HYDERABAD WITH THE TAJ
TOTAL DURATION – 08 NIGHTS / 09 DAYS
05 NIGHTS HYDERABAD / 01 NIGHT AGRA / 02 NIGHTS DELHI
DAY 01: HYDERABAD
Arrival at Hyderabad Airport, assistance upon arrival and transfer to hotel / resort, get freshen up and move for Sightseeing / Visits in Hyderabad as per the timings,
Hyderabad in the south-central region of India, the former princely state also known as Hyderabad Deccan, once it was the only global centre for trade of large diamonds, emeralds and natural pearls, popularized as ‘City of Pearls’ with its unmatched blend of history and modernity, noted for its impressive monuments, museums, unique cultural heritage, and the lineage which can be traced back to the history of rulers, who were great patrons of literature, art, Indo-Islamic architecture, jewellery collection and rich food.
The Charminar the classic monument and great example of Indo-Islamic architecture, this majestic architectural masterpiece of the city stands at the heart of Hyderabad city, was built by Mohammad Quli Qutub Shah in 1591. The unique iconic landmark is symbol of Hyderabad and its long history includes the existence of a mosque on its top floor for more than 430 years, also known for its popular surroundings of the heritage structures and, busy market areas
Mecca Masjid (Mecca mosque) in the heart of Hyderabad city, one of the largest mosques in the country. The construction of the Mecca Masjid began in the year 1617 during the reign of Sultan Muhammad Qutb Shah. It is considered to be one of the best Indo-Islamic architectural wonders in India.
Chowmahalla Palace (Four palaces) famous for its style and elegance, construction of the palace began in the late 18th century and over the decades a synthesis of many architectural styles and influences emerged. The beautiful palace was official residence of the Nizams of Hyderabad while they ruled their state. Because the name goes it is Char Mahals means ‘Four palaces’ featured as per their significance
Laad Bazar (Laad Market) this unique colorful market of Hyderabad operational since the time of the Qutb Shahis and the Nizams. This area also known as Choodi bazaar (Bangle market), as it is the main market for bangles, popular for bangles, semi-precious stones, pearls, jewelry, and perfumes
DAY 02: HYDERABAD
After breakfast move for Sightseeing / Visits in Hyderabad – Evening free for leisure
The Salar Jung Museum in the city of Hyderabad, one of the largest museums in the world. It has collection of rare sculptures, paintings, carvings, textiles, manuscripts, ceramics, metallic artifacts, carpets, clocks, and unique furniture collecting from all across the world. The museum has famous Quran collection from all around the world in different fonts and designs with Gold and Silver
The Golconda Fort built by the Qutb Shahi dynasty c. 1321–1687 as the capital of the Golconda Sultanate. Because of the vicinity of diamond mines, especially Kollur Mine, Golconda flourished as a trade centre of large diamonds, known as the Golconda Diamonds. The region has produced some of the world’s most famous diamonds, including the Koh-i-Noor (now owned by the United Kingdom), the blue Hope (United States), the pink Daria-i-Noor (Iran), the white Regent (France) and many others. Golconda Fort is an archaeological treasure of India, consists of four distinct forts with a 10 km (6.2 mi) long outer wall with 87 semicircular bastions (some still mounted with cannons), eight gateways, and four drawbridges, with a number of royal apartments and halls, temples, mosques, magazines, stables, etc. inside.
Qutub Shahi Tombs consist of tombs of seven Qutub Shahi rulers. These tombs were planned and built by Qutub Shahis, considered to be few of the oldest monuments of Hyderabad; these tombs captivate their visitors with the Indo-Islamic architectural excellence. Two-tiered terraces, false ceilings and central pillars, which form an essential part of the structures, have also been intricately decorated. The structural beauty of these tombs still attracts admirers from all over the world.
