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South India with Mumbai and Goa

Romantic Getaways
  • Starts mumbai
  • Ends mumbai

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24 Days / 23 Nights
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Tour Highlights

Southern India with Mumbai and Goa is a 24 days in-depth cultural tour starting at Mumbai and ends at Chennai. The tour includes 23 nights accommodation with 1-night accommodation in a Houseboat at the backwaters of Alleppey, the tour also includes airport transfers in an air conditioner car, sightseeing, 23 breakfast, 1 lunch and 1 dinner.


Perfect age group for the tour - 5 Years to 65+ Years, this tour is also perfect for solo women travellers and senior citizens.


Travel themes - In-Depth Culture, Heritage, Romantic Getaways, Beaches and Backwaters


Day-to-Day Itinerary

Day 1 : Arrival at Mumbai On the day of arrival at Mumbai airport, Alkof Holidays representative will assist you at airport and later transfer to your pre-booked hotel for night stay. Relax at hotel or day free to leisure activities. Overnight at Hotel. Day 2 : At Mumbai Today morning after breakfast at hotel, later proceed for full day guided tour to Mumbai, visit the Gateway of India, Elephanta Caves, Gandhi Memorial, Parliament House, Marine Drive, Prince of Wales Museum, Hanging Gardens, Jain Temples, Kamla Nehru Garden and Juhu Chowpatty. Relax at hotel or day free to leisure activities. Overnight at Hotel. Day 3 : Mumbai - Goa (By Train) Today morning after breakfast at hotel, later check out from hotel and transfer to Mumbai railway station to board the train for Goa. Upon arrival at Goa railway station, our Holidays At representative will meet you and later transfer to your hotel for night stay. Relax at hotel or day free to leisure activities. Overnight at Hotel. Day 4 : At Goa Today morning after breakfast at hotel, later proceed for Goa guided tour to Goa, visit Old Goa visit Se-Cathedral, Church of St.Francis Xavier, St.Catherine's Church, Arch of Vice Roy of Goa. Relax at hotel or day free to leisure activities. Overnight at Hotel. Day 5 : At Goa Today morning after breakfast at hotel, later explore the lovely beaches of North Goa visit Calangute and Anjuna. Later visit to Dona Paula fishing village and rest of the day free to leisure activities. Overnight at Hotel. Day 6 : At Goa Today morning after breakfast at hotel, later proceed for day boat cruises on the Mandovi River. There are different type of river cruises namely Dolphin Fantasy, pearl of the orient and backwater thrills. Relax at hotel or day free to leisure activities. Overnight at Hotel. Day 7 : Goa - Hampi (317 Kms / 6:30 Hrs) Today morning after breakfast at hotel, later check out from hotel and drive to Hampi. Upon arrival at Hampi check in your hotel for night stay. Relax at hotel or day free to leisure activities. Overnight at Hotel. Day 8 : At Hampi Today morning after breakfast at hotel, later visit the famous ruins of Hampi, the Virupaksha Temple which rises majestically at the western end of the famous Hampi Bazaar. The temple has a 120 ft tall tower on its eastern entrance. The temple contains the shrines of Shiva, Pampa and Bhuvaneswari. Parts of this temple are older than the Vijayanagara kingdom itself. Also visit the popular Vithala Temple complex with its 56 musical pillars - undoubtedly the most splendid monument of Hampi complex. To the east of the hall is the famous Stone Chariot with stone wheels that actually revolve. Relax at hotel or day free to leisure activities. Overnight at Hotel. Day 9 : Hampi - Mysore (412 Kms / 8 Hrs) Today morning after breakfast at hotel, later check out from hotel and drive to Mysore. Upon arrival at Mysore check in your hotel for night stay. Relax at hotel or day free to leisure activities. Overnight at Hotel. Day 10 : At Mysore Today morning after breakfast at hotel, later proceed for full day guided tour to Mysore, visit Mysore Palace, famous for its veritable treasure trove of exquisite carvings and works of art from the world over, the Chamundi Hills for a panoramic view of Mysore city and the Rajendra Art Gallery, which houses a remarkable collection of paintings by Raja Ravi Verma. Relax at hotel or day free to leisure activities. Overnight at Hotel. Day 11 : Mysore - Wayanad (131 Kms / 3:30 Hrs) Today morning after breakfast at hotel, later check out from hotel and drive to Wayanad. Upon arrival at Wayanad check in your hotel for night stay. Relax at hotel or day free to leisure activities. Overnight at Hotel. Day 12 : At Wayanad Today morning after breakfast at hotel, later proceed for full day guided tour to Wayanad, visit the Banasura Sagar Dam - the largest earth dam in India and the second largest of its kind in Asia, Pazhassi Raja Tomb and Pazhassi Raja museum Mananthavady and Kuruvadweep - a series of islands formed on the Kabini River (09:30 Am to 03:30 Pm. No