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Diamonds & Dynasties Of Southern India

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[ 14 days / 13 nights ]

Guide Price

£2,550pp

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

$2,762pp

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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Find the best of India

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 in Goa, renowned for its endless beaches, places of worship and world heritage architecture..

Itinerary map for Diamonds and Dynasties

Diamonds & Dynasties

 

DAY 1: ARRIVE HYDERABAD

Arrive into Hyderabad and transfer to The Taj Falaknuma Hotel and spend a relaxing day at leisure.

 

DAY 2: HYDERABAD

Explore this wondrous capital, a 400 year-old metropolitan city teeming with bustling bazaars and Muslim monuments.

 

DAY 3: HYDERABAD

Morning excursion to Golconda Fort, once famed for its diamond mines it is the site of a strategic fort standing atop an isolated hill which dates back to the 13th century. Also visit the graceful clusters and gardens at Qutab Shahi Tombs.

 

DAY 4: HYDERABAD - BIDAR - GULBARGA

Morning transfer by road to Gulbarga enroute visiting Bidar a tiny district steeped in history. On arrival into Gulbarga check-in at The Heritage Inn.

 

DAY 5: GULBARGA - BIJAPUR

Morning tour of Gulbarga. A Hindu city before the Muhammadan conquest, Gulbarga is aunique synthesis of two cultures. Afternoon drive to Bijapur and check-in at Basawa Residency Hotel.

 

DAY 6: BIJAPUR

Explore Bijapur which has the second largest tomb in the world.

 

DAY 7: BIJAPUR - BADAMI

Morning drive to Badami and check-in at Badami Court Hotel. Badami also known as Vatapi, is rich with Hindu and Jain temples carved out of sandstone hills.

 

DAY 8: BADAMI - AIHOLE - PATTADAKAL - BADAMI

Full day excursion to the elaborate temples at Aihole and Pattadakal.

 

DAY 9: BADAMI - HAMPI

Morning drive to Hampi and check-in at The Heritage Reosrt Hotel.

 

DAY 10: HAMPI 

A day discovering the ruins at Hampi, once the capital city of the Vijayanagara Empire, an Imperial city to rival Rome with its palaces, temples and sculptures.

 

DAY 11: HAMPI - GOA

Morning drive to final destination of Goa, with its endless beaches and swaying palms. On arrival at Goa check-in at Vivanta by Taj Holiday Village.

 

DAY 12: GOA

Day at leisure for spending time on the beach, exploring Goa on own or relaxing at your resort hotel.

 

DAY 13: GOA - MUMBAI

After a morning at leisure, transfer to the airport for afternoon flight to Mumbai. On arrival transfer to The Leela Hotel.

 

DAY 14: DEPART MUMBAI

Transfer to the airport to connect to onward destination.

 

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