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Goa 11 Nights & 12 Days


3 Nights Goa, 3 Nights Badami, 3 Nights Hampi & 2 Nights Bangalore

Day 01: Goa

On arrival at Goa International Airport, you are greeted and whisked into town to check in to hotel. The rest of the day is yours to spend at leisure.

Overnight stay at hotel.

Day 2: Goa

After breakfast set off on a sightseeing tour across Goa and visit the famous old Goan Churches. Return to hotel and spend the rest of the day at leisure.

Over night stay at hotel. (B)

Day 3: Goa

Spend the entire day at leisure, enjoying the popular beaches of Goa.

Overnight stay at hotel. (B)

Day 4: Goa - Badami (275 Kms / 6 to 7 Hours drive)

Leave early in the morning for the drive to Badami via Hubli. (7 – 8 Hrs), check in to hotel on arrival at Badami.

Over night stay at hotel. (B)

Day 5: Badami

Set off in the morning on the sightseeing tour of Badami and visit its famous caves. The first cave, made of red sandstone, dates back to 578 A.D. and was probably the first cave to be carved. One has to climb up 40 odd steps to reach the colonnaded verandah, a hall with numerous pillars and a square shaped sanctum hollowed in the back wall. Take in the masterfully crafted column shafts and the paintings of amorous couples that bedeck the ceiling including that of Shiva with his consort Parvati. The main attraction of this cave is the 18-armed Lord Nataraja, seen in 81 different dancing postures.

The second cave, atop a sand stone hill, is dedicated to Lord Vishnu and has a depiction of the Lord as the dwarf Vaman, one of his incarnations. Another form of Vishnu, the Varaha or boar, is also portrayed here. There is also a frieze endearingly depicting Vishnu as Lord Krishna.

The third cave, climbing a flight of steps, one reaches the huge 70 feet wide third cave. This beautiful cave with its sheer artistry and sculptural genius is a highlight of Deccan art, providing virtual insight into the art and culture of the 6th century including the costumes, jewelry, hairstyle, lifestyle etc. of those times. The other attractions in this cave are the high relief of Vishnu with a serpent, Vishnu as Narasimha (Vishnu as Man-Lion) Varaha, Harihara (Shiva Vishnu) and Vishnu as Trivikrama.

The fourth cave is the only Jain cave among the lot and its construction was completed a hundred years later than the earlier three caves. Here one can see the carvings of the Tirthankara Parshavnatha with a serpent at his feet, and Mahavira in a sitting posture can also be seen in the shrine.

Overnight stay at hotel in Badami. (B)

Day 6: Badami - Pattadkallu - Aihole - Badami

Following breakfast set off on a trip down history lane and visit Pattadakal, capital of the famed Chalukya dynasty, known for the temples they built between the 7th and 9th centuries. There are ten temples here, including a Jain sanctuary, each surrounded by numerous small shrines and plinths in a fusion of various Indian architectural styles. Four of these temples were built in Chalukya Dravidian style, four in the Nagara style of North India and the Papanatha temple has features of both styles. There are nine Shiva temples and a Jaina basadi situated along the north of the river, and are considered to be very auspicious according to Holy Scriptures.

Pattadakal is a great centre of Chalukya art and architecture, and is noted for its temples and inscriptions. According to the inscriptions, the place was also known as Kisuvolal, Raktapura and Pattada Kisuvolal. Another interesting detail mentioned in these 11th and 12th century inscriptions, as well as in the literary works of Singirajapurana of 1500 and Hammira Kavya is that Pattadakal was the coronation place of the Chalukyan kings. Pattadakal continued to be an important centre under the Rashtrakutas and the Kalyani Chalukyas.

Visit Aihoḷe next. Established in 450 CE and the first capital of the Chalukya kings, Aihole has about 125 stone temples, and has been described as a cradle of temple architecture. The first phase of temple building in Aihole dates back to the 6th century CE, the second phase up to the 12th century CE. A few brick structures from pre-Chalukyan times have also been excavated in the area.

According to mythology Parashurama washed his axe at Aihole, after killing the Kshatriyas.

Return to hotel and overnight stay at hotel. (B)

Day 7: Badami to Hospet (approv 130 kms / 2.5 Hour drive)

Check-out from hotel after breakfast, take the drive to Hospet and check-in at the hotel on arrival. The rest of the day may be spent at leisure.

Overnight stay at hotel. (B)

Day 8: Hampi

Following breakfast, spend the day taking in the magnificent sights of Hampi. Stroll down the elephant stables, and allow yourself to be owed by the grandeur of the Vithala Temple Pillar, the Stone Chariot and Virupaksha Temple.

Return to the hotel for overnight stay. (B)

Day 9: Hampi - Daroji Sloth Bear Sanctury - Badami

After breakfast, set off on the half-day excursion to the Daroji Sloth Bear Sanctuary. Following this outing you may return to the hotel and spend the rest of the day at leisure.

Overnight stay at hotel. (B)

Day 10: Hospet - Bangalore (approx 370 Kms / 6 - 7 Hour drive)

Leave early in the morning and drive to Bangalore. On arrival check-in at The Paul Bangalore, a boutique luxury hotel set in the center of Bangalore city. Spend the rest of the day at leisure.

Overnight stay at hotel. (B)

Day 11: Bangalore

After breakfast, spend the day on a sightseeing spree of Bangalore and visit the Bull Temple, Tippu’s Palace, Botanical Garden and Bangalore Palace. Take a leisurely drive past the Vidhana Soudha.

Return to the hotel for the overnight stay. (B)

Day 12:

Following breakfast check out from hotel and take the transfer to Bangalore Airport for your onward journey.


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