On the day of arrival at the Hyderabad, Alkof Holidays representative will welcome you at Hyderabad Airport and transfer you to the hotel. Rest of the day at leisure. Overnight stay at the hotel.
Includes: Breakfast, Accommodation, Transfers
Stay – Hyderabad
After breakfast, proceed for a full day sightseeing tour of Hyderabad, visit Golconda Fort, Mecca Masjid, Charminar, Salar Jung Museum, Birla Temple. Later in the afternoon visit Snow world, Hussain Sagar Lake, NTR gardens, which is one of the best gardens in Hyderabad City. In the evening, enjoy the sound & light show at the Golconda Fort. Overnight stay at the hotel.
After breakfast at the hotel, leave for Warangal. On the way, stop at the Carpet weaving center in Pembarti Village. The next visit en–route is Kolanupaka Temple, a 2000 year old Jain temple. Later continue your drive towards Warangal, formerly known as Orugallu. Upon arrival check–in at the hotel. Rest of the day at leisure. Overnight stay at the hotel.
After breakfast, visit Ramappa Temple – an ancient temple, constructed during the 12th century at the time of Kakatiyas reign. After that visit Thousand Pillar Temple – erected in 1163 AD by King Rudra Dev of Kakatiya dynasty.
Later explore the Warangal Fort – built on a hillock Ekashila in 13th century, this fort is one of the architectural masterpieces of Kakatiya Dynasty. Also visit Khush Mahal & Laknavaram Lake. After finishing your sightseeing tour of Warangal, leave for Khammam by road. Upon arrival, check–in to the hotel. Rest of the day at leisure. Overnight stay at the hotel.
In the morning, visit the Sree Seetha Ramachandra Swamy Temple, dedicated to Lord Ram, located on the banks of river Godavari, constructed during the 17th century. Later proceed towards Vijayawada. Upon arrival, check–in at the hotel. Rest of the day at leisure. Overnight stay at the hotel.
After breakfast, get ready to explore Vijayawada, visit Kondapali Village, the inhabitants of this village are famous for making unique wooden toys from Tella Poniki wood that is found only in the hills of the region. These toys are meticulously painted.
The next visit is Kanaka Durga Temple, an ancient temple located on the banks of river Krishna, dedicated to Goddess Kanaka Durga. In the evening, explore the Undavalli Caves, carved out of solid sandstone in the 4th and 5th centuries A.D. Overnight stay at the hotel.
After breakfast at the hotel, leave for Kakinada. On the way, halt to explore a quaint French Church made during the 18th century, later visit a Serene Cemetery. The last en–route visit is Draksharamam Temple, a temple dedicated to Lord Shiva, the temple has various inscriptions carved on it related to the traditions of Chola and Chalukyan dynasties. Later upon arrival at Kakinada, check–in at your hotel for an overnight stay.
After breakfast at the hotel, leave for Visakhapatnam. On the way, halt to visit Sankaram, also known as Bojjannakonda. An interesting aspect of the Bojjannakonda finds is that they feature all the three phases of Buddhism: Hinayana, Mahayana and Vajrayana. A stairway leads to a large double–storeyed cave on a hill. The rectangular cave has a doorway and is flanked by ‘dwarapalakas' on either side, visit the rock–cut stupa, standing on a square platform, at the centre of the cave. A series of rock–cut caves and monolithic structures standing on rock platforms are seen on the northern side of the hill. Later, visit the Simhachalam Temple situated on a hilltop, this is a beautiful temple with 16 delicately carved pillars. Later upon reaching Visakhapatnam, check–in at the hotel for an overnight stay.
Includes: Breakfast, Accommodation, Transfers
Stay – Visakhapatnam
After breakfast, proceed to visit Araku Valley – a beautiful valley with picturesque waterfalls and gardens, where you can indulge in leisure activities. Also visit Borra caves, Galikonda viewpoint, Ananthagiri, Araku tribal museum and padmapuram gardens. Overnight stay at the hotel in Visakhapatnam.
After breakfast at the hotel, proceed to Gopalpur On Sea. On the way, halt at Arasavalli temple, an ancient temple of Suryanarayana Swamy. The idol of the deity in this temple has been made in such a manner that its feet are adorned with the first rays of the sun twice a year. Later, continue your drive passing through some of the most fertile land rice fields, banana and jackfruit plantations in abundance. Upon reaching Gopalpur On Sea, check–in at the hotel. Rest of the day at leisure at Gopalpur On Sea Beach. Overnight stay at the hotel.
