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Jewels of the Deccan – The Deccan Odyssey

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Jewels of the Deccan – The Deccan Odyssey

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Explore the exclusive tales and architectural wonders of India’s Deccan plateau in just 8 days! In this 8 days & 7 nights tour, you can traverse through the capital of Sultans of Deccan in Bijapur, the Chalukyan temples in Aihole & Pattadakal, to the mighty Vijayanagara kingdom in Hampi. Marvel at the rich heritage and spectacular structural design of Golconda in the city of Nizam’s – Hyderabad. Explore the historic Ajanta &Ellora caves- a magnificent place that is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site now. Overall, this is a perfect trip for those who have always wanted to discover the history behind the great Jewels of South India!

Key Tags: Jewels of the Deccan | Jewels of the Deccan Journey

Duration

8 Days / 7 Nights

Cities

Mumbai, Bijapur, Aihole, Pattadakal, Hampi, Hyderabad, Aurangabad, Jalgaon

1

DAY 01

Mumbai

Board the train at Mumbai Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus and begin your enchanting journey to Bijapur.
Overnight on board
2

DAY 02

Bijapur

Arrive at the historic capital of the Sultans of the Deccan, Bijapur. Explore the citadel, visiting its beautiful buildings and tombs.
Overnight on board
3

DAY 03

Aihole and Pattadakal

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.
Overnight on board
4

DAY 04

Hampi

Today the train reaches Hospet. Visit the iconic City of Victory, Hampi. Explore the sacred and royal centers, palaces and impressive temples.
Overnight on board
5

DAY 05

Hyderabad

This morning disembark in the royal city of the Nizams – Hyderabad. First head to Golconda Fort, built in the 13th century, then becoming the capital of the Qutb Shahi 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.
Overnight on board
6

DAY 06

Aurungabad

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.
Overnight on board
7

DAY 07

Jalgaon

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.
Overnight on board
8

DAY 08

Mumbai

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

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