Hampi, a World Heritage Monument
Deccan Nostalgia
Hampi, Karnataka, India

Deccan Nostalgia

(14 days)

Hyderabad, Bijapur, Badami, Hampi, Hassan, Belur, Hassan, Mysore, Bangalore

A rather unconventional tourist trail, this itinerary takes you through the states of Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh. These regions offer an ideal mix of diverse culture, heritage and history. Explore regions of historical significant such as Mysore and Hampi and get a chance to look at some exquisite Islamic architecture in Gulbarga, Bidar and Bijapur. Tourists choosing to explore this part of the country will be pleased with its rather undiscovered tourist treasures that can as of now be explored in peace.

This tour is recommended for

Culture & Heritage
Off the Beaten Track

At a Glance

Hyderabad (2 nights), Bijapur (2 nights), Badami (2 nights), Hampi (3 nights), Belur and Halebid (2 nights), Mysore (2 nights), Bangalore (1 night)

Tour Highlights

  • Start your journey with memorable two nights in the opulent Taj Falaknuma Palace
  • Explore the minarets, domes and psychedelic markets of Hyderabad
  • Go off the beaten track to explore cultural sites in and around Andhra Pradesh and Karantaka
  • Explore the Ruins of Hampi that offer great photo ops for photography enthusiasts
  • Go see the gorgeous temple sites of Halebid and Belur that go back 900 years
  • Visit India’s most exquisite palaces in Mysore

Detailed Itinerary

Hyderabad (2 nights)

Days  ( 1 - 3 )



The capital city of the newly formed stat of Telangana in South India, Hyderabad is a thriving city best known for its thriving IT scene. Historically speaking, this city offers some charming amalgamations of Islamic culture as well as South India Hindu Culture.


Guided tour of Hyderabad include the Mecca Masjid Mosque built by Sultan Abdulla Qutb Shah, Char Minar which dates from the early 17th Century, Lad Bazaar and Salar Jung Museum. Also visit Golconda Fort - one of the most impressive citadels in India, nearly 700 years old and site of the diamond vault which once held the Koh-i-noor and Hope diamonds.


Bijapur (2 nights)

Days  ( 3 - 5 )



Located almost midway from Mumbai and Bangalore, Bijapur City is best known for its historical monuments and exquisite architecture that dates back to the time of the Adil Shahi dynasty.


Guided tour of Bijapur which has the second largest tomb in the world.


Badami (2 nights)

Days  ( 5 - 7 )



Most famous for its cave temples and architecture, Badami is a small town in the state of Karnataka that along with Pattadakal and Aihole come together to offer a whopping 150 gorgeous temples, each one more spectacular than the other.


Badami also known as Vatapi, is rich with Hindu and Jain temples carved out of sandstone hills. An excursion to visit the elaborate temples at Aihole and Pattadakal.


Hampi (3 nights)

Days  ( 6 - 9 )



Considered to be one of the most famed tourist destinations in the state of Karnataka, Hampi was once the seat of the Vijayanagara Empire, the largest one in post-mogul India. The empire covered several states and left behind a legacy through gorgeous temples and structures.


Over the next two days visit the exceptional ruins of the Vijayanagar Empire at Hampi - one of the largest Hindu empires ever to have existed in Indian history. Evidence of the city's greatness is still very noticeable - the Vittala Temple, the stone chariot, Lotus Mahal and Queen's Bath remains intact along with a plethora of other buildings, ruins and paved causeways.


Belur and Halebid (2 nights)

Days  ( 9 - 11 )

Belur and Halebid

Belur and Halebid

Located right in the heart of the Hoysala Empire, the remote sites of Halebid and Belur come with a 900 year old legacy of Hindu art and sculptures. With gorgeous temple facades and intricate carvings that adorn the pillars and walls of this temple, visiting these sites is an excellent way to delve deep into the stories from the Ramayana and the Mahabharata.


Visit one of the most important Jain pilgrimage centre Shravanbelagola. The world's tallest monolithic statue 27m. high monolith of Lord Bahubali is situated here. Also, explore Helebid and Belur temples.


Mysore (2 nights)

Days  ( 11 - 13 )



Mysore or Mysuru was the capital of the Kingdom of Mysore since 1399 up to the year 1947. The city boasts of tropical savanna climate and extends over a land mass of 128.42 square kilometers. It is commonly known as the ‘Cultural capital of South Karnataka’ and is renowned for the Mysore style of painting. The Folk Lore Museum, Sand Sculpture Museum and the Regional Museum of Natural History attract a spate of visitors who enjoy exploring the exhibits that represent the city’s rich culture.


Visit the City Palace, one of the largest in India, built by Henry Irwin in 1897 and Chamundi Hill to view the Chamundeswari Temple and the famous Nandi Bull. Also drive out of the city to Somnathpur to see the exquisite Keshava Vishnu temple constructed by the Hoysalas in 1268 and the ruins of Tipu Sultan's capital at Srirangapatnam.


Bangalore (1 night)

Days  ( 13 - 14 )



Also known as Bengaluru, this is considered to be the third largest city in India. Also known as one of the most livable city in India, Bangalore offers a clean and green environment without losing out on the perks of city life.


Visit the Garden city - Bangalore.

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