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Jewels of the Deccan

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Highlights

  • Visit the iconic symbols and UNESCO World heritage Sites in Aihole , Pattadakal and Hampi.
  • Experience the culinary delights of the Nizams of Hyderabad.
  • Stroll some souvenirs thro ugh the colorful and bustling bazaars of Hyderabad and pick up.
  • Explore the jewels of ancient Indian architecture, the wondrous cave temples of Ajanta and Ellora along the western seaboard, both World Heritage Sites.
Duration: 08 Days / 07 Night
Destinations: Mumbai - Bijapur – Aihole - Pattadakal - Hampi – Hyderabad – Ellora Caves – Ajanta Caves – Mumbai

Board the train at Mumbai Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus and begin your enchanting journey to Bijapur.

Day 2:

Arrive at the historic capital of the Sultans of the Deccan, Bijapur. Explore the citadel, visiting its beautiful buildings and tombs.

Day 3:

This morning visit the superlative Chalukyan temples of Aihole and Pattadakal and compare the differences in the sculpting work between the temples and the two locations built in successive time periods.

Day 4:

Today the train reaches Hospet. Visit the iconic City of Victory, Hampi. Explore the sacred and royal centers, palaces and impressive temples.

Day 5:

This morning disembark in the royal city of the Nizams – Hyderabad. First head to Golconda Fort, built in the 13 dynasty and a spot where huge diamonds like the Kohinoor and Hope were mined. In the evening, visit the famous Charminar, walk through bustling and colorful streets. Enjoy a special evening in the royal city.

Day 6:

Proceed to visit Ellora Caves, a World Heritage site. A unique artistic creation, with its sanctuaries devoted to Buddhism, Hinduism and Jainism, it illustrates the spirit of tolerance that was characteristic of ancient India.

Day 7:

Arrive at Jalgaon railway station and drive to Ajanta Caves, a World Heritage site. These magnificent caves have exquisite ancient murals and sculptures that depict the life of Buddha.

Arrive at Mumbai, where your journey comes to an end.

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