The delightful south; almost untouched by invasions throughout its history, the Indian heritage is more intact here than in other regions of the country. This is a land of temples, a land of the devout where new wonders await – the profusion of orange flowers, the shade of the banyan tree, and the soft beat of distant drums as yet another festival starts. Southern India covers states like Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Kerala, Andhra Pradesh
Approx 9.30 Pm
Hotel Leela Kempinski In Mumbai
Flight to Hyderabad
Innova SUV for the Convenience
Hotel Taj Krishna in Hyderabad
Hotel The Pearl in Bijapur
Resort Badami Court.in Badami
Hotel Mallagi Tourist Home in Hospet
Kali River Lodge in Dandeli
Taj Holiday Village in Goa
Meals are specified
Mineral water bottles every day
All applicable Hotel taxes
Expenses of personal nature
Tips & Gratuity
MUMBAI AND HYDERABAD
A restful night in Mumbai before catching a morning flight to the splendour of Hyderabad. Tour the imposing Golconda Fort and in the afternoon see the Charminar, the Mecca Masjid and the fascinating Salarjung Museum. A full day’s drive takes you to Bijapur, stopping en route to visit Gulbarga and the JamiMasjid.
BIJAPUR AND BADAMI
In Bijapur magnificent buildings await you; the GolGumbaz one of the largest domed buildings in the world and the beautiful tomb of IbrahimRoza. On to Badami, to see hilltop temples with rock-cut shrines and cave temples. Visit the Chalukyan period temples at Aihole and the more complex temples of Pattadakal.
HOSPET AND HAMPI
Across the Deccan Plateau to Hospet, by the Tungabhadra Reservoir. From here you will visit one of India’s least accessible but most captivating sites at Hampi. Walk amongst the exceptional ruins of the Vijayanagar empire, once the capital of one of the largest Hindu empires in Indian history.
DANDELI AND GOA
A fabulous wildlife sanctuary awaits you at Dandeli, located on the banks of the River Kali and surrounded by forest hills; there are a great variety of birds to watch. Your driver will then take you on to the former Portuguese colony of Goa. A perfect place to relax, with its endless coastline of white beaches and wonderful hospitality. Explore baroque churches, sleepy villages or simply enjoy the blend of East and West. Time at leisure before your return to London from Mumbai.