Meet on arrival at Shamshabad airport & transfer to hotel

Hyderabad– The capital of Andhra Pradesh is the fifth largest city in India with an ancient civilization and culture. The twin cities of Hyderabad and Secunderabad are separated by the Husain Sagar Lake, an artificial lake constructed during the time of Ibrahim Quli Qutb Shah Wali in 1562 A.D.

Hyderabad has developed into a major hub for the information technology industry in India and is also the capital of biotechnology and pharmaceutics of the country. The city is home to the world's largest film studio - the Ramoji Film City built on the outskirts and is home to the local Telugu Film Industry which is the second-largest in India and locally known as ‘Tollywood’.



Full day sightseeing tour of Hyderabad city visiting the Public Gardens which enclose the State Legislature, Gandhi Bhavan, Mecca Masjid – (derives its name because the mosque is said to have bricks from Mecca built into its central arch). Charminar (Hyderabad’s famous landmark) a rectangular, four arched monumental gate 180 feet high and crowned at its four corners by graceful minarets, Laad Bazaar, Salar Jung Museum - one of the best private museums in the world with a remarkable collection of curios, manuscripts, ancient weapons and costumes. In the afternoon visit Golkonda Fort - This historic fort lies west of the city and its name originates from the Telegu words “Golla Konda”, meaning “Shepherd’s Hill”. The fort was later taken over by the Bahamani kings, subsequently passing to the Qutb Shahis, who held it from 1512 to 1687 AD. The first three Qutb Shahi kings rebuilt Golconda Fort over a span of 62 years. Famous features of Golkonda include palaces, a unique water supply system and the famous Rahban Cannon, one of those used during the last siege of Golkonda by Emperor Aurangzeb.



Morning drive to Warangal. Warangal was the capital of a Hindu Shaivite kingdom ruled by the Kakatiya dynasty from the 12th to the 14th centuries and was earlier known as ‘Orukallu’ - Oru means one and Kallu means stone. The entire city was carved from a single rock; hence the name Orukallu was given.

In the afternoon proceed for sightseeing tour of Warangal city visiting Thousand Pillar Temple perched elegantly on the slopes of the hills at Hanamkonda, this temple is fine specimen of Kakatiya architecture and sculpture. It has three shrine temples dedicated to Lord Shiva, Lord Vishnu and Surya (The Sun God). Warangal Fort with its impressive and beautifully carved thoranam arches, and pillars inside that spread over a 19kms radius between Hanamkonda and Warangal. Bhadrakali Temple situated atop a hillock is famous for the stone image of the eight-armed goddess ‘Kali’ with a weapon in each hand.



Morning drive to Vijayawada en route visit Amravati which lies on the right bank of River Krishna, 65 km from Vijayawada. It is famous for the ruins of a 2000-year-old Buddhist settlement and the great Buddhist Stupa. Amravati is considered as one of the key sacred pilgrim center for the Buddhists.

Vijayawada earlier known as Bezawada is the third largest city in Andhra Pradesh and is located on the banks of the Krishna River and has the Indrakiladri Hills on the West and the Budameru River on the North. It is located in the Krishna District, about 275 kilometres from the state capital Hyderabad

In the afternoon proceed for sightseeing tour of the city visiting Prakasham Barrage built across the river Krishna connecting Guntur district. It has created a panoramic lake and its three canals that run through the city give Vijayawada a Venetian look. Kanaka Durga Temple is one of the most popular shrine in Andhra Pradesh and is located on Indrakeeladri hill overlooking the city. One can also visit the Mogalrajapuram Caves which are just 5 Kms from away and are famous for their temples which date back to the 5th century AD.



Morning transfer to Vijayawada train station to catch the Howrah Mail to Vishakhapatnam, met on arrival & transfer to the hotel.

Visakhapatnam is a coastal port city often called "The Jewel of the East Coast" and is located on our eastern shore line. According to history, the city was named after the God of valor – ‘Vishakha’. It was a part of the Kalinga Kingdom under Ashoka's rule in 260 B.C. It is often referred as one of the best tourism destinations in the state, from lakes to beaches as well as beautiful hills and valleys. The district has many tourism interests that represent the rich culture and heritage of true India. Rest of the day at leisure for self exploration.



Morning excursion to Araku valley part of the Anatagiri hills at a height of 1,161 mts from sea level. The valley is located 112 Kms from Visakhapatnam and is very scenic with waterfalls, streams to rejuvenate the mind. The 17 tribes living in this valley wear colourful attire and costumes and are untouched by the modern civilisations. Their rhythmic songs and tribal dances, (the Dhimsa dance) in particular are very intriguing. Also visit Borra Caves located at a distance of 92 Km north of Visakhapatnam. The caves open with a 100 meter on horizontal plane and about 75 meters on vertical plane. These caves spread over an area of one square KM and are the origin of river Gosthani which flows through the district. In 1807, William King George of the Geological Survey of India discovered the caves



Day is at leisure for self exploration In the evening transfer to Visakhapatnam airport for flight to Hyderabad, arrive Hyderabad at 2010 hours & connect flight for onward destination


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