Hampi & Deccan A Heritage Tour of Southern India
Hampi & Deccan A Heritage Tour of Southern India

Highlights: Hyderabad - Golconda - Nizam's Museum - Chowmahalla Palace - Salar Jung Museum - Hampi - Hospet - Hassan - Kabini - Coorg - Madikeri - Mysore - Bangalore - Srirangapatna - Lalbagh - Vidhana Soudha


Alternate travel dates: 16 Jan 20 - 31 Mar 20 - $7795


Hotels:
Hyderabad - Taj Banjara 5*
Hampi - Evolve Back 4*
Hassan - Hoysala Village Resort 3*
Kabini - Evolve Back, Kabini 5*
Coorg - Evolve Back, Coorg 5*
Mysore - Radisson Blu Plaza Hotel Mysore 5*
Bangalore - The Leela Palace Bengaluru 5*


Itinerary:


Day 1: London Heathrow to Dubai by flight EK-02:13:40 - 00:40 Hrs


Day 2: Dubai to Hyderabad by flight EK- 526: 03:30-08:25 Hrs
08:25 Hrs: Arrive Hyderabad airport


Upon arrival at Hyderabad airport welcome, meet and assist by our representative and transfer to hotel. The name Hyderabad means "Hyder's abode" or "lion city", derived from the Persian/Urdu words "haydar" or "hyder" (lion) and "ābād" (city or abode).[2] According to John Everett-Heath, the author of Oxford Concise Dictionary of World Place Names, Hyderabad was named to honour the Caliph Ali Ibn Abi Talib, who was also known as Hyder because of his lion-like valour in battles. Hyderabad was historically known as a pearl and diamond trading centre, and it continues to be known as the City of Pearls. Many of the city's traditional bazaars, including Laad Bazaar, Begum Bazaar and Sultan Bazaar, have remained open for centuries. Rest of the day at leisure and Overnight stay at Hotel.


Day 3: Hyderabad
After breakfast enjoy sightseeing tour of Hyderabad city visiting Golkonda, also known as Golconda, Gol konda (Round shaped hills), or (Shepherd's Hill) is a citadel and fort in Southern India and was the capital of the medieval sultanate of the Qutb Shahi dynasty. The Qutb Shahi Tombs are located in the Ibrahim Bagh (garden Precinct), close to the famous Golconda Fort. They contain the tombs and mosques built by the various kings o the qutb Shahi dynasty. Nizam's Museum located in Hyderabad at Purani Haveli, a palace of the erstwhile Nizams. Chowmahalla Palace (4 Palaces), is a palace of the Nizams of Hyderabad state. It was the seat of the Asaf Jahi dynasty and was the official residence of the Nizams of Hyderabad while they ruled their state. Drive pass Charminar constructed in 1591, is a monument and mosque located in Hyderabad. The landmark has become a global icon of Hyderabad, listed amount the most recognized structures of India. The Salar Jung Museum is an art museum located at Dar-ul-Shifa, of the southern bank of the Musi River in the city of Hyderabad. It is one of the three National Museums of India. Drive pass of Hussain Sagar Lake. Overnight stay at Hotel.


Day 4: Hyderabad to Vidhyanagar by flight: Tru Jet 2T-4:06:12:20 - 13:25 Hrs
Vidhyanagar to Hampi by surface. Transfer from Hotel to Hyderabad airport in time to board flight for Vidhyanagar. 13:25 Hrs: Arrive Vidhyanagar airport. Upon arrival at Vidhyanagar drive to Hospet. Upon arrival at Hospet, check in at Hotel. Overnight stay at Hotel.


Day 5: Hospet (Hampi)
After breakfast visit Annegundi village & experience the rural life. Overnight stay at Hotel.


Day 6: Hospet (Hampi)
City tour of Hampi – visit Virupaksha temple, Ganesha Temple, Hazara Rama Temple, Krishnatemple, underground shiva temple, queen’s bath, elephant houses, museum, Vittala Temple & Narashimha Temple. Overnight at Hampi / Hospet. Overnight stay at Hotel.


Day 7: Hospet to Hassan by surface (Approx. 350 Kms, 8 Hrs)
After breakfast check out from Hotel and drive from Hospet to Hassan. Upon arrival at Hassan, check in at Hotel. Rest of the day at leisure and Overnight stay at Hotel.


