This tour takes you on a journey to the glorious years of Moghul dynasty in Karnataka. Stand in awe as you visit the second largest dome in the world at GolGumbaz and explore the mesmerizing mausoleum that inspired Agra's Taj Mahal, take a tour around the cluster of temples recognized as a World Heritage Site. The two day tour takes you to Bijapur, GolGumbaz, Ibrahim Roza, Malik-e-Maidan, Badami and Pattadakal Bijapur tour: Deccan – a tribute to rich Indian culture and one time capital of the Adil Shahi Kings (1489-1686 AD), boasts of the picturesque Bijapur. The Bijapur tour is a tourist’s delight, Bijapur landscape is dotted with museums, mosques, palaces, watchtowers, fortification, strong gateways and various Moghul structures. A must see attraction is the GolGumbaz symbolizing the glorious Moghul dynasty. GolGumbaz tour: This marvelous structure is the mausoleum of Muhammad Adil Shah. Brilliantly, the mausoleum houses without the support of pillars, the second largest dome in the world. The bravura of the structure is evident in the heavy bracketed cornice placed below the parapet and the dazzling seven storied octagonal spires placed at the four corners. Tourists are particularly enamored by the mystical whispering gallery – it echoes a whisper 11 times! Ibrahim Roza tour: This captivating mausoleum of Adil Shah II is believed to have inspired Agra’s, Taj Mahal. This palatial mosque has a common platform on which two building stand supported by arches. Sprawling beautiful gardens adorn the structure from three sides. Malik-e-Maidan tour: This 55 ton Canon has a lead shaped as Lions Jaw’s trying to eat an elephant. As per legend, it makes wishes come true! Badami tour: Badami portrays a majestic scenic beauty essayed by famous cave temples. This colorful landscape has clean blue Agastya Lake, muddy greens, and sandstone browns. The cave temples have beautifully carved bracket figures, especially the third cave has an 18 armed Nataraja, striking 81 dance poses! Pattadakal tour: This World Heritage Site has a cluster of ten temples with intriguing and breathtaking architectural features. This popular tourist has temples going back to the 8th century, of Galaganatha, Kadasiddeshvara, and Jambulinga. It showcases fascinating and absorbing historical presentation of the Chalukyan architecture.
Hampi is an ancient village dotted with numerous ruined temple complexes from the Vijayanagara Empire. On the south bank of the River Tungabhadra is the 7th-century Hindu Virupaksha Temple, near the revived Hampi Bazaar. A carved stone chariot stands in front of the huge Vittala Temple site. This charismatic landscape is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Explore more than 500 year old history rich monuments. Each monument beckons the Hindu culture enthusiasts with its mystical testaments to rich Indian history.
Murudeshwar Temple: The glorious history of the temple reveals that demon Ravana threw a piece of the Pranalinga of Gokarna’s Mahabelshwara at this spot. This pilgrim’s and tourist’s paradise alike is rich in Dravidian style sculpture, with the temple having intricate carvings and statues. In addition to the coconut and areca groves, roaring sea in the west and east side towering hills this scenic spot also has the world’s tallest Neekakanta idol at 123 ft tall. Gokarna: This scenic holy place, with its wonderful open beaches, jagged cliffs, mysterious coves and enigmatic quaint temples speak of an evasive culture of Gokarna. The temples offer to the religious, peace of Hindu rituals while sun, sand and surf compliment a reinvigorating holiday. OM beach: This picturesque and charming beach is one of the five famed beaches of Gokarna and its sacred Hindu syllable like OM shape gives it the eponymous name. Gokarna – the typical Indian temple down, showcases the best Hindu religious presentation with the compelling tranquility of beaches.
The history of the Portuguese in Goa was similar to the British in India. It is interesting to know that while the Portuguese ruled Goa, their country itself was ruled by Spain from the late 16th century for a period of 60 years. The period is known as the 1580 Portuguese succession crisis and is known to be a result of the death of a young king Sebastian of Portugal. Inhabitants of Goa as Rashtrikas, Peitinikas and Bhojas, is mentioned on an Ashokan rock edict. Konkani, the language spoken by Goans today is believed to be created by the impact of the official language of the Mauryan Empire called Prakrit on the native language. The Mauryan Empire declined in 232 BC after the death of Ashoka. The Satavahans that controlled a large part of the West Coast and were a major regional power followed the rule in Goa after the Anand Chuttus and Marathas. By the beginning of the Christian era, Goa emerged as a reputed trading port, flourished under the Satavahans and had connections to the Middle East, the Roman Empire and Africa. Till the turn of the millennium, after the Satavahans, Goa was controlled by a successor of Hindu dynasties. The Bhoja Yadavas established at Paroda the temple of Chandranath as their family deity and ruled from Chandrapur for 350 years. Till 8th century after the Bhojas, the Chalukyas of Badami ruled and the Shilaharas who ruled for another two centuries replaced them. Finally the Kadambas became the dominant power in 1008 under the King Shastadeva after they defeated the Shilaharas.
Explore the treasures of North Goa through our North Goa tour package. Explore the most exotic places the coastal state has to offer. We offer a North Goa sightseeing tour of the most popular attractions which are the most beautiful beaches of North Goa. The North Goa attractions include the magnificent Fort Aguada, almost untouched Vagator Beach, the popular Anjuna Beach, Reis Magos Fort, and Reis Magos Church. We also take the guests to the Snow Park, situated in Baga, the Snow Park is a respite to the summer heat. The indoor park has a sledding hill, an ice bar, an area for kids and adults to play in and make memories, book now. Unlike other offers, all your needs are cared for, from an air-conditioned coach, budget-friendly, and a multi-lingual guide who speaks both Hindi and English.
Step back in time and experience the rich cultural history of Goa as you take a tour through our South Goa tour package one of the most affordable packages in Goa. Take a tour in an AC coach and visit the most popular attractions including beaches, churches built during the Portuguese time, temples, and a dolphin cruise. The attractions include the Church of St. Augustine which is a ruined church complex located in Old Goa. , walk on the silver sands and admire the glistening sea at the popular Miramar beach, learn about the Portuguese colonization and take in the mesmerizing architecture of Old Goa, visit the most popular Mangueshi and Tirupati BalajiTemples and end with a fantastic boat cruise in Goa across the sunset from Santa Monica.