This tour can be combined with our Sandalwood and Spices tour or the Unusual India Tour. It is available daily from Bangalore or Mysore. The Vijayanagar empire was established in 1336 and lasted until 1646. The empire is named after its capital city of Vijayanagar, whose ruins surround present day Hampi, now a World Heritage Site in Karnataka state. Efficient administration and vigorous overseas trade brought new technologies such as water management systems for irrigation. The empire's patronage enabled fine arts and literature to reach new heights in Kannada, Telugu, Tamil, and Sanskrit, while Carnatic music evolved into its current form.

5 Days- HAMPI- THE VIJAYA NAGAR EMPIRE

Featuring: Hospet, Hampi, Badami, Pattadakal, Aihole, Chikmaglur, Belur, Halabid and Sravanabelgola. Private tour available daily.

This tour can be combined with our Sandalwood and Spices tour or the Unusual India Tour. It is available daily from Banglore or Mysore. The Vijayanagar empire was established in 1336 and lasted untill 1646. The empire is named after its capital city of Vijayanagar, whose ruins surround present day Hampi, now a World Heritage Site in Karnataka state. Efficient administration and vigorous overseas trade brought new technologies such as water management systems for irrigation. The empire's patronage enabled fine arts and literature to reach new heights in Kannada, Telugu, Tamil, and Sanskrit, while Carnatic music evolved into its current form.



Day 01- Bangalore or Mysore - Chikmaglur- Drive today to Chikmaglur- TAJ GATEWAY CHIKMAGLUR. En route- visiting the Belur and Halebid Temples. These 11th century temples are the best expamples of Hoysala architechure with very intricate carvins on stone.



Day 02 - CHIKMAGLUR- SRAVANABELGOLA- HOSPET- HAMPI - On our drive through lovely countryside to Hampi, we will make a stop at Sravanabelgola. If you wish you can climb the 641 steps or hire a sedan chair where four men will carry you up, to see the 58 feet tall statue of Bahubali!


Day 03- Hampi- Full day trip to Hampi ruins.


Day 04- Hampi - Badami- Drive to Badami to see the Badami cave temples which are a complex of Hindu, Jain and possibly Buddhist cave temples all carved out of soft Badami sandstone on a hilly cliff. Also see the Pattadakal and Aihole Temples. BADAMI COURT HOTEL


Day 05- Badami- Bangalore. Fly from the nearest airport or drive back to Bangalore

TOUR ENDS

Private tour available daily. Please call (800) 373 0388 for more information or to book or email info@worldviewtours.com