Diamonds & Dynasties
Places & destinations covered in this tour
Hyderabad, Golconda Fort, Bidar, Gulbarga, Bijapur, Bijapur Gol Gumbaz Tomb, Badami, Aihole, Pattadakal, Temples Aihole, Temples Pattadakal, Hospet, Hampi, Goa
A historic tour of India rich in Imperial heritage
This historic tour begins in the former princely city of Hyderabad, a cornucopia of contrasts, rich in Imperial heritage and new age industry. A legacy of the decadent Nizams is the trade of pearls, gold, fabric and of course diamonds.
Travel from this Islamic pocket in southern India to the intrinsically Hindu collection of temples at Badami, Aihole, Pattadakal and on to Hampi and the ancient Vijayanagar Empire to see some of India’s most intricate historical stone carvings. At the end of your explorations through history, unwind awhile at Goa, renowned for its endless beaches, places of worship and world heritage architecture.
Plan for Diamonds and Dynasties of Southern India by Greaves
|DAY 1 HYDERABAD
On arrival stay at the ITC Kakatiya hotel and spend a relaxing day at leisure.
DAY 2 HYDERABAD
DAY 3 HYDERABAD
DAY 4 HYDERABAD – BIDAR – GULBARGA
DAY 5 GULBARGA – BIJAPUR
DAY 6 BIJAPUR
DAY 7 BIJAPUR – BADAMI
|DAY 8 BADAMI – AIHOLE – PATTADAKAL – BADAMI
Full day tour to the elaborate temples at Aihole and Pattadakal.
DAY 9 BADAMI – HOSPET
DAY 10 HOSPET – HAMPI – HOSPET
DAY 11 HOSPET – GOA
DAY 12 GOA
DAY 13 GOA – MUMBAI
DAY 14 DEPART MUMBAI
This is a suggested itinerary for travelling privately. Dates, duration, hotels and routing may be changed to personalise the tour to the travellers’ preferences and requirements. Please contact Greaves for further ideas on how to enhance this journey of India.