Itinerary (This is an indicative itinerary, Sequence of the activities may
vary and depend on prevailing weather condition)
1: Arrive at Belgaum and transfer to Hospet (210 kms from Belgaum Airport).
Alternatively take a train from Vasco or Madgaon or Bangalore and arrive at
Hospet. Explore Hampi Area.
: Take a Day trip to various temples / ruins around Hampi Area.
Day 3 :
Transfer to Badami (180 kms - 5 hours). Badami Caves, Badami Fort and Museum & Art Gallery
are areas to visit.
Day 4:: Do a day visit to Bijapur
(120 kms). (Stay overnight at Bijapur if you are ending the itinerary at Solapur
- 110 kms from Bijapur). Visit Gol Gumbaz, a dome like mausoleum and a 17th
century architectural marvel (The dome is the second largest in the
world, 124 feet in diameter). Other areas to visit give time are Jumma
Masjid ( One of the first mosques in India), The Ibrahim Roza (A
beautiful tomb with artistically laid out corridors and interconnecting
buildings), The Malik-e-Maiden (The largest medieval cannon in the
world, is 14 ft long, weighing 55 tons).
Day 5 : From Badami Transfer Back to
Hospet (To take a train to Goa / Bangalore) or Transfer to Goa Via Hubli or Transfer
additional time at Badami following monuments can be visited
(46 Kms. Group of temples built during Chalukyan era), can be visited
enroute from Hospet.
(50 Kms, the temple, dedicated to Banashankari or Shakambari - a form of
(24 kms, a 16th century fort, several temples & a dargah is situated
here), Lakkundi (82 Kms, about 12 Kms south-east of Gadag, Lakkundi is a
place of antiquarian interest with as many as 50 temples & 29
inscriptions. There are Jain temples as well here),
(14 Kms, once a great center of shaiva cult, a place surrounded by
(10 kms, enroute to mahakuta, a Chalukyan era Shiva Temple.
popular variant of the trip is starting from Solapur / Pune / Goa, where the
guests can do Bijapur, Badami and Hampi (Or only Hampi) and from there opt
for extension to Hassan (350 kms) for visiting Halebid and Belur Temples and
there on to Mysore (120 kms) for the Mysore Palace / Somnathapura temple
Linear nature of the journey (North to South), Halebid / Belur and Mysore
best visited ex-Bangalore (connecting from Hospet by overnight train).
Season to Visit - Oct - March
: One arrives at Hospet by overnight / day train from Goa or overnight train
from Bangalore. One can also arrive by road from Hubli (150 kms) or Belgaum
(270 kms) or Hassan (350 kms)
options - Hospet / Badami / Bijapur