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 -
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
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 -
Today is spent seeing more of Hampi's exceptional ruins,
including the carvings on the Ramachandra temple and Lotus
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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
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 -
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
DAY 15: DEPART BENGALURU
Early morning departure for onward destination.