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The deccan nostalgia

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Tour Overview

The Deccan Nostalgia tour takes you the most important cities of Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka states. Hyderabad, Gulbarga, Bijapur, Badami, Hospet, Hassan, and Mysore are known for their ancient heritage monuments. These regions had ruled by many powerful and glorious dynasties likes Mauryas, Cholas, Chalukyas, and Vijayanagar Empire thats why you will see an ideal mix of diverse culture, heritage, and history. During the tour, we will take you the visit of many UNESCO Heritage sites, museums, temples, and mosques, which are famous for its magnificent Islamic and Hindu architecture. So lets come and explore The DECCAN NOSTALGIA TOUR with www.indiatours.com and make your trip memorable.

Tour highlights

  • Golkunda fort and Salarjung Museum in Hyderabad.

  • Taste of Hyderabadi Biryani in local restaurant.

  • The Gulbarga Fort and Jumma Masjid in Gulbarga.

  • Gol Gumbaz in Bijapur.

  • UNESCO world Heritage sites Aihole and Pattadakal

  • Visit Mahakoota Temples and Badami rock-cut caves in Badami.

  • UNESCO world Heritage sites at Hampi.

  • Excursion of Helbid and Belur.

  • Shravanbelogola Jain Temple.

  • Mysore Place and Srirangapatnam Temples visit.

  • Half day city tour of Banlgore.


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Day 01: arrive hyderabad

Upon arrival at Hyderabad airport, you will be welcomed by our office representative. He will assist you from Hyderabad airport to your pre-booked hotel and he will also brief you about your tour
Hyderabad "Lion City" was established by Muhammad Quli Qutb Shah in 1591. The world-famous Kohinoor diamond was mined in Golconda. A stroll in the old city through the different bazaars is quite fascinating. Hyderabad historically a pearl and diamond trading center is called the City of Pearls and its bazaars - Laad Bazaar, Begum Bazaar, and Sultan Bazaar are quite busy even today. Golkonda was famous for its fabled diamonds and some of the world-famous diamonds mined here are Kohinoor, Darya-e Nur, The Hope, Nur-Ul-Ain, Princie, Regent, etc. Do not forget to taste the delicious Hyderabadi biryani.
Rest of the day relax at hotel.

Day 02: hyderabad- full day city tour

Post breakfast you will have a full day city tour of Hyderabad including the famous tourist sport like Golconda Fort, The Salarjung Museum, Mecca Masjid, The Charminar, Hussain Sagar Lake, Naubat Prabhat, and local market.
Later in the evening, you can explore the local markets and taste world-famous Hyderabadi Biryani.
Overnight at hotel.

Day 03: hyderabad – gulbarga by Road (230km/ 4-5hrs approx.)

Post breakfast you will drive by road Gulbarga, which is located 230km west in the Indian state of Karnataka. Gulbarga show as a delightful synthesis of Hindu and Muslim cultures, as it was occupied successively by both Hindu and Muslim rulers. Here you will find many monuments which are the perfect examples of Islamic and Hindu architecture, that’s why it has been a popular tourist spot for both historians and tourists. It has been also part of Buddhist culture.
On arrival, you will check-in your hotel and later follow the half-day city tour of Gulbarga. The first you will be taken `to The Gulbarga Fort. It was built by Raja Gulchand, later 15 towers were added by Allh-ul-din Bahmani.
Later visit Jama Masjid. It was built by a Spanish architect in the model of Cordoba mosque in Spain , as it has more than 60 domes. Overnight at hotel.

Day 04: gulbarga – bijapur by road( 160/3-4hrs approx.)

Post breakfast you will check-out from your hotel and drive by road to Bijapur, which is located 160 km west. Bijapur is one of the largest districts in the Indian State of Karnataka. It was founded by the Chalukyan dynasty in the 10th century. The city has been influenced by many Muslim rulers at the end of the 13th century, as it was ruled by various rulers including Allauddin Khilji, Bahamani Sultans, and Adil Shahi dynasty. During the Adil Shahi dynasty, it has experienced great architectural activities.
On arrival, you will check-in your hotel and later follow the city tour and first, you will be taken to visit Gol Gumbaz. This is the most famous structure in Bijapur and it is composed of a cube, 47.5 meters on each side. It was built by Mohammed Adil Shah during his rule between 1627 to 1657. It is the second-largest dome after St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome. Later you will be visiting Ibrahim Rauza, Jumma Masjid, Malik-e-maidan.
Overnight at hotel.

