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Kingdoms of Deccan

Kingdoms of Deccan

Destinations :- Chennai - Bangalore - Mysore - Hospet (Hempi) - Badami - Bijapur - Gulbarga - Hyderabad
Durations :- 13 Nights / 14 Days
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This Tour provides glimpses of the lost civilization of the Deccan kingdoms. The region has been witness to many famous battles and the rise and fall of most remarkable empires. The tour starts with Chennai through to the garden city of Bangalore and the princely state of Mysore. Then to the ancient kingdoms of the Deccan Plateau and the ruins of the mighty Vijayanagar empire, the forts and temples of Badami & Aihole region, and the magnificent buildings of Bijapur. The journey ends in Hyderabad, home of Nizams, renowned for their outstanding wealth.

Day 1 Chennai

Arrive Chennai in the morning. Meet & assist on arrival and transfer to your hotel. Afternoon city tour visiting the Fort St George, built by the East India company in 1653, St Mary’s church, the first Anglican church in India, and the Kapaleeshwara temple which was destroyed by the Portuguese in 1566 and rebuilt 300 years ago. Overnight stay in Chennai.

Day 2 Chennai to Bangalore

Morning train Shatabadi Express to Bangalore, noted for its gardens, tree-lined avenues and Gothic churches. Afternoon tour of the city visiting the Tipu Sultan s palace & Fort, Bull temple, Botanical garden and the impressive Vidhan Sabha. Overnight stay in Bangalore.

Day 3 Bangalore to Mysore

Drive to Srirangapatnam and visit the summer palace and fort of Tipu Sultan who was defeated by the British in 1799. Also visit Sriranganathswamy temple. Continue on to to Mysore, renowned for sandalwood, teak and incense. Two nights stay in Mysore.

Day 4 Mysore

City tour of Mysore visiting the City Palace of the Maharaja of Mysore built in Indo-Saracenic style and the museum. Drive to visit Chamundi Hill where a huge statue of Nandi Bull overlooks the city. Explore the colourful Devraja fruit and Vegetable market.

Day 5 Mysore to Hassan

After breakfast leave for Hassan en-route visit Sravanabelagola, with its huge monolithic statue of Gomatheshwara (17- metres tall). Visit the Hoysala temples at Belur and Halebid renowned for their fine sculptures and design. Overnight stay in Hassan.

Day 6 Hassan to Hospet

After breakfast a long drive to Hospet. Two nights stay in Hospet.

Day 7 Hospet (Hempi)

Full day sightseeing of Vijayanagar and Hempi ruins that date back to 14th century. Vijayanagar, one of the largest Hindu Empires in India’s history, spread from Arabian Sea to the Bay of Bengal and covered all the Deccan Plateau (Peninsular India). The greatness of the city is still evident from the Vitala and the Hazara temples, the stone chariot, Lotus Mahal and Queen’s bath. In 1565, the Muslim rulers attacked it, giving it the name, the Pompeii of India.

Day 8 Hospet to Badami

Drive to Aihole, the cradle of stone temple architecture of the southern Dravidian school. The temples date back to the early Chalukya period, 5th century A.D. Continue on to Badami visiting en-route the temples at Pattadakal, referred by Ptolemy in the 1st century A.D as Petrigal. Two nights stay in Badami.

Day 9 Badami

Morning visit the hilltop temples with rock-cut shrines and the splendid cave temples adorned with carvings.

Day 10 Badami to Bijapur

Depart for Bijapur. Afternoon tour visiting the magnificent Gol Gombaz and the beautiful tomb of Ibraham Raza. Overnight stay in Bijapur.

Day 11 Bijapur to Gulbarga

Drive to Gulbarga. Afternoon sightseeing includes a visit to the Jama Masjid with its huge dome. Overnight stay in Gulbarga.

Day 12 Gulbarga to Hyderabad

After breakfast leave for Hyderabad visiting en-route the monuments at Bider. Two nights stay in Hyderabad.

Day 13 Hyderabad

Hyderabad is the capital of India’s fifth largest state, Andra Pradesh, and dates back to the 16th century. Today a visit to Golconda, once famed for its diamond mines (the famous Kohinoor diamond of the British Crown was mined here), with its imposing 13th century fort. Also visit the Charminar, Mecca Masjid and the Salarjung Museum.

Day 14 Depart Hyderabad

Day at leisure to relax by the pool of your hotel or for independent exploration. In the evening depart with an overnight Emirates flight to London via Dubai.

Subject to availability at the time of booking or else similar hotels will be suggested:-
Destinations  Deluxe  Hotel    Premium Hotel Luxury Hotel
Chennai The Accord Metropolitan/Similar Aloft/Similar Ambica Palce/Similar
Bangalore/Bangaluru 12th Avenue/Similar Adarsh Hamilton/Similar Alila Bangalore Hotel/similar
Mysore Crystal Paark Inn/similar Hotel RegaalisMysore/Similar Fortune JP Palace/Similar
Hospet(Hempi) Hotel Malligi/Similar Royal Orchid Central Kireeti/Similar Vijayshree Heritage Hotel/Similar
Badami Hotel Badami Court/Similar Hotel Badami Court/Similar Hotel Badami Court/Similar
Bijaypur Madhuvan International/Similar Madhuvan International/Similar Madhuvan International/Similar
Gulbarga Hotel Heritage Inn/Similar Hotel Heritage Inn/Similar Hotel Heritage Inn/Similar
Hyderabad Adiya Park Hyderabad/Similar Best Western Amrutha Castle/Similar Aditya Sarovar Premiere/Similar

Extra Govt. Service Tax @ 3.09 % (Applicable on total billed amount)

Cost Includes:

  1. Accommodation for 13 Nights on twin / double sharing basis.
  2. Daily buffet breakfast at all hotels.
  3. Transportation by private air-conditioned car with driver for all arrivals, All arrivals, departures, sightseeing and inter-city drive as per the itinerary.
  4. Services of English speaking guide as per the itinerary above.
  5. Services of Travel Pals representative on all arrivals and departures.
  6. Complimentary mineral water bottles during drives and sightseeings.
  7. Fuel charges, toll tax, state tax & parking charge
  8. All presently applicable luxury taxes.

Cost does not Includes:

  1. Entrance fees at monuments/parks/museums.
  2. Items of personal nature like drinks on table, laundry, telephone bills etc.
  3. Meals other than mentioned above.
  4. Indian visa fees or international airfare / domestic flight fare / train ticket
  5. Still Camera or video charges levied by some monuments.
  6. Any other shopping and personal purchase.
  7. Medical Requirements on request.
  8. Service Tax as per government.
  9. Any other services not mentioned in the inclusions.

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