you arrive late in the evening at the Rajiv Gandhi International Airport in Hyderabad. You are greeted by a local staff and escorted to the hotel. After check-in you can relax and acclimatize to the long journey. A few hours of sleep cause it wonders. Then you can expect a sightseeing tour of the city. Hyderabad - The city of pearlsHyderabad, the capital of the state Andhra Pradesh, old story evolved into its centuries the political and cultural center of the Muslim rule in South India. There are countless palace ruins, which form a striking contrast to the dynamic city that emulates the IT sector Bangalore. His architectural jewels adorn the entire city, ornate tombs, mosques, palaces and houses from a bygone age, whilst having their own special charm. You can expect here a city with a glorious past, with little commotion and many attractions. Golconda Fort The fort of Golconda is not among the largest, but certainly one of the most beautiful forts in India. On a 120 m high granite hill overlooking the town was built in the middle of a boulder-strewn landscape. Surrounded by crenellated ramparts and large masonry blocks, it consists of four distinct forts with a 87 round bastions, some of which are armed with cannons still some royal apartments and halls, eight gates, temples, mosques, stores, stables and four drawbridges. Due to the special architecture and design sound effects were created, who warned the people of the fortress from danger. Charminar - Arc de Triomphe of the East in the center of the old city was Mohammed Quli Qutub Shah in 1591 to build this magnificent building. It symbolizes the power of the ruler and the meaning of Islam. The Charminar is the landmark of the city and marks the founding of Hyderabad and at the end of the devastating epidemics. Enjoy of its arcades from a magnificent view of the hustle and bustle of the old town.
The Charminar is surrounded by magnificent bazaars, but the most famous is the Laad Bazaar. There you erwartetet an incredible range of exquisite perfumes, fabrics, jewelery in a variety of colors and designs, musical instruments, etc. Watch the artisans at their craft activity for the production of jewelry, fragrant oils, pots, etc..
Hyderabad reflects different cultures resist and a beautiful mix of the northern and southern architecture. One such building is the Birla Mandir, an impressive Hindu temple built in white Rajasthani marble, perched on a 280 m high cliff. The intricate carvings of the temple, the ceiling and the figures, which show the skill of the sculptors and artisans. At sunset and sunrise from here you have a breathtaking view of the city. Falaknuma Palace Next you will visit one of the finest palaces in Hyderabad, the Falaknuma Palace. It was built in the form of a scorpion and is a mix of Italian and Tudor architecture. The palace is today a veritable treasure chest with its valuable art objects and paintings, its antique furniture, old books and manuscripts. welcome in Gulbarga Today you will leave in the state of Andhra Pradesh and drive to Gulbarga in the state of Karnataka. The city was once the capital of the Bahmani dynasty founded and impresses with its unique blend of Hindu and Islamic culture. Upon arrival and check-in you can finish off the rest of the day in peace.
Gulbargas main attraction is the, located within the fortress, Friday mosque from the year 1367th The courtyard of the mosque was completely covered with domes, similar to the Great Mosque of Cordoba in Spain. The restrained architecture and the refined sense of light can be a fascinating spatial effect emerge and give no ordinary mosque. visit the memorial of the famous Sufi saints Dargah of Hazrat Gesu Nawaz. The royal tombs are located in the fields west of the fort. There are massive, with a dome, crowned quadrangular grave chambers.
Today you are on their way to the small provincial town of Bijapur, in the horse and carriage are the main means of transport today. Leave large buildings and monuments realize how important and significant this place must have been once. Bijapur was the capital of the Adil Shahi the rich dynasty. Long and costly wars and the decline of the dynasty, under the reign of the Mughals, set the power of Bijapur finally to an end. Gol Gumbaz in a quiet park is the magnificent mausoleum Gol Gumbaz. Was built the massive tomb of Mohammed Adil Shah, who wanted to put all the resting places of his predecessors in the shade with this ambition. The huge dome with its 38 meters in diameter, should after St. Peter's in Rome, to be the second largest dome in the world. In a covered walkway directly beneath the dome is the Whispering Gallery with echo effects. Ibrahim Rauza just outside the walled city is the tomb of Ibrahim Adil Shah II, his wife and other family members. The mausoleum is similar in plan to the Gol Gumbaz, however, is much less impressed with this fine decorations and elegant minarets. Friday Mosque - Jama Masjid The perfectly proportioned mosque was built during the reign of Ali Adil Shah I, however, never completed. Nevertheless, it is one with its magnificent dome and its elegant shapes of the architectural highlights of Bijapur.
