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Southern India & Karnataka by Rail
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As a country, India is so vast that sometimes it takes a couple visits in order to see as much of it as possible. Knock the less-explored southern region of Karnataka off the list right away. Over ten days time, youll take the train from Goa to Kochi via Karnataka and have the chance to see the breathtaking ruins of Hampi a true highlight of the journey. Even more memorable moments await in Mysore and Madikeri as you explore opulent palaces and a coffee plantation. Hop on board and get ready for the ride of your life.

  • Duration: 10 Days
  • Guaranteed Departure: Yes
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  • Physical rating: Average
  • Accommodation standard:   Budget%
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  • Your Guide: English speaking
  • Tour code: 145655
  • Starts: Goa, India
  • Finishes: Kochi, India
You will Visit
  • Goa
  • Kochi

Itinerary

01

Day 1: Goa

Arrive at any time.

Included Activities:
Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting

02

Day 2: Goa

Spend a free day relaxing on the beach or opt to visit the many Portuguese-built monuments, wander around the churches of Old Goa (a UNESCO World Heritage Site), or discover Panjim, the capital. Don't forget to indulge in Goan cuisine.

03

Day 3: Goa/Hampi

Travel by Visakhapatnam Howrah Express train and then by van to reach Hampi, in the heart of Karnataka.

Transport:
Train (6.50-7.50 hours)
Private Vehicle (1.00 hour(s))

04

Day 4: Hampi/Mysore

Enjoy a walking tour and explore the spectacular ruins of Hampi Palaces, Hazararama Temple, and the boulders on the river. In the evening, take an overnight Hampi Express train to Mysore.

Included Activities:
Walking Tour

Transport:
Private Vehicle (3.00 hour(s))
Basic overnight train (beds) (13.00 hour(s))

05

Day 5: Mysore

Arrive to Mysore and explore the Mysore Palace and Chamundi Hill.

Included Activities:
Mysore Palace Visit
Chamundi Hills Visit

06

Day 6: Mysore/Madikeri

Drive to Bylakuppe and explore the Namdroling Monastery - home to nearly 5,000 Tibetan Buddhist monks and nuns. Later drive to Madikeri for the evening.

Included Activities:
Namdroling Monastery Visit

Transport:
Private Vehicle (2.00-3.00 hours)
Private Vehicle (1.00 hour(s))

07

Day 7: Madikeri

Explore Madikeri (the coffee hub of India) and enjoy a tour of a coffee plantation. Visit the Madikeri Fort and the famed Raja's Seat for its stunning views.

Included Activities:
Coffee Plantation Tour

08

Day 8: Madikeri/Kochi

Take a morning drive to the coastal town of Kannur. Catch the Ernakulam Express to Kochi in the afternoon.

Transport:
Private Vehicle (3.00-4.00 hours)
Train (6.00 hour(s))

09

Day 9: Kochi

Explore the Fort Kochi area and see the Chinese fishing nets at work. If time permits, visit the Jewish area and synagogue, the Dutch Palace, and Spice Market.

Included Activities:
Fort Kochi Visit
Chinese Fishing Nets Visit

10

Day 10: Kochi

Depart at any time.

Inclusions:
    Activities
    • Beach time in Goa
    • Walking tour and ruins visit in Hampi (Karnataka)
    • Hazararama Temple visit
    • Mysore Palace and Chamunda Hill visits (Mysore)
    • Namdroling Monastery visit
    • Coffee plantation tour (Madikeri)
    • Madikeri Fort and Raja's Seat visit
    • Fort Kochi and Chinese fishing nets visit
    • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities
    Accommodation
    • Hotels/guesthouses (7 nts), sleeper trains (2 nts)
    • No meals included
    Transport
    • Train (seats), train (beds), private van, walking
    Group Leader
    • Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout, local guides
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Tour Highlights:
  • Indulge in the relaxing vibe and amazing food of seaside Goa
  • Marvel at the breathtaking ruins of the Karnataka region in Hampi
  • Explore palaces and plantations in Mysore and Madikeri.