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£3095

Secret India

REGIONAL FLIGHT OPTIONS

From Bangalore’s Bull Temple to Mysore’s magnificent palace, from Ooty hill station to Bandipur’s ‘Project Tiger’ reserve, and from the misted beauty of Coorg to the mystical temples of Hassan and Hampi, this is an enthralling tour of Karnataka’s cultural riches

A comprehensive tour of the Karnataka region reveals the astonishing artistry of ancient temples, the unabashed opulence of Maharaja palaces, the wilderness of the Western Ghats, and the culture created by its chequered past. The tour begins in progressive Bangalore, with British Raj buildings at its core and ever-increasing outer boundaries. In sharp contrast, Mysore is steeped in old-world elegance and sprinkled with majestic monuments, parks and fountains. We dip into Tamil Nadu for characterful Ooty hill station, and take the splendid journey of the narrow-gauge Toy Train to Coonoor; and we seek out the elephants with safaris in Bandipur National Park. Colonial landmarks are revealed amid the coffee and cardamom plantations of Coorg. The quiet little town of Hassan nestles in a scenic setting and takes its name from the temple of ‘the smiling goddess’ Hasanamma. The UNESCO World Heritage site of Hampi covers the vast, atmospheric ruins of the Vijayanagara Empire capital, shrouded in mystery, and studded with stunning architecture; and our final journey takes us into Telangana for Hyderabad, the ‘trinity city’ amalgam of medieval Old Town, British military garrison and modern cyber business hub.

Overview

  • Flight  - 1 night
  • Bangalore  - 1 night
  • Mysore  - 2 nights
  • Ooty  - 2 nights
  • Bandipur  - 1 night
  • Coorg  - 2 nights
  • Hassan  - 2 nights
  • Hampi  - 3 nights
  • Hyderabad  - 2 nights
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Tour Highlights

  • Culture & Countryside
  • Jules Verne Sightseeing
  • 3 UNESCO Heritage Sites
  • 6 Lunches & 7 Dinners
  • Local Expert Guide

From Bangalore’s Bull Temple to Mysore’s magnificent palace, from Ooty hill station to Bandipur’s ‘Project Tiger’ reserve, and from the misted beauty of Coorg to the mystical temples of Hassan and Hampi, this is an enthralling tour of Karnataka’s cultural riches

Notes:

The Toy Train has no refreshments or toilets on board.

Accommodation

ITC Windsor - Bangalore

A 5-star hotel with restaurants, bars, pool, gym, spa and WiFi (chargeable). 240 air-conditioned rooms with private facilities, hairdryer, safe, mini-bar, satellite TV and tea/coffee making facilities.

Radisson Blu Plaza Hotel - Mysore

This centrally located 5-star hotel is set against the backdrop of the Chamundi Hills. Restaurant, pool, gym and WiFi (free). 140 air-conditioned rooms with private facilities, hairdryer, safe, mini-bar, tea/coffee making facilities and satellite TV.

Fortune Resort Sullivan Court - Ooty

An ideal gateway 4-star hotel surrounded by green lawns and garden. Restaurant, bar and wellness centre. 63 air-conditioned rooms with WiFi (free) and private facilities, hairdryer, mini-bar and tea/coffee making facilities.

The Windflower Resort & Spa - Bandipur

A 3-star property, located close to the Bandipur Forest Reserve. Restaurant, outdoor pool and spa. 25 air-conditioned rooms with private facilities, hairdryer and tea/coffee making facilities.

Amritara Ambatty Greens Resort

A 4-star hotel tucked away in the hills of Coorg, surrounded by greenery and extensive birdlife. Restaurant, bar, swimming pool and WiFi (free). 24 rooms with private facilities.

Hoysala Village - Hassan

A modern 3-star resort set in a tranquil landscape. Restaurant, bar, spa, pool, WiFi (free) and 34 air-conditioned rooms with private facilities.

Heritage Resort Hampi - Hospet

This heritage resort is built on 9 acres of mango and coconut plantation and close to the Hampi ruins. Restaurant, pool, spa and WiFi (free). Air-conditioned rooms with private facilities, hairdryer, safe, mini-bar, tea-coffee making facilities and TV.

ITC Kakatiya Hotel - Hyderabad

A 4-star hotel situated in the heart of the city. Restaurants, bars, pool, gym, spa and WiFi (chargeable). 188 air-conditioned rooms with private facilities, hairdryer, safe, mini-bar, satellite TV and tea/coffee making facilities.

Extension Options

North Goa Extension

Relax on the Arabian Sea and explore Goa’s Portuguese heritage.

Taj Fort Aguada - Goa

This 5-star hotel is located in North Goa over 42 acres and along the Sinquerim to Calanute stretch of beach. Restaurants, bars, pool, gym, spa and WiFi (free). 143 air-conditioned rooms with private facilities, hairdryer, safe, mini-bar, tea/coffee making facilities and satellite TV.

The Claridges Hotel - Delhi

Right where New Delhi meets Old Delhi, The Claridges Hotel is in a peaceful area, only a 10 minute walk to the serene Lodi Gardens yet still close to shopping centres, markets and the famous India Gate. The hotel extends a warm welcome and offers a several dining options, a bar, swimming pool, gym and spa. The rooms are a blend of classic and contemporary styles and provide air-conditioning, satellite TV, free Wi-Fi, mini bar and safe.

Departures & Prices

per person in a twin/double room
British Airways from Heathrow

October
October 18 (Friday)
November
November 8 (Friday)
Price Includes:

Air travel and taxes, transfers, 15 nights' accommodation, breakfast daily, 6 lunches and 7 dinners, itinerary as described, services of guides and local representatives. If our specially negotiated airfares are unavailable at the time of booking, a supplement may apply.

Not Included:

Travel insurance, visa procurement, optional excursions, tipping, any government taxes or compulsory charges introduced after publication.

Supplements per person

Single Supplement
  • Single Supplement
  • £745
Flight Options
  • British Airways World Traveller Plus
  • On request, please call
  • British Airways Club World
  • On request, please call
  • Emirates from Heathrow, Gatwick, Manchester, Birmingham or Glasgow
  • On request, please call
Privately Guided
  • Privately guided options available based on 2+ people
  • On request, please call
Tour Only
  • Save
  • £700
  • Arrival or departure transfer
  • £49
Extension Options
  • North Goa Extension - 6 nights (6 nights)
  • £1750
  • Single Supplement
  • £625

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