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Deccan India Tour

Explore the Ancient Forts, Palaces and Temples of the Deccan

The Deccan (derived from Sanskrit meaning 'south'), situated to the south of the Gangetic Plains, is a peninsular plateau which covers the inland sections of Andhra Pradesh, Maharashtra and Karnataka. Geographically, the Deccan Plateau is the broad area which lies between the Western Ghats and the Eastern Ghats. So, the Deccan Tour takes you to each of the aforementioned states and lets you rediscover those places that hold a significant place in the tourism of India. Start your Deccan Tour with a wonderful sightseeing of the city of Mumbai, the financial capital of India. It's a city which offers a great mix of the old and the new. Next, travel to Hyderbad where you will enjoy visiting the Char Minar, the Golkonda Fort, the Hussain Sagar Lake, the Ramoji Film City etc. Here, you will love exploring the narrow lanes, lined with numerous markets and chai shops. After visiting Hyderbad, travel to Gulbarga which shelters the Gulbarga Fort, and the 15th century Jama Masjid which lies inside the fort. Explore the ancient temple towns of Badami, Hospet and Hassan before travelling to Mysore. Sightseeing in Mysore will truly prove to be a pleasurable experience. It is here that you will witness the heart-stirring grandeur of the Mysore Palace. Reach Bangalore, which is also referred to as the Silicon Valley of India. See the Srirangapatnam Fort en route. Enjoy visits to the forts, palaces and gardens of Bangalore before getting to the airport for your flight back home – with lots of memories of a lifetime.

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  • Day 01 : Arrive - Mumbai.

    Upon arrival at Mumbai International airport you will be met by representative of Max Holidays. After a warm welcome you will be escorted to your pre-booked hotel. Mumbai formerly known as Bombay was once a tiny island covered by palm trees but now it is famous for so many things like colonial style buildings, Bollywood film industry & superb choice of restaurants. Spend your evening at leisure. Overnight stay at hotel in Mumbai.

  • Day 02 : Mumbai

    After breakfast, excursion to Elephanta caves so called by Portuguese after the statue of an elephant near the landing area of an island. Reach the Island by Motor Boat. These caves generally houses the rock cut temples dedicated to lord Shiva also known as Lord Mahadev. Afternoon take a city sightseeing tour of Mumbai visiting, Princes of Wales Museum a magnificent but somewhat strange structure, houses a unique, rare, and ancient collection of Indian history as well as objects from foreign lands and civilization, Hanging Gardens so called because it sprawls on the slope of the hill provides a breathtaking sunset views over the Arabian sea. Later visit Gateway of India which was built to welcome King George V & Queen Mary on their visit to India, also serves as a starting point to explore the city. Evening enjoy the relax visit to Marine Drive and try ‘Bhelpuri’. Return back to hotel for overnight stay.

  • Day 03 : Mumbai – Hyderabad (by flight)

    Morning after breakfast, transfer to the airport to board flight for Hyderabad with an assistance of Max Holidays representative.

    Upon arrival at Hyderabad airport you will be transferred to your pre-reserved hotel. Later in the afternoon enjoy half day city tour of Hyderabad visiting the Mecca Masjid which is one of the largest mosques where about 10000 of Muslims can offer prayers at a time. Mecca Masjid has been named so as the bricks used in the building of this mosque have been brought from Mecca. Near to it is the Char Minar - one of the major landmark serves as a vivid example of Cazia style of architecture. Golconda Fort – which was earlier the mud fort is also a worth visiting sight in Hyderabad, Salar Jung Museum - the only museum that has a huge collection of personally collected artifacts & rare antiques, Falaknuma Palace - one of the remarkable palace designed by an Italian architect is known for it lavishly designed interiors and the splendid. Evening visit Hussain Sagar Lake and get relax by the view of world’s largest monolithic Buddha Statue; enjoy the speed boat ride, if time permits. Return back to hotel. Overnight stay at hotel in Hyderabad

  • Day 04 : Hyderabad – Gulbarga

    Morning after a lavish breakfast at the hotel, drive to Gulbarga, en-route visiting Bidar to visit the 15th century Bidar Fort situated on the northern most area of Karnataka boasts a dominating presence in the Bidar landscape and the Bahmani Tombs which have glided paintings on the ceilings. Upon arrival Gulbarga, check into the hotel. Later visit the remarkable 15th century Jama Masjid which displayed beautiful classical restraint, housed in the famous Gulbarga Fort. Evening return to hotel for overnight stay.

  • Day 05 : Gulbarga - Bijapur

    After breakfast, drive to Bijapur. Upon arrival check into the hotel, later proceed for a tour of Bijapur. Visit the Gol Gumbaz famous for its acoustic quality where the dome stands unsupported by the pillars. The dome is the second largest in the world & serves as an excellent example of Islamic architecture. Later visit Ibrahim Roza, a beautiful tomb richly decorated with wall hangings of the ancient times, also visit Archeological Museum and go through the antique collection. Evening return to hotel for overnight stay.

