The Virgin Coast


14 Nights / 15 Days

Destination Covered:

Hyderabad-Warangal-Khammam-Vijayawada-Kakinada-Visakhapatnam-Gopalpur on Sea-Puri-Bhubaneshwar-Kolkata


  • India Real Heritage Destinations ! Our tour was well organized and amazing. It was very quick and easy to work with our tour manager Mr. Pragya Chandra. Travel docket was well prepared with all of the details and information we needed, plus recommendations and suggestions. Our driver Anil was excellent, especially in India’s busy streets! He was very pleasant, respectful and always on time. We would love to have him as our driver again. Jodi Parker and Family, United States of America, January 2015
  • A wonderful travel agency! My son and I had a wonderful trip along with a fantastic driver and guide. I appreciate the care and attention you had given us in coming up with our itinerary. Thank you so much for your all positive effort! John, New York, USA, January 2015
  • Rapid Golden Triangle I had a wonderful experience in Golden Triangle Tour of North India! Everything was pre plan according to my itinerary, taken care of and I still felt I had the freedom to do what I wanted. I got to see and do so much more than had I tried to do this trip solo. Excellent recommendations from my tour desirner who made us program adaptable to my wishes and price range. My driver was knowledgeable about each locations and gave great suggestions on activities for me (photography related) Echo Blum, United Kingdom, December 2014
  • Nature and culture of Beyond with Sri Lanka I wanted to thank you for all your help in assisting with planning our India Beyond with Srilanka journey. We had a fantastic time in this tour package and our complaint is that our time in Sri Lanka was too short !!! we really enjoyed our holiday, once again thank you for all your help. Emir Avdic, Australia October 2014
  • The trip was great! Everything worked very well The travel itself was well elaborated, the hotels were very well equilibration, from the more basic ones to the luxury resorts as the Dune or the Taj Malabar in Cochin. A very special experience was the trip on the boat (Spice Coast Cruises) -> simply great!
    Also a very big compliment for Shiva, our driver. He was someone we could fully rely upon
    As a summary we were extremely satisfied with the travel and the organization from Shanti Travel.
    Thank you very much for your support, give her our warm regards. Claudia Reinhardt, German, September 2014
  • Rajasthan Royal Fantastic “Very happy with the trip. Rohit Poddar, our Tour Designer was very efficient and thorough! Accommodation was great and we’d like to travel again with Crocus Travel.” Michael, UK, Rajasthan, August 2014
  • Golden Triangle India “Awesome experience! Everything was taken care of & I still felt I had the freedom to do what I wanted. I got to do so much more than had I tried to do this trip solo. Excellent recommendations always !” Miriam, Spain, July 2014
Tour Description


‘The Virgin Coast’ is  the well-designed package which gives you the chance to explore the major destination of two most beautiful states Andra Pradesh and Orissa.

Andhra Pradesh is the eighth largest state in India. It is one of the historical region, which offers the glories beaches, stunning hills, ancient caves, rich wildlife, dense forests and spectacular temples.

Orissa is one of the most beautiful state of located in the east of India which is known for its exotic cultures and warm & friendly people along with that it is also renowned for its beautiful costliness which spread over 480 kilometre, surrounded by mountains, stunning lakes and gorgeous rivers.

You can feel the essence of the history, culture and traditions of this region while exploring the various monuments. Apart from this you also get the chance to understand the tribal life of the region while visiting the various tribal villages along with the significant tribal markets. Along with that you will also get an opportunity to explore the some of the stunning pure beaches as well. During this trip you will also explore the major attractions of Kolkata as well. It is the capital of west Bengal, Located on the east bank of the Hooghly river.The duration of the travel is 14 nights and 15 days covering the destinations such as Hyderabad, Warangal, Khammam, Vijayawada, Kakinada, Visakhapatnam, Gopalpur on Sea, Puri, Bhubaneshwar and Kolkata.


Day 1: Arrive Hyderabad (Sightseeing)

On your arrival at Hyderabad airport, meet our representative, after welcome, proceed to the hotel. Hyderabad Renowned as the City of Nawabs, Itis culturally rich city of India. It is the capital of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana.

Check-in at the hotel, after freshen up, and proceed to your tour by visiting the beautiful monument, Char Minar; the stunning Charminar is located in the old city. Built by Muhammad QuliQqutub shah in 1691, it is an imposing structure with 4 minarets. Char Minar is the oldest mosque in the Hyderabad.  

You then head to Mecca Mosque, the biggest Mosque in Hyderabad. The structure of the mosque is similar to that of Mecca Madina in Saudi Arabia. It was built by Muhammad QuliQutub Shah in 1617. It is one of the largest mosques in India.

