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Goa to Chalukyan Architecture Tour: Aihole, Pattadakal & Badami



1 Nights / 2 Days

Tour Type

Daily Tour

Group Size

10 people




Embark on an enriching journey from Goa to explore the timeless marvels of Karnataka’s Chalukyan architecture on this tour. Begin by delving into the ancient temples of Aihole, known as the “Cradle of Indian Architecture,” where the Durga Temple and Lad Khan Temple showcase early Chalukyan craftsmanship. Continue to Pattadakal, a UNESCO World Heritage site famed for its intricately carved temples like the Virupaksha and Mallikarjuna Temples, offering insights into a blend of northern and southern Indian styles. In Badami, discover the awe-inspiring rock-cut cave temples dedicated to Lord Shiva, featuring stunning sculptures and mythological depictions. This journey also includes serene moments at the Bhutanatha Temples, set against the tranquil Agastya Lake, providing a perfect setting for reflection and capturing the essence of Karnataka’s cultural heritage.

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  • This is a private tour/activity only for your group.
  • Enhanced cleaning/ traveler safety.
  • In-depth cultural experience.
  • Flexible sightseeing & stopover.
  • Most travelers can participate.

Bulk discount (by percent)

Bulk diccount adult
# Discount group From adult To adult Value
1 Discount on 2-person group 2 2 45.4%
2 Discount on 3-person group 3 3 47.2%
3 Discount on 4-person group 4 4 50.0%
4 Discount on 5-person group 5 5 53.1%
5 Discount on 6-person group 6 6 56.9%
6 Discount on 7-person group 7 7 58.1%
7 Discount on 8-person group 8 8 62.2%


Day 1: Goa - Badami (250kms)
Depart from your hotel in Goa and embark on a scenic journey towards Badami, passing through Karnataka's picturesque countryside.
Arrive in Badami, check-in at your hotel, and meet your guide.
Excursion to visit Pattadakal, a UNESCO World Heritage site renowned for its Chalukyan temples. Discover the Virupaksha Temple, known for its elaborate sculptures and impressive architecture dedicated to Lord Shiva. Explore the Mallikarjuna Temple with its detailed carvings and the Papanatha Temple, reflecting a blend of northern and southern Indian architectural styles.
Continue to visit Aihole, known as the "Cradle of Indian Architecture," and explore its ancient Hindu temples. Visit the Durga Temple, noted for its unique apsidal shape and intricate carvings depicting Hindu mythology. Marvel at the Lad Khan Temple, an architectural gem showcasing early Chalukyan style with its elaborately carved pillars and historical significance.
Return to your hotel in Badami for an overnight stay.
Day 2: Badami - Goa (250kms)
After breakfast, enjoy a serene morning visit to the Bhutanatha Temples situated on the tranquil banks of Agastya Lake. These 5th-century temples dedicated to Lord Shiva are renowned for their unique Chalukyan architecture, featuring intricately carved pillars and sanctums adorned with sculptures of Hindu deities. The peaceful ambiance and scenic surroundings offer a perfect setting for reflection, spiritual contemplation, and capturing memorable photographs.
Visit the Badami Cave Temples, a complex of rock-cut cave temples dating back to the 6th and 8th centuries. Explore Cave 1, dedicated to Lord Shiva, featuring intricate sculptures and carvings depicting various mythological tales. Admire the Nataraja sculpture and the 18-armed depiction of Lord Shiva as Andhakasura-Murti.
Discover the Mahakuta group of temples, known for its ancient structures and sacred ponds. Witness the Mahakuteshwara Temple, revered for its lingam and intricate carvings depicting scenes from Hindu mythology.
Depart from Badami after exploring these ancient marvels and embark on your journey back to Goa, reflecting on the cultural and architectural wonders experienced during your enriching overnight extension tour.


  • Assistance on arrival at airport.
  • 1 Night's accommodation in 4-stary hotels.
  • Daily breakfast and meal as per day plane.
  • Private air-conditioned deluxe car for airport transfer, sightseeing and excursion as per program.
  • English speaking tour guide on sightseeing days (local guide in each city), as per program.
  • Monuments entrances and activities charges mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Bottled drinking water in car.
  • Government taxes.
  • Any flight tickets.
  • Camera charges at monuments.
  • Expenses of personal nature like liquor, laundry, tips, telephone, fax, internet etc.
  • Gratuities & optional activities.
  • Anything not mentioned in inclusions.

Tour's Location


What is the standard of the hotels on this tour?
4 Star below mentioned hotels or similar
Badami - Krishna Heritage
Can travelers upgrade the accommodation to 5-star hotels?
Yes, travelers can upgrade the accommodation to 5-star hotels by paying the supplement. Please send inquiry for same from the booking page to get the price quote.


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