Driving through Architectural Marvels: Hyderabad to Vadodara
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Embark on an extraordinary journey, "Driving through Architectural Marvels," as you traverse from the historic city of Hyderabad to the cultural hub of Vadodara. This 11-day expedition promises an immersive exploration of India's rich heritage, featuring iconic landmarks like Golconda Fort, Ajanta and Ellora Caves, and the majestic Statue of Unity. Delve into spiritual sanctuaries such as Hazur Sahib Gurudwara and Trimbakeshwar Jyotirlinga Temple. With stops in culturally significant towns like Aurangabad, Nashik, and Kevadia, this itinerary seamlessly weaves history, culture, and spirituality into an unforgettable road trip adventure.
Day 1: Arrive Hyderabad
Your incredible journey commences as you touch down at Hyderabad airport, where our warm and welcoming representative eagerly awaits your arrival. With a friendly smile, they will assist you with your smooth transfer to your hotel and ensure a hassle-free check-in process. After settling in, you'll have the rest of the day at your leisure, giving you the perfect opportunity to explore the vibrant city of Hyderabad on your terms and at your own pace.
Day 2: Hyderabad Exploration
Following a delectable breakfast, your day is dedicated to a full-fledged exploration of the rich cultural tapestry of Hyderabad. Your first destination is the awe-inspiring Golconda Fort Complex, a historical marvel that has witnessed centuries of events and is sure to leave you in awe. From there, your journey unfolds with visits to the Qutubshahi Tombs, Charminar, Mecca Mosque, and the impressive Salarjung Museum, each with its own story to tell and historical significance to unveil. The grandeur of Chowmohalla Palace, the former seat of the Asaf Jahi dynasty, is a fitting conclusion to your day's adventures. As the day draws to a close, you'll return to your comfortable hotel for a well-deserved overnight stay.
Day 3: Hyderabad to Nanded (305kms)
Today marks the beginning of a new leg of your journey. After breakfast, you'll check out from your hotel in Hyderabad and embark on a scenic drive to Nanded, with captivating stops along the way. Your route takes you through the historic town of Bidar, where you'll have the chance to explore its treasures, including the magnificent Bidar Fort, the elegant Mahmud Gawan Madarsa, the Bahmani Tombs, and the revered Narasimha Jhira. Upon reaching Nanded, you'll check in at your hotel, where you can unwind and recharge for the next day's adventures.
Day 4: Nanded to Aurangabad (265kms)
Your day begins with a visit to the spiritually significant Hazur Sahib Gurudwara, one of the five takhts in Sikhism, where you can soak in the serene atmosphere and connect with your spiritual side. From there, your journey continues as you make your way to Aurangabad. Along the way, you'll have the opportunity to explore the ancient Aundha Nagnath Temple, a place steeped in history and spirituality. Upon your arrival in Aurangabad, you'll check in at your hotel, where you'll spend a peaceful night, refreshed and ready for the adventures that lie ahead.
Day 5: Aurangabad Exploration
With breakfast setting the stage for the day's adventures, you'll embark on a full-day exploration of some of Aurangabad's most iconic and culturally rich sites. The day's highlight is a visit to the renowned Ellora Caves, a UNESCO World Heritage Site famous for its stunning rock-cut caves and, in particular, the exquisite Kailash Temple, a testament to ancient architectural and sculptural mastery. The journey continues with visits to the sacred Grishneshwar Jyotirlinga Temple, a revered place of worship, and the mighty Daulatabad Fort, a historic fortification with a dramatic past. The evening is dedicated to discovering more of Aurangabad's heritage, with visits to Bibi ka Maqbara, a stunning mausoleum, Panchakki, and Aurangabad Caves, all contributing to the city's cultural richness. As the day winds down, you'll return to your hotel for an overnight stay, cherishing the day's experiences.
Day 6: Aurangabad to Ajanta (210kms round)
After a hearty breakfast, you're set for a full-day adventure to the famous Ajanta Caves. These ancient Buddhist rock-cut caves are known for their intricate sculptures and vivid frescoes that narrate the life of Buddha. As you explore these awe-inspiring creations, you'll find yourself transported back in time and immersed in a world of artistic and spiritual expression. The journey concludes with your return to your hotel in Aurangabad, where you'll enjoy a peaceful overnight stay, reflecting on the day's cultural discoveries.
Day 7: Aurangabad to Nashik (170kms)
Your journey continues as you check out from your hotel after breakfast and hit the road to Nashik, a city steeped in spirituality and tradition. Along the way, you'll make a stop at the revered Shirdi Sai Baba Temple, a place of devotion and pilgrimage for countless devotees. Upon your arrival in Nashik, you'll check in at your hotel and prepare to explore the city's sacred and cultural sites. Your itinerary for the day includes visits to the famous Panchavati temple complex, the serene Ram Kund, the historic Kalaram Temple, and the intriguing Sita Gufaa, all of which are bound to leave a lasting impression. You'll spend a delightful night in Nashik, surrounded by the city's spiritual aura and cultural heritage.
