Historic Trail of the Southern Region
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Product Code : AGORA134
The Historic Trail of the Southern Region is a fascinating journey through the cultural heritage of South India. Discover the magnificent Lal Bagh Garden, Cubbon Park, and Bangalore Fort in Bangalore. Visit iconic sites such as the world's tallest monolithic statue at Shravanabelagola, and the Chennakeshava and Hoysaleshwara temples in Hassan. Explore the exquisite temples of Puri and Bhubaneswar and marvel at the grandeur of Golconda Fort, Qutub Shahi Tombs, and Charminar in Hyderabad. This tour is an ideal way to immerse yourself in the history and architecture of the southern region.
Day 1: Arrive in Bangalore
Upon arrival at Bangalore airport, you will be greeted by our representative who will assist you with the transfer to your hotel. Later, you will start your city tour of Bangalore. You will visit the Lal Bagh Garden, Cubbon Park, Bangalore Fort, Tippu Summer Palace, Bull Temple, and drive past Vidhana Soudha and Secretariat. You will spend the night at the hotel.
Day 2: Bangalore - Hassan (200km)
After having breakfast at the hotel, you will drive to Hassan. On the way, you will visit Shravanabelagola, one of the most important Jain pilgrim centers. You will visit Vindhyagiri Hill, where a 17m high naked Lord Bahubali (Gommateshwara) is placed, which is the world's tallest monolithic statue. You will also visit Chandragiri Hill, which is also a seat of several ancient Jain centers, much older than the Gommateshwara statue. Afterward, you will arrive in Hassan, check-in at the hotel and spend the night there.
Day 3: Hassan - Hampi (330km)
After having breakfast, you will drive to Hampi. On the way, you will visit the Chennakeshava Temple built by the Hoysala Empire in 1117 AD in Belur. Then, you will visit the Hoysaleshwara Temple, a 12th-century Hindu temple dedicated to Shiva in Halebidu. Afterward, you will continue your journey to Hampi and check-in at the hotel. You will spend the night in Hampi.
Day 4: Hampi
After having breakfast at the hotel, you will proceed for a city tour of Hampi. Hampi is an UNESCO world Heritage site, dotted with numerous ruined temple complexes from the Vijayanagara Empire. You will visit the Hazara Rama Temple, Kings Balance, Mahanavami Dibba, Royal enclosures, Statue of Ugra Narasimha Temple, Virupaksha Temple, Vithala And Lotus Mahal, Vithala Temple Complex and ASI Museum. You will spend the night at the hotel in Hampi.
Day 5: Hampi/Vijayanagar - Hyderabad
After breakfast at the hotel, you will be transferred to the airport to board a flight for Hyderabad. On arrival in Hyderabad, our representative will assist you with the transfer to your hotel. You will have the rest of the day to relax and enjoy personal activities. You will spend the night at the hotel.
Day 6: Hyderabad
After breakfast at the hotel, you will explore the 400-year-old metropolitan city of Hyderabad teeming with bustling-bazaars & Muslim monuments. You will visit the Golconda Fort Complex, Qutubshahi Tombs, Charminar, Mecca Mosque, Salarjung Museum & Chowmohalla Palace. You will have the rest of the day to relax and enjoy personal activities. You will spend the night at the hotel.
Day 7: Hyderabad - Bhubaneshwar (flight) / Puri (65km)
After breakfast at the hotel, you will be transferred to the airport to board a flight for Bhubaneswar. On arrival, you will meet your driver and guide and go for a city tour. You will visit a few temples including Parasurameshwar, Mukteshwar, Rajarani & Lingaraj temple (Only Hindus can enter the sanctum). You will also visit Khandagiri, Udaygiri caves & Dhauli Rock Edicts. Then, you will drive to Puri, check-in at the hotel and spend the night there.
Day 8: Puri - Chilika - Konark - Puri (130kms round)
After breakfast at the hotel, you will head for an excursion to Chilika Lake, the largest wintering ground for migratory birds on the Indian sub-continent and home to a number of threatened species of plants and animals. Enjoy a boat ride on the lake, and then drive back to Puri. Later, you will visit the Konark Sun temple, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and the nearby village of Pipili, known for its applique work. You will also visit the Raghurajpur artisan village, Ramchandi temple, and Chandrabhaga beach. Finally, you will visit the world-famous Lord Jagannath temple (non-Hindus are not allowed to enter the main temple sanctum). Overnight stay at the hotel in Puri.
Day 9: Puri - Bhubaneswar (65km)/ Bnagalore (flight)
After breakfast, you will drive to Bhubaneswar and visit the temples in Dhauli and Bhubaneswar if not completed on day seven. You will then proceed to the airport to board a flight for Bangalore. On arrival, you will be transferred to the hotel. Overnight stay at the hotel in Bangalore.
Day 10: Bangalore - Departure
After breakfast, you will check out from the hotel and be transferred to the airport as per your flight schedule for your onward destination.
- Assistance on arrival at airport.
- 9 Nights' accommodation in selected price category hotels.
- Daily breakfast at hotels.
- Private AC car/van for airport transfers, sightseeing, and excursions as per the program.
- English speaking tour guide on sightseeing days (local guide in each city), as per program.
- Monument entrances and activities charges mentioned in the itinerary.
- Bottled drinking water in car.
- Government taxes.
Hotels used or similar for 9 nights accommodation
Bangalore x 2 nights
3* - Ramada/ The Rialto
4* - Fortune Select JP Cosmos/ Lemon Tree Premier Ulsoor Lake
5* - ITC Gardenia, a Luxury Collection/ ITC Windsor a Luxury Collection
Hassan x 1 night
3* - Candy Southern Star/ Pavanputra Resort & Spa
4* & 5* - Hosyala Village Resort/ The Ashok
Hampi x 2 nights
3* - Krishna Palace/ Kishkinda Heritage Resort
4* - Heritage Resort / Royal Orchid Central Keerti
5* - Hyatt Place/ Hampi Boulders
Hyderabad x 2 nights
3* - Aditya Park/ Lemon Tree Hotel
4* - Lemon Tree Hotel/ Fortune Park Vallabha
5* - ITC Kakatiya, a Luxury Collection/ Trident Hotel
Puri x 2 nights
3* - Toshali Sands/ Blue Lily Beach Resort
4* - The Hans Coco Palms/ The Chariot Resort & spa
5* - Mayfair Waves
- Vijayanagar - Hyderabad & Bhubaneswar - Bangalore flight fare approx INR 10,500 per person in economy class.
- Camera charges at monuments if any.
- Meals other than mentioned in the inclusions.
- Expenses of personal nature like liquor, laundry, tips, telephone, fax, internet etc.
- Gratuities and optional activities.
- Anything not mentioned in inclusions.