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Gateway to the Deccan Highlands

Gateway to the Deccan Highlands

Explore the fascinating diversity of Southern India on this interesting tour, which takes you on a journey through some of the most spectacular holiday destinations in the Deccan. Embedded with a rich heritage and exciting landscapes, this journey is an interesting mix of modern set up and old world charms. Also, with amazing art and architecture on offer, this trip is a real treat for art lovers.

 

Tour Nights

  • Hyderabad: 2 nights
  • Gulbarga: 1 night
  • Bijapur: 1 night
  • Badami: 1 night
  • Hospet: 2 nights
  • Shimoga: 1 night
  • Chikmagalur: 2 nights
  • Coorg: 2 nights
  • Neeleshwar: 2 nights

Tour At a Glance

  • Explore Golconda Fort, Qutb Shahi tombs, and other Hyderabad attractions
  • Explore the attractions of Gulbarg and Bidar such as Asthur tombs and Bidar Fort
  • Enjoy Bijapur’s sightseeing attractions such as Golgumbaz and Jama Masjid
  • Marvel over Badami’s ancient rock cut temples and caves
  • Spend an amazing day at Hampi, Vijaynagar’s erstwhile capital
  • Check out Shimoga’s attractions such as Keladi, Jog Falls, Agumbe, and Shivappa Nayaka’s palace
  • Drink in Chikmagalur’s natural beauty and try the nature walks and treks. Visit the Hoysala temples of Belur and Halebid
  • Feast your eyes on the coffee plantations and beautiful sights of Coorg. Have fun at the Dubare Elephant Camp and Bylekuppe
  • Chill out on the beach at Neeleshwar and enjoy the other delights of the destination
  • Tour code: STI32
  • Accommodation Grade
  • Private Tour

16 Days / 14 Nights from Price on request

Gateway to the Deccan Highlands Itinerary details

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  • Day 01 UK - Hyderabad
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    UK - Hyderabad

    Depart from UK an overnight flight to Hyderabad- the city of the Nizams.

  • Day 02 Arrival at Hyderabad
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    Arrival at Hyderabad

    Our company representative will escort you to your hotel in Hyderabad. Check-in at your hotel and relax. Enjoy the day at your leisure, indulging in activities of your choice like shopping sightseeing.

  • Day 03 Hyderabad
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    Hyderabad

    This morning, visit the Golconda Fort located in the ruined Sultanate of Golconda. Later visit to the Qutb Shahi tombs, the oldest relics in Hyderabad, followed by a city tour. Overnight stay at the hotel in Hyderabad.

  • Day 04 Hyderabad - Gulbarga
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    Hyderabad - Gulbarga

    Post breakfast proceed towards Gulbarga, which is located some 200 kilometers away from Hyderabad is a city famous for its ancient temples and other medieval monuments. On your way to Gulbarga, take a detour to Bidar which is best known for its handicrafts and spectacular sites. You will be seeing here the Asthur tombs, Bidar Fort and the Madrassa of Mahmud Gawan. Overnight stay at the hotel in Gulbarga.

  • Day 05 Gulbarga - Bijapur
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    Gulbarga - Bijapur

    This morning you will be driving from Gulbarga to Bijapur, located some 150 kilometers from Gulbarga. At Bijapur, indulge in sightseeing and shopping at the local market, and thereon head for your hotel. Rest of the day is at leisure.

  • Day 06 Bijapur - Badami
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    Bijapur - Badami

    Indulge in some more sightseeing at Bijapur today. See, the Golgumbaz the tomb of Adil Shah with fascinating acoustics on the upper level; Ibrahim Roza the tomb of Ibrahim Adil Shah, constructed on a single stone; the Jama Masjid - the oldest mosque of the Deccan. Post this, drive south from Bijapur towards Badami via Pattadakal and Aihole. Upon arriving in Badami, check-in at the hotel relax.

  • Day 07 Badami - Hospet
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    Badami - Hospet

    Devote the morning and afternoon towards discovering the mysterious beauty of the rock cut ancient temples and caves of Badami. Post this, head on to Hampi via roadways. Enjoy the rest of the day at your leisure, post arriving in Hampi.

  • Day 08 Hospet
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    Hospet

    Enjoy a full day of guided exploration of Hampi, the former capital of Vijaynagar Empire.

