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Heritage Treasures of Hyderabad & Ancient Temples of Badami

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Duration

4 Nights / 5 Days

Tour Type

Daily Tour

Group Size

10 people

Languages

English

Overview

Embark on a captivating journey through the “Heritage Treasures of Hyderabad & Ancient Temples of Badami” tour, where you’ll delve into the rich tapestry of history and culture. Begin in Hyderabad, exploring iconic landmarks such as Golconda Fort with its strategic allure and Charminar’s bustling markets. Discover the opulence of Chowmahalla Palace and the eclectic collections at Salar Jung Museum. Then, travel to Badami, known for its ancient cave temples carved into sandstone cliffs. Explore the intricacies of Badami Cave Temples, marvel at the craftsmanship of Pattadakal’s UNESCO World Heritage sites, and delve into Aihole’s architectural experiments. This journey promises a blend of architectural splendor and cultural immersion across two distinct regions of India.

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

Arrive in Hyderabad and transfer to your hotel for check-in. Relax and unwind after your journey to prepare for the exploration ahead.

Day 2: Hyderabad

After a hearty breakfast, embark on a visit to Golconda Fort, an imposing structure known for its strategic location and impressive architecture. Explore the fort complex, including the majestic Fateh Darwaza (Victory Gate) and marvel at the engineering marvel of the acoustic system that allowed even the faintest sound to be heard across the fort. Next, visit Charminar, Hyderabad's iconic landmark. Ascend the minarets to enjoy panoramic views of the bustling city below and explore the lively bazaars surrounding the monument, renowned for their vibrant atmosphere and local delicacies. Discover Chowmahalla Palace, once the seat of the Nizams of Hyderabad. Admire its opulent architecture, including the grand Durbar Hall and the intricate woodwork and stucco decorations. Visit Salar Jung Museum, housing an extensive collection of art and artifacts from around the world, including the world's largest collection of antiques by a single person. Marvel at masterpieces such as the Veiled Rebecca and the musical clock.

Day 3: Hyderabad - Badami (430kms)

Depart from Hyderabad after breakfast for the journey to Badami, a drive of approximately 7-8 hours through scenic landscapes.

Day 4: Badami

Start your day with a visit to the Badami Cave Temples, carved into the rugged sandstone cliffs overlooking Agastya Lake. Explore the intricately carved sculptures of Hindu deities such as Shiva, Vishnu, and Brahma, dating back to the 6th century.
Visit Pattadakal, a UNESCO World Heritage site renowned for its temples showcasing a blend of North and South Indian architectural styles. Admire the intricate carvings and narrative panels depicting mythological stories.
Stop at Aihole, often called the "Cradle of Indian Architecture," known for its experimental temple architecture. Explore temples like the Durga Temple and Lad Khan Temple, each unique in design and style.
Visit Mahakuta Group of Temples, a complex of temples surrounded by lush greenery and known for its Shiva Linga and the sacred Pushkarini tank. Participate in rituals and witness the serene ambiance of this ancient site.
Visit Banashankari Temple, dedicated to Goddess Banashankari and renowned for its vibrant annual fair held during Navratri. Experience the cultural fervor and rituals performed at this ancient temple.
Explore the Archaeological Museum, home to a rich collection of sculptures and artifacts from the Chalukyan era, offering insights into the historical and cultural evolution of the region.

Day 5: Badami - Hyderabad (430kms)

Return journey to Hyderabad after breakfast. Optional: Stop at Bijapur, known for its medieval architecture. Visit the iconic Gol Gumbaz, with its whispering gallery and massive dome offering stunning views, and the Ibrahim Rauza, a splendid mausoleum known for its elegant Persian architecture.

Included/Excluded

  • Assistance on arrival at airport.
  • 4 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.
  • 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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