Entry on monsoon season & some particular days, when animals riding in the place). Relax at hotel or day free to leisure activities. Overnight at Hotel. Day 13 : Wayanad - Cochin (260 Kms / 7:30 Hrs) Today morning after breakfast at hotel, later check out from hotel and drive to Cochin. Upon arrival at Cochin check in your hotel for night stay. Relax at hotel or day free to leisure activities. Overnight at Hotel. Day 14 : At Cochin Today morning after breakfast at hotel, later proceed for sightseeing tour of Cochin visit Fort Cochin, St.Frances Church, Jewish Synagogue, Mattancherry "Dutch" Palace and Chinese fishing market. Evening enjoy the kathakali dance show, one of India's most famous classical dances with lavish costumes, exotic makeup & masks intensify the beauty of the dancers, intricate moments. Overnight at Hotel. Day 15 : Cochin - Alleppey (53 Kms / 1:30 Hrs) Today morning after breakfast at hotel, later check out from hotel and proceed for backwater to enjoy the houseboat journey for day and night. Upon arrival at Alleppey check in your houseboat for night stay. Later proceed for backwaters & lagoons on Alappuzha, later lunch at houseboat. Enjoy the evening with dinner at houseboat and rest of the day and night at houseboat. Overnight at Houseboat. Day 16 : Alleppey - Varkala (107 Kms / 3:30 Hrs) Today morning after breakfast at houseboat, later check out from houseboat and drive to Varkala. Upon arrival at Varkala check in your hotel for night stay. Later evening visit Papanasam Beach. It is the perfect setting to spend a leisurely, mellow holiday, drinking in the beauty of the golden sunset, the tame waves and the towering cliffs of red - Laterite. Overnight at Hotel. Day 17 : At Varkala Today morning after breakfast at hotel, later proceed to the Janardhana Temple - This 2000 year old temple is famed to have been built on divine bidding. Relax at hotel or day free to leisure activities. Overnight at Hotel. Day 18 : At Varkala Today morning after breakfast at hotel, later enjoy the Varkala Beach. Soak up the sun, play in the surf and taste the local tropical fruits. Relax at hotel or day free to leisure activities. Overnight at Hotel. Day 19 : Varkala - Kanyakumari (139 Kms / 4 Hrs) Today morning after breakfast at hotel, later check out from hotel and drive to Kanyakumari via en-route visit Padmanabhapuram palace. Upon arrival at Kanyakumari check in your hotel for night stay. Later visit Swami Vivekanand Rock Memorial, Kanyakumari mandir (One of the Fifty Two Shakti Peethas), Tri smudra milan, Gandhi mandapam also Suchindram temple. Relax at hotel or day free to leisure activities. Overnight at Hotel. Day 20 : Kanyakumari - Madurai (246 Kms / 4:30 Hrs) Today morning after breakfast at hotel, later check out from hotel and drive to Madurai. Upon arrival at Madurai check in your hotel for night stay. Later proceed for half day tour to Madurai, visit Meenakshi Sundareshwar, one of the largest temple complex in India. later visit Thirupparamkunram Murugan Temple, Palamuthirsolai Murugan Temple. Also visit the Tirumal Nayak’s Palace, Alagar Koil and Gandhi Museum. Relax at hotel or day free to leisure activities. Overnight at Hotel. Day 21 : Madurai - Trichy - Pondicherry (354 Kms / 5:30 Hrs) Today morning after breakfast at hotel, later check out from hotel and drive to Pondicherry via en-route visit to Trichy (Tiruchirappalli) visit Rock Fort Temple, Jambukeshwara Temple and Srirangam Temple. Upon arrival at Pondicherry check in your hotel for night stay. Enjoy boating at Chunnambar backwater & the beautiful beaches of Puducherry. Overnight at Hotel. Day 22 : Pondicherry - Mahabalipuram (110 Kms / 2 Hrs) Today morning after breakfast at hotel, later proceed for guided tour to Pondicherry, visit Aurobindo Ashram, Botanical Garden, Memorial House, Manakula Vinayagar Temple, Vedapureeswarar Temple. Later check out from hotel and drive to Mahabalipuram. Upon arrival at Mahabalipuram check in your hotel for night stay. Relax at hotel or day free to leisure activities. Overnight at Hotel. Day 23 : Mahabalipuram - Kanchipuram - Chennai (140 Kms / 3:30 Hrs) Today morning after breakfast at hotel, later check out from hotel and proceed for guided tour to Mahabalipuram, visit the Thirukadalmallai, Shore Temple, Pancha Pandava Rathas, Arjuna’s Penance, Caves, and Krishna’s Butterball. Later drive to Chennai via en-route visit to Kanchipuram, the city of 1000 temples and one of the seven sacred cities in India here you can visit the Kamakshi Amman Temple, The Kanchi Kailasanathar Temple, Varadaraja Perumal Temple. Ekambareswarar Temple etc. Upon arrival at Chennai check in your hotel for night stay. Relax at hotel or day free to leisure activities. Overnight at Hotel. Day 24 : Departure from Chennai After breakfast at the hotel, Alkof Holidays representative will transfer you to Chennai airport to board the flight to your home or onward destination.

