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Heritage Gems of Hyderabad & Aurangabad Tour

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Duration

6 Nights / 7 Days

Tour Type

Daily Tour

Group Size

10 people

Languages

English

Overview

Embark on the “Heritage Gems of Hyderabad & Aurangabad Tour” and journey through India’s rich historical tapestry. Begin in Hyderabad, where you’ll explore iconic landmarks like the majestic Charminar and the exquisite Salar Jung Museum, housing treasures from around the world. Delve into the royal legacy at Chowmahalla Palace and witness the spiritual tranquility at Sachkhand Gurudwara in Nanded. In Aurangabad, marvel at the Mughal-inspired Bibi Ka Maqbara and delve into ancient Buddhist artistry at Ellora and Ajanta Caves, both UNESCO World Heritage sites. Conclude this cultural odyssey with a visit to the formidable Daulatabad Fort, encapsulating centuries of architectural prowess and historical intrigue.

Highlights

  • 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 %
7 Discount on 8-person group 8 8 %

Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive Hyderabad

Arrive in Hyderabad and transfer to your hotel. Depending on your arrival time, explore the iconic Charminar, an impressive monument and mosque built in 1591 by Sultan Muhammad Quli Qutb Shah. Marvel at its four grand arches and intricate Islamic architecture. Stroll through Laad Bazaar nearby, known for its vibrant markets selling traditional bangles and jewelry.

Day 2: Hyderabad

Breakfast at the hotel. Begin your day with a visit to the Salar Jung Museum, one of the largest museums in India, housing a diverse collection of art, sculptures, and artifacts from various civilizations. Highlights include the famous Veiled Rebecca sculpture and a rare collection of clocks. Continue to Chowmahalla Palace, the former seat of the Nizams of Hyderabad, showcasing elegant architecture, ornate interiors, and the grand Durbar Hall where royal ceremonies were held. Explore the sprawling grounds and visit the restored vintage cars exhibition.

Day 3: Hyderabad - Nanded (305kms)

Breakfast at the hotel. Depart for Nanded, a prominent Sikh pilgrimage center. Visit Sachkhand Gurudwara Hazur Sahib, one of the holiest shrines in Sikhism, where Guru Gobind Singh, the tenth Sikh Guru, passed away. Experience the serene atmosphere and participate in the daily rituals and langar (community kitchen) service.

Day 4: Nanded - Aurangabad (265kms)

Breakfast at the hotel. Travel to Aurangabad, named after the Mughal emperor Aurangzeb, and known for its rich cultural heritage. Visit Bibi Ka Maqbara, a mausoleum built in 1678 by Aurangzeb's son as a tribute to his mother. Admire its striking resemblance to the Taj Mahal, with intricate marble work and lush gardens. Explore Aurangabad Caves, ancient rock-cut Buddhist caves dating back to the 6th and 7th centuries. Marvel at the intricate sculptures, carvings, and ancient inscriptions that depict Buddhist deities and stories.

Day 5: Aurangabad

Breakfast at the hotel. Discover the UNESCO World Heritage site of Ellora Caves, a remarkable complex of rock-cut temples and monasteries carved into the Charanandri Hills. Explore the Kailasa Temple, the largest monolithic structure in the world, dedicated to Lord Shiva. Admire the detailed sculptures and architectural marvels of Hindu, Jain, and Buddhist caves. Visit Daulatabad Fort, a medieval hilltop fortress known for its formidable defenses and intricate architecture. Climb to the top for panoramic views of the surrounding countryside and explore its labyrinthine passages and historic structures.

Day 6: Aurangabad - Ajanta (210kms round)

Breakfast at the hotel. Take a day trip to Ajanta Caves, another UNESCO World Heritage site renowned for its ancient Buddhist cave temples and exquisite mural paintings. Marvel at the detailed artwork depicting Buddha's life, Jataka tales, and intricate motifs that reflect the artistic zenith of ancient India. Explore the different caves, each revealing a unique story through its sculptures and paintings, showcasing the evolution of Buddhist art and architecture from the 2nd century BCE to the 5th century CE.

Day 7: Aurangabad - Departure

Breakfast at the hotel. Depending on your departure time, enjoy some leisure time for last-minute shopping or additional sightseeing. Transfer to the airport for your onward journey, concluding your enriching exploration of Hyderabad and Aurangabad's historical, architectural, and cultural wonders.

Included/Excluded

  • Assistance on arrival at airport.
  • 6 Night's 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.
  • 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.

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