Duration : 13 Nights / 14 Days
Loction : South India Deccan Plateau
Best Season : October to March
Category : Cultural, Heritage and Nature
Covering : Hyderabad, Gulbarga, Bijapur, Badami, Hampi, Chikmagalur, Mysore, Bangaluru
You can take it : As a private, personalised tour (tour dates would be of your choice)
Special About Tour :
A delightful journey on a tour through the heart of Deccan plateau to discover India’s lost World Hyderabad with Hampi and Mysore. The tour takes you deep in the region full of abundant natural beauty which has seen some of India's most remarkable empires flourish and decline; explore temples and ancient architecture including the world-class UNESCO heritage and archaeological sites, till now seen by few visitors visiting India.
It is a trip that takes you deep into the region to discover one of the most beautiful and less explored off beat destination of India that we called India’s lost World – Hampi, the capital of Vijaya Nagara Empire, where different dynasties ruled from 136 to 1565. The rich architectural legacies of these mighty dynasties still remain today and are explored during the India’s lost World Hyderabad with Hampi and Mysore holiday tour while travelling. The Indo-Islamic, Perisan-influenced north collided with those of the Dravidian south – a historical cross-pollination that has left a remarkable architectural legacy.
Begin the your private and flexible India’s lost World Hyderabad with Hampi and Mysore tour in Hyderabad and see the exceptional palaces and forts of Nizam’s before visiting the monuments of the 16th - 17th century Muslim Sultanates of Gulbarga and Bijapur. In remote Badami, Belur and Halebidu, you’ll visit some of India’s most intricately embellished Hoysala temples, erected more than 1,500 years ago, while at Hampi, amid a landscape of boulder hills , banana groves, and visit the remains of the south's last great Hindu Empire Vijaya Nagara, capital at Hampi.
Explore the coffee plantation town of Chikmagalur and continue to Mysore which offers the spiritual, artistic and perhaps old-fashioned side of India with its European influenced Maharaja’s Mysuru Palace. The tour finishes at Bangalore the garden city of India from where you fly back to your country.
We stop at cities, towns and villages on the way to get an insight into the daily life of culturally diverse people of these areas. You choose to include Private guides throughout the tour or set off on a more independent trip with our English speaking driver, with local guides available at all the famous sights and makes history and culture come alive through the stories that unfold throughout the journey.
Treat the below India's lost World Hyderabad with Hampi and Mysore tour just as inspiration, as each trip is created uniquely for you, around your interest and requirements. Summit Safari India will make your tour a memorable and extra ordinary....!
Brief Itinerary : Hyderabad (2 Nights on arrival) > Gulbarga (1 Night) > Bijapur (1 Night) > Badami (1 Night) > Hampi (3 Nights) > Chikmagalur (2 Nights) > Mysore (2 Nights) > and Bengaluru (1 Night at the end)
Today to start with your India’s lost World Hyderabad with Hampi and Mysore tour to explore the Deccan plateau, you will be met from your flight to Hyderabad International Airport by Summit Safari’s representative and driver, and we will transfer you to your hotel in Hyderabad for two nights. Rest of the day is free at leisure to relax after the flight.
Please Note: Hyderabad international airport is in Telangana state, in south part of India, and have flights from U.K, Dubai (middle east Asia) / Singapore ( South East Asia). If you are coming from U.K / Europe or from Australia you can get your direct or connecting flights from these places. We would like to discuss these things with you at the time of your booking of the holidays with us.
Today after breakfast we will take you for the private guided full day sightseeing tour of Hyderabad to view some of the famous sights including the Falaknuma Palace, former Residency building was the mansion built by British governor James Kirkpatrick during the time of the Nizams in the 18th century, Char Minar and fort and tomb complex at the magnificent Golconda fort. Second night at the same hotel in Hyderabad.
After breakfast at the hotel, check out and we will drive you to Gulbarga ( 265 kms / 5.30 hrs) . Enroute visit Bidar (145 kms.) to see the monuments of the Bahmani and Barid Shahi Sultans. The walled town of Bidar is one of our favourite ‘forgotten gems’ of the Deccan region. Its highlights are a crumbling fort with a palace retaining some of the finest surviving medieval woodwork in India, and the remains of a Persian-style Madrasa in the old town.
Later continue drive to Gulbarga (120 kms ) known for its whitewashed Dargah of Hazrat Gesu Daraz, an important pilgrimage destination for Indian Muslims, and imposing fort, whose walls enclose a splendid mosque erected by the Bahmanis in the 14th century. Overnight in Gulbarga for one night.
