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Exploring the Deccan Plateau

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[ 15 days / 14 nights ]

Guide Price

£3,410pp

Price is based on double occupancy, and is subject to change based on hotels and dates of travel. Price includes international flights on British Airways travelling in World Traveller (economy), accommodation in a double/ twin room, breakfast, sightseeing, transfers, domestic flights and train, private guides and chauffeur driven car.

Guide Price

$3,552pp

Price is based on double occupancy, and is subject to change based on hotels and dates of travel. Price includes accommodation in a double/ twin room, breakfast, sightseeing, transfers, domestic flights and train, private guides and chauffeur driven car.

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The vast Deccan Plateau straddles a core area of central India. Having been the scene of countless battles, it has seen some of India's most remarkable empires flourish and decline. The rich architectural legacies of these mighty dynasties still remain today and are explored during the course of this journey which travels north-south across the heart of The Deccan. Begin in Aurangabad at the Ajanta and Ellora caves. See the exceptional palaces of Hyderbad's Nizams before visiting the remains of the great Vijayanagar capital at Hampi. Continue to the beautiful early Hoysala temples at Belur and Halebid prior to exploring Karnataka's second largest city - Mysore where there is a treasure trove of monuments. All very different, they range from the Hoysala and Vijayanagar periods, through Tipu Sultan's era, and culminate in the resplendent, Indo-Saracenic City Palace.
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Exploring the Deccan Plateau

 

DAY 1: ARRIVE MUMBAI

On arrival stay at the Taj Lands End hotel. Day at leisure.

 

DAY 2: MUMBAI - AURANGABAD

Morning flight arrives Aurangabad, on arrival check in at Vivanta by Taj Aurangabad Hotel. Spend morning exploring the Ellora caves, dating back to the 4th and 9th centuries AD. Afternoon visiting BibiKa Maqbar and Panchakki.

 

DAY 3: AURANGABAD

Spend the day at the Ajanta caves adorned with Buddhist sculptures and frescoes.

 

DAY 4: AURANGABAD - MUMBAI - HYDERABAD

Fly to Mumbai and then to Hyderabad to stay 2 nights at the majestic Taj Falaknuma Palace Hotel.

 

DAY 5: HYDERABAD

Visit Hyderabad's stunning sites, the Charminar, and Mecca Masjid and Salarjung Museum. Also drive out to the mightly Golconda Fort.

 

DAY 6: HYDERABAD - HOSPET

Full days drive to Hospeti. On arrival stay at The Royal Orchid Central Kireeti Hotel.

 

DAY 7: HOSPET - HAMPI - HOSPET

Explore the ruins of Hampi, once one of the largest Hindu empires in the world. Board a private coracle and cross the Tungabhadra River seeing more of the ruins and aqueducts.

 

DAY 8: HOPSET - HAMPI - HOSPET

Today is spent seeing more of Hampi's exceptional ruins, including the carvings on the Ramachandra temple and Lotus Mahal.

 

DAY 9: HAMPI - CHIKMAGALUR

A full days drive to the southern tip of the Deccan Plateau, arriving Chikmagalurand The Gateway Hotel K M Road.

 

DAY 10: CHIKMAGALUR

Excursion to the fascinating early Hoysala temples at Belur and nearby Halebid.

 

DAY 11: CHIKMAGALUR - MYSORE

Continue southward to the 'Sandal wood' city of Mysore. En route visit the impressive hilltop monolithic statue at Sravanbelagola. Stay 2 nights at Radisson Blu Plaza Hotel.

 

DAY 12: MYSORE

A morning tour vists the ornate city palace and the top of Chaumundi Hill for panoramic views of the city. Stop to see Nandi Bull before returning to the city. Afternoon visit to the Hoysala Temple at Somnathpur.

 

DAY 13: MYSORE - SRIRANGAPATNAM - BENGALURU

This morning drive to nearby Srirangapatnam which boasts the ruins of Tipu Sultan's summer palace. Continue to the bustling city of Bengaluru and stay 2 nights at the Taj West End hotel.

 

DAY 14: BENGALURU

Morning exploration of 'the Garden City'. Afternoon at leisure.

 

DAY 15: DEPART BENGALURU

Early morning departure for onward destination.

 

 

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