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Heritage Hues of Karnataka: Hampi, Badami & Beyond



3 Nights / 4 Days

Tour Type

Daily Tour

Group Size

8 people




Embark on the ‘Heritage Hues of Karnataka: Hampi, Badami & Beyond’ tour, a captivating journey through the historical tapestry of Karnataka’s architectural treasures. Explore the mesmerizing ruins of Hampi, a UNESCO World Heritage site, and delve into the rich history of Badami’s cave temples. Discover the ancient temples, intricate sculptures, and vibrant heritage of Aihole and Pattadakal. This expedition promises a deep dive into the heritage of Karnataka, showcasing the grandeur of its past and the beauty of its present.


  • Discover the rich history and architecture of Gadag with a visit to the Trikuteshwara temple and intricate Saraswathi shrine.
  • Explore the historic town of Lakkundi, known for its ruined temples, including Mallikarjuna, Virabhadra, and Manikeshwara temples.
  • Immerse yourself in the UNESCO World Heritage site of Hampi, where you'll explore the Hazara Rama Temple, Kings Balance, Mahanavami Dibba, and more.
  • Visit Aihole, a historical site with over 125 Chalukyan temples and monuments, and Pattadakal, a UNESCO World Heritage Site with Hindu and Jain temples.
  • Conclude your journey by returning to Goa, where you can relax and reflect on the architectural and historical treasures 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 42%
2 Discount on 3-person group 3 3 39%
3 Discount on 4-person group 4 4 48%
4 Discount on 5-person group 5 5 45%
5 Discount on 6-person group 6 6 51%
6 Discount on 7-person group 7 7 48%
7 Discount on 8-person group 8 8 54%


Day 1: Goa - Gadag - Lakkundi - Hampi (340kms)
Your journey begins with a pick-up from your hotel in Goa, followed by a scenic drive to Hampi. Enroute, you'll make two fascinating stops:

Gadag: Visit the Trikuteshwara temple, dedicated to Lord Shiva, adorned with three lingas mounted on a single stone. Within this temple, you'll also find a shrine dedicated to Saraswathi, featuring intricately carved columns.

Lakkundi: Explore the historic town of Lakkundi, renowned for its collection of ruined temples. Marvel at the architecture and intricate carvings as you discover temples like Mallikarjuna, Virabhadra, Manikeshwara, Nanneshwara, Lakshminarayana, Someshwara, Nilakanteshwara, and more.

Continue your scenic drive to Hampi and check in at your hotel. Overnight stay in Hampi.
Day 2: Hampi
After a hearty breakfast at your hotel, embark on a city tour of Hampi, a UNESCO World Heritage site known for its mesmerizing ruined temple complexes from the Vijayanagara Empire, located along the banks of the River Tungabhadra. Your day's highlights include:

Hazara Rama Temple: Discover the Hazara Rama Temple, adorned with intricate bas-reliefs depicting the story of Lord Rama.

Kings Balance: Witness the historical Kings Balance, a large stone scale that was once used to weigh kings against precious materials, which were then distributed to the poor.

Mahanavami Dibba: Explore the grand 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 housed the royalty.

Statue of Ugra Narasimha Temple: Admire the impressive statue of Ugra Narasimha, a gigantic monolithic sculpture of Lord Narasimha.

Virupaksha Temple: Explore the Virupaksha Temple, a beautifully adorned temple dedicated to Lord Shiva.

Vithala and Lotus Mahal: Discover the intricate architecture of the Vithala Temple Complex and the charming Lotus Mahal.

Don't forget to visit the ASI Museum to delve deeper into Hampi's rich history. After a day filled with exploration, return to your hotel in Hampi for an overnight stay.
Day 3: Hampi - Badami (140kms)
Enjoy breakfast at your hotel in Hampi before departing for Badami. Upon arrival in Badami, you'll embark on an excursion to explore two historically significant sites:

Aihole: Aihole is a historical site housing over 125 stunning Chalukyan temples and monuments dating from the 6th to the 12th century. Among the notable monuments are the Durga Temple, Lad Khan Temple, Ravanaphadi Cave Temples, Huchimalli Temple, Meganagudi group, Gowda Temple, and Huchappayyagudi Temple, among others.

Pattadakal: Known for its treasure trove of Hindu and Jain temples, Pattadakal is a complex built during the 7th and 8th centuries CE. Visit significant temples such as the Virupaksha Temple, Jain temple, Papanatha temple, Galaganath temple, and Sangameshwara temple.

After your exploration, return to Badami, where you'll visit the famous cave temples, Badami Fort, and Agastya Lake. Spend the night at your hotel in Badami.
Day 4: Badami - Goa (250kms)
Enjoy a delicious breakfast at your hotel in Badami, and then embark on a picturesque drive back to Goa. Upon arrival, you will be dropped off at your hotel or the Goa airport, marking the end of your captivating journey through historical and architectural wonders.


  • Assistance on arrival at airport.
  • 3 Night's accommodation in 5-star hotels.
  • Daily breakfast and meal as per day plane.
  • 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.
  • Monuments 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


What is the standard of the hotels on this tour?
Mixed 4 and 5 Star below mentioned hotels or similar
Hampi - Hyatt Place/ Hampi Boulders
Badami - Badami Court/ Krishna Heritage


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