After breakfast check out from the hotel and we will drive you to Bijapur (150 / 4 hrs). On arrival check in to the hotel and later leave for the sightseeing tour of Bijapur including the massive Golgumbaz tomb and the Ibrahim Rauza. Overnight in Bijapur for one night
Today morning after breakfast check out from the hotel and we will drive you to Badami (120 kms/ 3 hrs), where you will see some of the most ancient and exotic remnants of ancient India. Although far less well known than the India’s lost world Hampi, the ruins of ancient Badami fully warrant the long journey across one of the emptiest regions of the Deccan to visit. Ranging from rock-cut cave shrines to structural temples and forts, they were the work of the Chalukyas, and are scattered across a gorge between two steep, rocky hills, divided by a large water tank. The cliffs provide an epic backdrop to the Bhuthanatha Temple, whose finely carved towers and pillars are reflected in the green waters at its feet. Overnight in Badami for one night.
Today morning after breakfast check out from the hotel and drive to Hampi ( 140 kms/ 4 hrs). Just on the outer skirts of Badami visit the ancient Chalukyan temples at Pattadakal and Aihole. More than a hundred ruined temples, dating from the 6th to the 12th centuries, are litter the fields and rock outcrops around the village of Aihole, near Badami. Pattadakal, on a bend in Malaprabha River, is believed to have been the place where the Chalukyan kings staged their coronations. UNESCO World Heritage Site status has been conferred on its main temple complex. Time permitting; your driver may also lead you to nearby Mahakui, a tiny, forgotten pilgrimage spot featuring a spring-fed bathing tank and a cluster of 6th and 7th century Hindu shrines.
Later after lunch continue drive to Hampi the India’s lost World is the ancient site – the ruined city of Vijaya Nagar Hindu empire, in central Karnataka with a landscape of boulder hills and Tungabhadra river. On arrival check in to the hotel where you will stay for three nights.
Today morning after breakfast we will take you on a private guided tour to visit the UNESCO Heritage sites and the monuments of Hampi. Hampi is an open air museum and we will visit the interesting sights including the Hazara Rama Temple, Lotus Mahal, Purandera Dessra Mandapa, Queens Bath, , Vijay Vittala Temple with the musical pillars, Stone chariot, Royal Enclosure, Ganesha Temple, Krishna Temple Complex, Lakshmi Narashima Temple, Badavi linga a underground Shiva Temple, Pathaleshwara temple, Museum (Friday closed). You can visit some monuments before lunch and some after lunch. In the evening enjoy the sunset from Mahanavami Dibaa- its beauty has been described by the Portuguese traveler "Domingo Pes” in 1520-22 A.D. Overnight stay at Hampi. Second night in the same hotel in Hampi.
Today morning visit the Virupaksha Temple, ruins of the old Hampi bazaar, walk to Achyutraya temple, Hampi village and take a boat to the other side of Hampi where you will visit the Sanapur lake and the water fall. In the evening enjoy the coracle ride on river Tungabhadra and rest of the time is free to relax. Third night in the same hotel in Hampi.
Today morning after breakfast check out from the hotel and we will drive you to Chikmagalur ( 310 kms/ 7 hrs) the plantation town in southern Karnataka . The surrounding estates and forest are dotted with delightful hideaways that make perfect bases for trips to the famous Hoysala temples on the plain below. On arrival check in to the hotel for two nights and evening is free to walk around the surrounding or to relax at the hotel.
Today morning after breakfast we will take you on a guided tour to visit the Hoysala dynasty’s temples and sights at Belur and Halebidu. The Hoysalas, who ruled this region of the Deccan between the 11th and 13th centuries, left a unique architectural legacy in the form of a handful of exquisitely decorated stone temples, whose surfaces were adorned with exceptionally fine carving. Second night in the same hotel in Chikmagalur.
Today morning after breakfast check out from the hotel and we will drive you to Mysore also known as Mysuru (175 kms/5 hrs). Enroute we visit the Jain pilgrimage centre of Shravanabel Gola to see the great marble colossus. It is an important pilgrimage destination since the time of the Mauryan Dynasty over two-thousand years ago, this serene site in the depths of the Deccan centres on a pair of low hills. You need to climb up 650 steps the larger of the two, Vindhyagiri, to a walled temple in which a towering, 18-metre tall statue of the Jain deity, Gomateshvara, stands naked, arms rigid at his side, gazing at infinity as vines grow around his legs and ants and snakes site at his feet – a pose intended to incarnate the spirit of renunciation.
Later continue drive to Mysuru and check into the hotel. In the evening 6:45 P.M we will take you for the sound and light show at the Mysore palace where the 10 Minutes Palace Illumination can be seen at the end of the Sound and Light Show and is a great photo opportunity. We will stay in Mysore for two nights.
