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Hampi-Badami Long Weekend (3 Nights/4 Days)
- Private car on disposal
- Luxury accommodations for stay
- Meals as per itinerary
- 24x07 assistance
- Personal expenses
- Meals not mentioned in the plan
- Cost due to natural/political/medical crisis
Day 01: Arrival, Hampi local sightseeing
Upon arrival at Hosapete, check in to your resort/hotel. Replay the glorious past in Hampi, where a million stories come alive. Experience Glorious Sunset at Malyavanta hill. Return to hotel for overnight stay.
Day 02: Badami - Aihole - Pattadakal day tour (130 km/3 Hrs one-way)
After breakfast, visit Badami, Aihole & Pattadakal caves, and historical temples. Later, in the evening, visit Tungabhadra Dam.
Badami: Badami is one of the heritage cities in India. It is quite famous for its temples that are cut out of sandstone rocks surrounding the Agastya Lake. Three among the four cave temples are dedicated to deities of Hinduism and one temple is dedicated to Jainism. Also, Badami is famous amongst rock climbers. Badami offers several climbing routes hidden in between various cliffs and can be attempted by both amateurs and experts.
Aihole: Aihole was the capital of Chalukya empire. Over one hundred Aihole temples are Hindu, a few are Jain and one is Buddhist. The site is spread over about 5 square kilometers (1.9 sq mi). The Hindu temples are dedicated to Shiva, Vishnu, Durga, Surya, and other Hindu deities. The Jain Basadi temples are dedicated to Mahavira, Parshvanatha, Neminatha, and other Jain Tirthankaras. The Buddhist monument is a temple and small monastery.
Pattadakal caves: It is a UNESCO World Heritage site. It is a complex of 7th and 8th century CE Hindu and Jain temples. There are ten major temples at Pattadakal, nine Hindu and one Jain, along with numerous small shrines and plinths. Eight of the major temples are clustered together, the ninth one about half a kilometer south of this cluster, and the tenth, a Jain temple, located about a kilometer to the west of the main cluster.
Tungabhadra Dam: Tunga Bhadra reservoir has a storage capacity of 101 TMC with a catchment area spreading to 28000 square km. TB Dam is about 49.5 meters in height and has about 33 crest gates. The evening sound and light show is a major attraction at TB Dam.
Return to hotel for overnight stay.
Day 03: Anjanadri hill, Anegundi & Daroji Sloth bear visit
After breakfast, visit Anjanadri hill, the birthplace of Lord Hanuman, and Anegundi, the mythological part of Hampi. In the evening, visit the Daroji sloth bear sanctuary or zoo.
Day 04: Hampi local and departure
Early morning, proceed for a sunrise trek to Hampi. If time permits, also visit Ankasamudra bird sanctuary.
Later, check out from the hotel and proceed to the nearest airport/railway station/ bus stop to start the return journey.
Hosapete to Belgaum: 150 km/ 4 Hrs