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Karnataka Heritage Tour II

Bangalore / Hospet - Hampi / Bijapur / Badami / Goa

06 Nights / 07 Days

Day 01: Arrival at Bangalore

Meet on arrival and transfer to hotel. Depending on the arrival, proceed for half-day city tour to ISKCON temple - the Krishna temple is a blend of modern technology and spiritual harmony, Lalbagh - 240 acres of beautifully sculpted gardens, flowers abound, rare collection of tropical and sub-tropical plants, Vidhana Soudha - this massive building houses the State Legislature and the Secretariat. Return to hotel and overnight.

Day 02: Bangalore / Hospet - Hampi: (380kms/7hrs)

Early morning breakfast, checkout and proceed to 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. On arrival check into a hotel. Overnight.

Day 03: Hospet - 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 04: 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 I (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 05: Bijapur / Badami : (120kms/2hrs)

Morning breakfast, check out and proceed to Badami. On arrival check in to hotel. Lunch and proceed half day sight seeing 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 06: 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 center has 10 major temples representing early Chalukyan architecture. Return to Badami in the evening. Overnight.

Day 07: Badami / Goa: (270kms/6hrs)

Morning breakfast, checkout and proceed to Panjim, Goa's capital to board your flight. Tour ends.

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