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Mumbai & Goa with Architecture & Backwater of South India

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Product Code : AGORA232

The "Mumbai & Goa with Architecture & Backwater of South India" private tour offers a diverse experience of India's culture, history, and nature. Explore Mumbai's colonial architecture and vibrant street markets before flying to Goa's serene beaches and historic churches. Travel inland to marvel at the ancient rock-cut temples of Badami and the UNESCO World Heritage site of Hampi. Experience South India's natural beauty with a backwater cruise in Alleppey and a visit to the tea plantations of Munnar. This tour provides an authentic and unforgettable journey through India's rich heritage.


Day 1: Arrive Mumbai

Upon arrival in Mumbai, check in to your hotel and spend the day at your leisure.


Day 2: Mumbai

Explore the bustling city of Mumbai, visiting landmarks such as the Gateway of India, Victoria Terminus, and the Crawford Market. Take a scenic drive along Marine Drive, and visit the iconic Chowpatty Beach. In the evening, enjoy a cruise on Mumbai Harbour to see the city skyline.


Day 3: Mumbai – Goa (flight)

Fly to Goa, a coastal state famous for its sandy beaches, colonial architecture, and spicy cuisine. Upon arrival, check in to your hotel and enjoy the rest of the day at your leisure.


Day 4: Goa

Spend the day exploring the charming colonial town of Panaji and the neighboring beaches, such as Baga and Anjuna. Visit the Basilica of Bom Jesus, a UNESCO World Heritage site, and the Fort Aguada, a 17th-century Portuguese fort.


Day 5: Goa - Badami (184km)

Drive to Badami, a town in the northern part of Karnataka known for its ancient cave temples. En route, visit the 16th-century Portuguese-built church in Old Goa and the Mahadeva Temple in Tambdi Surla.


Day 6: Badami

Explore the cave temples of Badami, which were carved out of red sandstone cliffs in the 6th century. Visit the Badami Fort and the nearby villages of Pattadakal and Aihole, which are known for their ancient temples and monuments.


Day 7: Badami - Hampi (180km)

Drive to Hampi, a UNESCO World Heritage site and the former capital of the Vijayanagara Empire. En route, visit the rock-cut temples at Aihole and the Chalukya Temples at Pattadakal.


Day 8: Hampi

Explore the ruins of Hampi, which are scattered across a vast area of boulder-strewn hills and valleys. Visit the Virupaksha Temple, the Vittala Temple, the Lotus Mahal, and the Elephant Stables.


Day 9: Hampi - Hassan (170km)

Drive to Hassan, a town in Karnataka known for its ancient temples and monuments. En route, visit the Hoysala Temples at Belur and the Jain pilgrimage site at Shravanabelagola.


Day 10: Hassan - Mysore (140km)

Drive to Mysore, a city known for its rich history and royal heritage. Visit the Mysore Palace, the Chamundeshwari Temple, and the Brindavan Gardens.


Day 11: Mysore - Bangalore (140km)

Drive to Bangalore, the capital city of Karnataka. Visit the Lalbagh Botanical Gardens, the Bull Temple, and the Vidhana Soudha, which houses the State Legislature and Secretariat.


Day 12: Bangalore

Explore the bustling city of Bangalore, visiting landmarks such as the Bangalore Palace, the Tipu Sultan's Palace, and the Ulsoor Lake. In the evening, enjoy a stroll through the lively markets and street food stalls.


Day 13: Bangalore – Cochin (flight)

Fly to Cochin, a vibrant city in Kerala known for its historic buildings, seafood cuisine, and cultural diversity. Upon arrival, check in to your hotel and enjoy the rest of the day at your leisure.


Day 14: Cochin - Munnar (130km)

Drive to Munnar, a hill station known for its tea plantations, rolling hills, and misty landscapes. En route, visit the Cheeyappara and Valara waterfalls.


Day 15: Munnar

After breakfast, spend the day exploring more of Munnar's natural beauty. Visit the tea plantations and learn about the tea-making process. Stop at Mattupetty Dam for scenic views and a boat ride on the reservoir. Visit the Kundala Lake and Echo Point for more stunning views of the surrounding hills. Return to the hotel for the night.


Day 16: Munnar - Thekkady (110km)

After breakfast, drive to Thekkady. Check-in to the hotel and relax for a while. In the afternoon, visit Periyar National Park, a famous wildlife sanctuary and tiger reserve. Take a boat ride on the Periyar Lake to spot animals and birds. Return to the hotel for the night.


