Goa to Belgaum, Bijapur & Badami Extension Tour

Goa to Belgaum, Bijapur & Badami private extension tour will begin with pick up from your hotel in Goa. You will visit ancient large Fort complexes in Belgaum, Bijapur & Badami. Imposing ancient Temple complexes in Pattadakal & Aihole which are also UNESCO World Heritage Sites. You will also visit old palace, museum & mosques in the cities. Package tour is combined with inclusion of accommodation with breakfast, transport by AC vehicle, local guide in each cities & monuments entrances.

per adult from

$1,016

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Duration

5 days

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Hotel pickup available

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  • What's included :
    • 4x Breakfast
    • Accommodation included: 4 nights
    • 4 Nights accommodation in offered hotels or similar (standard room)
    • English speaking tour guide on sightseeing days (local guide in each city).
    • Monument entrance fees mentioned in the itinerary.
    • Deluxe Air-conditioned private vehicle with English speaking chauffeur as per tour program.
    • Bottled water
    • Applicable GST (government taxes).
    • Entry/Admission - Gokak Falls
    What's excluded :
    • Or anything not mentioned above.
    • Any air fare
    • Expenses of personal nature like liquor, laundry, tips, telephone, fax, internet etc.
    • Main Meals, Lunch or dinner unless mentioned

  • Day 1: Goa - Belgaum (125kms/ 3hrs approx)

    Stop At: Belgaum Fort, Belgaum 590001 India
    Pick up from your hotel in goa or Goa airport and drive to Belgaum check in at hotel.
    Later visit Belgaum Fort believed to have been built by the rulers of Ratt Dynasty in 1204 AD. With shrines of Goddess Durga and Ganapati at the entrance, the architecture fort features a fusion of Chalukyan, Deccan and Indo-Saracenic art forms and the incredible lotus design at the Mukhamantaapa leaves everyone awestruck. There are numerous Hindu and Jain temples and mosques, located inside the fort area. Fort served as an impenetrable barricade against the violent attacks of the enemies. It has undergone many renovations and additions throughout its existence because it played host to a legion of dynasties. The Belgaum Fort shot to fame when Mahatma Gandhi was captured here during the Freedom Movement of India. The fort was constructed after demolishing 108 Jain temples and 101 Shiva temples. Some of the stones and pillars can be seen as a part of the religious shrines over here, like the Jamia Masjid.
    Duration: 3 hours

    No meals included on this day.
    Accommodation included: Overnight at hotel.

    Day 2: Belgaum - Gokak Falls - Bijapur (220kms/ 5hrs approx)

    Stop At: Gokak Falls, 6 Km From Gokak, On Ghataprabha River, Belgaum 591307 India
    Breakfast at hotel, drive back to Bijapur via visiting Gokak Falls. Located on the Ghataprabha River, this is one of the most scenic places to visit in Belgaum. After traveling a meandering course, the river plunges down from an altitude of 171 ft, amid sandstone cliffs and lush green mountains to form Gokak Falls. There is a hanging bridge over the waterfall and one can enjoy stunning views of the cascading stream from there. Other than admiring the beauty of the waterfall and its surrounding, one can also visit age-old Lord Mahalingeshwara temple, located nearby.
    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Bijapur, Bijapur, Bijapur District, Chhattisgarh
    Continue drive to Bijapur, check in at hotel. Rest time free and easy to relax.
    Duration: 2 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    Accommodation included: Overnight at hotel.

    Day 3: Bijapur - Badami (120kms/ 3hrs approx)

    Stop At: Bijapur, Bijapur, Bijapur District, Chhattisgarh
    Breakfast at hotel, city tour of Bijapur. Visit The Bijapur Fort which had a plethora of historical monuments of architectural importance built during the rule of Adil Shahi dynasty. The Adil Shahi Sultans who ruled nearly 200 years in Bijapur had expended their utmost authority, almost exclusively, on architecture and the allied arts. Each Sultan endeavored to excel his predecessor in the number, size, or splendor of his building projects. As a result, the buildings seen in and around Bijapur Fort and the town have been rightly called as the Agra of South India. Asar Mahal built by Muhammed Adil Shah in late 1640s, used to serve as a Hall of Justice. Moreover, hair from the beard of Prophet Muhammad was also used at this place. Owing to this, it is a place of worship for Muslim devotees. Bara Kaman the unfinished mausoleum of Ali Adil Shah II. Ali Adil Shah of the Adil Shahi dynasty wanted to build a mausoleum of unmatched architectural quality. It was planned that twelve arches would be placed vertically as well as horizontally surrounding the tomb of Ali Adil Shah. However for unknown reasons the work on the structure was left incomplete only two arches were raised vertically. Gol Gumbaz the second largest dome in the world After St. Peter's Basilica in Rome. The Gol Gumbad is 124 feet in diameter. The architecture of Gol Gumbad is unique in the sense that the four minarets themselves are the staircases, leading to the top dome. Jama Masjid the graceful twin minarets of Tipu's Jumma Masjid (1787) are decorated with an elegant arrangement of numerous pigeonholes, and terminate in bulbous domes above balconies. Prayers are offered, both at the mosque and at the mausoleum.

