Hyderabad to Goa The Deccan Route Extension Tour
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Product Code : AGORA524
Hyderabad to Goa The Deccan Route extension tour private tour will begin with pick up from your hotel in Hyderabad. The itinerary cover sightseeing in Bidar, Gulbarga, Bijapur, Kolhapur, Belgaum & Goa. You will visit few Islamic monuments, imposing fort, magnificent palace, rich museum and architecturally marvelous mosque & tomb in 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: Hyderabad - Gulbarga (260kms)
Breakfast at hoel, drive to Gulbarga via visiting 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 2: Gulbarga - Bijapur (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 Bijapur check in at hotel. Overnight at hotel.
Day 3: Bijapur - Kolhapur (185kms)
Breakfast at hotel. Visit The Bijapur 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 4: Kolhapur - Goa (225kms)
Breakfast at hotel. Visit Mahalakshmi Temple a Hindu pilgrimage site built in 7th century by Chalukya rulers & Bhavani Mandap an imposing old palace.
Drive to Goa via Belgaum. Visit Belgaum Fort believed to have been built by the rulers of Ratt Dynasty in 1204 AD. With shrines of Goddess Durga and Ganapati at the entrance, the architecture fort features a fusion of Chalukyan, Deccan and Indo-Saracenic art forms and the incredible lotus design at the Mukhamantaapa leaves everyone awestruck. There are numerous Hindu and Jain temples and mosques, located inside the fort area. The fort was constructed after demolishing 108 Jain temples and 101 Shiva temples. Some of the stones and pillars can be seen as a part of the religious shrines over here, like the Jamia Masjid.
Also visit Kapileshwar Temple a holy shrine dedicated to Lord Shiva considered as the southern Kashi. It is believed that the visit and darshan of the 12 Jyotirlinga scattered all over India will remain incomplete unless started from Kapileshwar Temple. There is a rare cluster of Banyan, Peepal and Ficus trees in the Compound of the Temple. St. Mary`s Church built during the time of Britishers thus gives a reminiscence of the past of this city.
On arrival check in at hotel. Overnight at hotel.
Day 5: Goa
Breakfast at hotel, city tour of 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 on the mouth of the Mondovi River and a 4-storey Portuguese lighthouse oldest of its kind in Asia.
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 6: Goa
Day free and easy to relax on the beach and personal activities. Overnight at hotel.
Day 7: 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.
6 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 6 nights accommodation
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.