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Hubli – Hospet – Hampi – Badami  ( 04 days / 03 Nights )
Hospet : ( 1N ) – Hampi : ( 1N ) – Badami : ( 1N )

Day 1 : Arrive Hubli + Drive to Hospet (160 kms / 3 hrs
n arrival, drive to Hospet. Arrive Hospet in the Noon and check into the hotel. Later enjoy sightseeing of Hospet visiting Anegundi - The early capital of Vijayanagara, Anjanadri Hill – The birth place of Lord Hanuman and also other sites related to Hindu mythology Rest of the day free at leisure. Evening free for relaxation overnight stay at Hospet.
Day 2 : Excursion to Hampi
After breakfast, enjoy sightseeing of full day sight seeing of Hampi, Tungabhadra Dam with beautiful Gardens, Musical Fountains, Fish Aquarium, Japanese Type Gardens, etc Evening free for relaxation overnight stay at Hampi.
Day 3 : Drive Hospet – Badami (140 kms / 2.5 hrs
After breakfast, check out of the hotel and drive to Badami. Arrive Badami in the noon and check into the hotel. Later enjoy sightseeing of Badami visiting Badami, Aihole, Pattadakal.. Overnight stay at Badami.
Day 4 : Drive Badami – Hubli Drop (120 kms / 2 hrs
After breakfast time free until noon. Later check out of the hotel and drive to Hubli. On arrival, you are dropped at rail station / airport for your onward journey.

Badami, the one time capital of the Chalukyas , is noted several temples, some structural & other rock-cut, of the 6th & 7th Centuries. The foundations of Badami, or Vatapi as it was called, were laid by Pulakeshin I (535 - 566 AD), his son Kirtivarman the Ist (567 - 598 AD), beautified the town with temples & other buildings.

Mangalesha (598 - 610 AD), brother of Kiritavarman I completed the construction of the cave temples & endowed the temples with the village on the occasion of the installation of the image of Vishnu. The greatest ruler of the dynasty was Pulakeshi II (610-642 AD) who among others defeated the Pallava King Mahendra Verman I. The Pallavas later captured & destroyed Badami to avenge their defeat. Badami was also in the possession of the Vijayanagar Kings, The Adil Shahis of Hyderabad, The Savanur Nawabs, The Marathas, Hyder Ali of Mysore & finally the British who made it part of the Bombay Presidency.

Air - The nearest airport in Karnataka is Bangalore [502 Kms], Also Badami can be reached from Hyderabad via Raichur.

Rail - The nearest railhead is Badami (4 Kms from Badami town) on the Hubli-Sholapur line & is connected to , Bangalore, Bagalkote & Bijapur.

Road - Badami has convenient road connection to several important places around it. We recommend Hubli (app. 100 Kms), which has a major Railway junction apart from being one of the important cities in Karnataka. Some of these are

Aihole (46 Kms)
Bangalore (502 Kms)
Bagalkote (66 Kms)
Bijapur (132 Kms)
Gadag (70 Kms)
Hampi (180 Kms)
Hospet (167 Kms)
Hubli (97 Kms)
Pattadakal (27 Kms)
Panaji (284 Kms)


Banashankari Temple Festival near Badami during January- February.
Virupaksha temple Car Festival in Pattadakal in March.
Mallikarjuna Temple Festival in Pattadakal in March-April.
Badami - Places Of Interest

Badami Caves - 1 km, this group of 4 cave temples have been carved out of the hill opposite Badami fort. The Chalukyan king, Mangalesa(598-610)AD)was responsible for the completion of these cave temples. Of the four, three are Brahmanical, while the fourth is Jain. Nearly 2000 steps have to be climbed to reach the cave.

Cave I - This is a Shaivite cave. The important carvings in this cave are an 18-armed dancing Shiva, a two-handed Ganesha, Mahishasura Mardini, Ardha Nareeshwara & Shankarnarayana. The ceiling is adorned by a serpent motif & other carved figures

Cave II - This cave has Vaishnavite influence with panels of Trivikrama & Bhuvaraha. On the ceilings are carvings of Anantasayana, Brahma, Vishnu, Shiva &other Ashtadikpalas.

