title>Unbeaten Gems of Andhra Pradesh and Orissa, Andhra Pradesh Tourism, Orissa Travel
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Unbeaten Gems of Andhra Pradesh and Orissa

Duration: 14 Nights / 15 Days
Destination Covered: Hyderabad - Warangal - Khammam - Vijayawada - Kakinada - Visakhapatnam - Gopalpur on Sea - Puri - Bhubaneshwar - Kolkata


Overview
The ‘Unbeaten Gems of Andhra Pradesh and Orissa’ tour takes you to some of the most priceless yet less explored places in India. The tour takes you to Andhra Pradesh and Orissa (Odisha) where you spend time experiencing something unique every single day. The tour includes temples to beaches, rustic villages to forts and much more. It is perfect for those who wish to ditch the usual and make the most of their holiday in India.

Trip Highlights

  • Charminar and Mecca Masjid in Hyderabad
  • Kolanupaka Temple, a 2000 year old Jain religious site
  • Ruins of Warangal Fort in Warangal
  • Sree Seetha Ramachandra Swamy Temple, Khammam
  • Kondapali Village near Vijayawada
  • Undavalli Caves in Vijayawada
  • Sankaram- a significant site Buddhist
  • Araku Valley and Borra Caves in Visakhapatanam
  • Arasavalli temple of Suryanarayana Swamy
  • Jagannath Puri temple in Puri
  • Konarak Sun Temple, en-route Bhubaneshwar
  • Buddhist sites of Lalitgiri, Ratnagiri and Udayagiri
  • Birla Planetarium during Kolkata sightseeing

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.
  • Today you will spend the day walking around the local markets, buying local artefacts and tasting delectable Hyderabad food.
  • ¬†Overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 2: Hyderabad

  • After breakfast, get ready for a city tour of Hyderabad. Visit the significant Charminar Gate- Hyderabad’s biggest landmark featuring four ornate minarets arches. It was built in 1591 by Mohammed Quli Qutab Shah and grabs the attention of every visitor.
  • Thereafter, visit Salar Jung Museum- the third largest museum in India. You will also be taken to Mecca Mosque- one of the oldest and largest Mosques in India.
  • During evening hours, you will attend the beautiful Sound & Light show at the Golconda Fort.
  • Overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 3: Hyderabad - Warangal

  • After breakfast, leave for Warangal by road. En-route, stop at the Carpet weaving centre in Pembarthi Villageng. Here you find traditional handmade textile in various sizes and patterns. Next you will stop at the Kolanupaka Temple, a popular Jain religious site dating back to 2000 years old.
  • On arriving Warangal, check-in at your pre-booked hotel for an overnight stay.

Day 4: Warangal - Khammam

  • After breakfast, visit Ramappa Temple- an ancient temple belonging to the 12th century. It is dedicated to Lord Ramalingeswara with main structure built in reddish sandstone. Next you will visit the Thousand Pillared Temple- constructed in 1163 AD by King Rudra Dev of Kakatiya dynasty.
  • Next is the Warangal Fort in your itinerary. It was raised during the 13th century and flaunts delicately crafted arches and pillars.
  • As you reach Khammam, check into your pre-booked hotel and overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 5: Khammam - Vijayawada

  • After breakfast, get ready for a visit to the Sree Seetha Ramachandra Swamy Temple edging the banks of river Godavari. This temple is dedicated to Lord Ram and belongs to the 17th century.
  • Later take a drive to Vijayawada. Upon arrival, check into your hotel and spend rest of the day at leisure.
  • Overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 6: Vijayawada

  • Today you will be taken for a day tour to Kondapali Village. People of this village are known for their creative wooden toys making skills. Do not miss a chance to buy some as they make great souvenirs.
  • Also visit the famous Kanaka Durga Temple, a historical temple on the banks of river Krishna. The temple is dedicated to Goddess Kanaka Durga and is visited by streams of pilgrims.
  • Spend the evening hours exploring the beauty of the Undavalli Caves, made of solid sandstone in the 4th and 5th centuries A.D.
  • Overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 7: Vijayawada - Kakinada

  • After breakfast, take a road trip to Kakinada. En-route, stop at the quaint French Church raised during 18th century. On the way you will also enjoy darshan at the Draksharamam Temple, dedicated to Lord Shiva. The temple features beautiful inscriptions taking you on a walk to the time of Chola and Chalukyan dynasties.
  • On arrival in Kakinada, check into your hotel and enjoy an overnight stay.

Day 8: Kakinada - Visakhapatnam

  • After breakfast, leave for Visakhapatnam. En-route, stop at Sankaram- a significant site for Buddhist devotees. Here you will find two enticing images of Lord Buddha and Stupas belonging to the 1st century AD. Also explore the nearby rock-cut temples.
  • Later, you will be taken to the Simhachalam Temple sitting at the top of a beautiful hill. The temple has 16 carefully carved pillars which look astonishing.
  • On reaching Visakhapatnam, check-in your hotel for an overnight stay.

Day 9: Visakhapatnam

  • After breakfast, leave for the very beautiful Araku Valley blessed with cascading waterfalls and verdant gardens. The valley gives you opportunities to explore nature as well as the ancient Borra Caves showcasing Stalagmite and Stalactite formations.
  • The day ends with a visit to the Bheemili Beach where you will unwind.
  • Overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 10: Visakhapatnam - Gopalpur on Sea

  • After breakfast, take a road trip to Gopalpur. On the way, you will stop at the famous Arasavalli temple, a historical temple dedicated to Suryanarayana Swamy. One amazing fact about the idol of this temple is that it is made in such a way that the first rays of the sun touch its feet twice a year.
  • Then continue your drive and witness beautiful sites of rice fields and banana and jackfruit plantations.
  • Reach Gopalpur on Sea and check into your hotel and enjoy an overnight stay.

Day 11: Gopalpur On Sea - Puri

  • After breakfast, take a drive to reach Puri. Upon arrival, check-in your hotel. After lunch, you will be taken for a sightseeing tour to Puri. Start with the very popular Jagannath Temple dedicated to Lord Jagannath. The temple is dedicated to Lord Jagannath and is known for its annual Ratha Jatra. Next on the itinerary is the Gundicha Mandir also known with the name of the Garden House of Jagannath.
  • Return to the hotel for an overnight stay.

Day 12: Puri - Konarak - Bhubaneshwar

  • After breakfast, take a drive to Bhubaneshwar. On the way, stop at the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Konarak Sun Temple constructed during the 13th century. Next stop is at the Fisherman’s village where you can take a walk around and explore local cultures.
  • As you reach Bhubaneshwar, check-in at your hotel and enjoy an overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 13: Bhubaneshwar

  • After breakfast, get ready for a trip to Lalitgiri, Ratnagiri and Udayagiri. Here you will find some soul soothing Buddhist monasteries bestowing seamless pleasure. The Lalitgiri-Ratnagiri-Udayagiri corridor has ruins of brick pagodas, sculptured stone portals and some unseen Buddhist images.
  • Return to your hotel for an overnight stay.

Day 14: Bhubaneshwar - Kolkata

  • In the morning you will be transferred to the airport to board a flight to Kolkata. Upon arrival, get transferred to your hotel. Spend the rest of the day enjoying local sightseeing places like Birla Planetarium, Victoria Memorial and Howrah Bridge.
  • Also visit the Fort Williams, the Secretariat Building and Old Court House Street to look into the history of this place.
  • After dinner, you will be transferred to the airport.

Day 15: Kolkata

  • You will be transferred to the airport to board an international flight for your onward destination.


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