Day 01 - Bangalore or Mumbai
Arrive Bangalore or Mumbai from your home country, Garland welcome, assistance and transfer to the pre-booked hotel. Morning free to relax. Late morning transfer to the domestic airport, board flight to Hyderabad.
Hyderabad endearingly called 'Pearl City', the fifth largest city in India, is famous, the world over, for its twinkling pearls, glass embedded bangles and the delectable Hyderabadi cuisine besides monuments of great hitorical interest. Evening we will make a short drive to visit the most famous monument of Hyderabad, Charminar (180 ft high), is located in the centre of the old city. Just few steps away from Charminar is Mecca Masjid, one of the India's largest mosques. O/n Hotel
Day 02 - Hyderabad
Morning after breakfast visit the Birla Temple which stands for its grand fusion of Khajuraho and Buddha gaya of North Indian and Rajagopurams of South Indian architecture. Evening visit the Lumbini Park situated on the banks of Hussain Sagar Lake, a picturesque park with variety of attractions, offering beautiful entertainment with musically synchronised water fountain. O/n Hotel.
Day 03 - Hyderabad To Bidar To Gulbarga
Morning after breakfast drive to Bidar (about 140 km/ 03 hrs) - a tiny district steeped in history. The Fort, the Cannons, Palaces in ruins, the magnificent tombs and the massive monuments, all combine to make a visit to the one-time capital of the Bahamani and Barid Shahi dynasties. Proceed to Gulbarga (about 110kms/ 02 hrs), check into the hotel. Evening stroll around the small city. O/n Hotel.
Day 04 - Gulbarga To Bijapur
Today upto afternoon we will do the sightseeing of Gulbarga, a Hindu city before the Mohammedan conquest, Gulbarga is a unique synthesis of two cultures. We will start our tour with the Fort. The most important monument in Gulbarga is probably the Khwaja Bande Nawaz Dargah. The tomb of the great Sufi saint, Khwaja Syed Mohammead Gesu Daraz. After sightseeing proceed to Bijapur (about 150kms/ 03hrs), check into the hotel. The rest of the day free to relax. O/n Hotel.
Day 05 -Bijapur
Today we have a full day to visit the Bijapur. Morning after breakfast we will make a short drive to the Gol Gumbaz, the tomb of Mohammed Adil Shah, boasts of the second-largest tomb in the world.. Jumma Masjid - has been called one of the finest mosques in India. The rest of the day free to relax. O/n Hotel.
Day 06 - Bijapur To Badami
Morning after breakfast drive to Badami (about 132kms/ 03hrs) the capital of early Chalukyas is picturesquely situated at the mouth of a ravine between two rocky hills. Check into the hotel. Afternoon we make a short drive to visit the Cave temples - dedicated to Vishnu and Shiva. Climb a flight of steps to reach the ancient caves - all hewn out of sand stone on the precipice of a hill. The largest and most ornamental is the third cave temple dedicated to Vishnu. Here are some splendid carvings of the Hindu pantheon. Overlooking the cave temples is a reservoir and also visits the Bhootha Natha temples that lend their name to the lake just beneath the cave temples. Take a dip in this green tranquil lake. It is said to have healing properties. O/n Hotel.
Day 07 - Badami
After breakfast drive to Aihole (2hrs), famous as the 'Cradle of Indian Temple Architecture', Aihole has over 100 temples scattered around the village. Wherever one looks, it's temples that meet the eyes. Intricately carved rich in detail, quiet and peaceful. Mute witnesses of a bygone era. Visit the oldest temple here is, perhaps, the Lad Khan temple dating back to the 5th century. The interior is filled with fascinating carvings. Dating back to the 6th century the Ravalphadi Cave - Temple celebrates the many forms of Siva. Not-to-be-missed is the Konthi Temple Complex (Kwanthi Gudi), the Uma Maheshwari Temple, the Jain Meguti Temple and the two-storied Buddhist Temple. Drive back to Pattadakal, a world Heritage centre, it has 10 major temples representing early Chalukyan architecture. Visit the biggest Temple here is dedicated to Virupaksha. Stop now at the Malliarjuna and Papanatha temples- dedicatedly chiselled and rich in detail. The detailed descriptions in the sculptors of the temples give an insight into the social life to those days. Back to Badami. O/n Hotel.
Day 08 - Badami To Hospet
Morning after breakfast drive to Hospet (about 240kms/ 06 hrs), check into the hotel. Hospet is the nearest small market town, and a base for seeing Hampi. Evening visit The Tungabhadra Dam (6km). The rest of the day free to relax. O/n Hotel.
Day 09 - Hampi
Morning we make a short trip to Hampi (01hr), also known as ' THE FORT OF VICTORY - VIJAYANAGARA', situated on the banks of the river Tungabhadra in the region of Bellary, is a vast site of monuments and ruins, a mute witness to an era of glories, triumphs and tragedies. The ruins of Hampi, are so majestic and imposing that they leave the visitor totally dumbfounded, awestruck and humbled. Visit the Virupaksha Temple, rises majestically at the western end of a 670m long street that was once the famous Hampi bazaar. This is the only temple at Hampi that is still used for worship. The most splendid monument of Hampi is undoubtedly The Vitthala Temple Complex. The 56 pillars in the main hall produce musical notes when struck. Hampi is full of such surprises. Back to Hospet. O/n Hotel.
Day 10 - Hospet To Chikamagalur
Today we will start our journey early morning to Chikamagalur, (about 290kms/ 7hrs) enroute visits the Fort of Seven Rounds in Chithradurga. Drive through the India's major Coffee growing area and check into the hotel. The rest of the day free to relax from the tiring journey. O/n hotel.
Day 11 - Chikamagalur To Hassan
Morning after breakfast we drive to Belur. It was once the capital of the Hoysala Empire, today made unforgettable for its exquisite temples.
The serenity of Belur is attributed to the celebrated temple of Chennakeshava Temple built by the Hoysala King Vishnuvardhana in 1117 A.D, is one of the finest examples of Hoysala architecture. After visiting this temple we move to Halebedu (17kms from Belur). The temples of Halebid bear mute testimony to the rich, cultural heritage of Karnataka. Visit the Hoysaleswara Temple, dating back to the 12th century, standing on platform like a casket, is a sculptural extravaganza, richly endowed with most finely detailed scroll work in stone. Also visit the Jain bastics. O/n Hotel
Day 12 - Hassan To Mysore
Morning after breakfast drive to Mysore (about 125kms/03hrs), check into the hotel. Afternoon visit the Mysore Palace, built in 1912 in the Indo-Saracenic style. Evening we will drive to Chamundi Hills, towering over the city, these hill are 13 kms away from Mysore. Half way up is the Nandi Bull, a 4.8 m monolith. Right on the top is the 2000-year-old Chamundeswari Temple. O/n Hotel.
Day 13 - Mysore To Bangalore
Morning after breakfast drive to Bangalore (about 140kms/ 03hrs), check into the hotel. This bustling capital city of Karnataka, is also known as Garden City and Silicon Valley of India. Late afternoon visit the Vidhan Soudha, a magnificent building housing the State Legislature and Secretariat. It is built entirely of Bangalore granite in the Neo-Dravidian style. The rest of the day free to relax or stroll around the bazaars. O/n Hotel.
Day 14 - Bangalore
The full day to relax before you starting the journey to your home country. Stroll around the avenues to find some good sandalwood carvings and handicrafts to put you in memory of your tour to Deccan. Late night transfer to the International airport, board flight to your home country.
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