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Deccan Highlands Tour

 Deccan Highlands Tour TourCode : 1315
Duration   8 Days / 7 Nights
Destination
Route  Delhi-Hyderabad-Warangal-Nagarjun Sagar-Srisailam-Hyderabad-Delhi
Best Time To Visit Daily,all year round
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Nagaarjunakonda

Itinerary

Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive Hyderabad

Welcome to Hyderabad, the City of Pearls. On arrival at Hyderabad airport or railway station, begin your tour of ‘Gateway to the Deccan Highlands’. You will be met and transferred to your hotel. In the evening witness the sound and light show within the Golconda Fort (on direct payment) Overnight at the hotel in Hyderabad.

Day 2: In Hyderabad

This morning proceed on a sightseeing tour of the city. The evening is free for shopping for pearls and bangles in the local market or you can enjoy a boat ride in the Hussainsagar Lake (on direct payment basis). Overnight at the hotel in Hyderabad.

Day 3: On to Warangal (145 kms / approx. 3 ½ hour drive)

This morning, proceed to Warangal – once the capital of the Kakatiya rulers. En route enjoy a sightseeing tour visiting the Ramappa Temple, Pakhal Lake and sanctuary around the lake. On arrival into Warangal, check in at the hotel. Later, proceed to the Goddess Bhadrakali Temple. Overnight in hotel in Warrangal.

Day 4: On to Ramoji Film City (180 kms / approx. 4 hour drive)

Today, you will proceed to ‘Ramoji Film City – RFC’. On arrival, check in at the hotel. Later, explore this magical film city by bus (courtesy RFC). Overnight at the hotel in Hyderabad.

Day 5: On to Nagarjun Sagar (141 kms / approx. 4 hour drive)

This morning, proceed to Nagarjuna Sagar housing the world’s tallest masonry dam across River Krishna Visit the Island Museum by an air-conditioned cruise and the Anupu Buddhist site. Later, check into your hotel. Overnight in hotel in Nagarjunakonda.

Day 6: On to Srisailam (110 kms / approx. 3 hour drive)

Today, you will depart for Srisailam On arrival, you will check into your hotel. Later, visit the famous Mallikarjun Swami Temple, one of the 12 ‘Jyotirlingas’ situated amidst thick forests and atop the Rishabgiri Hill. Overnight at the hotel in Srisailam.

Day 7:  On to Hyderabad (235 kms / approx. 6 hour drive)

Today, you will drive to Hyderabad and check into your hotel. The rest of the day is free for some last minute shopping or some sumptuous Hyderabadi cuisine. Rest of the day is at leisure. Overnight at the hotel in Hyderabad.

Day 8: Depart Hyderabad

Today bid farewell to your ‘Gateway to the Deccan Highlands’ tour, as you are transferred to Hyderabad airport or railway station for your onward journey.

Sightseeing

There are various sightseeing options in Nagarjunakonda. Visit the well-organised Nagarjuna Konda Museum constructed like a Buddhist vihara with its outstanding collection of historic Buddhist relics. The highlights of the museum are a tooth and an earring that belonged to the Sakyamunni, according to a Brahmi inscription on the most sacred of the stupas, the Mahachaitya. Marvel at the displays of Stone Age picks, hoes, hammers and spears, artifacts belonging to the Satavahana period, beautiful sculptures particularly of women and stone slabs inscribed with tales from the Jataka stories. You will come away richer by far – with some great insights into India’s glorious past.

NearBy Places

Some of the places near Nagarjunakonda that you can visit are mentioned below Nagarjunasagar Dam - For a breath of fresh air and some stupendous views visit the aptly named Viewpoint near the Dam.

Ethipothala Waterfalls lies 21 kms east of Nagarjunakonda and is named after a priest (ethi) who meditated in the caves above. Enjoy a picnic here and fell the spray of the cool water as they cascade 22 mts into a blue lagoon that is a crocodile-breeding centre.

Anupu lies 8 kms from here and is a recently excavated Buddhist site. The excavation has been done to perfection and is worth seeing. Among the reconstructed archaeological sites are stupas, monastries and even a university.

While at Nagarjunakonda, make a trip to Srisailam Wildlife Sanctuary, a Project Tiger reserve and refuge for diverse reptiles, birds and animals. Srisailam, on the banks of the Krishna in the Nallamalai Hills is a hallowed spot with immense historical and religious significance, including a Shiva temple that is one of the 12 sacred Jyotirlingas.

Eating Joints

South Indian food is available in the little food joints all over the town.

 

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