Deccan Discoveries

Deccan Discoveries

Retrace the history of destinations on the Deccan plateau

Karnataka’s name meaning ‘elevated land’ or ‘region of black soil’ has been attributed to its location on the Deccan plateau. Karnataka’s western reaches are part of a biodiversity hotspot and rich, endemic wildlife flourishes in its tangled forests crisscrossed by a network of large rivers. As is often the case, the river valleys were once home to some of the most powerful empires of ancient and medieval times – and their crumbling ruins and temples are all that are left behind of a glorious past.

Discover the diverse linguistic and religious ethnic groups left behind in the wake of these empires, as also the legacy of wisdom and music of the wandering musicians and philosophers patronized by these ancient empires, still live on today, in our Deccan Discoveries itinerary.

From the port city of Mumbai with its cosmopolitan pulse, Bangalore’s youth-centric IT hub, Nagarhole’s forest-fire prone wildlife haven, Mysore regal past of Nizams and palaces, and Coorg’s rain-drenched coffee plantations – discover the Deccan Plateau’s salient features, differently.


  • Tap into Mumbai’s myriad rhythms on one our signature experiences

  • Learn Bollywood dance moves with a choreographer from India’s biggest entertainment industry

  • Discover Mysore’s heritage, culture, crafts, food & traditions on guided walks or cycling trails

  • Set off on wildlife trails through Nagarhole’s dense forests

  • Rejuvenate with spa treatments on the beaches at Bekal & Neeleshwar

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Start your journey from Mumbai - though technically, not in Karnataka, it is an easy point of access for the Karnataka Connect itineraries. Every city throbs to a rhythm of a million bustling lives intertwined with one another – and in Mumbai, one can almost feel the pulse of a city alive with the drives, passions and ambitions of its populace. Nicknamed the ‘city of dreams’, Mumbai has long been a commercial grindmill – from its heydays as a textile hub to its present-day avatar as a financial and entertainment capital. One cannot help but be drawn into the chaotic heart of the city, from its historical buildings to new-age skyscrapers, from its colourful marketplaces to its old fishing harbours, from the slum-dwellers to the glitzy elite!

While Mumbai is on every traveler’s list – there is so much beyond the tried and tested ways to discover the city! Here is Travel Scope India’s curated list of experiences that will help you absorb the flavours of Mumbai and provide you with a glimpse into the many lives and dreams of its people. And perhaps, through the activites we've recommended, we can help you understand why people believe that Mumbai is not a city but an emotion:

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