The Grandeur of Deccan Plateau
- 7 days
- 1 person
Hyderabad is known for its rich culture and heritage. There are many places that one can go to discover the story of this city, and there are many ways to do so. This package offers you both - a way to discover it through the city sightseeing as well as through the popular festivals of the region.
tour plans 7 days
In time transfer to Mumbai domestic terminal to connect flight 9W 7345 to Hyderabad at 0945 hrs. Arrive Hyderabad at 1110 hrs. and transfer to the Hotel. Afternoon take a half day sightseeing of Hyderabad. Visit Golconda Fort. Once famed for its Diamond mines, Golconda is the site of a strategic fort dating back to the 13th century. Visit Charminar-the city’s landmark has four minarets built in the 16th century. Salr Jung Museum house an extra ordinary collection including rare fine art objects of the Nizam once the wealthiest man in the world. Overnight stay at hotel in Hyderabad.
Morning drive to Bidar (140 kms 03 hrs). Bidder’s Fort, the palaces in ruins, the magnificent tombs and the monuments are worth a visit. Later drive to Gulbarga . ( 110 km , 02 hrs). This city holds history in the era of 6th century and considered as the first capital of Bahamani Kingdom. Tourists are attractions in Gulbarga are Bhamani fort & Khwaja Bande Nawaz Dargah. Also it has a religious history justified with the elaborate temples over here. Overnight stay at hotel in Gulbarga
After breakfast proceed to Bijapur. Nestling in the northern part of Karnataka, Bijapur is a historically important city of the state .It was once the celebrated capital of Adil Shah dynasty. The city was established by the Chalukyas and the city was named as Vijayapura. Soon it came under the rule of Bahmini Sultanate and was named Bijapur. Under this dynasty, Bijapur saw the construction of many exquisite structures that would be counted among the best in the world. A lot of monuments have been partially destroyed during the wars, but still the uniqueness of the monuments is not hidden and attracts all enthusiastic travelers. Afternoon visit the Gol Gumbaz Gol Gumbaz is the tomb of Mohammad Adil Shah and is the second largest tomb in the world, next only to St. Peter's Basilica in Rome. Gol Gumbaz is 124 m in diameter. The structure of the tomb is unique and the four minars of the corners serve as staircases to the top of the tomb. Gol Gumbaz is most famous for the 'Whispering Gallery'. The gallery is a circular balcony on the periphery of the dome where even the tiniest of sounds can be heard at the other side of the room. It is said that a sound gets echoed 9 times in the room before starting to fade away. Visit Juma Masjid, called as one of the finest mosques in India. Overnight stay at hotel in Bijapur
After breakfast drive to Badami At Badami , visit the badami caves .Badami is famous for its four cave temples - all hewn out of sand stone on the precipice of a hill. Legend has it there were two demon siblings Vatapi and Ilvala, who had a trick by which they could kill and make a meal of mendicants passing by. Their tricks worked until Agastya muni came by and counter-tricked them and brought an end to Vatapi's life. Two of the hills in Badami are supposed to represent the demons Ilvalan and Vatapi. Overnight stay at hotel in Badami
After breakfast drive to Hampi enroute visit Aihole and Pattadackal Aihole , this temple city is famous as the 'Cradle of Indian Temple Architecture'. Aihole has over 125 temples, all intricately carved and rich in detail. The oldest temple here, is perhaps the 5th century Lad Khan Temple. Pattadackal , a World Heritage site of early Chalukyan architecture. These temples are built in the seventh and eighth centuries. Hospet is the gateway town to the Hampi ruins. Overnight stay at Hotel in Hampi
After breakfast , proceed for a visit of Hampi HAMPI, the seat of the famed VIJAYANAGARA Empire was the capital of the largest empire in post-mogul India, covering several states. The empire reigned supreme under Krishnadevaraya, the Emperor. The Vijayanagara Empire stretched over at least three states - Karnataka, Maharashtra, and Andhra Pradesh. The destruction of Vijayanagar by marauding Moghul invaders was sudden, shocking and absolute. They reduced the city to ruins amid scenes of savage massacre and horrors beggaring description. Although in ruins today, this capital city once boasted riches known far beyond the shores of India. The ruins of Hampi of the 14th Century lies scattered in about 26 sq. km area, amidst giant boulders and vegetation. Protected by the tempestuous river Tungabhadra in the north and rocky granite ridges on the other three sides, the ruins silently narrate the story of grandeur splendor and fabulous wealth. The splendid remains of palaces and gateways of the broken city tell a tale of men infinite talent and power of creativity together with his capacity for senseless destruction. Overnight at Hampi
After breakfast – Intime transfer to nearest Airport – Vidyanagar to connect your onward flight or Hubli (Hubbali) Airport – 170 Km / 04.5 Hrs.
Applicable GSTPackaged drinking water during the tourToll, Parking, Driver Bata and Fuel expensesAll transfer and sightseeing using Air-conditioned Toyota Innova Car as per the programMeal Plan - Bed and breakfast basisTelephonic concierge services during the tour06 Night’s accommodation in 01 DBL room on twin sharing basis
Any meals other than those specified in Tour Cost Includes’Guide during sight-seeing's.Any other item not specified in ‘Tour cost includes.Expenses of personal nature such as tips, telephone calls, laundry, liquor etc.Early Check In / Check out