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8 DAYS TREASURES OF INDIA’S DECCAN PLATEAU

Aurangabad, Hyderabad & Hampi

History & Culture, Off the Beaten

Highlights

  • Visit 4 UNESCO World Heritage Sites in 1 trip
  • Discover the magnificent Hampi ruins of the Vijayanagara Empire, once the world’s second largest medieval city after Beijing
  • Stay in one of India’s best palaces at Taj Falaknuma Palace
  • Carefully planned flight routing to take in the very best of the region while minimizing long drives typical of Deccan Plateau trips

Spanning over eight Indian states, the vast Deccan Plateau is home to some of the country’s best historical gems.

Start in Aurangabad where you can marvel at the great Maharashtra cave temples with sculptures and frescoes carved into the hills and known to hold over 2,000 years of history. Then, we head to the Hyderabad metropolis with its Indo-Muslim tombs, mosques and forts.

Our journey concludes at Karnataka’s biggest highlight, the Hampi ruins amongst picturesque sun-killed boulders, which harkens into the heyday of Vijayanagar, one of the greatest Hindu kingdoms in history.

From

SGD 3,380 Per Person

8 Days 7 Nights

DETAILED ITINERARY

Day 01 Arrival in Aurangabad

Arrival in Aurangabad
Aurangabad
Nil

Arriving into Aurangabad’s Chhatrapati Sambhaji Maharaj Airport via Delhi or Mumbai, we will transfer to your hotel to check in and rest for the night.

Day 02 Aurangabad

Aurangabad
Aurangabad
Breakfast included

We dedicate the entire day to explore the UNESCO-listed Ajanta Caves (closed Mon). Lying approximately 2 hours from Aurangabad within the Sahyadri Hills, the 29 caves are curved on a mountain side as secluded retreats for Buddhist monks. Admire the impressive paintings and sculptures across the cave walls depeting stories from the Jatakas and the several incarnations of the Buddha.

Day 03 Aurangabad / Hyderabad

Aurangabad / Hyderabad
Hyderabad
Breakfast included

This morning, we make a quick photo stop at Daulatabad Fort before heading to another UNESCO site, the Ellora Caves (closed Tue) which comprises of 34 caves carved into a basaltic hillside with intricately adorned facades and interiors representing the three faiths of Hinduism, Buddhism and Jainism. If time permits in the afternoon, we can visit Bibi Ka Maqbara mausoleum, also dubbed as the “Mini Taj Mahal” before boarding your flight to Hyderabad.

Day 04 Hyderabad

Hyderabad
Hyderabad
Breakfast & Lunch included

A former seat of the outrageously wealthy Nizams, Hyderabad is a lively metropolis with grandiose Islamic monuments. Start at the iconic Charminar at the heart of the city before strolling Lad Bazaar adorned with bangles, spices and fragrant oils. Visit Mecca Masjid (the city’s oldest mosque) and Chowmohalla Palace (the seat of the Asaf Jahi dynasty).

After a Hyderabadi Biryani feast at a famous local restaurant, we head off-the-beaten to the impressive Golconda Fort built on a 120-metre high granite hill. We can also arrange unique dinner overlooking the city at Gol Bungalow, once a royal reception for King George V and Queen Mary. [Optional: An evening heritage tour of Taj Falaknuma Palace with the resident historian is included if you choose to stay in the palace.

Day 05 Hyderabad / Hampi

Hyderabad / Hampi
Hampi
Breakfast & Dinner included

After breakfast, we drive to the airport for your flight to Jindal Vijaynagar Airport. Upon arrival, we transfer to your hotel in Hampi where you will freshen up before your dinner at the hotel with a brief introductory lecture by a local historian on Hampi and the Vijaynagar Kingdoms.

Day 06 Hampi

Hampi
Hampi
Breakfast & Dinner included

A UNESCO open-air museum rich in history, architecture and religious heritage set amongst stunning boulders spanning over 25sqm, we devote the day to explore Hampi. Start from the royal section at Lotus Mahal (Zenana or ladies enclosure), the impressive elephant stables, the granaries, Ramachandra Temple and Mahanavmi Platform. Continue to Virupaksha Temple’ 50m high tower, Hemakunta Hill’s Jain temple ruins and Vittala Temple complex’s pillared halls, stone chariot and shrines.