Cave III - Another flight of steps takes one to the third cave, which is the largest & the best of the lot. This cave has carvings pertaining to both Shaivite & Vaishnavite themes. Panels of Trivikrama, Narasimha, Shankaranarayana, Bhuvaraha, Anantasayana & Harihara are engraved in a vigorous style. An inscription found here records the creation of the shrine by Mangalesha in 578 AD. There are some fine bracket figures on the pillars of this cave.

Cave IV - Lying to the east of cave three, the fourth cave is Jain. There is an image of Mahavira adorning the sanctum. Other carvings here are of Padmavathi & other Thirthankaras. Asteep climb up some steps cut in a crevice between Cave II & III leads to the southern part of Badami Fort & to an old gun placed there by Tippu Sultan.

Badami Fort - 2 Kms. Strategically situated on top of the hill, the fort encloses large granaries, a treasury impressive temples on top of the northern end of the hill. Malegitti Shivalaya, perhaps the oldest temple of the lot, is dedicated to the benign aspect of Shiva as the garland maker. Placed on the summit of a rocky hill, the temple is built of stone, finely joined without mortar, & with Dravidian tower. The lower Shivalaya has a Dravidian tower of which only the sanctum remains now.

There are some more temples in Badami town & several of them dotting the banks of a well-built tank locally called the Agasthya Tirtha.

Jain Temple - A number of Jain temples and a figure of Parshwanatha are the landmarks of this city as they stand atop a cliff.

Nataraja Temple - The eighteen-armed Nataraja striking 81 dance poses is the unique center of attraction here. Believed to be the first cave temple, it is one of its own kinds in the whole of India.

Vishnu Temple - The largest third cave temple dedicated to Lord Vishnu is the most ornamental temple in Badami. There are wonderful bracket figures on the piers and also some paintings on the ceiling. Some splendid carvings of the composite god who is half Shiva and half Vishnu, Hindu pantheon, such as Narasimha, the half-man-half-god lion incarnation of Vishnu, Harihara, Narayana sitting as well as reclining on the snake "Shesh" or "Anantha" (eternity) are also there.

Lake - The water of this lake to said to have the healing properties. A bracy dip in the serene waters of this lake is said to cure leprosy.

Archaeological Museum - This museum set up by the Archaeological Survey of India houses artifacts of local sculptures including the remarkable Lajja-Gauri images of fertility cult. The tourists visiting Badami can opt for comfortable and luxurious accommodation in Badami, Karnataka. The hotels in Badami give the tourists every modern facility to make their stay memorable in Badami.

Museum & Art Gallery - A sculpture gallery is maintained by the Archaeological Survey of India on the Bhutanatha Temple Road.

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The twin cities of Hubli-Dharwad are located at a distance of around 430 kms from Bangalore- the capital of Karnataka state. The climate is hot and wet during the summer and rainy seasons and pleasant during winter. The twin cities have a history behind them dating back to the Hoysala period. Dharwad is the administrative capital of the Dharwad district and Hubli serves as the commerce center. Dharwad is a quiet, pleasant, and fast growing city in the northern part of Karnataka. Together with Hubli , which is a city twenty-two kilometers away, Dharwad forms a twin city.

Dharwad is known for its prestigious educational institutions. It houses the Karnataka University, which caters to graduate and research students. Karnataka College offers educational services to students just out of high school who aspire to make a career either in the arts or the sciences. S.D.M. Engineering College a more recent addition to the list of educational institutions offers education in Engineering. Hubli has an Engineering college (B.V.B College of Engineering and Technology), the Karnataka Medical College and other institutions.

Dharwad is perhaps best known for its "Pedhas", a sweet made out of milk, and is a must-buy for any tourist visiting the city. Today, Dharwad has grown beyond its borders, with industries dotting both its northern and southern boundaries. In years ahead, it promises to be a beehive of commercial activity. The location of the city on the NH4 makes it equidistant from 2 of the most industrialised centers in the country - Bangalore, the capital of Karnataka state and Pune the 2nd most industrialised city in Maharshtra.

General Information

Population : 730,000
Temperature : Max- 39 degree C, Min- 16 degree C
Rainfall : 935 mm
Telephone Access code : ++91 836


Air - The airport is 8km from the center of town. Air Deccan operates flights from Hubli connecting to Bangalore.