Inclusions

  • Assistance during arrival and departure
  • 23 Nights accommodation based on double/twin sharing basis
  • Meals - Daily buffet breakfast at the hotel
  • Transportation - Entire Trip, Including Airport Transfers, Sightseeing by an AC Car MUV/SUV/Sedan car.
  • Sightseeing, excursions and activities as per the itinerary
  • Local English Speaking Guide
  • 1 Mineral water bottles per person per day
  • All currently applicable taxes

Transport

  • 1-2 persons - Air-conditioned sedan car such as Etios/Dezire or similar
  • 3-4 persons - Air-conditioned MUV car such as Toyota Innova or similar
  • 5-10 persons - Air-conditioned mini-van such as Tempo Traveler or similar

Exclusions

  • Visas Fee (if applicable)
  • Beverages other than drinking water & any costs of a personal nature
  • Any International or Domestic Flight
  • Porterage, laundry, telephone charges, shopping, wines and alcoholic beverages, mineral water, items of personal nature and food or drink which is not part of the itinerary
  • Any Entrance Fees, Camera Fees
  • Anything not mentioned in the Itinerary

How to book a trip?

If you are interested in booking any of our brochure tours, you may simply send us an email giving us your details. We normally need an advance amount once we confirm the arrangements for the tour. The amount depends on the services you may require for the tour. This can be paid through bank transfer, credit/debit card, or cash. We need balance payment before arrival or as per below schedule.


  • 30 days or more before the date of departure: 25% of the total cost
  • 29 - 20 days before the date of departure: 50% of the total cost
  • 19 - 16 days before the date of departure: 100% of the total cost

Important: The booking stands liable to be cancelled if 100% payment is not received 16 days prior to departure date and received amount will be fully forfeited.

Cancellation

If you cancel your holiday:

You or any member of your party may cancel their travel arrangements at any time. Written notification or an e-mail to that effect from the person who made the booking must be received at our office. The cancellation charges per person applicable are as per the published cancellation policy below:


  • Between 30 - 45 days before the date of departure: 25% of the total cost
  • Between 17 - 29 days before the date of departure: 50% of the total cost
  • Up-to 16 days before the date of departure: 100% of the total cost
If we change or cancel your holiday:

We do plan the arrangements in advance. It is unlikely that we will have to make any changes to your travel arrangements.


