SOUTH­ERN PRIDE

South In­dia of­fers an eclec­tic mix of ex­pe­ri­ences for the trav­eller and th­ese have been made more mem­o­rable as fan­tas­tic re­sorts open up across the re­gion.

Cosmopolitan (India) - - PROMOTION -

PEACE­FUL AND SCENIC, the Vidyana­gar town­ship in Kar­nataka is the per­fect get away for a quiet weekend. The tow­er­ing chim­neys of the JSW steel fac­to­ries stand like hills in the back­ground, but sur­pris­ingly the air is fresh and the town­ship is cooler than the his­tor­i­cal des­ti­na­tions around. The brand new Hy­att prop­erty is presently the only Hy­att Place prop­erty in the coun­try and is per­fect for trav­ellers seek­ing com­fort af­ter a hot and hec­tic day of ex­plor­ing the ru­ins. Af­ter a drive through Vidyana­gar from the noisy To­rana­gallu, the charm­ing feel of the ho­tel con­trib­utes to the feel­ing of tran­quil­lity. The ho­tel has a 115 highly com­fort­able rooms that have com­pli­men­tary WiFi through­out. They come equipped with a re­frig­er­a­tor, a cof­fee maker and a 40 inch flat-panel LED TV. The plush bed is invit­ing af­ter a rig­or­ous day spent un­der the scorch­ing sun, ex­plor­ing the beau­ti­ful sites at Hampi. Seven rooms come with their own per­sonal plunge pools. There is also a good swim­ming pool in the com­plex as well as a large meet­ing hall ideal for wed­dings, ex­hi­bi­tions and con­fer­ences. The Mar­ket, which has sal­ads, sand­wiches and a va­ri­ety of bot­tled bev­er­ages is one of the spe­cial fea­tures the ho­tel of­fers. At present, the Gallery, which is open 24x7, takes care of the needs of the guests. The chefs also cus­tomise the meal as per your pref­er­ence. The ho­tel pro­vides free hot break­fast for its guests. Whether it’s the suc­cu­lent chicken tikka, a cool mock­tail or the de­li­cious fish and chips, the food will not dis­ap­point. It is an ideal place for leisure trav­ellers with the world’s largest open air mu­seum and an UNESCO world her­itage site at Hampi just 27 km away and sev­eral other des­ti­na­tions like Badami, Ai­hole and Pat­tadakkal lo­cated in the re­gion. Al­though the ho­tel does not have concierge ser­vices, the ded­i­cated staff is friendly and more than happy to as­sist in pre­par­ing an itin­er­ary to en­sure you get your fill of the rich his­tory of Hampi. Guests can also visit Kal­ad­ham, a 3D mu­seum on Hampi op­po­site the ho­tel. WHAT: An up­scale ho­tel near the Hampi ru­ins WHERE: Vidyana­gar Town­ship, To­rana­gallu Con­tact: Tel: (08395) 661234; www.hampi. place.hy­att.com

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