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Temple Trails of Karnataka: Lakkundi & Gadag

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Duration

3 Nights / 4 Days

Tour Type

Daily Tour

Group Size

10 people

Languages

English

Overview

Explore the Temple Trails of Karnataka in Lakkundi and Gadag, a journey through the rich cultural heritage of South India. Witness the architectural marvels of ancient Chalukyan and Hoysala temples, adorned with intricate carvings and historical significance. Visit the captivating step wells, sacred shrines, and Jain basadis that reveal India’s spiritual diversity. Immerse yourself in the enchanting world of Karnataka’s temple towns, where every stone tells a story of devotion and artistry.

Highlights

  • Discover the exquisite Badami Cave Temples and fort, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Explore Aihole's Chalukyan temples, including the stunning Durga Temple.
  • Visit the ancient temple complex of Pattadakal, featuring remarkable Hindu and Jain shrines.
  • Unearth the UNESCO-listed ruins of Hampi, including the iconic Vithala Temple.
  • Journey through Lakkundi and Gadag, exploring historical Hindu and Jain temples, step wells, and more.

Bulk discount (by Percent)

Bulk discount adult
# Discount group From adult To adult Value
1 Discount on 2-person group 2 2 43.2%
2 Discount on 3-person group 3 3 41.7%
3 Discount on 4-person group 4 4 51.2%
4 Discount on 5-person group 5 5 48.7%
5 Discount on 6-person group 6 6 55.2%
6 Discount on 7-person group 7 7 52.8%
7 Discount on 8-person group 8 8 58.2%

Itinerary

Day 1: Hubli - Badami (105kms)

Upon your arrival at Hubli airport, your friendly driver will be there to greet you. You will then proceed to Badami, where you will check in at your comfortable hotel. The day's exploration will take you to the mesmerizing Cave Temples, which offer a glimpse into ancient Indian architecture and religious practices. Your journey continues with a visit to Badami Fort, a historic marvel that stands proudly against the skyline. Shivalaya complexes will also be on your itinerary, allowing you to immerse yourself in the rich cultural heritage of the region. To end the day, take in the serene beauty of Agastya Lake, which offers a tranquil setting for relaxation. You will spend the night at your hotel in Badami, anticipating the adventures that lie ahead.

Day 2: Badami - Hampi (145kms)

After a delicious breakfast, your day will begin with a visit to Aihole, a place renowned for its exquisite Chalukyan temples. The Durga Temple and Ravanaphadi Cave Temples will captivate you with their intricate carvings and spiritual significance. Your journey will then lead you to Pattadakal, another treasure trove of Hindu and Jain temples, with the awe-inspiring Virupaksha Temple being a highlight. As you return to Hampi, you'll feel a sense of wonder at the rich heritage you've encountered. Spend the night in Hampi, brimming with anticipation for more historical revelations.

Day 3: Hampi

After a hearty breakfast, your day in Hampi will be dedicated to exploring its UNESCO World Heritage-listed sites. Start with the Hazara Rama Temple, a masterpiece that narrates stories of Lord Rama through its intricate carvings. As you journey through the Royal Enclosures, you'll feel transported back in time to the opulent lives of ancient royals. The Vithala Temple Complex will enchant you with its awe-inspiring stone chariot and musical pillars. Throughout the day, you'll encounter countless other architectural marvels and historic remnants. As the sun sets over Hampi, you'll return to your hotel for a well-deserved rest, enriched by the day's discoveries.

Day 4: Hampi - Hubli (190kms)

Following breakfast, you will embark on a scenic drive back to Hubli. Enroute, you'll have the opportunity to explore Lakkundi, a place famous for its ancient temples and step wells, showcasing India's architectural heritage. Gadag will also be on your route, offering historical Hindu and Jain temples that reflect the diversity of Indian spirituality. Finally, you will be dropped off at Hubli airport, where you can catch your onward flight. As you bid farewell to this captivating journey through Karnataka's heritage, you'll carry with you cherished memories of Badami, Hampi, and the remarkable history of the region.

Included/Excluded

  • Assistance on arrival at airport.
  • 13 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.
  • Hyderabad - Bangalore flight fare approx. ₹5000 per person in economy class.
  • 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?

5-Star Hotels Used or Similar Badami - Badami Court/ Krishna Heritage Hampi - Hyatt Place/ Hampi Boulders

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