Heritage Tour of South India offers you to know about the heritage of alluring cities of South India. This tour will takes to you to places like Mumbai, Hyderabad, Gulbarga, Bijapur, Badami, Hospet, Hassan, Mysore and Bangalore where you will visit Forts, palaces, gardens, enjoy boat ride and many other historical places. Get to know about the architecture and history of the places and make your tour memorable.
Day 1: Mumbai
After your arrival at Mumbai airport you will be received by our representative. He will escort you to your pre-booked hotel. Check into the hotel and spend the rest of the day at your leisure. Overnight stay will be in Mumbai.
Day 2: Mumbai tour
Post breakfast visit Gateway of India made to commemorate visit of King George to Mumbai, offering spectacular views of the Arabian Sea. Next visit Elephanta Caves cut out from a single rock in group of Hindu and Jain caves, reflecting the excellence art work of bygone era in sculptures and architecture. Later on halt will be at Marine Drive bordering Arabian Sea where you can enjoy leisure walk and experience cool breeze. Next head towards Juhu Beach. Return back to the hotel and enjoy your dinner.
Day 3: Mumbai – Hyderabad (706 km)
After refreshing breakfast you will be transferred to Hyderabad. Check into the hotel and spend the rest of the day at your leisure. Stay overnight.
Day 4: Hyderabad
Post breakfast visit Charminar reflecting the splendor architecture and housing a mosque and many prayer spaces. Next visit Golconda Fort famous for its acoustics, palaces and water supply system, Qutb Shahi Tombs, Purani Haveli which was masterpiece of architecture of Nizams of Hyderabad, Falaknuma Palace situated on hilltop which houses collection of status, paintings, manuscripts and furniture from all over India. You may take next halt at Nehru Zoological Park where you can enjoy Elephant ride surrounded by lush green scenic beauty, Hussain Sagar Lake where you can enjoy boating and enjoy various adventurous sports like cruising, Para sailing and many other. Return back to the hotel and enjoy your dinner.
Day 5: Hyderabad – Gulbarga (524 km)
After refreshing breakfast you will be transferred to Gulbarga also known as Stone City. Check into the hotel and spend the rest of the day at your leisure. Stay overnight.
Day 6: Gulbarga
Post breakfast full day excursion of Gulbarga will begin. Visit Gulbarga Fort built after decline of Chalukyas incorporates blend of Persian and Indian architectural style and was built using lime mortar and granite. Next visit Sharana Basaveshwara Temple with distinctive carved pillars, towers and various carvings on the walls, Hazrat Khwaja Bande Nawaz and Koranti Hanuman Temple reflecting Hindu architectural style devoted to Lord Hanuman. Return back to the hotel and enjoy your dinner.
Day 7: Gulbarga – Bijapur (166 km)
In the morning after having breakfast the tour will head towards Bijaipur. On reaching there visit Gol Gumbaz which is the second largest tomb in the world with impressive structure, Ibrahim Rauza the mausoleum of Sultan Ibrahim Adil Shah and his Queen. Next, you may visit Malik-e-Maidan housing one of the largest cannon of the world, Jami Masjid, Upli Buruj offering panoramic views of the city and Gagan Mahal which was the residence of royal family. Return back to the hotel and enjoy your dinner.
Day 8: Bijapur – Badami (125 km)
Post breakfast you will be transferred to Badami. After a short break visit Bhutanatha Temple devoted to another name of Lord Shiva- Bhutanatha where the stone carvings and sculptures are awe-inspiring, Badami Cave Temples incorporates blend of Nagara and Dravidian architecture and is cut out from huge cliff sandstones. Next visit will be at Agasthya Lake surrounded by hills offering spectacular panoramic views of vista, Mallikarjuna Group of Temples built by Badami Chalukyas in the shape of pyramids and Badami Fort situated on hilltop offering spectacular views of the surroundings. Return back to the hotel and enjoy your dinner.
Day 9: Badami – Hospet (135 km)
After having breakfast the tour will proceed towards Hospet. On reaching there visit Tungabhadra Dam, Lotus Mahal where royal ladies used to live and the archways are designed in the form of Lotus Petals and the central dome in the shape of Lotus Bud. Next visit Hazara Rama Temple dedicated to Lord Rama and Virupaksha Temple devoted to lord Shiva and the architecture is beyond description. The temple is built in such a way that Tungabhadra River flows along the terrace, down to the kitchen and then outwards. After that return back to the hotel and enjoy your dinner.
Day 10: Hospet – Hassan (313 km)
In the morning post refreshing breakfast you will be transferred to Hassan. Visit twin temples Nageshwara and Chennakeshava reflecting one of the finest example of Hoysala art where the structure, carvings is beyond description. . Next visit Halebeed Temple where the outer walls of the temple depict the sequences from Mahabharata, Ramayana and Bhagvat. After having spectacular views, return back to the hotel and enjoy your dinner.
Day 11: Hassan – Mysore (118 km)
After having your breakfast the tour will head towards Mysore. Visit Mysore Palace reflecting Indo-Saracenic architecture, comprising Durbar Hall and Kalyana Mantapa and Brindavan Gardens where the main attraction are botanical garden and many fountains in various size and shape. Next you may visit Chamundi Hill where you will witness temple dedicated to Goddess Chamundi incarnation of Goddess Kali and then enjoy boat ride along with mesmerising sunset view on Karanji Lake situated on the foothill of Chamundi hills. Return back to the hotel and enjoy your dinner.
Day 12: Mysore – Bangalore (150 km)
Post breakfast visit Tipu Sultan Fort representing Islamic style where you will witness a gallery which houses historical, paintings, carvings from where you get all historical facts and Ganesha Temple. Later on visit Lalbagh Botanical Garden surrounded by wide varieties of plants, herbs, trees and a glass house and Bangalore Palace constructed by Chamaraja Wodeyar with stunning architecture reflecting in Gothic windows, wood carvings and turrets, Cubbon Park which is home to numerous trees and plants and where you can enjoy long walk in the picturesque vista and Government Museum which houses rare collection of antiques, jewellery, scriptures, paintings of various periods. Return back to the hotel and enjoy your dinner.
Day 13: Departure
Post breakfast you will be transferred to Mumbai airport where our team representative will give you detailed information for your further journey.
Accommodation and meals will be provided.
Travel and tour guides.
Well maintained transport with air-conditioning facility.
Extra sightseeing charges.
Flight cancellation charges due to any reason.
Personal expense such as shopping, laundry bills etc.
Anything not included in the tour package.