Destination Covered: Mumbai-Hyderabad-Bijapur-Badami-Hospet-Dandeli-Goa
Day 1- Arrive Mumbai
Arrive Mumbai. Meet representative at arrival hall. Transfer to hotel. Afternoon sightseeing tour of Mumbai. The Gateway of India is the main attraction of Mumbai city. The Mani Bhawan or the Gandhi memorial was once used to be the residence of Mahatma Gandhi in Mumbai. Considered as one of the best museums in the country, Also known as Queen’s Neckless, Marine Drive. Juhu is a 5-km-long beach that attracts a large number of visitors on any day of the week. Also visit gardens like the Hanging Garden and the Kamla Nehru Garden and Chowpatty gives you the view of one of the most happening beaches of Mumbai.
Day 2- To Hyderabad
Intime transfer to airport to board flight for Hyderabad. Arrive Hyderabad and transfer to hotel. Afternoon City sightseeing tour. The Charminar occupies the centre of the city and dominates its landscape. The Hussain Sagar is a large tank whose blue water provides a pleasant backdrop to the city’s landscape. Salar Jung Museum is one of the best-known museums in India where you can find private collections of the Nizams. Other important attractions in the city include Naubat Pahad (a hilltop tourist spot), State Central Library (one of the best libraries in India), and the Osmania University.
Day 3- To Bijapur
Morning drive to Bijapur visiting enroute Bidar. Travel to Bijapur by surface for 6 hours. En route visit Bidar, You can see the fortress and its palaces, mosques, a madarsa or college and the royal tomb (Rangin Mahal) composed of glazed mosaics imported from Kashan in northern Persia, Zenana Mahal. Further in Gulbarga see Bahamani tombs, known as ‘Haft Gumbaz’ or ‘Seven Domes’ with the memorial of the four kings of this dynasty. Also visit fort of Gulbarga. See Jama Masjid, a rare example of a mosque in India with no open courtyard. Arrive Bijapur late in the afternoon and check in at hotel.
Day 4- To Badami
Morning drive to Badami. Arrive Badami and check – in at hotel. Afternoon sightseeing tour of Bijapur including ; Gol Gumbaz, Mohammed Adil Shah’s Tomb, which has the world’s second largest dome (unsupported by pillars), Jama Masjid, built in 1558- 80 during the Bahamani period. Ibrahim Rauza, a tomb and a mosque, is an attractive garden retreat; Mihatyar Mahal and Begum Mahal.
Day 5- In Badami
Full day return excursion to Aihole, with most of the ‘Shikaras’ in Indo-Aryan style. Visit to the rock-cut temples before departure to see temples of Pattadkal where the evolution of windows and pillared halls made the temple more decorative and larger. Visit Virupakha Mallikarjuna and other temples
Day 6- To Hospet
Morning visit Fiva Caves, dedicated to Lord Vishnu, Shiva, The Jains and Buddhist with frescoes and paintings, and two beautiful lake-side temples (Bhutnath Temples). Explore Badami’s 6th and 7th century rock cut shrines. Later drive to Hospet. Arrive Hospet and check – in at hotel.
Day 7- In Hospet
Day return excursion to Hampi, the beautiful capital of Vijaynagar empire. Visit the Lotus Temple with its famous stone chariot, musical pillars and incredible sculpture work. The Hazar Rama Temple depicts the story of Ramayana in great detail
Day 8- To Dandeli
Morning drive to Dandeli via the Jain temples at Lakundi and the cotton market at Gadag. Arrive Dandeli and check in at a Wildlife reserve. Afternoon enjoy a Jeep safari in the park.
Day 9- To Goa
Morning enjoy Safari and later drive to Goa. Arrive Goa and check in at hotel
Day 10- In Goa
Morning City sightseeing tour of Old Goa including Panaji is the capital of Goa and most happening city. Mapusa Bazaar is considered as the oldest weekly fair on the Konkan Coast. Shri Mangesh Temple in Madgoa is the most sacred place for the Goanese Hindus. Shri Shanta Durga Temple is dedicated to Goddess of peace, Shanteri. Shri Ramanath Temple is a part of Shri Ramanath Panchayatan, a temple complex at Ponda.
Day 11- In Goa
Day free for leisure or to stroll along the beach.
Day 12- To Mumbai
In time transfer to airport to board flight to Mumbai. Arrive Mumbai and transfer to hotel
Day 13- Leave Mumbai
You will be accompanied by a representative to airport to board flight for onward destination. End of our services……………