From the lost civilizations of Hampi and the tranquil coffee plantations of the Western Ghats to the temples and caves of Badami, this trip is brimming with hidden jewels. End your private South India tour in bliss on the beaches of Goa.

Itinerary Summary

DayPlaceHighlightsHotel Options
1 - 2BangaloreThe Bull Temple, Bangalore Palace, Vishwesharaiya MuseumThe Gateway Hotel Residency Road Bangalore, The Taj West End
2 - 4MysoreMaharajahas Palace, Chamundi Hills, Vrindavan gardens, Ranganathittu Bird SanctuaryRoyal Orchid Metropole
4 - 6ChikmagalurCoffee Plantations, Nature Walks, Landscape, HillsFlameback Lodge
6 - 9HampiTwo-Storied Lotus Mahal, Elephant Stables, Vitthal Temple, Stone ChariotHampi Boulders Resort
9 - 10BadamiRock Cave Temple, Aihole and Pattadakal TemplesThe Krishna Heritage
10 - 13GoaBeaches, Relaxation, Local Markets, ChurchesAlila Diwa Goa, Park Hyatt Goa
13 - 14MumbaiGateway of India, Marine Drive or Queen’s Necklace, Dhobi Ghat, Crawford MarketMarine Plaza, The Trident Nariman Point

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  • Heritage
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 Price & Inclusions

  • Option 1 $ 3,145 /person
  • Option 2 $ 3,420 /person

Prices are in USD and exclude international flights

Price Includes

  • Accommodation (on a twin-sharing basis) on the indicated meal plan for 13 nights.
  • Economy flights for all sectors : Goa – Mumbai
  • All activities as listed :
    • Bangalore: City Highlights of Bangalore
    • Mysore: City Highlights of Srirangapatna
    • Mysore: City Highlights of Mysore
    • Chikmagalur: Visit to Belur and Halebid
    • Chikmagalur: City Highlights of Chikmaglur
    • Hampi: Highlights of Hampi
    • Badami: City Highlights of Badami
  • All airport and hotel transfers
  • A high-quality air conditioned vehicle with unlimited mileage and a trusted chauffeur throughout your trip, apart from during your stay at a beach/backwater resort or houseboat if applicable.
  • All activities described in the itinerary, including entrance fees wherever applicable, accompanied by our tour guide
  • Your Trip Coordinator: a 24/7 point of contact, supporting you during your trip
  • Welcome kit including all important documents and information regarding your itinerary
  • Insolvency insurance
  • Fees and taxes

This listed price is based on two people sharing a double room. The price may vary due to the time of year you travel, the size of your group, and accommodation availability.

Itinerary Details

Day 1 - 2

International Arrival

Bangalore

1 Day

Bengaluru, India’s answer to Silicon Valley, was ranked third in 2012 amongst the list of world’s top ten cities to visit by Lonely Planet! Formerly a ‘pensioners paradise’, the bustling city sits high above sea-level, and is blessed with pleasant weather all year round.

Included Activities

City Highlights of Bangalore
Explore Bangalore’s most famous landmarks – the Bull Temple, Cubbon Park, Vidhana Soudha, Bangalore Palace, Electronic City, the Vishwesharaiya Museum, Tipu Sultan’s Fort and Palace. Tour the Government Museum and the stunning ISKCON Temple (International Society for Krishna Consciousness).

Hotel Options

The Gateway Hotel Residency Road Bangalore – Opt 1
RoomStandard Room
MealsBreakfast
StyleInternational
CategoryDeluxe
The Taj West End – Opt 2
RoomLuxury Grand
MealsBreakfast
StyleResort
CategoryLuxury
Day 2 - 4

Drive from Bangalore to Mysore via Srirangapatna (150 km, 3.5 hrs)

Mysore

2 Days

Mysore provides you with an opportunity to step back in time into a world of regal opulence, and is often described as the City of Palaces.

Included Activities

City Highlights of Srirangapatna
A visit to Srirangapatna reveals Tippu Sultan’s once historic capital, reverberating an ancient and chequered history with tales of valor and the struggle against British rule. Explore this island fortress town with its many temples, palaces, mosques, tombs, cenotaphs and natural landscapes as it sits on the banks of river Cauvery. See its three-layered stone fort wall with bastions and four gates. The palace remains are witness to a glorious bygone era for India’s historic leaders.

