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DAY 1 Monday 14 November
Arrive in Visakhapatnam
On arrival in Vizag you will be met and transferred to the Novotel Varun Beach Hotel for an 8 night stay
This evening join us for our ‘Welcome’ Cocktail Party. Canapés and drinks included
DAY 2 Tuesday 15 November
A day to relax and recover from your journey
DAY 3 Wednesday 16 November
Today we take a tour of the city and surrounds visiting Simhachalam Hindu Temple, INS Kurusura submarine museum and taking the cable car to Kailasa Giri for stunning views over Vizag and the coastline. Lunch included
DAY 4 – 8 Thursday 17 November – Monday 21 November
2nd Test, Visakhapatnam: ACA-VDCA Stadium
Daily coach transfers included
DAY 9 Tuesday 22 November
Visakhapatnam – Amritsar
Today we fly to Amritsar, in the Punjab. Amritsar, located 20 miles from the Pakistan border, is the spiritual & temporal centre of Sikh culture. On arrival you will be met and transferred to the Hyatt Hotel for a 3 night stay
DAY 10 Wednesday 23 November
Tour of Amritsar, including the Harmandir Sahib (Golden Temple) – the holiest shrine of the Sikh religion, Jallianwala Bagh gardens and Khalsa College. Lunch included
DAY 11 Thursday 24 November
This morning we go on a guided walking tour of the city, visiting local markets and experiencing local cuisine. Lunch included
This afternoon we proceed to the famous Wagah Border, known as the ‘Berlin wall of Asia’, for the daily ‘retreat ceremony’ where the flags of both India and Pakistan are lowered as part of a highly choreographed & raucous ceremony
DAY 12 Friday 25 November
Amritsar – UK or Chandigarh
Transfer to the airport for your flight home or if you are travelling on to the 3rd Test in Mohali, transfer to the station to board the train to Sirhind and then transfer by coach to Chandigarh
There are a number of purported 5-star hotels in Vizag, but having viewed them all, the only place to stay is the Novotel which is a huge cut above the rest, which is why both teams will also be staying here. The hotel is across the road from Varun Beach, although the it is not recommended for swimming due to rocks. Luckily, the Novotel has a gorgeous infinity pool looking out to sea. It also has a lovely Spa & Salon and gym with steam & sauna. The food and beverage options include a buffet restaurant and two a la carte restaurants (international & Indian) and two bars – one air-conditioned and the other on the rooftop. All our rooms overlook the sea of the Bay of Bengal, are a good size (300 sq ft) with walk in shower but no tub, a 2 seater sofa and free internet access.
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The Hyatt Amritsar is centrally located within easy striking distance of the main attractions including the famous Harmandir Sahib (Golden Temple). The hotel has two restaurants – Collage for multi-cuisine buffet & a la carte dining and ThaiChi, a specialty Thai & Chinese restaurant – a bar and a pastry shop. The Spa offers a holistic journey through the integration of Yoga, Ayurveda and oriental therapies. Rooms offer a city view, are a touch under 300 sq ft and come with a 2 seat sofa and walk-in shower.
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