Hampi Badami Tour

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2 Nights 3 Days
Availability : 18 - 21 Feb

Hampi – Badami Tour Details

Monks on Wheels is the OFFICIAL ADVENTURE PARTNER of KSTDC (Karnataka State Tourism Development Corporation)

Join the Monks on Wheels as we take you on a 3D/2N event to wander back in time as we explore the rich heritage history of Hampi & the ancient architectural style of Badami with a little adventure added to it.

Short Description of Hampi & Badami:-

Hampi, a village and a temple town in Karnataka is one of the most historically rich places. Listed under the UNESCO World Heritage Site as the Group of monuments at Hampi, this city was also at one point one of the richest cities in the world when it was in its peak. Located inside the Vijayanagara city, Hampi has been one of the most significant tourist places of attraction. People from all over the country visit Hampi for its beautiful monuments and history. As per statistics of the year 2014, Hampi is said to be the most searched places of Karnataka online. People who visit Hampi are mostly people who love history and architecture. It is no surprise that Hampi is such a famous place for tourists that visit from all over the globe.

Badami is truly famous for its Cave Temples that date back to the 6th and 7th centuries. Located at Badami in Bagalkot district of Karnataka, Cave Temples represent the fine architectural style of the ancient times. Badami is acknowledged for being the ancient kingdom of Chalukyas. In the 6th century, Badami was established by Pulakesin I; however the architectural expansion was observed by the Chalukyas. The sect constructed numerous temples and monuments, marking the instigation of the Hindu architectural style. Badami Cave Temple is the best example of Chalukyan style of architecture. Made out of Sandstone hills, Badami Cave Temples boast of rock-cut architecture.

Warning: You are about to read the most exciting section, a signature hand-crafted, Monks on Wheels experience. This is for people who want to join for some true adventure and unique fun.

Itinerary of Hampi - Badami

Day 0 (Thursday)

1) We say bye to Namma Bengaluru at around 10 PM.
(Please have a light dinner. We don’t want you to starve!)
2) Our experienced organizers will keep you engaged with fun ice breaker session, a great way to bond with your fellow travellers.
3) Next up? Good rest required for the adventure in waiting!

Day 1 (Friday)

1) Reach the homestay at Hampi in the morning to a steaming hot cup of coffee.
2) Freshen up and have a delicious, authentic breakfast.
3) Depart from the homestay and cross the Tungabhadra River on a boat.
4) Grab a cycle and Start the Heritage Cycle tour in Hampi which concentrates on the architecture and history of Vijayanagara Empire that will be explained by a certified guide who will accompany us.
5) Have a traditional lunch (Unlimited)
6) Continue the cycle ride exploring some more beautiful monuments till evening.
7) Again take a boat ride to cross the river.
8) Freshen up and gather around the campfire to tea and piping hot snacks (if weather permits).
9) Warm up, indulge in activities, or dance the evening away, hosted by our fun-experts.
10) Explore and chill at the shacks in Hampi and have dinner (Self-sponsored)
11) Sleep like a baby at our overnight stay in rooms/tents.

Note

i) A support vehicle shall be called at the earliest during the cycle ride, in case there is any issue or emergency for backup.
ii) Also before the start of the ride all the cycles will be checked for condition of the cycle, saddle height, brakes etc.
iii) Some of the marvelous monuments visited during the cycle tour are: Virupaksha Temple, Vittala Temple, Stone Chariot, Hazara Rama Temple, Elephant Stables, Royal Enclosure, Lotus Mahal, Hampi Bazaar, Lakshmi Narasimha Temple, Ganesha Temple etc

Day 2 (Saturday)

1) Wake up to the sounds of nature and enjoy an early morning breakfast.
2) Start the journey to Badami.
3) Return Badami in the afternoon and have sumptuous lunch (Unlimited on Food Menu)
4) Visit the most famous cave temples in Badami.
5) A certified guide will explain the beautiful architecture of the cave temples.
6) Enjoy the beautiful sunset in Badami Lake.
7) Freshen up at a nearby hotel and reach our secluded campsite.
8) Experience raw camping with a view of the stary night.
9) Warm up, indulge in activities, or dance the evening away, hosted by our fun-experts.
10) Enjoy bonfire followed by dinner.
11) Sleep like a baby at our overnight stay in tents.

