Rail: Southern India & Karnataka by Rail (AHKR)
Countries Visited: India Great value, reasonable prices, quality experiences Comfortable and varied tourist-class accommodations chosen for location and character Mix of public and private transport for the best overall experience All the top highlights included, plus plenty of time to explore on your own
Trip Style: Rail-The best way to fully experience the world is by travelling through it. Rail tours bring you closer to amazing places via iconic and scenic rail routes
Service Level: Standard
Physical Demands Rating: 1 - You'll have to walk around on your own, climb some stairs and carry your own bag. Easy does it.
Group Size: Max 15, avg 12
Meals Included: No meals included
Accommodations: Not Availaible
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.
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|Day 1||Goa||Day 1 Goa|
Arrive at any time. Included Activities: Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting
|Day 2||Goa||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. Dont forget to indulge in Goan cuisine.
|Day 3||Hampi||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))
|Day 4||Mysore||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))
|Day 5||Mysore||Day 5 Mysore|
Arrive to Mysore and explore the Mysore Palace and Chamundi Hill. Included Activities: Mysore Palace Visit Chamundi Hills Visit
|Day 6||Madikeri||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))
|Day 7||Madikeri||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||Kochi||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))
|Day 9||Kochi||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||Day 10 Kochi|
Depart at any time.
Local Flights: N/A
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Itinerary Disclaimer: While it is our intention to adhere to the route described below, there is a certain amount of flexibility built into the itinerary and on occasion it may be necessary, or desirable to make alterations. The itinerary is brief, as we never know exactly where our journey will take us. Due to our style of travel and the regions we visit, travel can be unpredictable. The Trip Details document is a general guide to the tour and region and any mention of specific destinations or wildlife is by no means a guarantee that they will be visited or encountered. Aboard expedition trips visits to research stations depend on final permission.
Additionally, any travel times listed are approximations only and subject to vary due to local circumstances.