Hyderabad & Goa Tours
Duration :- 11 Days / 10 Nights
Destination :- Bhubaneshwar-Hyderabad -Bidar-Gulbarga-Bijapur-Pattadakal- Aihole-Badami
Carry on to Hyderabad, home of the wealthy Nizams, the richest rulers in the world during their time. The forts and temples of the Badami and Aihole regions complement the grandeur of the former capitals, whose diverse architectural styles draw from the Turkish to the Dravidian. Finally enjoy a well-earned rest on the glorious beaches of Goa
Day 1: Bhubaneshwar / Hyderabad
Evening transfer to airport to board the flight for Hyderabad, the capital of Andhra Pradesh. Arrive and transfer to hotel. Overnight
Day 2: Hyderabad
Hyderabad a city of oriental glory, reminiscent of the great days of the Indo Muslim culture with whimsical palaces, erstwhile stately homes and crowded bazaars filled withshops. Morning visit of the legendary city of Nizams to see the Salar Jung museum the largest one man collection museum in the World and the famous Char Minar. Afternoon excursion to the Golconda Fort of granite with walls and ramparts extending some 7kms in circumference. Return to hotel and overnight.
Day 3: Hyderabad / Bidar / Gulbarga
Morning leave for Gulbarga. Enroute visit Bidar which has a splendid 15th century fort having Ranjeen Mahal, Chini Mahal & Turkish Mahal palaces. Continue drive to Gulbarga. Arrive Gulbarga and check in at hotel. Later, visit Gulbarga's old fort which has number of interesting buildings. The town also has a number of imposing tombs of Bahmani kings, a shrine to a Muslim saints and the Sharana Basaveshwara temple. Overnight.
Day 4: Gulbarga / Bijapur
Morning leave for Bijapur. Arrive and check-in at hotel. Afternoon, visit Bijapur, known as the Agra of the South. Visit the Gol Gumbaz, the mausoleum of Mohammed Adil Shah which was built in 1659. Also visit the Ibrahim Roza, which was constructed at the height of Bijapur's prosperity by Ibrahim Adih Shah. The Jama Masjid, also constructed by Adil Shah and the Citadel. Return to hotel and Overnight
Day 5: Bijapur / Pattadakal / Aihole / Badami
Morning leave Badami. Enroute stop at Pattadkal to visit the cluster of temples built at the foot of the hill. Visit the Viruprakasha Temple whose massive columns are covered with intricate carvings depicting episodes from the Ramayana and the Mahabharata. Next to it is the Mallikarjuna temples built in the same design. Continue towards Aihole, also known as the ‘Cradle of Indian Temple Architecture’ which has over 100 temples scattered around the village dedicated to Vishnu. Arrive Badami – the town best know for cave temples. Overnight
Day 6: Badami / Hubli
Morning visit of the Cave temples dedicated to Vishnu and Shiva which were cut into the hillside in the early 6th century. Overlooking the cave temples is a reservoir. Also visit the Bhootha Natha temples that lend their name to the lake just beneath the cave temples. Continue towards Hubli. Arrive and Overnight
Day 7: Hubli / Goa
Morning leave for Goa. Situated on the western coastline of India, Goa is often referred to as ”Goa Dourada,” (meaning ”Golden Goa”) because of its beaches, forts, churches, waterfalls, seminaries, and caves. Arrive and check-in at hotel. Rests of the day relax on the beach. Overnight.
Day 8: Goa
Morning visit the St. Francis Church where Vasco-da-Gama was originally buried which was built by Portuguese in 1510 AD. Also visit the Santa Cruz Cathedral - Roman Catholic Church built in 16th century. Return to hotel. Rest of the day time free for independent activities or relax in the beach. Overnight.
Day 9: Goa
Morning leave for the visit of Old Goa. Here the ensemble of monasteries, convents and chapels will take you back to the days when the Apostle of the Indies, St. Francis Xavier, preached the Gospel of Christ. Return to hotel. In the afternoon, if you are lucky to be there on Wednesday visit the Anjuna Flea Market Later in the evening return to hotel. Overnight.
Day 10: Goa / Mumbai
Morning time free for independent activities. Afternoon transfer to airport to connect flight for Bombay. Arrive and time free for shopping. Transfer to hotel and Overnight
Day 11: Mumbai-Onwards Destination
Morning breakfast. Leave for airport to connect flight for Onwards Destination