Southern India & Karnataka By Rail

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Run by: G Adventures

Reference number: AHKR

From: £559.20

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.

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.

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.

Day 5 Mysore

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

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.

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.

Day 8 Madikeri/Kochi

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

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.

Day 10 Kochi

Depart at any time.

Departures

Departure Date Return Date Availability Price
26/09/2018 05/10/2018 0 £699.00
03/10/2018 12/10/2018 11 £559.20
17/10/2018 26/10/2018 9 £594.15
24/10/2018 02/11/2018 3 £699.00
07/11/2018 16/11/2018 10 £653.65
14/11/2018 23/11/2018 3 £769.00
21/11/2018 30/11/2018 3 £769.00
01/12/2018 10/12/2018 0 £769.00
12/12/2018 21/12/2018 9 £769.00
19/12/2018 28/12/2018 13 £653.65
16/01/2019 25/01/2019 8 £769.00
30/01/2019 08/02/2019 13 £769.00
13/02/2019 22/02/2019 12 £769.00
20/02/2019 01/03/2019 5 £769.00
06/03/2019 15/03/2019 14 £739.00
20/03/2019 29/03/2019 15 £739.00
10/04/2019 19/04/2019 15 £739.00
17/04/2019 26/04/2019 15 £739.00
01/05/2019 10/05/2019 15 £699.00
22/05/2019 31/05/2019 15 £699.00
18/09/2019 27/09/2019 13 £699.00
25/09/2019 04/10/2019 15 £699.00
02/10/2019 11/10/2019 15 £699.00
16/10/2019 25/10/2019 15 £699.00
23/10/2019 01/11/2019 15 £699.00
06/11/2019 15/11/2019 15 £769.00
13/11/2019 22/11/2019 15 £769.00
20/11/2019 29/11/2019 15 £769.00
11/12/2019 20/12/2019 15 £769.00
18/12/2019 27/12/2019 15 £769.00
22/01/2020 31/01/2020 15 £769.00
05/02/2020 14/02/2020 15 £769.00
26/02/2020 06/03/2020 15 £769.00
04/03/2020 13/03/2020 15 £739.00
11/03/2020 20/03/2020 15 £739.00
18/03/2020 27/03/2020 15 £739.00
25/03/2020 03/04/2020 15 £739.00
01/04/2020 10/04/2020 15 £739.00
08/04/2020 17/04/2020 15 £739.00
15/04/2020 24/04/2020 15 £739.00

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