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"Hampi and Badami" The Marvels of Karnataka

10 nights & 11 days travel in South India
  • Visit the Ruin of Hampi (in the 16th Century this was the world's largest city).
  • Visit the temples of Halebid and Belur, both magnificent examples of the Hoysala Dynasty architecture.
  • Discover the beautiful region of Medikeri.

Good Season: August to March. Best Season: November to February.

Tour Type: Cultural. Hotel: Heritage & boutique hotels 3* & above. Transportation: air-condition deluxe vehicle.

Itinerary: D1. Arrive Banglore D2. Banglore ~ Hubli (flight) ~ Badami D3. Badami D4. Hampi D5. Hampi D6. Hampi ~ Banglore (night train) D7. Hassan D8. Madikeri D9. Madikeri D10. Mysore D11. Mysore D12. Mysore ~ Banglore transfer D13. Banglore ~ Home

Today, the region of Karnataka is regarded as one of India's culturally rich states. In ancient times, kings, princes and powerful dynasties independently ruled South India. They were great builders, travelers and lovers of the fine arts. At this time Hampi was the world's biggest and most opulent city. The Romans and other Europeans came here to trade in gold, silvers, gems, silks and spices. Today, the palaces and monuments of Hampi, including the 17 meter-high Jain statue of Gommateshwara, are testament to the decadence of ancient Hampi's thriving industry.

Immerse yourself in the daily activities in the market places and meet the local people who are friendly, courteous and hospitable. Enjoy some of India's finest cuisine - delicately flavored with superb local spices and fresh coconut. Then experience the pleasant climate of Medikeri and relax in one of Karnataka's most beautiful hotels.

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