KARNATAKA Tour Information


   
Blessed with natural abundance, Karnataka attracts huge number of tourists every year. In 2014, Karnataka was ranked as the third most popular state for tourism in India. Karnataka has many captivating hill stations such as Coorg, Nandi Hills and Chikmagalur. People in search of pristine beaches enjoy its scenic coastal destinations like the famous Blue Lagoon Beach and Ladies Beach in Karwar, dotted with Casuarina trees. In addition, Karnataka is home to UNESCO World Heritage Sites like Hampi and Pattadakal, ideal for heritage tours. Gommatesvara statue at Shravanabelagola and Gol Gumbaz in Bijapur are two other remarkable heritages that have drawn visitors for ages to Karnataka. This state also has 21 wildlife sanctuaries and 5 national parks including the well-known Bandipur National Park in Mysore. Places like Kudremukh and Madikeri have now become popular eco-tourism destinations. The Golden Chariot, a train, connects most popular tourist destinations in Karnataka for tourists’ convenience

Tour Itinerary

Tour Furnished below


DAY 1- START FROM HWH-HOSPET 18047 AMRAVATI EXP [MON, TUE, THU]
DAY 2- TRAIN
DAY 3- HOSPET-HAMPI N/S [15 KM BY CAR]
IF YOU WANT TO SEE TIPU SULTAN FORT THEN GET DOWN BERALI STN & THEN MOVE TO HAMPI
Virupaksha Temple
Vithala Temple
Lotus Palace
Yantradharaka Hanuman Temple/the Monkey Temple
Hampi Bazaar
Hippie Island
Coracle Ride:
When in Hampi, you absolutely have to get hold of a coracle and ride in one. It is one of the few places in the country where you can get such an experience and we gurantee that it is going to be a lot of fun. You can rent a coracle at really economic rates and cross the rates in the ferry that looks exactly like the one in olden days. This is one of the most exciting experiences and things to do in Hampi.
Queen's Bath
Matanga Hill
Elephant Stables-
The Elephant Stables [WORLD BIGGEST] served as an enclosure for royal elephants back in the day of the Vijayanagra Empire.
Eleven domed chambers are seen here with a particularly decorated one which served as an enclosure for the musicians during any performances.
Elephant Stables, Hampi Overview
Monolith Bull
Big Shivlinga, Hampi Overview

Carved out of a single boulder, this Shivlinga stands at a height 3m amidst water. It is a major attraction in Hampi.
Hemakunta Hill houses a temple complex
Old Palace
Mahanavami Dibba
Achyutraya Temple-
This temple is also known as the Tiruvengalanatha Temple, after the main deity, a form of Lord Shiva.It has modern architecture in comparison to the other temples of Hampi. Many carvings here depict mythological legends, seen on pillars, walls and monolith blocks.
Hazara Rama Temple:
Hazara Rama Temple, a mesmerizing temple dedicated to Lord Rama, is located in Hampi Village in the south-western Indian state of Karnataka. The breathtaking view of the temple and its intricate carvings attract tourists from all over the world. From a distance, one will notice the beige granite temple under the clear blue skies. 
Archaeological Museum
Rock climbing
Anegudi village

Located on the banks of River Tungabharda, Anegundi village is famous for the Aramane Palace Ruins, the Kamal Mahal, the Huchappayana Matha Temple, the Ranganatha temple and the Nava Brindavan. The village is older than Hampi and is considered a World Heritage Site. 
Kadalekalu Ganesh:
Kadalekalu Ganesh is an important religious attraction in Hampi. The temple has traditional stone architecture and is located on Hemakuta Hill and has a huge 15 feet monolithic statue of Lord Ganesha which is a believed to be one of the largest in the world. The reason why the attraction is called Kadalekalu is because the belly of the deity is chiselled to look like Kadalekalu (Bengal gram).
King's Balance:
King's Balance is an ancient 15th century attraction which was used to weigh the king with the royal Jewels every year on special occasions. The jewels were then donated to the temple priests. The structure has intricately carved pillars. 
Riverside Ruins:
Riverside Ruins have a splendid cluster of Shivalings carved on flat rocky surface, in addition to several shrines dedicated to Lord Vishnu and other Hindu deities, some of which are partially submerged. These Ruins are in a row of 108 lingas and a sqaurish 1008 lingas and can be spotted all across the gorge
Sasivekalu Ganesh:
Sasivekalu Ganesh has a gigantic monolithic statue of Lord Ganesha. The statue is over 8 feet tall and was created in the memory of a Vijayanagara King - King Narasimha II.
DAY 4- HAMPI N/S
DAY 5- BADAMI N/S
[There are no direct trains or buses between Hampi to Badami. The convenient and fastest way to reach from Hampi to Badami [107KM] is to take Indica from Hampi to Badami. The cheapest way to reach Badami from Hampi is to take Indica from Hampi to Gadag then take train with train number 56904 from Gadag to Badami.]
TRAIN SERVICE OF GADAG TO BADAMAI**
DAY 6- BADAMI N/S
AUTO/TANGA RIKSHW
CAVE TEMPLES: THE CAVE TEMPLES OF BADAMI CONSIST OF FOUR SEPARATE TEMPLES, EACH HOLDING INTRICATE CARVINGS AND DEPICTIONS.THESE CARVINGS DEPICT SHIVA AND VISHNU IN VARIOUS AVATARS IN THE FIRST 3 TEMPLES, REPRESENTING THE BRAHMANICAL STYLE. THE FOURTH TEMPLE IS DEDICATED TO JAIN TIRTHANKARAS.
AGASTYA LAKE
BHUTHANATHA TEMPLE
BADAMI FORT-Badami Fort is built by Chalukyan King Pulakesgi in 543 AD. Perched on the top of a cliff, this fort is accompanied by two Shivalaya complexes dating back to the 5th century. A 16th century and a 14th century watchtower are also featured atop this hill.
DAY 7- BADAMI N/S
SIGHTSCEEN [AIHOLE & PATTADAKAL]
BADAMI- AIHOLE-44KM
THE MAIN MONUMENTS IN AIHOLE ARE 
DURGA TEMPLE
LADKHAN TEMPLE
RAVANA PAHADI AND 
ARCHEOLOGY MUSEUM
HUCHIMALLI TEMPLE [INTIRIOR OF VILLAGE]
HUCHAPPAYYAGUDI TEMPLE

