Goa To Badami, Hospet, Hampi, Gokarna Tour:
Day 1: Goa To Badami By Road 270 Kms And 6 Hrs Drive
sightseeing tour of Badami, visiting Gateways, Forts, inscriptions, Sculptures that seem to come alive under your eyes . Badami has to be seen to be believed. There are four caves here. The first three belong to the Vedic faith and the fourth cave is the only Jain Temple in Badami. The first cave temple past Shiva s door Keepers and there he is the eighteen-armed Nataraj striking 81 dance poses. The largest and most ornamental is the third Cave temple dedicated to Vishnu. Here are some splendid carvings of the Hindu Pantheon, Narasimha the half man and half lion avatar of Vishnu, Hari Hara, the composite god who is half Shiva a half Vishnu. Return to the hotel for overnight at Badami.
Day 2: Badami To Aihole, Pattadakol, Hospet 180 Kms And 5 Hrs Drive
Aihole is the cradle of stone temple architecture of the southern Dravidian School. The oldest temple, Lad Khan goes back to the 5th century A.D. There are 70 temples in this group. The Durga temple is noted for its sculptures. The Meguti temple is built of 630 small stone blocks. The Ravanaphadi Cave has some beautiful carvings. Pattadakal, referred to as Petrigal, reached its pinnacle of glory under the Chalukya kings from 7th to 9th centuries. The oldest in this group is the Sanghameswara Temple. The Mallikarjuna Temple has pillars depicting life of Krishna. Virupaksha temple has sculptures and panel scenes from the epics, the Ramayana and Mahabharata. The Papanatha Temple has impressive carvings on pillars and ceiling. After sightseeing continue to drive to Badami. On arrival, transfer to the hotel. Rest of the evening is free for relaxation. Overnight at the hotel in Hospet.
Day 3: Hospet Hampi Hospet In And Around 30Kms Half Day Sightseeing
Early morning trek up to sunrise point on Matanga Hill, which is to the east of Hampi It s beautiful and not to be missed if you ever visit Hampi. Return to the hotel for breakfast later take an excursion to Hampi, Hampi the once beautiful capital city of Vijaynagar Empire was greater than Rome and had palaces; Hampi ruins spread over an area of more than 26 sq. km. protected by the tempestuous river Tungabhadra in the north and by rocky granite ridges on the other three sides, visit at Some of the interesting ruins remaining Hazara Rama Temples, huge Ganesha & Narasimha images, the elephant stables, the queen s bath, and carvings on the Ramachandra Temple & Lotus Mahal. There are a number of temples in Anegondi, which is a fortified area on the northern side of Hampi Bazaar. A terrain such as this was excellent for a capital city that needed to be vigilant and spend a further day in the heart of the lost empire. Explore Hampi at your own pace. Its monuments- like its centuries- old patience & wisdom- most is savoured bit by bit. Overnight stay at the hotel in Hospet.
Day 4: Hospet To Gokarna 330 Kms And 6 Hrs Drive
Travel To Visit Gokarna, Later afternoon visit The Mahabaleshwara is one of the major temples. Later visit to Kudle beach a 1 km long stretch of white sand fringed by palm trees is the nearest just about 20 minutes walk from Gokarna. Half an hour further from Kudle is the Om beach, so named because it s shaped like the auspicious Om symbol. Gokarna s other beaches- Paradise and Half-Moon- are smaller and lesser known, but equally great for sunbathing and swimming. Later return to the hotel for overnight stay in Gokarna
Day 5: Gokarna To Goa 160 Kms And 3 H1/2 Hrs Drive
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