Rail - Hubli is a major rail junction on the Mumbai to Banglore route and for trains to Bijapur and Hospet. If you are heading for Goa the No 237 Gadag to Miraj Link Express at 8.30 pm has a 2nd class three tier sleeping coach and another combined 1st and 2nd class two tier sleeping coach attached to the train, and these go all the way to Vasco Da Gama, thus avoiding the need to change at Londa. At Londa these coaches are detached from 237 and addded to the 7806 Miraj to Vasco Gomantak Express at about 3.30am

Bus - There are regular buses to Bangalore (9 hr) and Hospet (4 hr). KSRTC (five daily) and Goa Kadamba bus company buses go to Goa daily. There are also buses to Mumbai (15 hr), Mangalore (10 hr), Jog Falls, Gokarna, Mysore (10 hr), and Bijapur. Across from the bus stand are private bus companies offering deluxe buses to Goa, Bangalore, Pune, Mangalore, Mumbai, and Bijapur. Hubli has a large and busy bus station. Buses to Panaji take 11 hours and leave 3 times a day.

Places of Interest

Someshwara Temple :  is one of the oldest temples just outskirts of Dharwad built in 12th century by Chalukyas, near SDM college.The temple has statues of Mahisha Mardini , Chaturbhuja Ganapati.Da Ra Bendre in one of poems said "Banthanna sanna somavara kanabekanna Someshwara ". River Shalmala takes birth near by but she flows under ground. Someshwara is a beautiful place with surrounding hills and trees and pond.

Murugha Math : This is situated on Savadatti Road. The great Sant Mrityunjaya who was the head the math, fed hundreds of students who came from villages to study at schools and colleges of Dharwad. Lord Mahantappa passed away in 1994 and now lord Shivayogiappa has taken over the deeksha of the math. Every Monday there will be lectures / music conducted in the premises of the math.

Shankara - Matha is located near JSS college off of NH4. Its architecture is new comprising tiles and ceramic statues, grass lawns. It has big peaceful meditation hall, between the two "gopuras" as you can see in the picture.

Dattatreya Temple : The God with four heads representing 4 vedas.Usually called as Dattana Gidu,Situated in Gandhi Chawk.

The Vittal Mandir : Also known as "Vithoba devara gudi". Constructed in 1796 by the Maratha rulers.

Vanavasi Rama Mandira : It is Temple of famous God Sri Rama Along with Sita,Laxmana & Hanuman, Situatated in Malamaddi.

Temple of Milaralinga : This temple is situated behind J.S.S College. It is one of famous temple in Dharwad built in 12th century. The building was built in style of Chalukya"s architecture. However its been renovated. There is a saying that long ago Adilshahi"s converted it as a mosque and again Pashwe"s reconverted as Temple (The Persian stone writing, which said so is missing now). Is also called as "Milaralinga Gudda" because it"s up on Hill. Out side of this temple there is a damaged Chlukya"s "Shivalinga". Inside the temple there are beautifully carved stone pillars and "garbha gudi" has idol of Chaturbhuja (having four arms) Milara holding Dhamaru, Trishul, Khadga and Kapala. Besides this idol there are sculptures of dog, Horse etc. At the center of four pillars, there is a statue of Nandi and roof has beautiful designs of lotus (Kamala). The statue of temple is so situated that first sunrays touch the statue, before daylight breaks over rest of Dharwad. There are Dargas right infront of temple, Peer Anwarsha and Moonawarsha , and every year in the month of Rajjab , Urus takes place.

Ulavi Basappana temple : Chennabasavanna and his team (disciples of Lord Basaveshwara) fled from the hostile Kalyana. On their way to the forests of ulavi they rested here. It is a big stone temple with 63 mantaps constructed by the saints of Shaiva cult. A Mela (Jatri) in August every year (Shravana Masa) celebrates the occasion. A group of people wearing colorful dresses dance in the streets of Dharwad every Monday during "Shravana Masa"

Ganapati Temple : A small temple of Ganapati or Vighneshwara situated in KCD circle

Durgadevi Temple : A temple of the Goddess Durga. Situated near the Corporation building. There is a heavy round stone in the temple. A belief among young svhool going kids "if you lift the stone and place it back without making sound, you will pass in the exam".

Tapovan : This is the temple near the University. A great learned Saint called Kumaraswami established it. People from all over the country came here to listen to his lectures. Since his death last year his followers are maintaining it. Formarly this math was called Navakalyana math in the city and then it got shifted to Tapovan.

