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The Vijay Nagar Empire Trail

HIGHLIGHTS

UNESCO world heritage sites at Badami & Hospet | Beautiful beaches at Goa | Gateway of Mumbai

DURATION

15 Days / 14 Nights

DEPATURES

Daily on Private basis.

PRICE FROM

AUD 6820 per person - Superior Category (Private departure based on 2 passengers) | Prices valid for travel from 01st Oct'17 to 30th Apr'18

TOUR INCLUDES

  • Chauffeur driven Toyota Innova.
  • Accommodation on twin sharing basis.
  • Breakfast daily, except Badami where it is on half board basis and Dandeli is on Jungle Plan.
  • English speaking local guides for all sightseeing.
  • Entrance fees at monuments & places of visit.

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The tour covers some lovely sites, ancient and medieval, they are off the beaten track and is for someone who has already seen some of India and want to explore further. It takes you into the wilderness on a white – water chase as well as wildlife watch before leaving you somnambulant on one of the best stretches of sun and sand you will ever see. Start your journey in Hyderabad, a vibrant city of minarets and modern high – rise buildings. History has been kind to this reason, each successive dynasty has added to the vast store of material heritage. The small town of Gulbarga, Bijapur, erstwhile capitals of empires, contain some outstanding architectural gems. Marvel over the second – largest dome in the world, the Gol Gumbad at Bijapur and the delicate beauty of mosques, palaces and tombs; the many temples, some of them rock cut, from the 6th and 7th centuries, that crowd the site at Badami, Pattadakal and the better known Aihole. The most famous site, of course, is the one at Hampi. From the man – made to the natural – ride the white waters of the river Kali as it rushes down the Western Ghats, before you proceed to Goa to laze on the beach with a bottle of feni.

ITINERARY

 Day 1: Hyderabad 
Reception and welcome at Hyderabad followed by transfer to your hotel

Day 2: Hyderabad 
The entire day is devoted to the city, both the old and the futuristic new one. In the evening watch the famous sound and light show at Golconda Fort.

Day 3: Hyderabad – Gulbarga  – 165 kms – 3 ½ hrs drive
This morning drive to Gulbarg. Both the town and the fort have much worth seeing.

Day 4: Gulbarga – Bijapur 
Visit the fortified capital city of Adil Shahi rulers of medieval India in southern Karnataka.

Day 5: Bijapur – Badami  120 kms2 ½ hrs  drive 
Drive to Badami to view the rock cut temples and the fort opposite.

Day 6: Bdami – Hospet  – 105 kms 2 hrs drive  
Drive to Hospet stopping en route to see Ai hole and Pattadakal temples.

Day 7: Hospet  
Explore the World Heritage Site of Hampi, capital of the Vijayanagar kingdom, situated about 13 kms from Hospet.

Day 8: Hospet – Dandeli  – 98 kms – 2  ½ hrs drive  
Travel to Dandeli for white water adventure on the river Kali and camp overnight.

Day 9: Dandeli   
A predawn safari into the jungle in open jeeps is one of the best times for spotting wildlife. Later, after breakfast, go out onto the river in local boats of bamboo and tanned buffalo hide to bird – watch out for crocodiles.

Day 10: Dandeli – Goa85 kms – 2 hrs drive   
Drive to Goa for three leisure nights.

Day 11 & 12: Goa 
Complete relaxed leisure on the golden beaches of Goa.

Day 13: Goa – Mumbai     
Fly to Mumbai and get the feel of urban life.

Day 14: Mumbai 
Tour the city and the caves of Elephanta.

Day 15: Depart Mumbai 
Free day. This evening transfer to the airport for your flight home. B

Please contact either your local travel agent or Contact us for more details.

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