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Duration
5 Days / 4 Nights
Trip
Start: Bangalore / End: Kishkindha

Heritage Karnataka tour

Bangalore - Hospet - Hampi - Anegundi - Kishkindha

Introduction

Marvelous monuments and splendid temples depict the prosperous past of Karnataka. The 5 days and 4 nights Bangalore – Chitradurga – Hampi tour helps you soak-in the divine aura and marvel at the architectural wonders in form of temples and monuments. Tranquility and divinity prevails at the temples in Karnataka. The monuments here tell tales of the glorious days of bygone era when state was ruled by various monarchs.

The meticulously designed itinerary covers destinations like Bangalore, Hospet, Hampi, Anegundi, and Kishkindha. All these destinations boast of ancient ruins, some of which are UNESCO World Heritage Site and sacred temples. So, get ready as a heritage and cultural tour awaits!


Trip Highlights
    • Explore the Chitradurga Fort
    • Soak-in the beauty of the lakes and temples in Anegundi
    • Visit the quaint temples in Hampi
    • Enjoy a trip to Kishkindha
    • Sightseeing in Bangalore
    • Take a short trip to Musical Fountain in Hampi

Itinerary Details
Day 1 Bangalore

Upon reaching the Bangalore airport, meet our tour representative who will help you with guided transfer to the hotel. Complete the check-in formalities and savor delicious breakfast. Thereafter, get ready for the sightseeing tour of Bangalore. Also known as the ‘Garden City’ or the ‘IT Hub’, Bangalore delineate the modern India. Officially called as Bengaluru, the city is dotted with gardens, historical places, temples, museums and various attractions that lures numerous tourists.

The first attraction of the trip will be Gavi Gangadhareshwara Temple – a perfect example of Indian rock-cut architecture. From there, you will be taken to the Bull Temple, the biggest temple of Nandi in the world. Marvel at the outside view of the Vidhana Soudha. Next in the itinerary is the Lalbagh Botanical Garden, the garden which features a glass house and largest collection of tropical plants. A lake adds to the charm of the place. Post this, you will be visiting the Tipu Sultan’s Summer Palace. The palace was the summer residence of the Tipu Sultan, the ruler of Mysore. Visvesvaraya Technological Museum, Cubbon Park are the other popular highlights of the trip. Afterwards, pay homage at ISKCON Temple. Dedicated to Radha and Krishna, it is one of the largest ISKCON temples in the world.

The evening is scheduled for shopping at the Commercial Street. The street is a paradise for shopaholics and gives you an opportunity to shop till you drop.

An overnight stay is planned in the hotel.

Day 2 Bangalore – Hospet

Post breakfast, check-out from the hotel. Now, hit the roads to Hospet. Get a chance to visit Chitradurga Fort en route. Outstretched over a peak and seven hills, the fort is truly majestic. Built in a series of seven concentric fortification walls, the fort has numerous passages, masjid, a citadel, water reservoirs, warehouses for oil and grains and ancient temples. The Hidimbeshwara temple steals the limelight. Savor a delectable lunch after visiting the fort, this is followed by the drive to Hospet.

On reaching Hospet, complete the check-in formalities. Nestled along the Tungabhadra River, Hospet is the beautiful city known for its monuments. Titled as ‘Steel City’ or ‘Back Door of Vijayanagara’, the town enjoys great historical significance as well. The night view of the Tungabhadra Dam cast a spell on the visitors.

Enjoy a comfortable overnight stay in the hotel.

Day 3 Hampi

Start the day with a hearty breakfast. Subsequently, you will be taken to the day tour to Hampi, which is known for its Group of Monuments, entitled as the UNESCO World Heritage Site. Climb to the countless boulders in Hampi. Marvel at the ancient ruins and be stunned by the architectural craftsmanship of the bygone era.

The Hampi tour starts with exploring the Kadalekalu Ganesha, an ancient temple housing a huge sculpture of Lord Ganesha and features elaborate carvings. The series of attractions which you will be visiting are Badavilinga Temple – an excellent temple dedicated to Lord Shiva, Hazara Rama Temple – a holy shrine famed for panels depicting the story of Ramayana and beautiful bas relics, Sasivekalu Ganesha Temple – the temple is a home to statute of Lord Ganesha carved out of a single rock, Virupaksha Temple – the popular temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva, Krishna temple – the sacred place with unusual architecture and is dedicated to infant Krishna.

Other attractions which are in the bucket list are Sister Stones – two giant boulders leaning on each other, Lakshmi Narasimha Statue – a grand monolithic statue with rare architecture, Vijay Vittala Temple – an amazing sculpture in the form of a moving chariot, Elephant Stable – an edifice consisting of domed chambers and was used for parking the royal elephants, Underground Shiva Temple – also known as Prasanna Virupaksha, the temple lies below ground level and is often flooded with water, Queen’s Bath – the bathing chamber where kings and their wives used to bath, King’s Balance – a stone scale that dates back to 15th century and was once used to weigh the king against gold to be given as charity, Mahanavami Dibba – a royal enclosure, Purandaradasa Mantapa – dedicated to legendary poet Purandaradasa, the ancient bridge of Hampi – the bridge almost in state of ruins. Lotus Mahal, Palace area and Mint House are other top tourist attractions in Hampi.

Get ready for an entertaining evening, as you will be taken to the Tungabhadra Dam Garden. Enjoy the musical fountain show which will beguile you to the core. Water dancing to the tunes and changing colors with the musical beats looks awesome.

After spending an exciting day, return to the hotel for an overnight stay.

Day 4 Hospet - Anegundi and Kishkindha

Satiate your hunger with a healthy breakfast. An excursion to Anegundi and Kishkindha by road is arranged for you. Anegundi is a place which boasts of great historical significance. Nestled on the northern bank of Tungabhadra River, the quaint village is much older than the Hampi. Get ready to explore the popular places to visit in Anegundi like Tungabhadra River - a river with number of twists and turns, Pampa Sarovar – one of the five sacred lakes or sarovars in India, Huchappayana matha temple – a temple with dance sculptures and black-stone pillars, Aramane – a ruined palace, Nava Brindavana - tombs or Brindavanam of nine Hindu Madhva saints, Ranganatha temple – a holy shrine dedicated to Lord Rama and Kamal Mahal – the edifice looks like syncretic.

Savor an appetizing lunch and head towards Kishkindha, the monkey kingdom of the Vanara King Sugriva – a notable character from the Hindu epic Ramanyana. This is the place where Lord Rama met with Sugriva and Lord Hanuman. People throng the place because of its historical and religious significance. Spend your evening doing leisurely activities and shopping.

Return to the hotel for an overnight stay.

Day 5 Hospet – Bangalore

The wonderful tour ends today. Post a hearty breakfast, complete the check-out formalities. You will be guided with assisted transfer to Bangalore and from there you will be transfer to the airport/railway station to board your homebound flight/train.