After breakfast, drive towards Puri. Upon arrival, check–in at your hotel. Rest and relax at the hotel, later visit the well–known Jagannath Temple – dedicated to Lord Jagannath, Gundicha Mandir – called the Garden House of Jagannath and the nearby village of the artisans. Overnight stay at the hotel.
Includes: Breakfast, Accommodation, Transfers
Stay – Bhubaneshwar
After breakfast, leave for Bhubaneshwar. On the way, halt at Konark to visit the world famous and the UNESCO World Heritage Site – the Konark Sun Temple, also known as the Black Pagoda, constructed during the 13th century. Next visit is to the Fisherman’s village, take a walk around the village or observe the locals doing their routine chores. Later proceed to Bhubaneshwar, upon arrival check–in at the hotel. Rest of the day at leisure. Overnight stay at the hotel.
After breakfast at the hotel, get ready for a full day trip to the Buddhist triangle (90 kms) where you will explore Udayagiri and Khandagiri Caves, Ratnagiri and Lalitgiri. Overnight stay at the hotel.
In the morning, Alkof Holidays representative will transfer you to the airport to board the flight to Kolkata. Upon arrival at Kolkata airport, our representative will meet you and transfer you to the hotel. Rest and relax at the hotel, later proceed for sightseeing of Kolkata, visit the Birla Planetarium, Victoria Memorial, and the Howrah Bridge. Overnight stay at the hotel.
After Breakfast, Alkof Holidays representative will transfer you to Kolkata Airport to board the flight to your home or onward destination.
Includes: Breakfast, Transfers
14 nights accommodation in 3 Star Deluxe hotels on double or twin sharing basis
Daily buffet breakfast at the hotel
Local English Speaking Guide
Transportation - Entire Trip, Including Airport Transfers, Sightseeing by an Air Conditioner Car
1-2 persons - Air-conditioned sedan car such as Etios/Dezire or similar
3-4 persons - Air-conditioned MUV car such as Toyota Innova or similar
5-10 persons - Air-conditioned mini-van such as Tempo Traveler or similar
Personal assistance during arrival and departure
1 mineral water bottle per person per day
All applicable taxes
Insurance - It is advisable that you buy a comprehensive medical/travel insurance in advance from your country before traveling to India.
Visas Fee (if applicable)
Any International or Domestic Flight
Any personal expenses, laundry, telephone charges, shopping, alcoholic beverages etc.
Any Monument Entrance Fee, Camera Fee
Anything not mentioned in the Inclusions
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (FAQ)
Travel is one of those things that naturally gives rise to queries, concerns and doubts, so we’re here to put your mind at ease. Various "FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS" on your travel to India will be covered into the document. Kindly go through the same and if there are other unanswered questions and clarifications, it would be our pleasure to address the same too.
At the time of booking, please consult with your tour manager to discuss the best destinations in India to travel solo. As a solo traveler, you have to pay single supplement charges. Please let us know at time of booking and we’ll arrange the rooming configuration accordingly.
The best time to visit India is from October till April because in these months the weather remains cool. But, if you are planning for trekking on the Himalayas region then Summer is considered to be a good time. Summer are also considered to be good to visit regions like Leh-ladakh, Jammu & Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh, Assam, Meghalaya, Sikkim etc.
Although tipping in India is not compulsory, doing so is a nice gesture. In some circumstances, a small tip is expected. The rules of etiquette for gratuity in India are a little muddled as a colonial past, tourism, and cultural influences clash. We do recommend tipping at various instances, but tip higher only when you are very happy with the service. Tip can given after completion of the services from 5$, 10$ or more as per your choice and depending on how much satisfied & happy you are with the service provider.
At the time of arrival on Airport, our local representative will be there at the airport holding a placard of your name for identification. We shall also provide you list of emergency 24 hours contact numbers for any emergency.
With Alkof Holidays, you get 24X7 personal assistance from your dedicated tour manager over phone, WhatsApp, Skype, or Email. Our office is open 24 hours a day to give you unmatched support anytime you need.
QUESTIONS & ANSWERS
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A deposit of 10% is required when booking this tour. The remaining balance to be paid 30 days prior departure. For any bookings within 30 days of departure, the full tour amount will be charged upon booking. This can be paid through bank transfer, credit/debit card, or cash. After receiving the payment, a receipt will be sent directly to client's registered email-id and the final tour documentation will be emailed out approximately 1-2 weeks prior to departure.
Free cancellation up to 30 days prior departure, after which the deposit becomes non-refundable.
Established in 2009, Alkof Holidays, is a leading tour operator based in New Delhi, India. We understand our customers and always deliver on our promises. We offer unique travel experiences, and well planned itineraries, conducted by the most experienced, and professional tour managers.