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About Andhra Pradesh
On the solid pillars of natural resources, rich culture and history, Andhra Pradesh promulgate itself as an imposing tourist destination in India. The state is the responsible curator of some unique and some beautiful and lesser known destinations. Andhra’s varied cultural heritage is visible in its monuments like the Buddhist site at Nagarjunakonda and hilltop Hindu temple at Tirupati. The state has distinctive handicrafts and includes ikat textile, pearl jewellery and metal bidri work. Offering beaches along the Bay of Bengal, several picturesque temples and ancient caves is Vishakhapatnam, which is also one of the most popular tourist attractions in the state. The meandering river Godavari sanctifies the state and offer beautiful town Rajahmundry on its eastern embankment. Lush paddy fields and sugarcane plantations characterize a beautiful countryside as well. A picturesque setting can also be witnessed on the northern bank of River Krishna where another popular sightseeing place called Vijayawada is situated.
Upon arrival at Hyderabad airport meet with our representative and transfer to the hotel. Rest of the day free at leisure. Overnight stay at hotel.
Hyderabad is the capital of Andhra Pradesh and is the fifth largest city in India, being the former seat of one of the world's richest monarchs namely the Nizams. It is a major centre of Islamic culture and is a harmonious amalgam of the South and the North.
Hyderabad became famous when the fourth Qutb Shahi ruler, Quli Qutb Shah created this new capital and named it after his Begum - Hyder Mahal. Before the founding of Hyderabad, the Qutb Shahi kings ruled from the fortress of Golconda - 11 kms to the west. Today, the extensive ruins of the fort, with Qutb Shahi's tomb, have become principal attractions for tourists.
After breakfast will have full day guided city sightseeing tour of Hyderabad visiting Charminar and Golconda Fort. The twin cities of Hyderabad and Secunderabad are separated by the Hussain Sagar Lake. Overnight stay at hotel.
The Salar Jung Museum: This treasure house of art is located on the bank of the river Musa. Acclaimed as one of the finest one-man collections in the world, this museum is named after Mir Yusuf Ali Khan - Salar Jung III - the prime minister of the Nizam, who was a great connoisseur of art. It houses 35,000 exhibits collected from all corners of the world including illuminated manuscripts, bejeweled armories, wood carvings, exquisite cut glass collections etc.
The Charminar Situated in the heart of the old walled city, this edifice is the best known landmark with bustling bazaars all round, where a variety of articles like pearls, jewellery, bangles, chandeliers, silks are displayed. It was built in 1591 A.D. by Quli Shah, as a form of talisman to ward off the dreaded epidemic that was ravaging the city.
After breakfast drive to Bijapur. Upon arrival check into the hotel. It is one of the largest district in Karnataka state. The city was founded by the Chalukyan dynasty during the 10th century. The city came under Muslim influence towards the end of 13th century and was ruled by various rulers including Allauddin Khilji, Bahamani Sultans and Adil Shahi dynasty. Bijapur experienced a great burst of architectural activity under the Adil Shahi dynasty. The Adil Shahis encouraged building activity to such an extent that the city itself has over 50 mosques, more than 20 tombs and a number of palace.
After breakfast drive to Badami, en-route visit Kudala Sangama Temple & Banashankari Temple which Hindu Temples. Further continue drive to Badami. Upon arrival check into hotel. After fresh-n-up visit Aihole & Pattadakal (World Heritage site) Temples. Return to badami for night stay.
Hampi, the seat of the famed Vijayanagara empire was the capital of the largest empire in post-mughal India, covering several states. The Vijayanagara empire stretched over at least three states - Karnataka, Maharashtra and Andhra Pradesh. The destruction of Vijayanagar by marauding Mughal invaders was sudden, shocking and absolute.
Hasanamba Temple is 800 years old and houses the main deity of Hassan. The temple is dedicated to Amba also known as Goddess Shakti. The goddess here is an anthill or (hutta in kannada) which denotes Hasanamba is actually goddess Parvathi. The Inner sanctum opens only once a year for two weeks during Deepavali and closes three days after Balipadyami. When the temple is closed they keep before the goddess a lit lamp two bags of uncooked rice, water and flowers. Overnight stay at hotel.
Belur in Hassan district 220 kms from Bangalore and 38 kms from Hassan) is famous for its magnificent Hoysala Temple Complex. The Chennakesava Temple here is the major attraction, built by Hoysala Vishnuvardhana, to commemorate his victory over the Cholas. The facade of the temple is filled with intricate sculptures with no portion left blank. It is the only Hoysala Temple still in active worship.
Morning after breakfast drive to Mysore, en-route we will visit Shravanbelogola to visit the Jain temple - atop of the hill with five hundred steps cut out of rock lead to the summit and the colossal statue of Lord Gomateswara, which is 1705 meters high. It is nearly eighteen hundred years old.
Morning after breakfast city sightseeing tour of Mysore. Mysore was the erstwhile capital of the Wodeyars. The legend takes its name from a famous demon called Mahishasura, a great warrior who ruled as a tyrant until he was killed by the goddess Chamundeshwari. Mysore as we see today is most famous for the imposing Royal Palace with a magnificent Durbar Hall, particularly splendid during the Dussehra Festival when the Maharaja's jewelry, studded gold throne (weighing 200 kgs) is on display. Chamundeshwari temple perched on a hilltop is 2000 years old, Nandi Bull halfway to the hill is a 4.8 meter monolith. 19 km north-west of Mysore is the KRS Dam and the ornamental Brindavan Gardens. The musical fountains and colorful lights transform this place into a fairlyland in the evenings.
After breakfast leave for Bangalore. Upon arrival check into the hotel. After fresh-n-up half day city sightseeing tour of Bangalore, visiting the Vidhana Soudha or the State Secretariat, Cubbon Park, The Government Museum of Bangalore (one of India's oldest museums) and the Visvesvaraya Technological and Industrial Museum, The Lal Bagh Botanical Gardens, Tipu Sultan's Fort and Palace.
Transfer to the airport to board the flight for onward destination.