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Hampi - Boulders and Beautiful

Hampi ● Pattadakal ● Badami ● Aihole ● Tungabhadra Dam

Highlights

Monuments and archaeological pieces serve as testimonies of man's greatness and establish a dialogue between civilizations showing the extent to which human beings are linked. Karnataka being home to five great dynasties who ruled from as early as 450 AD, has many such archeological wonders to set up that link.

Hampi, the former capital of the last great Hindu Kingdom, Vijayanagara Empire ruled southern India from 1336 to 1646. Spectacular setting of this city is dominated by river Tungabhadra, craggy hill ranges and open plains, with widespread physical remains. The Chalukya Empire ruled Aihole, Badamai and Pattadakal and marked the beginning of temple architecture in India. Affluent in crafts, history and natural beauty, these UNESCO Heritage sites lures artists, scholars and intellectuals for decades.

Join us in this enthralling journey and witness the astounding transient colors of ancient and scenic lost kingdoms.


Detail Itinerary

  • Hospet, here we come !

    Travel is a journey into one's inner self, gear up to excite your soul for an exciting historical journey with your new friends. We will board Hampi Express from Bangalore SBC in the evening. It is overnight journey from Bangalore to Hospet, but we won't let you get bored for a moment. We will have lot of fun activities, antakshari, etc. which will get you back to your old days in Indian Railway.


  • Grandeur of the Ancient Vijayanagar Kingdom

    Arrive in Hospet and be welcomed by the city's captivating charm. Elegant alluring boulders, enshrouding atmosphere with delicate harmonies adds life to the majestic ambience of this city.

    As the constant aura of the city greets you, we shall proceed towards the hotel for check-in. Relax and freshen up for some time. Post breakfast, proceed for a sightseeing tour of the ancient ruins of Vijayanagar dynasty. Hampi was the capital of Vijaynagara Empire who ruled southern India during 14th to 16th century AD. Stunning temples, palace basements, ancient market places, royal platforms and pavilions, aquatic structures, and several other monuments make Hampi one of the most interesting places to explore.

    The ruins of Hampi, today, is a vast open museum of history, architecture and religion. In the afternoon, stroll through the UNESCO-listed 16th century Vittala Temple well known for Stone Chariot and Musical pillars, artistic marvels that is renowned for its exquisite architecture. The Stone Chariot of the Vittala Temple complex is also known as the Kallina Ratha.



  • Captivating Temples of Pattadakal and Aihole

    Every morning starts a new page in our travel story, so as the sunbeams inaugurate a new morning, we will have our breakfast together. Post breakfast, we shall proceed for Badami Temple. Splendidly located in sandstone hills, lakes and peaceful farmlands, Badami is well known for its extraordinary cave temples which depicts Indian religious sects elaborately. Out of these cave temples two are dedicated to Vishnu, one to Siva and the fourth is a Jain temple. There is also a Buddhist temple inside a natural cave, carved out of the soft Badami sandstone dating to the late 6th to 7th centuries.

    After getting lost in the beauty of these ancient temples it's time to visit the incredible temples of Pattadakal and Aihole. Pattadakal is a World Heritage Site and was previously known as Raktapura or Red Town. This place reached its pinnacle of glory under the Chalukyas from the seventh to the ninth centuries functioning as a royal commemorative site. The group of about ten temples, surrounded by numerous minor shrines and plinths, represents the culmination of early Western Chalukyan architecture and biggest of which is dedicated to lord Virupakshesvara.

    After covering Pattadakal we shall have lunch and later head for Aihole. Once the capital of the early Chalukyan dynasty Aihole is a pictorial village on the banks of the Malaprabha River. Previously addressed as Ayyavole and Aryapura in the inscriptions, is historically renowned as the cradle of Hindu temple architecture. There are about 125 temples divided into 22 groups scattered all over the villages and nearby fields. Most of these temples were built between the 6th and 8th centuries

    In the late evening we will drive back to the hotel to enjoy delicious evening meal post which you can spend some time with your friends.


  • Grandeur of the Ancient Vijayanagar Kingdom

    Traditionally known as Pampakshetra of Kishkindha, Hampi was the seat of the mighty Vijayanagara Empire. Post breakfast we will visit Hazara Rama Temple, Dasara Dibba and Lotus Mahal, impressively carved architecture wonders built by the kings of the Vijayanagara Empire.

    In the afternoon, we shall proceed to Tungabhadra Dam, to witness the magnificent sunset and later proceed to railway station with good travel memories.





Tour Schedule

7 - 10 February, 2018
3 Days/2 Nights

Tour Cost

Per Person (On Twin Sharing)

Rs. 14,500

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What is included

What is excluded

  • Travel to and from Bangalore Railway Station. If required inform us to arrange pick up from home at additional cost.
  • Any transfers and sightseeing of personal nature and not with the group
  • Any joy Rides, boat Rides not included in Package and Tips.
  • Expense of personal nature like tipping, laundry, telephone / fax calls, beverages, upgradation of room, travel insurance, camera/video camera fee at monuments, medical expenses, airport departure tax etc.
  • Meals and drinks not part of the group menu and not included as per service inclusions.
  • Any expenses caused by reasons beyond our control such as road blocks, landslide, accidents & any emergency evacuations.

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    You can either click on 'Book Now' button on this page or call us (+91) 8095767595 or email us info@50plusvoyagers.com to request booking

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    Send us a copy of Identity, Address and Age proof. Adhaar/Driving License/ Voters ID/ Passport number is required. You must be carry same with you during tour.

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    Pay Rs. 5,000 as 'tour booking fee' by on-line transfer or cheque to the current bank account of 50+ Voyagers Travel and Adventure Club Pvt. Ltd.

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    Pay balance amount 15 days before tour departure date.

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    If you want us to make train booking in a different class, appx amount of same to be paid at time of booking. Remaining to be adjusted with balance payment.

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    Please note, train ticket is subject to availability, so request advance purchase.



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