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Hyderabad to Hampi, Heritage Drive after 3 Years of wait

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Hampi, Aihole, Pattadakal and Badami tour was indeed a three years dream ultimately became true in the first week of Jan, 2019. 

 

I took the same route as our ID group travelled in December, 2018. Hyderabad-Kurnool-Bellari-Hampi. 

Return I came from Badami-Lingsugur-Raichur-Desugur-Mahaboobnagar-Jadcharla-Hyderabad. 

 

I may not be able to put up all the story at one go. I will try to post it day wise.

 

Team

Me and My Wife, My Mother's sister and uncle, Their Daughter and two 11 & 9 year old kids. (5+2)

 

Vehicle- Uncle's own Xylo

 

Day One-05-01-2019

With a little delay than we planed we started from Vanasthalipuram just before 6.00 AM with a cofee break at M Food Court before Jedcharla and reached Kurnool by 9.15 AM. 

We had Buffet Breakfast at Hotel Suraj Grand @ Rs.120/- Per head and the breakfast was very good. 

 

We started just before 10.00 AM from Kurnool and reached  Mayura Bhuvaneswari KSTDC Hotel at Kamalapura by 2.30 PM. 

 

My wife became sick by the time we reached the destination with three vomitings between Kodumur and Kamalapura. I was told its an infection in intestine and simple medication was told by our family doctor over phone. Every one was in anxiety and after medicationction she slept in the room forcing me to continue with visiting places. I was in a real dilemma not ready to leave her alone in that condition and other side My uncle, aunty, sister with two kids who came from Australia and depending on me for the tour. At one stage I thought of asking my uncle to go ahead by engaging a guide but my wife insisted me to go. As the distance of Vijaya Vittala Temple is close to the Hotel, We left hotel by 4.10 PM. 


We reached Tallari Gatta Gate by 4.25 and took a snap and proceeded to Battery car point.  

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Due to paucity of time I could not stop over by Gajjela Mandapa. We saw all the ruins and places on drive in battery car. 

 

By 4.50 we reached the Vijaya Vittala Temple and after taking entry tickets, we engaged a guide out side the temple for Rs. 350/- 

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Full team minus my wife 😥

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Full temple Left side view through Wide angle lens

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Sun set time Right side of the Temple. 

 

By the time we saw the Vittala temple complex, it was 6 Pm and the time for closure of temple. When we came out we were told that the last battery car will depart from the temple at 6.30 PM so we did not went to Shiva Temple adjacent to Vittala Temple.  

 

We came out and wanted to see King's balance. Before that few clicks of Siva temple and Vittala Market.

My wife also called me and informed me that she is feeling better. 

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Vishnu Temple on the way to King's Balance

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King's Balance

Few other structures near by 

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We returned in the last battery car and reached the Hotel by 7.15 PM. 

 

We had dinner at the same hotel and went to bed early. Food is good at the hotel but the service is very slow. Room service is not available. 

 

End of day One 

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Very well put up.. Fantastic pictures as always and waiting for more 😊

 

Btw, which have you felt was better amongst the 2 and what was the drive time consumed for the both? 

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47 minutes ago, sagar said:

Very well put up.. Fantastic pictures as always and waiting for more 😊

 

Btw, which have you felt was better amongst the 2 and what was the drive time consumed for the both? 

Thank you @sagar actual drive time excluding breaks while going is 6.30 Hrs and return via Raichur is more than 9 Hrs. 

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Day Two- 06-01-2019

 

We had engaged a guide for the day through tourism hotel @ Rs.1800/- per entire day.  We asked him to come to hotel before 8.30 AM and plan was to start by 8.30. He came by 8.00 but as usual serving breakfast took lot of time and we started from Hotel by 9.30 AM. My wife was feeling better and joined us. 

 

First place visited was Queen's bath

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Next we stopped at Dasara Dibba and visited all nearby places like stepped well secrete chamber & assembly etc. 

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We saw royal enclosure from a distance and went next to Hazara Rama Temple 

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2 hours ago, Shekar said:

Thank you @sagar actual drive time excluding breaks while going is 6.30 Hrs and return via Raichur is more than 9 Hrs. 

 

That's pretty much a lot of time taken via Raichur. :( 

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3 hours ago, sagar said:

 

That's pretty much a lot of time taken via Raichur. :( 

In fact we started at 12 noon from Badami and reached Hyderabad by 12 Midnight. Road up to Lingusur was better and after that bad patches and too many speed breakers. 

We took 1 hr lunch break and 1 hr plus for two tea breaks. No dinner. 

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Next we went to Hazara Rama Temple. This is the first temple either working or ruin having sculptures on every stone including compound wall. I just imagined how it might have looked like 500 years back.  No further explanation is needed other than photos. 

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From Hazara Rama we went to Zenana by paying entry fee. In the first week of Jan, the temperature is above 30 Deg and it was scorching. 

