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TEMPLES OF KARNATAKA See & Do Ancient Temples of Shimoga & Jain Temples of Sringeri Wonderful Wilderness & Amazing Adventures at Malnad & Dandeli World Wonders of the Deccan at Hubli, Hampi, Badami, Aihole, Pattadakal & Bijapur Stay at: Eco Resorts, Leisure Resorts & Home Stays, Lodges, Palaces & Inns Airports: Mangalore | Goa | Belgaum | Hubli | Bangalore Visit www.ecomantra.com/trip/10 for more info Ecomantra nature adventures pvt. Ltd. 501, Skyline Epitome, Kirol Lane, West Vidyavihar, Mumbai 400086 To book this trip call us at 9122.6128 0100 or email us at trips@ecomantra.com

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1. Feel the cool drops on your face, Hear the roar of the mighty Dudhsagar waterfalls, watch the rainbow in the Mist as your train slowly passes within Kissing distance from the fall. Its a short journey but its a lifetime memory. Stay in the World Heritage town of Hampi. Be amazed by its landscape and ancient temples. Dandeli is a wildlife sanctuary where you will be staying a tree house hanging over the river Kali, on which you can go white water rafting. Go hiking, birding or simply visit its old temples and lime stone caves. We proceed to Indias latest wildlife sanctuary - Bhimgarh, which is incredible beautiful and here you can explore a pristine forest, visit the bear cave, the vajrapoya waterfall or forest villages Special Places to Stay - Machan in a Forest Big room, great food & many eco adventures A Room with a View of the Forest Enjoy amazing wilderness from your room See - Amazing Architecture of Belligavi The sculptures seems as if they are living See - The Ancient Temples of Shivamoga Be amazed by its amazing architecture The close up of life like carvings in the temple of Belligavi TEMPLES OF KARNATAKA UNIQUE EXPERIENCES STAY FOR 1 Hampi Ancient Empires & Temples of the East 2 - 6 Days 2 Malnad & Dandeli Wonderful Wilderness & River Adventures 2 - 4 Days 3 Hubli The Temples of the Chalukyas & Jains 2 - 4 Days The Tiger Reserve of Dendeli The ying squirrels is a magnicent sight Special Places to Stay - Interiors Enjoy the amazing views from the room Walks, Hikes, Rafting & other Eco Adventures Go white water rafting on the Kali River Special Places to Stay - Treehouse Resorts Overlooking the Kali river Dandeli and adjacent Anshi are dense evergreen forests and the river Kali ows through it * Ecomantra Differently experiential holidays are thoughtfully & intelligently designed. Each module or place typically can be done in 2 to 4 days as recommended above. You can tailor-make your holiday from 2 to 15 days by choosing either 1 getaway or all 6 in the sequence mentioned E C O M A N T R A N A T U R E A D V E N T U R E S P V T . L T D . 501, Skyline Epitome, Kirol Lane, West Vidyavihar, Mumbai 400086 To book this trip call us at 9122.6128 0100 or email us at trip10@ecomantra.com Visit www.ecomantra.com/trip/10 to know more about Temples of Karnataka Temples of Karnataka www.ecomantra.com/trip/10 E X P E R I E N T I A L T R A V E L 3. Hubli Hub to The Temples of the Chalukyas & Jains Hubli, an ancient Chalukyan town known is in the centre of the temple circuit of Karnataka and your base to be amazed by the temples at Lakkundi, Annigeri and Dambal. It is also close to Malnad, Shivamoga, tiger reserve of Dandeli and world heritage temples of Hampi. See - Temples of Annigeri, Dambal, Lakkundi & Bankapur, Dandeli WLS Stay at - Comfortable Family Hotel near the Airport Airport - Hubli at 0 Km | Goa at 226 Km Nearby Towns - Annigeri (37 Km) | Lakkundi (70 Km) | Kittur (50) Km Stay - Branded Family Resort at the Airport Its one of the best available resort in Hubli Stay - Well Appointed Interiors Its spacious rooms are well appointed See - Kirthikmukha at Kasivisvesvara Temple Amazing Architecture of Chalukyas See - Dodda Basappa Temple at Dambal It has an amazing 24 point stellate plan The door panel decoration of the Jain temple at Lakkundi 1. Shimoga & Sringeri Wonderful Wilderness & Blissful Birding Explore the beautiful landscape of Indias latest wildlife sanctuary, Bhimgarh. Stay in eco-cottages with great mountain views Bhimgarh is where mountains and dense forests meet and explore the rich great wildlife and enriching culture of this natural landscape. See & Do - Village Walks, Forest Trails, Birding, Night Camping, Cooking Stay at - Machan Cottage in a Comfortable Forest Lodge Airport - Belgaum at 50 Km | Goa at 100 Km | Hubli at 113 Km Nearby Towns - Wild Goa (58 Km) | Panjim (101 Km) | Hampi (265) Km 2. Malnad & Dandeli Wonderful Wilderness & Amazing Adventures Dandeli is not only a Wildlife Sanctuary but one of the few wildlife areas in Western Ghats of India you can explore on foot, it offers a great experience on the shores of the mighty Kali river, whose waves you can ride on a raft and camp in the middle of