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What’s included

  • English-speaking local guides
  • 6 nights good quality hotel accommodation on a twin share basis
  • 7 nights on board the R.V. Vaikundam on a twin share, full board basis
  • 13 Breakfasts, 10 Lunches, 10 Dinners
  • Internal flights and domestic transfers
  • All road transport by private vehicles
  • All excursions and applicable entry fees as described in the itinerary
  • Economy class return air fares from the UK & UK Departure Tax (flight inclusive only)
  • Single, timed group airport transfer for international flights
  • A free Mountain Kingdoms Water to Go bottle or a free Mountain Kingdoms fleece

Hyderabad, Hampi & Kerala Backwaters Cruise

Tour

India, Southern India | Tour

New for 2020
Hyderabad, Hampi & Kerala Backwaters Cruise

Duration:  16 days from the UK

Flight inclusive from £3,595,
Land only from £2,895

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Discover southern India’s ancient history, architectural splendour and captivating waterways on this varied and fascinating cultural tour.

Highlights

  • Tour the old city of Hyderabad including the Royal Tombs and Golonconda Fort
  • Explore the remarkable ancient monuments in the vast ruined city of Hampi
  • Discover the charms of Cochin and its picturesque Chinese fishing nets
  • Take a seven night cruise along the tranquil Keralan Backwaters
  • Enjoy cultural experiences and wildlife rich havens on regular shore excursions

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We begin our journey in the ‘Pearl City’ of Hyderabad where visits to the Mecca Masjid Mosque, Golonconda Fort and Charminar, the city’s striking landmark monument, offer a glimpse of Hyderabad’s rich historical heritage spanning some 400 years.

Cultural appetites whetted, we now fly to Hampi. This incredible ruined city is a vast complex of palaces, forts and temples, many remarkably intact. Akin to Angkor Wat in Cambodia in its splendour, but far less visited, the vast ruins tell the story of the fabulous wealth and grandeur of the ancient Vijayanagara civilisation. The magnificent stone chariot and the elaborate monuments of the Royal Enclosure are among the many highlights we will explore.

The final stage of our adventure takes us to Cochin where, after a guided city tour, we board our boat for a seven night cruise along the tranquil Keralan Backwaters. We stop daily at cultural and scenic places of interest observing traditional village life, meeting craftspeople at work and enjoying the wonderful scenery and exotic birdlife of beautiful Lake Vembanad.


At a glance

Duration:  16 days from the UK

Guaranteed to run for a minimum of 4 clients

Maximum group size: 12

Land only joining city: Hyderabad

Accommodation types: Hotels, Cruise Boat

Itinerary overview
Day Activity
1-2
Fly London to Hyderabad. Transfer to hotel for welcome dinner
3-4
Full day sightseeing in Hyderabad. Fly to Vidyanagar and transfer to Hampi
5
Exploration of the ancient monuments at Hampi
6
Fly to Cochin via Bangalore
7
Guided tour of Cochin. See famous Chinese fishing nets
8-15
Backwaters cruise. End cruise at Alleppey
15-16
Disembark. Transfer to Cochin airport. Fly back to London
Leader: Local leader, India
Local leader, India

Your Indian tour, trek or walking guide will be friendly, very knowledgeable about the region you are visiting and speak fluent English. We use one of the largest and oldest tour operators in India whose staff all have excellent training.


Hyderabad, Hampi & Kerala Backwaters Cruise Itinerary


2020

Dates Availability Land Only Flight Inclusive from
Sat 17 Oct - Sun 1 Nov 2020 Available£2895 Book£3595 Book

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We will be able to advise on fares with alternative airlines, upgrades to Business Class, and the options for flights from regional UK airports, please contact us for more details.

What’s included

  • English-speaking local guides
  • 6 nights good quality hotel accommodation on a twin share basis
  • 7 nights on board the R.V. Vaikundam on a twin share, full board basis
  • 13 Breakfasts, 10 Lunches, 10 Dinners
  • Internal flights and domestic transfers
  • All road transport by private vehicles
  • All excursions and applicable entry fees as described in the itinerary
  • Economy class return air fares from the UK & UK Departure Tax (flight inclusive only)
  • Single, timed group airport transfer for international flights
  • A free Mountain Kingdoms Water to Go bottle or a free Mountain Kingdoms fleece

What’s not included

  • Travel insurance
  • Visa fees
  • Tips
  • Some meals (as per the itinerary)


Extend your holiday

Ranthambore National Park extension
  • Known for its population of tigers.
  • Home to fascinating wildlife including jungle cats, hyenas, jackals, bears, crocodiles and large populations of langur monkeys.
  • Enjoy safari drives as you look out for wildlife amongst the picturesque grassland, hills and lakes.

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Ranthambore National Park in Rajasthan is one of the finest national parks in northern India. Formerly a hunting reserve for the Maharajas of Jaipur, you can see a huge variety of fantastic wildlife and birds in Ranthambore, but the park is particularly famous for its population of tigers - although of course sightings of tiger can never be guaranteed many visitors to this park are lucky enough to get good views.  The scenery of the park is very varied with grassland, hills and lakes and there are also some very picturesque and atmospheric ruins located in the park. Even if you don’t see tigers there is abundant wildlife on view in Ranthambore with leopard and other cats such as jungle cats, caracal, hyena, jackal, wild boar, bear, several species of deer, and large populations of langur monkeys. Marsh crocodiles and other reptiles are also found in the lakes within the park. Owing to the wide range of habitats within the park there is also a large variety of fantastic and colourful birds, both resident and migrant, to be seen - in total, 272 bird species have been documented within the park.


Corbett National Park extension, India

Corbett National Park extension, India
  • Corbett National Park is home to one of the largest Royal Bengal Tiger populations in India.
  • Over 50 species of mammals, many reptiles and hundreds of bird species to look out for.
  • Ideal extension from Delhi to explore some of India's most fascinating wildlife.

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Corbett National Park is the oldest national park in India. Located between the Himalayan foothills to the north and the ancient Shivalik Hills to the south, the reserve covers a wide range of habitat with dense woodlands, open grasslands, riverine vegetation, dry riverbeds and more hilly terrain and so offers much diversity. This varied habitat hosts a spectacular diversity of mammal, bird and reptilian life, unmatched anywhere in India.

The park is home to one of the largest Royal Bengal Tiger populations in India as well as other large cats such as leopard.  There are also around 50 species of mammals including large herds of elephant and four species of deer. In the park you also find many reptiles, including the rare and highly endangered Gharial crocodile. Corbett has a spectacular bird diversity – there are several hundred resident species of bird with as many more crossing on their migratory routes with bird diversity being at its peak during the winter months.


Agra, Taj Mahal & Jaipur - extension (India)

Agra, Taj Mahal & Jaipur - extension (India)
  • 1-day and 6-day extension options available
  • Add at the beginning or end of your holiday in India
  • Sights include the Red Fort, Taj Mahal, City Palace and Amber Fort

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After your adventures in India why not add an exciting day trip to Agra to see the sights of the one time capital of the great Mughal empire? Or, if you have more time available, perhaps a longer trip visiting both Agra and another gem of the ‘Golden Triangle’, Jaipur. Whichever option you take, once in Agra you will be looked after by one of our fully trained, English-speaking guides who will show you around the Red Fort, the Taj Mahal and the ancient city and mosque of Fatehpur Sikri. For those travelling on to Jaipur, you will take guided visits to the Amber Fort, Palace of the Winds and City Palace, along with time to explore the colourful bazaars of the ‘Pink City’.


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