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Architectural Wonder in Stone Visit the Temple Complexes Built by Deccan & Dravin Empires



15 Nights / 16 Days

Tour Type

Daily Tour

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Architectural Wonder in Stone Visit the Temple Complexes Built by Deccan & Dravin Empires private tour will begin in Hyderabad an imperial city and home to historic Golconda Fort & Salarjung Museum. Then proceed to Bidar, Gulbarga and Bijapur ruled by Muslim’s dynasties having many landmarks left to admire their art. Further drive to Badami & Hampi to visit centuries old UNESCO World Heritage Monuments expanded in complexes. Thereafter fly to Chennai gateway city for visiting Dravin Temples few active, few non active, small to largest temple complexes. At the end unwind yourself at hippies loved Kovalam beach.


  • This is a private tour/activity only for your group.
  • Enhanced cleaning/ traveler safety.
  • In-depth cultural experience.
  • Flexible sightseeing & stopover.
  • Most travelers can participate.

Bulk discount (by percent)

Bulk diccount adult
# Discount group From adult To adult Value
1 Discount on 2-person group 2 2 46.5%
2 Discount on 3-person group 3 3 45.9%
3 Discount on 4-person group 4 4 54.0%
4 Discount on 5-person group 5 5 54.7%
7 Discount on 6-person group 6 6 59.1%
8 Discount on 7-person group 7 7 58.8%
9 Discount on 8-person group 8 8 63.1%


Day 1: Arrive Hyderabad
Arrival transfer to hotel (check in/out time 12pm). Rest time for personal activities. O/n at hotel.
Day 2: Hyderabad
Breakfast at hotel. Explore 400 year-old metropolitan city teeming with bustling-bazaars & Muslim monuments. Visit Golconda Fort Complex, Qutubshahi Tombs, Charminar, Mecca Mosque, Salarjung Museum & Chowmohalla Palace. O/n at hotel.
Day 3: Hyderabad - Gulbarga (260kms)
Breakfast at hotel. Drive to Gulbarga via visiting Bidar Fort, Mahmud Gawan Madarsa & Bahmani Tombs. Arrive Gulbarga check in at hotel. O/n at hotel.
Day 4: Gulbarga - Bijapur (170kms)
Breakfast at hotel. Visit Gulburga fort & Jama Masjid. Drive to Bijapur, check in at hotel. O/n at hotel.
Day 5: Bijapur - Badami (120kms)
Breakfast at hotel. Visit Bijapur Fort including Asar Mahal, Bara Kaman, Gol Gumbaz, Jama Masjid, Malik-e-Maidan Canon, Mehtar Mahal & The Ibrahims Rouza. Drive to Badami check in at hotel. O/n at hotel.
Day 6: Badami
Breakfast at hotel. Excursion to visit Aihole home to over 125 Chalukyan temples & Pattadakal a treasure trove of Hindu & Jain temples. Also visit Badami Fort, cave & Lake. O/n at hotel.
Day 7: Badami - Hampi (180kms)
Breakfast at hotel. Drive to Hampi via visiting few active & ruined temples in Gadag & Lakkundi. Arrive Hampi check in at hotel. O/n at hotel.
Day 8: Hampi
Breakfast at hotel. City tour of Hampi an UNESCO world Heritage sites dotted with numerous ruined temple complexes from the Vijayanagara Empire on the bank of the River Tungabhadra. Visit Hazara Rama Temple, Kings Balance, Mahanavami Dibba, Royal enclosures, Statue of Ugra Narasimha Temple, Virupaksha Temple, Vithala And Lotus Mahal, Vithala Temple Complex and ASI Museum. O/n at hotel.
Day 9: Hampi - Hubli (170kms)/ Chennai (flight)
Breakfast at hotel. Transfer to Hubli airport to board flight for Chennai. On arrival transfer hotel check in at hotel. Visit Fort St. George, St Mary Church inside the fortress, Kapaleeshwarar Temple, Vadapalani Murugan Temple, Government Museum, Dakshinachitra Museum, Santhome Cathedral & Marina Beach. O/n at hotel.
Day 10: Chennai - Mahabalipuram (120kms)
Breakfast at hotel. Drive to Mahabalipuram via visiting Kanchipuram an ancient city famous as city of thousands temple. On arrival check in at hotel. Later visit UNESCO WHS monuments Monolithic Temples, Krishnas Butterball, Cave Temples, Shore Temple & The Arjuna Penance. O/n at hotel.
Day 11: Mahabalipuram - Pondicherry (120kms)
Breakfast at hotel. Drive to Pondicherry check in at hotel. Visit Aurovil & Pondicherry Museum. Drive pass or walk through stunning French Quarters, charming mustard streets and colonial villas which include French consulate, Raj Nivas, Government Square, Churches & French schools. O/n at hotel.
Day 12: Pondicherry - Thanjavur (180kms)
Breakfast at hotel. Drive to Thanjavur via visiting Chidambaram Nataraja Temple and The Great Living Chola Temples at Gangaikonda Cholapuram & Darasuram. On arrival check in at hotel. O/n at hotel.
Day 13: Thanjavur - Chettinadu (140kms)
Breakfast at hotel. Visit Brihadeshwara Temple & Palace Complex built by great Chola king in the 10th century. Drive to Chettinad via visiting Trichy Ranganathaswamy Temple & Rock Fort Temple. On arrival check in at hotel. O/n at hotel.
Day 14: Chettinadu - Madurai (90kms)
Breakfast at hotel. Visit few 19th-century mansions embellished with marble & teak. Drive to Madurai check in at hotel. O/n at hotel.
Day 15: Madurai - Rameshwaram (170kms)
Breakfast at hotel. Visit Meenakshi Temple, Thirumalai Nayakar Palace, Alagar Koil, Tiruparankundram Murugan Temple & Palamuthirsolai Murugan Temple. Drive to Rameshwaram check in at hotel. O/n at hotel.
Day 16: Rameshwaram - Kanyakumari (320kms)
Breakfast at hotel. Visit Ramanathaswamy Jyotirlinga Temple & Adams Bridge. Drive Kanyakumari check in at hotel. O/n at hotel.
Day 17: Kanyakumari - Kovalam (80kms)
Breakfast at hotel. Visit Kanyakumari Temple, Padmanabhapuram Palace, Vivekananda Rock Memorial & Vattakottai Fort. Drive to Kovalam check in at hotel. O/n at hotel.
Day 18: Kovalam
Breakfast at hotel. Visit Padmanabhaswamy Temple, Attukal Temple, Napier Museum, Kuthira Malika & Sri Chitra Art Gallery. Drive through popular beaches. O/n at hotel.
Day 19: Kovalam
Breakfast at hotel. Day free and easy for personal activities & relax on the beach. O/n at hotel.
Day 20: Kovalam - Departure
Breakfast at hotel. As per flight schedule departure transfer to Trivandrum airport to board flight for onward destination.


