Hyderabad to Goa The Deccan Route
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Hyderabad to Goa The Deccan Route private tour will begin with pick up from airport in Hyderabad. The itinerary cover sightseeing in Hyderabad, Bidar, Gulbarga, Bijapur, Kolhapur, Belgaum & Goa. You will visit few Islamic monuments, imposing fort, magnificent palace, rich museum and architecturally marvelous mosque & tomb in Hyderabad, Bidar, Gulbarga & Bijapur. And then few grand temples & fort complexes in Kolhapur, Belgaum. In Goa you will find few magnificent old churches & the picturesque coast. Package tour is combined with inclusion of accommodation with breakfast, transport by AC vehicle, local guide during sightseeing & monuments entrances.
Day 1: Arrive Hyderabad
On arrival at Hyderabad airport assistance & transfer to hotel (Standard hotel check in time 12pm, early check in subject to room availability).
Rest time free to relax and personal activities. Overnight at hotel.
Day 2: 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 3: Hyderabad - Gulbarga (260kms)
Breakfast at hoel, drive to Gulbarga via Bidar.
In 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 Gulbarga check in at hotel. Overnight at hotel.
Day 4: Gulbarga - Vijayapura (170kms)
Breakfast at hotel. 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.
After sightseeing drive to Vijayapura check in at hotel. Overnight at hotel.
Day 5: Vijayapura - Kolhapur (185kms)
Breakfast at hotel, 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.
After sightseeing drive to Kolhapur check in at hotel. Overnight at hotel.
Day 6: Kolhapur - Goa (225kms)
Breakfast at hotel, city tour of Kolhapur. Visit ancient Mahalakshmi Temple a Hindu pilgrimage site, built in the 7th century by Chalukya rulers. The Bhavani Mandap an imposing old palace used to be the court and palace of Chhatrapati Maharaja in the yesteryears now converted into small museum. The palace houses sculpture of Shahu Maharaj, stuffed animals, wooden throne etc. New Palace built between 1877-84, an excellent specimen of Indian architecture built in black polished stone. The ground floor of the palace is converted into a museum that houses artifacts belonging to those times when the king ruled and his own possessions. Rankala Lake, a beautiful lake named after the ancient temple of Rankbhairav, who is believed to be an incarnation of lord Shiva. A quarry was transformed into a natural lake after the earthquakes which hit the area in the 8th/9th century AD. The well-maintained garden and the beautiful Shalini Palace, is located alongside the lake side.
Drive to Goa via Belgaum. Visit Belgaum Fort built in 1204 AD.
Also visit Kapileshwar Temple & St. Marys Church. On arrival check in at hotel. Overnight at hotel.
Day 7: Goa
Visit Old Goa monument the Basilica of Bom Jesus a 16th century church dedicated to infant Jesus housing the tomb of St. Francis Xavier. The other Churches in the same area are St. Cathedral, Church of Our Lady of Miracles, Church of our Lady of Rosary and Nunnery of St. Monica. The Aguada Fort built by the Portuguese and a 4-storey Portuguese lighthouse. In South Goa visit Mangueshi Temple, Shanta Durga Temple & Margao the headquarters of South Goa.
Drive Pass the charming beaches such as Calangute, Dona Paula, Miramar, and Baga Beach. Overnight at hotel.
Day 8: Goa
Day free and easy to relax on the beach and personal activities. Overnight at hotel.
Day 9: Goa - 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.
8 Nights accommodation in selected price category hotels.
Daily breakfast at hotels. Any other meal (lunch/ dinner) if clearly mentioned in the itinerary).
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.
Monuments entrances and activities charges mentioned in the itinerary.
Bottled drinking water in car.
Hotels used or similar for 8 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
Gulbarga x 1 night
3* - Atharva Hotel/ Hotel Heritage Inn
3* / 5* - Citrus Hotel
Bijapur x 1 nights
3*/4*/5* - The Fern Residency/ Sun Hotel
Kolhapur x 1 night
3* - Veeksar The Fern/ Citrus Hotel
4* / 5* - Sayaji Hotel/ Nisarg Resort Kolhapur
Goa x 3 nights
3* - Varca Le Palm/ Lambana Resort
4* - Lemon Tree Hotel Candolim/ The Chances Resort & Casino
5* - Zuri Varca Goa White Sand Resort & Casino/ Alila Diwa Goa
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.