It was Sunday and lots of people were seen in the place. 

 

After some photo shoot at Lotus Mahal, we went further to see Elephant stable. 

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This is the musuem having small artifacts but beautiful. 

 

After visiting this place we went for lunch. 

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13 minutes ago, sagar said:

Nice pictures @Shekar. Have you not covered the underground shiva temple ?

We have seen it later. Our guide conveniently skipped it. But we could able to see during sunset 

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We had lunch at Hampi Paradise at Kamalapura very close to Mayura Bhuvaneswari. Food is good, ambiance is OK though not great. What I liked more is the quick service. 

 

Post lunch we proceeded to Virupaksha  Temple direction without going to Hotel. Our guide skipped Underground Siva temple, Krishna Temple stating time is short. At the end of the day, I thought of having another day without guide to see all those small and big places we missed. 

 

First place we saw after lunch is Badavi Linga and Laxmi Narsimha temples. Development of circulating area is underway. 

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Next we went to Sasivekula Ganesha. We did not went up on Hemakuta Hill. 

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Next we went to Kadalekalu Ganesha before going further to Virupaksha Temple.

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View from Kadalekalu Ganesha Temple. 

 

With request of our guide and we drove up to temple duly ignoring the police stating senior citizen. 

 

I had a different (better than what I saw now) vision of Virupaksha Temple. But the same neatness is not seen now. Lot foul smell is in the temple complex. We were told that temple is now taken over by ASI and they are dismantling additional constructions added later. We had a nice darshan and also saw the reverse gopuram image. kids took blessings of the temple elephant. 

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shkarani at Virupaksha

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Some one taking selfie with his ancestors. 

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After visiting the Virupaksha Temple, while coming back, police person was again shouting on our guide, we simply did not look that side and went towards Coracle point. Time was about 4 PM and guide said bye bye. 

 

Uncle and Aunt said they will not come in Coracle and sat down near parking. We engaged a Coracle for 5 of us for 30 Minutes at Rs.350 each adult and Rs. 350 for both kids. One foreigner who was waiting alone also joined us. Kids enjoyed the ride very much. 

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Pushkarani at Virupaksha

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We went under the rocks. Clear photos are in mobile. I will try to upload later

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When we came back from ride, the sun started descending fast. It was about 5.15 PM and we want to cover some of the places missed. 

 

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After couple of clicks at Virupaksha Bazar, we stopped at Krishna Temple. It is really big and beautiful temple one must not miss to see. 

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Sunset through pillars of Krishna Temple.

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Krishna Bazar

It was fast getting dark but when we saw underground Siva temple, we thought we will see it. 

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Sun about hide

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Some ruins near under ground Siva Temple.

 

By 6.30 PM we were back to Hotel. We had dinner by 9 PM at the same hotel and called it a day deciding to start early in the morning to Aihole. 

 

End of Day two and Hampi drive. 

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As your title implies, I'm too waiting to do a Hampi trip for long. Actually, we were supposed to do it during Christmas holidays, but couldn't. Very informative post complementing with beautiful pictures. Thanks for sharing!

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Lovely pictures so far.. Looks like you have not left anything uncovered in Hampi with in the very short span you had :) Cheers to that !! Badami, Aihole, Pattadakal are another beautiful heritage place in Karnataka.. Waiting for it all :)

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Beautiful pictures, you captured some of the best views of Hampi.

Your pictures are very impressive, sharp and very neatly processed. 

 

All the images are captured in raw and processed later?

Can i know which wide angle lens you using? 

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11 hours ago, Ranger said:

Beautiful pictures, you captured some of the best views of Hampi.

Your pictures are very impressive, sharp and very neatly processed. 

 

All the images are captured in raw and processed later?

Can i know which wide angle lens you using? 

Thank you.

I am using Tokina 11-16 mm 2.8 lens 

 

Yes images are captured as RAW and processed using Light Room. But I am not expert in LR. I use crop, align and light adjustment mostly. 

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Day Three-07-01-2019

 

Morning we started by 7.00 AM from Hampi for Aihole. Initially we wanted to visit Tungabadra Dam but skipped it.We thought the roads will be bad and it is going to take long time to reach Aihole which is 140 Kms away. But to our surprise first few Kms is NH 67  Six lane road and later NH 50 Four lane road. Only in Karnataka i saw even 4 lane NH roads also have speed breakers. From Hungund to Aihole is two lane road 85% good. 

 

We had breakfast before Ilkal at Arun Family Restaurant abt 80 Kms from Kamalapura. Idli was bad, Puri and Dosa were OK. Toilets are average. 

 

We reached Aihole by 10.30 AM. We saw tourism restaurant nearby. Our initial thought was that Aihole is a small place and only important things to see are Durga Temple and Ladkhan Temple. Same time we were thinking Pattadkal is large place. But on reaching Aihole, we came to know that it is reverse and about 120 temples scattered in vast area including ona hill with 150 steps. Guide at Durga temple complex told us that it will take a full day to see all the temples. We have seen only couple of complexes as we are not planned for longer stay and it was too hot in January. 

