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Fly from London (regional connections available) to Bengalaru (Bangalore) with British Airways. (N)Day 2: Srirangapatna • Mysore
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 Plaza. (L)Day 3: Mysore
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)Day 4: Nagarhole National Park
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)Day 5: Nagarhole National Park
Morning 4×4 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 4×4 safari (optional). (B, L, D)Day 6: Kodagu
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 estate. (B)Day 7: Kodagu
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)Day 8: Chikmaglur
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)Day 9: Hampi
Drive to Hampi and spend 3 nights at the luxurious Evolve Back Kamalapura Palace. Rest of the day at leisure. (B)Day 10: Hampi
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)Day 11: Hampi
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 Hampi. (B)Day 12: Hyderabad
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)Day 13: Hyderabad
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)Day 14: Fly to London
Transfer to the airport for the early morning British Airways flight to London. (B)Meal basis
As per itinerary – B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals.Important information
Morning 4×4 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 4×4 safari (optional). (B, L, D)*Optional activities:
These activities can be pre-booked or booked locally and incur an additional charge.Superior tour:
This tour is based in 4- and 5-star accommodation.Single supplement
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Located in the small village of Karapura, between Nagarhole National Park and Bandipur National Park, the Serai Kabini is a brand new property offering luxury cottages and a serene and tranquil ambience. The spacious riverbank cottages all have cosy interiors and feature a quaint sit-out area to relax and watch wildlife. The restaurant serves a wide range of multi-cuisine delicacies or, if you prefer, private dining or picnics in the reserve can be arranged. Activities such as kayaking on the river and cycling can also be arranged directly with the hotel.Features: 20 rooms, restaurant, lounge / bar, swimming pool, spa, fitness centre, coffee shop, Wi-Fi.<br>Room amenities: Air conditioning, television, sky shower, minibar.
Perched on an idyllic hillside near Madikeri town, Taj Madikeri Resort & Spa sprawls across a rugged mountain on an 81-hectare private coffee estate in supreme isolation. Each of the 63 contemporary spacious villas and suites are stylishly decorated, featuring modern conveniences and extraordinary views. Features: 62 rooms, 5 restaurants, swimming pool, spa, Wi-Fi. Room amenities: Air conditioning, television, minibar, tea & coffee making facilities.
A rare blend of Italian and Tudor architecture, Taj Falaknuma Palace was originally the royal guesthouse of Nizam of Hyderabad. Ten years of sensitive restoration have converted the property into a palatial luxury hotel. The hotel features 60 stylish rooms and suites overlooking the gardens and two speciality restaurants, an outdoor pool and luxurious Jiva Spa.
Set against the backdrop of the magnificent Chamundi Hills, the Radisson Blu Plaza Hotel is a 140-room property lying in close proximity to Mysore's most famous attractions including the opulent Mysore Palace and the bustling city markets. Superior rooms are sleek and modern in design with free high speed wireless internet and most offering a view of the Chamundi Hills or Mysore Golf Club. With a fine dining restaurant and outdoor pool, the Radisson Blu Plaza Hotel is the perfect tonic after a day of sightseeing.Features: 140 rooms, health club, outdoor pool, restaurant, tennis and badminton courts, currency exchange, business centre, airport shuttle and complimentary parking.<br>Room amenities: Air conditioning, 24 hour room service, complimentary wireless internet access, minibar, flat screen television and gourmet tea and coffee making facilities.
Set between the residential districts of Jubilee Hills and Banjara Hills, the Park Hyatt Hyderabad is a large luxury property with striking architecture, a grand atrium and carefully curated artwork. The four restaurants offer an array of fine-dining options and the living room lounge is a great place to enjoy afternoon tea or an evening night cap. Features: 185 rooms, 4 restaurants, spa & fitness centre, swimming pool, Wi-Fi. Room amenities: Television, air conditioning, tea & coffee facilities, safe, minibar.
Set amidst landscaped garden, Hoysala Village Resort is built in traditional style and reflects the simplicity of Malnad (Malnad roughly translated means hill country) Villages. All of the 33 rooms and suites are spacious and rustic, but comfortably furnished. Facilities at the resort include a multi-cuisine restaurant, bar, an outdoor swimming pool, Ayurveda centre, and volleyball and badminton courts.
Recreating the architectural heritage of the Vijayanagara empire, the Evolve Back Kamalapura Palace, which opened in 2016, blends historical elegance with modern luxury. The 46 rooms are split into four suite types, all elegantly designed and permeating the resort's Indo-Islamic style and the secular architecture of Hampi. The two restaurants offer a fine selection of continental and Indian cuisines and are primarily inspired by the Vijayanagara empire. Features: 46 rooms, 2 restaurants, swimming pool, spa, Wi-Fi. Room amenities: Air conditioning, television, safe.
Low season from £3,075 per person
High season from £3,195 per person
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*Itinerary: Note that for the 06 Feb 2014* departure date only the itinerary is different to the regular 2014 tour, with a visit to the countryside in Mai Chai and an extra night in Hanoi, and one less night in Hoi An.
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