Day 05: bijapur – badami by road(125kms/ 3-4hrs approx.)

Post breakfast check-out from your hotel and drive by road to Badami. En-route you will be visiting Kudala Sangama Temple and Banshankeri Temple.
After paying homage at these temples continue to drive to Badami. On arrival, you will check-in your hotel and later follow the excursion tour of the Aihole and Pattadakal group of temples – which is world heritage sites. Aihole, a temple complex was a prominent city of the Chalukya Dynasty. Aihole is the cradle of stone temple architecture of the Dravida School and has about 125 temples, divided into groups. The prominent groups are the Kontigudi and the Galaganatha group of temples. Lad Khan temple is the oldest and dates back to the fifth century. Durga temple is one of the best temples of Aihole. Ravana Phadi cave a rock-cut temple dates back to the 6th century. The Jyothirlinga Group has two temples which are flat-roofed. There are various other groups that are equally interesting.
Pattadakal a World Heritage site was a great center of Chalukyan art and architecture and is quite known for its temples and inscriptions. Out of the ten temples, four are in Nagara style and six in the Dravidian style. The largest temple - Virupaksha from the 8th Century was built by Queen Lokamahadevi to celebrate her husband's victory over the Pallavas. Sangameshwara Temple was built by the Chalukyan King Vijayaditya Satyashraya. The other well-known temples are Chandrashekhara temple, Mallikarjuna & Kasivisvanatha temples, Galganatha temple, Kadasiddhesvara and Jambulingeswara temples, etc. After visiting these temples return back to your hotel.
Overnight at hotel.

Day 06: badami – hospet by road (130kms /2-3hrs approx.)

Post breakfast you will visit Mahakoota Temples and Badami rock-cut caves. Cave temple 1 has a hall with many pillars and a square-shaped sanctum with paintings of couples on the ceiling, Shiva and Parvati, and Nataraja in 81 poses. In Cave temple 2 Vishnu is shown with one foot on Earth and the other on the sky, and also as Varaha and Krishna. The Cave temple 3 shows the culture and clothing of the 6th century and also carvings of Vishnu Narasimha, Varaha, Harihara and Trivikrama. The Cave temple 4 shows a carving of the Jain Tirthankara Parshavnatha. Later visit Badami Fort and Malegitti-Shivalaya
Later continue drive to Hospet which is 130km south of Badami. On arrival, you will check-in your hotel and relax. Hospet is 12 km from Hampi the former capital of the Vijayanagar Empire which was built by Krishna Deva Raya in 1520 AD. Hampi a UNESCO World Heritage Site, located within the ruins of Vijayanagar was said to be greater than Rome was full of palaces, temples & sculptures. The city was razed to the ground by the Sultanates of South in 1565. The city is full of beautiful ruins which are testimony to a glorious past. The Tungabhadra Dam is another important site that you could visit from Hospet. Overnight at hotel

Day 07: hospet – full day excursion of hampi

Post breakfast you will have full day excursion tour of Hampi.
The most interesting ruins are the Virupaksha temple, Vittala temple, Hazara Rama temple complex the elephant stables, the Queen's Bath, Ramachandra temple & Lotus Mahal. The Virupaksha Temple or the Pampapathi temple of Shiva, also houses erotica statues of Bhuvaneshwari and Pampa. The Hazara Rama Temple Complex has about a thousand carvings & inscriptions with the story of Ramayana. It has about 1000 carvings. The Vittala Temple Complex houses a stone chariot and the famous musical pillars.
Overnight at hotel.

Day 08: hospet – hassan by road by road (310kms/ 6-7hrs approx.)

