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Explore the mystical Deccan Plateau, delving deep into the architectural wonders and fascinating history of the region. Spend 3 nights in luxurious tented accommodation in Hampi before boarding the iconic Deccan Odyssey train for a 4 night journey through the Deccan.
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Arrive and transfer to the LaLit for an overnight stay. (N)
This morning fly to Hubli before driving to Hampi to spend 3 nights in luxurious tents at the Kishkinda Camp. (B, D)
Explore the mystical ruins of the Vijayanagara Empire at Hampi, spread across a boulder-strewn landscape. (B, L, D)
Day at leisure to customise your stay at the Kishkinda Camp. Explore the temples of Aihole and Pattadakkal, a fusion of culture and religious architecture typifying the Deccan Plateau. Alternatively explore the artisan village of Anegundi or visit the nomadic Banjara community in Sandur. (B, L, D)
Travel to Hospet and board the Deccan Odyssey for a 3-night train journey through the Deccan. (B, D)
Arrive into Hyderabad, the royal city of the Nizams and proceed to the Golconda Fort, built in the 13th century and eventually becoming the seat of power of the Qutub Shahi dynasty. Return to the train for lunch after which you can choose to take an optional shopping tour around Hyderabad, known for its pearls, bangles and fragrances. Later in the afternoon visit the Falaknuma Palace for high tea. (B, L, D)
Morning arrival in Daulatabad, gateway to Aurangabad and the Ellora cave temples. This morning, visit the world heritage-listed cave temples of Ellora. These caves are a spectacular culmination of Deccan rock-cut architecture. Over five centuries, generations of Buddhist, Hindu and Jain monks carved monasteries, chapels and temples from a 2-kilometre-long escarpment and decorated them with a profusion of sculptures of remarkable imagination and detail. Return to the train for lunch and an afternoon at leisure. (B, L, D)
Today, visit the spectacular caves at Ajanta. These Buddhist cave temples date from around 200BC, and continued to be added to until 650AD, predating those at nearby Ellora. As Ellora developed and Buddhism gradually declined, the Ajanta caves were abandoned and eventually forgotten, but in 1819 a British hunting party stumbled upon them, and their remote beauty was soon unveiled. Ajanta is listed as a world heritage site by Unesco. After lunch on the train visit a memorial to Mahatma Ghandi, one of the most influential leaders not just in India but in the whole world. (B, L, D)
Morning arrival in Mumbai, where you will disembark. Continue to the LaLiT Mumbai (or similar) for an overnight stay. (B)
Fly to London with British Airways. (B)
As per itinerary – B: Breakfast,
L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals.
Featuring some of the most luxurious
accommodation throughout the tour. Prices are
based on the standard category, unless indicated
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