Historical Hampi & Badami

Starting from: Hampi

Season: All year

Duration: 6+ days

Highlights: Hampi - Vittala Temple & chariot - Badami - Agastya lake - Badami Fort - Aihole - Pattadakal Temple Complex

The erstwhile capital of the Vijaynagar Empire, Hampi also has a place in the Ramayan, one of India's most important mythological sagas.
This holiday combines a few days exploring the fascinating city of ruins with a trip to Badami, once the capital of the Chalukya empire, which is famous for its rock-cut caves.

This holiday is perfect for travellers who are interested in history and architecture, and you will also experience village life and culture.

We help with all the arrangements - a private vehicle with a driver, local guides where necessary, handpicked quality accommodation as per your choice, a personalised itinerary, and local assistance during your trip; to make sure that this is the trip of a lifetime!

Each of our holidays is a personal experience and our goal is to design an itinerary that matches your dream trip.

Below is a 6 day / 5 night itinerary to give a general idea of our Historical Hampi itinerary starting from Hampi: 

Day 1 & 2 - Arrival & Hampi

Arrival in Hampi , where you spend the next two days exploring this fascinating city of ruins and its UNESCO heritage sites.
Visit the Hampi Bazaar area, the riverside area and the 16th century Vitthala Temple with its famous stone chariot. Take a coracle boat across the river to experience the past come alive amidst remains of palaces and temples.

In the morning, you can take a walk or bike ride through the serene landscape dotted with banana plantations, paddy fields and boulders. You will also have an opportunity to experience village culture and get to know the locals.

Day 3 & 4 - Badami

Drive to Badami where you spend the day exploring the famous rock-cut caves and the Agastya lake surrounded by many temples.
Walk through the old streets to relive history or climb to the Badami Fort, which is perched on a hill, for panoramic views of the town and lake.

Day 5 - Aihole & Pattadakal

Referred to as the cradle of Indian rock architecture, Aihole is home to 125 temples built between the 6th and 12th centuries. The temples are built in diverse architectural styles and are also mentioned in Hindu mythology.
Continue to the Pattadakal complex with nine Hindu and Jain temples before driving back to Badami for the night.

Day 6 - Departure

Drive back to Hampi from where you fly back.

Since the exact itinerary is customised for your arrival and departure times, activities and tours you choose, and the pace of your trip; these might change to balance your daily travelling time.
We can of course also accommodate any preferences you have.

Here are some of the ways in which we can customise this trip:
- Add extra days to slow down the pace or enrich your itinerary with more time for activities or detours
- Cut a day or two from the itinerary to allow for reduced time or budget
- Create a themed itinerary with an emphasis on your favourite activity or interest f.e. history, culture, art, architecture, cuisine etc.

Price from: 1,155 USD per person on a twin-sharing basis

- Accommodation with breakfast for 5 nights
- Chauffeur-driven private air-conditioned car for 6 days
- Monument fees and admissions as per the itinerary
- Guide for all sightseeing as per the itinerary
- Current applicable taxes
- Contact person in India

Note: These prices are not applicable for festival dates and Christmas-New Years period.

We offer a variety of comfortable vehicles for different group sizes with a local driver, and a guide for the sightseeing.

Our accommodations are all well rated and located so as to balance your daily travel time.

Your detailed itinerary will include must-see attractions and offbeat sights. We can also add tours and activities of your choice, restaurant recommendations and any other special interests you have. Some of this might require adding extra time to the trip.

And of course, we are always available for questions or assistance during your trip.

Additional information for your trip will be sent to you after the booking. This will include details about weather and clothing, currencies and payments, electricity system, food and water, safety, contact info, and other useful tips.