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Hampi’s Ancient Wonders: Goa to Karnataka Expedition

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Duration

2 Nights / 3 Days

Tour Type

Daily Tour

Group Size

8 people

Languages

English

Overview

Embark on the ‘Hampi’s Ancient Wonders: Goa to Karnataka Expedition’ and journey from the sunny beaches of Goa to the mesmerizing ruins of Hampi. Explore the architectural marvels of Karnataka as you visit the Trikuteshwara Temple in Gadag and the sacred sites of Lakkundi. In Hampi, a UNESCO World Heritage site, immerse yourself in the rich history, marveling at Hazara Rama Temple, Kings Balance, Vithala Temple, and more. This adventure blends history, spirituality, and natural beauty, offering a captivating exploration of Karnataka’s ancient treasures.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Explore the unique Trikuteshwara Temple in Gadag, home to three lingas on a single stone and a shrine dedicated to Saraswathi.
  • Discover the hidden gems of Lakkundi, a town filled with ruined temples like Mallikarjuna, Virabhadra, and Manikeshwara, each with its unique charm.
  • Immerse yourself in the UNESCO World Heritage site of Hampi, visiting the Hazara Rama Temple, Kings Balance, Mahanavami Dibba, and more.
  • Witness the grandeur of the Royal Enclosures and the colossal Statue of Ugra Narasimha Temple in Hampi.
  • Conclude your journey with a scenic drive back to Goa, where you can relax and reflect on the historical and architectural wonders you've explored.

Bulk discount (by percent)

Bulk diccount adult
# Discount group From adult To adult Value
1 Discount on 2-person group 2 2 45%
2 Discount on 3-person group 3 3 41%
3 Discount on 4-person group 4 4 51%
4 Discount on 5-person group 5 5 47%
5 Discount on 6-person group 6 6 54%
6 Discount on 7-person group 7 7 51%
7 Discount on 8-person group 8 8 57%

Itinerary

Day 1: Goa - Gadag - Lakkundi - Hampi (340kms)
Your expedition begins with a pickup from your hotel in the picturesque state of Goa. From there, you'll embark on a captivating journey to Hampi, a land of ancient wonders. Along the way, you'll make enriching stops:

Gadag: Your first stop is the Trikuteshwara Temple in Gadag, a divine tribute to Lord Shiva. This sacred temple is renowned for its uniqueness, featuring three lingas mounted on a single stone. Delve deeper into its spiritual ambiance as you explore the shrine dedicated to Saraswathi, adorned with intricately carved columns.

Lakkundi: The journey continues to Lakkundi, a hidden gem replete with the echoes of a bygone era. Lakkundi is a treasure trove of ruined temples, each telling its own story. Explore the mystical Mallikarjuna, the divine Virabhadra, the sacred Manikeshwara, and the ancient Nanneshwara. Marvel at the intricacies of Lakshminarayana, Someshwara, Nilakanteshwara, and many more. Lakkundi's temples stand as silent witnesses to a glorious past.

After your enlightening exploration, the road leads you to Hampi. Upon arrival, check in at your hotel and unwind in the serenity of this ancient town. Overnight stay in Hampi.
Day 2: Hampi
Wake up to a delicious breakfast at your hotel and prepare for an immersive exploration of Hampi's UNESCO World Heritage site. The day's highlights include:

Hazara Rama Temple: Begin your day by visiting the Hazara Rama Temple, a sacred site adorned with intricate bas-reliefs narrating the epic story of Lord Rama.

Kings Balance: Witness the historical Kings Balance, a colossal stone scale used to weigh kings against precious materials, symbolizing equitable distribution among the people.

Mahanavami Dibba: Explore the grandeur of the Mahanavami Dibba, a towering structure that served as the royal seat during the Vijayanagara Empire's grand celebrations.

Royal Enclosures: Visit the Royal Enclosures, a complex of palace-like structures that once hosted royalty.

Statue of Ugra Narasimha Temple: Marvel at the colossal statue of Ugra Narasimha, a monolithic sculpture depicting Lord Narasimha in a fierce form.

Virupaksha Temple: Discover the intricate architecture of the Virupaksha Temple, dedicated to Lord Shiva.

Vithala and Lotus Mahal: Explore the Vithala Temple Complex and the charming Lotus Mahal, renowned for their architectural brilliance.

Don't miss the opportunity to visit the ASI Museum, where history comes alive through a collection of artifacts. After an enriching day, return to your hotel in Hampi for a restful overnight stay.
Day 3: Hampi - Goa (340kms)
Enjoy a hearty breakfast at your hotel in Hampi, and then embark on a scenic drive back to the idyllic shores of Goa. Upon arrival, you will be dropped off at your hotel or the Goa airport, marking the end of your unforgettable journey through ancient ruins and cultural treasures.

Included/Excluded

  • Assistance on arrival at airport.
  • 2 Nights' accommodation in 5-star hotels.
  • Daily breakfast and meal as per day plan.
  • Private air-conditioned deluxe car for airport transfer, sightseeing and excursion as per program.
  • English speaking tour guide on sightseeing days (local guide in each city), as per program.
  • Monument entrances and activities charges mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Bottled drinking water in car.
  • Government taxes.
  • Any flight tickets.
  • Camera charges at monuments.
  • Expenses of personal nature like liquor, laundry, tips, telephone, fax, internet etc.
  • Gratuities & optional activities.
  • Anything not mentioned in inclusions.

Tour's Location

FAQs

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5 Star below mentioned hotels or similar
Hampi - Hyatt Place/ Hampi Boulders

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