One of our in-house India specialists recently had the choice of a trip to India's Karnataka state or one to the Sultanate of Oman. Struggling to decide, it dawned on her that she could combine the two. What she found were two destinations that work together surprisingly well.
Combining Oman and Karnataka in southern India is one of our more unusual suggested holiday combinations, but one that we're convinced works a treat.
There are impressive landscapes and remarkable ancient sites, atmospheric cities and tranquil beaches. Both destinations have beautiful Islamic architecture and captivating ancient histories but make for a fascinating comparison. The trip through Karnataka is wonderfully off-the-beaten-track, where the hotels tend to be functional rather than fancy. However, in Hyderabad and Oman, you’ll be treated to stand-out accommodation that will top and tail your trip with a touch of luxury.
- Meander around the ancient forts that surround both Hyderabad and Muscat. You’ll feel immersed in and amazed by the distinct cultures of these contrasting cities
- Marvel at the splendour of the temples, palaces and monuments in the epic boulder-strewn landscape of Hampi
- Uncover the secrets of Oman’s unusual Dhofar region where the desert is broken up by dramatic pockets of lush tropical scenery
Your holiday will include private transport and guides which allows you a level of flexibility and spontaneity. We believe our guides are some of the very best and will bring your travel to life.
As with all our holidays, this itinerary is just a starting point. We can tailor it completely to suit your budget, pace and style. Get in touch to find out how this suggested itinerary could inspire your adventure.