Please Note: Sound and Light Show at the Mysore Palace is organised from 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM, from Monday to Saturday, except Sundays & Govt. Holidays. A 45 minute sound and light show, depicting the 400 year history of Mysuru is conducted in local language Kannada from Monday to Wednesday and in English from Thursday to Saturday. 10-15 minutes of Palace Illumination can be seen at the end of the Sound and Light Program Show, for which we offer you this sound and light show.
On Sunday and public holidays there is no sound and light show but the Mysuru Palace Illumination is done from 7.00 P.M to 8.00 P.M..The Palace has four entrance, Main entrance is called “Jaya Maarthaanda” to east, “Jayarama” to North,”Balarama” to South, “Varaha” to west. Public Entry is from “Varaha” – West gate.
Today morning after breakfast we will take you on a private guided tour of Mysuru and visit the Chamundi Hills from where you can enjoy the panoramic views of the city. We will also visit the statue and the temple dedicate to Nandi the Bull, considered as one of the biggest monolithic statue in Karnataka. Later visit the Mysore palace the new place was designed by Henry Irwin who was a designer and sculptor of the Vice Roy’s House in Shimla also. After lunch visit the Jagmohan art gallery , museum and take the local walking tour of the oldest Devraja market in Mysuru. Mysore is famous for its sandal wood products and Mysore Silk. Second night in the same hotel in Mysore.
Today morning after breakfast drive to Bengaluru. Enroute visit the Srirangapatnam which boasts the ruins of Tipu Sultan's summer palace. Later Continue to the garden city of Bengaluru. On arrival check in to the hotel. Later in the evening 5;00 P.M we will take you to visit the Lal Bagh botanical gardens in Bengaluru. Overnight stay in Bengaluru.
Today morning after breakfast, check out from the hotel and as per your flight schedule we will transfer you to the international airport in Bengaluru, from where you will board your flight back to home.
End Of The tour and the services....!
Please Note: Bengaluru international airport is in Karnataka state, in south part of India, and have flights to / from U.K, Dubai (middle east Asia) / Singapore ( South East Asia). If you are coming from U.K , Europe or from Australia you can get your direct or connecting flights from these places. We would like to discuss these things with you at the time of your booking of the holidays with us.
This is the tour itinerary for the India’s Lost World - Hyderabad with Hampi and Mysore tour which we run regularly. It can be altered & customised as we like to discuss plans with clients and can make suggestions about special places to visit depending on our clients’ interests, and available time. You can get an idea of your holidays from the mentioned tour. The itinerary is planned in such a way that while travelling you get a good time to experience India and see the real life of Indian people from much closer.
Whether you choose to be on a privately guided tour to India or set off on a more independent trip, with local guides available wherever required, you can travel reassured, knowing our vast experience and provide you with around-the-clock support to smooth out anything unexpected. The safety and well-being of our guests is paramount.
You will follow the itinerary as a Private tour accompanied by one of our excellent Guides/ tour escorts throughout the trip if required. Internal travel by road from Hyderabad international airport to Gulbarga, Bijapur, Badami, Hampi, Chikmagalur, Mysore, Bengaluru international airport is by a private chauffeur-driven SUV car / similar vehicle.
These destinations are still hidden by groups of tourist, but still a good number of tourists come to explore these beautiful parts of the South India. These places have plenty of hotels which are well equipped with all modern amenities and comprise variety of star category hotels, deluxe and budget hotels, guest houses, home stay with local people. One can choose the place of accommodation according to one’s requirement and budget.
You stay in comfortable Neat and Clean local hotels all as preferred by you.
We do believe that we cater to people requiring different levels of comfort, and most importantly where you stay is CLEAN and COMFORTABLE. We would like to discuss and make suggestions about accommodation at the time of planning your holidays with us.
Meals Plan: Room + Breakfast + Dinner
Cloths: Cottons with light woollens
The Cost: The Cost would be provided on Request.
Please Note: The Cost of our each tour is based as per individual requirements, interests and budget of the client. The tour cost depending on the hotel accommodations you choose, food plan, mode of transportation you choose, whether you choose to include Escorted guide throughout the tour or set off on a more independent trip, with local guides available wherever required during the tour.
This all we discuss with you while planning your tour and work out the best cost for your tour, accordingly.
We'll work with you until you’re satisfied with every detail of your India Holiday Tour. We'll then manage all your reservations and logistics in India, so that you’re taken care of from the moment you landed in India until your return back. The safety and well-being of our guests is paramount.