Day 8: Nashik to Kevadia (350kms)
After a hearty breakfast, you'll begin your day with a visit to the sacred Trimbakeshwar Jyotirlinga Temple, an important place of worship for Hindus. The day's journey continues with explorations of the historic Brahmagiri Fort, a site with a rich past, and the serene Gangadwar, where you can soak in the tranquility of the surroundings. Later in the day, you'll set off on a scenic drive to Kevadia, where you'll check in at your hotel and spend a peaceful night, surrounded by the area's natural beauty and serenity.
Day 9: Kevadia Exploration
Your day begins with a visit to the magnificent Statue of Unity, an iconic symbol of India and the world's tallest statue. Towering over the landscape, this awe-inspiring monument pays homage to Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, India's 'Iron Man.' You'll also have the chance to explore the Sardar Sarovar Dam, a significant engineering marvel, and relish the scenic beauty of the Valley of Flowers. As you visit Selfie Point, you can capture memorable moments against the backdrop of this impressive site. In the evening, the captivating Light & Sound show at the Statue of Unity awaits you, a mesmerizing experience that brings history to life (please note that this show is closed on Mondays). After the show, you'll return to your hotel for an overnight stay, with the day's experiences and the grandeur of the Statue of Unity etched in your memory.
Day 10: Vadodara Exploration
After a wholesome breakfast, you'll embark on a city tour of Vadodara, a city steeped in history and culture. Your exploration will take you to some of the city's most iconic landmarks, starting with the majestic Laxmi Vilas Palace. This stunning palace, the residence of the royal family of Vadodara, is renowned for its magnificent architecture and grandeur. You'll also have the opportunity to explore the Maharaja Fateh Singh Museum, home to a vast collection of art and artifacts that offer a glimpse into the region's heritage. As you visit Kirti Mandir, a beautiful temple dedicated to Mahatma Gandhi, you'll gain insights into his life and legacy. After the tour, you'll return to your hotel, where you can enjoy the remainder of the day at your leisure, whether you choose to explore Vadodara's local markets or simply relax in the comfortable surroundings. You'll spend the night in Vadodara, cherishing the city's cultural treasures.
Day 11: Vadodara - Departure
On the final day of your remarkable journey, breakfast sets the stage for your departure. After checking out from the hotel, you may have some time to explore the local markets, allowing you to pick up souvenirs to commemorate your adventure. Later in the day, our representative will ensure a seamless transfer to the airport, where you'll embark on your onward journey, enriched with cherished memories of your captivating tour that seamlessly blended culture, history, and spirituality.
- Assistance on arrival at airport.
- 10 Nights' accommodation in selected price category hotels.
- Daily breakfast at hotels.
- Private AC car/van for airport transfers, sightseeing, and excursions as per the program.
- English speaking tour guide on sightseeing days (local guide in each city), as per program.
- Monument entrances and activities charges mentioned in the itinerary.
- Bottled drinking water in car.
- Government taxes.
Hotels used or similar for 10 nights accommodation
Hyderabad x 2 nights
3* - Aditya Park/ Lemon Tree Hotel
4* - Lemon Tree Hotel/ Fortune Park Vallabha
5* - ITC Kakatiya, a Luxury Collection/ Trident Hotel
Nanded x 1 night
3* / 4* / 5* - Gurudwara Sarai/ NRI Complex (Neat & clean)
Aurangabad x 3 nights
3* - Keys Hotel The Aures/ Aurangabad Gymkhana Club
4* - Ambassador Ajanta / VITS Hotel
5* - WelcomHotel Rama International / Lemon Tree Hotel
Nashik x 1 nights
3* - Lily Sarovar Portico/ Holiday Inn Express
4* - Express Inn/ Hi 5 Hotel
5* - The Gateway Hotel Ambad/ The Source at Sula
Kevadia x 2 night
3* - Tent City Narmada / Brg Budget Stay
4* - Statue of Unity Tent City 1 - Royal Cottages/ Ramada Encore
5* - Statue of Unity Tent City 1 - Royal Villa
Vadodara x 1 night
3* - Tansha Comfort Regency/ Suba Elite Fatehganj
4* - Royal Orchid Central/ Lemon Tree Hotel
5* - Welcomehotel Vadodra/ Vivanta Vadodara
- Any flight tickets.
- Camera charges at monuments if any.
- Meals other than mentioned in the inclusions.
- Expenses of personal nature like liquor, laundry, tips, telephone, fax, internet etc.
- Gratuities and optional activities.
- Anything not mentioned in inclusions.