Days 12 Nights / 13 Days
Destinations Mumbai - Hyderabad - Gulbarga - Bijapur - Badami - Hospet - Hassan - Mysore - Bangalore
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Arrive Mumbai international airport and transfer to hotel for overnight stay. Mumbai Once a tiny island covered by palm trees was used to belong to the native koli fisher-folk, who still live here in their little villages surrounded by huge skyscrapers. In the seventeenth century the Portuguese came and dotted the island with several forts, which stand even today. In 1661, Mumbai was finally ceded to Charles II of England and eventually became one the largest ports in the British Empire.
After breakfast sightseeing of Elephanta caves, located on an island about 10 Kms away from the Gateway of India. Reach the Island by Motor Boat. These caves consist of temples carved from rock which date back to the 7th century. Afternoon take a city tour of Mumbai visiting, Prince of Wales Museum, Hanging Gardens & Gateway of India. Evening return to hotel for overnight stay
Morning after breakfast in hotel, transfer to airport to board the flight for Hyderabad, arrive Hyderabad airport and transfer to hotel, later afternoon half day city tour of Hyderabad visiting the Falukuma Palace, Mecca Masjid, the Salar Jung Museum and the splendid Charminar. Evening return to hotel for overnight stay.
Morning after breakfast in hotel, leave for Gulbarga (250 Kms - 05/06 Hours drive), en route stopover at Bidar to visit the 15th century Bidar Fort and the Bahmani tombs. Arrive Gulbarga, and check in to hotel and later visit the remarkable 15th century Jama Masjid. Evening return to hotel for overnight stay.
Morning after breakfast in hotel leave for Bijapur 160 Kms 3-4 Hours drive. Check into the hotel later leave for a tour of Bijapur visit, Mohammad Adil Shah built Bijapur during the 17th century. Visit the Gol Gumbaz or the round dome. This structure has the largest dome unsupported by pillars to be found in India and the second largest in the world. Later visit Ibrahim Roza, a beautiful tomb built by Adil Shah II for his queen, evening return to hotel for overnight stay.
Morning after breakfast in hotel leave for the early 6th century temples of Badami (132kms/3 hrs) en-route visit Aihole as the "cradle of Indian architecture", Aihole has over 100 temples scattered around the village. Arrive and check in to hotel. Later, a visit of Badamai to the rock cut caves, the Mahakuteshwara Temple and the Northern Fort. Overnight at Badami Court.
Morning after breakfast in hotel The capital of the early Chaulkyas, Badami is picturesquely situated at the mouth of a ravine between two rocky hills. Badami is famous for it's four cave temples. Leave for Hospet (240 kms/6hrs) and en-route stop at Pattadakal situated on the bank of the Malarapbha river and has ten major temples representing early Chalukyan architecture. Overnight at Hospet.
After breakfast in hotel, A base to take a tour of Hampi or Vijayanagara (1 hrs drive) one of the largest empires in the history of India- in ruins. Explore the ruined kingdom and return back to Hospet for overnight stay.
After breakfast leave for Hassan. On arrival check in to Hotel. Overnight stay.
After breakfast sightseeing of Belur and Halebid. After that later leave for Mysore, arrive Mysore and check in to hotel for overnight in hotel.
After breakfast in hotel sightseeing of Mysore visiting Tipu Sultan Palace and Somnathpur. Relax. Overnight stay.
After breakfast drive to Banglaore en route visit to Srirangapatnam. Arrive Bangalore. Arrive Bangalore and Check in to Hotel. Afternoon Sightseeing of IT City Bangalore (Now called Bengaluru) visit Bangalore Palace & fort - The Bangalore Fort was built by Kempe Gowda and expanded by Tippu Sultan, Vidhan Soudha - This splendid neo-Dravidian granite building that dominates the northern boundary of the Cubbon park, is the home of the State Legislature and the Secretaria and Lal Bagh. Overnight stay.
On time assistance and transfer to international to board the flight for onward journey.