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Uncover the rich culture and heritage of
central India on a comprehensive tour
filled with regal splendour, exquisite
forts and palaces, boulder-strewn ruins,
rolling hills and national parks teeming
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Fly from London (regional connections
available) to Bengalaru (Bangalore) with
British Airways. (N)
On arrival in Bengaluru, transfer to the LaLit
hotel for an early lunch. Continue to Mysore,
visiting the island fortress of Srirangapatna
en route. Stay 2 nights at the Radisson Blu
Morning exploration of the Maharajah’s
Palace, which displays a synthesis of Hindu
and Saracenic architecture. This evening take
an optional walking tour of Mysore and learn
about the opulent lives of the Maharajas*. (B)
Travel to Kabini to explore Nagarhole National
Park, home to over 400 tigers and the world’s
largest congregation of Asiatic elephants. Take
a boat safari on the Kabini river. Stay 2 nights
at Serai Kabini (or similar). (B, L, D)
Morning 4x4 safari to explore the park
further. As well as the sizeable tiger and
elephant populations, leopards, dhole and
sloth bears also reside in the park along
with over 300 species of birds. In the
afternoon, take a further 4x4 safari (optional).
(B, L, D)
Day 6: Kodagu
Drive to Kodagu (Coorg) for 2 nights at the
Taj Madikeri Resort & Spa, set on a hillside
and surrounded by a 72-hectare rainforest.
This afternoon take a guided tour of the
Immerse yourself further in the culture of
Kodagu by spending the day with a local
Kodava family, a community which is
known for its expertise in agriculture,
warfare and sports. Enjoy a traditional lunch
and interact with your hosts in an authentic
home overlooking verdant plantations and
valleys. (B, L)
Drive to Chikmaglur and overnight at the
Hoysala Village Resort. Visit the Hoysala
temple complexes of Belur and Halebid, some
of the finest examples of Hindu artistic and
cultural development in India. (B)
Drive to Hampi and spend 3 nights at the
luxurious Evolve Back Kamalapura Palace.
Rest of the day at leisure. (B)
Visit the ruins of the Vijayanagara empire at
Hampi, once the capital of one of the largest
Hindu empires in Indian history. The ruins are
set in a mystical boulder-strewn landscape
interspersed with groves of coconut palms. (B)
Explore the quaint village of Anegundi, known
for its artisans and social enterprises. Climb
Anjaneya hill, allegedly the birthplace of Lord
Hanuman, and visit the monkey temple.
Afternoon at leisure. Head to Hemakuta hill in the early evening to watch the sun set over
Take an optional sunrise climb of Matanaga
hill, which offers superb views of Hampi. Rest
of the morning at leisure. This afternoon fly
to Hyderabad for 2 nights at the Park Hyatt.
Upgrade to the Taj Falaknuma Palace (luxury
room) from £785pp. (B)
Visit the monumental Golconda Fort, originally
built in 1518. Later explore the old city of
Hyderabad; highlights include the magnificent
Chowmahalla Palace complex, the lively Laad
bazaar and the Char Minar, a masterpiece of
Qutub Shahi architecture. (B)
Transfer to the airport for the early morning
British Airways flight to London. (B)
As per itinerary – B: Breakfast,
L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals.
These activities can be
pre-booked or booked locally and incur an
This tour is based in 4- and 5-star accommodation.
Available on request.
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