Day 1: Goa - Badami (250kms)
Pick up from your hotel in Goa and drive Badami check in at hotel.
Badami located in a valley of rugged red sandstone, surrounding the Agastya Lake is an archaeological delight owing to its beautifully crafted sandstone cave temples, fortresses and carvings. Badami is part of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites that constitute Aihole-Badami-Pattadakal and is the finest example of traditional temple architecture in India. Once the royal capital of the Chalukyas, Badami is home to a number of Dravidian architecture which have instances of both South and North Indian styles of architecture. Rock climbing is a popular activity here for people looking for some adventure too. O/n at hotel.
Day 2: Badami - Goa (250kms)
Breakfast at hotel. Excursion to visit Aihole a historical site & home to over 125 beautiful Chalukyan temples and monuments surrounded by marvelous sandstone hills and villages on the banks of the Malaprabha River. It was formerly the capital of the Chalukya Dynasty with over 100 Hindu and Jain temples dating back to around 6th to 12th century. A 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 that got the UNESCO World Heritage title and it is the best representation of Chalukyan Architecture. Dedicated to Lord Shiva, the Hindu temples at Pattadakal are an effortless blend of North and South Indian architecture. Built-in the 9th century by the Rashtrakuta Dynasty, the Jain Temple is the newest addition of this region. Built by Queen Lokamahadevi, wife of Vikramaditya II, Virupaksha Temple is one of the finest examples of South Indian architecture. The various temples that one must visit are Jain temple, Papanatha temple, Galaganath temple, and Sangameshwara temple.
After sightseeing drive back to Goa and drop off to your hotel or airport in Goa.