G Adventures - 9 Night Moderate Tour Package9-Nights Southern India and Karnataka by Rail-Rail

Tours offered from September 19th, 2018 - November 6th, 2019

Starting from only $799.00 (USD)

Tour Overview

Southern India & Karnataka by Rail 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 10 days’ time, you’ll 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.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.Accommodation Hotels/guesthouses (7 nts), sleeper trains (2 nts).Group Leader Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout, local guides.Group Size Notes Max 15, avg 12Meals Included No meals includedWhat's Included 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.  

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G Adventures: Southern India & Karnataka by Rail

Day 1 Goa
Arrive at any time.Included Activities: Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting

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.

Day 3 Goa/Hampi
Travel by Visakhapatnam Howrah Express train and then by van to reach Hampi, in the heart of Karnataka.Transport: Train Private Vehicle

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 TourTransport: Private Vehicle Basic overnight train (beds)

Day 5 Mysore
Arrive to Mysore and explore the Mysore Palace and Chamundi Hill.Included Activities: Mysore Palace Visit Chamundi Hills Visit

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 VisitTransport: Private Vehicle Private Vehicle

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

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 Train

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

Day 10 Kochi
Depart at any time.

Tour Dates & Pricing

  • Wednesday September 19th, 2018 - Friday September 28th, 2018
    from $799.00
  • Wednesday September 26th, 2018 - Wednesday October 24th, 2018
    from $999.00
  • Wednesday November 7th, 2018 - Wednesday February 20th, 2019
    from $1,099.00
  • Wednesday March 6th, 2019 - Wednesday April 17th, 2019
    from $1,049.00
  • Wednesday May 1st, 2019 - Wednesday October 23rd, 2019
    from $999.00
  • Wednesday November 6th, 2019 - Wednesday December 18th, 2019
    from $1,099.00