Goa to Hyderabad The Deccan Route with Nature Safari
Package price On Request
Product Code : AGORA521
Goa to Hyderabad the Deccan Route private tour will begin with pick up from your hotel in Goa. The itinerary cover sightseeing in Belgaum, Kolhapur, Bijapur, Gulbarga, Bidar & Hyderabad. Visit the temples, fort, palaces, mosques & museum on this tours & enjoy safari in Radhanagari Wildlife Sanctuary a natural World Heritage Site notified by UNESCO. Package tour is included with inclusion of accommodation with breakfast, transport by AC vehicle, local guide during sightseeing & monuments entrances.
Day 1: Goa - Kolhapur (225kms)
Pick up from your hotel or Goa airport in Goa and drive to Kolhapur via Belgaum. Visit Belgaum Fort, Kapileshwar Temple & St. Marys Church. Arrive Kolhapur check in at hotel. Later visit Mahalakshmi Temple a Hindu pilgrimage site built in 7th century by Chalukya rulers & Bhavani Mandap an imposing old palace used to be the court and palace of Chhatrapati Maharaja in the yesteryears. Overnight at hotel.
Day 2: Kolhapur
Early morning after breakfast leave for Jeep Safari in Radhanagari Wild Life Sanctuary (closed on Tuesday). This is a natural World Heritage Site notified by UNESCO as Sahyadri sub cluster of Western Ghats. Spread over an area of 350 sq km, sanctuary is one of the most famous biodiversity hotspots. Some of the common species you can find are Indian bison, leopard, sloth bear, wild boar, barking deer, mouse deer, sambar, giant squirrel, tigers and wild dogs. The sanctuary also shelter to a variety of birds species like vultures, eagles, jungle fowl, quails, plovers, sandpipers, owlets, doves, owls, nightjars, kingfishers, bee-eater, hornbills, woodpeckers, bulbul, flycatchers, warblers, wagtails, sunbirds etc. Threatened species of reptiles and amphibians seen in this sanctuary include: Malabar pit viper, Deccan ground gecko, Gunthers cat skink, Beddome`s lacerta, Bombay bush frog and Humayun`s wrinkled frog. The main species of Plants found here includes Anjani, Jambul, Hirda, Awala, Pisa, Ain, Kinjal, Amba, Kumbha, Bhoma, Chandala, Katak, Nana, Umbar, Jambha, Gela, Bibba and banana.
After safari drive back to Kolhapur. Rest time free and easy to relax. Overnight at hotel.
Day 3: Kolhapur - Vijayapura (185kms)
Breakfast at hotel, drive to Vijayapura check in at hotel.
Later city tour of Vijayapura. Visit The Vijayapura Fort which has a plethora of historical monuments of architectural importance built during the rule of Adil Shahi dynasty. Prominent attraction includes Asar Mahal built in 1640 used to serve as a Hall of Justice, Bara Kaman the unfinished mausoleum of Ali Adil Shah II, Gol Gumbaz the second largest dome in the world, Jama Masjid noted for graceful twin minarets, Malik-e-Maidan the biggest cannon ever made in the history of world & Mehtar Mahal built in 1620 the most elegant structure within the fort & the Ibrahims Rouza built in the 15th century. Overnight at hotel.
Day 4: Vijayapura - Gulbarga (170kms)
Breakfast at hotel. Drive to Gulbarga check in at hotel.
Later visit the Gulburga Fort a leftover of the Brahmani era, originally built by Raja Gulchand. Later 15 towers were added by Allah-ud-din Bahmani in the existing structure of the fort. The fort contained 15 towers and 26 guns of which one was 8 metres long. Jama Masjid a 14th-century mosque in Fort complex which marks the establishment of the Bahmani Kingdom in the Deccan. Jama Masjid interior are similar to the Great Cathedral-Mosque of Cordoba in Spain. Sharana Basaveshwara Temple built in the twelfth century, this temple is a marvel of Hindu stone carvings. The pillars, walls and towers of the site are covered with intricate carvings of Hindu gods, goddesses, demigods, damsels, animals and events from local lore. Tomb of Sufi mystic Khwaja Bande Nawaz a unique confluence of religious diversity. The Persian, Indo-Saracenic and Arabic influences on the building are evident from the dome and towers that surround the tomb. Overnight at hotel.
Day 5: Gulbarga - Hyderabad (260kms)
Breakfast at hotel, drive to Hyderabad via Bidar. Visit Bidar Fort one of the magnificent forts rebuilt by Sultan Ahmed Shah Wali of Bahmani Dynasty, when his capital was moved from Gulbarga to Bidar in 1430 AD along with a number of Islamic monuments. The Bidar fort is a specimen of the Persian architecture, surrounded by three miles long walls and comprising 37 bastions, triple moat & seven gates. Bahmani Tombs the 12 tombs of Bahmani Sultans are huge structures with beautiful arches, niches and lofty domes. The Rangeen Mahal built in the mid-16th century, the tile work and the granite with mother-of-pearl inlay work are the exclusive features of the citadel walls. Narasimha Jhira a wonderful cave temple situated on the outskirts of Bidar town dedicated to the lion god Narasimha, an incarnation of Lord Vishnu. The Temple is known for its natural beauty and is considered to be very sacred.
Continue drive to Hyderabad check in at hotel. Overnight at hotel.
Day 6: Hyderabad
Breakfast at hotel, city tour of Hyderabad, explore 400 year old metropolitan city teeming with bustling bazaars & Muslim monuments. Visit Golconda Fort renowned for its diamond mines that have given the world famous Kohinoor and Darya-i-noor diamonds. The ancient fort complex of Golconda will charm you with its history, tinged with legends and anecdotes. Qutub Shahi Tombs a group of small and big mosques and tombs built by the rulers of the Qutub Shah dynasty on a raised platform and have a dome-shaped structure. Charminar built in 1591 by Quli Qutub Shah is an identifying landmark of Hyderabad. It is also famous for the market that sprawls around it called Laad Bazaar. Salar Jung Museum (Friday closed) a treat for tourists famous for being the third largest museum in the country, having the largest antiques collection dating back to the first century. Chowmahalla Palace (Friday closed) the seat of the Asaf Jahi dynasty where the Nizams entertained their official guests and royal visitors. Birla Mandir made of pure white Rajasthani marble the temple beauty leaves you awestruck. Also drive pass Hussain Sagar Lake one of the largest man made lake renowned for its monolith of Lord Buddha placed right at the center of the lake. Overnight at hotel.
Day 7: Hyderabad - Departure
Breakfast at hotel. As per flight schedule transfer to airport to board flight for onward destination. (Standard hotel check out time 11 AM).
Assistance on arrival at airport.
6 Nights' accommodation in selected price category hotels.
Daily breakfast at hotels.
Private air-conditioned deluxe car for airport transfer, sightseeing and excursion as per 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.
1-Time shared Gypsy safari in Radhanagari Wild Life Sanctuary with forest department naturalist.
Bottled drinking water in car.
Hotels used or similar for 6 nights accommodation
Kolhapur x 2 night
3* - Veeksar The Fern/ Citrus Hotel
4* / 5* - Sayaji Hotel/ Nisarg Resort Kolhapur
Bijapur x 1 nights
3*/4*/5* - The Fern Residency/ Sun Hotel
Gulbarga x 1 night
3* - Atharva Hotel/ Hotel Heritage Inn
3* / 5* - Citrus Hotel
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
Any flight tickets.
Camera charges at monuments.
Meals other than mentioned in day plan.
Expenses of personal nature like liquor, laundry, tips, telephone, fax, internet etc.
Gratuities & optional activities.
Anything not mentioned in inclusions.