Badami – Rewinding Memories of Chalukya in “The Heritage City of India
[trx_column_item align=”left”]Appreciate the architectural wonder of Badami with our sketching artist Nicholas who is architectural traveler and has documented many buildings of architectural importance all over the world. He will teach us the basics of sketching while taking us back to the golden era of the Chalukya Dynasty.
Starting Point: Badami Railway station
Duration: 1 night 2 days
Type: Culture, Sketch, Festive
Dates: 11th – 12th March 2017
Cost : INR 7000 per person.
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About the trip
Set in beautiful countryside at the foot of a red sandstone ridge, Badami has its own charm. It was once capital of Chalukya empire (AD 540 to 757). The sculptors legacy left by Chalukyans is a fine example of earliest Dravidian temples and rock cut temples.
On our tour appreciate the architectural wonder of Badami with our sketching artist Nicholas who is architectural traveler and has documented many buildings of architectural importance all over the world He will teach us the basics of sketching while taking us back to the golden era of the Chalukya Dynasty
Nicholas has 20 years of combined experience in both the USA and India. Many of his photographs have been published in architectural magazines and monographs. His recent interest is to explore digital technology for sketching and painting. Some of his works are exhibited at http://www.nichitecture.com.
You will also visit Pattadakal: UNESCO world heritage site-about 20kms from Badami. It was a significant site in the development of South India temple architecture. One can trace the evolution of temple from Nagara style to Dravidian.
Day 1 :
Pick up will be arranged from the railway station. Our host hotel will make your stay comfortable. An early check-in, wash and change, followed by breakfast. Then proceed to Pattadakal. After a guided tour around, we will gather and have a first class in sketching.
On return Lunch will be served. Late noon/evening you will visit the water tank and Bhoothnath temples at Badami. You can sketch a very scenic sunset view.
Evening we will organize dinner with music at the lawns of the Hotel followed by Holi celebration.
Day 2 :
Post breakfast time will be spent at Badami caves for your final session of sketching. Return to the hotel for lunch.
Checkout from hotel and transfer to the Railway station
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Cost : INR 7000 per person. ( group of 4- 10)
referral discount: INR 500 per referral booking
• One night stay at The Heritage Resort
• Breakfast(2),lunch(2), dinner( 1)
• Tour escort, sketching artist and tour guide
• Transportation during the tour, ex Railway station
• Holi cebrations
. Sketching pad and pencils