Hampi & Deccan A Heritage Tour of Southern India
Hampi & Deccan A Heritage Tour of Southern India

Highlights: Hyderabad – Bijapur - Badami - Hospet - Hassan - Coorg - Kabini - Mysore - Bangalore


City Standard Hotels Deluxe Hotels
Hyderabad - The GolKonda Taj Banjara
Bijapur - Hotel Madhuvan International Hotel Madhuvan International
Badami - Badami Court Badami Court
Hospet - Hotel Malligi Hotel
Malligi - Hassan Hoysala Village Resort
Hoysala Village Resort - Coorg Windflower Hall Resort
Orange County Resort Kabini The SeraiOrange County
Resort Mysore Sandesh The Prince
Sandesh The Prince Bangalore


Itinerary:


Day 1: Hyderabad. Upon arrival at the airport you will be met and transferred to your hotel for
a 2 night stay. Overnight in Hyderabad.


Day 2: Hyderabad. After breakfast visit Golconda Fort, return to Hyderabad via the Qutb Sahi
tombs. During the afternoon visit the famous Salar Jung Museum and Hyderabad markets.
Overnight in Hyderabad.


Day 3: Hyderabad to Bijapur via Gulbarga. Early morning drive to Bijapur. En route visit Gulbarga
Fort and Jumma Masjid with its elegant domes and arched columns reminiscent of the great mosque of Cordoba in Spain. During the afternoon visit Gol Gumbaz, the magnificent
mausoleum of Muhammed Adil Shah in Bijapur. Overnight in Bijapur.


Day 4: Bijapur to Badami. Drive to Badami for a 1-night stay. En route visit Pattadakal and Aihole.
Pattadakal is a UNESCO World Heritage site and has 10 major temples representing the 8th century Chalukya architecture while Aihole is a town with as many as 70 temples dating back to as early as the 6th century. Overnight in Badami.


Day 5: Badami to Hospet (Hampi). After breakfast visit the cave temples of Badami and depart for Hospet for a 2 night stay. On arrival enjoy the afternoon at leisure. Overnight in Hospet.


Day 6: Hospet (Hampi). Enjoy a full day sightseeing tour of Hampi. Hightlights are the King’s Palace, Mahanavami Dibba, the Queens Bath, the Lotus Mahal, the Elephant Stables, the Pushkarni, Hazara Rama temple, the Vithala Temple, the Virupaksha temple, Lakshminarasimha, Badavilinga and the Ganesha images. Overnight in Hospet.


Day 7: Hospet to Hassan. After breakfast head towards Hassan for a 2-night stay. This afternoon
visit Belur & Halebid, a beautiful example of Hoyasala’s architecture. The most famous of
them is The Chennakeshava Temple, which took 103 years to complete. The temples of
Halebid bear mute testimony to the rich, cultural heritage of Karnataka. Overnight in Hassan.


Day 8: Hassan (Sravanabelagola). Today you will witness the splendour of Sravanabelagola, 51
kms south - east of Hassan, one of the most important Jain Pilgrim centres. Here is the 17m
high monolith of Lord Bahubali - the world’s tallest monolithic statue. The remainder of the
day will remain free to explore the surroundings. Overnight in Hassan.


Day 9: Hassan to Madikeri (Coorg). Travel onwards to Madikeri, set amid glorious and verdant hillsides. Visit Madikeri Fort, Abbey Falls, and Nisargadhama - known for its calm, serene beauty. Enjoy a 3-night stay at Orange County Resort. Activities include Ayurvedic rejuvenation, plantation tours, boating and swimming. Overnight in Madikeri.


Day 10: Madikeri (Bylekuppe). Morning visit to Dubare Elephant Camp. After lunch visit
Bylekuppe the second largest Tibetan settlement outside Tibet, complete with a
Tibetan monastery with 4,500 monks, a Tibetan village and a flea market. Overnight in Madikeri.


Day 11: Madikeri. Enjoy a full day at leisure enjoying all the facilities of your hotel or take an
optional excursion. Overnight in Madikeri.


Day 12: Madikeri to Nagarhole. Drive to Kings Sanctuary, a luxury wildlife resort set in Nagarhole National Park, once the Maharaja’s reserved forest. In addition to the elephants, the park also has gaur (Indian bison), four horned antelope, sloth bears and monkeys. This afternoon enjoy a Jeep safari in Rajiv Gandhi National Park, Nagarhole. Overnight in Nagarhole.


Day 13: Nagarhole. Morning Jeep safari in the Nagarhole National Park, followed by a boat cruise or elephant safari. Overnight in Nagarhole.


Day 14: Nagarhole to Mysore. Late morning drive to Mysore for 2 night stay. Spend the afternoon at leisure to explore Mysore at your own pace. Overnight in Mysore.


Day 15: Mysore. This morning visit the huge Nandi Bull on Chamundi Hill and Maharaja of Mysore’s Palace. Overnight in Mysore.


Day 16: Mysore to Bangalore via Srirangapatnam. Drive to Bangalore en route visit Daria Daulat Bagh, the summer palace of Tipu Sultan at Srirangapatnam. Overnight in Bangalore.


Day 17: Depart Bangalore. Transfer to the airport to board your onward flight.



Offer Includes

  • 16 nights accommodation on bed and breakfast basis except at Coorg and Kabini where it is on a full board basis
  • Meet and assist at airports and hotels by our representative
  • All transfers, sightseeing and excursion as detailed in the itinerary by air-conditioned car
  • Services of local English speaking guide as per the itinerary during city tours
  • 2 Jungle safaris at Kabini National Park by shared open vehicle.

Meal Plans

  • As per Itinerary