Package Name: Hampi - Badami - Chitradurga - Belur - Halebid - Shravanabelagola Tour Package
Duration: 05 Nights / 06 Days
Sightseeing covered: Group of Monuments at Hampi, Tungabhadra Dam, Chalukyan style of architecture at Kudalasangama, Aihole, Pattadakal, Mahakuta and Badami. Chitradurga Fort, Breathtaking Hoysala architecture at Belur and Halebid. Jain Monument at Shravanabelagola.
Transportation: Exclusive A/c or Non A/c Car (as per your choice)
Day 01 : Bangalore - Hospet
Our representative will pick up you from Bangalore and drive to Hampi
, most visited tourist place located on the banks of river Tungabhadra in Bellary district. Hampi was once the capital of Vijayanagar Kingdom and one of the richest and largest cities in the world during its prime, now the ruins. Hampi is known for its gorgeous architecture, preserved temples and monuments, palaces and market streets. On arrival at Hospet
, check in to the hotel. If time permits, visit Tungabhadra dam
or at leisure. Overnight stay in the hotel or resort.
Day 02 : Hospet - Hampi - Hospet
After Breakfast, drive to Hampi
for Sightseeing (Virupaksha Temple, Kadale Kalu Ganesha, Sasive Kalu Ganesha, Krishna Temple, Lakshmi Narasimha, Badavi Linga, Sister Stones, Underground Temple, Mint House, Lotus Mahal, Elephant Stables, Hazara Rama Temple, Palace Area, Mahanavami Dibba, Queen's Bath)
. After Lunch visit Vijaya Vittala Temple (Stone Chariot), King's Balance, Purandara Mantapa, Old Pillar Bridge
and evening return to the hotel and overnight stay in the hotel.
Day 03 : Hospet - Kudalasangama - Aihole - Pattadakal - Mahakuta - Badami
Morning after breakfast, check out the hotel drive to Kudalasangama
, the Aikya Mantapa or the sacred Samādhi of Basavanna, the founder of the Lingayath faith along with Shiva Linga
, which is believed to be self-born (Swayambhu), is here. Then proceed to visit Aihole
, a popular tourist destination well-known for Chalukyan architecture, with about 125 stone temples dating from 5th century CE. Then visit Pattadakal
, a world heritage site, well known for Chalukya monuments. Then visit Banashankari
(Banashankari Temple), Mahakuta
(Mahakuteshwara Temple) and finally drive to Badami
. Badami was formerly known as Vatapi, was the regal capital of the Badami Chalukyas from 540 to 757 AD. On arrival at Badami, visit famous rock cut structural temples. Evening, check-in to the hotel and overnight stay at the temple.
Day 04 : Badami - Chitradurga
After breakfast, check out the hotel and drive to Chitradurga
. On arrival at Chitradurga, check in to the hotel and afternoon visit historical Chitradurga Fort
. The Fort was built in stages between the 10th and 18th centuries by the dynastic rulers of the region. The Chitradurga fort is built in a series of seven concentric fortification walls with various passages, a citadel, mosque, warehouses for grains and oil, water reservoirs and ancient temples. Evening, return to the hotel and overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 05 : Chitradurga - Halebid - Belur - Hassan
Morning after breakfast, check out the hotel and drive to Halebid
, a regal capital of Hoysala empire during 12th - 13th century. Halebid was earlier called as Dwarasamudra and later got its name as Halebid (the old city) because it was plundered two times during the invasion of Malik Kafur. The Hoysaleswara temple was built during this time by Ketamala (around 1121 AD) and attributed to King Vishnuvardhana, the Hoysala ruler. It is believed to have been completed around 1160 AD by Kedaroja, the chief architect of Vishnuvardhana's son and Successor Narasimha I (1142 - 1173). Visit the beautiful temple complex which comprises the Hoysaleswara and Kedareswara temples and two Jain basadi.
Then drive to Belur
, the earlier capital of Hoysala empire. It is just 16 Km away from Halebid Temple. The main attraction in Belur is the Chennakeshava temple complex which contains the Chennakesava Temple as the center piece, surrounded by the Kappe Chennigraya temple built by Shantaladevi, queen of king Vishnuvardhana. Visit the temple at Belur, one of the finest examples of Hoysala architecture
. It was built by king Vishnuvardhana in commemoration of his victory over the Cholas at Talakad in 1117 CE. Legend has it that it took 103 years to complete and Vishnuvardhana's grandson Veera Ballala II completed the task. The facade of the temple is filled with intricate sculptures and friezes with no portion left blank. Inside the temple are a number of ornate pillars. Darpana Sundari
(Lady with the mirror) carved on walls of Belur Temple is one of major attractions in the complex. Evening, check-in to the hotel at Hassan
and overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 06 : Hassan - Shravanabelagola - Bangalore
Morning after breakfast, check out the hotel at Hassan and drive to Shravanabelagola
, nestled by the Vindhyagiri and Chandragiri hills, protected by the monolith Bhagawan Bahubali and home of 2300 years of Jain heritage. On arrival, visit the major attraction of Shravanabelagola is the magnificent 57 feet tall monolithic statue of Gommateshwara Bahubali
located on Vindhyagiri hill. It is considered to be the world's largest monolithic stone statue. The base of the statue has an inscriptions in Prakrutha i.e. devnagari script, dating from 981 AD. The inscription praises the king who funded the effort and his general, Chavundaraya, who erected the statue for his mother. Then drive to Bangalore. On arrival at Bangalore, you will be transferred to the Airport or Railway station or Hotel. Trip ends with the delightful memories of Hampi – Bijapur – Badami - Chitradurga – Belur – Halebid –Shravanabelagola