Falaknuma Palace in the city of Hyderabad stands majestically on a 2000-foot-high hill. This palace is sure to take you back to Nizam Era, to its glamour and luxurious living. The Palace has been constructed with Italian marble. Built by an Italian architect, the palace is one of the architectural wonders of 19th century and is often referred as ‘Mirror of The Sky’. With interiors decorated lavishly, the palace has around 220 rooms and 22 halls, each designed beautifully. One of the most captivating features of this palace is its rich collections of rare objects and this place represents the glamour of Nizam era and its carefully designed architectural beauty. Falaknuma Palace boasts of marble staircase, carved balustrades, huge library and unique collection of the Holy Quran. Along with this, the rosewood dining table of the palace with a capacity of hosting 100 guests at a time is also worth noticing. The Jade collection of the Falaknuma Palace is famous all over the world
DAY 03: HYDERABAD
After breakfast move for Sightseeing / Visits in Hyderabad
Birla Science Museum is unique attraction in the city which has been captivating not just younger ones but also adults. Known for transferring scientific knowledge among everyone, the best part about this science museum is the fact that this dissemination of information is done in an interactive way. Second phase of this museum is nothing less than a heaven for those with special interest in science, this museum makes learning a fun-filled process. The Museum has various sections, each section presenting an amazing set of exhibits, each dedicated to a specialized field
Birla Planetarium a must visit landmark in Hyderabad for inculcating scientific temper amongst amateurs, lay men and students above all we’ve left no stone right-side-up in giving the latest info and change on the huge mysteries and inventions of the universe. Not solely it’s one amongst the most effective attended Planetarium within the world, it’s conjointly been acclaimed to be amongst the highest with an improved rating than those in Europe, the US, Far East, Soviet Republics etc.
NTR Gardens present a soothing atmosphere and refreshing setting to spend some time. The Garden offers various kinds of recreational options as well. Some of these are boat ride, Japanese garden, Roaring Cascade, a Fountain, etc. There is a Children’s playing area that keeps kids entertained. The massive entrance plaza with Nandi Bulls is also quite captivating. The garden has been created in such a way that it offers a breathtaking natural surroundings along with ample of entertaining activities.
Necklace Road in the city of Hyderabad presents a fun filled yet calm environment to spend some relaxed moments. Built in the same way as the Queen’s Necklace of Mumbai, the Necklace Road of Hyderabad also resembles a necklace. The stretched across a length of three km, lush green surroundings offers a perfect break from the hustle bustle of the city. Its rose garden along with amazing rock sculptures captivates everyone. The view of the lake from the park is just mesmerising, making it an ideal place to sit and enjoy the natural scenic beauty
Snow World in the city of Hyderabad is the first snow-themed park in India that offers a splendid experience of snowfall at all times of the year. One of the best spots in Hyderabad for Kids and youngsters, ‘Snow World’ is apparently the biggest snow themed park in the world. Its offer visitors with an experience of snow clad hill station with snow falling from above and amazing landscapes. Adventurous sports like trekking up the slope with many other people make your visit all the more exciting. Along with this, other activities that one can do in Snow World are ice skating, ice boarding, snow slides with bumping-car, toboggan rides, etc.
Hussain Sagar Lake in Hyderabad connects two parts of the city (Secunderabad and Hyderabad) to each other. The largest artificial lake in Asia excavated in 1562 AD during the reign of Ibrahim Quli Qutub Shah. Named after Hussain Shah Wali, this lake beautifies the city gracefully. Not just for beauty, it is also known for its historical connection. On the banks of this Hussain Sagar Lake the treaty between Mughals and Golconda was signed. A popular recreational spot attracts visitors of all age groups. Boating at the lake is quite enjoyable
Lumbini Park a retreat that provides recreational space for folks within the active town of Hyderabad. The perfect destination to unwind, particularly for families with youngsters, there are square measure fun rides. It’s additional sort of amusement park right within the middle of the town, by the aspect of associate stunning lake. The best part of laser show is that just 3D. You will see a city created in 3D right at a park
DAY 04: HYDERABAD
After breakfast move for Sightseeing / Visits in Hyderabad – Evening free for leisure in old city markets
Sudha Cars Museum is an interesting and unique place to visit; the first of its kind, not only in India but also in the world, it is a handmade car museum. This museum in Hyderabad has its theme around vintage cars and creative vehicles. It is established by K Sudhakar, who has the fame of having a Guinness World Record for creating the largest tricycle in the world, which is about 41 feet and seven inches tall. This museum should be visited by anyone who admires art and creativity. It is an exemplary of sheer genius and unmatched innovativeness. There are a wide range of cars and bikes that you can see. Each designed in a unique way, owning a different shape and structure and along with bright colors. Designs of these vehicles are beyond one’s imaginations. There are cars in almost every shape one can think of. Museum also houses vintage cars and displays many kinds of modified cars as well. Here you will find mainly three kinds of vehicles that have been showcased
Purani Haveli in Hyderabad a U shaped complex with a single storied central building in European style which was originally established as the residential quarters of Mir Momen, the Peshwa of Mohammed Quli Qutub Shah around 16th century, and was later acquired by Asaf Jah II, the second Nizam of Hyderabad in 18th century, the palace has been popularly known as Purani Haveli, which literally means ‘Old Palace’
Nizam’s Museum is the boasting of a rich collection of memoirs, gifts, souvenirs from all over the world, it was created on the wish of last and the seventh Nizam, Asaf Jah VII, the museum showcases a glimpse into the lives of Nizams, who have ruled the city from 19th to 20th century, it is consisted of a wide range of rare souvenirs and exquisitely designed mementos. The major attraction here is the golden, wooden throne, which was used during the silver jubilee celebrations of the Last Nizam. There is also a gold model of the pavilion. Diamond inlaid gold Tiffin-box, paintings of Mir Osman Ali Khan, wooden writing box covered with mother-of-pearl, daggers studded with diamond and gold, caskets etc.
