1-800-935-2620 Speak to a Tour Expert

Southern India & Karnataka by Rail

Southern India & Karnataka by Rail


Why Pay Retail? Call us or click for a quick quote and save money!

Why Pay Retail? Call us or click for a quick quote and save money!

Overview

Dates & Prices

Start DateEnd DateOffersBrochure
Land Price
Our PriceQuote
From
Wed, Aug 26, 2020
To
Fri, Sep 04, 2020
Call Us$849Get Lower PriceGet Quote
From
Wed, Sep 23, 2020
To
Fri, Oct 02, 2020
Call Us$849Get Lower PriceGet Quote
From
Wed, Sep 30, 2020
To
Fri, Oct 09, 2020
Call Us$849Get Lower PriceGet Quote
From
Wed, Oct 14, 2020
To
Fri, Oct 23, 2020
Call Us$849Get Lower PriceGet Quote
From
Wed, Oct 28, 2020
To
Fri, Nov 06, 2020
Call Us$849Get Lower PriceGet Quote
From
Wed, Nov 11, 2020
To
Fri, Nov 20, 2020
Call Us$934Get Lower PriceGet Quote
From
Wed, Dec 16, 2020
To
Fri, Dec 25, 2020
Call Us$934Get Lower PriceGet Quote
From
Wed, Jan 06, 2021
To
Fri, Jan 15, 2021
Call Us$934Get Lower PriceGet Quote

Promotions

Call or submit a quote to get our Low Prices!

Itinerary

Countries Visited

India

Cities Visited

Bangalore, Goa, Hampi, Kochi, Mysore

Tour Itinerary

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.

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.

Day 1: Goa
Arrive at any time.
Activity: Your opportunity to meet your CEO and fellow travellers, and learn more about your tour. Opt to join the group for a local meal afterwards. Don't forget to see the notice in the lobby (or ask reception) for the official time and place to meet up with the group.

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.
Free Time: Explore all Goa has to offer.

Day 3: Goa/Hampi
Travel by Visakhapatnam Howrah Express train and then by van to reach Hampi, in the heart of Karnataka.
Transport: Settle in and scan the scenery from the convenience of a private vehicle.
Transport: Climb aboard, take your seat, and get around like the locals do.
Transport: Settle in and scan the scenery from the convenience of a private vehicle.
Accommodation: Clarks Inn Hampie (or similar)

Day 4: Hampi/Mysore
Enjoy a walking tour and explore the spectacular ruins of Hampi Palaces, Vittala Temple complex, Virupaksh Temple, Hazararama Temple, and the boulders on the river. In the evening, take an overnight Hampi Express train to Mysore.
Activity: Explore the spectacular ruins of Hampi Palaces, Hazararama Temple, and the boulders on the river on this walking tour.
Transport: Settle in and scan the scenery from the convenience of a private vehicle.
Transport: Stretch out and get some well-earned rest en route to the next stop.

Day 5: Mysore
Arrive to Mysore and explore the Mysore Palace and Chamundi Hill.
Activity: This stunning palace was the home of the Maharajas of Mysore, the former royal family, which ruled from 1399 to 1950. Learn about the rich history of Indian royalty and soak in the splendor of an era long gone.
Activity: Enjoy a visit to the gorgeous temple devoted to the Hindu goddess, Chamundi, located on Chamundi Hill.
Accommodation: Akshaya Mahal (or similar)

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.
Transport: Settle in and scan the scenery from the convenience of a private vehicle.
Activity: Home to nearly 5,000 Tibetan Buddhist monks and nuns, Namdroling Monastery is known as a centre for teachings of the Buddha and the Nyingma tradition - the oldest of the four major schools of Tibetan Buddhism.
Transport: Settle in and scan the scenery from the convenience of a private vehicle.
Accommodation: Hotel Al Wesal International (or similar)

Day 7: Madikeri
Explore Madikeri (the coffee hub of India) and enjoy a tour of a coffee plantation. Later, enjoy an orientation walk around the town and then enjoy free time to explore in the afternoon.
Free Time: Explore Madikeri with free time this afternoon.
Activity: Enjoy a brief walk with your CEO. He/she will give you some tips on finding things like supermarkets, main squares, and ATMs. For more specific or in-depth information, an official guided tour is recommended.
Activity: Head out into the hills to visit one of the many coffee plantations in the region. Learn about the production process and have a sample or two of the locally-grown coffee while taking in the beautiful scenery.
Accommodation: Hotel Al Wesal International (or similar)

Day 8: Madikeri/Kochi
Take a morning drive to the coastal town of Kannur. Catch the Ernakulam Express to Kochi in the afternoon.
Transport: Settle in and scan the scenery from the convenience of a private vehicle.
Transport: Climb aboard, take a seat, and enjoy the ride.
Accommodation: Hotel Fort Manor (or similar)

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.
Activity: Enjoy your stay in charming Fort Kochi, which evokes an era long gone. Walk through the cobblestone streets, visit delightful tea houses, and have a relaxing drink while sitting by the water. Be sure to check out Vasco de Gama's tombstone and the famous blue synagogue.
Activity: Check out these magnificent fishing nets, which are an icon of Kochi. They were gifted to the Kochi King by Chinese Emperor Kubalagi in the 14th century as the two empires were trading partners.
Accommodation: Hotel Fort Manor (or similar)

Day 10: Kochi
Depart at any time.

