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.
Departure from Bangalore – 10:30 PM
I) Reach homestay, Freshen up and Have Breakfast.
II) Grab a cycle and Start the Heritage Cycle ride in Hampi which concentrates on the architecture and history of Vijayanagara Empire that will be explained by a certified guide who will accompany us.
III) Have lunch(Self-sponsored) near one of the monuments.
IV) After lunch, continue the cycle ride exploring many more monuments till evening.
V) Head back to homestay, Freshen up and Gather for Campfire(depends on weather conditons)
VI) Enjoy around bonfire followed by dinner(Self-sponsored)
VII) End it all with staying in rooms/tents.
i) We will have a support vehicle for the cycle ride so if there is any problem or emergency we will have a backup ready.
ii) Also before the start of the ride, all the cycles will be checked for the condition of the cycle, saddle height, brakes, etc.
iii) Accommodation will be on sharing basis.
I) Wake up early and have breakfast
II) Start the journey to Badami.
III) Reach Badami in the afternoon and have lunch(Self-sponsored).
IV) After Lunch, Visit the famous cave temples in Badami.
V) Enjoy the sunset in Badami Lake.
VI) Freshen up at a nearby hotel and reach the campsite.
VII) Enjoy around bonfire followed by dinner and overnight stay in tents.
I) Wake up early in the morning and start sport climbing and rappelling with all safety gears along with professional instructors.
II) Have Breakfast after the adventure sport and start the return journey to Bengaluru.
III) Have lunch and dinner(both Self-sponsored) en route.
IV) Return to Bengaluru at approx 11:30 PM
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.
Route: Bengaluru -> Hampi -> Badami -> Bengaluru
Early Bird offer without transportation cost: Rs.4699/-*
Early Bird offer with transportation cost: Rs. 6699/-*
Normal Price without transportation cost: Rs. 5199/-*
Normal Price with transportation cost: Rs. 7299/-*
1. Water bottles
2. Rain coat (in case it rains)
4. Personal Medical kit
5. Extra pair of clothing
6. One cover sheet
7. Carry bag
8. Jackets or sweaters
9. Trek shoes (any shoes with good grip)
1) People can make their own transportation arrangements or we could do that for you. The transportation arranged by us will INCUR ADDITIONAL CHARGES.
2) We need a minimum of 9 people or the event might be canceled with a full refund.
3) We need a minimum of 5 bikes to organize a bike ride or else they have to reach the location provided by us on their own at the mentioned time.
The surroundings around the Homestay 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.
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.
1. What’s the difference between ‘with transport cost’ ticket and ‘without transport cost’ ticket?
A: In all our events we provide the choice to our clients to make their own transport arrangements, either a car or a bike i.e without transport. Alternatively, they could join our trip by opting for our transport service i.e with transport cost.
2. What kind of transport will be arranged by Monks on Wheels?
A: We will be arranging a non-AC tempo traveler or a minibus 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: We will be having multiple picks up points in Bengaluru and the same will be conveyed with timings only 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, we shall provide the exact location of our venue 2-3 days before the event.
6. Is there any age limit for the trip?
A: We do not restrict on the age as each individual has their own capabilities. But we would strongly recommend you 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.
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.
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 🙂