Hampi Halebid Tour
Day 01 : Bangalore - Hospet
Our representative will pick up you from Bangalore and drive to Hampi, most visited tourist place located on the banks of river Tungabhadra in Bellary district. Hampi was once the capital of Vijayanagar Kingdom and one of the richest and largest cities in the world during its prime, now in the ruins. Hampi is known for its gorgeous architecture, preserved temples, monuments and palaces . On arrival at Hospet, check in to the hotel. Overnight stay in the hotel.
Day 02 : Hospet - Hampi - Hospet
After Breakfast, drive to Hampi for Sightseeing (Virupaksha Temple, Kadale Kalu Ganesha, Sasive Kalu Ganesha, Krishna Temple, Lakshmi Narasimha, Badavi Linga, Sister Stones, Underground Temple, Mint House, Lotus Mahal, Elephant Stables, Hazara Rama Temple, Palace Area, Mahanavami Dibba, Queen's Bath). After Lunch visit Vijaya Vittala Temple (Stone Chariot), King's Balance, Purandara Mantapa, Old Pillar Bridge and evening return to the hotel for overnight stay.
Day 03 : Hospet - Chitradurga - Hassan
Morning after breakfast, check out the hotel drive to Chitradurga. On arrival, visit historical Chitradurga Fort. The Fort was built in stages between the 10th and 18th centuries by the dynastic rulers of the region. The Chitradurga fort is built in a series of seven concentric fortification walls with various passages, a citadel, mosque, warehouses for grains and oil, water reservoirs and ancient temples. Thereafter drive to Hassan. On arrival at Hassan, check-in to the hotel for overnight stay.
Day 04 : Hassan - Halebid - Belur - Bangalore
Morning after breakfast, check out of the hotel and drive to Halebid, a regal capital of Hoysala empire during 12th - 13th century. Halebid was earlier called as Dwarasamudra and later got its name as Halebid (the old city) because it was plundered two times during the invasion of Malik Kafur. The Hoysaleswara temple was built during this time by Ketamala (around 1121 AD) and attributed to King Vishnuvardhana, the Hoysala ruler. It is believed to have been completed around 1160 AD by Kedaroja, the chief architect of Vishnuvardhana's son and Successor Narasimha I (1142 - 1173). Visit the beautiful temple complex which comprises the Hoysaleswara and Kedareswara temples and two Jain basadi.
Then drive to Belur, the earlier capital of Hoysala empire. It is just 16 Km away from Halebid Temple. The main attraction in Belur is the Chennakeshava temple complex which contains the Chennakesava Temple as the center piece, surrounded by the Kappe Chennigraya temple built by Shantaladevi, queen of king Vishnuvardhana. Visit the temple at Belur, one of the finest examples of Hoysala architecture. It was built by king Vishnuvardhana in commemoration of his victory over the Cholas at Talakad in 1117 CE. Legend has it that it took 103 years to complete and Vishnuvardhana's grandson Veera Ballala II completed the task. The facade of the temple is filled with intricate sculptures and friezes with no portion left blank. Inside the temple are a number of ornate pillars. Darpana Sundari (Lady with the mirror) carved on walls of Belur Temple is one of major attractions in the complex.
After lunch, drive to Bangalore. On arrival at Bangalore, you will be transferred to the Airport or Railway station.