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Rail + Hotel Itineraries in 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.

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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; Sandbanks, 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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