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Heritage Trails and Jungle Safari in Karnataka

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Duration

5 Nights / 6 Days

Tour Type

Daily Tour

Group Size

8 people

Languages

English

Overview

Explore the rich heritage and pristine wilderness of Karnataka on this captivating journey. Wander through ancient temple complexes in Hampi, Bijapur, and Badami, where history comes alive. Then, embark on thrilling jungle safaris in the Anshi National Park, nestled in the Western Ghats, to witness diverse wildlife in their natural habitat. This tour seamlessly blends cultural treasures with exhilarating wildlife encounters, making it an unforgettable Karnataka adventure.

Highlights

  • Explore the rich heritage of Gadag and Lakkundi, with visits to Trikuteshwara Temple and ancient Chalukyan temples.
  • Immerse yourself in the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Hampi, exploring its stunning ruins, temples, and historical treasures.
  • Discover the architectural wonders of Bijapur, including Gol Gumbaz and the imposing Bijapur Fort.
  • Visit the historical sites of Aihole and Pattadakal, renowned for their Chalukyan and Jain temples.
  • Experience the natural beauty of Anshi National Park with thrilling jeep safaris and optional white-water rafting adventures on the Kali River.

Bulk discount (by Percent)

Bulk discount adult
# Discount group From adult To adult Value
1 Discount on 2-person group 2 2 44.0%
2 Discount on 3-person group 3 3 41.8%
3 Discount on 4-person group 4 4 53.0%
4 Discount on 5-person group 5 5 49.9%
5 Discount on 6-person group 6 6 56.0%
7 Discount on 7-person group 7 7 53.3%
8 Discount on 8-person group 8 8 58.6%

Itinerary

Day 1: Hubli - Hampi (180kms)

Your journey begins with a pick-up from Hubli Airport. From there, you'll embark on a scenic drive to the historic city of Hampi. En route, explore the ancient temples in Gadag, including the remarkable Trikuteshwara Temple. Continue your cultural immersion by visiting the exquisite temples of Mallikarjuna, Virabhadra, Manikeshwara, Nanneshwara, Lakshminarayana, Someshwara, and Nilakanteshwara in Lakkundi. Afterward, proceed to Hampi and check in at your hotel. Enjoy an overnight stay, anticipating the adventure that awaits.

Day 2: Hampi

Wake up in the heart of history, as you explore the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Hampi. This incredible city is adorned with the mesmerizing ruins of temple complexes dating back to the Vijayanagara Empire. Your tour will take you to the Hazara Rama Temple, the regal Kings Balance, the monumental Mahanavami Dibba, the awe-inspiring Royal Enclosures, the remarkable Statue of Ugra Narasimha Temple, and the spiritual grandeur of Virupaksha Temple. Visit the iconic Vithala Temple Complex, known for its exceptional architecture, and marvel at the elegant Lotus Mahal. End your day with a visit to the ASI Museum, where history comes to life. Return to your hotel in Hampi for a comfortable overnight stay.

Day 3: Hampi - Bijapur (220kms)

After a wholesome breakfast, set out on a picturesque drive to Bijapur. This city is a treasure trove of historical wonders, with monuments built during the rule of the Adil Shahi dynasty. Explore the majestic Bijapur Fort, home to a plethora of remarkable structures. Some highlights of your visit will include the Asar Mahal, Bara Kaman, Gol Gumbaz with its iconic whispering gallery, the regal Jama Masjid, the colossal Malik-e-Maidan Cannon, the exquisite Mehtar Mahal, and the serene Ibrahim Rouza. After a day filled with history and architecture, check in at your Bijapur hotel for a well-deserved overnight stay.

Day 4: Bijapur - Badami (120kms)

Enjoy a delicious breakfast at your hotel in Bijapur before driving to Badami. Upon arrival, check in at your hotel and refresh yourself. Later in the day, embark on an excursion to the nearby town of Aihole. This historical site is home to over 125 beautiful Chalukyan temples and monuments, showcasing architectural marvels from the 6th to 12th century. Continue your exploration with a visit to Pattadakal, renowned for its treasure trove of Hindu and Jain temples complex, dating back to the 7th and 8th centuries CE. Return to Badami and immerse yourself in the beauty of its cave temples, visit the historic Badami Fort, and take in the serenity of Agastya Lake. Retreat to your hotel in Badami for a restful overnight stay.

Day 5: Badami - Anshi National Park (225kms)

Start your day with a hearty breakfast at your Badami hotel, and then drive to Anshi National Park, also known as Kali Tiger Reserve. Upon arrival, check in at your resort amidst the pristine Western Ghats. Later, prepare for an exciting jeep safari in the park, surrounded by lush forests and the scenic Kali River. Discover the rich biodiversity of the park, with its diverse wildlife, endemic birds, herbs, shrubs, and reptiles. Savor a delicious lunch and dinner at your resort, and settle in for a peaceful night's sleep amidst nature's beauty.

Day 6: Anshi National Park - Hubli Airport (130kms)

Start your day with an early morning jeep safari in Anshi National Park, giving you another chance to encounter the park's incredible wildlife. For those seeking adventure, there's the optional opportunity to indulge in white-water rafting, with rapids up to grade 3, on the exhilarating Kali River. After an adrenaline-packed morning, return to your resort for some relaxation. Later, as per your flight schedule, you'll be transferred to Hubli Airport to board your onward flight, concluding your memorable journey through Karnataka's heritage and natural wonders.

Included/Excluded

  • Assistance on arrival at airport.
  • 5 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.
  • 1-Time shared Gypsy safari in Anshi National Park with forest department naturalist.
  • 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

What is the standard of the hotels on this tour?

Mixed 4 and 5-Star Hotels Used or Similar
Hampi - Hyatt Place/ Hampi Boulders
Bijapur - Regenta Resort Belagavi/ Fairfield by Marriott Belagavi
Badami - Badami Court/ Krishna Heritage
Dandeli/ Anshi NP - Magenta Resort/ Mysa - Dandeli Lodge

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