Hampi and Deccan A Heritage Tour of Southern India

Highlights: Hyderabad - Bijapur - Badami - Hospet - Bangalore - Vishakhapatnam

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7th November\'16 Mon
London Heathrow to Dubai by flight EK-2:1335-#0035 hrs

8th November\'16 Tue
Dubai to Hyderabad by flight EK-526:0345-0840 hrs

0840 hrs: Arrive Hyderabad airport
Upon arrival at Hyderabad you will be welcomed, met and assist by our representative and transferred to hotel
The city of smiles, of lights, of a thousand faces, endearingly called the Pearl City, Hyderabad offers a variety of tourist attractions ranging from Heritage monuments.

The Birla Mandir is dedicated to the supreme incarnation of Lord Vishnu in Kaliyug. Lord Venkateshwara. This temple\'s marvellous beauty leaves you awestruck as does the legend associated with the God.
Botanical Garden of Hyderabad is also one of the interesting sightseeing place offering a refreshing setting and rich flora.

Overnight stay at hotel

9th November\'16 Wed, Hyderabad
Golconda (sometimes spelled as Golkonda) Fort was the capital of the ancient kingdom of Golconda which flourished in the 14th to 16th century. It is situated 11 kilometers from Hyderabad, the capital of the state of Telangana. With walls ranging from 17 to 34 feet broken by 87 semi-circular bastions, some reaching 60 feet in height, and built on a granite hill that is 400 feet high, it remains one of India’s most magnificent fortress complexes.
The Charminar is as much the signature of Hyderabad. Mohammed Quli Qutb Shah, the founder of Hyderabad, built Charminar in 1591 at the centre of the original city layout. It is said to be built as a charm to ward off a deadly epidemic raging at that time. Four graceful minarets soar to a height of 48.7 m above the ground. Charminar has 45 prayer spaces and a mosque in it.
Mecca Masjid, also Makkah Masjid, is one of the oldest mosques in Hyderabad, Telangana in India, and it is one of the largest masajids in India.
The tombs of the seven Qutub Shahi rulers in the Ibrahim Bagh are located close to the famous Golkonda Fort in Hyderabad, India. The galleries of the smaller tombs are of a single storey while the larger ones are two storied.
Taramati Baradari is a historical sarai as part of Ibrahim Bagh, a Persian style garden built during the reign of Ibrahim Quli Qutub Shah, the second Sultan of Golconda
The Salar Jung Museum is an art museum located at Darushifa, on the southern bank of the Musi river in the city of Hyderabad,

10th November\'16 Thu
Hyderabad to Bijapur via Gulbarga (approx. 300 kms, 9 hrs)
After breakfast drive to Bijapur En route visit Gulbarga Fort and Jumma Masjid with its elegant domes and arched columns reminiscent of the great mosque of Cordoba in Spain

11th November\'16 Fri
Bijapur to Badami by flight 130 kms, 4 hrs
After breakfast visit Gol Gumbaz, the magnificent mausoleum of Muhhammed Adil Shah

Later drive to Badami En route visit Pattadakal and Aihole. Pattadakal is UNESCO World Heritage site and has 10 major temples representing the 8th century Chalukya architecture while Aihole is a town with as many as 70 temples dating back to the 6th – 11th centuries
Upon arrival at Badami, chck in at hotel

12th November\'16 Sat, Badami
This morning after breakfast enjoy sightseeing tour of Badami, There are many temples dating from the Chalukyas period in Badami. Visit to Badami Caves – Picturesquely situated at the mouth of a ravine between two rocky hills, the exquisite sculptures and the rust red sandstone cliffs of Badami tell many a tale of yore. There are carved images of the Narasimha & Trivikrama avataras of Vishnu. Further up, is a Jain rock cut temple dedicated to the Tirthankara Adinath with inscriptions dating back to the 12th century. The Mallikarjuna temple dating 11th century on a star shaped plan. North Fort - This is the largest enclosure, including two major platform structures, an underground chamber which must have served as a treasury or private audience hall, several other platforms, Banashankari - is a quaint hamlet taking its name from the goddess Banashankari. Built in the Dravidian style, the temple is dedicated to Banashankari, a form of Parvati.

13th November\'16 Sun
Badami to Hospet (Hampi) by surface (approx. 138 kms,4 hrs)

After breakfast visit the cave temples of Badami and depart for Hospet

14th November\'16 Mon, Hospet (Hampi)
Full day sightseeing tour of Hampi. Must sees in Hampi are King\'s Palace, Mahanavami Dibba, Queens Bath, Lotus Mahal, Elephant Stables, Pushkarni, Hazara Rama temple, Vithala Temple, Virupaksha temple, Lakshminarasimha, Badavilinga and the Ganesha images,

15th November\'16 Tue
Hospet to Bangalore by surface (approx. 330 kms, 6-7 hrs)
After breakfast drive to Bangalore
Upon arrival at Bangalore, check in at hotel

16th November\'16 Wed
Bangalore to Hyderabad by flight 9W-2803:1620-1725 hrs
Hyderabad to Vishakhapatnam by flight SG-423:1805-1915 hrs

Transfer from hotel to Bangalore airport in time to board flight Vishakhapatnam via Hyderabad

1725 hrs: Arrive Vishakhapatnam airport
Upon arrival at Vishakhapatnam transfer to hotel

16th Nov to 22nd Nov\'16, Vishakhapatnam
Enjoy England v/s India test match during your stay. Match tickets can be organised by us at an extra cost.

Overnight stay at hotel

22nd November\'16 Tue
Vishakhapatnam to Hyderabad by flight AI-951:1755-1905 hrs

Breakfast at hotel
1200 noon standard check in time
Transfer from hotel to Vishakapatnam airport in time to board flight for Hyderabad
1905 hrs: Arrive Hyderabad

23rd November\'16 Wed
Hyderabad to Dubai by flight EK-527:1015-1245 hrs
Dubai to London Heathrow by flight EK-3:1430-1815

Transfer from hotel Hyderabad airport in time to board flight London Heathrow via Dubai

Offer Includes

Flights from London with Emirates
Airports taxes
Internal flights for the sector BLR/HYD, HYD/VTZ/HYD by SG, 9W & AI
16 nights accommodation on bed and breakfast basis
Transfer, sightseeing & excursion as mentioned in itinerary by air-conditioned car
Services of local English speaking guide as per the itinerary during city tour
Entrance fees to the monuments

Meal Plans

  • As per Itinerary