EXCEPT RAVANA PAHADI, ALL OTHER SITES ARE LOCATED IN SAME COMPOUND.
AIHOLE TO PATTADAKAL-12KM
PATTADAKAL: TEMPLE COMPLE
VIRUPAKSHA TEMPLE
MALLIKARJUNA TEMPLE
SANGAMESWARA TEMPLE
KADASIDDHESWARA TEMPLE
JAMBULINGESWARA TEMPLE
GALAGANATHA TEMPLE
CHANDRASHEKHARA TEMPLE
PAPANATHA TEMPLE
KASIVISWESWARA TEMPLE
MONOLITHIC STONE PILLAR
JAIN TEMPLE

DAY 8-
BIJAPUR N/S
BY TRAIN
16535-GOLGOMBUZ EXP
06919- HUBLI BIJAPUR PSG
11424-HUBLI-SOLAPUR
BY ROAD -
THE MAIN STAND IN BIJAPUR IS NEAR THE SOUTHWESTERN SIDE OF THE CITADEL, NEAR THE CITY CENTER. BUS SERVICES TO BADAMI (4 HOURS), BELGAUM (5 HOURS), GULBARGA (4 HOURS), BIDAR (7 HOURS), HUBLI (4½ HOURS), AND SHOLAPUR (2 HOURS) ARE FREQUENT.
DAY 9- BIJAPUR N/S
TOURIST ATTRACTIONS
MONUMENTS DATING BACK TO THE REIGN OF THE ADIL SHAHI DYNASTY ARE THE PRIZED TOURIST ATTRACTIONS OF BIJAPUR. THE ENTIRE CITY AMID THE FORTIFIED WALLS IS FULL OF INTERESTING SIGHTS. HERE ARE SOME OF THE UNMISSABLE ONES:
THE IMPOSING GOL GUMBAZ OR THE ROUND DOME BUILT IN 1659, HOUSING THE TOMB OF MOHAMMAD ADIL SHAH IS AMONG THE MOST IMPRESSIVE STRUCTURES BUILT DURING THE ERA. KNOWN FOR ONE OF THE LARGEST DOMES IN INDIA AND THE SECOND LARGEST IN THE WORLD, ENTIRELY UNSUPPORTED BY PILLARS.
ARCHAEOLOGICAL MUSEUM, WHERE THE RELICS OF THE ROYAL DYNASTY OF BIJAPUR AND THEIR RULE HAVE BEEN PROPERLY PRESERVED.
THE BEAUTIFUL TOMB NAMED IBRAHIM ROZA WAS BUILT BY ADIL SHAH II FOR HIS QUEEN. ITS HIGHLY DECORATIVE CARVINGS MAKE IT ONE OF THE EXISTING MARVELS OF PERSIAN MUSLIM ARCHITECTURE.
THE CITADEL AT THE CENTER OF THE WALLED CITY, IS A SMALL, FORTIFIED AREA WITH A MOAT.  
PALACES, PLEASURE GARDENS AND PUBLIC HALLS.
GAGAN MAHAL, THE IMPRESSIVE SKY PALACE IS AN ARCHITECTURAL MARVEL.
THE SAT MANZIL (SEVEN-STORIED PALACE)
JALA MANZIL (WATER PAVILION) AND THE BARA KAMAN (TWELVE ARCHES).
JAMA MASJID, THE MOSQUE BUILT BY ALI ADIL SHAH I IS NOT JUST A PLACE FOR PRAYERS BUT ALSO MAJESTIC DESIGNS.
TAJ BAWDI, WATER TANK.
UPLI BURJ, WATCH TOWER OFFERS PANORAMIC VIEWS OF THE CITY.
THE MEHTAR MAHAL, A PALACE BUILT BY SWEEPERS.
ASAR MAHAL WITH INTERESTING DESIGNS TO BOAST ABOUT.
THE MALIK-E-MAIDAN, MONARCH OF THE PLAINS CANNON, WHICH IS ONE OF THE LARGEST SURVIVING BELL-METAL CANNONS IN THE WORLD.
DAY 10- BIJAPUR TO HOWRAH TRAIN
BIJAPUR TO GADAK TO HOWRAH