  • Day 09 Hospet - Shimoga
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    Hospet - Shimoga

    This morning, after having breakfast, drive from Hospet to the town of Shimoga, located approximately in the middle of Karnataka. See here the local sights in the afternoon, including the Shivappa Nayaka’s palace, Agumbe, Jog Falls, Keladi etc.

  • Day 10 Shimoga - Chikmagalur
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    Shimoga - Chikmagalur

    On this day, drive off to the spectacular Chikmagalur from Shimoga. Located on the foothills of Mullayanagiri Mountains, Chikmagalur is a place teeming with natural beauty, offering umpteen opportunities for nature walks treks. The remaining day is at your leisure.

  • Day 11 Chikmagalur
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    Chikmagalur

    This morning you will be visiting the Hoysala temples of Belur and Halebid, known for their fine architecture and exquisite carvings. Overnight you will be staying at the hotel.

  • Day 12 Chikmagalur - Coorg
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    Chikmagalur - Coorg

    After having breakfast in the morning, drive off to the beautiful Coorg, known for its warriors and coffee plantations. Enjoy the aroma of coffee while you visit various coffee estates here. Rest of the day is at your leisure .

  • Day 13 Coorg
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    Coorg

    Enjoy a day with the elephants at the Dubare Elephant Camp and Bylekuppe. Here you can see elephants in their natural habitat and watch them go about their daily chores. Later in the day, go for a visit to India’s largest Tibetan settlement, where you can buy a lot of locally manufactured handicrafts and woolens.

  • Day 14 Coorg - Neeleshwar
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    Coorg - Neeleshwar

    Enjoy some time relaxing on the beach at Neeleshwar. Often considered the best beach in Kerala, it is known for some great sights and terrific water sports

  • Day 15 Neeleshwar
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    Neeleshwar

    Enjoy a day of leisure indulging in activities of your choice at Neeleshwar.

  • Day 16 Neeleshwar - Mangalore Mumbai- UK Departure
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    Neeleshwar - Mangalore Mumbai- UK Departure

    Check out from your hotel in Neeleshwar and proceed towards Mangalore. On arrival transfer to airport in Mangalore towards your onward journey to UK via Mumbai with sweet memories.

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  • Udaipur epitomizes the glories of Rajputana royalty. The many beautiful manmade lakes, intricately carved temples, cleverly constructed forts and lavish palaces of this city all relate a tale of its sagacious past.

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    Day 1

    To Udaipur

    Post breakfast, transfer to the airport and proceed towards your onward journey to Udaipur. Upon arrival transfer to hotel for 2 nights stay in Udaipur. Read More

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    Day 2

    Udaipur

    Morning tour of the City Palace and Jagdish Temple and rest of the day is at leisure. Read More

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    Day 3

    To UK

    Transfer to the airport in Udaipur via Mumbai towards your onward journey to UK with sweet memories. Read More

       
  • Mumbai the financial capital of India, is known across the world for its busy streets, thronging markets and sea port which since ancient days has been much used by merchants globally. A tour of this city, offers a combination of experiences in the form of glitter, glamour and magnificence.

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    Day 1

    To Mumbai

    At leisure.

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    Day 2

    To Mumbai

    Morning boat ride to visit Elephanta Island, a UNESCO world heritage site that is famous for its seventh-century rock-cut cave temples. In the afternoon visit to the Mani Bhavan, the memorial museum that once served as Gandhi’s residence, the Crawford market and the Dhobi Ghat. Read More

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    Day 3

    To Mumbai

    At leisure.

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    Day 4

    To UK

    Transfer to the International airport in Mumbai towards your onward journey to UK with sweet memories. Read More

       
  • Goa, located in the Konkan region of India, offers a world of beauty and magnificence in its landscapes that come teeming with sun, sand and sea. Come, traverse through its horizons and uncover surprises at every step!

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    Day 1

    To Goa

    Post breakfast, transfer to the airport and proceed towards your onward journey to Goa. Upon arrival transfer to hotel for 4 nights stay in Goa. Read More

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    Day 2-4

    Goa

    At leisure or take optional excursions Read More

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    Day 5

    To UK

    Transfer to the International airport via Mumbai towards your onward journey to UK with sweet memories. Read More

       

Hotels

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Room Type

Star rating

Location

3,4,5, Hyderabad,Gulbarga,Bijapur,Badami,Hospet,Shimoga,Chikmagalur,Coorg,Neeleshwar,
The Park Hyderabad
Superior

The Park Hyderabad Hyderabad

The Park Hyderabad is located on RajBhavan road, Somajiguda, in

Hotel Heritage Inn
Superior

Hotel Heritage Inn Gulbarga

Hotel Heritage Inn is situated at the S B Temple Road and near by city bus

Hotel Pleasant Stay
Superior

Hotel Pleasant Stay Bijapur

Located in North Karnataka, Bijapur district is bordered by the rivers Bhima

Badami Court
Superior

Badami Court Badami

Badami Court Hotel is located in Station Road.

