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Amidst the sheer diversity and cultural variety which one can come across in India, one of the most spectacular aspects to explore is a combination of Eastern India along with Southern India. From the majestic Sun Temple at Konark and the ancient Jagannath Temple in Puri to the lazy beaches of Goa, the Sun Temple & South India Package Tour is as diverse as travelling could possibly get.
Kolkata has many tales to tell whoever visits her picturesque locales. From some of the most spectacular examples of British architecture such as Victoria’s Memorial to the iconic Rajbaris which makes the vibe of Kolkata simply spectacular. The Dakshineswar Temple of Kolkata is situated by the banks of river Ganga, and is dedicated to Goddess Kali. It is one of the most iconic temples in the country that is built in the architectural style of Bengal.
Bhubaneswar translates into ‘Lord of the Universe’ and is the capital city of Orissa. The city is known as Temple Town and Cathedral City due to the many temples in the city constructed in the elaborate Orissan style.
Dhauli served as the battlegrounds for the Kalinga War during the third century BC. It transformed Emperor Ashoka into Dharmashoka. The spectacular Sun Temple of Konark is one of the treasures of India. Puri is all about golden sunsets and miles after miles of yellow sand, blue waves and lots of white surfs. Relax under an umbrella while sipping on green coconut water. Puri is one of the four main Hindu pilgrim centres in India and is famous for the ancient Jagannath Temple.
Hyderabad is also known as the Kohinoor diamond of India. It is a fascinating city rich in the arts, handicrafts and dance forms. From the majestic Charminar built by Qutab Shah in the sixteenth century to being the technology hub of India, Hyderabad is a charming and multi-faceted city to step foot into.
South Indian history also has significance of Bidar, which was once capital of the Bahmani Kingdom. Walk through the gorgeous fifteen century fort which consists of the Chini Mahal, Turkish Mahal and Ranjeen Mahal. They are some of the most sensational and awe-inspiring architectural structures to explore.
Gulbarga’s old fort consists of a host of fascinating structures. Dating back to the fourteenth century, the rich and illustrious heritage of the place shall take you back in time. Bijapur was constructed during the reign of the Chalukyan Dynasty in tenth and eleventh centuries. With some of the most sensational examples of architecture, Bijapur is an incredible place to visit. Pattadakal is peppered with exquisitely chiselled temples. This World Heritage Site perched by the banks of Malaprabha river holds testament to the sheer richness of Chalukyan architecture. Aihole is a beautiful tranquil village located by the banks of the Malaprabha river. It is claimed to be the very cradle of Hindu architecture and one of the most impressive examples of the same is the Durga Temple.
Badami is the capital of the early Chalukyas and it is nothing but extraordinarily picturesque. Explore the four ancient caves and discover the treasures within them. The strikingly beautiful surroundings along with its rich heritage and culture will transport you to a completely different realm.
The charming town of Chitradurga is one of the most spectacular sites for tourists to visit. The beautiful hill and fort town is certainly one of the highlights. Hampi brings with itself some of the most magical experiences which one can have while touring the country. Famous for its ruins belonging to erstwhile Hindu kingdoms of the medieval era, the rich and rustic history of Hampi shall leave one spellbound.
Goa is all about the good life. Relax by some of the most spectacular beaches in the country and let yourself be sun kissed by the Goan sun. Surrounded by swaying palms, sparkling waters and white sands, vacay time is going to get a whole lot more fun and relaxing.
From the Kolkata airport, you are escorted to the hotel for a hearty breakfast. Later, you set on for sightseeing by starting with Victoria’s Memorial and Dakshineswar Temple. In the evening, enjoy exploring the city by yourself and return to the hotel for a hearty dinner. Enjoy an overnight stay at Kolkata.
You are driven to Kolkata’s airport for a flight to Bhubaneswar. Land early morning and you are escorted to your hotel where you shall enjoy a delicious breakfast. Afterwards, head off for sightseeing in the city and explore its temple culture and architectural richness. Overnight stay at the hotel in Bhubaneswar.
After breakfast, you are driven to Puri and on the way, stop by at Dhauli. Explore the battleground which transformed Emperor Ashoka during the Kalinga War in the third century BC. Later on, stop by at Konark to visit the incredible Sun Temple. Reach Puri at evening as you are escorted to your hotel. Enjoy a sumptuous dinner and overnight stay at Puri.
Enjoy a local breakfast at Puri and head off to enjoy the beachside. Afterwards, you will head over to the famous and ancient Jagannath Temple. Explore this important Hindu Temple and its many facets. Enjoy the evening shopping by the beaches and come back to the hotel to enjoy a sumptuous dinner and an overnight stay. This will be one of your highlights during the Sun Temple & South India Package Tour.
You enjoy a breakfast at Puri and are driven to Bhubaneswar airport for a flight to Hyderabad. After landing, you are escorted to your hotel and once refreshed, you head off for sightseeing. Explore majestic sights such as Charminar and Mecca Masjid. Come back to the hotel to enjoy a delicious dinner and an overnight stay.
You leave for Gulbarga after breakfast. En route, you stop by at Bidar to explore. Continue being driven towards Gulbarga and once arrived, you are escorted into your hotel. After freshening up, head over for sightseeing. Enjoy exploring the fort city and witness its rich architecture. Come back to the hotel to enjoy a delicious dinner and overnight stay.
Post breakfast, you are driven to Bijapur. Upon arrival, you are escorted to the hotel from where you will head off for sightseeing once freshened up. Explore the Mausoleum of Mohammed Adil Shah which was built in the seventeenth century. Come back to the hotel to enjoy a delicious dinner and overnight stay.
Enjoy a breakfast and later, you are driven to Pattadakal. Head off for sightseeing in this magnificent world heritage centre and tour the ten major temples representing early Chalukyan architecture. Come back to the hotel to enjoy a delicious dinner and an overnight stay.
Drive off to Aihole and enjoy a delicious breakfast. Explore the marvelous temples of Aihole and witness Hindu temple architecture at its embryonic stage. Later on, you are driven off to Badami, a picturesque countryside village. Enjoy a sumptuous dinner and an overnight stay at Badami.
After enjoying a delicious breakfast, head over to Hospet. Be escorted to your hotel where you can get refreshed before heading off for sightseeing. Later on, be driven to Hampi and explore the magnificent ruins. Come back to the hotel for a sumptuous dinner and an overnight stay.
Post breakfast, you are driven off to Goa. Once arriving, you are escorted to the hotel where you can freshen up and head off for the beach. Enjoy and relax by the sea. Go for some shopping in the evening and come back to the hotel at night to enjoy a filling dinner and an overnight stay.
After enjoying breakfast, head over for sightseeing at Goa. Explore the basilica of Bom Jesus, the sixteenth century Church dedicated to infant Jesus. Head over to the Aguada Fort built by the Portuguese. Enjoy a sumptuous dinner and you are driven to the airport for your next flight.
The Sun Temple & South India Tour will expose you to one of the most spectacular, diverse and rich aspects of India and will leave you with incredible memories to cherish and make you want to come back for even more!
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