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HAMPI, AIHOLE, PATTADAKAL, BADAMI & BIJAPUR

Hampi: is identified with the historical Kishkindha, the Vanara, Hampi was chosen its strategic location, bounded by the torrential Tungabhadra river on one side and surrounded by defensible hills on the other three sides. Badami: In 1518, the Bahmani Sultanate split into five splinter states known as the Deccan sultanates, one of which was Bijapur, ruled by the kings of theAdil Shahi dynasty (1490–1686).


DAY 01

BANGALORE -HAMPI: Departure to Hampi by Special Coach at 9.00 PM.


DAY 02

HAMPI:

Arrival at Hampi by 5.00 AM. Check in at Hotel. After Fresh up and Breakfast, Visit Virupaksha Temple - Dedicated to lord Shiva and his consort Pampadevi, this is the only temple that still used for worship the temple, with its nine stored gopuram, towers above the other structures at Hampi. Badavilinga - it is 3 m high and stands permanently in water that flows through an ancient channel. Lakshminarasimha-The awesome 6.7m high monolith depicting the man-lion form of Vishnu is seated on a seven-hooded serpent. Hazara Rama Temple- This was a royal temple reserved for ceremonial use. The entire temple is embellished with bas-reliefs depicting scenes from epic Ramayana. Lotus Mahal- this visually appealing structure has two levels, with open pavilions at the bottom and balconies above, the mahal derives its name from its beautiful, geometrically-arranged cusped arches that resemble the petals of a flower opening to the sun. Elephant Stables- An imposing edifice with arched entrances and many domes that once housed the magnificent state elephants. Mahanavami Dibba – Equally impressive is the massive Mahanavami Dibba, where the kings once sat on gem- studded golden thrones and watched processions pass by. The platform sports densely carved bands of horses, 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 the ladies of the court. King’s Balance- 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 other interesting architectural elements. Back to hotel, After Fresh up & dinner. Night Halt at Hampi.


DAY 03

HAMPI – AIHOLE – PATTADAKAL - BADAMI:

After Fresh up and Early Breakfast Check out the Hotel. Departure to Aihole - A tranquil village on the banks of malaprabha river, Aihole is acclaimed as the cradle of Hindu temple architecture. There are hundreds of temples in the villages and fields nearby. The most impressive one is the Durga temple with its semicircular apse, elevated plinth, and the gallery encircled the sanctum. Pattadakal- With its beautifully chiseled temples, this world Heritage Site on the banks of the Malaprabha river bears testimony to the richness of Chalukyan architecture. Badami-It is situated at the mouth of a ravine between two rocky hills, the exquisite sculptures and the rust red sandstone cliffs of Badami tell many a tale of yore. Check in hotel in Badami, After Fresh up Dinner, Night Halt at Badami.


DAY 04

BIJAPUR - BANGALORE:

After Fresh up and Early Breakfast Check out the Hotel. Departure to Bijapur. Visit Bijapur Local sightseeing Gol Gumbaz-Gaze in wonder at this magnificent mausoleum of Muhamed Adil Shah in Bijapur. It houses the world’s second largest dome, unsupported by pillars-an acoustic and architectural wonder. The amazing whispering gallery, which distinctly echoes the faintest whisper eleven times, is an unforgettable experience. Ibrahim Rauza: This is the tomb of Ibrahim Adil Shah II (ruled 1580-1627), the fifth king of the dynasty and, like the Mughal emperor Akbar, known for religious tolerance. Built on a single rock bed. Malik-e-Maidan- This is a 55-ton cannon perched on a platform. The head of the cannon is fashioned into the shape of a lion whose jaws are trying to devour an elephant. Legend has it that if you touched the gun and make a wish, it will come true. Bara Kaman- The incomplete mausoleum of Ali Adil shah II with its 12 graceful arches. Taj Bawdi- A water tank that commemorates Taj Sultana, Ibrahim Adil Shah II‘s wife .its front is made up of a majestic arch flanked by two octagonal towers. After Dinner, Departure to Bangalore by 9.00 PM.


DAY 05

BANGALORE:

Arrival at Bangalore by 5.00 AM