Day-1 Arrival at Hubli. Travel to Hospet. Arrive at Hubli. Travel to Hospet (150 kms - 3.5 hours). Hospet is located at few kms from Hampi, renowned for its Vijayanagara era kingdom ruins (UNESCO World Heritage Site) and is a major Inbound and Heritage Tourism hub. Visit Tungbhadra Dam, time permitting.
Day-2 Full day visit to Hampi Visit monuments in Hampi such as Hampi Ruins, Malyavanta Raghunathaswamy temple, Virupaksha Temple, Hazara Rama Temple Complex, Vittala Temple Complex etc. For a comprehensive converage of all monuments, full day is required.
Day-3 Travel to Badami. Visit Badami Fort, Badami Cave Temples Proceed to Badami (130 kms - 3 hours). Badami is home to heritage monuments that date from 8th Century and the area is considered to be cradle of Temple architecture with many styles experimented. Visit Badami Cave Temples, Badami Fort and Banashankari Amma Temple
Day-4 Excursion to Aihole and Pattadakal. Proceed to Bijapur. Excursion to Aihole (first capital of the early Chalukyas and considered Cradle of Temple architecture) (33 kms) and Pattadakal Temples (22 kms), a group of 8th century monuments in Pattadakal are the culmination of the earliest experiments in Hindu temple architecture (UNESCO World heritage site). Depart for Bijapur by afternoon (120 kms - 3 hours). Bijapur is a heritage destination renowned for its Islamic Architecture monuments (Most notably the Gol Gumbaz).
Day-5 Visit Monuments of Bijapur before onward departure Morning visit to Gol Gumbaz, a dome like mausoleum and a 17th century architectural marvel, 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). Proceed to Hubli (200 kms - 4 hours) or Solapur (110 kms - 2 hours) for onward journey.
Hubli - Hubli is commercial center and an access point for North Karnataka heritage itinerary.
Hospet - Hospet is the base town to visit Hampi, ruined city that is a UNESCO world heritage site and one of the must visit for any Inbound traveller.
Badami - Badani is a heritage destination and home to rock cut temples and other heritage monuments. From here one also visits Pattadakal and Aihole heritage monuments.
Bijapur - Bijapur is located in the northern part of Karnataka. Bijapur is well known for the monuments of historical importance, most notably being Gol Gumbaz