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Karnataka Heritage Triangle with Goa(8 Nights)

Bangalore, Hospet, Badami, Bijapur, North Goa, Dabolim

for Inbound Traveller

Holiday Overview

Fort Aguada
Baga Beach
Reis Magos Church
Gol Gumbaz (Nivalink Trip Dated - 11 March 2011)
Aihole (Nivalink Trip Dated - 11 March 2011)
Badami Cave Temple (Nivalink Trip Dated - 11 March 2011)
Pattadakal Temples (Nivalink Trip Dated - 11 March 2011)
Badami Cave Temple (Nivalink Trip Dated - 11 March 2011)
Agasthya Tirtha Lake (Nivalink Trip Dated - 11 March 2011)
Badami Cave Temple (Nivalink Trip Dated - 11 March 2011)
Hampi
Hampi
Hampi

Karnataka Heritage Triangle with Goa is a popular itinerary for International travellers into India arriving to combine renowned heritage sites of Hampi, Badami, Bijapur with renowned beach getaway of Goa.

Route

Bangalore(1) - Hospet(2) - Badami(1) - Bijapur(1) - North Goa(3)

Summarised Itinerary
  • Day-1 Arrival at Bangalore
  • Day-2 Travel to Hampi / Hospet
  • Day-3 Full day visit to Hampi
  • Day-4 Travel to Badami. Visit Badami Fort, Badami Cave Temples
  • Day-5 Excursion to Aihole and Pattadakal. Proceed to Bijapur.
  • Day-6 Visit Monuments of Bijapur before departing for Goa
  • Day-7 Relax by the North Goa beach
  • Day-8 North Goa Sightseeing
  • Day-9 Departure
Sightseeing Summary

Badami - Badami Cave Temples (1.00 kms), Badami Fort (1.00 kms), Pattadakal Temples (22.00 kms), Aihole (33.00 kms)

Bijapur - Gol Gumbaz (3.00 kms)

Hospet - Pattabhirama Temple (12.00 kms), Virupaksha Temple (13.00 kms), Vittala Temple Complex (13.00 kms)

North Goa - Baga Beach (3.60 kms), Anjuna Beach (6.60 kms), Vagator Beach (8.00 kms), Old Goa (22.00 kms), Se Cathedral (22.00 kms)

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

Heritage travellers may extend to include Hassan (base point to visit Halebid and Belur Temples) between Bangalore and Hospet.

Distances
  • Bangalore to Hospet -330 kms (7 hrs)
  • Hospet to Badami -131 kms (3.5 hrs)
  • Badami to Bijapur -120 kms (3 hrs)
  • Bijapur to North Goa -330 kms (6.5 hrs)
  • North Goa to Dabolim -42 kms (1 hrs)
Route

Bangalore(1) - Hospet(2) - Badami(1) - Bijapur(1) - North Goa(3) - Dabolim

Detailed Itinerary

Day-1 Arrival at Bangalore Arrival at Bangalore, a popular arrival point for International travellers to South India. Stay in transit before proceeding to Hampi / Hospet.

Day-2 Travel to Hampi / Hospet Travel to Hampi / Hospet. 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-3 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-4 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-5 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-6 Visit Monuments of Bijapur before departing for Goa 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). Depart for Goa (300+ kms - 6.5 hours)

Day-7 Relax by the North Goa beach North Goa is a beach getaway renowned for its good beaches, beachside hotels and the atmosphere around it which includes Shacks, Bars, Restaurants and Watersports. Visit local beaches in the evening (Baga, Calangute and Candolim are three most visited beaches in North Goa which offer Watersports (Oct - May). Anjuna and Vagator are two beaches that wear an idyllic character).

Day-8 North Goa Sightseeing  Guests with sightseeing interest may visit Fort Aguada in the morning and experience stunning views of the Arabian Sea. In the afternoon undertake half-day sightseeing of the North Goa visiting Old Goa (UNESCO World heritage site), Sr Francis Church and Temples in North Goa. Guests also have option to visit Spice Plantation where ethnic cuisine, farm based activities, elephant ride and agro processing can be experienced.

Day-9 Departure Depart for a flight back to Bangalore for International departure or to any onward journey destination.

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.

  • 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 :

  • 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 :

  • Pattabhirama Temple - Pattabhirama Temple is as large as the ornate Vittala Temple. Temple is dedicated to Lord Rama.

  • 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.

North Goa :

  • Baga Beach - Baga is tourist hub of north Goa with hotels, restaurants, shacks and tourists arriving all round the year. Winter especially is considering very happening here with all kinds of bars, pubs and restaurants opening up around the area. It can get terribly crowded as well.

  • Anjuna Beach - Anjuna beach is one of the well visited idyllic beaches of North goa at just a few kms from the famed Calangute - Baga beaches.

  • Vagator Beach - Adjoining the famous Anjuna beach, Vagator is a little more laid back. The tourist traffic is predominantly Western backpackers, however it has also become popular with Indian tourists, who particularly come to watch the sunset from the rocks.

  • Old Goa - Old Goa is a historical city in North Goa constructed in the 15th century, and served as capital of Portuguese India from the 16th century. The remains of the city are a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Old Goa contains churches affiliated to various congregations, including the Se Cathedral (the seat of the Archbishop of Goa), the Church of St. Francis of Assisi, the Church of S. Caetano, and notably, the Basilica of Bom Jesus which contains the relics of Saint Francis Xavier.

  • Se Cathedral - Se Cathedral (1631) is part of Old Goa, a UNESCO world heritage site. It is one of the tallest and largest heritage structures in Goa. The massive structure took about 62 years to complete.

Destination Overview

Dabolim - Dabolim lies on nothern tip of South Goa near Vasco and home to only Airport in Goa.

Bangalore - Bangalore (now also called “Bengaluru”) is the state capital of Karnataka and one of the largest Software and ITES (IT Enabled services) center in the world. Bangalore is unofficially now considered as one of the metro cities of India (Alongwith Mumbai, Kolkata, Chennai and Delhi).

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

North Goa - “North Goa” as its referred comprises Baga-Calangute-Candolim-Sinquerim, all different ends to a single stretch of beach, which gets visitors from all over India and has made Goa the world renowned destination.

Access
Prefered Arrival : No ImageBangaloreNo ImageBangalore
Prefered Departure : No ImageDabolimNo ImageVasco da Gama(8kms), Karmali(24kms), Madgaon(25kms)
Distances
  • Bangalore to Hospet -330 kms (7 hrs)
  • Hospet to Badami -131 kms (3.5 hrs)
  • Badami to Bijapur -120 kms (3 hrs)
  • Bijapur to North Goa -330 kms (6.5 hrs)
  • North Goa to Dabolim -42 kms (1 hrs)

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Distances
  • Bangalore to Hospet -330 kms (7 hrs)
  • Hospet to Badami -131 kms (3.5 hrs)
  • Badami to Bijapur -120 kms (3 hrs)
  • Bijapur to North Goa -330 kms (6.5 hrs)
  • North Goa to Dabolim -42 kms (1 hrs)

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