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Unbeaten Gems of Andhra Pradesh and Orissa

Duration: 12 Nights / 13 Days
Destination Covered: Hyderabad - Warangal - Vijayawada - Nagarjuna Sagar - Srisailam - Kurnool - Puttaparthy (Puttaparthi) - Tirupati - Chennai


Overview
This 12 Nights / 13 Days ‘Spiritual Tour with Andhra Pradesh’ lets you enjoy seamless spirituality which can turn any atheist into a theist. The tour changes your perception and takes you to some magical places like Hyderabad, Warangal, Vijayawada, Nagarjuna Sagar, Srisailam, Kurnool, Puttaparthy, etc. Visit the most famous temples and know about the seamless devotion of pilgrims in Sri Sathya Sai Baba. The tour is all about soothing your senses by seeking the blessings of the almighty.

Trip Highlights

  • Sightseeing tour in Hyderabad
  • Pembarti Village and Kulpakji (Kolanupaka) in Warangal
  • Kondapali Village, Kanaka Durga Temple and Undavalli Caves, Vijayawada
  • Nagarjuna Konda and Anupu, Nagarjuna Sagar
  • Mallikarjuna Temple in Srisailam
  • 7th century Chalukyan Nava Bramha temples in Kurnool
  • Vijayanagar temple and Nandi in Lepakshi
  • Ashram of Sri Sathya Sai Baba in Puttaparthy
  • Govindaraju temple, Padmavati temple and Lord Venkateswara temples in Tirupathi

Itinerary Details

Day 1: Arrive Hyderabad

  • As you arrive in Hyderabad, our representative will greet you and you will be transferred to your pre-booked hotel. If you have time, you can walk around the hotel to explore local market and enjoy local street food.
  • Overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 2: Hyderabad

  • After breakfast, be ready for a tour of the Hyderabad city where you will witness many architectural wonders. Visit the royal Tombs of the Qutb Shahi Kings blending together architectural styles of Persian, Pashtun and Hindu. Next is the wonderful Golkonda Fort housing numerous royal apartments and halls, temples, mosques, etc. Other places to visit today include Nizams Museums, Birla Temple, etc.
  • Evening hours are free to explore the local markets on your own.
  • Later return to your hotel for dinner and an overnight stay.

Day 3: Hyderabad

  • After breakfast, visit the biggest ‘One Man Collection’ at the Salarjung Museum. This national museum has displayed a stunning collection of paintings, carvings, manuscripts, ceramics, sculptures, metallic artefacts, clocks, carpets, and textiles. Visitors get wide eyed by witnessing the furniture inspired from Persia, Japan, Europe, Burma, North America, China, Egypt, and Nepal.
  • Also visit the second biggest Mosque of India, Mecca Masjid apart from Charminar.
  • Return to your hotel for an overnight stay.

Day 4: Hyderabad - Warangal (150kms / 3 hrs)

  • After breakfast, take a road trip to Warangal. En route, stop at the Pembarti Village known for its Brass making, carpet weaving and Kulpakji (Kolanupaka).
  • As you arrive at Warangal, check into your hotel and spend rest of the day at leisure.
  • Dinner and an overnight stay at your hotel.

Day 5: Warangal - Vijayawada (250 kms / 5 hrs)

  • After breakfast, visit Ramappa Temple, also known with the name of 1000 Pillar Temple. Here you will find sculpted figures on the wall panels, ceiling as well as pillars. All these are inspired from Hindu mythology.
  • Drive to Vijayawada and upon arrival, check into your hotel for an overnight stay.

Day 6: Vijayawada

  • After breakfast, get ready for a tour to Kondapali Village where you will find some unique wooden Toys. Next, visit the Kanaka Durga Temple which is an ancient living temple having mentions in inscriptions of different dynasties.
  • Next place on your itinerary is the ancient Vishwakarma Sthapathis, Undavalli Cave, finest exemplars to ancient viswakarma sthapathis.
  • Return to the hotel for dinner and an overnight stay.

Day 7: Vijayawada - Nagarjuna Sagar (170kms / 3.5 hrs)

  • After breakfast, take a drive to Nagarjuna Sagar. Check into the hotel and rest for a while.
  • In the afternoon, get ready for a visit the Nagarjuna Konda and Anupu - the Amphitheatre. You will also spend some time exploring the Buddhist remains in the region.
  • Return to the hotel for dinner and an overnight stay.

Day 8: Nagarjuna Sagar - Srisailam (180kms / 4 hrs)

  • After breakfast, take a drive to Srisailam. Upon reaching the hotel, rest for a while. Later in the evening, visit Mallikarjuna Temple, one of the twelve Jyotir Lingam temples in India. The temple is surrounded with jungles of Nallamala.
  • Return to your hotel for dinner and overnight stay.

Day 9: Srisailam - Kurnool (180kms / 4 hrs)

  • After breakfast, take a drive to Kurnool. Check in at the hotel and rest for a while. During afternoon, you will be taken to the splendid 7th century Chalukyan Nava Bramha temples. These temples have North Indian Nagara style architecture and have carving based on Shaivism, Vaishnavism and Shaktism.
  • Later visit the museum at Alampur housing displays from the 7th century Chalukya period and from the 12th century Kakatiya period.
  • Return to the hotel for dinner and an overnight stay.

Day 10: Kurnool - Puttaparthy (240 kms / 5 hrs)

  • After breakfast, take a drive to Puttaparthy (Puttaparthi). Check in at the hotel and get ready for a visit to the famous Vijayanagar temple. The tour also covers the imposing Fort ruins at Penugonda.
  • Return to the hotel for an overnight stay.

Day 11: Puttarpathy

  • After breakfast, be ready for a full day trip to Puttaparthy Prasanthi Nilayam, the main ashram of Sri Sathya Sai Baba. Sathya Sai Baba was born in Puttaparthi and thus, it is considered as Abode of the Highest Peace. It was built in 1973 and travellers can witness many cultural programmes, conferences and yagnas happening here.
  • ¬†Later return to the hotel for an overnight stay.

Day 12: Puttaparthy - Tirupathi (or Tirupati)

  • After breakfast, you will be taken for an excursion to Tirupathi (Tirupati). For a dose of spirituality, visit the Govindaraju temple, Padmavati temple and Lord Venkateswara temples.
  • Reach the hotel, check in and rest of the day is at leisure.
  • Dinner and an overnight stay at your hotel.

Day 13: Tirupathi - Chennai (175 kms / 4 hrs)

  • After breakfast, you will be transferred to the Chennai hotel where you will check in and rest for a while. You can relish sightseeing around the hotel on your own.
  • Later you will be transferred to Chennai Airport/Railway station to board flight/train towards your onward journey.


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