Today you set out on the way to 120 km distant Badami. Picturesque the town lies at the foot of a red sandstone cliffs that rise abruptly into the blue sky. The Chalukya dynasty made Badami their capital and brought in the 6th to 8th centuries significant caves and temples out. About steps to reach four ancient rock-cut cave temple, whose inputs are decorated with columns and supporting figures. The third cave is dedicated to the largest and God Vishnu. It is also home to Lord Shiva, who is admired as a 18-armed Nataraja in remarkable 81 different dance positions. Aihole You then make their way to the temple town of Aihole, 45 kilometers away. In the old capital of the Chalukya, about 100 temples were built between the 4th and 6th century, built. Most impressive is the Durga temple from the 7th century. He stands out not only because of its unusual shape, but also by his many decorations on the outer walls and the fine stone reliefs inside.
Pattadakal The small village located between Badami and Aihole, in the 7th and 8th centuries was the second capital of the Chalukya kings and the scene of many coronations. The powerful rulers built great temples with two dominant architectural styles - the Nagara - the North Indian style, and the Vimana - the South Indian style, presenting the highlight of the early Chalukya architecture. Since 1987, these magnificent temples are a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.
The main temple is a massive construction and the greatest of all. Its columns are ornately decorated with scenes from the Ramayana and the Mahabharata. Decorated with fine relief and Mallikarjuna Temple is in the immediate vicinity of this temple, a smaller version of the Virupaksha temple. He, too, is adorned with impressive sculptures and elaborate scenes from the life of Krishna. Hospet journey continues in the small town of Hospet. It is the gateway to twelve kilometers away, ruins Hampi, the former capital of the Vijayanagar Empire. Upon arrival check-in at the hotel. The rest of the day is at leisure. Stroll through the streets of Hospet and look forward to tomorrow's visit to the ruined city.
Today enjoy an exciting journey into the past, in the former capital of the once mighty Vijayanagar kingdom. Hampi exudes a charm all its own which is still reflected in the ruins of temples and palaces. Already at that time the city has been associated with its overwhelming size and its untold wealth, travelers to swarm. It was a lively UK, with about 500,000 inhabitants, bustling bazaars and even the elephants were decorated with the finest silk and precious diamonds. The City of Victory, as Vijayangar translates, had its heyday from 1509 to 1529. After months of siege by Muslim troops the mighty empire fell in 1565 and was destroyed and plundered for the most part.Today the ruins embody the former splendor of the city that are picturesque, distributed in a landscape of monumental granite rocks and green oases. It's a very special magic of them from the difficult makes to leave this place again because you lose yourself in its fascinating history and it stimulates the imagination. Every visitor itLet yourself be captivated by this magical atmosphere, you feel transported in the world of kings and you feel like the past in Hampi is alive again.
The palace-like architecture of the elephant stables , with its domed ceiling, once housed the royal elephants.This imposing building which gives an idea of outstanding importance were the elephants as representatives of royal power and dignity. An architectural gem is the Lotus Mahal . The two-storey pavilion combines Hindu and Muslim architecture. Shaped like a lotus flower, he served the Queen as an air cooled summer palace.
After breakfast drive to Hassan. Hassan is the starting point for visits to the Hoysalla Temple of Halebid and Belur.Upon arrival check-in at the hotel. The rest of the day is at leisure.
Today you will travel on to Belur Halebid and. The two cities are famous for their temples. Here reigned the Hoysala dynasty 1040-1345. The magnificent buildings of the 12th century excite admiration and wonder, because of their incomparable figure wealth. Every niche and every corner is decorated with unique artwork. Let yourself be enchanted by this stunning architecture and immerse yourself in the myths of Indian gods. Discover the cultural heritage of Hoysala dynasty The biggest attraction in Belur is the Chennakesava Temple . It was built in 1117 by King Vishnuvardhana to commemorate his victory over the Chola. Impressive is the facade with its close together gereiten and detailed ornaments, sculptures of musicians, dancers, erotic figures, 644 elephants none of which are alike. Halebid - The Proud Capital In the nearby old capital of Halebid offers theHoysaleshwara Temple , the last monument of the former capital of the powerful Hoysala Empire. Unique and masterfully crafted from stone, the celestial nymphs, each showing in a different pose. The walls are richly decorated with a variety of Hindu deities, animals, mythical creatures and scenes from the life of the Hoysala Kings. Especially beautiful are the jeweled temple guards and the bull, the mount of Shiva.