one of its island. See & Do - Rafting on Kali, Limestone Caves, Jungle Jeep Safari, Birding Stay at - Treehouse on the River in a Comfortable Forest Lodge Airport - Belgaum at 93 Km | Hubli at 100 Km | Goa at 126 Km Nearby Towns - Khanapur (58 Km) | Wild Goa (100 Km) | Panjim (126) Km 10A 2. Proceed to the world heritage sites of Hampi and Pattadakal along with Badami, which was once the capital of the Chalukya empire, which covered much of the central Deccan between the 4th and 8th centuries AD. Nearby Aihole hosted the earliest Chalukya capital; later the site was moved to Badami, with a secondary capital in Pattadakal resulting in the whole region being scattered with countless magnicent rock-cut cave temples. Be amazed by the splendid architectural gems of temples and palaces or go rock climbing on its surreal rocks. Bijapur is an undiscovered tourism town that deserves to be declared a world heritage sites for the dozens of amazing building made by Indias rst islamic empire. The "Whispering Gallery" in Gol Gumbazs dome where even the softest sound can be heard on the other side of the mausoleum is an must see. Temples of Karnataka covers the extremely rich architectural heritage of the ancient Hindu and Muslim Empire of Karnataka Temples of Karnataka www.ecomantra.com/trip/10 TEMPLES OF KARNATAKA UNIQUE EXPERIENCES STAY FOR 1 Hampi Ancient Temples of Chalukyas 2 - 6 Days 2 Badami, Aihole & Pattadakal Ancient Temples of Chalukyas 2 - 4 Days 3 Bijapur Pearls of the Deccan Sultanate 2 - 4 Days E X P E R I E N T I A L T R A V E L Stay - Family Cottage Its spacious cottages are designed for family Stay - Comfortable Interiors Its spacious rooms are quite comfortable See - Vishnu in Cave No. 3 at Aihole And other beautiful temples nearby The Virupaksha temple at the world heritage site of Pattadakal Special Places to Stay - Heritage Palace Its spacious rooms are designed for family Special Places to Stay - Interiors Its spacious rooms are well appointed The Dudhsagar Waterfall Train to Hampi Its a forever memorable way train journey Do - Meet the Bears At the Daroji Bear Sanctuary nearby World Heritage Town of Hampi is an amazing architectural splendour of India and a must see Stay - Family Resort Big room, good food & best in town Stay - Comfortable interiors Fairly comfortable and good for a night stay See - Many Jami masjid and other monument Scattered all around Bijapur See - Asar Mahal And other palaces, forts and tombs Gol Gumbaj looks deceptively simple but is structural triumph of the Deccan architecture, See - Durga Temple at Aihole And many architectural marvels all around 10B 5. Badami, Aihole & Pattadakal Ancient Empires & Temples of the Chalukyas Aihole hosted the earliest Chalukya capital; later the site was moved to Badami, with a secondary capital in Pattadakal resulting in the whole region being scattered with countless magnicent rock-cut cave temples. Be amazed by the splendid architectural gems of temples a See & Do - Durga Temple, Virupaksha Temple, Ravana Cave, Stay at - Maharashtras Oldest Eco Adventure Camp Airport - Goa at 97 Km | Mangalore (246 Km) Nearby Towns - Kumta (32 Km) | Jog Falls (111 Km) | Bekal (300 Km) 4. Hampi Ancient Empires & Temples of the Chalukyas The boulders among the temples are a great experience and more importantly not hot in the winter. To rock climbers, this is the enchanted and sacred temple land, a place where they can enjoy both the ancient temples and even more ancient rocks. See & Do - Virupaksha Temple, Lotus Temple, Market, Sandur Fort Stay at - Palace Hotel Airport - Hubli at 156 Km | Goa at 349 Km | Belgaum at 262 Km Nearby Town - Hampi to Badami is 151 Km | Bijapur is 120 Km from Badami 6. Bijapur Pearls of the Deccan Sultanate Bijapur, ruled by the Adi Shah was one of the greatest pearl of Deccan Sultanate, which was one of the great medieval Indian kingdoms and rst independent Islamic kingdom in India. Bijapur has superb monuments scattered all over that are a must see See & Do - Gol Gumbaz, Jami Masjid, Bijapur Fort, Asar Mahal Stay at - Fairly Comfortable Air Conditioned Family Resort Airport - Belgaum at 180 Km Nearby Towns - Badami (120 Km) | Bhimgarh (94 Km) 24 TRIPS BY ECOMANTRA ACROSS INDIA Nobody covers India like we do. Click on the destination below to visit the itinerary in detail on our website eBrochures: 1 East & South Rajasthan | 2 North West & Central Rajasthan | 3 Gujarat | 4 Central India | 5 Mumbike | 6 Maharashtra | 7 Konkan | 8 Goa & Karnataka | 9 Beaches & Hill Stations of Karnataka | 10 Temples of Karnataka | 11 Nilgiris | 12 North and Intrepid Kerala | 13 Central & South Kerala | 14 East Coast & Andaman | 15 Orissa | 16 Sikkim & Bengal | 17 Arunachal | 18 Assam | 19 Kumaon & Garhwal | 20 Himachal Pradesh | 21 Kashmir and Ladakh | 22 Agra Differently | 23 Monsoon in Himalayas & Western Ghats | 24 Golden Triangles of India