Note

i) Accommodation in tents will be on sharing basis.

Day 3 (Sunday)

1) Wake up early in the morning and get set to experience the thrill of rappelling with all safety gears along with professional instructors.
2) Freshen up at the hotel room after the adventure sport.
2) Have Breakfast and start the return journey to Bengaluru.
3) Have delicious lunch and dinner (both Unlimited on Food Menu) enroute.
4) Reach Namma Bengaluru in the night around 11:30 PM with memories of a lifetime!

Note

i) All adventure activities will be carried out under the supervision of trained professionals. We request everyone not to try any activities without the consent of the instructors.
We are sure you must be excited but hold on, are you wondering what the package includes?
Answer – we’ve got everything you need covered for your 3-day vacation.

We are sure you must be excited but hold on, are you wondering what the package includes?
Answer – we’ve got everything you need covered for your 3-day vacation.

Price Includes

1. All delicious meals: – 3 Breakfast, 3 lunch and 2 dinner.
2. Accommodation will be in tents on sharing basis for 2 nights (1 night in Hampi & 1 night in Badami).
3. Heritage Cycle tour at Hampi
4. Cycle rental charges.
5. Auto Rickshaw transfers from campsite to boat point.
6. Certified guide during the tour in Hampi
7. Entry charges to all monuments we visit at Hampi.
8. The famous cave temple visit at Badami
9. Entry charges for the cave temple in Badami.
10. Certified guide during cave exploration in Badami.
11. Hotel room charges to freshen up at Badami.
12. Entry charges to the cave temples at Badami.
13. Rappelling on the big red sandstones.
14. Professional instructor charges for rappelling.
15. Rappelling Equipment charges.
16. Safety Equipment charges.
17. Campfire** with snacks and other activities for 2 nights
18. First Aid kit in case of emergencies. (We hope we don’t have any).
19. Non-AC Transport with pushback seats to and fro Bengaluru
20. 2 or more members of Monks on Wheels to keep you entertained throughout the event.
21. GST (yes, we are honest like that!)

Price Excludes

Dinner on Day 1, Personal expenses and other things not mentioned above

Now that you have decided to join the trip, congrats on the excellent choice! Monks on Wheels assures you a real experience in nature, distinctive value, and the finest quality in service.

Price

Early Bird Price for per person: Rs. 9969/- (No Hidden Charges)

Note: Early Bird offer price ends after the first few bookings and might change without prior notice.

Actual Price for per person: Rs. 12969/- (No Hidden Charges)

 

 

Note: –
1) You have the option to make your own transportation arrangements (car/bike/public transport) to join the event for which per person price: Rs. 7969/- (No hidden charges)
2) Partial payment of Rs. 4969/- can be made to book your slot. Remaining amount to be paid online/cash on the day of the trip
3) Monks on Wheels trek leads will have radio communication device as a part of safety measure.
4) Accommodation on sharing basis will be in tents.
5) A Whatsapp group will be created 2-3 days before the event where all the necessary information like things to carry, pick up points, time etc will be provided.
6) We need a minimum of 9 people to conduct the event or the event might be cancelled with full refund.
7) In an extremely rare scenario, due to unforeseen incidents like natural calamities, road blocks etc. or restrictions by the government or forest department, the itinerary might be changed/modified depending on the situation.

COVID-19 Safety & Guidelines:

Before the event:
1) Only register for the event if you don’t have any symptoms of COVID-19 from the past 14 days.
2) Try to avoid crowded places as much as possible once you register for the event.
3) If you develop COVID-19 symptoms after registering for the event, please do not join the event.
4) MW organizers will be checked for temperature and any symptoms of COVID-19 before joining the tour.
5) Age should be in the range of 18-48 years to join the event.
 
