, Royal enclosures, Statue of Ugra Narasimha Temple, Virupaksha Temple, Vithala Temple Complex, Lotus Mahal & ASI Museum. Overnight at hotel.
Day 3: Hampi - Vijayapura (220kms)
Breakfast at hotel. Drive to Vijayapura, check in at hotel.
Later city tour of Vijayapura. Visit The Vijayapura Fort which has a plethora of historical monuments of architectural importance built during the rule of Adil Shahi dynasty. Prominent attraction includes Asar Mahal built in 1640 used to serve as a Hall of Justice, Bara Kaman the unfinished mausoleum of Ali Adil Shah II, Gol Gumbaz the second largest dome in the world, Jama Masjid noted for graceful twin minarets, Malik-e-Maidan the biggest cannon ever made in the history of world & Mehtar Mahal built in 1620 the most elegant structure within the fort & the Ibrahims Rouza built in the 15th century. Overnight at hotel.
Day 4: Vijayapura - Badami (120kms)
Breakfast at hotel, drive to Badami check in at hotel.
Later excursion to visit Aihole a historical site & home to over 125 beautiful Chalukyan temples and monuments from 6th to 12th century. Few 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. And Pattadakal a treasure trove of Hindu and Jain temples complex built-in 7th and 8th century CE. The various temples that one must visit are Virupaksha Temple, Jain temple, Papanatha temple, Galaganath temple, and Sangameshwara temple.
Also visit Badami Cave consist of four separate temples, each holding intricate carvings & depictions. Badami Fort perched on the top of a cliff accompanied by two Shivalaya complexes dating back to the 5th century & watchtower atop hill. And Agastya Lake surrounded by red sandstone temples. Overnight at hotel.
Day 5: Badami - Goa (250kms)
Breakfast at hotel. Drive to Goa and drop off to your hotel or airport in Goa.
Assistance on arrival at airport.
4 Nights' accommodation in selected price category hotels.
Daily breakfast at hotels.
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.
Hotels used or similar for 4 nights accommodation
Hampi x 2 nights
3* - Krishna Palace/ Kishkinda Heritage Resort
4* - Heritage Resort / Royal Orchid Central Keerti
5* - Hyatt Place/ Hampi Boulders
Bijapur x 1 nights
3*/4*/5* - The Fern Residency/ Sun Hotel
Badami x 1 nights
3* - Rajsangam Hotel/ The Heritage Resort
4* / 5* - Badami Court/ Krishna Heritage
Note: Thre are nbo 5 star hotels in Badami & Bijapur.
Any flight tickets.
Camera charges at monuments.
Meals other than mentioned in day plan.
Expenses of personal nature like liquor, laundry, tips, telephone, fax, internet etc.
Gratuities & optional activities.
Anything not mentioned in inclusions.