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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 $1,199
Start Location
Goa, India
End Location
Kochi, India
Age Range
Min :12
Group Size
1 to 16
Tour Style
Original
Tour Themes
Rail, Small Group
Physical Rating
Moderate
Tour departure dates
StartEndAvailabilityPrice
23 May 201801 Jun 2018Fully BookedAUD $1,199 
30 May 201808 Jun 2018Fully BookedAUD $1,199 
27 Jun 201806 Jul 2018Fully BookedAUD $1,199 
19 Sep 201828 Sep 201812AUD $1,199
26 Sep 201805 Oct 2018Fully BookedAUD $1,199 
03 Oct 201812 Oct 201813AUD $1,199
17 Oct 201826 Oct 20188AUD $1,199
24 Oct 201802 Nov 20185AUD $1,199
07 Nov 201816 Nov 20189AUD $1,319
14 Nov 201823 Nov 201811AUD $1,319
21 Nov 201830 Nov 20185AUD $1,319
01 Dec 201810 Dec 2018Fully BookedAUD $1,199 
12 Dec 201821 Dec 201811AUD $1,319
19 Dec 201828 Dec 201814AUD $1,319
16 Jan 201925 Jan 201914AUD $1,319
30 Jan 201908 Feb 201913AUD $1,319
13 Feb 201922 Feb 201913AUD $1,319
20 Feb 201901 Mar 201910AUD $1,319
06 Mar 201915 Mar 201914AUD $1,259
20 Mar 201929 Mar 201915AUD $1,259
10 Apr 201919 Apr 201915AUD $1,259
17 Apr 201926 Apr 201915AUD $1,259
01 May 201910 May 201915AUD $1,199
22 May 201931 May 201915AUD $1,199
18 Sep 201927 Sep 201915AUD $1,199
25 Sep 201904 Oct 201915AUD $1,199
02 Oct 201911 Oct 201915AUD $1,199
16 Oct 201925 Oct 201915AUD $1,199
23 Oct 201901 Nov 201915AUD $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
Itinerary
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, 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. Visit the Madikeri Fort and the famed Raja's Seat for its stunning views.
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.