Temples in Hampi | India
FROM: AUD $1,945 pp

PRIVATE TOUR: From tropical Goa, journey to the southern state of Karnataka to discover the incredible ruins of medieval Hampi, the rock cut caves of Badami and the beautiful temples of Pattakal (World Heritage Site) and Aihole.

Inclusions
Itinerary
Prices & Dates

Trip Highlights

Hampi - Ruins of the medieval city of Vijayanagar
Aihole Temples - Ancient cultural ruins
Pattadakal Temples - A World Heritage Site
Badami - Cave temples, sandstone cliffs and lakes

Included

Breakfast daily, 1 lunches and 2 dinners
Touring - Hampi, Badami, Pattakal and Aihole
Services of English-speaking Indian specialist guides for all included sight-seeing
3 nights STANDARD hotel. SUPERIOR and DELUXE hotel options are also available upon request. Accommodation rating – See Trip Notes for details
Entrance fees for all included sightseeing
All relevant transfer and transportation in private modern Chauffeur driven air-conditioned vehicles

Not Included

International flights and visa
Tipping - An entirely personal gesture

Itinerary

Day 1

Goa to Hampi

Goa - Hampi. This morning we drive from Goa to Hampi (approximately 350kms). Upon arrival, check into your hotel and spend the remainder of the day at leisure.
Overnight: Hampi  |  Dinner

Day 2

Hampi's UNESCO-listed sites

Hampi is nestled within the ruins of medieval city of Vijayanagar in the state of Karnataka, on the banks of the Tungabhadra river. Set in a surreal and beautiful boulder-strewn landscape, Vijayanagara (the City of Victory) is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and although the city was destroyed by marauding Moghul invaders in the 16th century, much of it remains today.

Enjoy a full day sightseeing tour of the ancient ruins that are spread over a 26 sq km area, many of which lie in and around Hampi Bazaar and the nearby riverside area, which also encompasses the city’s most sacred enclave of temples and ghats. East of Hampi Bazaar is the UNESCO-listed 16th century Vittala Temple, the undisputed highlight of the ruins.
Overnight: Hampi  |  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 3

Pattadakal - World Heritage Site

Hampi - Badami. This morning depart Hampi and drive to Badami (approx 130 kms), stopping en route to visit the incredible temples of Pattakal and Aihole. Pattadakal - a World Heritage Site, has 10 major temples representing early Chalukaya architecture, the biggest of which is dedicated to lord Virupakshesvara. Whilst Aihole, which is known as the "Cradle of Indian Architecture", has over a hundred temples scattered around the village.

Upon arrival in Badami, check into your hotel and freshen up before an afternoon of sightseeing. Set in beautiful countryside amongst sandstone hills, lakes and peaceful farmlands, Badami is magnificently situated in a canyon, and scattered amongst the surroundings hills are temples, fortifications and carvings. Badami is best known for its remarkable cave temples. They display the full range of Indian religious sects. Two of them are dedicated to Vishnu, one to Siva and the fourth is a Jain temple. There is also a Buddhist temple in a natural cave.
Overnight: Badami  |  Breakfast

Day 4

Badami to Goa

Badami - Goa. After breakfast, check out of your hotel and make the scenic journey over the Western Ghats back to Goa (approx 350 kms). Drop off at either your Goa hotel or the airport.

If you'd like to extend your stay, we offer a variety of hotels, short stays and add-ons for you to choose from. Please read our best places to visit or best things to see each month for suggested places to visit on your holiday. If you can’t find what you’re looking for, please let us know so we can accommodate your request.

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Prices & Dates

Prices shown are per person, based on a travelling party of at least 2 adults and when there are 2 persons sharing a room. The 'Single supplement' is compulsory if your booking party cannot reach the minimum of 2 persons in a room and this amount needs to be added to the per person price. The single supplement offers the comfort of your own room and is also available to any other person wanting their own room.

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Price /
Person
Single
Supp.
Hampi - 4 days
AUD $1945
AUD $480

In Brief

Range
Trip Type
Starts
Goa
Ends
Goa
Departs
Any day of the year
Hotel Rating
Our rating: Standard
Tour Guide
Yes - for all included sightseeing
Meals
Breakfast: 3, Lunch: 1, Dinner: 2
Visiting
Hampi, Badami, Goa
Countries
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