Dear all,

We @ Shikhar Vedh invites u all for a Heritage tour to Hampi, Pattadakal , Ainhole & Badami on 26 – 28 Jan 2018

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Hampi is nestled within the ruins of medieval city of Vijayanagar in the state of Karnataka, on the banks of the Tungabhadra river. Set in a surreal and beautiful boulder-strewn landscape, Vijayanagara (the City of Victory) is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and although the city was destroyed by marauding Moghul invaders in the 16th century, much of it remains today. Enjoy sightseeing tour of the ancient ruins that are spread over 26 sq km area, many of which lie in and around Hampi Bazaar and the nearby riverside area, which also encompasses the city’s most sacred enclave of temples and ghats. East of Hampi Bazaar is the UNESCO-listed 16th century Vittala Temple, the undisputed highlight of the ruins.

Badami Boasting about the Buddhist architecture and sculptures of Lord Vishnu, the Badami Caves are majestic and sure to mesmerize you with its massive boulders: The caves overlook Agastya Lake and many small hillocks that carry a hypnotic charm. Enroute, if you’re lucky enough you’ll spot sun-flower fields making your journey worth-while.

Pattadakal – a World Heritage Site, has 10 major temples representing early Chalukaya architecture, the biggest of which is dedicated to lord Virupakshesvara.

Aihole, which is known as the “Cradle of Indian Architecture”, has over a hundred temples scattered around the village

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Itinerary of the tour ::

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Day 0 – Thursday 25 January 2018 :-

17:00 Hrs :: Depart from Mumbai by Bus

Day 1 – Friday 26 January 2018 :- (Republic Day – Holiday)

07:00 Hrs :: @ HOSPET

Move to Hampi by local transport

Check in – get Fresh

Post Breakfast … Full day sightseeing of Hampi

Virupaksha Temple, Hampi Bazar, Badavi Linga temple, krishna Temple, Lakshmi narasimha Temple, Sasivekalu Ganesha, kadalekalu Ganesha etc.

Overnight @ Hampi

Day 2 – Saturday 27 January 2018 :-

Early wake up 

Post Breakfast … Sightseeing of Hampi

17:00 Hrs :: Move to Badami for overnight stay

Overnight @ Badami

Day 3 – Sunday 28 January 2018

Full day Exploration to Badami , Aihole, Patadakkal, Mahakuta,

By Evening … Board the bus to Mumbai

Day 4 – Monday 29 January 2018

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09:00 Hrs : @ Mumbai

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Tour Fees would be approximately Rs. 6500/- per Head which includes

1) Local Transportation for 3 days Hospet to Hospet for Sightseeing Hampi – Badami – Pattadakal – Aihole

2) Food expenses for 3 days (Monday dinner excluded)

3) Accommodation on tripple sharing basis

4) Shikhar Vedh Administrative Charges

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Deposit Rs. 4500/- per head (Non-refundable) on following A/c for Travel / Hotel booking

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Name: JAGADISH GOVIND PATIL
ICICI Bank A/c No.: – 026801521464
 
Vartak Nagar Branch, Thane (W)

Ifsc code: ICIC0000268
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Last date for registration: – Tuesday 9 Jan 2018 OR Till the batch gets full
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NOTE :: 1) MUMBAI – HOSPET – MUMBAI Bus Fare ( Rs 4000-5000/- pp) to b borne by participant

2) Pune to Pune trip cost will be Rs 8000/- per person if minimum 6 ppl enrolled fr the tour

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Things To Carry:-
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A Water Bottle (~2 Ltrs) (A must)
1 torch (a must) with spare batteries ( a must)
Rain-cheater (a must)

Camera, Cell Phone, Binoculars (Optional)
Pls avoid wearing Gold and other ornaments
Some ready to eat food. Plum cakes, biscuits etc.
Extra Pair of clothes,
Good trekking shoes preferably ACTION,
Personal basic medical kit (Containing an antiseptic, few bandages, personal medications if any, Antibiotics for stomach infection)

A haversack to put all these things
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For confirmation, do call on below no or reply here

Jagdish Patil : 09702121373 / 09869369836
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