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CULTURAL TOURS >> Deccan Tour

DAY 01 Arrive Mumbai. :
Arrive Mumbai. On arrival you will be met by our representative & transferred to hotel where rooms are held for immediate occupancy basis.
Mumbai, the capital of Maharashtra, is the fastest moving, most affluent and industrialized city in India. Mumbai is part of India's beautiful west coast that runs down from Gujarat, through Mumbai to Goa, Karnataka and Kerela. The city has a natural harbour, which was developed by the British and is one of the busiest ports of India. It is home to people of all Indian creeds and cultures, a fascinating city, throbbing with life, and, for many people, the gateway to India.

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DAY 2 Mumbai. :
Afternoon proceed for city sightseeing - includes a visit to the Prince of Wales Museum, built to commemorate King George's V visit to India, and was opened in 1923. It is modelled on the Indo - Saracenic design, and has sections for art and paintings, archaeology, and natural history.
Also visit the Gateway of India, the principal landmark of Mumbai, was the principal port when the visitors came to India by ship. The gateway was conceived, following the visit of King George V to India in 1911, and was officially opened in 1924. Its architecture is akin to the conventional Arch of Triumph, with elements derived from Muslim styles of 16th century Gujarat. A major landmark of this vibrant city is the VT or Victoria Terminus, which was designed in Italian Gothic style by F. W. Stevens. The first train to steam out of Mumbai was from here to Thane in 1853. Drive up to Malabar Hill to the lovely Hanging Gardens and the Kamla Nehru Park from where you will get a wonderful view of Mumbai and the Arabian Sea spread out before you. Stop at Mani Bhawan, a small museum dedicated to the life and works of Mahatma Gandhi and the bustling Crawford Market, before returning

Overnight :Hotel


 

DAY 3 Mumbai - Goa :
Transfer to Airport for flight to Goa. Goa successfully blends Old Portuguese architecture and traditions, with a lifestyle that abounds with Indian mythology. Its unending beaches, pristine beauty of the seascape, its mystical hills and groves, the rhythmic pounding of the sea, its swaying palms - all render it a fairytale land for the traveller. At Goa, one can add excitement and adventure to beauty. There are a host of aquatic sports to choose from, riding the daunting waves or racing against the wind.

Overnight :Hotel


 

DAY 4 Goa :
Morning tour the old Portuguese colony - visit the famous church of Bom Jesus dedicated to infant Jesus. The mortal remains of Saint Francis Xavier kept in a rich casket are enshrined here. Also visit the Hindu temple.
Later drive to Panjim City. Visit the OLD CITY and capital of PANJIM, the state's showpiece and the only remnant of the Portuguese.

Overnight : Hotel


 

DAY 5 Goa – Badami :
Drive to Badami enroute visit Belgam 159 kms .One can see here Old Fort, famous Kamala Basti, the Jain Temple, the Jama Masjid, and Hindu temples. One of India's first freedom fighters, Kittur Rani Chennamma, the queen's heroic resistance is still commemorated locally in songs and story. Her statue stands sentinel over Belgaum at a prominent square. Later drive another 167 Kms to arrive Badami. Upon arrival, check in at hotel.

Overnight : Hotel


 

DAY 6 Badami. :
Capital of the ancient South Indian Kingdom of the Chalukyas, Badami is situated in North Karnataka near a beautiful red sandstone ridge. Formerly known as Vatapi, the city was founded in AD 543 by Pulkeshin I, the great lion king. It remained their capital till AD 757 and it was in this period that Badami, along with Aihole and Pattadakal, became a centre of rock-cut temples. The architectural splendors of Badami later influenced many new architectural and sculpting traditions.
Badami, is known for its rock-cut cave temples. Numbering five, these temples are over thirteen hundred years old. They have been carved out of the red sandstone hills surrounding Badami. One can also see Archaeological Museum, Jambulinga Temple, and Badami Fort.

Overnight : Hotel


 

DAY 7 Badami – Hospet enrout Aihole & Pattadkal. :
Drive to Hospet en route visit Pattadakal, 19 kms. Pattadakal was the second capital of the mighty Chalukyans. Pattadakal is also a centre of Chalukyan architectural extravaganza. There are many temples here, mostly dating back to 6th and 7th centuries AD. Some of the important temples are of the Virupaksha Temple, Mallikarjuna Temple, and the Papanatha Temple.

Later drive another 20 kms to visit Aihole. Along with Badami and Pattadakal, Aihole completes the third dimension of Chalukyan architectural centres. Situated some 129 km off Bijapur,

Later drive another 20 kms to visit Aihole. Along with Badami and Pattadakal, Aihole completes the third dimension of Chalukyan architectural centres. Situated some 129 km off Bijapur, There are a number of richly carved Hindu temples constructed in the 6th and 7th centuries. Some of the important temples of Aihole are Lad Khan Temple, the Meguti Temple, and the Durga Temple.

