Goa & the Deep South

Mumbai - Chennai

24 days through India
FROM: $1730 USD + 620 USD Kitty
Transport:
Overland Expedition Vehicle, Train, Boat
Crew:
Two Dragoman Crew Members, Local Guides where necessary
Accom:
Comfortable Hotel 2 nights
Overnight Train 1 night
Basic Hotel 13 nights
Guesthouse 6 nights
Overnight Boat 1 night
Meals:
Breakfasts x 6, Lunches x 2, Dinners x 3
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Code:
SMC
Deposit:
$260 USD per person
Foreign Travel Advice

A wonderfully laid back trip; the beaches of Northern and Southern Goa combine with those of Vagator further south to allow us time to chill, away from the hustle and bustle of life on the road. Add to this a guesthouse stay in the cool mountain air and tea plantations of Wayanad and boating through the backwaters of Kerala, and you get a vision of the nature of this trip. The route takes in some of India's most spectacular temples and sites of antiquity, including the vast 7th Century Virupaksha Temple at Hampi and the 8th Century Shore Temple at Mahabalipuram. No visit to India is complete without visiting its great cities and centres, and this trip has three of the pearls; the frenetic pace and modernity of Mumbai, the smells, spices and gardens of Mysore and the history and heat of Kochi. But to top it all off, you will get the chance to watch the sunset over the Indian Ocean, on the southernmost point of India, Kanyakumari (also known as Cape Comorin).

Explore chaotic and fascinating Mumbai
Relax on a fascinating train ride to the coast of Goa
Discover the lost kingdom of Vijayanagar in the magnificent ruined city of Hampi
Explore the amazing Maharaja's Palace of Mysore
Relax at the community guesthouse in the hills of Wayanad
Explore Kochi including a local boat trip to Fort Cochin
Overnight by local boat through the backwaters and villages of Kerala
Visit the southern tip of India at Cape Comorin - Kanyakumari
Stay in the French influenced enclave of Pondicherry
Visit to the Shore Temples & Pagodas of Mahabalipuram

An easy trip, with plenty of 2 or 3 night stays to really get to know the area. No camping on this trip, and the hotels range from small guest houses and hostels to comfortable hotels, and overnight boat.

Experience a local overnight train from Mumbai to Goa

Discover the lost kingdom of Vijayanagar in the magnificent ruined city of Hampi

Explore the amazing Maharajas Palace of Mysore

See the 7000-year-old Neolithic petroglyphs at the Edakkal caves en route
Visit Fort Cochin or watch the Kathakali dancers
Day 1 - Mumbai (20th October 2020)

Border Information: If joining the trip in Mumbai, you will most likely enter India from Mumbai Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport (IATA code: BOM).

There will be an important group meeting at 6:00pm at the joining hotel in Mumbai - please look out at the reception for a note from you tour leader with further details about this meeting. Otherwise, today is free to explore the sights and sounds of Mumbai.


Meals: Breakfast

Accommodation: Comfortable Hotel


Day 2 - Mumbai (21st October 2020)
Day 3 - Goa (22nd October 2020)
Day 4 - Goa (23rd October 2020)
Day 5 - Old Goa (24th October 2020)
Day 6 - Old Goa (25th October 2020)
Day 7 - Hampi (26th October 2020)
Day 8 - Hampi (27th October 2020)
Day 9 - Mysore (28th October 2020)
Day 10 - Mysore (29th October 2020)
Day 11 - Wayanad (30th October 2020)
Day 12 - Wayanad (31st October 2020)
Day 13 - Kochi (1st November 2020)
Day 14 - Kochi (2nd November 2020)
Day 15 - Alleppey (3rd November 2020)
Day 16 - Varkala (4th November 2020)
Day 17 - Varkala (5th November 2020)
Day 18 - Varkala (6th November 2020)
Day 19 - Kanyakumari (7th November 2020)
Day 20 - Madurai (8th November 2020)
Day 21 - Pondicherry (9th November 2020)
Day 22 - Pondicherry (10th November 2020)
Day 23 - Chennai (11th November 2020)
Day 24 - Chennai - End Date (12th November 2020)

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