There are several tour operators
who conduct theme tours and package tours. These operators
plan and arrange the whole trip for you. All you have to do
is sit and relax. The tour operators have their own fleet
of buses, some of them air-conditioned. The tour package,
in most of the cases, covers more than just one place to give
better value for money. Many of these packages include accommodation
and some of them include meals also. These package tours are
good if you do not have enough local knowledge or if you do
not want to trouble yourself with planning for the tour.
One such tour is conducted
Karnataka State Tourism Development Corporation - a Government
of Karnataka Undertaking .
Being a Government company, this is one of the most reliable
operators. The tour covers Hampi, Tungabhadra Dam, Badami,
Pattadakallu, Aihole, Bijapur and Kudala Sangama and costs
around Rs.1200 per person. The tour cost includes accommodation.
KSTDC also gives special discounts for group bookings and
student bookings. Please visit their website for more details.
If you are coming to or
already in Goa, it is easier for you to include Hampi to your
itinerary. There are many tour operators in Goa who have latest
and most comfortable buses (some air-conditioned and with
a sleeper) from different places in Goa to Hampi. These air-conditioned
coaches with sleepers would be very useful for this 10 hour