Replete with ancient cultures and rich history, the Deccan stretches across an enormous area covering Maharashta in the north to Karnataka in the south, Goa in the west, and Andhra Pradesh in the east. Along the way it encompasses cities of hectic industry like Hyderabad and Mumbai, as well as innumerable monuments to fallen kingdoms – from the iron age Maurya Empire to the Mughals and more recent colonial powers.
Over the millennia the Deccan has developed a huge variety of different cultures, cuisines, and traditions which its people carry into the present day. As kings and emperors clashed across its sweeping volcanic plains, its central location in the subcontinent along with the vast natural resources found there spurred trade as far afield as the Roman Empire.
The story of the Deccan is as old as human civilisation, the landscape peppered with monumental testaments to its inhabitants’ ingenuity and industriousness. To truly experience its magnificent structures, living landscapes and cities in their entirety would take many lifetimes.