Travel Dates: October 1, 2018 to December 20, 2018 Book this vacation by July 31, 2018 to avail a special price of USD $ 6,990 and save up to 10% off your trip price!
Unearth southern hotspots, heritage havens and national parks on your India vacation. This tour delightfully showcases this land of contrasts – from the bustle of metropolitan cities to spectacular feats of architecture in Hampi, the coffee haven of Chikmagalur, and the ‘city of Nawabs’, Hyderabad. Discover southern India in all its glory!
Bengaluru, India’s answer to Silicon Valley, was ranked third in 2012 amongst the list of world’s top ten cities to visit by Lonely Planet! Formerly a ‘pensioners paradise’, the bustling city sits high above sea-level, and is blessed with pleasant weather all year round.
Nagahole National Park calls you into the wild! A haven for nature lovers, the park starts within the foothills of the Western Ghats, and heads into low undulating hills through to stretches of wild grass.
Canter Safari In Nagarhole Go on the trail of the tiger! Nagarhole National Park is a sprawling never-never land that is positively teeming with wildlife! Almost 300 species of birds, gaur, Indian bison, spotted deer, sambar, langur, fierce wild dogs, and a variety of big cats call Nagarhole home, which you can have fun spotting during your wildlife safari. You might see several hordes of grand Asiatic elephants ambling around. The crowning glory of Nagarhole? Its population of majestic and mysterious tigers! If you are lucky, with the help of your expert naturalist, you might witness one of these delightful creatures in their natural habitat during your morning and afternoon safaris. Kindly note that these safaris are arranged using a canter.
Mysore provides you with an opportunity to step back in time into a world of regal opulence, and is often described as the City of Palaces.
Highlights Of Mysore Return to the regal era at Mysore! Visit the Maharajah’s Palace which artistically blends Indo-Saracenic style with foreign elements such as Scottish steel and Victorian-Edwardian era furniture. Every Sunday, visitors gather to to see the palace brightly lit up. Drive up to the Chamundi Hills to be blessed alongside hundreds of jubilant pilgrims at the Chamundeshwari Temple. On your way back, visit Sri Nandi Temple to be blessed by Hindu God Lord Shiva’s faithful gatekeeper Nandi, the decorated bull. Guide your steps towards the Famous Jagmohan Palace where exquisite artwork awaits you at the Raja Ravi Verma Gallery. Tour the scenic Brindavan Gardens which is built alongside a dam on the Kaveri River. There is also opportunity to meet master weavers at a silk factory close at hand. (Full Day, Private Activity & Transfer; Fitness Level: Easy; Mysore Palace is only light up at night on Sundays; Please bring socks as footwear is not permitted inside temples)
Hampi is so mystical with its boulder-strewn landscapes that you might feel like you’ve landed on the moon!
Highlights Of Hampi Prepared to be bowled over by the mesmeric boulders of Hampi! Navigate through giant rock formations to witness stellar examples of Dravidian architecture. Constructed by the last great Hindu dynasty, some of these architectural marvels date back to the 14th century and are scattered amid the craggy hills and plains. From the historic King’s Balance to the stunning Queen’s Bath, the grand Lotus Mahal (palace) to the colossal Elephant Stables, there is much to discover. Envision the former glory of the musical pillars of Vitthal Temple, standing tall in the heart of an erstwhile bazaar and see the awe-inspiring Stone Chariot. Virupaksha Temple, the principal place of worship, is close at hand. Venture past lush paddy fields and lethargic water buffaloes to see the curious monolith of Ugra Narasimha with its bulging eyes and ample mane. (Full Day, Private Activity & Transfer; Fitness Level: Easy)
Hyderabad is known as the City of Pearls, given it has been a trading point for jewels within its many intriguing bazaars for centuries.
Highlights Of Hyderabad Visit imposing landmarks like the Charminar; the Mecca Masjid -one of South India’s oldest mosques; view exquisite art and antiques at the Salar Jung Museum; watch as ‘bidri’ artists go about their craft in the many pearl shops; stroll through bazaars; shop for pearls and ‘bidri’ jewelry; try the sinfully delicious Hyderabadi food!
Prices are in USD and exclude international flights. This trip price is based on low season rates for accommodation and other applicable services, and may change depending on availability, currency fluctuations and number of people traveling together. For high season prices, please contact us with your exact travel dates and preferences.
Accommodation (on a twin-sharing basis) on the indicated meal plan for 12 nights.
Economy flights for all sectors : Hampi – Hyderabad
All activities as listed :
Nagarhole: Canter safari in Nagarhole
Mysore: Highlights of Mysore
Chikmagalur: Excursion to Belur and Halebid
Hampi: Highlights of Hampi
Hyderabad: Highlights of Hyderabad
All airport and hotel transfers
A high-quality air conditioned vehicle with unlimited mileage and a trusted chauffeur throughout your trip, apart from during your stay at a beach/backwater resort or houseboat if applicable.
All activities described in the itinerary, including entrance fees wherever applicable, accompanied by our tour guide
Your Trip Coordinator: a 24/7 point of contact, supporting you during your trip
Welcome kit including all important documents and information regarding your itinerary
Fees and taxes
Book this vacation by July 31, 2018 to avail a special price of USD $ 6,990 and save up to 10% off your trip price!