  • Day 06 : Bijaipur – Badami

    Morning after breakfast at the hotel drive for 6th century temples of Badami en-route visiting Aihole described as the "cradle of Hindu Rock Architecture" is a very popular tourist spot. Some of the magnificent rock cut sculptures of Lord Shiva and Goddess Durga are worth visiting and eye catchy sights in Aihole. Arrive Badami and check into hotel. Later visit to the rock cut caves, the Mahakuteshwara Temple dedicated to lord Shiva and the Northern Fort considered as an important archaeological site of Karnataka state. Overnight at the hotel in Badami.

  • Day 07 : Badami – Hospet

    Morning after breakfast at the hotel leave for Hospet en-route stop at Pattadakal located on the bank of the Malarapbha River is a unique place to see the temples related to Chalukyan architecture. Pattadakal – the temple city of Karnataka is famous for its Chalukyan Age like the most famous among them are Sangamesvara Temple, Virupaksha Temple and many more are there to enrich the list of Pattadakal sightseeing. The architects of these temples are going to bind you for long. Arrival in Hospet and check into hotel for an overnight stay in Hospet

  • Day 08 : Hospet

    After breakfast at the hotel, we will take you to the splendid tour of Hampi, which is both historical as well as religious place because it attracts a large number of tourists & pilgrims every year. Hampi has each and every stone and brick to be watched carefully, as the place has attraction in every particle of it holds. Hampi is world famous for being in the list of UNESCO World Heritage Site. Its Vittal Temple are the main sight other than it one can watch Virupaksha Temple and Hemakuta Hill. Explore the ruined kingdom and admire the unique architecture of Hampi. Return back to hotel in Hospet and evening is free to explore the local nearby. Overnight stay at hotel in Hospet

  • Day 09 : Hospet – Hassan

    After a healthy breakfast leave for Hassan. Upon arrival check into hotel and get freshen up and proceed for visiting Shravanabelagola – one of the major pilgrimage centres of Jains. Cover Indragiri – monolithic huge statue of Bahubali, also visit Chandragiri and Jinanathapura. All these sites have hypnotic, attractively mind blowing features. Admire the uniqueness of the place and drive back to Hassan for overnight stay at the hotel in Hassan.

    City of Palace Mysore Palace The Kingdom of Mysore was ruled by the Wodeyar dynasty from 1399 until the independence of India in 1947.The Wodeyar kings built a palace in Mysore in the 14th century, but this palace was partially damaged by a lightning strike in 1638

  • Day 10 : Hassan – Belur and Halebid – Mysore

    After breakfast enjoy sightseeing of Belur and Halebid, the twin towns known for Hoysala Temples famous for their architecture & sculpture all over the world. In Belur visit Chennakesava Temple, Narshimha Temple and Madanikas – every temple and monument here have different character and are not to miss once you are in Karnataka. The next after Belur is Halebid 16 Kms from Belur. Halebid is popularly known as ‘Gem of Indian Architecture’; visit the magnificent Twin Shiva Temple, Hoysaleshwar Temple, Nandimantapa Museum of Archeological Survey of India and Kedareshwar Temple. After the magnificent sightseeing of the place, proceed further for Mysore. Upon arrival Mysore check into your reserved hotel. Overnight stay in Mysore.

  • Day 11 : Mysore

    After breakfast at the hotel proceed for sightseeing of Mysore visiting Tipu Sultan Palace – now a treasure to the Indian Government, St. Philomena’s Church – oldest church in Mysore and largest in whole country. Also visit Krishna Raja Sagar Dam & Vrindavan Garden – famous for its dancing fountains, Chamundi Hills – offers you a picturesque view with a magnificent temple of Goddess Chamundi, and Somnath Pur - a tiny village located on the bank of river Kaveri. Evening is free at leisure. Overnight stay in Mysore.

  • Day 12 : Mysore – Bangalore

    After breakfast drive to Bangalore en-route visiting Srirangapatnam is the biggest of three islands located around the Kaveri River. Visit Srirangapatnam Fort – the center of attraction in Srirangapatnam. Arrive to the Garden city, Bangalore and check into the hotel with an assistance of Max Holidays representative. Get freshen up and start for the sightseeing of Silicon Valley of India, visit Bangalore Palace constructed totally of teak wood and thereby described as ‘Abode of Happiness’, Vidhan Soudha – A famous landmark whose architecture is based on splendid neo-Dravidian style, Cubbon Park, Government Museum of Bangalore and Lal Bagh Botanical Garden. Overnight stay at hotel in Bangalore.

  • Day 13 : Bangalore – Departure

    On time assistance and transfer to airport to board the flight for onward journey.

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Private air conditioned car with driver Company staff for airport assistance

12 nights in handpicked hotels

12 Breakfasts

All ground transport for sightseeing trips

Expert local tour guides for sightseeing tours

Boat ride

Govt of India taxes and Company service charges

International or domestic flights are not included

Please carry valid travel insurance

Visa fee and charges

Monument and museum tickets

Meals not specified

Any kind of personal expenses/bills

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US $780
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