Hyderabad to Bijapur & Badami (4 Days)

This tour will begin with pickup from your Hyderabad hotel and include 3 night accommodation. You will visit Gulburga fort & the major attraction of Bijapur like Gol Gumbaz, Ibrahim-Rauza, & Jama Masjid. Thenafter you will proceed to visit Badami the regal capital of the Chalukyas from AD 540 to 757, famous for its rock cut structural temples. Transport by AC vehicle, entrances to monuments and English speaking guide service during sightseeing are well included.

per adult from

$819

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Duration

4 days

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  • What's included :
    • 3x Breakfast
    • Accommodation included: 3 nights
    • 3-Nights accommodation in below mentioned hotels or similar.
    • Entrance fee to monuments and activities charges mentioned in the itinerary
    • Service of local government licensed tour guide on sightseeing days in every city.
    • Private air-conditioned English speaking chauffeur driven vehicle from arrival till departure.
    • Applicable GST (government service taxes).
    • Bottled drinking water in car
    • Entry/Admission - Gulbarga Fort
    • Entry/Admission - Bara Kaman
    • Entry/Admission - Badami Cave Temples
    • Entry/Admission - Badami Fort
    • Entry/Admission - Ravana Phadi Cave Temples
    What's excluded :
    • Gratuities (optional)
    • Camera charges at any monument to be paid by guest directly
    • Any insurance
    • Meals other than mentioned in inclusions.
    • Expenses of personal nature like liquor, laundry, tips, telephone, fax, internet etc.
    • Anything not mentioned in inclusions.

  • Day 1: Hyderabad – Gulbarga - Bijapur (385kms/ 7hrs approx)

    Pass By: Hyderabad, Hyderabad, Hyderabad District, Telangana
    Pick up from your hotel in Hyderabad and drive to Bijapur. En-route stop at Gulbarga to visit -

    Stop At: Gulbarga Fort, Gulbarga India
    The Gulburga fort - a leftover of the Brahmani era, which has stood with the time and is famous for its incredible architecture. It was originally built by Raja Gulchand. Later, 15 towers were added by Allah-ud-din Bahmani in the existing structure of the fort. The fort was built with well planning the canal was made around the fort so that it becomes difficult to the enemy. The fort contained 15 towers and 26 guns of which one was 8 metres long.
    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Gulbarga, Gulbarga, Kalaburagi District, Karnataka
    Jama Masjid - a Mosque located in Gulbarga City, it is regarded as one of the most architectural mosques in its form and structure in South Asia. The arches design of Jama Masjid Gulbarga reflects in the interiors of Spanish Mosque of Hyderabad. These are only two mosques in India which have the similarity in interiors of the Great Cathedral–Mosque of Córdoba in Spain.
    Continue drive to Bijapur check in at hotel.
    Duration: 30 minutes

    No meals included on this day.
    Accommodation included: Overnight at hotel.

    Day 2: Bijapur - Badami (120kms/ 2hrs approx);Breakfast at hotel city tour of Bijapur visit -

