Some of India’ most spectacular historic sites are included, such as the vast ruins of Hampi, the royal capital of Hyderabad, and the great cave art of Ellora and Ajanta.

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Discover the ancient ruins of the kingdom of Hampi

Explore the bazaars and forts of Hyderabad

Learn about the Islamic architecture in Bijaipur

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Deccan Odyssey

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Day 1

MUMBAI

Arrive in Mumbai where you will be met and transferred to your hotel.

Day 2

MUMBAI

Transfer to the airport after breakfast. (B)

Day 3

BIJAPUR - AIHOLE

Established in the 10th century, Bijapur is an ancient city. Explore the amazing architectural heritage of the Adil Shahi dynasty in Bijapur, dotted with minarets and towers, mosques and monuments.

Day 4

MUMBAI - BIJAPUR

Arrive in Mumbai and spend the day exploring this bustling city. You will board your train by 4pm and depart for Bijapur. (D)

Day 5

PATTADAKAL - HAMPI

Visit the World Heritage Site of Hampi, which is famous for its brilliant constructions of ancient monuments. Your first stop will be the famous Narasimha statue. Enjoy a refreshing walk along the banks of the Tungabhadra River before returning to the train. (B)(L)(D)

Day 6

AIHOLE - PATTADAKAL

Set out to explore the holy shrines and ageold attractions of Aihole and Pattadakal. See temples built by Chalukyan kings. Proceed to Pattadakal, which boasts an interesting mix of South Indian (Dravidian) and North Indian (Nagara) architectural styles. (B)(L)(D)

Day 7

HYDERBAD – AURANGABAD/ELLORA

Aurangabad is named for the last Great Mughal emperor, Aurangzeb, and the Mughal influences are notable in every nook and corner of the city. Aurangabad is also home to the Ellora Caves, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The caves are considered one of the finest examples of cave-temple architecture in India. The site includes 34 rock-cut caves that represent Hindu and Buddhist art that dates back to the 4th to 5th century AD. (B)(L)(D)

Day 8

HAMPI - HYDERABAD

See the imposing Golconda Fort and the Falaknuma Palace, one of the homes of the former Nizam of Hyderabad who was then the richest ruler in the world. (B)(L)D)

Day 9

AJANTA CAVES - MUMBAI

Arrive back in Mumbai, disembark the Deccan Odyssey and transfer to your hotel. (B)

Day 10

AURANGABAD/ELLORA - AJANTA CAVES

This morning tour the spectacular cave galleries where over 30 rock cut caves showcase a history of Buddhist art. After lunch on-board the train, stop and visit the moving Mahatma Gandhi Memorial. (B)(L)(D)

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