City Highlights of Mysore
Visit the Mysore Mahrajah’s Palace and the temple located within the complex; the Chamundi Hills and the temple perched on top of it; marvel at the paintings at the Raja Ravi Verma Gallery in Jagmohan Palace. Visit the famous Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary, Vrindavan gardens, the silk factory where you can see the masters weavers at work.

Hotel Options

Royal Orchid Metropole – Opt 1
RoomRoyal Room
MealsBreakfast
StyleInternational
CategoryMid-range
Day 4 - 6

Drive from Mysore to Chikmaglur via Shravanbelagola, Belur and Halebid (220 km, 4.5 hrs)

Chikmagalur

2 Days

Chikmagalur is a captivating natural canvas nestled in the Baba Budan Hills within the Western Ghats, best known as the life-giving spine of India.

Included Activities

Visit to Belur and Halebid
Visit Belur and Halebid, famous for their beautifully carved, ancient temples dating back to the 12th and 13th centuries.

City Highlights of Chikmaglur
Let the world drift away as you enjoy invigorating strolls and treks through coffee plantations, set against the backdrop of majestic mountain ranges; go on nature walks and listen to the sounds of nature.

Hotel Options

Flameback Lodge – Opt 1
RoomFlameback-Paddy Villa
MealsBreakfast
StyleLodge
CategoryUpmarket
Day 6 - 9

Drive from Chikmaglur to Hampi (270 km, 7 hrs)

Hampi

3 Days

Hampi is so mystical with its boulder-strewn landscapes that you might feel like you’ve landed on the moon!

Included Activities

Highlights of Hampi
Tour the ‘king’s balance,’ the stunning ‘queen’s bath’ with its arched corridors, and lotus shaped fountains; visit the two storied Lotus Mahal, the huge Elephant Stables, the mesmerizing musical pillars at the Vitthal Temple, the awe inspiring Stone Chariot, the Virupaksha Temple and the monolith of Ugra Narasimha.

Hotel Options

Hampi Boulders Resort – Opt 1
RoomExecutive Room
MealsHalf Board (Breakfast & Dinner)
StyleResort
CategoryMid-range
Day 9 - 10

Drive from Hampi to Badami (190 km, 4 hrs)

Badami

1 Day

Badami: Cradle of architecture Picturesquely situated at the mouth of a ravine between two rocky hills, the exquisite structures and Badami’s rust red sandstone cliffs tell many a tale of yore. Famous for its four ancient rock-cut caves replete with carved pillars and bracket figures, hewn from red sandstone on a hill.

Included Activities

City Highlights of Badami
Visit the famous rock cut temples – dating back to the 6th and 7th centuries; experience the rich blend of Nagara and Dravidian styles of architecture in the temples and sculptures that grace Badami. EI Special Activities: Witness the masterful architectural patronage of the Chalukyas in the Aihole & Pattadakal Temples.

Hotel Options

The Krishna Heritage – Opt 1
RoomExecutive Room
MealsBreakfast
StyleBoutique
CategorySimple
Day 10 - 13

Drive from Badami to Goa (350 km, 8 hrs)

Goa

3 Days

Goa’s legendary allure is its white sandy beaches and glittering blue seas.

Hotel Options

Alila Diwa Goa – Opt 1
RoomTerrace
MealsBreakfast
StyleResort
CategoryUpmarket
Park Hyatt Goa – Opt 2
RoomPark Room
MealsBreakfast
StyleBeach Resort
CategoryDeluxe
Day 13 - 14

Transfer from Hotel to Goa Airport

Mumbai

1 Day

Mumbai, formerly known as Bombay during British colonial rule, has welcomed travelers from around the world for centuries.

Hotel Options

Marine Plaza – Opt 1
RoomSuperior Room
MealsBreakfast
StyleInternational
CategoryUpmarket
The Trident Nariman Point – Opt 2
Room Nariman Point Premier Room
MealsBreakfast
StyleInternational

International Departure

Bangalore 1
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