Further, visit the QutaubShahi Tomb, which is one of the most glorious architectural of QutubShahi dynasty. After sightseeing, return back to the hotel. Overnight stay at hotel.

Day 2: Hyderabad(Sightseeing)

Today after breakfast, proceed to visit Birla temple, which is one of the most beautiful architecture which was built with South-Indian, Utkala and Rajasthan, three significant type of architectures, located at the height of up to 280 feet, which offers the panoramic view of the town.
Then proceed to visit Salarjung Museum, which houses the various historic artefacts, including the several Jade daggers belonging to Emperor Noor Jahan and Shah Jahan, Jahangir, and the wardrobe of Tipu Sultan. Then proceed for Golconda Fort, which is located about 11 kilometres away from Hyderabad. Which is one of the architectural wonders in Hyderabad.

Further, enjoy the boat ride at Hussain Sagar, then proceed Lumbini Gardens, enjoy the water shot up in sky, making a water screen. After sightseeing, return back to the hotel. Overnight stay at hotel.

3: Hyderabad-Warangal (By Road-148 Kilometres)

After having an early breakfast, proceed to Warangal. It is considered one of the heritage cities and the second-fastest growing city in Telangana state. This city offers a wealth of architecture and exquisite sculptures, which reflects the richness of this town.

Upon arrival, check in at the hotel. Take rest for a while, later, proceed on a sightseeing tour of Warangal which include Ramappa Temple, Warangal Fort, Thousand Pillared Temple and Pakhal Lake. Stay overnight in the hotel.

Day 4: Warangal-Khammam (By Road-120 Kilometres)(Sightseeing)

Today after breakfast, proceed to visit Ramappa Temple, it is the oldest temple, built during the period of Kakatiyas reign in 12th century. Then visit Thousand Pillared Temple which was built in 1163 AD by King Rudra Dev of Kakatiya dynasty. Later explore the Warangal Fort which was built during 13th century.

Then, proceed to Khammam by road. On arrival, check into your pre-booked hotel. Rest day is free at leisure. You can explore the surroundings. Overnight stay at hotel.

Day 5: Khammam-Vijayawada (By Road-123 Kilometres)(Sightseeing)

Today after breakfast, proceed to visit the Sree Seetha Ramachandra Swamy Temple, located on the banks of river Godavari. This temple, dedicated to Lord Ram. This temple was built during the 17th century.

Then drive to Vijayawada, It is also known as "The Business Capital of Andhra Pradesh", located on the banks of the Krishna River in Andhra Pradesh.

On arrival in Vijaywada, check in at the hotel. Rest day free at leisure. In the evening, enjoy a leisurely stroll in the city. Stay overnight in the hotel.

Day 6: Vijayawada(Sightseeing)

Today after an early breakfast, proceed for day trip to Kondapali Village. The inhabitants of this village are famous for making unique wooden toys from TellaPoniki wood that is found only in the hills of the region.

Then visit is Kanaka Durga Temple, it is an ancient temple, dedicated to Goddess Kanaka Durga. The temple is located on the banks of river Krishna. In the evening is for exploring the Undavalli Caves, carved out of solid sandstone, it is one of the ancient cave dated back to the 4th and 5th centuries A.D. Overnight Stay at hotel.

Day 7: Vijayawada-Kakinada (By Road-220 Kilometres)

Today, after breakfast, drive to Kakinada. En-route explore a quaint French Church made during the 18th century and later visit a Serene Cemetery. Also visit Draksharamam Temple, a temple dedicated to Lord Shiva.

On arrival in Kakinada, check-in at your pre booked hotel. Rest day is free at leisure. Overnight stay at hotel.

Day 8: Kakinada-Visakhapatnam (By Road-153 Kilometres)(Sightseeing)

After having an early breakfast, proceed to Visakhapatnam by road. Visakhapatnam, is also known as Vizag, it is the second largest city in Andhra Pradesh. Located on the Eastern Ghats, it overlooks the Bay of Bangal, and bound by hills. Its harbour became a port after it was colonised by the Dutch and later the British. It is the major commercial city, which is the home to the oldest shipyard and the only natural harbour on the east coast of India. The city is also the headquarters for Eastern Naval Command of the Indian Navy.

Arrive in Vishakapatnam by evening and check in at the hotel. Take a rest and stroll around the beach in the evening. By evening, return back to the hotel for overnight stay.

Day 9: Visakhapatnam

Post breakfast, proceed to Araku Valley, it is aone of the spectacular valley with stunning waterfalls and beautiful. You will also explore Borra Caves, which is also known as BorraGuhalu, then visit Bheemili Beach as well.

After visiting the major sights of Visakhapatnam, return back to the hotel for overnight stay.

