One-Week Tour of Badami and Hampi

Kick off your journey in Mumbai with visits to the Elephanta Caves and the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya museum. Fly to Hubli, then drive to Badami to explore its ancient caves and the Pattadakal temples. In Hampi, witness the sunset from Hemakuta Hill, and spend the following day touring its renowned temples and royal ruins. Wrap up the tour with a visit to Hampi’s palace zone before flying out from Bengaluru. This week-long adventure offers a deep dive into some of the Deccan Plateau's most significant historical and cultural landmarks.

Day 1: Mumbai

  • Morning: Excursion to the Elephanta caves (UNESCO World Heritage Site)
  • Afternoon: Tour the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya (former Prince of Wales Museum)

Day 2: Mumbai — Hubli — Badami

  • Fly to Hubli via Bengaluru; drive to Badami

Day 3: Badami

  • Morning: Tour Badami caves and archaeological museum
  • Afternoon: Excursion to Pattadakal temples (UNESCO World Heritage Site)

Day 4: Badami — Hampi

  • Morning: Visit to Aihole temples
  • Afternoon: Drive to Hampi (UNESCO World Heritage site) in time for sunset on Hemakuta Hill

Day 5: Hampi

  • Morning: Visit Vitthala temple and walk to Hampi village, Krishna temple, Narasimha monolith and Virupaksha Temple
  • Afternoon: Visit to Lotus Mahal and Elephant Stables

Day 6: Hampi — Bengaluru

  • Morning: Visit of throne platform and other features in palace zone; Ramachandra temple
  • Afternoon: Drive to Vidyanagar for flight to Bengaluru