Founded in the late 16th Century by the fifth sultan of the Qutb Shahi dynasty, the central India city of Hyderabad has both Islamic and Hindu influences which can be seen today in the city’s striking architecture. Located on the banks of the Mosi River, the city is rich with 400 years of history and tradition concentrated in the ‘Old City’ on the southern bank. Departing from Mumbai, this two-night experience offers the perfect opportunity to explore India’s fourth most populous city.
PLACES TO VISIT: Hyderabad
Day 1: Delhi to Hyderabad
Transfer to the airport for your flight to Hyderabad. Upon arrival, transfer to your hotel and enjoy an evening at leisure. /p>
Day 2: Hyderabad
Today partake in a tour of the city and witness the striking 16th-Century landmark of Charminar (closed Friday), which has been dubbed the ‘Arc de Triomphe of the East’. Visit the Salar Jung Museum, which has displays of sculptures, paintings, ceramics and textiles, and witness the Mughal style High Court buildings. In the afternoon, travel out of the city and visit Golconda, the majestic ruins of a 16th-Century granite fort encircled by a wall over 4 miles in circumference. Within the fort, view the Rani Mahal Complex and the kings court.
Day 3: Hyderabad to Delhi
This morning, return to the airport and fly to Delhi.