Amritsar is a city in the north-western part of India. It is the spiritual centre for the Sikh religion and the administrative headquarters of the Amritsar district in the state of Punjab.
Hyderabad is the capital and largest city of the southern Indian state of Andhra Pradesh. Relics of Qutb Shahi and Nizam rule remain visible today, with the Charminar commissioned by Muhammad Quli Qutb Shah himself coming to symbolise Hyderabad. That legacy is also evident in the city's distinctive cuisine, which includes Hyderabadi biriyani and Hyderabadi haleem. The Qutb Shahis and Nizams established Hyderabad as a cultural hub, attracting men of letters from different parts of the world.
Hyderabad emerged as the foremost centre of culture in India with the decline of the Mughal Empire in the mid-19th century, with artists migrating to the city from the rest of the Indian subcontinent. Hyderabad was historically known as a pearl and diamond trading centre, and it continues to be known as the City of Pearls.
Day 01: Arrival Hyderabad (Flight / Train: TBA)
Arrive at Hyderabad Airport / Station. Proceed to the arrival lounge. TOTAL HOLIDAY OPTIONS Executive will page you by your name. Thereafter you will be assisted with a transfer to the hotel, check in at the hotel and stay two nights in Hyderabad. Hyderabad city is cosmopolitan, and is richly endowed with a variety of cultures. While Muslim people are concentrated more towards the old city like Charminar, Secunderabad has got a more contemporary look with a concentration of Anglo-Indians. The city of Hyderabad presents an attractive amalgam of old world charm together with the ebullience of growth and enterprise. Beautiful old edifices built in the medieval, Mughal, Colonial and Indo-Saracenic styles abound, rubbing shoulders with large glass and chrome temples of commerce. (D)
Day 02: Hyderabad
Morning after breakfast at the hotel proceed for full day city tour of Hyderabad visiting Salarjung Museum; along with a collection of art objects by Nawab Salar Jung III, this museum houses magnificent exhibits of European and Indian paintings and statuary. Of special interest is the Jade Room containing priceless objects, which belonged to ancient Indian rulers like Aurangazeb, Tipu Sultan, Shah Jahan and the Asaf Jahs of Hyderabad. Charminar; it is the principal landmark of Hyderabad. In 1591, Mohamed Quli Qutub Shah built Charminar to commemorate the end of a devastating epidemic. Charminar, which means four towers, stands 56m high and 30m wide creating four arches facing each of cardinal points. The lower area of the Charminar is open daily 9am to 4.30pm. The structure is illuminated during the night from 7pm to 9pm. Visit Qutubshahi Tombs. Mecca Masjid; is one of the largest mosques in India accommodating up to 10,000 worshippers. This is the biggest mosque in Hyderabad and lies within hundred yards to the southwest of Charminar. Evening enjoy Sound & Light show at Golkanda Fort. Overnight at hotel. (B, D)
Day 03: Departure Hyderabad (Flight / Train: TBA)
After breakfast your tour finishes with transfer to the Hyderabad airport / station to board your onward flight. (B)
- 02 Nights hotel accommodation with private facilities.
- Travel, transfer and sightseeing by private air-conditions car with driver as per itinerary
- Local English speaking tour guide during sightseeing tour
- Entrance fee to the monuments specified above
- Meals as specified (B=Breakfast, D=Dinner)
- All current taxes