Travel Documents

Documents to be submitted:

  • Photo ID proof.
  • Passport (Only for Foreign Tourists / NRI).
Payment & Collect:

Pay the registration amount / full tour price by Cheque, Demand Draft, Online and collect:


  • Tour itinerary, travel and hotel details (On Email & Hard Copy)
  • Receipt of payment (On Email & Hard Copy)
  • Visa folder for World Tour(s) (Hard Copy)

Note: After the payment is successful, an acknowledgement message is sent to the guest's registered email ID. This message contains the bank details, the amount credited along with the date and place of payment. In case the message is not received, you are requested to contact your dedicated tour manager or call Alkof Holidays corporate office immediately on +91-9717930209


Frquently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Travel is one of those things that naturally gives rise to queries, concerns and doubts, so we’re here to put your mind at ease. Various "FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS" on your travel to India will be covered into the document. Kindly go through the same and if there are other unanswered questions and clarifications, it would be our pleasure to address the same too.


Many of our travelers join because they are traveling solo. So yes it is absolutely safe to travel solo on this tour. As a solo traveler, you have to pay single supplement charges. Please let us know at time of booking and we’ll arrange the rooming configuration accordingly.
Our tour cost includes personal assistance during arrival and departure, hotel accommodations with breakfast, all transfers, sightseeing and excursions by private air-conditioned car/van/coach depending on a number of persons with as per itinerary, English speaking local guide, all applicable taxes and dedicated manager with 24x7 support. We can also include lunch and dinner, domestic flights, and other services on request at an additional cost.
The check-in and the check-out timings in a majority of the hotels are 1400 hours and the 1200 hours respectively. Early check-in's and late check-out's are subject to availability of the rooms, thus we suggest you to book your room(s) previous night itself if you arriving early then the normal check-in time or if you have a late check-out. Just let us know your arrival and departure timing at the time of booking your tour with us and we will help you in managing your stay for the extra hours.
We provide 3 star comfort hotels in our standard tour packages. However you can always upgrade your accommodations to 4 star hotels or 5 star luxury hotels or charming boutique hotels/heritage palaces or any special hotel of your choice at an additional cost.
Alkof Holidays is committed to making travel widely accessible, regardless of ability or disability. We ask that you carefully consider whether you are physically and mentally able to complete the itinerary. We will make reasonable adjustments to the operation of our trip to facilitate the requirements of disabled travelers – such as booking ground floor accommodation or having your tour manager communicate important directions in writing as well as verbally. Further please let us know at the time of booking and we’ll arrange your tour accordingly.
One must possess a passport which is valid for minimum 6 months from the date of entry into India. Many countries have been included in the list of countries whose citizens are provided E-Visa facility provided they apply 72 hours in advance. Other nationals need to obtain Indian visa in advance to enter India.
Yes. It is advisable that you buy a comprehensive medical/travel insurance in advance from your country before traveling to India.
You will be greeted by our representative at the airport on your arrival. He shall be holding a company placard with your name written on it for your identification. We shall also provide you list of emergency 24 hours contact phone numbers for your assistance.
We provide dedicated tour managers to all our guest with 24 X 7 personal assistance. Our office is open 24 hours a day which means that you will always have someone to assist you even at any point of time. We shall also give you mobile nos. of our executives who you may call, email or whatsapp in case of any need.
YES. You can surely custom design the holiday packages as per your preferences.
If you are interested in booking any of our brochure tours, you may simply send us an email giving us your details. We normally need an advance amount once we confirm the arrangements for the tour. The amount depends on the services you may require for the tour. This can be paid through bank transfer, credit/debit card, or cash. We need balance payment before arrival.
We shall do our best to make changes as per your request and shall not charge you anything unless there is penalty charged by hotels etc, for making these changes.

Questions & Answers

Our team of travel expert are there for you always! If you have any questions about this tour, then please don't hesitate to contact us 24/7 and we will get back to you latest within 6 hours!





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