 

Day 07 Hampi

Hampi
Hampi
Breakfast, Picnic Lunch & Dinner included

Today is a long day excursion of 3 hours’ driving each way as we make a day trip to ancient sites as old as two milleniums including Aihole, Pattadakal (UNESCO) and Badami. These temples are of huge importance and considered to be the cradle of Indian temple architectures.

Day 08 Departure from Hampi

Departure from Hampi
Nil
Breakfast included

After breakfast, we drive to Jindal Vijaynagar Airport for your flight home via Hyderabad or Bangalore. Alternatively, we can also arrange extension to Goa.

Hotels & Tour Price

Category 1

Indicative Cost Per Person (SGD) / Low Season (May-Sep) • High Season (Oct-Apr)

Minimum 2 Pax
Low Season: S$3,680
High Season: S$3,980
Minimum 4 Pax
Low Season: S$3,380
High Season: S$3,680
Single Supplement
Low Season: S$750
High Season: S$1000

Vivanta Aurangabad, MaharashtraITC Kohenur Hyderabad Hotel Heritage Resort Hampi 

Aurangabad

Aurangabad

Vivanta Aurangabad, Maharashtra (Superior Charm Room, Garden View)

A palace-styled hotel set amongst five acres of landscaped gardens, it is presently the best available accommodation in the area enabling easy access to the UNESCO-listed Ajanta and Ellora caves.
(Refurbished: 2009; Rooms: 124)

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Hyderabad

Hyderabad

ITC Kohenur, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Hyderabad (Executive Club Room)

Set on the HITEC City with a view of the Durgam Lake, this luxury hotel comes at excellent value and provides a tranquil respite after a day of exploration.
(Opened: 2018; Rooms: 271)

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Hampi

Hampi

Hotel Heritage Resort Hampi (Pool Villa)

Bask in contemporary interpretation of the impeccable Vijayanagar architecture, this 4-star hotel is surrounded by intoxicating fragrances of custard apples, fresh fruits, vegetables and herbs grown at the resort’s in-house organic farm.
(Rooms: 40)

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Category 2

Indicative Cost Per Person (SGD) / Low Season (May-Sep) • High Season (Oct-Apr)

Minimum 2 Pax
Low Season: S$4,980
High Season: S$5,980
Minimum 4 Pax
Low Season: S$4,680
High Season: S$5,680
Single Supplement
Low Season: S$1,950
High Season: S$2,850

Vivanta Aurangabad, MaharashtraTaj Falaknuma Palace, HyderabadEvolve Back Kamalapura Palace Hampi 

Aurangabad

Aurangabad

Vivanta Aurangabad, Maharashtra (Deluxe Allure Suite, Garden View)

A palace-styled hotel set amongst five acres of landscaped gardens, it is presently the best available accommodation in the area enabling easy access to the UNESCO-listed Ajanta and Ellora caves.
(Refurbished: 2009; Rooms: 124)

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Hyderabad

Hyderabad

Taj Falaknuma Palace, Hyderabad (Palace Room, Garden View)

Impressively situated 2,000 feet above the metropolis, enjoy royal treatment from the palace butlers in this luxurious former palace of the outrageously rich Nizam.
(Refurbished: 2011; Rooms: 60)

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Hampi

Hampi

Evolve Back Kamalapura Palace, Hampi (Nivasa Deluxe Suite)

Located a mere 4km from the Hampi ruins, feel the charm of its fort entrances, stone-paved boulevards and regal archways mirroring the luxurious heritage of the bygone palaces of the Vijayanagar Kingdoms.
(Opened: 2016; Rooms: 10)

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COST INCLUDES:

  • Accommodation on twin sharing basis
  • Meals as stated
  • All transportation & transfer on an air-conditioned vehicle
  • Local English-speaking expert guide
  • All entrance fees in sights stated
  • One-way domestic flight in Economy Class for Aurangabad-Hyderabad-Vijaynagar as stated

COST EXCLUDES:

  • International Airfare
  • Beverages where meals are included
  • Gratuities
  • Personal expenses e.g. telephone bill & laundry
  • Visa
  • Travel insurance

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