Duration : 13 Days / 12 Nights
Route : Mumbai - Hyderabad - Gulbarga - Bijapur - Badami - Hospet - Hassan - Mysore - Bangalore
Category : South India Tour
On your arrival in Mumbai, India you will be received by our representative who will assist you to your hotel and will also brief you about your tour. After handing over all the relevant documents and details of your tour, our assistant will leave you for a comfortable overnight stay in hotel.
Post breakfast in the morning; visit Gateway of India and then proceed to visit Elephanta Caves, located 10 kilometres away from the ‘Gateway of India’ on an island. Board the motor boat and cruise towards the island. Elephanta Caves built in 7th century are a group of rock-cut caves dedicated to Lord Shiva. In the afternoon, explore other tourist attractions in Mumbai which include the Prince of Wales Museum and Hanging Gardens. Return back to the hotel for overnight stay.
After breakfast transfer to the airport to board the flight to Hyderabad. On reaching you at Hyderabad airport, transfer to the hotel. After lunch embark on a half day sightseeing tour of Hyderabad covering visit Faluknuma Palace, Mecca Masjid, Charminar and Safdarjung Museum. Stay overnight in the hotel.
Post breakfast set off to your road journey to Gulbarga. On the way visit 15th Century Bidar Fort and Bahmani Tombs. On reaching at Gulbarga, check in to the hotel after some relax visit 15th century Jama Masjid. By evening return back to hotel for overnight stay.
After breakfast in the morning start off the journey to Bijapur that takes almost 4 hours. On arrival at Bijapur check-in to the hotel, after freshen up visit Gol Gumbaz: the second largest structure in the world to be supported without pillars. Later visit Ibrahim Roza Tomb built by Adil Shah II for his beloved queen. By evening return to the hotel for overnight stay.
After breakfast in the morning, go out for a sightseeing tour of Badami Temples. On the way visit Aihole known to be the first regional capital of the Chalukyas, the area has been defined as the “Cradle of the Indian architecture” On arrival check-in after freshen up visit Mahakuteshwara Temple, Northern Fort and Badami rock-cut caves. Stay overnight at Badami Court hotel.
Post breakfast; depart for the next destination, i.e. Badami. En route visit Pattadakal, this UNESCO world heritage site has a group of around 10 temples which glorifies and enriches its history. Take a tour to Virupaksha Temple the grandest and largest temple among the all 10 temples. After exploring the glorious heritage and monuments at Pattadakal, continue your drive towards to Hospet on arrival check in to hotel and stay overnight.
After hearty breakfast, start your tour to give your eyes the delightful treat of marvelous architecture. Once the capital city of the Vijaya Nagar Empire, the city of Hampi is said to be greater than the Rome as it had palaces; temple and sculptures spread all over in the area. After exploring the length and breadth of UNESCO World Heritage site of Hampi return back to Hospet for an overnight stay.
After breakfast in the morning set off to your road journey to Hassan that take almost six hours to reach there. On arrival in Hassan check-in to the hotel later day free for at your leisure and overnight stay in hotel.
Post breakfast in the morning; go out for a sightseeing tour of 1000 year old temples of Belur and Halebidu. The walls of temples are covered with an endless variety of depictions from Hindu mythology and dancing figures. The temple of Belur and Halebidu are proposed UNESCO world heritage sites. Post sightseeing, return to the Hoysala village resort for night stay.
After breakfast begin drive to the Mysore on the way visit Shravanabelagola, a famous Jain Pilgrimage has a 57 foot high statue of Lord Gomateshwara Bahubali, standing on top of a hill. After taking a brief tour here, continue your journey to Mysore on arrival check in to the hotel after freshen up visit Mysore Palace, Jaganmohan Palace Art Gallery which is famous for its beautiful collection of unique and antique art pieces. In the evening you may visit the Brindavan Garden and the adjoining Krishna Raja Sagar Dam where musical fountains and colored lights transform this place into a magical fairyland. An overnight stay will remain scheduled at the hotel.
Following a leisurely breakfast in the morning, hit the road to Bangalore. On the way, visit Srirangapatnam. On arrival in Bangalore check in at the hotel to rest and relax. In the afternoon you can visit Tipu Sultan Palace, Lal Bagh and Vidhan Soudha. Return to Hotel for an overnight stay.
Post breakfast you will be transferred to the airport for your onward journey back to home with illustrious memory of Intense India Tours.