Andhra Pradesh & Telengana Tour
11 nights & 12 days
Day 01 : Delhi - Vizag – Srikakulam (118 kms 2hrs drive) :
Arrive Vizag assistance & drive to Srikakulam, EnrootvisitingThotlakondaHinayanaBuddhist site ,arrive Srikakulam, Post Lunch visit Temple of ShriKurmam, Where a fossil of Turtle is worshipped as 2nd incarnation of Visnu.This temple is having intricate carving and old paintings on it's walls.Later visit the Buddhist site of Shalihundam from 2nd to 11th Century.
Day 02 : Srikakulam – Araku : (270 kms 5hrs drive):
Drive to Araku Valley enroot visiting Mukhalingam temple. The Srimukhalingeswara temple is a Shiva temple which was built by Kamarnava–II in 8th century AD of the Eastern Ganga dynasty.and Afternoon visit Tribal Villages on the way. dwell mainly in their Palm leaf houses.
Day 03 : Araku- (200 kms 4hrs drive.) :
After breakfast make a full day excursion toNandapur market of Paroja tribal people , Jain ruins of 10th to 11th Century AD at Subai villageand later visit Paroja&Kondhtribal villages.
Day 04 : Arku – Padua - Vizag (150 kms,3hrs drive) :
After breakfast have Coffee in coffee museum ( one of it’s kind in India) and visit Padua tribal market, Later driving to Vizag en route visiting Bora caves.
Day 05 : Vizag – Vijayawada-Kondapalli – (100kms 2hrs):
Morning fly to Vijayawada and Afternoon visit Kondapali fort. This Fort was build in 14th century and inhabited upto end of Mughal rule in 18th Century.
Day 06 : Vijayawada-(220 kms 4hrs drive) :
Full day excursion of Ghantasala, Guntupalli Mainly Buddhist site & Museum and villages. Ghantasala was once a flourishing town of Indo-Roman trade as well as an important religious centre. The Buddhist relics and the Hindu structures at the place reveal its past glory. Carved limestone columns belonging to pillared halls associated with Buddhist monastic establishments (2-3rd centuries BC ) have been discovered. The ruined MahaChaitya or stupa that was excavated here is of a unique design.Guntupalli isfamous forThe rock-cut part of the site having two Buddhist caves, a chaitya hall and a large group of stupas. The chaitya hall has a rare carved stone entrance replicating wooden architecture,During excavation, three relic caskets were found.The caskets had many precious elements like gold, silver, crystal beads. The bronze image of Padmapani was found along with one of the caskets. The inscription on the casket was in the Devanagari script which indicates the year as from the 9th to 10th century
Day 07 : Vijayawada – ( 120kms 2.5hrs) :
After breakfast visit to Amravati . The AmravatiStupa, popularly known as the great stūpa at Amravati, is a ruined Buddhist monument, probably built in phases between the third century BC. AmareswaraSwamy or AmaralingeswaraSwamy refers to Lord Shiva in this temple. The temple is situated on the southern bank of Krishna River. The consort of Lord AmareswaraSwamy is BalaChamundika.As the mythology says that the Sivalinga at this place is installed and established by Lord Indra. And Later visit the local villages.
Day 08 : Vijayawada – Warangal (250 kms,5hrs drive):-
After breakfast drive to Warangal en route visiting Konda Reddy and KoyaTribal Villages around Khammam enroute to Warangal.
Konda Reddy tribes are inhabiting on the banks situated on either side of river Godavari in the hilly and forest tracts of East and West Godavari and Khammam districts. The Koya tribes are mainly inhabiting the hilly areas of West Godavari, East Godavari, Khammam and Warangal districts , Koyas popularly call themselves as DoralaSattam (Lords group) and Putta Dora (original lords).
Day 09 : Warangal – (100 kms 2hrs drive) :
Warangal Fort, Thousand Pillared temple and South Indian temples.Warangal Fort to have existed since at least from the 12th century when it was the capital of the Kakatiya dynasty. The fort has four ornamental gates, known as Kakatiya Kala Thoranam, that originally formed the entrances to a now ruined great Shiva temple. The Kakatiyan arch has been adopted and officially incorporated into the Emblem of Telangana after the state bifurcation. The Thousand pillared temple was constructed in the 1163 AD by Rudra Deva. It depicts typical Chalukyan style of architecture. The three presiding deities are Lord Shiva, Vishnu and Surya.
Day 10 : Warangal – Hyderabad – (200 kms 4 hrs drive) :
Enroute visiting tribal and Local villages
Day 11 : Hyderabad –(100 kms 2hrs drive) :
Explore the city of Hyderabad including Charminar, Qutubsahi tomb, Salarjung museum and post lunch Golkonda Fort.
Day 12 : Hyderabad – Transfer :
Post breakfast transfer to airport for onward journey.