Post breakfast you check-out from your hotel and drive by road to Hassan, which is located 310 km south of Hospet. Hassan is a city in Karnataka. Karnataka derived from the Kannada words karu and nadu meaning "elevated land" has been home to the powerful empires of India. Karnataka has one of the highest numbers of nationally protected monuments in India and is one of the most visited states of India. Some of the important places in Karnataka are Bangalore, Mysore, Sravanbelgola, Hampi, Badami, Bijapur, etc. This state is famous for its food and Bisibele bath, Uppittu, Benne Dosa, Masala Dosa, Vade, Mysore Pak, etc. are some of the famous dishes you could enjoy. The important festivals celebrated here are Dussehra, Ugadi, Makara Sankranti, Nagapanchami, Deepavali, and Ramzan.
On arrival you will check-in your hotel and later visit Hasanmba Temple which is 800 years old, which is dedicated to Amba also known as Goddess Shakti.
Overnight at hotel.

Day 09: Hassan - Belur – Halebid – Hassan

Today you have a full-day excursion to Belur & Halebid.
Belur was the capital of the Hoysala Empire and has one of the finest examples of Hoysala architecture - the Chennakesava Vishnu Temple which was built by king Vishnuvardhana in celebration of his victory over the Cholas in the 12th century. It took 103 years to complete the temple and sculptures include elephants, lions, horses, stories from the Indian legends and dancers. Halebid or Halibeedu meaning the Old City was also known as Dwarasamudra and was the capital of the Hoysala Empire in the 12th century.
In front of the Hoysaleshawara and Kedareshwara temples, there is a big lake - Dwara Samudra which means entrance of the ocean and the city derives its name from this lake. The walls of the temple are covered with depictions of Hindu mythology, animals, birds, and dancing damsels. The sculptures of the temple are different from each other and there is a museum in the complex. Even after 86 years of work, the Nandi Bull was incomplete. The nearby Jain temples are also quite beautiful.
Evening return back to your hotel.
Overnight at hotel.

Day 10: hassan – mysore by road ( 130kms/ 3-4hrs ) via visiting shravanbelogola

Post breakfast check-out from your hotel and drive by road to Mysore, en-route you will be visiting Shravanbelogola Jain Temple. Sravanbelgola which is an important pilgrimage centre for the Jains. The Gommateshvara Bahubali statue of this city is renowned, popular and an important pilgrimage spot for the Jains. This statue is very huge and can be seen from the distance of around 25 km of the area that get bathed with honey and milk as a ritual once in every 12 years. At this time, it attracts thousands and thousands of worshippers from all over the world.
Later continue drive to Mysore and on arrival, you will check-in your hotel and relax.
Overnight at hotel.

Day 11: mysore- full day city tour

Post breakfast you will follow the full day city tour of mysore. The city tour of Mysore will take you to the Mysore palace that was originally built by the Maharaja of Mysore in the year 1911-1912. The palace is of harmonious synthesis of the Hindu and Saracenic styles of architecture having archways, domes, turrets, colonnades and sculptures. Visit the art gallery. Drive to the Chamundi hill to visit the Chamundeshwari Temple. From the hill itself you will get a panoramic view of the city of Mysore. On your way back to Mysore, visit the Nandi bull. Mysore is a good place for buying the famous "Mysore silk". Afternoon you will be visiting Srirangapatnam, Ranganathaswamy Temple, Tippu's Palace, Fort, Gumbaz and Tippu's Summer Palace.
Overnight at hotel.

Day 12: mysore – bangalore by road (125kms/ 3-4hrs approx.)

Post breakfast you will check-out from your hotel and drive by road to Banglore. On arrival you will check-in your hotel and later following afternoon city tour of Banglore. The tourist spots in Bangalore are Lal Bagh, Maharaja's Palace, etc. You could also include the various temples in the Bangalore sight-seeing. Bangalore, the Silicon Valley of India is known as the "Garden City of India". The Lal Bagh started by Hyder Ali and finished by his son Tipu Sultan. This has India's largest collection of tropical plants - over a 1000 species of flora and also trees over 100 years old. The construction of the Bangalore Palace was started in 1862 and completed in 1944 and looks similar to the Windsor Castle in England. Drive past different Government buildings.
Overnight at hotel.

Day 13: departure banglore airport

Post breakfast you will check-out from your hotel and later transfer in time for Banglore airport for your flight to onwards destination.

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