OR Call Us For a Free Quote 1-800-935-2620

Inclusions

Meals Included
No meals included

Transport
Train (seats), train (beds), private van, walking.

Inclusions
Your Welcome Moment: Meet Your CEO and Group. Beach time in Goa. Walking tour and ruins visit in Hampi. Hazararama Temple visit. Mysore Palace and Chamunda Hill visits. Namdroling Monastery visit. Coffee plantation tour. Madikeri Fort and Raja's Seat visit. Fort Kochi and Chinese fishing nets visit. All transport between destinations and to/from included activities.

OR Call Us For a Free Quote 1-800-935-2620

Accommodations

Hotels/guesthouses (8 nts), sleeper trains (1 nt).

OR Call Us For a Free Quote 1-800-935-2620

Questions & Answers

Question: How many suitcases can I take with me on my trip?

Each person is allowed one "check-in," and one "carry-on." Remember to take all valuables with you as "carry-on", because electronic equipment, cameras, laptops, jewelry, business documents and money are not covered by the airlines' liability, so always carry them aboard with you.

Question: Is Airfare Included in the Price?

Airfare from your point of origin to and from the trip is not included in the land price.

G Adventures Tours Customer Reviews

Overall Rating
4
Accommodations
3.6
Itinerary
4.1
Professional Staff
4.3
Repeat with Operator
4
Value for Money
3.9

Ratings based off 450 reviews about G Adventures Tours - currently showing 15 reviews with comments only

This was my 8th tour with this operator and I have a 9th scheduled. Obviously I am happy with this operator.

It was a great tour and are guides were very knowledgeable.

A Gadventures tour is a great affordable way to see the country and get the opportunity to meet and interact with the local people

It was a dream vacation.Thank you.

The G-Adventures travel guides were excellent

All 100% perfect, nothing to be done better

The G Adventures tour was fantastic.

Very satisfied with tour, enjoyed it very much.

I liked the variety of activities and the chance to opt out without undue pressure. I met some really fun people on this tour.

Everyone connected with the tour went above and beyond. The tour was more than I ever dreamt!

Our CEO Solofo for this trip is fantastic. He is patient and very nice. He went extra ways to help me and other members. I really enjoy this trip because of him! He is an excellent CEO. I definitely will recommend to other friends about him. Pls let him know that we really enjoy his introduction. He is also very informative and knowledgeable. In a word, he is excellent!

Great trip at a reasonable price.

Awesome trip in a great country. Our CEO was professional and fun!!!

G adventures offers hands down some of the best tour packages out there!

The Japan vacation was better than I expected!!!! It was an active "moving" trip, which I truly enjoyed. I've done "coach tours" where you sit on the bus and they take you -- this experience was "hands on" riding the buses, trains and running through the streets -- it was amazing !!!!! We got the full feel of Japan and the people. This trip is not for the weak or slow pace crowd - you drag your luggage through the streets, up and down stairs --- it was truly exciting and exhilarating. G adventures has a fan for life. The instructions and assistance was outstanding -- Great job - Steve (AffordableTours.com) was outstanding !


AffordableTours.com® does not itself offer, service or administer the Travel Packages, and the ultimate terms and conditions of any Travel Package made available via the Site Offerings (including the prices quoted in connection with same) will be determined by the applicable Third-Party Travel Service Provider. AffordableTours.com® does not represent or warrant that the Price Quotes are accurate, up-to-date or free of error, or that same will be honored by the applicable Third-Party Travel Service Providers. All Price Quotes, Travel Package availability, Travel Package details/itinerary and other Content are subject to change without notice. All travel details published by and through the Site Offerings should be confirmed directly with the applicable Third-Party Travel Service Provider prior to making any travel plans. Reliance on any information made available to you by and through the Site Offerings is solely at your own risk.

Call Us Now 1-800-935-2620

How It Works

Vacationing has never been easier or cheaper with the help of a dedicated travel consultant from AffordableTours.com

Free Quote

Free Quote


Find your perfect trip on our website and simply request a free quote. Need to speak to a live person? Call us 7 days a week at 1-800-935-2620. No robots here!


Dedicated Travel Consultant

Dedicated Travel Consultant


Your personal travel consultant will reach out and be your point of contact for your entire travel experience from start to finish. Did we mention you'll be working with an award winning team? Sweet!


Lowest Price Guaranteed

Lowest Price Guaranteed


Because we're one of the largest sellers of travel, we're able to give you a discount on your vacation package. No one beats our prices!


Stress Free Travel

Stress Free Travel


Knowing you got the best deal, all that's left is for you to pack your bags and enjoy your vacation!



Better Business Bureau

AffordableTours.com is a proud recipient of the Better Business Bureau (BBB) awards 2006-2017.

It Pays To Refer! Earn Up To $200!

It's simple: Sign up your friends, family, and anyone to us and when they book you will receive an American Express gift card worth up to $200 in the mail for simply referring.

Read More

Get discounts by Email!