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
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.
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
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
Map & Directions
Map & Directions
Badami ( Outside bangalore )
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