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The Kodavas were the earliest inhabitants and agriculturists in Kodagu, having lived there for centuries. Being a warrior community as well, they carried arms during times of war and had their own chieftains. The Haleri dynasty, an offshoot of the Keladi Nayakas, ruled Kodagu between 1600 and 1834. Later the British ruled

Kodagu from 1834, after the Coorg War, until India’s independence in 1947. A separate state (called Coorg State) until then, in 1956 Kodagu was merged with the Mysore State (now Karnataka).

Coorg in British India
In 1834, the East India Company annexed Kodagu into British India, after deposing Chikka Virarajendra of the Kodagu kingdom, as ‘Coorg’. The people accepted British rule peacefully. British rule led to the establishment of educational institutions, introduction of scientific coffee cultivation, better administration and improvement of the economy.

Hampi,

also referred to as the Group of Monuments at Hampi, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site located in east-central Karnataka, India. It became the centre of the Hindu Vijayanagara Empire capital in the 14th century. Chronicles left by Persian and European travellers, particularly the Portuguese, state Hampi was a prosperous, wealthy and grand city near the Tungabhadra River, with numerous temples, farms and trading markets. By 1500 CE, Hampi-Vijayanagara was the world’s second-largest medieval-era city after Beijing, and probably India’s richest at that time, attracting traders from Persia and Portugal. The Vijayanagara Empire was defeated by a coalition of Muslim sultanates;

its capital was conquered, pillaged and destroyed by sultanate armies in 1565, after which Hampi remained in ruins.

Located in Karnataka near the modern-era city of Hosapete, Hampi’s ruins are spread over 4,100 hectares (16 sq mi) and it has been described by UNESCO as an “austere, grandiose site” of more than 1,600 surviving remains of the last great Hindu kingdom in South India that includes “forts, riverside features, royal and sacred complexes, temples, shrines, pillared halls, mandapas, memorial structures, water structures and others”. Hampi predates the Vijayanagara Empire; there is evidence of Ashokan epigraphy, and it is mentioned in the Ramayana and the Puranas of Hinduism as Pampaa Devi Tirtha Kshetra. Hampi continues to be an important religious centre, housing the Virupaksha Temple, an active Adi Shankara-linked monastery and various monuments belonging to the old city.

Akkalkot

About this soundpronunciation (help·info) is a City and a municipal council in Solapur district in the Indian state of Maharashtra. It is situated 40 km southeast of Solapur and very close to the border between Maharashtra and Karnataka states.

Akkalkot was the home to Shri Swami Samarth Maharaj, a 19th-century saint who is believed by his devotees to be an incarnation of Lord Dattatreya.[2] Akkalkot State during the British Raj, was a princely state ruled by the royal Bhonsale dynasty.

DateDayPlacesStartEndRemarksDistance in KmTotal Distance in Km
5-Oct-19SaturdayMeeting at NXG Wheels4:00 AM
5-Oct-19SaturdayMove to Hubli4:30 AM11:00 PMVisit kolhapur and stay at Hubli590590
6-Oct-19SundayHubli - Coorg5:00 AM10:00 PMStay at Coorg5001090
7-Oct-19MondayExplore Coorg
8-Oct-19Tuesday
9-Oct-19WednesdayCoorg - Hampi7:00 AM6:00 PMStay at Hampi4501540
10-Oct-19ThursdayExplore Hampi
11-Oct-19Friday
12-Oct-19SaturdayHampi - Akkalkot6:00 AM5:00 PMStay at Akkalkot3501890
13-Oct-19SundayRide till Dombivli6:00 AM6:00 PMHome4502340

Ride Coordinators

For Mumbai / Pune

  • Sanjog Patil (+91 90290 44268)
  • Harshal Sahastrabudhe (+91 98197 77756)

For Bangalore / Chennai

  • Bhushan Sakpal (+91 99675 91184)

Key attractions

and many more

Mumbai - Coorg

  • Shree Mahalaxmi Temple (Kolhapur)
  • Gokak Waterfalls
  • Gokarna beach road
  • Murudeshwar Temple

Coorg

  • Tala Kaveri
  • Abbey Falls
  • Golden Temple
  • Raja’s Seat
  • Dubare Elephant Camp
  • Nisargadhama
  • Nagarhole National Park
  • Kutta

Hampi

  • Virupaksha Temple
  • Hemakuta Hill temple
  • Laxmi narasimha temple
  • Hazara rama temple
  • Royal Enclosure
  • Lotus Mahal
  • Elephant Stables
  • Matanga Hill (Sunset)
  • Vitthala Temple
  • Achyutaraya temple

Hampi - Akkalkot

  • Badami Caves Temple
  • Pattadakal
  • Aihole

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