The wide array of Hyderabadi flavors offers to its visitors. Owing to two rich class and traditions, the cuisines in Hyderabad is beautiful amalgamation of Turkish, Mughlai and Arabic influences blended with native Indian culinary traditions. Hyderabadi biryani, Hyderabadi haleem, Murgh champe, Gosht pasinde, Irani chai, Shahi tukra, Sheer khurma, Mauz ka mitha and long list of what we imagine in this city of Nizami heritage. With a history for centuries, savoring Hyderabadi cuisines are nothing less than a delightful experience which you will remember all your life
DAY 05: HYDERBAD – RAMOJI FILM CITY / HYDERABAD
After early breakfast move for Day Excursion trip to Ramoji Film City,
Ramoji Film City one of the largest and glamorous film studios in the world, Ramoji Film City has also place in the Guinness Book of World Records. Spread in across an area of almost 2500 acres, the place makes for an amazing sightseeing places catering to each and everyone. The architecture of the studio and the wide range of settings make it one of the favourite spot for many film makers. There are many attractions; much admired by the visitors as watching film sets made for the popular films make them feel thrilled. Every visitors is taken on a guided back-lot tour of the make believe world where in the settings, landscapes and avenues fascinate the visitors in the unique world of imaginations
DAY 06: HYDERABAD – DELHI / AGRA
After breakfast transfer to Hyderabad Airport to Board at Morning Flight to Delhi – Arrival at Delhi, assistance upon arrival and proceed to Agra – Arrival at Agra transfer to hotel / resort, get freshen up and move for Sightseeing / Visits as per the timings
Heritage city Agra the prominent tourist destination, one of the most visited places in the world, home of three world heritage sites and one of those heritage sites which the world has chosen to be the ‘Wonder of the World’. Symbolising the eternal love, incredible paragon of Indo-Islamic architecture and one of the universally admired masterpieces of the world’s heritage ‘The Taj Mahal’. Agra was founded in the beginning 16th century by Sultan Sikandar Lodī, the ruler of the Delhi Sultanate. After the Sultan’s death, the city passed on to his son, Sultan Ibrāhīm Lodī. He ruled his Sultanate from Agra until he fell fighting to Mughal Emperor Bābar in the battle of Panipat fought in 1526
Visit at World heritage site The Taj Mahal “The Jewel of Indo-Islamic architecture” and one of the universally admired masterpieces of the world’s heritage”. Regarded by many as the best example of Mughal architecture and a symbol of India’s rich history. It was declared a winner of the New 7 Wonders of the World (2000–2007) initiative. Construction of the Taj Mahal began in 1632. The construction project employed some 20,000 artisans under the guidance of a board of architects
DAY 07: AGRA – DELHI
Morning Visit at Taj Mahal and get an amazing view at Sun rise, The cool breeze with shade of sun lighht on white Taj Mahal get you the wonderful view of Taj Mahal, drive back to hotel / resort get freshen up and After breakfast move for Sightseeing / Visit in Agra – by late afternoon drive continue to Delhi – Arrival at Delhi as per the timings
Visit at World heritage site Agra Red Fort sprawling over an area of 380,000 sq m, the great fortress is situated on the right bank of river Yamuna. This amazing monument linked with many rulers and wars. After the first battle of Panipat in 1526, Babur stayed in the fort, in the palace of Ibrahim Lodi. The historian, Abul Fazl, recorded that this was a brick fort known as ‘Badalgarh’. It was in a ruined condition and Akbar had it rebuilt with red sandstone. Architects laid the foundation and it was built with bricks in the inner core with sandstone on external surfaces. Some 4,000 builders worked on it daily for eight years, completing it in 1573. It was also known as the ‘Qila-i-Akbari’
Visit at Itmad-ud-Daulah Tomb one of the most beautiful Mughal tombs. Constructed during the reign of Emperor Jahangir, this tomb comprises cenotaphs of Mirza Ghiyas and Asmat Begum, who were parents of Mughal Empress Nur Jahan. Many believed this monument is considered to be the inspiration behind the Taj Mahal. For this fact it is known as the ‘Baby Taj Mahal’
Visit at Sikandra Tomb the mausoleum of Mughal Emperor Akbar. Interestingly Akbar himself selected the site of the tomb, planned the structure, completed and laid out a beautiful garden during his lifetime. However, the topmost portion of mausoleum in marble was constructed by his son, Mughal Emperor Jahangir
DAY 08: DELHI
After breakfast move for Sightseeing / Visits in Delhi – We will take you to some different kind of tour Walking and Car Tours in Delhi. These tours have been designed by people with a deep understanding of the ‘Real’ Delhi.