Day 10: Visakhapatnam-Gopalpur On Sea (By Road-184 Kilometres)

Post breakfast, drive to Gopalpur on Sea and Chilka Lake. This is the one of the beautiful beaches of Orissa. Later, visit Chilka Lake, which is divided into an outer channel with a narrow neck. This channel leads into the sea and on the other hand, the main body of the lake has a muddy bottom plentiful in organic matter.

Upon arrival at Gopalpur on Sea. Check in to your pre- booked hotel. After freshen up, explore the beautiful surroundings, enjoying street food and interact with the locals, so that you can understand the culture and traditions of the region. Return to your hotel. Overnight stay at hotel.

Day 11: Gopalpur On Sea-Puri (By Road-176 Kilometres)(Sightseeing)

In the morning, after breakfast, drive to Puri. It is one of the most historical city of Orissa, which is located on the Bay of Bengal. It is also known as JagannathPuri, which is named after the 11th-century Jagannath Temple. It is the holiest pilgrim site for Hindus, which comes under Char Dham. Apart from this this town is also offers the various historic antiquities, architectural grandeur and stunning beauty of the beaches.

On arrival at Puri, check in to your pre booked hotel. Post lunch, leave for sightseeing in Puri, Visit the well-known Jagannath Temple-dedicated to Lord Jagannath, GundichaMandir- called the Garden House of Jagannath and the nearby village of the artisans. Return to your hotel for an overnight stay.

Day 12: Puri-Bhubaneshwar(By Road-59 kms)(Sightseeing)

On your arrival at Bhubaneswar Airport/Railway Station, meet our representative and transferred to the hotel. Popularly known as the "Temple City of India", this city is the Holy land of almost 500 temples. Bhubaneswar is the capital of Orissa. It is one of the most historical city of India, the history of the town is dated back to the over 3,000 years. It is the home of various ancient temples along with many historical architectures and sites.

Check in to your pre booked hotel. After freshen up, proceed to visit the temples including Champakesvara Siva Temple, Aisanyesvara Siva Temple, Rajarani Temple, BharatiMatha, VaitalDeula, Gopal TirthaMatha, Suka Temple, Ladu Baba Temple, etc. Return to your hotel, have your dinner and stay overnight.

Day 13 : Bhubaneshwar(Sightseeing)

Today after breakfast, proceed to visit the Lalitgiri, Ratnagiri and Udayagiri , which are the Buddhists excavation sites, these three sites are called as Diamond Tringle. The existence of these sites dates back to 1st century A.D. At Lalitgiri, there is a complex of Buddhist huge sculptures, engraved Stupas, and monasteries. Ratnagiri, houses the various Buddhist sculptures, made with multi-coloured stones, are found here. Udaygiri, here is a large compound found with arranged veranda around a courtyard of 18 cells. Return to your hotel for an overnight stay.

Day 14: Bhubaneshwar-Kolkata (By Flight)

After breakfast, you get an assisted transfer to the airport to board a flight to Kolkata. On arriving in Kolkata, get transferred to your pre-booked hotel. In the afternoon, visit the tourist attractions of Kolkata including the Birla Planetarium, Victoria Memorial and the Howrah Bridge. Drive past drive past the Fort Williams, the Secretariat Building and the Old Court House Street. After sightseeing return back to the hotel, rest day is free at leisure overnight stay at hotel.

Day 15: Kolkata

Today is the last day of the tour. After having an early breakfast, Get transferred to the airport to board an international flight for your onward destination. We hope you have enjoyed your trip and look forward to organizing your next tour with us.

Tour Highlights

Tour Highlights

Tour Highlights

  1. Explore the Charminar and Mecca Masjid in Hyderabad.
  2. Visit Kolanupaka Temple, which is a 2000 years old Jain religious site.
  3. Explore the ruins Warangal Fort in Warangal.
  4. Visit to visit the Sree Seetha Ramachandra Swamy Temple, Khammam.
  5. Explore the Kondapali Village, well-known for its special wooden toys, near Vijayawada.
  6. Enjoy the guided tour of Undavalli Caves, Vijayawada.
  7. Visit Sankaram- an important site Buddhist, en-route Visakhapatnam.
  8. Visit Araku Valley and Borra Caves in Visakhapatanam.
  9. Visit Arasavalli temple, an ancient temple of SuryanarayanaSwamy, on the way to Gopalpur on Sea.
  10. Visit JagannathPuri temple in Puri for Darshan.
  11. Explore visit the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Konarak Sun Temple, en-route Bhubaneshwar.
  12. A day trip to Buddhist sites of Lalitgiri, Ratnagiri and Udayagiri.
  13. Visit the Birla Planetarium, during Kolkata sightseeing.
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