HIGHLIGHTS INCLUDE

  • 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**

Your itinerary
at a glance

A Taste of South India
10 nights / 9 days 
Itinerary route  Kochi, Bangalore, Hampi, Badami, Hampi, Goa

*Conditions apply. Based on travel period 01 May 2020 - 30 September 2020. USD. Supplements applicable during long weekends &  festivals. **For bookings made prior to 28/03/20 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 from $3400 pp*

FEATURES

  • 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