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Heritage Splendors: Deccan Forts & Goa Beaches

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Duration

6 Nights / 7 Days

Tour Type

Daily Tour

Group Size

10 people

Languages

English

Overview

Explore the rich tapestry of history and leisure on the “Heritage Splendors: Deccan Forts & Goa Beaches” tour. Begin with the ancient allure of Bidar Fort and Mahmud Gawan Madarsa in Gulbarga, steeped in Bahmani heritage. Journey onward to Bijapur, where the monumental Bijapur Fort, Gol Gumbaz, and the architectural marvels of Jama Masjid await. Delve deeper into history at Kolhapur’s Mahalakshmi Temple and Belgaum Fort before traversing to the coastal paradise of Goa. Unwind amidst the colonial grandeur of Old Goa’s Basilica of Bom Jesus and St. Cathedral, and bask in the sun at picturesque beaches like Calangute and Baga. This tour blends cultural exploration with coastal relaxation, offering a perfect balance of heritage and leisure.

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: Hyderabad - Gulbarga (260kms)

Depart from Hyderabad and travel towards Gulbarga, known for its historical significance in Karnataka. Explore Bidar Fort, an imposing citadel with Persian and Indian architectural influences. Learn about its strategic importance and admire its bastions and intricate carvings. Visit Mahmud Gawan Madarsa, an ancient Islamic school showcasing beautiful arches, calligraphy, and a serene courtyard. See Bahmani Tombs, mausoleums housing the remains of Bahmani kings and nobles, known for their intricate designs and historical significance. Overnight at hotel in Gulbarga.

Day 2: Gulbarga - Bijapur (170kms)

Tour Gulbarga Fort, originally built by Raja Gulchand and expanded by the Bahmani Sultanate. Explore its massive walls, towers, and the architectural marvels of Jama Masjid. Drive to Bijapur. Overnight at hotel in Bijapur.

Day 3: Bijapur - Kolhapur (185kms)

Discover Bijapur Fort, showcasing Adil Shahi architecture with monuments like Asar Mahal, Bara Kaman, Gol Gumbaz, and Jama Masjid. Explore Asar Mahal, known for its fine paintings and woodwork. Visit Bara Kaman, an unfinished mausoleum with massive arches and historical significance. Explore Gol Gumbaz, the largest dome in India after St. Peter's Basilica, known for its Whispering Gallery and panoramic views. See Malik-e-Maidan, a colossal cannon known for its historical importance and intricate carvings. Overnight at hotel in Kolhapur.

Day 4: Kolhapur - Goa (225kms)

Visit Mahalakshmi Temple, a significant Hindu pilgrimage site with Chalukya architecture and spiritual ambiance. Explore Bhavani Mandap, an ancient palace showcasing Indo-Saracenic architecture and historical artifacts. Drive to Goa via Belgaum. Explore Belgaum Fort, built in the 12th century with massive ramparts and the Kamal Basadi Jain Temple. Visit Kapileshwar Temple, dedicated to Lord Shiva, known for its intricate carvings. See St. Mary's Church, a historic Portuguese-era church with colonial architecture and religious artifacts. Overnight at hotel in Goa.

Day 5: Goa

Explore Old Goa monuments: Basilica of Bom Jesus, St. Cathedral, Church of Our Lady of Miracles, Church of Our Lady of Rosary, and Nunnery of St. Monica. Visit Aguada Fort, a 17th-century Portuguese fort with stunning views of the Arabian Sea. Explore a Portuguese lighthouse. Visit Mangueshi Temple and Shanta Durga Temple in South Goa. Drive past charming beaches: Calangute, Dona Paula, Miramar, and Baga Beach. Overnight at hotel in Goa.

Day 6: Goa

Relax on Goa's pristine beaches and indulge in water sports. Explore local markets and shop for handicrafts and souvenirs. Enjoy Goan cuisine and seafood specialties at a local restaurant or beach shack. Overnight at hotel in Goa.

Day 7: Goa - Departure

Transfer to Goa's Dabolim Airport for onward journey. Departure from Goa, carrying cherished memories of cultural exploration and beach relaxation.

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.

Tour's Location

FAQs

What is the standard of the hotels on this tour?

4 Star below mentioned hotels or similar
Gulbarga - Citrus Gulbarga/ Hotel Atharva
Bijapur - The Fern Residency/ Sun Hotel
Kolhapur - Sayaji Hotel/ Nisarg Resort Kolhapur
Goa - Lemon Tree Hotel Candolim/ The Chances Resort & Casino

Can travelers upgrade the accommodation to 5-star hotels?

Yes, travelers can upgrade the accommodation to 5-star hotels by paying the supplement. Please send inquiry for same from the booking page to get the price quote.

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