Renuka (Yellamma) Devi-Temple : This is a well-known temple in North Karnataka visited by pilgrims mainly from Karnataka, Maharashtra & AndhraPradesh. Yellamma temple is situated atop hill, near Soundatti in Belgaum district. The number of devotees visiting the temple is estimated to be around 30 lakhs, their number is the highest on Bharat Hunnime day. Several other famous temples situated at this holy place include Sri Jamadhagnishwar Temple, Sri Parashuram Temple, Yekhanath Joghinath temple, Ganesh temple & Sri Aanjaneya temple.

The major churches : The Roman Catholic Church St Joseph near Jubilee circle, The Basel Mission Church - Near Laxmi talkies

Mosque : The Jumma Mosque in Dharwad is main Mosque for followers of Islam in Dharwad. There are many mosques in Dharwad, Hubli and also all around Dharwad District. They all have big, tall minors and dome in the center. There are Dargas right infront of Mailaralinga temple, on Vidyagiri hill, Peer Anwarsha and Moonawarsha ,and every year in the month of Rajjab , Uruus takes place.

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Weather forecast :
Scattered showers. There is a 30% chance of precipitation. Cloudy. Temperature of 34°C. Winds NW 18km/h. Humidity will be 56% with a dewpoint of 24° and feels-like temperature of 41°C.


By Air
The nearest airport to Hospet is in Tornagallu which is at a distance of 33 Km. Tornagallu is one of the most importnat airports in Karnataka and is served by service of Air Deccan. From the airport you can hire a taxi to Hospet. It will take around 1 hour to cover the distance. There are KSRTC buses as well that ply between these cities.

By Rail
There is a railway station in Hospet itself. It is connected with regular trains from Bangalore, Mysore, Hyderabad and Hubli. Railway station is situated close to the city center.

By Road
Hospet is well connected to all the major cities of Karnataka. Transport buses from the capital city Bangalore are regular to Hospet. Bangalore is around 350 Km from here. Hampi is among the most important travel destination in Karnataka which is only 13 km from here. Hospet thus is the best place from where you can visit to Hampi.
Hospet was once the stronghold of the mighty Vijayanagar Empire while Hampi was the capital of the Vijayanagar Empire. Most of the remains of the Vijayanagar Empire are accumulated in the places near Hampi and Hospet. And Hospet is the perfect center for the visitors of Hampi. It is just 13 km away from Hampi and it is also known as the gateway to Hampi. The findings from the excavation of Hospet reveal the involvement of Hospet in the history of Karnataka.

Sight see

About Tungabhadra Dam :
                  Tungabhadra Dam, set up across river Tungabhadra, is one of the chief attractions of the town of Hospet. The multi-purpose reservoir was built by Dr. Thirumalai Iyengar, an engineer from Chennai. The dam has a storage capacity of 135 thousand million cubic feet.
The dam gets filled with water during rains and water is supplied to the canals. It fulfils requirements of electricity, irrigation of land as well as prevents natural disasters like floods. Over the years, the site of the reservoir has become a popular picnic or tourist spot.
                   Besides, the water body has various species of fish and other aquatic animals. Species such as greater flamingos, spot-billed pelicans, storks and others can also be spotted at the site. Tourists visit in large numbers to the artificial water body to spot movements of birds and fishing.

About Queen\`s Bath :
                Queen`s Bath, one of the famous historic testimonies, is constructed over a large area. Enveloped between gallery, verandas and overhanging Rajasthani balconies, the bath of yesteryears sprawls over an area of 15 m. The ancient testament is also known as the Stepped Bath, as it features steps leading to the water body for bathing.
During olden times, there was a waterfall in the complex that poured cool and perfumed water through an underground drain. At present, these structures have scattered, some in adequate condition, while others in ruins. However, the architecture marvel still depicts creativity and craftsmanship of the artisans.

About Vittala Temple :
                  Vittala Temple is one of the most frequented sites of the region. The ornate of 16th century is positioned on the southern bank of Tungabhadra River. This shrine is dedicated to Lord Vittala, a deity in Pandharpur.
One of the highlighting features of the temple is the fifty-six musical pillars, that produce a sound when struck. The temple houses beautiful sculptures of Varaha, one of the manifestations of Lord Vishnu. A stone chariot for Garuda, a carrier of Lord Vishnu, at front of the temple grabs attention of the tourists.
Pillars of the shrine are ornamented with depictions of Narasimha. The construction of shrine began in 1513 but the temple was destroyed in 1565 before its completion.