Day 8: Hassan to Kabini by surface (Approx. 130 Kms, 4 Hrs)
After breakfast visit Belur & Halebid, a beautiful example of Hoyasala's architecture. Famous of them is The Chennakeshava Temple, which took 103 years to complete. The temples of Halebid bear mute testimony to the rich, cultural heritage of Karnataka. Later drive from Hassan to Kabini. Upon arrival at Kabini check in at Hotel. Overnight stay at Hotel.


Day 9: Kabini
Morning safari by shared open by Jeep. Afternoon safari by shared boat. Overnight stay at Hotel.


Day 10: Kabini to Coorg by surface (Approx. 110 Kms, 2-3 Hrs)
Morning safari by shared open by Jeep. After breakfast check out from Hotel and drive to Coorg. Upon arrival at Coorg, check in at Hotel. Overnight stay at Hotel.


Day 11: Coorg
Coorg – visit Dubare Elephant Camp, Namdroling Buddhist Monastery, Madikeri Fort, Abbey Waterfall, Omkareshwara Temple & Raja’s Seat. Overnight stay at Hotel.


Day 12: Madikeri (Coorg)
Day at leisure and Overnight stay at hotel.


Day 13: Madikeri (Coorg) to Mysore by surface (Approx. 130 kms, 4 Hrs)
After breakfast drive to Mysore - the capital of the erstwhile princely state, has a profusion of places and museums. Mysore has a long history of eminent dynasties who ruled from here and created a city that, even today, is one of the finest in southern India with tree-lined boulevards, beautiful gardens, parks and stately palaces. Upon arrival at Mysore, check in at hotel. Overnight stay at hotel.


Day 14: Mysore
After breakfast you will enjoy city tour of Mysore visiting; The Chamundi Temple- Overlooking Miser from the 1062 m summit of Chamundi Hill, the Sri Chamundeshwari Temple and monolithic Nandi (Bull) makes a pleasant half-day excursion. Pilgrims are supposed to climb the 1000-plus steps to the top, but those not needing to improve their karma go by car. The temple is dominated by a towering seven storey, 40 m high Gopurams and Mysore Maharaja’s Palace. Rest of the day at leisure and Overnight stay at Hotel.


Day 15: Mysore to Bagalore by suface (Approx. 145 Km, 4 Hrs)
After breakfast drive to Bangalore is the capital city of the Karnataka. Located on the Deccan Plateau. It is home to many well-recognised educational and research institutions in India. Bangalore is known as the Silicon Valley of India beacuse of its positon as the nation's leading IT exporter.Bangalore is a major economic and cultural hub and the second – fastest growing major metropolis in India. En-route visiting Srirangapatnam - the 18th century Summer Palace of Tipu Sultan Sri Rangapatnam (16 km) is built on an island in the Cavern River is famous for the Ranganatha temple and the ‘Summer Palace of Tip Sultan’ Upon arrival at Bangalore, check in at hotel. Overnight stay at hotel.


Day 16: Bangalore
Morning visit Bangalore city tour - Lalbagh – A Botanical Garden spread over 240 ac res. It was originally called Lalbagh because the garden had a profusion of red roses. It also has a greenhouse with a collection of unusual flora. The Bull Temple – Constructed in the 16th Century- It has been named after the gray granite sacred bull Nandi, carved out of a single block. Vidhan Soudha – It is a four storied building. It houses the state Legislative Assembly and part of the Secretariat. The main feature of this building is its architectural style- a combination of traditional and modern styles. The building is illuminated on Sunday evenings. Rest of the day at leisure and Overnight stay at Hotel.


Day 17: Bangalore to Dubai by flight EK-565: 10:25-13:00 Hrs
Dubai to London Heathrow by flight EK-003:14:30-18:20 Hrs


Transfer from Hotel to Bangalore airport in time to board flight for London Heathrow via Dubai.



Offer Includes

  • Flights from Toronto with British Airways
  • Airport taxes
  • 7 Nights Accommodation on Bed and Breakfast Basis
  • 3 Nights Accommodation on Half Board at Hampi
  • 5 Nights Accommodation on Full Board at Kabini and Coorg
  • All transfers, sightseeing and excursion as mentioned in the itinerary by air-conditioned car
  • Entrance Fees to the monuments
  • Services of local English speaking guide as per the itinerary during city tour
  • 2 Safari by shared open Jeep
  • 1 Safari by Boat
  • One Day excursion to Dubare Camp

Meal Plans

  • As per Itinerary