Travel Dates: November 1, 2018 to October 31, 2018
Book this vacation by November 15, 2018 to avail a special price of USD $ 6,200 and save up to 10 % off your trip price!

Uncover the golden delights and lush greenery of the South with this comprehensive India tour. Amble around regal palaces and ancient ruins, and wander through lush green jungles and verdant spice plantations. At the end of your journey, spend downtime soaking in the sun at Goa’s famed beaches.

Please note that this offer is not valid for travel between December 20, 2018 and January 10, 2019.

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Itinerary Summary

DayPlaceHighlightsHotel Options
1 - 2BangaloreThe Bull Temple, Bangalore Palace, Vishwesharaiya MuseumTaj West End
2 - 4NagarholeJungle Safaris, Elephants, Bisons, Relaxation, Village VisitsEvolve Back Kuruba Safari Lodge
4 - 5MysoreMaharajahas Palace, Chamundi Hills, Vrindavan gardens, Ranganathittu Bird SanctuaryRoyal Orchid Metropole
5 - 7ChikmagalurCoffee Plantations, Nature Walks, Landscape, HillsPrimrose Villas
7 - 10HampiTwo-Storied Lotus Mahal, Elephant Stables, Vitthal Temple, Stone ChariotEvolve Back Kamalapura Palace Hampi
10 - 15GoaBeaches, Relaxation, Local Markets, ChurchesThe Leela Goa
15 - 15MumbaiGateway of India, Marine Drive or Queen’s Necklace, Dhobi Ghat, Crawford Market

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  • Beaches
  • Heritage
  • Landscape
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Itinerary Details

Day 1 - 2

International Arrival

Transfer to your Hotel

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

Highlights Of Bangalore
Experience historic landmarks amidst the cosmopolitan chic. Venture to 16th century blackened Dodda Ganeshana Gudi (Bull Temple) dedicated to the sacred bull Nandi. Venture to the imposing Vidhana Soudha, a Neo-Dravidian building that houses the seat of state legislature. Tour Bangalore Palace, still owned and inhabited by the erstwhile royal family of Mysore. Visit Bangalore’s British colonial gardens – Lal Bagh, which includes a Victorian glasshouse replica of London’s original Crystal Palace, and Cubbon Park. Explore Tipu Sultan’s Fort and Palace, and the Government Museum, one of the oldest museums in India and home to many artifacts from the Neolithic period.

Hotel Options
Taj West End – Opt 1
RoomLuxury Grand
MealsBreakfast
StyleResort
Day 2 - 4

Drive from Bangalore to Nagarhole (236 km, 6 hrs)

Nagarhole

2 Days

Nagahole National Park calls you into the wild! A haven for nature lovers, the park starts within the foothills of the Western Ghats, and heads into low undulating hills through to stretches of wild grass.

Included Activities

Shared Jeep Safari In Nagarhole
Go on the trail of the tiger! Nagarhole National Park is a sprawling never-never land that is positively teeming with wildlife! Almost 300 species of birds, gaur, Indian bison, spotted deer, sambar, langur, fierce wild dogs, and a variety of big cats call Nagarhole home, which you can have fun spotting during your wildlife safari. You might see several hordes of grand Asiatic elephants ambling around. The crowning glory of Nagarhole? Its population of majestic and mysterious tigers! If you are lucky, with the help of your expert naturalist, you might witness one of these delightful creatures in their natural habitat during your morning and afternoon safaris. Kindly note that these safaris are arranged using a canter.