About The Archaeological Museum :
                     The Archaeological Museum features archaeologically significant artefacts and items. Positioned in a small hamlet of Kamalapuram inBellary, the gallery of the museum displays numerous ancient sculptures and scale-models of the city.
These ruins and collection of sculptures were earlier housed at elephant stables by the British Officers. All the artefacts and antiquities were shifted to this building in 1972. The museum features four galleries that enclose Hampi valley with a corridor all around.
The first gallery exhibits collection of sculptures of the Saiva faith, which include Bhairava, Bhikshatanamurti, Ganesha, Kartikeya, Mahishasuramardini, Shakti and Virabhadra with his consorts and Durga. In the central hall, Shivalinga, Nandi and Dwaramantapa with a royal couple at front are displayed.
Arms, armoury, copper plate grants and metal objects of religious significance and brass plates are displayed in the second gallery. On the other hand, the 3rd gallery displays currency coins in various denominations of gold and copper, prevalent during Vijayanagara dynasty.
Antiquities pertaining to various eras, such as prehistoric, protohistoric period, medieval along with sati stones are displayed in the fourth gallery. The excavation items such as stucco figurines, Iron objects and sherds of porcelain are also put on display.

About Hazara Rama Temple :
                    Hazara Rama Temple, positioned along the main road to Hampi, is one of the prominent sightseeing spots of Hospet. In yesteryears, the temple was the private place for the worship of royal family.
The 15th century temple was originally known as Hajana Rama, meaning the palace temple. Dedicated to Lord Rama in olden time, the shrine still displays beautiful carvings from the Ramayana. At present, it houses an image of Lord Buddha, who is believed to be 9th incarnation of Lord Vishnu.

About Raghunath Temple :
                  Raghunath Temple is a major sightseeing location, owing to its religious and historic significance. Dedicated to Lord Rama, the shrine features images of deity carved on the boulder.
According to Hindu Mythology, Lord Rama along with his brother Lakshmana sheltered themselves at the site during monsoon season on their way to Lanka. The temple is built within the boulder, housing image of Ram, Lakshmana, Sita and Hanuman.
One of the highlights of the shrine is whitewashed pillars at the centre of the complex. Besides, there is a colonnade standing along enclosure in front of temple compound.
There is a sub-shrine of the goddess at the northern side of the main shrine. While on the south, there is a natural well with image of Krishna carved on the inner wall.

About Virupaksha Temple
                    Virupaksha Temple, one of the most significant shrines at Hampi, is dedicated to Lord Shiva. The temple is a part of a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Virupaksha, a manifestation of Lord Shiva, is housed in the temple along with regional goddess Pampa, associated with the Tungabhadra River. Believed to be built in 7th century, there are several inscriptions carved in the temple that date back to 8th and 9th century.
There were several additions during Chalukyan and Hoysala period in the temple. The shrine comprises a sanctum, three ante chambers, a pillared hall and an open pillared hall. Entrance gates, courtyards and a pillared cloister grab the attention of the tourists.
The historic marvel is a part of the Hampi Bazaar area, which is positioned at an elevated platform of 50 m from the ground.

About King`s Balance :
                    King’s Balance, one of the important historic sites, is situated in proximity to Vittala Temple. It is named after ancient tradition of weighing the emperor against precious metals and food that were distributed to Brahmins. There is a 5 m tall balance, which is also known as Tula Bhara or Tula Purushadana.
                    This practice was carried out during ceremonial and festive days such as solar or lunar eclipses. Three loops on top of the balance into which the balance is hanging is the major attraction. There is a carving of King along with his concerts on the wall at the site.
                Travellers can advance to the place through Kampa Bhupa’s Path behind Vittala temple.

About Lotus Mahal :
                Lotus Mahal is a beautiful arena, which is enclosed by Zenana near Hazara Ram Temple. The testimony was named after a carving of lotus bud on its dome. As per historians, the enclosure was the socialising area for women in the royal family during ancient era.
                One of the rare secular or non-religious structures in Hampi, it is also known as Chitragani Mahal and Kamal Mahal. The structure was made of lime mortar and brick made composition. It is a two-storey structure with an open base floor and upper floor featuring balcony and arched windows. The decoration and architectural carvings are a blend of Hindu and Islamic styles.