Visit at The Masjid-i Jahān-Numā (Jama Mosque of Delhi) the principal mosque of Delhi; the largest and best-known mosque in India. The foundation of the historic Jama Masjid was laid on a hillock in Shahjahanabad by the fifth Mughal Emperor of India, Shahjahan, on Friday, October 19,1650 AD, (10th Shawwal 1060 AH). The mosque was the result of the efforts of over 6,000 workers, over a period of six years (1650–1656 AD)
Visit at Old Delhi the walled city has been the capital of numerous empires that ruled India, where you will get the sights of eye-catching monuments and unique structures and sounds of the colourful bazaars. You will experience at one the busiest and oldest areas of the world. This ancient part of the city is a labyrinth of tiny lanes crowded with rickshaws and lined with crumbling 17th-century haveli, temples and mosques. The theme of these tours is the pre-Shahjahanabad period and we will introduce you to the culture, food and people, as well as a look at and feel of some valuable ancient traditions
Visit at World heritage site Red Fort (Lal Qila)
Built by the Mughal Emperor, Shah Jahan. The Palace fort of his capital Shahjahanabad, famous for its massive red sandstone walls, which stand 75 feet (23 metres) high. This monument represents the grandeur of the Mughal Court, which was constructed during the 17th century. The construction of this fort took over 10 years to complete the work in 1648. It was originally called as ‘Qila-i-Mubarak’, Meaning ‘The Blessed Fort’ listed as UNESCO world heritage site
Visit at World heritage site The Humayun’s Tomb The Tomb of Emperor Humayun the second Mughal ruler to ascend the throne stands as a magnificent testament to the style of Mughal royal mausoleums. This tomb, built in 1560, is of particular cultural significance as it was the first garden-tomb on the Indian subcontinent. It inspired several major architectural innovations, culminating in the construction of the Taj Mahal. The construction of this tomb was commissioned by Humayun’s wife Hamida Banu Begum, Makbara-e -Humayun is one of the best preserved Mughal monuments and listed as UNESCO world heritage site
Visit at World heritage site Qutub complex the world heritage site, the layers of cultural, religious, and political history converge in the Qutub archaeological complex. It was commissioned by Qutub-ud-din Aibak, founder of the Mamluk or Slave dynasty, who later became the first ‘Sultan of Delhi’
Visit at Qutub Minar ‘the victory tower’ named after the religious figure Sufi Saint Hazrat Khwaja Qutbuddin Bakhtiar Kaki was begun by Qutb-ud-din Aibak. It was continued by his successor Iltutmish (a.k.a. Altamash), and finally completed much later by Sultan Firoz Shah Tughlaq, a Sultan of Delhi from the Tughlaq dynasty in 1368 AD. It is listed as a UNESCO world heritage site along with surrounding buildings and monuments
Evening timings get another picture of Delhi with modern culture and traditions. New Delhi OR Modern Delhi, the capital of British India, was built after 1911 AD as a symbol of British dominance over the Indian subcontinent. The intent was to create a grand, monumental, larger-than-life city space, which would inspire awe and be symbolic of the implied socio-cultural, architectural and political superiority of the British Empire few of them are War Memorial India Gate, Passing by President House, Parliament Street and Raj Path
Connaught Place one of the main financial, commercial and business centres in India, a major shopping, nightlife and tourist spot in New Delhi. The area was originally named after the Duke of Connaught, the third son of Queen Victoria of Britain, Prince Arthur. It was developed as a showpiece of Delhi. Connaught Place’s Georgian architecture is modelled after ‘The Royal Crescent in the city of Bath’ England, that designed by the architect John Wood the Younger and built between 1767 and 1774, which is among the greatest examples of Georgian architecture to be found in the United Kingdom
DAY 09: DELHI
After breakfast move for Optional Visits in Delhi and transfer to Delhi Airport as per the timings,