Mallingi Hotel
Superior

Mallingi Hotel Hospet

Hotel Malligi can be reached within minutes as soon as one steps into the city, conveniently located at the intersection of Hampi Road and Bellary Road.

Royal Orchid Central Shimoga
Superior

Royal Orchid Central Shimoga Shimoga

Royal Orchid Central Shimoga, is a vibrant Business cum Leisure hotel in the heart of Shimoga, a city popularly known as the rice bowl/bread basket of Karnataka.

The Gateway Hotel KM Road
Superior

The Gateway Hotel KM Road Chikmagalur

Located in the coffee district of Karnataka.

Club Mahindra Kodagu Valley Resort
Superior

Club Mahindra Kodagu Valley Resort Coorg

Club Mahindra Kodagu Valley is located in Galibeedu road, Kalakeri Nidugane Village, Madkeri.

Neeleshwar Hermitage
Superior

Neeleshwar Hermitage Neeleshwar

Neeleshwar Hermitage is a luxury Chic Retreat in Kerala, South India.

Taj Krishna, Hyderabad
Deluxe

Taj Krishna, Hyderabad Hyderabad

Taj Krishna, Hyderabad is located at the Banjara Hills and takes minutes to

Hotel Heritage Inn
Deluxe

Hotel Heritage Inn Gulbarga

Hotel Heritage Inn is situated at the S B Temple Road and near by city bus

Hotel Pleasant Stay
Deluxe

Hotel Pleasant Stay Bijapur

Located in North Karnataka, Bijapur district is bordered by the rivers Bhima

Badami Court
Deluxe

Badami Court Badami

Badami Court Hotel is located in Station Road.

Mallingi Hotel
Deluxe

Mallingi Hotel Hospet

Hotel Malligi can be reached within minutes as soon as one steps into the city, conveniently located at the intersection of Hampi Road and Bellary Road.

Royal Orchid Central Shimoga
Deluxe

Royal Orchid Central Shimoga Shimoga

Royal Orchid Central Shimoga, is a vibrant Business cum Leisure hotel in the heart of Shimoga, a city popularly known as the rice bowl/bread basket of Karnataka.

The Gateway Hotel KM Road
Deluxe

The Gateway Hotel KM Road Chikmagalur

Located in the coffee district of Karnataka.

Vivanta by Taj - Madikeri
Deluxe

Vivanta by Taj - Madikeri Coorg

Situated in the mountains, this luxury hotel is close to Gaddige - Raja's Tomb, Madikeri Fort, and Raja's Seat.

Neeleshwar Hermitage
Deluxe

Neeleshwar Hermitage Neeleshwar

Neeleshwar Hermitage is a luxury Chic Retreat in Kerala, South India.

What's Included?

  • International Flights: Return economy class International flights from UK. Supplement may apply from regional airports.
  • Domestic Flights:Economy class domestic flights within India.
  • Assisted Transfers : All Airport and train transfers as specified by a chauffeur driven car inclusive of representative assistance. Where courtesy transfers are provided by the hotel representative assistance may not be available in some places.
  • Accommodation: Room with attached private facilities.
  • Meal Plan: Bed & Breakfast at all places.
  • Services of Local Agent & Tour Guide: Services of a local agent in all major cities and an English speaking guide during sightseeing as specified inclusive of entry fee to the monuments.
  • Taxes:All applicable taxes and service charges.

What's not Included?

  • Travel insurance: We recommend you take a comprehensive travel insurance to cover your holiday at the time of booking the tour.
  • Visa: UK citizens require entry visas for India.
  • Personal Expenses: Such as laundry, telephones calls, hard & soft drinks, meals other then specified, beverages and mineral water etc
  • Camera fee: Still and video camera fee at monuments and game parks.
  • Tips anywhere: To drivers, porters, bellboys, guides & waiters etc.
  • Free Days: Any car arrangements on free days / days at leisure.
  • Any items not mentioned in the itinerary and inclusions.

Additional Information

Prices above are per person in pounds sterling (£) based on twin sharing.

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