    Stop At: Bijapur, Bijapur, Bijapur District, Chhattisgarh
    The Bijapur Fort - located in the Bijapur city Bijapur fort has a plethora of historical monuments of architectural importance built during the rule of Adil Shahi dynasty. The Adil Shahi Sultans who ruled for nearly 200 years in Bijapur had expended their utmost authority, almost exclusively, on architecture and the allied arts, each Sultan endeavored to excel his predecessor in the number, size, or splendor of his building projects. As a result, the buildings seen in and around Bijapur Fort and the town have been rightly called as the Agra of South India.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Bijapur, Bijapur, Bijapur District, Chhattisgarh
    Asar Mahal, built by Muhammed Adil Shah in late 1640s, used to serve as a Hall of Justice. It is also known as Mithari and Asar Mahal and stands with the support of four pillars. Moreover, hair from the beard of Prophet Muhammad was also used at this place. Owing to this, it is a place of worship for Muslim devotees.
    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Bara Kaman, Station Road, Vijayapura India
    Bara Kaman is the unfinished mausoleum of Ali Adil Shah II in Bijapur, Karnataka in India. Ali Adil Shah of the Adil Shahi dynasty wanted to build a mausoleum of unmatched architectural quality. It was planned that twelve arches would be placed vertically as well as horizontally surrounding the tomb of Ali Adil Shah. However for unknown reasons the work on the structure was left incomplete: only two arches were raised vertically.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Bijapur, Bijapur, Bijapur District, Chhattisgarh
    Gol Gumbad situated in Bijapur district of Karnataka is the second largest dome in the world. The Gol Gumbad is second in size only to St. Peter's Basilica, Rome. The Gol Gumbad is 124 feet in diameter. The architecture of Gol Gumbad is unique in the sense that the four minarets themselves are the staircases, leading to the top dome.
    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Bijapur, Bijapur, Bijapur District, Chhattisgarh
    Jama Masjid - The graceful twin minarets of Tipu's Jumma Masjid (1787) are decorated with an elegant arrangement of numerous pigeonholes, and terminate in bulbous domes above balconies. In modern times, processions assemble here before making their way across the island to Gumbaz and the ceremonies associated with the Tipu Urs (marking the anniversary of Tipu's death). Prayers are offered, both at the mosque and at the mausoleum.
    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Bijapur, Bijapur, Bijapur District, Chhattisgarh
    Malik - e- Maidan - regarded as the biggest cannon ever made in the history of world, Malik-e-Maidan, which translates to ‘The Ruler of the Plains’. Located in Gol Gumbaz, the largest masonry dome in the whole of India, the history related to the cannon is more than enough to tempt the travelers to pay a visit to this place.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Bijapur, Bijapur, Bijapur District, Chhattisgarh
    The Ibrahim Rauza was built by Ibrahim Adil Shah in the 15th century. It consists of mosque and tomb enclosed together in the square compound. Mosque and Tomb are separated from each other by tank and fountain. The mosque has finely crafted arches in its rectangular prayer hall and it’s shaded by chhaja and slender minarets at each corner. The bulbous dome with beautiful rows of petals at its base is enclosed in a square structure giving a majestic look to the mosque. Gol Gumbad situated in Bijapur district of Karnataka is the second largest dome in the world. The Gol Gumbad is second in size only to St. Peter's Basilica, Rome. The Gol Gumbad is 124 feet in diameter. The architecture of Gol Gumbad is unique in the sense that the four minarets themselves are the staircases, leading to the top dome.
    Late afternoon drive to Badami check in at hotel.
    Duration: 30 minutes

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    Accommodation included: Overnight at hotel.