 

Let some photos tell the story. 

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Durga Temple

 

This is not a temple of goddess Durga but it is Durg means Fort temple. It is most decorated temple originally a Surya temple. Some clicks in the temple.

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Well near Durga Temple

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A small temple nearby

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Ladkhan Temple. Ladkhan made this temple as his residence for some time. 

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About 12.15 we started from Durga Gudi Complex. Entry fee is only charges at this complex. ASI museum also available in the complex.

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 Ambigere gudi Complex apposite to Durga Gudi Complex

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Ravanaphadi a cave temple dedicated to Siva in Aihole

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Mallikarjuna Temple complex

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Some more temples in the village. Private houses are constructed adjoining them

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Jain cave temple complex over the hills. We did not go there. 

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Another Temple complex

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Huchchapayana Matha Temple

 

By 1 PM we started towards Pattadakal which is 14 Kms away and the road is newly laid 2 lane smooth. All the temples here are in one complex. Pattadakal is very small place compared to Aihole. We have not found any stay options at both places. food options are very basic at Pattadakal and we skipped lunch.  

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9 hours ago, Shekar said:

 We have not found any stay options at both places. food options are very basic at Pattadakal and we skipped lunch.  

 

Great photologue sir, Keep it coming. Badami is the only place where a few stay options are available which are close to Pattadakal and Aihole. The Heritage Resort is the place where we have stayed during our visit to Badami, Aihole and Pattadakal.

The Heritage resort in Badami was very good. Both stay and Food were absolutely good.  

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10 hours ago, Shekar said:

120 temples scattered in vast area including on a hill with 150 steps.

 

Wow,

During our trip, we good opportunity to visit only few places.

 

10 hours ago, Shekar said:

But to our surprise first few Kms is NH 67  Six lane road and later NH 50 Four lane road.

 

Even, I was expecting the roads to be bad.

 

Except for speed bumps, Karnataka govt. has laid decent roads around most of the tourist destinations.

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Continue with Day Three at Pattadakal

 

The sun was shining though not in a favorable angle, the Pattadakal complex is photographer's delight. We engaged a guide at Rs.350 at the main entry. There is an entry fee for person and camera. 

 

After a click from view point we proceeded to see each style of temple architecture. We were told that there used to be dwelling over these temples before ASI took over and unearthed this beauty. 

 

 

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Out of all these temples only Virupaksha temple is complete and active temple. 

 

We left Pattadakal at 3.30 PM and reached Badami by 4.00 PM. 22 Kms road is between these two is also newly laid and butter smooth. We had made advance booking in Mayura Chalukya KSTDC hotel at Badami and the rooms are very good. Food is also good but same slow service here too. 

 

After fresh up we thought of visiting Bhoothnath Temple complex so that we can visit cave temples in the morning and start early from Badami for return journey. Google is showing only 2 kms distance from hotel. we inquired at reception about the place and they said it will be open up to 5.30 PM only. We were out of rooms by 4.30 and wanted to have tea before start and ordered the same in the restaurant. Even after waiting for about 25 min they did not served the tea and after shouting on the restaurant manager we left the place. while boarding the car the waiter brought tea and bill. after firing him again we finished our tea and went ahead for Bhoothnath temple.

 

Google was showing a right turn and at that location road is occupied by vendors. When we moved ahead google asked us to make a U turn. we took U turn and stopped at the place where it is showing a turn and asked the locals for the route to Bhoothnath. They said the route is correct but every Monday the road is closed for weekly market. They also suggested to hire a auto riksha and they will take us from other small roads to Bhoothnath. Instead of engaging an auto we took the same road what he was telling and it lead us to Badami Caves. 

 

The road ended at the Caves and we parked the car at 5.30 PM. Security guard there said the caves will be closed for visitors by 6.00 PM. There is an entry fee for visiting the caves and camera fee too. After couple of minutes dilemma we decided to visit part of the caves as we came all the way up to here. If some thing is missed we can see in the morning. 

 

After purchasing entry tickets, we thought of visiting last cave first so that we need not climb again tomorrow. We went up to last cave (number 4). Aunti who have knee pain stopped at first cave and uncle came up to 3rd cave with multiple breaks (He is at 69 and underwent 2 open heart surgeries). Lots of crowds are seen even on a working day. We took some photos but they were not so good compared to next day's clicks. I gathered information online that  the caves will be open from 9 AM to 6 PM. But we came to know that they are open 6 to 6. at 6.15 we left the place and went to Banashankari Temple which is about 5 Kms from Badami.  Came back to Hotel by 7.15 PM and after dinner in same hotel went to bed.  

 

Road leading to Badami caves is narrow and half of it is closed for laying cement road. Limited parking space is available at the base of caves. 

 

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Cave 4

 

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