Diamonds & Dynasties of Southern India
Package price 1988 per person sharing twin
Product Code : AGORA51
This historic tour will begins in imperial heritage city Hyderabad. Travel from this Islamic pocket in southern India to the intrinsically Hindu collection of temples at Badami, Aihole, Pattadakal, Hampi and the ancient Vijayanagar Empire to see some of India's most intricate historical stone carvings. Unwind awhile in Goa renowned for its endless beaches, places of worship and world heritage architecture. Witness the magic of Bollywood city Mumbai.
Day 01; Hyderabad
On arrival at Hyderabad airport, meet with our office representative, assistance and transfer to hotel, check in. Rest day free for personal activities, relax etc. Overnight at hotel.
Day 02; Hyderabad
Breakfast at hotel, explore this wondrous capital, a 400 year-old metropolitan city teeming with bustling-bazaars and Muslim monuments. Visit to Golconda Fort, Qutub Shahi tombs, Charminar Grand Mecca Masjid. Overnight at hotel.
Day 03; Hyderabad - Bidar – Gulbarga (250kms/ 5hrs)
Breakfast at hotel, drive to Gulbarga en route visiting Bidar Fort & Jami Masjid. On arrival check-in at Hotel, rest time free & easy to relax. Overnight at hotel.
Day 04; Gulbarga – Bijapur (152kms/ 3hrs)
Breakfast at hotel city tour of Gulbarga a Hindu city before the Muhammadan conquest. Visit Sharan basaveshwara temple & Hazrat Khwaja Bande Nawaz mausoleum. Afternoon drive to Bijapur check-in at Hotel. Overnight at hotel.
Day 05; Bijapur – Badami (120kms/ 3hrs)
Breakfast at hotel, city tour visit Gol Gumbaz the most famous monument in Bijapur. Ibrahim Rauza the tomb of Ibrahim Adil Shah II. The Gun Malik-E-Maidan which means the master of the war front. Overnight at hotel.
Day 06; Badami - Aihole - Pattadakal – Badami (39kms/ 1hrs One Way)
Breakfast at hotel, full day excursion to visit the elaborate temples at Badami, Aihole & Pattadakal.
Badami also known as Vatapi, is rich with Hindu and Jain temples carved out of sandstone hills. Badami, the capital of early Chalukyas is picturesquely situated at the mouth of a ravine between two rocky hills. Aihole UNESCO World heritage site famous as the ‘Cradle of Indian Temple Architecture’, Aihole has over 100 temples scattered around the village. Pattadakal UNESCO world Heritage centre has 10 major temples representing early Chalukyan architecture. Visit the biggest Temple here dedicated to Virupaksha. Rest time free and easy for personal activities relax. Overnight at hotel.
Day 07; Badami – Gadag – Lakkundi – Hospet (130kms/ 3hrs Approx)
Breakfast at hotel drive to Hospet en route visit Gadag & Lakkundi.
On arrival check in at hotel. Rest time free and easy to relax. Overnight at hotel.
Day 08; Hospet & Hampi
Breakfast at hotel, full day to visit Hampi, nestled within the ruins of medieval city of Vijayanagar in the state of Karnataka, on the banks of the Tungabhadra River. Set in a surreal and beautiful boulder-strewn landscape, Vijayanagara (the City of Victory) is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and although the city was destroyed by marauding Moghul invader’s in the 16th century, much of it remains today. The vast site of monuments and ruins, a mute witness to an ear of glories, triumphs and tragedies. The ruins of Hampi are so majestic and imposing that they leave the visitor totally dumbfounded, awestruck and humbled. Overnight at hotel.
Day 09; Hospet – Goa (300kms/ 6hrs)
Breakfast at hotel, drive to Goa the final destination, with its endless beaches and swaying palms. On arrival at check in at hotel. Rest day free for personal activities relax. Overnight at hotel.
Day 10; Goa
Breakfast at hotel, full day sightseeing tour of North Goa covering Churches of Old Goa, Panjim city, Altinho, Dona Paula viewpoint. Rest time to relax on the beach. Overnight at hotel.
Day 11; Goa
Breakfast at hotel, day at leisure for spending time on the beach, touring Goa on your own or relaxing at your resort / hotel.
Optionally visit South Goa Temples, Old Portuguese Manor (without guide). Overnight at hotel.
Day 12; Goa – Mumbai (Flight)
Breakfast at hotel transfer to airport to board flight for Mumbai. On arrival assistance and transfer to hotel. Rest time to explore the city with your driver. Mumbai is a bustling city that blends the old with the new. See the stark contrast of this wealthy city, with its palm-lined streets, art deco homes and fashionable shopping areas amid the chaos of daily life, where cows roam the streets and wallas (local tradesmen) ply their trade. Overnight at hotel.
Day 13; Mumbai
Breakfast at hotel, transfer to Gateway of India and board a ferry from here to The Elephanta Caves, an island 11kms from Mumbai, proud to be a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Return to Gateway of India and begin the city tour of Mumbai. Visit fascinating 'Getaway of India' that gives you a ringside view of the 'madness and magic' of MUMBAI - the living city that 'never sleeps'. Visit Includes Dhobi Ghat, Mani Bhavan, Marine drive, Drive passes High Court, Prince of wales Museum, University, Flora fountain, Visit to Crawford Market & Victoria terminus now CST, Babulnath Temple, Banganga tank. Overnight at hotel.
Day 14; Depart Mumbai
Breakfast at hotel, transfer to airport to board flight for your onward destination.
End of our services.
Garland welcome and assistance of our office representative at airport
13 nights/ 14 days accommodation in below mentioned hotels or similar
Daily breakfast at hotel.
Bottled drinking water in car
Private English speaking guide in each cities on sightseeing days.
Private Chauffer driven air-conditioned deluxe car for airport transfers, sightseeing & excursion as per program.
01 Time monument entrance fees mentioned in the itinerary.
Applicable GST (Government taxes)
Any air fare
Main Meals, Lunch or dinner unless mentioned
Expenses of personal nature like liquor, laundry, tips, telephone, fax, internet etc.
Or anything not mentioned above.