    Day 3: Badami;Breakfast at hotel city tour of Badami visit -

    Stop At: Badami Cave Temples, Badami India
    Badami Caves - The Badami cave temples are a complex of temples located at Badami, a town in the Bagalkot District in the north part of Karnataka, India. They are considered an example of Indian rock-cut architecture, especially Badami Chalukya Architecture. Badami, the capital of the Early Chalukyas, who ruled much of Karnataka in the 6th to 8th centuries, lies at the mouth of a ravine with rocky hills on either side and a town tank in which water from the ravine flows. The town is known for its ancient cave temples carved out of the sandstone hills above.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Badami Fort, Badami India
    Badami Fort - Located in the Bagalkot district of North Karnataka, Badami is known for its beauty and rich history. Ruled by Chalukya’s in ancient times, Badami is a must visit tourist site in state of Karnataka. In Badami, Badami Fort is the most well-known archaeological site soaked in the history of the Chalukyas and the Pallavas.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Badami, Badami, Bagalkot District, Karnataka
    Open Air Museum - To get a sense of the splendour of all three towns, visit a ‘natural’ National Museum in Badami! This is an area in where the artisans tried out their art — rock-cut steps, caves and incomplete idols tried out as a first draft are cordoned off here.
    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Pattadakal, Pattadakal, Bagalkot District, Karnataka
    Pattadakal Temple Complex - a complex of 7th and 8th century CE Hindu and Jain temples. Located on the west bank of the Malaprabha River, this UNESCO World Heritage site is historically significant centres of Chalukya monuments. UNESCO has described Pattadakal as "a harmonious blend of architectural forms from northern and southern India" and an illustration of "eclectic art" at its height. The Hindu temples are generally dedicated to Shiva, but elements of Vaishnavism and Shaktism theology and legends are also featured. The friezes in the Hindu temples display various Vedic and Puranic concepts, depict stories from the Ramayana, the Mahabharata, the Bhagavata Purana, as well as elements of other Hindu texts, such as the Panchatantra and the Kiratarjuniya. The Jain temple is only dedicated to a single Jina. The most sophisticated temples, with complex friezes and a fusion of Northern and Southern styles, are found in the Papanatha and Virupaksha temples. The Virupaksha temple is an active house of Hindu worship.
    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Badami, Badami, Bagalkot District, Karnataka
    Durga Temple Aihole - an example of southern (Dravidian) architectural type, with a later northern type superstructure imposed upon it-an incongruity apparent from the fact that the superstructure is a square structure clumsily fitted over an apsidal cella. The temple stands on a high moulded upapitha (sub-base), apsidal on plan and carrying a peripheral row of columns on its edge that surround the moulded adhishthana and walls of an apsidal vimana and its front mandapa.
    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Badami, Badami, Bagalkot District, Karnataka
    Huchamalli Temple Aihole - The Huchimalli Gudi is home to shrines of Lord Shiva, Vishnu and Brahma. It was built in the 7th century AD and is considered one of the earliest groups of temples in Aihole. The sanctum is inclusive of a pradakshinapatha and a Northern style rekhanagara tower; and contains lattices on the external walls. Another small temple that dates back to the 11th century AD is situated to the north of this temple. At this temple, the entrance hall in front of the sanctum was introduced for the first time.
    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Badami, Badami, Bagalkot District, Karnataka
    Meguti Jain Temple Aihole - The Meguti Temple has the distinction of being the only temple in Aihole which can clearly be traced back to 634 AD. Perched above a small hill, this temple, though incomplete, represents the early development of the Dravidian style of architecture. Built without mortar, the Meguti Jain Temple placed is on a raised platform with a flight of steps leading to the large, pillared mukhamandapa.
    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Ravana Phadi Cave Temples, Aihole, Karnataka 587124, India
    Ravanapadhi Cave temple Aihole - The 6th century cave temple is dedicated to Shiva. A broken column lines up with the cave entrance, which opens to the southwest. The cave is dramatically recessed on a deep ledge, with free-standing shrines on either side.
    Rest time free and easy to relax in your hotel.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    Accommodation included: Overnight at hotel.

    Day 4: Badami – Hyderabad (380kms/ 7hrs approx)

    Pass By: Hyderabad, Hyderabad, Hyderabad District, Telangana
    Breakfast at hotel drive to Hyderabad and drop off to your hotel or airport.

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    No accommodation included on this day.
  • Departure Point :
    Traveler pickup is offeredAirports
    • Rajiv Gandhi International Airport, Hyderabad India
    Departure Time :
    Suppliers and travelers coordinate start times within the given time periods. Price using 4 star hotels 10/1/2020 - 9/30/2021
    Monday - Sunday:06:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    Price using 3 star hotels 4/1/2020 - 9/30/2021
    Monday - Sunday:06:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    Return Detail :
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    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 3 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Stroller accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
    • Face masks provided for travelers
    • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
    • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
    • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
    • Regular temperature checks for staff
    • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • If you cancel at least 7 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
    If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.
    If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.

Language

English

Age Req.

-

Fitness Req.

None

Group Size

10

Organised by Agora Voyages OPC Pvt. Ltd.

Activity ID: V-135633P169

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