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Destination: Bangalore / Hampi / Bijapur / Badami / Bangalore
Itinerary in Details:
Day 01: Bangalore / Hospet (330kms l 6 Hrs):
Morning board your vehicle and drive to Hospet. On arrival check in to your hotel and
proceed for lunch. Later visit Hampi, the World Heritage Center, is the most beautiful
and evocative of all the ruins of Karnataka. Capital of Vijayanagar kingdom is full of
delightful surprises. Evening free and overnight.
Day 02: Hampi:
Morning breakfast, proceed for a full day sightseeing visit to King’s Palace – this is the
largest enclosure, including two major platform structures, an underground chamber
which must have served as a treasury or private audience hall, Mahanavami Dibba –
equally impressive is the massive Mahanavami Dibba, where the kings once sat on
gem-studded golden thrones and watched processions pass by. Queen’s Bath – This
structure has a very plain exterior but the interior is stunningly ornate, with graceful
arched corridors, projecting balconies and lotus-shaped fountains that used to spout
perfumed water for the ladies of the court. Return to hotel and overnight.
Day 03: Hospet – Hampi / Bijapur (215kms / 4hrs):
Early breakfast, checkout and proceed to Bijapur. On arrival check into hotel. Later
visit Gol Gumbaz – the most important attraction of Bijapur, the largest dome in the
world, Mehtar Mahal – is on the way to the old city. heavily inﬂuenced by the Indo-
Saracenic style, Gagan Mahal – built by Adil Shah l (1561), is a palace-cum-audience
hall. The central arch of Gagan Mahal is the tallest and widest in entire Bijapur.
Return to hotel. Overnight.
Day 04: (120kms / l2hrs)
Morning breakfast, check out and proceed to Badami. On arrival check in to hotel.
Lunch and proceed half day sightseeing visit to Badami Caves — picturesquely
situated at the mouth of a ravine between two rocky hills, the exquisite sculptures
and the rust red sandstone cliffs of Badami tell many a tale of yore, North Fort – this
is the largest enclosure, including two major platform structures, an underground
chamber which must have served as a treasury or private audience hall, several
other platforms, Banashankari – is a quaint hamlet taking its name from the goddess
Banashankari. Built in the Dravidian style, the temple is dedicated to Banashankari, a
form of Parvati. Return to hotel and overnight.
Day 05: Badami
Morning breakfast and proceed for a day excursion to Aihole and Pattadakal, Aihole is
famous as the Cradle of Indian Temple Architecture has over 125 temples all
intricately carved and rich in detail famous ones are Lad Khan Temple, Drug (fort)
Temple, Ravalphadi Cave Temple, Konti Temple Complex, jain Meguthi Temple are few
not to be missed. Pattadakal- A World Heritage centre has 10 major temples
representing early Chalukyan architecture. Return to Badami in the evening.
Day 06: Badami l Bangalore (450 kms / 8hrs):
Early morning breakfast, checkout at 07.30hrs and proceed to Bangalore. Drop at Taj
Yashwanthpur or airport. Tour ends.