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Rail Hotel Holidays in Kerala and South India.

This section can be bradly split up into 3 sections as below:- Kerala and South India

Emphasis is on the southern states of Kerala, Goa, Karnataka and Tamil Nadu. Although it also includes Maharashtra in some cases.
There are 5 rail/hotel type itineraries featured.

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  • Visit Goa and Cochin + Stay on a Keralan Houseboat: The 10 days route is: BOMBAY - GOA (3 NTs) - COCHIN (3 NTS), COCHIN - ALLEPEY TO STAY ON BOARD A KERALAN HOUSEBOAT (2 NTS).
  • South India Sampler: The 15 days route is: BOMBAY - GOA (3 nts)- COCHIN (3 nts) - TIRUCHI (0 nts)- MADURAI (1 nt) - OOTACAMUND (1 nt) - MYSORE (2 nts) - BANGALORE (0 nts) - BOMBAY.
  • Modified South India Sampler: The 15 days route is: BOMBAY - HOSPET (FOR HAMPI) (2 nts )- MYSORE (2 nts) - MADURAI (1 nt)- TIRUCHI (0 nts) - COCHIN (3 nt) - GOA (3 nts) - BOMBAY.
  • Modified South + Central India Sampler: The 18 days route is: BOMBAY - AURANGABAD (2 nts) - HYDERABAD (0 nts) - MYSORE (2 nts) - COCHIN (3 nts) - KOVALAM (3 nts) - MADURAI (1 nt) - MADRAS (1 nt).
  • West Coast Supreme: The 21 days route is: BOMBAY - CANACONA (for Palolem: 3 nts) - COCHIN - COCHIN (2 nts) - ALLEPEY (for Kerala Backwatersboat trip in and around Allepey: 0 nts) - PERIYAR (2 nts) -MUNNAR (2 nts) - OOTACAMUND (1 nt) - MYSORE (2 nts) - MADIKERI (COORG REGION 2 nts) - MANGALORE - GOKARNA (4 nts) - BOMBAY.

Rates given above are based on standard rooms on a twin share basis. If you require costing based on single rooms or triple rooms or superior rooms at the properties, please email us and we shall get back to you with a costing.


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VISIT GOA + COCHIN + STAY ON A KERALAN HOUSEBOAT (9 NTS/ 10 DAYS).


This trip starts in Bombay and concludes in Allepey and entails a route covering:
  • Goa and its beaches;
  • Cochin with its its interconnetion of islands. An ideal base to do a backwaters trip;
  • Stay on Keralan houseboat for 2 nights inclusive of backwaters boat trips and meals.

    The 10 days route is: BOMBAY - GOA (3 NTs) - COCHIN (3 NTS), COCHIN - ALLEPEY TO STAY ON BOARD A KERALAN HOUSEBOAT (2 NTS).


Standard hotels: Siesta De Goa/ D'Silva Residence, Goa; Eden Garden/ Abad Plaza, Cochin; NAC Houseboat, Allepey.
Superior hotels: Cidade De Goa, Goa; Old Harbour, Cochin; AC Houseboat, Allepey.

Not included: International air travel.
However, S.D.Enterprises would be happy to recommend agents that could procure international scheduled air tickets as "ticket providers". (London - Bombay, Trivandrum - London).
Full detailed itinerary including train times

SOUTH INDIA SAMPLER (14 NTS/15 DAYS)


This trip starts in Bombay and concludes in Bombay and entails a route covering:
  • Goa and its beaches;
  • Cochin with its its interconnetion of islands. An ideal base to do a backwaters trip;
  • Tiruchi, known for its Rock Fort temple;
  • Madurai to see the Sri Meenakshi temple known for its excellent dravidian style gopuram architecture;
  • the hill station of Ootacamund (getting there from Mettupalayam is one of the great scenic rides in India).
  • Mysore: known for its Maharaja's Palace, Chamundi hill temple, Brindavan gardens, Jagmohan Palace and many more sights nearby.

The 15 days route is: BOMBAY - GOA (3 nts)- COCHIN (3 nts) - TIRUCHI (0 nts)- MADURAI (1 nt) - OOTACAMUND (1 nt) - MYSORE (2 nts) - BANGALORE (0 nts) - BOMBAY.


Standard hotels: Siesta De Goa/ D'Silva Residence, Goa; Eden Garden/ Abad Plaza, Cochin; Germanus Days Inn, Madurai; Glyngarth Villa, Ootacamund; Sandesh De Prince/ President, Mysore.
Superior hotels: Cidade De Goa, Goa; Old Harbour, Cochin; Fortune Pandayan, Madurai; Fortune Sullivan Court, Ootacamund; Royal Orchid, Mysore.