About Royal Palace :
                  The Royal Palace Complex is one of the major attractions of the township of Hampi, positioned at the entrance. The complex served to the royal family of Vijayanagara Empire during yesteryears.
                  Located in the southern region of Kamalapuram village, the site is also approachable from Hampi Bazaar.
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Fast Fact
  • Area :
    26 sq km
  • Temperature : Summer: 41- 37 C Winter: 27 – 24 C
  • Rainfall : 57.2 cm
  • Best season : October to March
  • STD Code : 08394
Getting There
The nearest airport is Hubli (151 km) which is connected by Air Deccan flights with Bangalore.

The nearest railhead Hospet (13 km) is connected by rail with Bangalore, Hubli and Guntakal.

Hampi is connected by road with:
Aihole 156 km
Badami 180 km
Bangalore 325 km
Bellary 74 km
Belgaum 259 km
Bidar 379 km
Bijapur 248 km
Chitradurga 151 km
Dharwad 181 km
Gadag 98 km
Gulbarga 264 km
Guntakal 133 km
Hassan 353 km
Hospet 13 km
Hubli 151 km
Mangalore 404 km
Mysore 491 km
Panaji 325 km
Pattadakal 173 km

          Vijayanagara, the “City of Victory,” was one of the greatest of all medieval Hindu capitals of South India. Its impressive ruins in central Karnataka are known best as Hampi, after the name of a still populated local village. Traditionally known as Pampakshetra of Kishkindha, Hampi is situated on the southern bank of the river Tungabhadra.
It was the seat of the mighty Vijayanagara Empire (1336-1565) which extended from the Arabian Sea to the Bay of Bengal and from the Deccan Plateau to the tip of the Indian Peninsula. Hampi is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Sights to See :--
             The monuments of Vijayanagara city, also known as Vidyanagara in honour of the sage Vidyaranya or Madhava, were built between AD 1336-1570, from the times of Harihara-I to Sadasiva Raya. Deriving inspiration from the sage, Harihara and Bukka, two of the five sons of Sangama, founded the kingdom of Vijayanagara, in 1336 AD. They named it after him and made Pampapati or Virupaksha their patron deity. A large number of the royal buildings were built by Krishnadeva Raya (AD 1509-30), the greatest ruler of the dynasty. The period witnessed resurgence of Hindu religion, art and architecture on an unprecedented scale. Chroniclers who came from far off countries-such as Arabia, Italy, Portugal and Russia visited the empire and left graphic and glowing accounts of the city. It covered an area of nearly 26 sq km and is stated to have been enclosed by seven lines of fortifications. Temples of this city are noted for their large dimensions, florid ornamentation, bold and delicate carvings, stately pillars, magnificent pavilions and a great wealth of iconographic and traditional depictions which include subjects from the Ramayana and the Mahabharata. The Krishna temple, Pattabhirama temple, Hazara Ramachandra and Chandrasekhara temple as also the Jain temples, are other examples. Majority of these temples were provided with widespread bazaars flanked on either side by storeyed mandapas. Open from sunrise to sunset.

              There is an Archaeological Survey of India Museum in Kamlapur (3 km). Tel: 08394-241561. Timings: 1000-1700 hrs. Closed on Fridays. Entry Fee Rs. 5, Entry is free for children up to 15 yrs.

Achyuta Raya Temple ;
             Chakrathirtha ; Kodandarama Temple

Krishnaswamy Temple:
           Inaugurated in 1513 AD with the installation of a Bala Krishna idol

Zanana Enclosure:
          About ½ km to the northeast of the Hazara Rama Temple. Within an irregular rectangular wall, are the remains of three palaces, three watch-towers, a pond, a store and a double-storeyed mahal. Entrance Fee: For Zanana Enclosure and Vitthala Temple Complex: Citizens of India-Rs. 10 per head, Others: US $ 5 or Indians Rs. 250 per head, Children up to 15 years free.

King’s Palace:
          This is the largest enclosure including two major platform structures, an underground chamber which must have served as a treasury or private audience hall, several other platforms, double fortification walls and several interesting architectural elements.