Day 17: Thekkady - Alleppey (130km)

After breakfast, drive to Alleppey. Check-in to a houseboat and enjoy the backwaters of Kerala. Pass through small canals and lagoons while enjoying the picturesque views of the countryside. Lunch and dinner will be served on the houseboat.


Day 18: Alleppey - Kovalam (160km)

After breakfast on the houseboat, disembark and drive to Kovalam. Check-in to the hotel and spend the day relaxing on the beach. Enjoy the sunset and the various water sports activities available. Overnight at the hotel.


Day 19: Kovalam - Cape Camorin - Kovalam (80kms one way)

After breakfast, take a day trip to Cape Camorin, the southernmost point of the Indian mainland. Visit the Vivekananda Rock Memorial and the Thiruvalluvar Statue, both situated on a small island off the coast. Enjoy the scenic views of the Arabian Sea and Indian Ocean meeting. Return to Kovalam for the night.


Day 20: Kovalam

After breakfast, spend the day exploring Kovalam. Visit the famous Padmanabhaswamy Temple, the Napier Museum, and the Kovalam Art Gallery. Relax on the beach and enjoy the various water sports activities available. Overnight at the hotel.


Day 21: Kovalam - Trivandrum / Departure

After breakfast, check out of the hotel and transfer to Trivandrum airport for your onward journey.

- Assistance on arrival at airport.

- 20 Nights' accommodation in selected price category hotels.

- Daily breakfast at hotels.

- Private AC car/van for airport transfers, sightseeing, and excursions as per the program.

- English speaking tour guide on sightseeing days (local guide in each city), as per program.

- Monument entrances and activities charges mentioned in the itinerary.

- Bottled drinking water in car.

- Government taxes.


Hotels used or similar for 20 nights accommodation

Mumbai x 2 nights
3* - Hotel Suba Palace/ BW Hotel Sahil
4* - Sun-N-Sand Hotel/ Fariyas Hotel
5* - Trident Hotel/ ITC Grand Central

Goa x 2 nights 
3* - Varca Le Palm/ Lambana Resort
4* - Lemon Tree Hotel Candolim/ The Chances Resort & Casino
5* - Zuri Varca Goa White Sand Resort & Casino/ Alila Diwa Goa

Badami x 2 nights
3* - Rajsangam Hotel/ The Heritage Resort
4* / 5* - Badami Court/ Krishna Heritage

Hampi x 2 nights
3* - Krishna Palace/ Kishkinda Heritage Resort
4* - Heritage Resort / Royal Orchid Central Keerti
5* - Hyatt Place/ Hampi Boulders

Hassan x 1 night
3* - Candy Southern Star/ Pavanputra Resort & Spa
4* & 5* - Hosyala Village Resort/ The Ashok

Mysore x 1 night
3* - Southern Star/Sandesh The Prince
4* - Fortune Park JP Palace/ Grand Mercure
5* - Royal Orchid Brindavan Garden/The Windflower Resort & Spa

Bangalore x 2 nights
3* - Ramada/ The Rialto
4* - Fortune Select JP Cosmos/ Lemon Tree Premier Ulsoor Lake
5* - ITC Gardenia, a Luxury Collection/ ITC Windsor a Luxury Collection

Kochi (Cochin) x 1 nights
3* - The Dune Hotel/ Abad Plaza
4* - Casino Hotel/ The Avenue Regent
5* - Xandari Harbour/ Le Meridien

Munnar x 2 nights
3* - Fort Munnar/ Abad Copper Castle
4* - Nature Zone Jungle Resort/ Fragrant Nature Munnar
5* - Chandys Windy Woods/ Tea County

Pariyar (Thekkady) x 1 night
3* - Abad Green Forest/ Hotel Treetop
4* - The Elephant Court/ Cardamom County
5* - Spice village/ Cardamom County

Alleppey x 1 night
3* - ATDC Houseboat/ Dream Boats
4* - ATDC Houseboat/ Dream Boats
5* - Xandari Riverscapes/ Lakes & Lagoons/ Spice Route Premium

Kovalam x 3 nights
3* - Harmonia Beach Resort/ Sagara Beach Resort
4* - Estuary Island Resort/Uday Samudra Leisure Beach Hotel
5* - Vivanta by Taj - Green Cove/ The Leela Kovalam Beach

- Mumbai - Goa & Bangalore - Cochin flight fare approx INR 9,500 per person in economy class.

- Camera charges at monuments if any.

- Meals other than mentioned in inclusions.

- Expenses of personal nature like liquor, laundry, tips, telephone, fax, internet etc. 

- Gratuities and optional activities.

- Anything not mentioned in inclusions.