Temples of Hampi
Historical & medieval Badami
Exploring handicrafts, markets & spice bazaars
Sumptuous South Indian cuisine
Tuk-tuk ride to Mattancherry
Kathakali dance of Kerala
Cooking lesson in local home
Evening Tungbhandra trek
Relaxing on beautiful Goa beaches
Complimentary private sunset cruise**
at a glance
A Taste of South India
10 nights / 9 days
Itinerary route Kochi, Bangalore, Hampi, Badami, Hampi, Goa
*Conditions apply. Returning in 2022. Supplements applicable during long weekends & festivals. Contact us for more information & full itinerary V3OPG
A Taste of South India
A luxury journey of the south including Kochi, Hampi & Goa
10 days / 9 nights luxury returning in 2022
Kochi – the Queen of the Arabian Sea. Named in Lonely Planet’s Top 10 cities for 2020
Hampi – “romancing the ruins”. In New York Times Top Destinations for 2019
Includes 3 domestic flights
Sightseeing with approved licensed guides included
Staying at 5* luxury properties of distinction throughout
Breakfasts included + 3 table d’hote dinners in Hampi
Day 1: You will be met by an Out in India representative at Kochi airport and transferred to the 5* Hotel Brunton Boatyard Fort
Day 2: The day will start with a heritage walk in the old city known as Fort Kochi, renowned for attracting explorers for centuries and its mix of British, Portuguese & Dutch architecture. We’ll reach Old Kochi Beach to witness local fisherman using the 14th century technique of giant nets installed by traders of the Moghul Empire. Next, we’ll take a local tuk-tuk to Mattancherry, a hub for spice trading, street markets & many historic sites. You’ll also get to view the famous Kathakali Dance of Kerala. In the evening you’ll enjoy a cooking lesson & dinner with a local South Indian family. Overnight at the 5* Hotel Brunton Boatyard Fort
Day 3: After an early breakfast, we’ll transfer you to Kochi airport for a 9,40am flight to Bangalore, arriving 10.55am for a transfer to the luxury 5* Taj Bangalore at the airport. Later in the afternoon our local guide will
take you on a walking tour to see the “Garden City of India”.
Day 4: After breakfast we’ll transfer you to Bangalore airport for a noon flight arriving to Hubli at 1.05pm when you’ll be driven 160kms to the 5* luxury hotel, Evolve Back Kamalpura Palace where you will enjoy breakfast & table d’hote dinner dining included.
Day 5: This morning we will take you for a tour of Hampi visiting the Royal Centre, the Hampi & Sule Bazaar, the Vittala & Virapaksha temples, followed by the famous Elephant Stables. Later we take you on an evening trek through giant boulders and by the scenic Tungabhadra River. Overnight Evolve Back Kamalpura Palace
Day 6: After breakfast we have a full day excursion to heritage city, Badami (approx, 140kms) which was settled in pre-historic times with ancient & medieval Buddhist, Hindu & Jain monuments. Overnight Evolve Back Kamalpura Palace
Day 7: Today you have at leisure (we recommend taking the Raya Trail) and transfer you to the Hubli airport for a 5.45pm flight to Goa, arriving 6.30pm. Overnight at 5* luxury hotel, Taj Exotica Resort & Spa.
Day 8: This morning we help you familiarize yourselves with Goa with a heritage tour of old Goa, aka Portuguese Goa of the 16th century. We’ll also visit Panjim on the south bank of the Mandovi River & explore handicrafts, fish markets, spice bazaars & more…
While in Goa, enjoy a private two hours sunset sailing up to the Arabian sea with beverages & snacks. Overnight Taj Exotica Resort & Spa.
Day 9: Full day free to relax & do your own activities Overnight Taj Exotica Resort & Spa.
Day 10: Today we’ll transfer you for your onward flight & end of Out in India services