Deccan & Dravin Temples In South India 16 days

  • Covid-19 Safe
  • Private tour
  • Solo friendly
  • Family friendly

The private tour will begin in Deccan region Hyderabad an imperial city with historic Golconda Fort & Salarjung Museum. Then proceed to Bidar, Gulbarga and Bijapur ruled by Muslims dynasties having many landmark left to admire their art. Further drive to Badami & Hampi to visit centenaries old UNESCO World Heritage Monuments expanded in complexes. Thereafter fly to Chennai gateway city for visiting Dravin Temples few active, few non active, small to largest temple complexes.

Day 1 Arrive Hyderabad

Arrival transfer to hotel (check in/out time 12pm). Rest time for personal activities.

O/n at hotel.

Day 2 Hyderabad

Explore 400 year-old metropolitan city teeming with bustling-bazaars & Muslim monuments. Visit Golconda Fort Complex, Qutubshahi Tombs, Charminar, Mecca Mosque, Salarjung Museum & Chowmohalla Palace.

O/n at hotel. Meal plan: B.

Day 3 Hyderabad - Gulbarga (260kms)

Drive to Gulbarga via visiting Bidar Fort, Mahmud Gawan Madarsa & Bahmani Tombs. Arrive Gulbarga check in at hotel.

O/n at hotel. Meal plan: B.

Day 4 Gulbarga - Bijapur (170kms)

Visit Gulburga fort & Jama Masjid. Drive to Bijapur, check in at hotel.

O/n at hotel. Meal plan: B.

Day 5 Bijapur - Badami (120kms)

Visit Bijapur Fort including Asar Mahal, Bara Kaman, Gol Gumbaz, Jama Masjid, Malik-e-Maidan Canon, Mehtar Mahal & The Ibrahims Rouza. Drive to Badami check in at hotel.

O/n at hotel. Meal plan: B.

Day 6 Badami

Excursion to visit Aihole home to over 125 Chalukyan temples & Pattadakal a treasure trove of Hindu & Jain temples. Also visit Badami Fort, cave & Lake.

O/n at hotel. Meal plan: B.

Day 7 Badami - Hampi (180kms)

Drive to Hampi via visiting few active & ruined temples in Gadag & Lakkundi. Arrive Hampi check in at hotel.

O/n at hotel. Meal plan: B.

Day 8 Hampi

Explore Hampi an UNESCO world Heritage sites dotted with numerous ruined temple complexes from the Vijayanagara Empire.

O/n at hotel. Meal plan: B.

Day 9 Hampi - Hubli (170kms)/ Chennai

Transfer to Hubli airport to board flight for Chennai. On arrival transfer hotel check in at hotel. Visit Fort St. George, St Mary Church inside the fortress, Kapaleeshwarar Temple, Vadapalani Murugan Temple, Government Museum, Dakshinachitra Museum, Santhome Cathedral & Marina Beach.

O/n at hotel. Meal plan: B.

Day 10 Chennai - Mahabalipuram (120kms)

Drive to Mahabalipuram via visiting Kanchipuram an ancient city famous as city of thousands temple. On arrival check in at hotel. Later visit UNESCO WHS monuments Monolithic Temples, Krishnas Butterball, Cave Temples, Shore Temple & The Arjuna Penance.

O/n at hotel. Meal plan: B.

Day 11 Mahabalipuram - Pondicherry (120kms)

Drive to Pondicherry check in at hotel. Visit Aurovil & Pondicherry Museum. Drive pass or walk through stunning French Quarters, charming mustard streets and colonial villas which include French consulate, Raj Nivas, Government Square, Churches & French schools.

O/n at hotel. Meal plan: B.

Day 12 Pondicherry - Thanjavur (180kms)

Drive to Thanjavur via visiting Chidambaram Nataraja Temple and The Great Living Chola Temples at Gangaikonda Cholapuram & Darasuram. On arrival check in at hotel.

O/n at hotel. Meal plan: B.

Day 13 Thanjavur - Chettinad (140kms)

Visit Brihadeshwara Temple & Palace Complex built by great Chola king in the 10th century. Drive to Chettinad via visiting Trichy Ranganathaswamy Temple & Rock Fort Temple. On arrival check in at hotel.

O/n at hotel. Meal plan: B.

Day 14 Chettinad - Madurai (90kms)

Visit few 19th-century mansions embellished with marble & teak. Drive to Madurai check in at hotel.

O/n at hotel. Meal plan: B.

Day 15 Madurai - Hyderabad

Visit Meenakshi Temple, Thirumalai Nayakar Palace, Alagar Koil, Tiruparankundram Murugan Temple & Palamuthirsolai Murugan Temple. Transfer to airport to board flight for Hyderabad. Arrival transfer to hotel, check in at hotel.

O/n at hotel. Meal plan: B.

Day 16 Hyderabad - Departure

As per flight schedule departure transfer to airport.

Meal plan: B.

What's included

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  • Assistance on arrival at airport
  • 15 Nights accommodation in selected price category hotels
  • Meal as per day plan (B- Breakfast, L- Lunch, D- Dinner)
  • Private air conditioned deluxe car for airport transfer, sightseeing and excursion as per program
  • English speaking tour guide on sightseeing days (local guide in each city), as per program
  • Monuments entrances and activities charges mentioned in the itinerary
  • Bottled drinking water in car
  • Government taxes


  • Hubli - Chennai & Madurai - Hyderabad flight fare approx INR 9,500 per person in economy class
  • Camera charges at monuments
  • Meals other than mentioned in day plan
  • Expenses of personal nature like liquor, laundry, tips, telephone, fax, internet etc
  • Gratuities & optional activities
  • Anything not mentioned in inclusions


Available in

English, French, German, Italian, Russian, Spanish
(Other than English guide subject to availability and at additional cost)

Available for

Infants, Children, Students, Adults, Seniors

Departure & Return

Start city: Hyderabad , Telangana, India

Pick up times available: 09:00

Pick up location: Hyderabad Airport

Ends at: Hyderabad Airport

Nearest airport: Begumpet Airport (BPM)

Eco Features:

  • Education & exploration
    Education & exploration
    The product is educational rather than entertainment focused - it respects and gives insight into local traditions and/or environment
  • Licensed tour guide
  • Local or indigenous tour guide(s)

Cancellation policy

0% cancellation fee - 31 days or more before the travel date
50% cancellation fee - between 16-30 days before the travel date
75% cancellation fee - between 7-15 days before the travel date
90% cancellation fee - between 4-6 days before the travel date
100% cancellation fee - between 0-3 days before the travel date

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from $1553 per person