Goa & Hampi Motorcycle Holidays:
Winter Break Motorcycle Tours from Goa to Hampi :
Goa – one of the best places in India to visit for beach lovers, pristine beaches, European culture, amazing cuisine, and unique culture makes Goa has one of the best destinations for Winter Break Motorcycle Holidays in India. In this blog, we have covered the most handful information about “Goa to Hampi Motorcycle Tour” with detailed info on the places to visit and their importance.
The best time to visit Goa on a Motorcycle is from early October till mid-March, post-march the Summer season will begin and it's extremely hot not advisable to travel. Goa has got its cultural influence from the European continent especially from Portugal, since Portugal ruled Goa for many years.
So here goes the best travel guide for Goa to Hampi bike trip:
Arrive at Goa by flight; this is the best option to save time if you are traveling to Goa. Panjim international airport has connected with multiple domestic flights every day from major cities like New Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore, and Chennai and there are also few direct international flights from Europe.
Upon arrival just take an easy walk on the beaches and try to get acclimatize to the local weather before you start your Motorcycle Tours in Goa.
Next day pick up your Royal Enfield Motorcycle and start exploring the Northern part of goa starting with few beaches like Anjuna, Arambol, Baga and Candolim beaches, after exploring the beaches you can visit Fort Aguada, dolphin views boating and some adventure activities like Paragliding, speed boat, etc in Baga beach.
After exploring Northern Goa on Motorcycle Tour, you can start your journey towards south goa; unlike North Goa, South Goa is more calm and peaceful. But sometimes it will also be crowded during peak season from December to January. The journey from Panjim to South Goa itself is an amazing thing to do, it will take you to the old Goan architecture and some sleepy fisherman villages like Cola, Agonda, and Palolem. In north Goa, one can visit Cabo de Rama fort, Agonda beach, Cola beach and lagoon, Palolem beach, and boating to buttery fly beach.
Panjim to Dandeli:
After spending 2 days in Goa, you can start your Goa to Hampi motorbike tour towards riding to Dandeli Tiger Reserve. Dandeli Tiger reserve is located in the Northern part of Karnataka and it is a home for several wild animals like Tiger, Leopard, Elephant, Guar, and Black Panther, the journey from South Goa to Dandeli is one of the best route in South India to Explore on a Motorcycle, it will take you to the deep forest of tropical evergreen forest of Southern India called western Ghats. The roads are beautiful with lush green forest and most of the roads are with turns & twists. Be careful while riding on the curves as you may encounter with any Wild Animals which are crossing the roads. Before reaching Dandeli you can visit “Syntheri Rocks” in Anshi national park. If you still have time then you can visit for Jungle safari in Dandeli national park.
Dandeli to Badami , Pattadakallu & Aihole:
Badami is an ancient town and UNESCO world heritage site, Cave temples of Badami is a complex of Hindu & Jain architecture, which is built during the 6th century. The four cave temples represent the secular nature of the rulers then, with tolerance and a religious following that inclines towards Hinduism, Buddhism, and Jainism. Cave 1 is dedicated to Shiva, caves 2 and 3 to Vishnu, and cave 4 is a Jain temple.
After exploring the cave temples of Badami, we will start our journey towards Pattadakal, here we will visit "The Group of Monuments " which is also a UNESCO world heritage center. Later we will ride further towards Aihole, here we will explore the Durga Temple and other historical places.
Motorbike tour to Hampi:
After exploring some of the ancient monuments of Badami, Pattadakallu, and Aihole, you can start your further journey towards Hampi. Hampi is the UNESCO world heritage city situated at the banks of river Tungabhadra in Karnataka state of South India. Hampi was served as the capital of the Vijayanagara empire between the 13th to 15th century. Hampi is decorated and designed with a lot of Hindu Temples, monuments, and other historical places. The major attractions in Hampi are Vittala Temple, Virupaksha Temple, Lotus Mahal, Hampi Bazar, and Kadalekalu Ganesha. During the South India Motorcycle tour, we will explore the bit of Hampi and understand its history and culture.
Hampi to Chitradurga:
After exploring the City of Ruins- Hampi, you can further drive down to the historical town Chitradurga. Chitradurga features bold rock hills and picturesque valleys. After reaching Chitradurga we will start exploring Chitradurga Fort, it will take 2-3 hrs to explore the fort and then we will back to town. If we have time in the evening we will visit the Chandravalli caves. These caves take you 80 ft. below the ground where you get a chance to witness the great ancient wall art, consisting of carvings and paintings. Adjacent to the cave, there is Chandravalli Cave Temple which houses a Shiva Linga under a massive stone.
Belur & Halebidu:
Halebidu was the capital of the Hoysala Dynasty during the 12th century. It is home to some of the best Hoysala architecture, here will visit Hoysaleswara Temple and Kedareswara Temple. Post that we will ride towards Belur, it was the early capital of the Hoysala Dynasty in the 11th century. Here we will visit channakesava temple, the temple is very famous for extensive carvings, stone sculptures, artwork and its unique architecture. The temple is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Karkala is famous for its Jain temples and Gomateshwara Statue, Gomateshwara statue situated on top of a hill Gomata-betta, it is 44 feet tall-second only to that in Shravanabelgola. Archaeological Society of India has estimated its time somewhere in the 14th century.
After exploring some of the best Winter Break Motorcycle Tours from Goa to Hampi and covering other ancient historical places like Badami, Aihole , Pattadakallu, Chitradurga, Belur & Halebidu one can return back to Goa by driving to Gokarna and stay one day there exploring some the pristine beaches and then return to Goa,
Motorcycle tours from Goa to Hampi is one of the best vacation for family who loves adventure and leisure, one can enjoy riding the Motorcycle and family members can sit in a can just follow the adventures of other fellow riders. A motorbike trip to Hampi will need at least 2-3 days to explore the hidden treasures of Hampi.
If you are looking for a Winter Break Vacation in India, then Goa to Hampi motorbike tour is the best one for a family vacation.
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