Hotel Options
RoomPool Hut
MealsFull Board and Activities
StyleLodge
Day 4 - 5

Drive from Nagarhole to Mysore (80 km, 2 hrs)

Mysore

1 Day

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

Highlights Of Mysore
Return to the regal era at Mysore! Visit the Maharajah’s Palace which artistically blends Indo-Saracenic style with foreign elements such as Scottish steel and Victorian-Edwardian era furniture. Every Sunday, visitors gather to to see the palace brightly lit up. Drive up to the Chamundi Hills to be blessed alongside hundreds of jubilant pilgrims at the Chamundeshwari Temple. On your way back, visit Sri Nandi Temple to be blessed by Hindu God Lord Shiva’s faithful gatekeeper Nandi, the decorated bull. Guide your steps towards the Famous Jagmohan Palace where exquisite artwork awaits you at the Raja Ravi Verma Gallery. Tour the scenic Brindavan Gardens which is built alongside a dam on the Kaveri River. There is also opportunity to meet master weavers at a silk factory close at hand. (Full Day, Private Activity & Transfer; Fitness Level: Easy; Mysore Palace is only light up at night on Sundays; Please bring socks as footwear is not permitted inside temples)

Hotel Options
RoomRoyal Room
MealsBreakfast
StyleInternational
Day 5 - 7

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

Highlights Of Chikmagalur
Cast your cares aside at beautiful Chikmagalur! Enjoy invigorating strolls and treks through rugged mountain trails, verdant coffee plantations and past rolling hills, as the rest of the world fades away in the distance. Guided by experts, let your nature walks also be an inspiring insight into local life, as this sleepy town’s economy exists on its natural wealth. Discover information about various species of indigenous trees and wildlife and spend your time looking for exotic birds and large butterflies as they flitter through tree tops. If you are lucky, the night skies may even be lit up by fireflies!

Hotel Options
Primrose Villas – Opt 1
RoomPrimrose Villa
MealsBreakfast
StyleResort
Day 7 - 10

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
Prepared to be bowled over by the mesmeric boulders of Hampi! Navigate through giant rock formations to witness stellar examples of Dravidian architecture. Constructed by the last great Hindu dynasty, some of these architectural marvels date back to the 14th century and are scattered amid the craggy hills and plains. From the historic King’s Balance to the stunning Queen’s Bath, the grand Lotus Mahal (palace) to the colossal Elephant Stables, there is much to discover. Envision the former glory of the musical pillars of Vitthal Temple, standing tall in the heart of an erstwhile bazaar and see the awe-inspiring Stone Chariot. Virupaksha Temple, the principal place of worship, is close at hand. Venture past lush paddy fields and lethargic water buffaloes to see the curious monolith of Ugra Narasimha with its bulging eyes and ample mane. (Full Day, Private Activity & Transfer; Fitness Level: Easy)

Hotel Options
RoomNivasa
MealsBreakfast
StyleResort
Day 10 - 15

Drive from Hampi to Hubli (165 km, 3.5 hrs)

Flight from Hubli to Goa

Transfer from Goa Airport to Hotel

Goa

5 Days

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

Hotel Options
The Leela Goa – Opt 1
RoomLagoon Terrace
MealsBreakfast
StyleBeach Resort
Day 15 - 15

Transfer to the Airport

Flight to Mumbai

Mumbai

0 Days

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

International Arrival

 Price & Inclusions

  • Option 1 From $ 6,890 $ 6,200 /person

Prices are in USD and exclude international flights. This trip price is based on low season rates for accommodation and other applicable services, and may change depending on availability, currency fluctuations and number of people traveling together. For high season prices, please contact us with your exact travel dates and preferences.

Price Includes

  • Accommodation in one double room for 15 days / 14 nights
  • Meals as indicated
  • Flights mentioned below on Economy Class unless otherwise specified:
    • Hubli – Goa
  • All activities as listed :
    • Bangalore: Highlights of Bangalore
    • Nagarhole: Shared Jeep safari in Nagarhole
    • Mysore: Highlights of Mysore
    • Chikmagalur: Highlights of Chikmagalur
    • Hampi: Highlights of Hampi
  • 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

Please note that this offer is not valid for travel between December 20, 2018 and January 10, 2019. 

Book this vacation by November 15, 2018 to avail a special price of USD $ 6,200 and save up to 10 % off your trip price!

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15 days $ 6,890 $ 6,200 / person

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