Not included: International air travel.
However, S.D.Enterprises would be happy to recommend agents that could procure international scheduled air tickets as "ticket providers". (London - Bombay - London).
Full detailed itinerary including train times

MODIFIED SOUTH INDIA SAMPLER (16 NTS/17 DAYS)


This trip starts in Bombay and concludes in Bombay and entails a route covering:
  • Goa and its beaches;
  • Cochin with its its interconnetion of islands. An ideal base to do a backwaters trip;
  • Tiruchi, known for its Rock Fort temple;
  • Madurai to see the Sri Meenakshi temple known for its excellent dravidian style gopuram architecture;
  • the historical city of Hampi, famous for the seat of the once Vijaynagar empire and its beautiful rock boulder terrain;
  • Mysore: known for its Maharaja's Palace, Chamundi hill temple, Brindavan gardens, Jagmohan Palace and many more sights nearby.

The 15 days route is: BOMBAY - HOSPET (FOR HAMPI) (2 nts )- MYSORE (2 nts) - MADURAI (1 nt)- TIRUCHI (0 nts) - COCHIN (3 nt) - GOA (3 nts) - BOMBAY.


Standard hotels: Malligi Tourist Home, Hospet; Siesta De Goa/ D'Silva Residence, Goa; Eden Garden/ Abad Plaza, Cochin; Germanus Days Inn, Madurai; Sandesh De Prince/ President, Mysore.
Superior hotels: Malligi Tourist Home, Hospet; Cidade De Goa, Goa; Old Harbour, Cochin; Fortune Pandayan, Madurai; Royal Orchid, Mysore.

Not included: International air travel.
However, S.D.Enterprises would be happy to recommend agents that could procure international scheduled air tickets as "ticket providers". (London - Bombay - London).
Full detailed itinerary including train times

MODIFIED SOUTH + CENTRAL INDIA SAMPLER (17 NTS/18 DAYS)


This trip starts in Bombay and concludes in Madras and entails a route covering:
  • the city of Aurangabad, an ideal base for visiting the world famous Ajanta and Ellora caves;
  • the twin city of Hyderabad/Secunderabad, famous for the Charminar, Golconda Fort and Salar jang museum;
  • Mysore: known for its Maharaja's Palace, Chamundi hill temple, Brindavan gardens, Jagmohan Palace and many more sights nearby;
  • Cochin with its its interconnetion of islands. An ideal base to do a backwaters trip;
  • Trivandrum and Kovalam beach;
  • Madurai to see the Sri Meenakshi temple known for its excellent dravidian style gopuram architecture;
  • Madras for its temples, cuisine and Bharata Natayam dance.
The 18 days route is: BOMBAY - AURANGABAD (2 nts) - HYDERABAD (0 nts) - MYSORE (2 nts) - COCHIN (3 nts) - KOVALAM (3 nts) - MADURAI (1 nt) - MADRAS (1 nt).


Standard hotels: Ambassador, Aurangabad; Eden Garden/ Abad Plaza, Cochin; Germanus Days Inn, Madurai; Sandesh De Prince/ President, Mysore; Graceful Homestay, Trivandrum/ Kovalam; Vijay Park Inn/ Shan Royal, Madras.
Superior hotels: Ambassador, Aurangabad; Old Harbour, Cochin; Fortune Pandayan, Madurai; Royal Orchid, Mysore; Travancore Heritage, Kovalam; Quality Inn Sabari, Chennai.

Not included: International air travel.
However, S.D.Enterprises would be happy to recommend agents that could procure international scheduled air tickets as "ticket providers". (London - Bombay, Madras - London).
Full detailed itinerary including train times

WEST COAST SUPREME + (21 NTS/ 22 DAYS)


This trip starts in Bombay and concludes in Bombay and entails a route covering (Note: This trip also contains an escorted road itinerary section from Cochin till Mangalore):
  • Excellent beaches of Palolem in Goa and Gokarna in Karnataka;
  • Cochin with its its interconnetion of islands. An ideal base to do a backwaters trip;
  • Periyar wildlife Reserve located in the Cardomum spice hills;
  • Excellent Hill Sattions of Kerala (Munnar), Tamil Nadu (Ootacamund with its rack railway being the main attraction) and Karntaka (Coorg Region).
  • Kerala backwaters boat trip in and around Allepey;
  • Mysore known for sandalwood, Maharajah's Palace, excellent markets, Brindavan Gardens and many more sights.
The 21 days route is: BOMBAY - CANACONA (for Palolem: 3 nts) - COCHIN - COCHIN (2 nts) - ALLEPEY (for Kerala Backwatersboat trip in and around Allepey: 0 nts) - PERIYAR (2 nts) -MUNNAR (2 nts) - OOTACAMUND (1 nt) - MYSORE (2 nts) - MADIKERI (COORG REGION 2 nts) - MANGALORE - GOKARNA (4 nts) - BOMBAY.

