Untold Stories of India

A Journey To Southern India’s Stunning Architeculural Site & Historical Gems

Detailed Itinerary

Day 01- Arrive Hyderabad (International flight)

  • Meeting and assistance on arrival at Hyderabad International Airport.
  • After clearing customs, immigration formalities and baggage collection, you will meet our representative and would be transferred to your hotel.

Day 02:- Hyderabad

  • After breakfast proceed for half day city tour. The sightseeing tour will begin with visit to Salarjung Museum; The Salar Jung Museum is an art museum located at Dar-ul-Shifa, on the southern bank of the Musi River in the city of Hyderabad, Telangana, India. It is one of the three National Museums of India. Originally a private art collection of the Salar Jung family, it was endowed to the nation after the death of Salar Jung III. It was inaugurated on 16 December 1951.It has a collection of sculptures, paintings, carvings, textiles, manuscripts, ceramics, metallic artifacts, carpets, clocks, and furniture from Japan, China, Burma, Nepal, India, Persia, Egypt, Europe, and North America. It is one of the largest museums in the world.
  • The next stop would be Hyderabad’s most famous charming minarets – CharminarThe Charminaris a monument in Hyderabad, India. The structure was built in 1591 AD. It is the most famous building of Hyderabad and also one of the most famous buildings in India.It was built by Muhammad Quli Qutb Shahi to celebrate the end of a deadly plague. The Charminar lies near the bank of the river Musi. It is close to Laad Bazaar and Makkah Masjid.  Some people write Charminar was the first structure to be constructed in the newly built city of Hyderabad. Enjoy famous delicious Biryani lunch at local restaurant.
  • Later visit Golkonda, a ruined city of south-central India and capital of ancient Kingdom of Golkonda is situated 11 km west of Hyderabad.

Overnight stay at hotel.

Day 03- Hyderabad – Gulbarga (04 hours by road)

  • Enjoy the breakfast and you will be driven further to Gulbarga (approx.. 230 kms / 04 hours). On arrival proceed for check-in at your hotel.
  • Later enjoy the visit to The Gulbarga Fortis located in Gulbarga City in the Gulbarga district of North Karnataka. It was subsequently significantly enlarged in 1347 by Al-ud-din Hasan Bahmani of the Bahmani Dynasty after he cut off his ties with the Delhi Sultanate; Islamic monuments such as mosques, palaces, tombs, and other structures were also built later within the refurbished fort.
  • The Jama Masjid built later, within the fort, in 1367, is a unique structure built in Persian architectural style, fully enclosed, with elegant domes and arched columns, which is unlike any other mosque in India. The other sites Jumma Majisd, Khwaza Bande Nawaz Dargah and Shrine of Sharana Basaveshwara will also be visited during the sightseeing tour.

Day 04- Gulbarga – Bijapur (03 hours by road)

  • After breakfast, you will be driven to Bijapur (approx.. 170 kms / 03 hours). On arrival proceed for check-in at your hotel.
  • After quick wash and change proceed for sightseeing tour of Bijapur visiting the Gol Gumbaz, This gigantic mausoleum of Mohammed Adil Shah has to its credit the second largest dome in the world after that of St. Peter’s in Vatican City. It also has a whispering gallery where a message carries through 38 meters repeating 11 times. Continue your drive to visit Ibrahim Roza, quite at the other end of the stylistic spectrum from the Gol Gumbaz. This graceful monument is the tomb of Ibrahim Adil Shah and his family.

Day 05- Bijapur – Badami (02 ½ hours by road)

  • Enjoy the breakfast at your hotel.
  • Later you will be driven to Badami (approx.. 123 kms / 2 ½ hours). On arrival proceed for check-in at your hotel.
  • Later proceed for excursion to Aihole & Pattadakal. Our first stop will be Aihole (50 Kms / 01.30 hours). Famous as the “Cradle of Indian Architecture”, Aihole has over a hundred temples scattered around the village. Continue to visit This place is an art historians dream. It has a set of nine temples built almost in a single file, showing the architects’ desire for experimenting in various styles. Pattadakal represents the culmination of early Chalykyan art.
  • After sightseeing drive back to Badami (30 Kms / 45 min).

