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Deccan Fort Palaces and Hyderabad Heritage Tour


6 Nights / 7 Days

Tour Type

Daily Tour

Group Size

10 people




Embark on a captivating journey through the Deccan region, starting from the sun-kissed beaches of Goa and winding through the majestic fortresses and palaces of Kolhapur, Bijapur, and Gulbarga. Explore the rich historical tapestry of these cities, from the intricate carvings of Bijapur Fort to the grandeur of Gol Gumbaz. Arrive in Hyderabad, where ancient traditions meet modernity, and immerse yourself in the architectural marvels of Golconda Fort and the serene Qutub Shahi Tombs. Discover the cultural heartbeat of Hyderabad at Charminar and delve into the treasures of the Salar Jung Museum. This tour promises a blend of heritage, architecture, and cultural exploration, leaving you with lasting memories of the Deccan’s fort palaces and Hyderabad’s vibrant heritage.


  • This is a private tour/activity only for your group.
  • Enhanced cleaning/ traveler safety.
  • In-depth cultural experience.
  • Flexible sightseeing & stopover.
  • Most travelers can participate.

Bulk discount (by Percent)

Bulk discount adult
# Discount group From adult To adult Value
1 Discount on 2-person group 2 2 %
2 Discount on 3-person group 3 3 %
3 Discount on 4-person group 4 4 %
4 Discount on 5-person group 5 5 %
5 Discount on 6-person group 6 6 %
6 Discount on 7-person group 7 7 %
8 Discount on 8-person group 8 8 %


Day 1: Goa - Kolhapur (225kms)

Depart from Goa and drive through the scenic Western Ghats to reach Kolhapur, known for its rich history, vibrant culture, and architectural marvels. Upon arrival, check in to your hotel and relax, immersing yourself in the city's lively atmosphere. Explore nearby attractions like Rankala Lake and the bustling local markets.

Day 2: Kolhapur

Visit the Mahalakshmi Temple, an ancient Hindu temple dedicated to Goddess Mahalakshmi, renowned for its intricate architecture and spiritual significance. Witness the devotion of pilgrims and the temple's grand design. Explore the New Palace, a splendid example of royal architecture housing a museum with a rich collection of artifacts, weaponry, and memorabilia of the Kolhapur royalty. Enjoy the stunning view of the palace set amidst lush gardens.

Day 3: Kolhapur - Bijapur (185kms)

Drive to Bijapur, a city renowned for its stunning Islamic architecture and historical monuments from the Adil Shahi dynasty, reflecting the grandeur of its past. Discover the Bijapur Fort, an architectural marvel featuring massive gates, walls, and buildings like the iconic Gol Gumbaz. The Gol Gumbaz, with its massive dome and whispering gallery, offers a unique acoustic experience and breathtaking views.

Day 4: Bijapur - Gulbarga (170kms)

Travel to Gulbarga, once the capital of the Bahmani Kingdom, now known for its rich heritage, impressive fortifications, and blend of Hindu and Muslim architectural styles. Visit Gulbarga Fort, showcasing robust bastions, moats, and palatial ruins. Explore the Jama Masjid within the fort complex, known for its stunning Indo-Islamic architecture and peaceful ambiance.

Day 5: Gulbarga - Hyderabad (260kms)

Depart for Hyderabad, the capital city of Telangana, famous for its historical landmarks, bustling bazaars, and rich culinary traditions. Check into your hotel and prepare for an enriching exploration of the city's famous sites. Wander through the old city and savor the local flavors at popular food joints.

Day 6: Hyderabad

Visit Golconda Fort, a majestic citadel known for its grand architecture, ingenious water supply system, and panoramic views of the surrounding landscape. Explore its royal palaces, mosques, and impressive fortifications. Discover the Qutub Shahi Tombs, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, housing the mausoleums of the rulers of the Qutub Shahi dynasty. Admire the beautiful domes, arches, and intricate details that reflect Persian, Pashtun, and Hindu architectural influences. Step into the heart of Hyderabad at Charminar, an iconic monument and symbol of the city. Marvel at its four graceful minarets, bustling markets, and shop for traditional handicrafts, jewelry, and pearls. Visit the Salar Jung Museum, home to one of the world's largest collections of art and artifacts. Explore three floors of exhibits ranging from sculptures and paintings to manuscripts and textiles, offering insights into Indian and global history.

Day 7: Hyderabad - Departure

Depending on your flight schedule, enjoy a leisurely morning visiting any remaining sights or indulge in last-minute shopping in Hyderabad’s vibrant markets. Transfer to the airport for your onward journey, concluding your enriching exploration of the Deccan's fort palaces and Hyderabad's cultural treasures.


  • Assistance on arrival at airport.
  • 6 Nights accommodation in 4-Star hotels.
  • Daily breakfast and meal as per day plane.
  • Private air-conditioned deluxe car for airport transfer, sightseeing and excursion as per program.
  • English speaking tour guide on sightseeing days (local guide in each city), as per program.
  • Monuments entrances and activities charges mentioned in the itinerary.
  • 1-Time shared Gypsy safari in Radhanagari Wild Life Sanctuary with forest department naturalist.
  • Bottled drinking water in car.
  • Government taxes.
  • Any flight tickets.
  • Camera charges at monuments.
  • Expenses of personal nature like liquor, laundry, tips, telephone, fax, internet etc.
  • Gratuities & optional activities.
  • Anything not mentioned in inclusions.

Tour's Location


What is the standard of the hotels on this tour?

Hotels used or similar for 6 night accommodation

3 Star Hotels
Kolhapur x 2 nights: Veeksar The Fern/ Citrus Hotel
Bijapur x 1 night: The Fern Residency/ Kyriad Hotel Vijayapura by OTHPL
Gulbarga x 1 night: Kyriad Hotel Gulbarga by OTHPL/ Mastiff Select
Hyderabad x 2 nights: Hotel Abode/ Aditya Park

Can travelers upgrade the accommodation to 5-star hotels?


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