    Malik - e- Maidan regarded as the biggest cannon ever made in the history of world, which translates to ‘The Ruler of the Plains’. Located in Gol Gumbaz, the largest masonry dome in the whole of India, the history related to the cannon is more than enough to tempt the travelers to pay a visit to this place. The Ibrahim's Rouza built by Ibrahim Adil Shah in the 15th century. It consists of mosque and tomb enclosed together in the square compound. Mosque and Tomb are separated from each other by tank and fountain. The mosque has finely crafted arches in its rectangular prayer hall and it’s shaded by chhaja and slender minarets at each corner. The bulbous dome with beautiful rows of petals at its base is enclosed in a square structure giving a majestic look to the mosque.


    Duration: 4 hours

    Pass By: Badami, Badami, Bagalkot District, Karnataka
    After sightseeing drive to Badami check in at hotel.

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    Accommodation included: Overnight at hotel.

    Day 4: Badami

    Stop At: Badami, Badami, Bagalkot District, Karnataka
    Breakfast at hotel city tour of Badami. Visit Badami Caves Temples a complex of temples an example of Indian rock-cut architecture. Badami was the capital of the early Chalukyas, who ruled much of Karnataka in the 6th to 8th centuries. Badami Fort known for its beauty and rich history associated with Chalukyas and the Pallavas. Open Air Museum get a sense of the splendour of all three towns, visit a ‘natural’ National Museum in Badami. This is an area where the artisans tried out their art rock-cut steps, caves and incomplete idols tried out as a first draft are cordoned off here.

    Pattadakal Temple Complex a complex of 7th and 8th century CE Hindu and Jain temples. Located on the west bank of the Malaprabha River a UNESCO World Heritage site build by Chalukya. The Hindu temples are generally dedicated to Shiva, but elements of Vaishnavism and Shaktism theology and legends are also featured. The friezes in the Hindu temples display various Vedic and Puranic concepts, depict stories from the Ramayana, the Mahabharata, the Bhagavata Purana, as well as elements of other Hindu texts, such as the Panchatantra and the Kiratarjuniya. The Jain temple is only dedicated to a single Jina. The most sophisticated temples, with complex friezes and a fusion of Northern and Southern styles, are found in the Papanatha and Virupaksha temples. The Virupaksha temple is an active house of Hindu worship.

    Durga Temple Aihole an example of southern (Dravidian) architectural type, with a later northern type superstructure imposed upon it-an incongruity apparent from the fact that the superstructure is a square structure clumsily fitted over an apsidal cella. Huchamalli Temple Aihole home to shrines of Lord Shiva, Vishnu and Brahma. It was built in the 7th century AD and is considered one of the earliest groups of temples in Aihole. The sanctum is inclusive of a pradakshinapatha and a Northern style rekhanagara tower; and contains lattices on the external walls. Another small temple that dates back to the 11th century AD is situated to the north of this temple. At this temple, the entrance hall in front of the sanctum was introduced for the first time. Meguti Jain Temple the distinction of being the only temple in Aihole which can clearly be traced back to 634 AD. Perched above a small hill, this temple, though incomplete, represents the early development of the Dravidian style of architecture. Built without mortar, the Meguti Jain Temple placed is on a raised platform with a flight of steps leading to the large, pillared mukhamandapa. Ravanapadhi Cave temple Aihole the 6th century cave temple is dedicated to Shiva. A broken column lines up with the cave entrance, which opens to the southwest. The cave is dramatically recessed on a deep ledge, with free-standing shrines on either side. Rest time free and easy to relax in your hotel.
    Duration: 5 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    Accommodation included: Overnight at hotel.

    Day 5: Badami - Goa (250kms/ 5hrs approx)

    Pass By: Goa, Goa
    Breakfast at hotel drive to Goa and drop off to your hotel or airport in Goa.

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    No accommodation included on this day.
  • Departure Point :
    Traveler pickup is offeredAirports
    • Goa International Airport, Airport Rd, Dabolim, Goa 403801, India
    Departure Time :
    Suppliers and travelers coordinate start times within the given time periods. Price Using 4 Star Hotel 10/1/2020 - 9/26/2021
    Monday - Sunday:06:00 AM - 06:00 PM
    Price Using 5 Star Hotel 10/1/2020 - 9/26/2021
    Monday - Sunday:06:00 AM - 06:00 PM
    Price using 3 star hotels 10/1/2020 - 9/26/2021
    Monday - Sunday:06:00 AM - 06:00 PM
    Return Detail :
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    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 3 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
    • Infant seats available
    • Near public transportation
    • Stroller accessible
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • If you cancel at least 7 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
    If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.
    If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.

Language

English - Guide

Age Req.

-

Fitness Req.

None

Group Size

10

Organised by Agora Voyages OPC Pvt. Ltd.

Activity ID: V-135633P477

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