Day 06- Badami – Hospet (03 hours by road)

  • In the morning after breakfast enjoy the brief tour of Badami visiting Agasthya Lake temples, Cave Temples and Badami Museum.
  • The next stop of your trip would be Hospet where you stay for 02 nights. The drive from Badami to Hospet will be of approx.. 140 kms and can be covered in 3 hours.On arrival proceed for check-in at your hotel. The remainder of the day will be at leisure to relax or stroll in local area.

Day 07- Hospet – Hampi – Hospet

  • After early breakfast, you will proceed for a full day excursion to Hampi, a World heritage centre is the most beautiful and evocative of all the ruins in Karnataka. The erstwhile Capital of the Vijayanagar Kingdom, Hampi is full of delightful surprises. Like the King’s Balance where the King was weighed against grain, gold or money which was then distributed to the poor. The Queen’s Bath with its arched corridors, projecting balconies and lotus shaped fountains that once sprouted perfumed water. The two storeyed Lotus Mahal with recessed archways, the huge elephant stables, the splendid Vithala Temple with its musical pillars and the stone chariot. The Virupaksha Temple, still used for worship, Ugra Narasimha the 6.7 m tall monolith, the Pushkarini Tank, the Mahanavmi Dibba. The once-powerful Vijayanagar Empire was compared to the Roman Empire by a Portuguese traveler.
  • After sightseeing drive back to your hotel for an overnight stay.

Day 08- Hospet – Hassan (approx.. 260 KMs/6 hours by road)

  • Today you will leave for Hassan (approx. 260kms / 6 hours).
  • Hassan : Located in the state of Karnataka in India, Hassan is the headquarters of the district of Hassan. This city gets its name from the Hindu goddess Hassanamba. For a lover of history, monuments and temples this is the right place to be. Hoysala Empire ruled this city for a long time and their influence can be seen in the art and inscriptions on the different monuments. This is one place in India that’s covered in temples and monuments that are several centuries old and hence extremely popular among tourists, pilgrims, and history lovers.
  • En-route visit Sarvanbelagola. Sarvanbelagola, it is a holy place for Jain tourists. It is the largest monolithic idol of Lord Gomeethshwara in the world. It is a rare combination of beauty and serenity.
  • Later drive to Hassan. On arrival check in at hotel in Hassan.
  • Overnight stay at hotel

Day 09- Hassan

  • Breakfast at hotel
  • Post breakfast visit Halebeedu Temples, dedicated to Lord Shiva. The temples is outstanding example of Hindu architecture. The temple has nearly thousand figures on temple walls depicting the story of Mahabharat and Ramayan.

    • Later visit The Chenekesva Temple, Belur another fine example of beautiful architecture.
    • Rest of the day will be at leisure.
    • Overnight stay at hotel.

Day 10- Hassan -Coorg (approx.. 100 KMs/2 hours by road)

  • Breakfast at hotel
  • Post breakfast drive to Coorg. On arrival check in at hotel. Coorg has fantatstic area for trekking and bird watching. The climate is cool here.
  • Evening will be at leisure to relax.
  • Overnight stay at hotel.

Day 11- Coorg - Mysore (approx.. 130 KMs/2.5 hours by road)

  • Post breakfast visit coffee plantation. Later drive to Mysore en-route Srirangapatnam. It was the historical capital of Hyder Ali and his son Tipu Sultan who fought several battle against British rule.Continue drive to Mysore. The city has glorious rich historical past. The city is also rich in tradition having traditional local market showcasing beautiful incense stalls, Mysore silk, and local market for fruit, vegetable and flower.
  • On arrival check in at hotel. Evening visit local market.
  • Overnight stay at hotel

Day 12- Mysore

  • Breakfast at hotel
  • Post breakfast visit Sri Chamundieshwari Temple which offers spectacular view of the city.
  • Afternoon visit Mysore Palace: one of India’s grandest Palace belongs to Wodeyar Maharajas. The interior is amazingly lavish with stained glass, mirrors and gaudy colors. Further Palace showcases carved wooden doors and royal family member’s beautiful paintings which for a moment alive the atmosphere for the visitors.
  • Evening will be at leisure to relax.
  • Overnight stay at hotel

Day 13- Mysore – Bengaluru (approx.. 140 Kms/04 hours)

  • Breakfast at hotel
  • Post breakfast drive to Bengaluru. On arrival at Bengaluru enjoy an orientation tour of Bengaluru city. Later enjoy dinner at airport hotel with 01 or 02 wash and change room.
  • Post dinner assisted transfer to airport to board the flight for onward destination.

End of the tour