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Home » Tour Packages » Karnataka » Heritage Circuit Of Karnataka
   
KARNATAKA -   HERITAGE CIRCUIT OF KARNATAKA  
12 nights / 13 days
K-008
 
BIJAPUR – BADAMI – AIHOLE - PATTADAKAL – HAMPI – CHITRADURGA
– CHIKMAGALUR – HASAN
 
Aihole Gol Gumbaz Hampi Pattadakal
 
Day 01: SOLAPUR - BIJAPUR
 
On arrival in Solapur immediate departure for Bijapur (99 kms). On arrival check into the hotel. After breakfast rest of the day to explore Bijapur. Overnight stay Bijapur.
Bijapur - it was the capital of the Adil Shah Kings who left a wealth of monuments. After lunch visit the Gol Gumbaz whose dome is the second largest in the world. An acoustical phenomenon has resulted in a whisper into the dome on one side being magnified 12 times on the other side of the dome. Other buildings to see are Ibrahim Rauza, Gagan Mahal, Bara Kaman etc.
 
Day 02: BADAMI
 
After breakfast we visit some of the important monument for study purpose. After lunch check out & proceed for Badami (132 kms). Dinner & overnight stay at Badami.
     
Day 03: BADAMI  
 
After breakfast we explore Badami -
Badami- also known as Vatapi, rich with Hindu and Jain temples carved out of sand stone hills. The carved temples date back to the 6th century AD. Of these 3 are Hindu and 1 is Jain. Sculptured out of solid rock those are adorned with carvings. The Fort atop a hill encloses large granaries, treasury & a watch tower. The famed Malegitti Shivalaya temple set on the summit of a hill is built of stones joined without mortar. Dinner & overnight stay at Badami.
     
Day 04: BADAMI  
 
Whole day excursion tour to Pattadakal & Aihole - Sentinels of Hindu temple architecture. For the first half day, excursion to Pattadakal (29 kms) - referred to as Perigal, reached its pinnacle of glory under the Chalukya Kings from 7th to 9th centuries. The oldest in this group is the Sanghameswara Temple. The Mallikarjuna Temple has pillars depicting life of Krishna. Virupaksha temple has sculptures and panel scenes from the epics, the Ramayana and Mahabharata. The Papanatha Temple has impressive carvings on pillars and ceiling. For the second half we visit Aihole (22 kms) - A small serene village where Hindu temple architecture in its embryonic stage from the earliest Ladkhan Temple to the later and more complex structures like Kunligudi and Durgigudi is displayed. The Durgigudi is particularly interesting and probably unique in India. There are over 70 structures, most in a good state of preservation in and around this village. Evening return back to Hotel Badami (44 kms) for overnight stay at Badami.
     
Day 05: HAMPI / HOSPET  
 
After an early breakfats departure for Hospet (167 kms). Arrival and check into the hotel. After lunch visit Hampi. Once beautiful capital city of Vijayanagar Empire , holds many a delightful surprises. The most famous is the King's Balance where Kings were weighed against gold or money which used to be distributed to the poor. The city was razed to the ground by the Sultanates of South in 1565. Some of the interesting ruins remaining are Virupaksha Temple, Vijay Vittala and Hazara Rama temples, huge monolithic Ganesha and Narasimha images, the elephant stables, the Queen's bath, carvings on the Ramchandra temple, Lotus Mahal & Pushkarni In the evening return back to hotel. Overnight stay at Hospet.
     
Day 06: HAMPI - CHITRADURGA  
 
After an early breakfast check out and proceed for Chitradurga (151 Km) on arrival check into the Hotel Overnight stay at Chitradurga.
     
Day 07: CHITRADURGA SIGHTSEEING…  
 
Whole day to explore Ankali Math The ancient monastery of Ankali Math is also called Paradeshappana Guhe, Chandravalli is an ancient archeological site and coins, inscriptions, ruins, Kallina Kote The imposing fort in Chitradurga is known as the Kallina Kote or the Palace of Stone. Overnight stay at Chitradurga.

 
Day 08: CHITRADURGA – CHIKMAGALUR (175 KMS)
 
After an early breakfast departure for Chikmagalur (175 kms).On arrival check into the hotel. Rest of the day at leisure. Overnight stay at Chikmagalur.
 
Day 09: CHIKMAGALUR SIGHTSEEING…
 
Angadi Historians have identified Angadi as Sasakapura or Sosevur, the original home of Hoyasalas who held sway in vast swathes of South India. The shrine here has pillars of granite with cylindrical shafts and hemi spherical mouldings. Belavadi the pilgrimage of Belavadi is dotted with a number of ancient temples and shrines. Coffee Plantations, Sringeri & Hornadu Temple. Overnight stay in Chikmagalur
 
Day 10: CHIKMAGALUR SIGHTSEING
 
Kemangudi, Bababudangiri & Water falls. Overnight stay in Chikmagalur
 
Day 11: CHIKMAGALUR- HASAN
 
After an early breakfast departure for Hasan en route we visit Belur & Halebid. Evening check into the hotel. Overnight stay at Chikmagalur.Overnight stay in Hasan.
 
Day 12: HASSAN
 
Whole day explorer visit to Shravanabelabola evening back to Hotel Overnight stay at Hassan.
 
Day 13: HASSAN- MANGALORE
 
After an early breakfast check out & proceed for Mangalore (167 Kms) airport / railways station to leave for your home town.
 

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