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Standard hotels: Bhakti Kutir, Palolem; Eden Garden/ Abad Plaza, Cochin; Pepper County Resort, Periyar; Abad Copper Castle/ High Range Club, Munnar; Glyngarth Villa, Ootacamund; Sandesh De Prince/ President, Mysore; Sanbanks, Madikeri; Namaste Cafe, Gokarna.
Superior hotels: Note we are not running this trip for superior hotels as selected hotels insist on package stays for a minimum of 7 nights.

Not included: International air travel.
However, S.D.Enterprises would be happy to recommend agents that could procure international scheduled air tickets as "ticket providers". (London - Bombay - London).
Full detailed itinerary including train times


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Rail + Hotel Itineraries in North + South India.

Many of the itineraries feature Rajasthan, Agra in Uttar Pradesh and Goa or Kerala in south India.

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BATHING GHATS OF VARANASI + INDIA'S GOLDEN TRIANGLE + GOA (16 NTS/17 DAYS)


This trip starts in Delhi and concludes in Goa and entails a route covering:
  • India's Golden Triangle (i.e. Delhi, Agra & Jaipur);
  • the dramatic scenery of the bathing ghats of Varanasi;
  • Bombay: the great engine and commerce capital of India;
  • Goa and its beaches.
The 16 days route is: DELHI - VARANASI (2 nts) - AGRA (1 nt) - JAIPUR (2 nts)- BOMBAY (1 nt) - GOA (7 nts).


Standard hotels: Alka/ Pradeep, Varanasi; Raj Mahal/ Residency Royale, Agra; Bharat Mahal Palace, Jaipur; Residency, Mumbai; Siesta De Goa/ D'Silva Residence, Goa.

Recommended upgrade on standard grade hotels are: Suite rooms at Shahpura House in Jaipur; Palace on Ganges in Varanasi.

Superior hotels: Radisson/ Clarks, Varanasi; Clarks Shiraz, Agra; Samode Haveli, Jaipur; Marine Plaza, Mumbai; Cidade De Goa, Goa.

Not included: International air travel.
However, S.D.Enterprises would be happy to recommend agents that could procure international scheduled air tickets as "ticket providers". (London - Delhi, Goa - Bombay, Bombay - London).
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NORTH + SOUTH INDIA SAMPLER (29 NTS/30 DAYS)


This trip starts in Delhi and concludes in Bombay and entails a route covering:
  • India's Golden Triangle (i.e. Delhi, Agra & Jaipur)
  • ;
  • The desert city of Jaisalmer famous for its fort, havelis and camel safaris;
  • the fortress town of Jodhpur;
  • the lakes & hills city of Udaipur;
  • and the dramatic scenery of the bathing ghats of Varanasi;
  • the sights and sounds of Calcutta;
  • Madras and its temples;
  • Cochin with its its interconnetion of islands. An ideal base to do a backwaters trip;
  • beaches of Goa for a relaxing period.
The 30 days route is: DELHI - JAIPUR (1 nt)- UDAIPUR (2 nts) - JAISALMER (2 nts)- JODHPUR (0 nts) - AGRA (1 nt) - VARANASI (2 nts) - CALCUTTA (1 nt) - MADRAS (2 nts) - MYSORE (2 nts) - COCHIN (3 nts) - GOA (4 nts) - BOMBAY.


Standard hotels: Bharat Mahal Palace, Jaipur; Jagat Niwas/Rampratap Palace, Udaipur; Shahi Palace/ Suraj, Jaisalmer; Raj Mahal/ Residency Royale, Agra; Alka/ Pradeep, Varanasi; Esplanade Chamber, Calcutta; Vijay Park Inn/ Shan Royal, Chennai; Sandesh De Prince/ President, Mysore; Eden Garden/ Abad Plaza, Cochin; Siesta De Goa/ D'Silva Residence, Goa.
Superior hotels: Samode Haveli, Jaipur; Lake facing suite rooms at Jagat Niwas, Udaipur; Fort Rajwada/ Gorbandh Palace, Jaisalmer; Clarks Shiraz, Agra; Radisson/ Clarks, Varanasi; Lytton, Calcutta; Quality Inn Sabari, Chennai; Royal Orchid, Mysore; Old Harbour, Cochin; Cidade De Goa, Goa.

Not included: International air travel.
However, S.D.Enterprises would be happy to recommend agents that could procure international scheduled air tickets as "ticket providers". (London - Delhi, Bombay - London).
Full detailed itinerary including train times

Rates given above are based on standard rooms on a twin share basis. If you require costing based on single rooms or triple rooms or superior rooms at the properties, please email us and we shall get back to you with a costing.

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