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Explore the cultural heritage of Deccan India with Karnataka temple tour package.

Karnataka Temple Tour

Escorted Tour
Pattadakal Temples
Tour Duration: 13 Nights / 14 Days
Destinations Covered: Hyderabad - Bidar - Gulbarga - Bijapur - Badami - Aihole - Pattadakal - Hospet - Hampi - Goa - Mumbai

Day 01: Arrival at Hyderabad
Upon your arrival at Hyderabad's Rajiv Gandhi International Airport, our tour executive will welcome you and drop you at the hotel for check in Rest of the day will be at your leisure. You can either head out for quick excursions to explore the area near your hotel or relax inside. Dinner will be served at the hotel itself.

Day 02: Hyderabad
After a filling breakfast, you'll set out for a full day tour of the wondrous Hyderabad city. This 400 year old city is home to many historical Muslim monuments, religious places, majestic palaces, gorgeous lakes, knowledgeable museums, bustling bazaars, and beautiful parks. Major attractions include Charminar, Chowmahalla Palace, Asman Garh Palace, Falaknuma Palace, Mecca Masjid, Birla Mandir, Salar Jung Museum, and Birla Science Museum. Come back to the hotel in the evening. Dinner will be arranged at the hotel, before you call it a day.

Day 03: Hyderabad
Post breakfast, you'll be visiting the majestic Golconda Fort. Built in the early 17th century, it is one of the most splendid fortress complexes in India built atop a gigantic hill and is famous for once possessing the Kohinoor and hope diamonds, along with other diamonds. The other side of the day will see you visiting the Qutab Shahi Tombs, the mausoleums of the seven Sultans of Golconda, located near the perimeter wall of Golconda Fort. Head back to the hotel later in the evening where dinner will be served. Overnight stay will be at the hotel.

Day 04: Hyderabad - Bidar - Gulbarga
Start your day four of the tour with a journey to the city of Gulbarga. En-route, visit the city of Bidar, famous for Bidri handicrafts and the Bidar Fort (one of the biggest in India). Thereafter, continue your travel to Gulbarga and upon reaching, check in to the hotel. After dinner at the hotel, retire back to your deluxe room for overnight stay.

Day 05: Gulbarga - Bijapur
Set out for a half day tour of Gulbarga in the morning. Formerly a part of Nizam's Hyderabad state, the city boasts of an enriching history and is now famous for its religious excursions comprising of many temples, Hazrat Khwaja Bande Nawaz mausoleum, and Jama Masjid. The two cultures of Hinduism and Islam can be seen merged beautifully in the city. Travel to the city of Bijapur by road in the afternoon. Upon arrival, you'll be transferred to the hotel. Enjoy the refreshing dinner before dozing off.

Day 06: Bijapur
Full day will be at your disposal to explore the historical city of Bijapur. Post breakfast, head out for a full day excursion of the city, well known for its historical monuments of archeological importance that were built during the Adil Shahi Dynasty. Major attractions include Gol Gumbaz, Ibrahim Rauza, Malik-e-Maidan, Upli Buruj, Chand Bawdi, Asar Mahal, Gagan Mahal, Saath Kabar (60 graves), 85 feet tall statue of Lord Shiva, and many more. Later in the evening, head back to the hotel for dinner and overnight stay.

Day 07: Bijapur - Badami
Post breakfast, leave Bijapur and journey to the next destination - Badami. Also known as Vatapi, it was the capital of early Chalukyas between the 6th and 8th centuries. Today, it is famous for its possession of rock cut temples and other structural temples, including the cave temples. Upon arrival, check in at the hotel. Freshen up and pamper yourself on a traditional South Indian supper before you bid adieu to the day in your cozy room.

Day 08: Badami - Aihole - Pattadakal - Badami
Day eight will begin with a healthy breakfast, after which you'll proceed for a full day tour of Badami and nearby towns of Aihole and Pattadakal, which house elaborated and history infused temples. The temples of Pattadakal are already enlisted in the UNESCO's list of World Heritage Sites. Aihole, on the other hand, is celebrated for its collection of ancient temples. Indulge yourself in the history of these places and head back to the hotel in Badami for dinner and overnight stay.

Goa Beach
Day 09: Badami - Hospet
In the morning, you'll travel by road to the city of Hospet, surrounded by numerous palaces of historic and mythical importance. After arriving, you'll be transferred to the hotel for check in and overnight stay.

Day 10: Hospet - Hampi - Hospet
Post breakfast, you'll set forth for a full day tour of Hampi, a village located within the ruins of Vijayanagara, which once served as the capital of the Vijayanagara Empire. Spend the day in the ruins of Group of Monuments at Hampi, listed as UNESCO World Heritage Site. The temples, palaces and sculptures present here will astound with their beauty and charisma. Head back to the hotel in the evening. Have dinner and retire for the night.

Day 11: Hospet - Goa
The morning will begin with a road journey to the final destination of the tour - Goa. Known as the Beach Capital of India, Goa is home to some of the finest churches and cathedrals of India, nestled between the awe-inspiring scenery and Portuguese architecture. Upon reaching, you'll be transferred to the hotel. The two night stay will let you enjoy the fabulous Goan and Portuguese cuisines. Breakfast and dinner will be arranged at the hotel restaurant.

Bidar Fort
Day 12: Goa
The entire day will be at your leisure. You can spend it at the endless pristine beaches while soaking in the sun and indulging in some adrenalin pumping water sports like speed boat ride, banana boat ride, scuba diving, snorkeling, and the like. As an alternate, you can choose to stay back at the hotel for a relaxing massage at the spa. Enjoy the traditional delicacies served for dinner before you retreat back to the hotel room for night's sleep.

Day 13: Goa - Mumbai
The morning will be at your leisure; spend it as you like. At noon, drive down to Dabolim Airport to board the flight to Mumbai. Upon arrival, you'll be ushered to the hotel for a night's stay. Dinner will be served at the hotel. If time permits, you can go for some last minute shopping and quick excursions near your hotel.

Day 14: Mumbai Departure
You will be transferred in time to Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport to board the flight for your onward travel.

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