Bewitching ruins of Hampi & Badami over 6 nights from Bangalore

Bewitching ruins of Hampi & Badami over 6 nights from Bangalore
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$900
Duration: 7 days
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Bewitching Ruins Trail, Badami & Hampi tour is a 6 nights/ 7 days guided experiential tour to Hampi, Badami, Pattadakal & Aihole. Key highlights include climbing the magnificent Chitradurga Fort, visit to a unique Sloth Bear sanctuary, exploring the ruins of Vijayanagar empire at Hampi, hitting the Ramayana trail at Kishkinda, village experience at Anegundi, riding a coracle on the Tungabhadra river and exploring the caves temples of Badami, Aihole & Patadakal.

Day 1 – Chitradurga, impregnable fort

7AM- We will reach Chitradurga after a drive of 3.5 hours. The fort has seven concentric fortification walls, 19 gateways, 38 posterior entrances, 35 secret pathways, four invisible passages, water tanks and 2000 watch towers! 
Post lunch, we leave for Hampi and check in to our hotel by late evening.

Day 2 – Bear Sanctuary Hampi

We will head towards the Royal structures of Hampi. Over the next couple of hours we will explore the courts and military structures of the once mighty Vijayanagar Empire.

Post lunch visit a fascinating sanctuary for the Indian Sloth Bear at Daroji. Spread over 5500 hectares Daroji Bear Sanctuary is home to 150 Bears and other animals like  Leopards, Hyena, Jackals, Wild boars and many birds.

Day 3  Sacred & Royal Trails in Hampi
 We spend the day walking around the sacred area along the Tungabhadra River. We will experience beautiful temples and market places which were built by Vijaynagara Kings to carry on commerce and trade. 

Day 4 – Kishkinda (Ramayana) Trail
Today we start early at daybreak at 545 am. We ride to Anjanadri hill, the birth place of  Lord Hanuman,  for a  glorious sunrise. After breakfast we visit Kishkinda, the legendary monkey kingdom mentioned in the great epic The Ramayana. Our guide will tell us stories and legends pertaining to the places we visit.

Day 5 – Badami, Aihole & Pattadakal
Our destination will be the legendary cave temples built by the Chalukyas at Badami, Aihole and Pattadakal. Dating back to the 6th century, these are considered one of the best remnants of temple art in India.

After breakfast we do 150 KMs to the erstwhile capital of the Chalukya Kings,  Badami. Located in a ravine at the foot of red sandstone hills Badami looks mesmerizing surrounded by the Agastya lake. 

We ride from Badami to Aihole, located 34 KMs away. There are more than a hundred stone temples from 5th century onwards to see. 

After Aihole, we move to Pattadakal located 14 KMs away. This UNESCO World Heritage Site is an epitome of the Visara style of architecture. 

Day 6 – Village experience in Badami & Hampi tour
We spend the day at a leisurely pace around the  villages surrounding the ruins of Hampi. We will ride on bikes and bullock carts as we explore lakes, canals and Iron age cave paintings in Anegundi village and other parts of the countryside.

You will also be able to look at the local handicrafts which keeps the livelihood going for these folks.

Day 7 – Bangalore
9AM- We commence the final leg of this tour after breakfast and drive 340 KMs. 
We would reach Bangalore by 6 PM.

End of Tour.



Bewitching Ruins Trail, Badami & Hampi tour is a 6 nights/ 7 days guided experiential tour to Hampi, Badami, Pattadakal & Aihole. Key highlights include climbing the magnificent Chitradurga Fort, visit to a unique Sloth Bear sanctuary, exploring the ruins of Vijayanagar empire at Hampi, hitting the Ramayana trail at Kishkinda, village experience at Anegundi, riding a coracle on the Tungabhadra river and exploring the caves temples of Badami, Aihole & Patadakal.