South India Sampler (14 nts).
Some of the sights within are listed below:-
Ootacamund: Hill station in South India made famous by the little
narrow gauge rack & pinion railway connecting Mettupalayam and Ootacamund.
Mysore:Maharajah's Palace, Chamundi Hills, Brindavan Gardens, Jag
Mohan Palace, important centre for sandalwood & silk products.
Madurai: Dravidian temple architechture at its best. A temple town
with all the activities concentrated around the temple. Other sights worth
visiting are Tirumalai Nayakar Palace.
Tiruchi: Temple town of Tamil Nadu known for the Rock Fort temple,
Srirangam temple & Jambukeshwara temple.
Cochin: A inter-connection of islands. Diverse places to view such
as The Jewish Synagogue, Mattancherry Palace, Fort Cochin. An excellent
place to view Kathakali dancing (a unique motion of body and the facial
Goa: Known for its beaches, mapusa market and easy going life-style.
Detailed itinerary is given below:
||MUMBAI - Goa. Daytime scenic
train ride along the Western Ghats from Mumbai to Goa: 0655
-1845. 3 night's stay in hotel.
|| GOA - COCHIN. Catch overnight
train from Goa to Cochin: 2055 - 1055*.
||COCHIN. Arr Cochin at 1055
hrs. Three night's stay in Cochin.
||COCHIN - TIRUCHI. Catch overnight
train from Cochin to Tiruchi: 2210 - 0750*.
||TIRUCHI. Arr Tiruchi 0750 hrs.
Day in Tiruchi (no hotel provided). TIRUCHI - MADURAI.
Train to Madurai:1730 - 2015. Overnight stay at hotel.
||MADURAI - OOTACAMUND (via Coimbatore
and Mettupalayam). Overnight train from Madurai to Podanur:
2320 - 0445.
||COIMBATORE - OOTACAMUND. Arr
Pdanur 0445 hrs. Road to Coimbatore (approx. 5 kms. Road cost
not included). Coimbatore - Mettupalayam: 0515 - 0615. Mettupalayam.
Catch toy train from Mettupalayam to Ootacamund for one of
the great scenic rides in India (subject to operation due
to weather conditions): 0750 - 1200. Overnight stay at hotel.
||OOTACAMUND - MYSORE. Road from
Ootacamund to Mysore (Road Cost not included). Two night's
stay at Mysore.
||MYSORE - BANGALORE - MUMBAI. Day time
train from Mysore - Bangalore: 1100 - 1325. Afternoon to wander in
Bangalore (no hotel provided). BANGALORE - MUMBAI. Overnight train
from Bangalore to Mumbai: 2000 - 1955*.
||MUMBAI. Arr Mumbai 1955 hrs.
Note: Section from Pune - Mumbai on this train is another
classic journey in India passing through rugged ghat scenery.
Trip concludes on arrival in Mumbai.
KEY TO AID UNDERSTANDING OF TABULAR ITINERARY ABOVE.
Alphabets in red represent car + driver
itineraries for individuals for that section.
Alphabets in green means train travel for
that section (generally in AC 2 Tier or AC 3 Tier unless stated
Alphabets in blue indicate flights between
Standard hotels: Siesta De Goa/ D'Silva Residence, Goa; Eden Garden/
Abad Plaza, Cochin; Germanus Days Inn, Madurai; Bouganvilla, 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.
Cost Includes: stay at hotels mentioned on a twin share
room only basis inclusive of local taxes; train travel if applicable in
AC 2 Tier or AC 3 Tier.
Cost Excludes: transfers; meals; sigtseeing and guides;
entrance & camera fees to monuments.
Note: Prices are valid for trip conclusion by 30 Sep 2016. There is likely
to be a peak season supplement for travel dates which fall between 15 Dec 2015
- 20 Jan 2016 & 01 - 28 Feb 2016.
Not included: International air travel.
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procure international scheduled air tickets as "ticket providers".
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