After breakfast you leave Hassan and drive to Mysore. On the way visit Sravanabelogala, the center of Jainism.Here stands on the hill Indragiri a 18 m high monolith statue nude male figure Gomateshvara, a Jain ascetic.Märchenhaftes Mysore Today you conquer the city of perfumes, silk and palaces. The erstwhile capital of the Wodeyar dynasty is one of the most beautiful places in Southern India. With its magnificent palaces and majestic buildings, garden planted with flowers avenues, sprawling gardens and the scent of sandalwood and incense in the air, the city radiates something fabulous. The former princes dominated the magical charm of the city, the Mysore itself has survived to this day.
Amba Vilas Palace
The descendants of the ruling family still live in a part of the huge Amba Vilas Palace, where your tour begins today. The magnificent Maharaja palace is richly decorated with domes, turrets, arches and colonnades. From a fire completely destroyed, it was rebuilt at the beginning of the last century by a British architect. He is a treasure trove of exquisite carvings, old paintings, marble and mosaic floors and a throne of pure gold. On feast days, its facade is lit up impressively with 96,000 light bulbs.
This incredible building, looks like a tale from the Arabian Nights. Chamundi Hill A splendid panoramic view over the city of Mysore, features many of the top of Chamundi Hill. 1,000 steps lead up to the 1062 m high hill.Here rises Sri Chamundeshwari temple from the 12th century with its 40 m high gopuram (entrance tower).However, this was not added until about 300 years ago. Something deeper is the 4.80 m high, carved out of granite stone Nandi bull . A bull-like creature from Hindu mythology, was riding animal and faithful servant of Shiva. It led to his heavenly entourage and wakes up as a guardian of the threshold before every Shiva temple.
After breakfast, visit Somnathpur, a small village on the Kaveri River. Here is one of the last and grandest monuments of Hoysala architecture, the Keshava temple from the 1268. Various figures like elephants, horse, flowers, etc. to be situated around the star-shaped construction.
Then you go to the about 137 km from the city of Bangalore. Along the way you will visit the ruins of the ancient capital of Mysore, Srirangapatnam. The town dates from the 18th century and is located on a 5 km long island in the Kaveri river. Here Tipu Sultan fought against the ever-increasing power of the British and their East India Company. Because of his unflinching fearlessness in the struggle against the British Tipu Sultan was also Tiger of Mysore called. After several successful battles he defeated them eventually. Many parts of the city were destroyed by the British, but fortunately have some fascinating buildings withstood the attack and are still intact.They reflect the former glory and power of the empire. Daria Daulat Bagh - the summer palace of Tipu Sultanamidst a beautifully landscaped garden is the Summer Palace. Tipu Sultan had the building built in 1784 and took the North Indian style of the Mughals as a model. The two-story building consists almost entirely of teak, some gilded interior walls are lavishly decorated with frescoes, glass and mirror works. The murals depict scenes from the life at court and Tipu's battles against the British. In the small museum housed there various works of art and various possessions of Tipu Sultan are issued. fortress in the west of the island is surrounded the fortress of double walls. An obelisk marks the spot where the British broke through the walls and the troops of Tipu Sultan surprised. The site was marked, at the Tipu Sultan was killed in the attack. Marvel at the obtained dungeon, in which the emperor had imprisoned many British soldiers. Gumbaz - The Mausoleum visit the resting place of the Sultan family in 1784 The building is fascinating for its heavy ebony doors inlaid with ivory, his snow-white onion dome and. ornate facade. Next continue your journey to Bangalore on.
At first glance, the garden city with its parks, botanical gardens, highways and skyscrapers, very European from, but here is the Indian past with its numerous temples clearly noticeable. Bangalore was founded in 1537 by Kempe Gowda, a vassal of the Vijayanagar Empire. According to legend, an old woman in the 10th century a hungry Hoysala king who had lost his way, served boiled beans and thus saved his life. Out of gratitude, he named the city - Benda Kaluru City of boiled beans. spend your last day with the visit of Bangalore. Admire created in the 1760 Lal Bagh Botanical Garden . Here is the largest collection of tropical and sub-tropical plants in India as well as centuries-old trees. The Cubbon Park is the green heart of the city with an area of 1.3 km2. Its fountains, statues and the colorful flowers make it a special ease. Continue to the temple of Sri Radha Krishna Chandra . It is the largest ISKCON temple complex in the world. A huge shrine extends to almost 3 acres of Hare Krishna Hill.
are completed by a shopping tour. At the appropriate time, transfer to the international airport. With a variety of memories as you leave India.
Mr. Debanshu Banerjee
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