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AHKR - Southern India & Karnataka by Rail

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.

Inclusions

Beach time in Goa
Walking tour and ruins visit in Hampi (Karnataka)
Hazararama Temple visit
Mysore Palace and Chamunda Hill visits (Mysore)
Namdroling Monastery visit
Coffee plantation tour (Madikeri)
Madikeri Fort and Raja's Seat visit
Fort Kochi and Chinese fishing nets visit
All transport between destinations and to/from included activities
Tour Provider G Adventures
Number of Days
10
Price From
AUD $1,070
Start Location
Goa, India
End Location
Kochi, India
Age Range
Avg. 30+
Group Size
1 to 16
Tour Style
Standard
Tour Themes
Rail
Physical Rating
Moderate
Tour departure dates
StartEndAvailabilityPrice
21 Nov 201830 Nov 20182AUD $1,319
01 Dec 201810 Dec 2018Fully BookedAUD $1,070 
12 Dec 201821 Dec 201810AUD $1,319
19 Dec 201828 Dec 20189AUD $1,319
16 Jan 201925 Jan 20198AUD $1,319
30 Jan 201908 Feb 201911AUD $1,121
13 Feb 201922 Feb 20196AUD $1,319
20 Feb 201901 Mar 20197AUD $1,319
06 Mar 201915 Mar 201911AUD $1,070
20 Mar 201929 Mar 201912AUD $1,259
10 Apr 201919 Apr 201912AUD $1,259
17 Apr 201926 Apr 2019Fully BookedAUD $1,070 
01 May 201910 May 201914AUD $1,199
22 May 201931 May 2019Fully BookedAUD $1,070 
18 Sep 201927 Sep 201915AUD $1,199
25 Sep 201904 Oct 201915AUD $1,199
02 Oct 201911 Oct 201912AUD $1,199
16 Oct 201925 Oct 201915AUD $1,199
23 Oct 201901 Nov 201911AUD $1,199
06 Nov 201915 Nov 201915AUD $1,319
13 Nov 201922 Nov 201915AUD $1,319
20 Nov 201929 Nov 201915AUD $1,319
11 Dec 201920 Dec 201915AUD $1,319
18 Dec 201927 Dec 201915AUD $1,319
22 Jan 202031 Jan 2020Fully BookedAUD $1,070 
05 Feb 202014 Feb 2020Fully BookedAUD $1,070 
26 Feb 202006 Mar 2020Fully BookedAUD $1,070 
04 Mar 202013 Mar 2020Fully BookedAUD $1,070 
11 Mar 202020 Mar 2020Fully BookedAUD $1,070 
18 Mar 202027 Mar 2020Fully BookedAUD $1,070 
25 Mar 202003 Apr 2020Fully BookedAUD $1,070 
01 Apr 202010 Apr 2020Fully BookedAUD $1,070 
08 Apr 202017 Apr 2020Fully BookedAUD $1,070 
15 Apr 202024 Apr 2020Fully BookedAUD $1,070 
06 May 202015 May 2020Fully BookedAUD $1,070 
26 Aug 202004 Sep 2020Fully BookedAUD $1,070 
23 Sep 202002 Oct 2020Fully BookedAUD $1,070 
30 Sep 202009 Oct 2020Fully BookedAUD $1,070 
14 Oct 202023 Oct 2020Fully BookedAUD $1,070 
28 Oct 202006 Nov 2020Fully BookedAUD $1,070 
11 Nov 202020 Nov 2020Fully BookedAUD $1,070 
25 Nov 202004 Dec 2020Fully BookedAUD $1,070 
16 Dec 202025 Dec 2020Fully BookedAUD $1,070 
23 Dec 202001 Jan 2021Fully BookedAUD $1,070 
06 Jan 202115 Jan 2021Fully BookedAUD $1,070 
ItineraryExpand
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. Later, enjoy an orientation walk around the town and then enjoy free time to explore in the afternoon.
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.