12 Nights Itinerary Covering: Mumbai - Hyderabad - Gulbarga - Bijapur - Badami - Hospet - Hassan - Mysore - Bangalore
Snuggled between two mountain ranges- Eastern Ghats and the Western Ghats- The Deccan region covers the most of the southern region of India. The ‘Deccan Tour’ package, beginning from Mumbai, will extensively cover some of the most prominent destinations in the state of Karnataka. The destinations covered will bring you face to face with medieval structures built during the region of erstwhile south Indian rulers.
Note: This is just a suggested itinerary indicative of what could be possible. We tailor holidays for your specific needs. Contact us if you want modifications so that we could tailor a holiday to suit your need for an unforgettable India tour.
Upon arrival at the Mumbai International Airport, meet our representative who'll assist you in smooth transfer to the hotel for overnight stay. Also known as the 'Financial Capital of India', Mumbai was given to Charles II of England on account of his marriage to the Portuguese princess Catherine.
Post breakfast in the morning, embark on a sightseeing tour of Elephanta Caves, located 10 kilometers away from the 'Gateway of India' on an island. Board the motor boat and ride towards the island. Built in the 7th century, Elephanta Caves are a group of rock-cut caves dedicated to Lord Shiva. In the afternoon, explore other tourist attractions in Mumbai which include the Gateway of India, Prince of Wales Museum and Hanging Gardens. By evening, return back to the hotel for overnight stay.
Post breakfast in the morning, drive to the airport to board the flight to Hyderabad. On reaching Hyderabad airport, move to the hotel. Later in the afternoon, embark on a half day sightseeing tour of Hyderabad covering Mecca Masjid, Faluknuma Palace, Safdarjung Museum and Charminar. Stay overnight in the hotel.
Post breakfast in the morning, leave by road for Gulbarga. On the way, halt in Bidar to visit the 15th century Bidar Fort and the Bahmani tombs. On reaching Gulbarga, check into the hotel. Later, go out to visit the 15th century Jama Masjid. By evening, return back to the hotel for night stay.
Post breakfast in the morning, leave by road for Bijapur. Upon arrival, check into the hotel. Later, embark on a tour of Bijapur covering Gol Gumbaz and Ibrahim Roza (built by Adil Shah II for his beloved queen). By evening, return back to the hotel for night stay.
Post breakfast in the morning, go out for a sightseeing tour of Badami temples. On the way, visit Aihole- the "Cradle of the Indian Architecture". Upon arrival, check in at the hotel for night stay. Later, visit the Mahakuteshwara Temple, Northern Fort and Badami rock-cut caves. Stay overnight at Badami Court.
Post breakfast in the morning, leave by road for Hospet. On the way, halt in Pattadakal- famous for his ten medieval temples representing Chalukyan architecture. Stay overnight in Hospet.
Post breakfast in the hotel, go out to enjoy the tour of Hampi. Here you will explore the ruins of the kingdom of Hampi. Later, return back to Hospet for night stay.
Post breakfast in the morning, leave by road for Hassan. Upon arrival, check into the hotel for overnight stay.
Post breakfast in the morning, go out for a sightseeing tour of Belur and Halebid. Later, leave by road for Mysore. Following your arrival in Mysore, check into the hotel for night stay
After having breakfast, get ready to explore the beautiful city of Mysore.
Mysore Palace: At a distance of 2.5 km away from Mysore Railway Station & 2 km from KSRTC Bus Station, the Mysore Palace was the official residence of the former royal family of Mysore, and also housed the durbar. Designed by British architect Henry Irwin and built in 1912 after a fire burnt down the old wooden palace.
Brindavan Gardens is a famous & beautiful garden laid out below the Krishnaraja Sagar Dam. The construction work of the garden was started in the year 1927 and completed in 1932. This is one of the best tourist places to visit in Mysore.
Chamundi Hill is very famous for Chamundeswari temple dedicated to Goddess Chamundeswari, an incarnation of Goddess Parvathi who took this form to destroy Mahishasura. Also known as Krouncha Pitham, Chamundi Temple is one among the 18 Maha Shakti Peethas representing the hair of Sati Devi and among the prime place to visit on a Mysore trip. This is one of the major pilgrimage sites in Karnataka and one of the top tourist places to visit in Mysore.
Come back to Hotel for an overnight stay at Mysore.
Following a leisurely breakfast in the morning, hit the road to Bangalore. On the way, visit Srirangapatnam. Upon arrival in Bangalore, check in at the hotel to rest and relax. In the afternoon, embark on a sightseeing tour of Bangalore- the IT hub of India. The places you will visit here include The Bangalore Fort & Palace, Vidhan Soudha and Lal Bagh. Stay overnight in the hotel.
Today, with proper assistance, you will be transferred to the international airport to board flight back home.