Continue your drive and arrive in Hospet late afternoon.

Overnight : Hotel


 

DAY 8 Hospet :
Visit Hampi, the site of the medieval Vijaynagar Empire, 13 kms from Hospet. It is the most evocative of all the ruins in Karnataka. Hampi is a world Heritage Site and the erstwhile capital of the Hindu kingdom of Vijaynagar.

The most important sites in Hampi are - the 15-metre QUEEN’S BATH, A World Heritage Site, the VITHALA TEMPLE is located 2 km east of Hampi Bazaar. It was built in the 16th century and displays the architectural splendour acquired by the artisans of Vijaynagar Empire. There are beautiful carvings on the walls of the temple and its columns are so balanced that they have musical qualities.

Located on a hilltop, the RAGHUNATH TEMPLE is known for its Dravidian style, excellent views from the rock above at sunset, and tranquil environment. One of the oldest monuments in the town, this 15th-century VIRUPAKSHA TEMPLE is part of the Hampi Bazaar area. The principal deity is Virupaksha, one of the many forms of Lord Shiva. Rising to a height of 50 metres from the ground, the temple belongs to the later Vijaynagar period, though many shrines inside the temple are much older.

Situated near the Vithala Temple, the KING’S BALANCE has a golden past. According to legend, this balance was used to weigh the rulers against gold, jewels, and food that were later distributed to the Brahmins. ACHYUTRAYA TEMPLE is a large temple complex dedicated to Lord Vishnu, The LOTUS MAHAL is an exquisite pavilion located in the walled area of zenana near Hazara Ram Temple.

Overnight :Hotel


 

DAY 9 Hospet – Hassan :
Drive to Hassan en route visit Chitradurga Fort. Chitradurga, on the highway linking Bangalore with Hospet, is famed for its massive Kallina Kote (Palace of Stone) fort, a marvel of military architecture. Later continue your drive to Hassan and arrive late in the afternoon.

Overnight : Hotel.


 

DAY 10 Hassan. :

This morning proceed for a Day trip to Belur and Hassan. About 25 km from Hassan stands Halebid, the ancient capital of the Hoysalas. The temples of Halebid, like those at Belur, represent one of the most artistically exuberant periods of Hindu cultural development. One of the marvellous temples is the Shiva Temple. The core of this temple was nearly complete in 1142, but sculptural embellishments continued for another three generations, and the shrine remained incomplete, when the Khiljis in 1310 and the Tughlaqs in 1327, invaded and plundered the town. On the southern entrances of the temple, are two small Nandi shrines. These Nandis (bulls) are elaborately carved, sporting jewellery and garlands. There is something very natural and lifelike about these images.

The quaint hamlet of Belur is located on the banks of the river Yagachi, 18 kms from Halebid. Once the capital of the Hoysala Empire, it still draws hordes of visitors, who cannot get enough of its fascinating temples. Belur presents to the visitor some of the best and most refined Hindu art and architecture. Chennakesava Temple, built in 1116 AD, the flute-playing, butter-stealing but incredibly wise incarnation of Vishnu, Lord Krishna, this temple proves the amount of importance art enjoyed under the Hoysala kings.

Overnight : Hotel.

 

 

 

DAY 11 Hassan – Bangalore Via Shravanabelagola. :
Drive to Bangalore enroute visit Drive to Bangalore enroute visit Shravanbelagola, 50 kms from Hassan. The Monk of the White Pond or Shravanbelagola is the oldest and the most important pilgrimage centre for the Jains in the country. The town is famous for being the home to the world’s tallest monolithic, the Gommateshwara statute. The 17-metre-high statue representing the saintly prince Bahubali was erected some times between AD 980 and 983. To reach the site of the statue, which stands on the hill, you need to climb a flight of about 700 steps carved in the steep granite slope.

After the visit continue your drive of 142 km to Bangalore. Arrive and check in at the Hotel. Rest of the day is free to visit the downtown Bangalore and its famous M.G.ROAD, a Mecca for shoppers and beer guzzlers.

Overnight : Hotel.


 

DAY 12 Depart Bangalore. :
In the morning proceed with a city tour of Bangalore. There are a number of tourist attractions to visit in and around the city. The Vidhan Soudha makes the major attraction in Bangalore. The building is a massive neo Dravidian architecture presently functioning as the state legislative assembly. Cubbon Park in the heart of the city, Lal Bagh, which is famous for the wonderfully bloomed red roses and the Bangalore Palace are some of the other must see of this garden city.

Later in time transfer to the airport to board flight for onward destination.

 



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