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Mumbai & Goa with Architecture & Backwater of South India

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Embark on a captivating journey through "Mumbai & Goa with Architecture & Backwaters of South India." Explore the vibrant cityscape of Mumbai, discovering iconic landmarks. Immerse yourself in Goa's rich colonial architecture and pristine beaches. Venture south to delve into the architectural wonders of Badami, Hampi, and Hassan. Conclude your adventure in the serene backwaters of Kerala, experiencing Alleppey's houseboat charm. This meticulously curated tour offers a seamless blend of cultural discovery, architectural marvels, and tranquil backwater experiences across South India.

Day 1: Arrive Mumbai
Upon arrival in Mumbai, check into your hotel and spend the day at your leisure.


Day 2: Mumbai
Enjoy breakfast at the hotel before embarking on a day of exploration in Mumbai. Visit 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, revel in a cruise on Mumbai Harbour to witness the city skyline.


Day 3: Mumbai – Goa (flight)
After breakfast, fly to Goa, a coastal state renowned for its sandy beaches, colonial architecture, and spicy cuisine. Upon arrival, check into your hotel and enjoy the rest of the day at your leisure.


Day 4: Goa
Start your day with a delightful breakfast at the hotel. Spend the day exploring the charming colonial town of Panaji and 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)
After breakfast, 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
Enjoy breakfast at the hotel before exploring the cave temples of Badami, carved out of red sandstone cliffs in the 6th century. Visit the Badami Fort and the nearby villages of Pattadakal and Aihole, known for their ancient temples and monuments.


Day 7: Badami - Hampi (180km)
After breakfast, 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
Begin the day with breakfast at the hotel. Explore the ruins of Hampi, 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)
After breakfast, 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)
Start the day with breakfast at the hotel. 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)
After breakfast, 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
Begin the day with breakfast at the hotel. Explore the bustling city of Bangalore, visiting landmarks such as the Bangalore Palace, Tipu Sultan's Palace, and Ulsoor Lake. In the evening, enjoy a stroll through the lively markets and street food stalls.


Day 13: Bangalore – Cochin (flight)
After breakfast, fly to Cochin, a vibrant city in Kerala known for its historic buildings, seafood cuisine, and cultural diversity. Upon arrival, check into your hotel and enjoy the rest of the day at your leisure.


Day 14: Cochin - Munnar (130km)
Start your day with breakfast at the hotel. 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, explore 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 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 Comorin - Kovalam (80kms one way)
After breakfast, take a day trip to Cape Comorin, 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
Begin the day with breakfast at the hotel. 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.