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Heritage Splendor: Mumbai, Hyderabad, Hampi & Gokarna Beach Tour

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Duration

12 Nights / 13 Days

Tour Type

Daily Tour

Group Size

10 people

Languages

English

Overview

Embark on a journey through the rich tapestry of India’s cultural and natural heritage with the “Heritage Splendor: Mumbai, Hyderabad, Hampi & Gokarna Beach Tour”. Begin amidst the bustling streets and iconic landmarks of Mumbai, where the Gateway of India and Elephanta Caves unveil centuries of history. Journey south to Hyderabad, adorned with the regal charm of Golconda Fort and the serene Buddha Statue amidst Hussain Sagar Lake. Explore the ancient ruins of Hampi, once the majestic capital of the Vijayanagara Empire, adorned with temples like Virupaksha and Vijaya Vittala. Finally, unwind along the tranquil shores of Gokarna, where pristine beaches and the spiritual aura of Mahabaleshwar Temple create an unforgettable coastal retreat.

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 Mumbai

Arrival in Mumbai and transfer to your hotel. Take some time to relax after your journey. Optional evening visit to Marine Drive or Juhu Beach, iconic spots for a leisurely stroll and to experience Mumbai's bustling coastal atmosphere.

Day 2: Mumbai

Breakfast at the hotel before beginning your exploration of Mumbai. Gateway of India: Marvel at this iconic arch monument overlooking the Arabian Sea, built to commemorate the visit of King George V and Queen Mary. Elephanta Caves: Take a ferry to Elephanta Island to explore the UNESCO World Heritage site known for its rock-cut temples dedicated to Lord Shiva. Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus (CST): Visit this historic railway station, a UNESCO World Heritage site renowned for its Victorian Gothic architecture. Marine Drive: Drive along this picturesque promenade, also known as the "Queen's Necklace," offering stunning views of the Arabian Sea. Dhobi Ghat: Witness the world's largest outdoor laundry where Mumbai's washermen (Dhobis) wash clothes in the traditional way. Evening free for leisure or optional visit to local markets like Colaba Causeway for shopping and dining.

Day 3: Mumbai - Hyderabad (Flight)

Breakfast at the hotel before flying to Hyderabad, the "City of Pearls". Laad Bazaar: Visit the nearby market famous for its colorful bangles and traditional Hyderabadi jewelry. Drive pas Hussain Sagar Lake: Optional Enjoy a boat ride to the Buddha Statue of Hyderabad, a monolithic statue standing on an island in the middle of the lake. Optional evening visit to Banjara Hills or Jubilee Hills for shopping and dining.

Day 4: Hyderabad

Breakfast at the hotel. Golconda Fort: Discover the history and architectural brilliance of this ancient fort known for its acoustics and light-and-sound shows. Qutb Shahi Tombs: Explore the royal necropolis housing the tombs and mosques of the Qutb Shahi dynasty rulers. Charminar: Explore this iconic monument and mosque, built in 1591 by Sultan Muhammad Quli Qutb Shah. Salar Jung Museum: Visit one of the largest museums in India, housing a diverse collection of art, sculptures, and artifacts from around the world.

Day 5: Hyderabad - Hampi (Flight)

Breakfast at the hotel before flying to Hampi, a UNESCO World Heritage site known for its ancient temples and ruins. Virupaksha Temple: Begin your exploration with this temple dedicated to Lord Shiva, known for its towering gopuram and sacred sanctum. Vijaya Vittala Temple: Visit this 15th-century temple complex known for its iconic stone chariot and musical pillars. Royal Enclosure: Explore the remnants of the royal quarter that housed the king's palace, audience halls, and administrative buildings. Hazara Rama Temple: Admire the intricate bas-reliefs depicting scenes from the Ramayana in this 15th-century temple dedicated to Lord Rama.

Day 6: Hampi

Breakfast at the hotel. Hampi Bazaar and Monuments Area: Stroll through the bustling bazaar and explore the various temples, shrines, and monuments scattered around Hampi. Achyutaraya Temple: Climb the steps to this hilltop temple offering panoramic views of the surrounding ruins and landscapes. Queen's Bath: Visit the ornate royal bathing complex adorned with intricate stucco work and water channels. Elephant Stables: Marvel at the grandeur of the royal elephant stables used during the Vijayanagara Empire.

Day 7: Hampi - Gokarna Beach (310kms)

Breakfast at the hotel. Drive to Gokarna, a serene coastal town known for its pristine beaches and religious significance. Evening free for relaxation on Kudle Beach or Om Beach, renowned for their tranquil atmosphere and scenic beauty.

Day 8: Gokarna Beach

Breakfast at the hotel. Relax and enjoy the sun and sand at the beautiful Gokarna Beaches. Optional activities include water sports, yoga sessions, or exploring the local cafes and shacks along the coastline. Visit the Mahabaleshwar Temple, an ancient Shiva temple located near the beach.

Day 9: Gokarna Beach

Breakfast at the hotel. Further explore Gokarna Beaches and enjoy leisure time by the sea. Optional activities like a boat ride to Half Moon Beach or Paradise Beach for secluded relaxation and sunset views.

Day 10: Gokarna Beach

Breakfast at the hotel. Visit Mirjan Fort, a historic fort known for its architectural grandeur and strategic location. Relax and enjoy the day at your preferred Gokarna Beach, soaking in the peaceful coastal vibes and natural beauty.

Day 11: Gokarna Beach

Breakfast at the hotel. Explore the temples and markets of Gokarna Town, known for its religious significance and cultural heritage. Optional visit to Yana Caves and Rocks, unique geological formations surrounded by lush greenery.

Day 12: Gokarna Beach - Hubli (150kms)/ Mumbai (Flight)

Breakfast at the hotel. Drive to Hubli for your onward journey or take a flight back to Mumbai. Explore local attractions in Hubli or Mumbai, such as museums, gardens, or markets. Optional shopping or leisure activities in Mumbai.

Day 13: Mumbai - Departure (Flight)

Breakfast at the hotel. Depending on your flight timings, enjoy some last-minute shopping or relaxation. Transfer to Mumbai airport for your departure flight, concluding your memorable journey through Mumbai, Hyderabad, Hampi, and Gokarna.

Included/Excluded

  • Assistance on arrival at airport.
  • 12 Nights' accommodation in 4-star hotels.
  • Daily breakfast and meal as per day plan.
  • 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.
  • Monument entrances and activities charges mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Bottled drinking water in car.
  • Government taxes.
  • Mumbai - Hyderabad & Hubli - Mumbai flight fare approx INR 10,500 per person in economy class.
  • Any Ayurvedic treatments charges (optional)
  • 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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