  • Assistance on arrival at airport.
  • 19 Nights' accommodation in 4-star hotels.
  • Daily breakfast and meal as per day plan.
  • Private air-conditioned deluxe car for airport transfer, sightseeing and excursion as per program.
  • English speaking tour guide on sightseeing days (local guide in each city), as per program.
  • Monument entrances and activities charges mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Bottled drinking water in car.
  • Government taxes.
  • Hubli - Chennai & Madurai - Hyderabad flight fare approx INR 9,500 per person in economy class.
  • Camera charges at monuments.
  • Expenses of personal nature like liquor, laundry, tips, telephone, fax, internet etc.
  • Gratuities & optional activities.
  • Anything not mentioned in inclusions.

Tour's Location


What is the standard of the hotels on this tour?
4 Star below mentioned hotels or similar
Hyderabad - Lemon Tree Hotel/ Fortune Park Vallabha
Gulbarga - Hotel Heritage Inn
Bijapur - Sun Hotel/ Hotel Mayura Adilshahi
Badami - Krishna Heritage
Hampi - Heritage Resort / Royal Orchid Central Keerti
Chennai - The Raintree/ Accord Metropolitan
Mahabalipuram - Ideal Beach Resort/ Confluence The Banquet & Resort
Pondicherry - Le Pondy/ The Windflower Resort & Spa
Thnjore - Sangam Hotels/ Ideal River View Resort
Chettinad - Chidambara Vilas/ Chettinadu Mansion
Madurai - GRT Regency/ Fortune Pandiyan Hotel
Rameshwaram - Daiwik Hotel
Kanyakumari - Sea Shore/ Hotel Seaface
Kovalam - Esturay Island Resort/Uday Samudra Leisure Beach Hotel
Can travelers upgrade the accommodation to 5-star hotels?
Yes, travelers can upgrade the accommodation to 5-star hotels by paying the supplement. Please send inquiry for same from the booking page to get the price quote.


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