Package Name: Hampi - Badami - Lakkundi - Gadag Tour Package
Duration: 04 Nights / 05 Days
Sightseeing covered: Chitradurga Fort, Group of Monuments at Hampi, Tungabhadra Dam, Kudalasangama, Aihole, Pattadakal, Banashankari, Mahakuta, Badami, Itagi, Lakkundi, Gadag and Dambal
Transportation: Exclusive A/c or Non A/c Car (as per your choice)
Day 01 : Bangalore - Chitradurga - Hospet
Our representative will pick up you from Bangalore and drive to Chitradurga
, one of the important historical places of Karnataka well-known for the beautiful and amazing Fort. The Chitradurga fort
was built in stages between the 10th and 18th centuries and it 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. After lunch, drive to Hampi
, an ancient metropolis and a popular spot flocked to by history buffs.
This fascinating place was the former capital of the Vijayanagra Kingdom, and is therefore steeped in culture. Hampi is known for its gorgeous architecture, preserved temples and monuments, palaces and market streets. On arrival at Hampi, check in to the hotel or resort and overnight stay at 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 : Bijapur - Kudalasangama - Aihole - Pattadakal - Mahakuta - Badami
Morning after breakfast, check out the hotel drive to Kudalasangama
, the Aikya Mantapa or the holy 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 spot known for Chalukyan architecture, with about 125 stone temples dating from 5th century CE. Then visit Pattadakal
, a UNESCO 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 - Itagi - Lakkundi - Gadag
Morning after breakfast, check out the hotel and drive to Itagi
, 79 KM from Badami. Itagi is well-known place for Mahadeva Temple
. The Mahadeva Temple built in 1112 AD by Mahadeva, a commander in the army of the Western Chalukya King Vikramaditya VI. The well-executed sculptures, finely crafted carvings on walls, pillars and the tower make it a good example of complete Western Chalukyan art. An inscription dated 1112 AD in the temple calls it Emperor among Temples
(Devalaya Chakravarti). The temple is protected as a national monument by the Archaeological Survey of India.
Then drive to Lakkundi
(43 Km), a place of antiquarian interest with as many temples, 101 stepped wells (also called as Kalyani) and 29 inscriptions, spread over the period of the later Chalukyas, Kalachuris, Seuna and the Hoysalas. On arrival at Lakkundi, visit Brahma Jinalaya
(Jain Temple) a chalukyan style temple built in 1007 AD. Then visit Kasivisveshwara Temple
(the most ornate and elaborately furnished), Surya Temple
, Manikeswara Temple
, Stepped Wells
, Nannesvara Temple
and Naganatha Temple
After visiting these temples drive to Gadag
(13 Km), on arrival at Gadag, check in to the hotel and proceed to visit Trikuteshwara temple
complex has triple shrines, once housing Shiva, Brahma and Surya. The Saraswathi temple has the finest shining decorative pillars, and the Saraswathi image, and is one of the largest examples of Chalukya art. Then visit Veeranarayana Temple
dates from the Chalukya era. Return to the hotel and overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 05 : Gadag - Dambal - Bangalore
After breakfast, check out the hotel and drive to Dambal
(24 Km), an ancient center of Buddhism and remained so as late as the 12th century. On arrival at Dambal, visit The Doddabasappa Temple
, the Western Chalukya architectural style temple and has a star-shaped plan for the vimana with so many star points that it almost becomes circular in appearance. Each right angle is divided into four 22.5 degrees angles. Then each angle is again divided and covered with intricate carvings. 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 - Pattadakal - Aihole - Mahakuta - Badami - Itagi - Lakkundi - Gadag - Dambal Tour Package