The tour will begin with pick up from Hubli airport. Explore Hampi temples, monolithic sculptures & ruins an excellent example of workmanship belonging to the erstwhile medieval Hindu kingdom of Vijaynagar. Then head to Anshi National Park a Tiger reserve and enjoy safari in majestic Western Ghats. Accommodation with breakfast, monuments entrances and activities charges mentioned in the itinerary are well included in package price. Our transport will remain on disposal at your service and can be used for going out for dinner and optional activities within the cities.
Hubli - Gadag - Lakkundi - Hampi (180kms/ 4hrs approx)Pick up from Hubli airport and drive to Hampi. Enroute visit ruined temples at Gadag & Lakkundi. Trikuteshwara temple a Hindu temple dedicated to Shiva had three lingas mounted on the same stone in the town of Gadag. There is a shrine dedicated to Saraswathi in this temple and it has carved columns. Lakkundi is full of ruined temples like Mallikarjuna, Virabhadra, Manikeshwara, Nanneshwara, Lakshminarayana, Someshwara, Nilakanteshwara and many more.
Continue drive to Hampi check in at hotel. Rest time free and easy to relax.Overnight at hotel.
HampiBreakfast at hotel city tour of Hampi. Visit Royal enclosures an open air museum. Apart from giving the visitor a glimpse into what life was like under the Vijayanagara rulers, it also showcases the architectural excellence of the era and the level of destruction the city witnessed after the decline of the Vijayanagara kings. Hazara Rama Temple one of the prime attractions this site was used only for ceremonial processions and is renowned among devotees for its bas-relief sculptures that represent important events that occurred in Ramayana. It is one of the popular temples dedicated to Lord Vishnu. The walls of this temple are adorned with 15th century art work, such as carvings of elephants, horses, soldiers and dancing girls. King's Balance, remember all those fanciful tales of Kings weighing themselves with gems, rubies and gold? Well, it's at Hampi where they seem to take on life with King's Balance being one such pleasant affirmation. 5 meters tall and carved out of stone, King's Balance appears like a lonesome archway left standing, but peer closely and you can spot the three loops on the beam where the balance must have hung. Mahanavami Dibba another popular attraction in Hampi, which was constructed by the King Krishnadevaraya after his win over Udayagiri (in present-day Orissa). This ancient site is the tallest structure in the Royal Enclosure of Hampi and can be easily observed from nearby places due to its height. Statue of Ugra Narasimha Temple a statue of Laxmi Narasimha carved out of a single block of stone.
Virupaksha Temple this temple still in worship, known as ‘Shri Lokeswara-Maha-Sila-prasada’ was built by Lokamahadevi, the Queen of Vikaramaditya to commemorate her husband’s victory over the Pallavas of Kanchipuram. It closely resembles the Kailasanatha temple at Kanchipuram on plan and elevation and represents a fully developed and perfected stage of the Dravidian architecture. Vithala & Lotus Mahal a nice place with sufficient time greens and romantic ambience in zenana enclosure. The features of building is marvellous and splendid. Vithala Temple Complex a 16th century structure that is dedicated to the Lord Vishnu. It is a 'must see' site for all because of its beautiful, complex carvings and magnificent architecture, which is not matched by any other structure located here. This temple, situated on the southern bank of the Tungabhadra River, represents the original South Indian Dravidian temple architectural style.
Rest time free and easy to relax in your hotel. Overnight at hotel.
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Hampi - Anshi National Park (Kali Tiger Reserve)(300kms/ 6hrs approx)Breakfast at hotels drive to Anshi National Park (Kali Tiger Reserve), check in at resort.
Optionaly you can indulge in white water rafting (up to grade 3 level) at the gushing Kali river. There are a lot of things to do, and this unique feature of the park is what makes the place even more exceptional.
Rest time free and easy to relax in your resort/ lodge. DinnerOvernight at Hotel
Anshi National Park (Kali Tiger Reserve) - Hubli Airport (130kms/ 3hrs approx)Breakfast at hotel. Jeep safari in one of the most beautiful parks located amid the majestic Western Ghats, spread over an area of 340 sq km. The park is home to hundreds of species of wild animals, endemic birds, herbs, shrubs, and reptiles, overlooking the Kali river which flows through it. The park offers some of the best views and sceneries you would ever see at all times of the year, even during the overcast skies and intermittent drizzles. The remarkable topography of the park includes beautiful deep valleys, dense forests and narrow hills slopes. The park hosts the dense deciduous forests and evergreen rain forests. There are many small natural springs, brook, cascades in the vicinity of the park. You can also visit nearby villages and interact with the welcoming people living there. The steep roads located inside the park will take you to the villages of Nethurga, Shivapura, Sulageri, all of them situated in the deep desolate woodland.
Fauna inside Anshi National Park are a treat for the eyes and are also great photography objects. The park is widely known for black panthers, tigers, and elephants. Other large animals that can be spotted here are sloth bear, bonnet macaque, slender grey loris, barking deer, Indian wild boar, mouse deer, Indian bison, sambar deer, and more. Small animals include leopard cat, wild dog, jungle cat, jackal, porcupine, flying squirrel, Indian giant squirrel, Malabar civet, small Indian civet, Indian grey mongoose, and pangolin are also housed inside the national park.
Significant flora cover (mainly the deciduous forests) deemed endangered by WWF. Some trees and plants that you will come across are Calophyllum Wightianum, Knema Attlenuata, Malabar tamarind, silver oak, bamboo, eucalyptus, Bauhinia, Artocarpus Lacucha, Hope Wightiana, blackboard tree, teak, Flacourtia Montana, Jamba, Garcinia Morella, Bintangur, Ainimaram, Carallia Brachiata, and more.
Monument entrance fees mentioned in the itinerary.
Deluxe Air-conditioned private vehicle with English speaking chauffeur as per tour program.
Applicable GST (government taxes).
2 Private jeep safari in Anshi National Park (Kali Tiger Reserve)
English speaking tour guide on sightseeing days (local guide in each city).
3 Nights accommodation in offered hotels or similar (standard room)
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