During the event:
1) Participants will be checked for their body temperature and pulse rate before the start of the event. Anyone with a fever/flu like symptoms, temperature and pulse rate above/below the average range will not be allowed to join the trip.
2) Meals during the journey will be provided at a good and hygienic restaurant. Participants may carry their own plate/lunch box/spoon for all meals provided during the trip.
3) Participants are expected to sanitize themselves regularly and wear masks at all possible times.
4) Avoid interaction with other groups or people outside of the event group.
5) If a participant develops COVID-19 symptoms during the journey, only the that person will be isolated, taken to a nearest hospital and arrangements for to return will be made. No one will be allowed to accompany that person.
6) Valid ID proof to be carried.
The surroundings around the Home stay will make you feel very close to Nature.
We would like to reiterate & be understood that it is a no-frills nature retreat & not a luxury resort but you can definitely trust us to give you the most thrilling experience and the best premium hospitality.

Things required for the event:-

1. Water bottles
2. Rain coat or Umbrella (in case it rains)
3. Torch
4. Personal Medical kit
5. Extra pair of clothing
6. One cover sheet or Garbage Bag (It’s a trek hack, trust us.)
7. Carry bag
8. Jackets or sweaters
9. Trek shoes (any shoes with good grip)
10. Cap
11. Glucose
12. Sufficient cash
13. Sanitizer
14. Masks

FAQs

1. What is Partial Payment? If partial payment is done, how to pay the remaining amount?
A: Partial payment is an advance paid to block your slot for a particular event. Remaining amount of the event to be paid online/cash on the day of the trip.
 
2. What kind of transport will be arranged by Monks on Wheels?
A: Monks on Wheels will be arranging an Non – AC tempo traveller or a mini bus depending on the group size.
 
3. From where will the transportation be arranged?
A: The transport will be arranged from Bengaluru.
 
4. Where will be pick up points be in Bengaluru?
A: Monks on Wheels will be providing multiple pick up points in Bengaluru and the same will be conveyed with timings 2-3 days before the event.
 
5. Where should we join, in case we are coming by our own transport arrangements?
A: Once your registration is confirmed, Monks on Wheels shall provide the exact location of our venue 2-3 days before the event.
 
6. Is there any age limit for Monks on Wheels’ trips?
A: Monks on Wheels do not restrict on the age as each individual has their own capabilities. But we would strongly recommend you to contact us so that our travel expert can give you a better idea of the trip.
 
7. What kind of events are these?
A: These are group events open to all categories of people.
 
8. How safe is it for women travelers?
A: Yes, It is completely safe for women travelers. Monks on Wheels events are done keeping certain standards and safety measures. We will always send a minimum of two trip organizers for all our events (many of them women trek leads). For better understanding on how we manage trips, read these reviews by our solo women travelers.
Review link: https://www.facebook.com/pg/Monksonwheels/reviews/
 
9. What is the ratio of Men & Women in your events?
A: Monks on Wheels usually have more women travelers joining our trips. However, sometimes the ratio will be almost equal.
 
10. Do you have women trek organizers in Monks on Wheels?
A: Yes, in fact most of Monks on Wheels trek leads are women.
 
11. What type of venue will it be for the overnight stay? Whether accommodation will be separate for men and women?
A: Monks on Wheels keeps certain quality standards where we provide venues like home stays or campsites that are good and hygienic with neat and clean washrooms.
And yes, we always provide separate accommodation for men and women.

Refund and Cancellation Policy:

1. If the notice is received more than 20 days prior to the event, 100% of the event amount paid will be refunded.
 
2. If the notice is received up to 20 days prior to the event, 50% of the event amount paid shall be refunded.
 
3. All cancellation requests made 5 days prior or on the day of the event, no refund will be made.
 
4. No refund will be made for any type of cancellation if partial payment is done.

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Swapnil Joshi

Group Traveller

I have gone for treks ,outing as solo or with groups with several expedition orgs but this one is the best .The way the organizers bind the group be it Ashwin ,Chethan or Lata,is commendable.Their timing,interaction and arrangement is pretty good.I always look forward to going new places with these guys when I get free time.

June 24, 2019

Srishti Kapoor

Solo Traveller

Book ticket with MOW and relax . They will handle everything . Their trips are planned in such a way that you aren’t tired and they make sure you have enough rest before you join next working day . It’s mix of leisure and fun and they love talking 🙂

June 10, 2019