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Badami, Aihole and Pattadkal 2 Days Tour from Hampi

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Trip Overview

Famous for its rock-cut caves, Badami is renowned for its architecture, caves, temples, and the beautiful Agastya Lake, which is a must-visit. This 2-day tour will cover all the places nearby Hampi to explore


Highlights

  • Climb to the top of Meguti Hill at Aihole
  • Visit Ravanphadi Caves in Aihole
  • UNESCO World Heritage Temples at Pattadakal
  • Enjoy traditional North Karnataka cuisine
  • See the cave temples of Badami made of sandstone
  • Visit Bhoothanatha Temple and Agastya Lake

 

Detailed Overview

On this tour, feel the rich heritage and legends of the iconic Chalukya Empire come alive. You will be taken to evocative destinations that include Pattadakal, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It rests on the left bank of the Malaprabha River. This historic place was once the capital of the Chalukya dynasty. Between the 7th and 9th centuries, there were many places of worship that were constructed here. You will also be visiting Aihole, which houses a temple compound displaying stunning Chalukyan architecture. There are several temples here that date back to the 5th century CE. Then you will get to witness the charms of Badami temples. A trove for historians, it was the regal capital of the Badami Chalukyas from 540 to 757 AD and displays stunning stone architecture

 

Itinerary

Day 1: Hampi to Badami Tour

  • Departure from Hampi: Start early in the morning from Hampi to make the most of your time. Badami, the first destination on your tour, is approximately 150 kilometers away, and the journey takes around 3 to 3.5 hours by road.

  • Arrival at Badami: Upon reaching Badami, check into your accommodation and freshen up before starting your exploration.

  • Badami Caves: Visit the Badami Caves, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and a complex of rock-cut caves. There are four main caves, each dedicated to a different deity and adorned with intricate carvings and sculptures. These caves offer a glimpse into the ancient Chalukya architecture and are a must-visit attraction in Badami.

  • Badami Fort: Explore the Badami Fort, situated atop a hill overlooking the town. The fort showcases a blend of Dravidian and Islamic architectural styles and offers panoramic views of the surrounding landscape.

  • Overnight stay in Badami: Spend the night in Badami, where you can find various accommodation options to suit your preferences and budget.

Day 2: Badami to Aihole, Pattadakal and Back to Hampi

  • After breakfast, head to Aihole, located approximately 35 kilometers from Badami. Aihole is considered the cradle of Hindu temple architecture and is home to numerous ancient temples.

  • Aihole Temples: Explore the temples of Aihole, such as the Durga Temple, Lad Khan Temple, Ravana Phadi Cave Temple, and the iconic Meguti Jain Temple. These temples exhibit a variety of architectural styles, including Dravidian, Nagara, and Vesara.

  • Pattadakal: From Aihole, proceed to Pattadakal, situated around 15 kilometers away. Pattadakal is another UNESCO World Heritage Site and is renowned for its group of temples constructed during the Chalukya dynasty.

  • Pattadakal Temples: Visit the temples of Pattadakal, which showcase a blend of North Indian and South Indian architectural styles. The Virupaksha Temple, Mallikarjuna Temple, and Papanatha Temple are among the notable structures worth exploring.

  • Return to Hampi: After a day of temple hopping, return to Hampi, which is approximately 140 kilometers away and takes around 3 to 3.5 hours by road.

Please note that this is not a guided tour.
Guests may use their own tour plan; the places mentioned are only suggestions.
Remember to plan your trip according to your preferences and interests.

Basic Details

Start Point
Hampi
Finish Point
Hampi
Start time
6:00 am 7:00 am 8:00 am 9:00 am
Category
Tours & SightseeingFamily-friendlyMulti-day Tours
Trip Code
O337A2056

Inclusions

  • Pick-up and drop
  • Moving around in a comfortable air-conditioned vehicle.
  • An experienced driver showing you Badami, Pattadkal and Aihole.
  • Cab , driver & fuel charges as per itinerary for 2 days

Exclusions

  • Monument entry tickets for foreign nationals.
  • Monument entry tickets for Indian citizens.
  • Camera charges.
  • Any meals.
  • Anything else not specified in inclusions.
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Important Information

The guests are requested to carry the following during the tour:

  • Sun hat/umbrellas.
  • Sunglasses/ sunscreens.
  • Water bottle.
  • Photo ID.

Cancellation Policy

  • Full refund if cancelled before* 3 days
  • No refund after that

*Advance payment is non-refundable

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  • Hampi hotel/Hospet bus stand.
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