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Karnataka Heritage Golden Triangle(4 Nights)

Hubli, Hospet, Badami, Bijapur, Hubli

for Inbound Traveller, Heritage Traveller

Holiday Overview

Hampi
Hampi
Hampi
Gol Gumbaz (Nivalink Trip Dated - 11 March 2011)
Malik-e-Maidan (Nivalink Trip Dated - 11 March 2011)
Upli Buruj (Nivalink Trip Dated - 11 March 2011)
Badami Cave Temple (Nivalink Trip Dated - 11 March 2011)
Pattadakal Temples (Nivalink Trip Dated - 11 March 2011)
Pattadakal Temples (Nivalink Trip Dated - 11 March 2011)
Pattadakal Temples (Nivalink Trip Dated - 11 March 2011)
Badami Cave Temple (Nivalink Trip Dated - 11 March 2011)
Badami Cave Temple (Nivalink Trip Dated - 11 March 2011)

Karnataka Heritage Golden Triangle is a Break for the Heritage travellers that covers three popular heritage destinations in Karnataka i.e. Bijapur, Badami and Hospet that covers UNESCO World heritage sites and some of the most stunning monuments such as Hampi Ruins (Hampi), Gol Gumbaz (Bijapur) and Badami Caves.

Route

Hospet(2) - Badami(1) - Bijapur(1)

Summarised Itinerary
  • Day-1 Arrival at Hubli. Travel to Hospet.
  • Day-2 Full day visit to Hampi
  • Day-3 Travel to Badami. Visit Badami Fort, Badami Cave Temples
  • Day-4 Excursion to Aihole and Pattadakal. Proceed to Bijapur.
  • Day-5 Visit Monuments of Bijapur before onward departure
Sightseeing Summary

Badami - Badami Cave Temples (1.00 kms), Badami Fort (1.00 kms), Banashankari Amma Temple (4.00 kms), Pattadakal Temples (22.00 kms), Aihole (33.00 kms)

Bijapur - Malik-e-Maidan (1.50 kms), Bijapur Fort (1.50 kms), Ibrahim Rauza (2.00 kms), Gol Gumbaz (3.00 kms)

Hospet - Tungbhadra Reservoir (3.00 kms), Hampi Ruins (13.00 kms), Virupaksha Temple (13.00 kms), Vittala Temple Complex (13.00 kms), Malyavanta Raghunathaswamy temple (16.00 kms), Hazara Rama Temple Complex (16.00 kms)

Preferred Arrival /Departure Destination
Arrival - Hubli Departure - Hubli
Best Season to Travel
  • Jan
  • Feb
  • Mar
  • Apr
  • May
  • Jun
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  • Aug
  • Sep
  • Oct
  • Nov
  • Dec
Popular Extensions to the Itinerary

For guests travelling by Road, this is an excellent driving itinerary route ex-Pune / Bangalore for Winter. For guests from Mumbai one may require to take a stopover enroute (such as Solapur).

Distances
  • Hubli to Hospet -150 kms (3.5 hrs)
  • Hospet to Badami -131 kms (3.5 hrs)
  • Badami to Bijapur -120 kms (3 hrs)
  • Bijapur to Hubli -200 kms (4.5 hrs)
Route

Hubli - Hospet(2) - Badami(1) - Bijapur(1) - Hubli

Detailed Itinerary

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.

Detailed Sightseeing

Badami :

  • Badami Cave Temples - Four Badami cave temples are carved out of the soft Badami sandstone on a hill cliff in the late 6th to 7th centuries. They are a major tourist attraction especially heritage traveller. The cave temples date back to 600 and 700 CE.

  • Badami Fort - Badami fort lies atop a cliff right opposite the Badami cave temples. It is a steep climb with many view points and dotted with little shrines.

  • Banashankari Amma Temple - Banashankari Amma Temple or Banashankari temple is an 18th century Hindu shrine located near Badami. The temple gets visitors from all over Karnataka and some parts of Maharashtra.

  • Pattadakal Temples - A group of 8th century monuments in Pattadakal are the culmination of the earliest experiments in Hindu temple architecture. UNESCO in 1987 included Pattadakal in its list of World Heritage sites and is one of the major tourist attraction and must visit for a heritage traveller.

  • Aihole - Aihole is a temple complex at 33 kms from Badami (Karnataka, India). Aihole has been described as one of the cradles of temple architecture and therefore a must visit for any heritage traveller. Here artisans worked over centuries to perfect different temple architectures.

Bijapur :

  • Malik-e-Maidan - The largest medieval cannon in the world. Being 4 m long, 1,5 m in diameter and weighing 55 tons

  • Bijapur Fort - Baijapur fort is home to many prominent monuments in the area such as Ibrahim Rauza and Jamia Masjid (Build in 16th Century).

  • Ibrahim Rauza - Ibrahim Roza is the tomb of Ibrahim Adil Shah II (ruled 1580-1627). Built on a single rock bed, it is noted for the symmetry of its features.

  • Gol Gumbaz - Gol Gumbaz is the most famous monument in Bijapur. It is the tomb of Mohammed Adil Shah (ruled 1627-1657). It is the largest dome ever built, next in size only to St Peters Basilica in Rome. An attraction in this monument is the central chamber, where every sound is echoed seven times.

Hospet :

  • Tungbhadra Reservoir - Tungbhadra Reservoir is set near Hospet offering excellent views to guests. Tungabhadra Dam is built across the river Tungabhadra and is one of the biggest multi purpose dams in Karnataka spread over an area of 400 sq.kms.

  • Hampi Ruins - Hampi ruins are ruins of Vijayanagara, the former capital of the Vijayanagara Empire. It continues to be an important religious centre, housing the Virupaksha Temple, as well as several other monuments belonging to the old city. The ruins are a UNESCO World Heritage Site, listed as the Group of Monuments at Hampi. The ruins are spread over 10 kms radius and has many monuments and notable hindu temples.

  • Virupaksha Temple - Virupaksha Temple is a Shiva temple situated in the Hampi Bazaar. The temple has a 160-foot (49 m) high tower at its entrance. One of the most visited and impressive monuments of Hampi

  • Vittala Temple Complex - Most renowned among the ruins of Hampi. The stone chariot of this temple complex is a symbol of Karnataka Tourism. Floodlights have been installed in the temple complex that provide illumination at dusk which enhances appeal of the temple in the evenings.

  • Malyavanta Raghunathaswamy temple - Malyavanta Raghunathaswamy temple is constructed in the Dravidian style and has interesting motifs of fish and marine creatures

  • Hazara Rama Temple Complex - Ruined temple complex is well known for elaborate frescoes and a sprawling courtyard well-laid with gardens. It is well known for more than many thousand carvings & inscriptions (1000+ carvings & inscriptions) depicting the story of Ramayana.

Destination Overview

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

Access
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Distances
  • Hubli to Hospet -150 kms (3.5 hrs)
  • Hospet to Badami -131 kms (3.5 hrs)
  • Badami to Bijapur -120 kms (3 hrs)
  • Bijapur to Hubli -200 kms (4.5 hrs)

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Travel Ideas incorporated in the itinerary

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Bijapur Getaway

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Distances
  • Hubli to Hospet -150 kms (3.5 hrs)
  • Hospet to Badami -131 kms (3.5 hrs)
  • Badami to Bijapur -120 kms (3 hrs)
  • Bijapur to Hubli -200 kms (4.5 hrs)

Expert Speak

Karnataka Heritage Golden Triangle is an ideal train getaway for guests ok with travelling by overnight Train. For guests travelling via Flight Goa, Hubli and Belgaum are potential candidates for an access point.

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