Using the combination of rail and hotel we have made up different itineraries
which are to start from Goa and conclude in Goa. Thus it becomes a beach
holiday plus an explorers delight for independent travellers. This
entails only two aspects of travel. They are : a rail pass (i.e. Ist Cl/AC
II tier/AC Chaircar class for India) with pre-booked rail sectors (avoids
queues at rail stations) and hotel accommodation on a twin share room
only basis at the destinations (saves approximately 1 - 2 hours at each
destination in accommodation searches). We have identified 4 very popular
routes based on preferences of past customers. They are:-
GOA - GOA: Rail + Hotel Itineraries.
- Hampi Stopover (3
nights): This excursion is ideal for those who wish
to do a short trip whilst maintaining the main purpose of a beach
holiday. It involves a train from Goa - Hospet for covering Hampi.
Hampi is a town with an amazing terrain made up of rock boulders.
Historically, very important as it was the seat of the Vijaynagar
empire. Sights include various temples including the Vitthala temple.
- Mumbai Stopover
(3 nights): This city is: the engine of India; heart
of the Indian cinema (referred to as Bollywood: Indian film factory
producing more films than Hollywood); the home of cricket to many
Indians (Take a walk down the Bombay Maidan, a red turf park where
nearly 5 - 10 cricket matches are played right next to each other);
shoppers delight. It has many sights such as elephanta caves, museums,
Marine drive and a mix of old gothic architechture with buildings
such as Victoria Terminus, Churchgate along with buildings which are
typically that of Bombay. This trip also includes the trip from
Bombay - Goa along the Konkan Railway.
- Goa - Delhi
(Cover India's Golden Triangle) - Goa (6 nights/ 7 Days):
Delhi is a diverse city with 2 major sections, New Delhi & Old Delhi.
New Delhi is very similar to any European capital with India Gate,
Rashtrapati Bhawan, houses of parliament, Royal Observatory etc. Old
Delhi contains great monuments such as Red Fort, Jama Masjid etc.
This is a great base for visiting India's Golden Triangle (Delhi,
Agra & Jaipur). Agra (The Taj Mahal, Agra Fort & Fatehpur Sikri to
name just a few major sights) and Jaipur (Palace of winds, City Palace,
Amber Palace to name a few sights).
- Cochin plus stay on
a Keralan Houseboat (6 nights): For those who are looking
for a region of natural scenic beauty and a visit to monuments of
historical interest a trip the magnificent city of Cochin is ideal.
This is an inter-connected set of islands, waterways and the mainland.
It is a great base for backwaters boat trips, viewing a Katahkali
performance (an amazing dance drama with facial movements) and many
sights such as the Mattancherry Palace, the Jewish Synagogue. Overnight
stay on a Keralan houseboat is a unique experience covering the backwaters
through the narrow canals separated by small strips of land where
coconut trees form arches.
- Tailor-Made Travel. The possibilities of this type of combination
of arrangements is unlimited. They can be tailor-made to suit your
send us your specific requests.