Long before the Greeks or Romans ever picked up a brick, there were magnificent temples in India. Travelling the authentic Indian way, you'll journey by train to Hampi to discover one of her most prized historical sites – the ancient city of Vijayanagar. Expect plenty of pretty villages, greenery and history on this three-day tour.
The adventure begins with a train ride – a true local experience. Chugging alongside the Tungabhadra River, you can admire great views of the rocky terrain before pulling to a stop in Hampi. From there, you'll make your way to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Vijayanagar.
Once a wealthy Hindu kingdom, it's crammed with crumbling palaces and monuments that you'll have plenty of free time to explore. Standout gems include the Vitthala Temple's musical stone pillars and the temple of Virupaksha. Dedicated to the Hindu goddess Vishnu, it boasts a 50m tall tower still used for worship today. And with a two-night hotel stay included, you can really make the most of your time here.