Mahanavami Dibba:
           Equally Impressive is the massive Mahanavami Dibba, where the king once sat on gem-studded golden thrones and watched processions passing by. The platform sports densely carved bands of horse, soldiers and depictions of the various aspects of courtly life.

Queen’s Bath:
           This structure has a very plain exterior but the interior is stunningly ornate with graceful arched corridors, projecting balconies, and lotus shaped fountains that used to spout perfumed water for ladies of the court.

Lotus Mahal:
             This visually appealing structure has two levels, with open pavilions at the bottom and balconies above. An elegant example of the fusion of the Hindu and Muslim style of architecture, the Mahal derives its name from its beautiful, geometrically arranged cusped arches that resemble the petals of lotus flower opening to the sun.

Elephant Stables:
              An imposing edifice with arched entrance and many domes that once housed the magnificent state elephants.

Pattabhirama temple:
                East of Kamlapura. It is one of the most impressive of all the 16th century temples. The towered gateway is complete in all its ascending storeys.

           The stepped water tank excavated in the mid-1980s was originally a part of the palace complex. Almost lyrical in its beauty, the tank is a tiered structure crafted from rectangular pieces of granite.

Hazara Rama Temple:
               This was a royal temple reserved for ceremonial use. The entire temple is embellished with bas-reliefs depicting the scenes from the epic Ramanayana. The walls are richly carved with friezes depicting processions of horses, elephants, dancing girls and soldiers attired in splendid weaponry. Inside, four exquisitely sculpted granite pillars add to the beauty of ardha mantapa.

Vittala Temple :
           Vithala Temple is Hampi`s crowning glory, with a magnificent stone chariot standing in the temple courtyard. Equally impressive is the large ‘Rangamantapa’ with 56 musical pillars.

Virupaksha Temple:
              Dedicated to Lord Shiva and his consort Padmadevi, this is the only temple that is still used for worship. Parts of the temple predate the Vijayanagar Empire. The temple’s nine storied gopuram towers above the other structures at Hampi. The ceiling of the ‘Rangamantapa’ is beautifully painted with scenes from the Puranas. Entry fees: Rs. 2, Camera: Rs. 50, Video Rs. 500.

               The awesome 6.7 m monolith depicting the man-lion form of Vishnu is seated on a seven-hooded serpent.

             Located next to the Lakshminarasimha statue, it is 3 m high and stands permanently in water that flows through an ancient channel.

Ganesha images:
             Two Ganesha images (Sasuvekalu and Kadalekalu) can be seen on the slopes of Hemakuta Hill. One of them is enclosed in a temple with unusually tall pillars, while the other is in an
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   Costing includes

Accommodation on Double Sharing Basis.
Exclusive Non A/C vehicle for transfers & sightseeing. As Per Itinerary (Point to Point)
Meal Plan (as mentioned above)
Toll tax parking and driver allowances.

   Costing does not include

Airfare, Train fare, Insurance Premiums
Personal expenses such as laundry, bottled water, soft drinks, incidentals, porter charges, tips etc.
Difference in cost arising due to change in Fuel price.
Entrance Fees & Guide charges.
Any expenses caused by reasons beyond our control such as flight delays, rescheduling or cancellations, any accidents, medical evacuations, riots, strikes, etc.
Any tips to drivers, hotel staff, any meals apart from the ones mentioned above.
Government Service Tax (G.S.T.) as applicable 3.09%

   Costing in rupees
02 Person
04 Person
06 Person
Extra Adult
(12 yrs & Above)
Child W/O Bed
(5 To 11 yrs)
Meal Plan
Cost Saver - A Grade
On Request
On Request
On Request
On Request
On Request
Deluxe - 2 Star
On Request
On Request
On Request
On Request
On Request
Luxury - 3 Star
On Request
On Request
On Request
On Request
On Request
Premium - 4 Star / 5 Star
On Request
On Request
On Request
On Request
On Request
EP (Europian Plan) : Accomodation Only 
CP (Continental Plan) : Accomodation + Breakfast 
MAP (Modified American Plan) : Accomodation + Breakfast + Lunch or Dinner 
AP (American Plan) : Accomodation + Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner 
Note : All information is issued in good faith and is for guidance only. The management reserves the right to amend any of the above dates, rates, durations routes or hotel reservations at any time without notice. Terms & Conditions apply.
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