Preferred Arrival /Departure Destination
Arrival - Bangalore
Departure - Dabolim
Route :- Bangalore (1N) - Hospet (2N) - Badami (1N) - Bijapur (1N) - North Goa (3N) - Dabolim.
Summarized 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.
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).
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.
Arrival at Bangalore, a popular arrival point for International travellers to South India. Stay in transit before proceeding 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.
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.
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.
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).
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)
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).
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.
Depart for a flight back to Bangalore for International departure or to any onward journey destination.