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: 0710 -1910 or the
shatabdi express: 0510 - 1430. 3 night's stay in hotel.
|| GOA - KOCHI. Catch overnight train
from Goa to Kochi: 1610 - 0730*.
||KOCHI. Arr Kochi at 0730 hrs. Three
night's stay in Kochi.
||KOCHI - MADURAI. Catch overnight train
from Kochi to Tiruchi (early hours of Day 09: 0145 - 1000.
||MADURAI. Arr Madurai at 1000 hrs. Overnight
stay at hotel.
||MADURAI - TIRUCHI. Train to Tiruchi.
0640 - 0845. Day in Tiruchi. TIRUCHI - COIMBATORE. Overnight
train to Coimbatore:2300 - 0445*.
||COIMBATORE/ METTUPALAYAM - OOTACAMUND.
Arr Coimbatore 0445 hrs. Road to Mettupalayam. Catch toy train from
Mettupalayam to Ootacamund for one of the great scenic rides in India
(subject to operation due to weather conditions): 0710 - 1155. Overnight
stay at hotel.
||OOTACAMUND - MYSORE. Road from Ootacamund
to Mysore. Two night's stay at Mysore.
||MYSORE - BANGALORE - MUMBAI. Day time
train from Mysore - Bangalore: 0820 - 1050. Day to wander in Bangalore.
BANGALORE - MUMBAI. Overnight train from Bangalore to Mumbai: 2040
||MUMBAI. Arr Mumbai 2015 hrs. Note:
Section from Pune - Mumbai on this train is another classic journey
in India passing through rugged ghat scenery. Trip concludes on arrival
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