South India 14-day Tour | The Dragon Trip

14-day South India Tour

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14 days - £979

Immerse yourself in the rich, vibrant and diverse culture of India with our 14-day South India adventure tour. Covering the country’s greatest southern features, with The Dragon Trip you’ll see it all. Explore India’s glorious Goan beaches, the World Heritage ancient ruins of Hampi, the tranquil Kerala backwaters, and of course, treat your taste buds to an abundance of delicious food. From bustling cities to rural villages, our Adventure Leaders take you to the highlights and off-the-beaten-track as you explore all that South India has to offer. Any questions? Check out the details here or contact us below :)

Itinerary

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Day 1-3: Mumbai

Enjoy the view of Mumbai as you receive a quick trip briefing on the rooftop of the hostel. Explore the city’s famous heritage sites, from the Gate of Mumbai to the Taj Mahal Palace hotel, and even a tour of the Dharavi slum – guaranteed to shatter your expectations.

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Day 4-6: Goa

Swap the bustling city for the tranquillity of the beach as you enjoy ultimate rejuvenation in beautiful Goa. Spend your days working on your tan on the most well-known and the hidden treasure beaches, explore the Portuguese colonial old town and kayak your way through the serene backwaters.

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Day 7-8: Hampi

Take in a glorious sunset over Hampi’s famous rock-strewn landscape as you sit atop the giant boulders. Explore the famous religious hub of India, including the ruined temple complexes that gave the area its World Heritage title. Interact with the community and learn about the local rice plantations.

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Day 9: Bangalore

Embark on a day tour of Bangalore as you trace the journey of Indian silk, from cocoons in a local village to sarees at the workplace of a traditional weaver. Continue your tour as you learn about tribal art forms at the Folklore Museum, before watching the local toymakers use simple hand techniques in a nearby village.

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Day 10-12: Munnar

Get close to nature as you camp in India’s largest tea-growing region. Explore the gorgeous forest region by bike and embark on a mountain trek. Enjoy the sunrise over the Butterfly Forest, and the sunset reflecting on Anaerangal Lake. No camping trip is complete without dinner and a sing-song around a campfire.

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Day 13-14: Kochi

Explore the culmination of cultures in one of India’s ancient port cities. With Portuguese, Dutch, Jewish, Chinese and Indian influences, your senses are in for a treat. Venture outside the city as you visit a local village and cruise down the backwaters by boat.

 

Day 1-3: Mumbai

  • Meet your guide at 5pm for a pre-departure briefing at the hostel
  • Get to know your fellow travellers over a group dinner
  • Optional: Experience the bustling city at night with a pub crawl (600 INR)
  • Explore the city of Mumbai with a walking tour taking you to the Gate of Mumbai and the Taj Mahal Palace hotel
  • Optional: Pay a visit to the Dhobi Ghat laundromat
  • Optional: Shatter your expectations with a tour of the Dharavi slum (500 INR)
  • Transfer to the airport and catch a flight to Goa

Day 4-6: Goa

  • Land in Goa and transfer to your accommodation, where you will arrive at approx. 6pm
  • Enjoy a free day relaxing on the beach or explore the Portuguese colonial buildings in the Old City
  • Optional: Experience a night out in India’s famous party state (at your own expense)
  • Make the most of another free day rejuvenating or exploring
  • Optional: Kayak through Goa’s rivers and backwaters (2833 INR)
  • Transfer to the station to catch a train to Hospet

Day 7-8: Hampi

  • Arrive in Hospet and transfer to your accommodation in Hampi
  • Walk through the city ruins to Sunset Point for the best panoramic views of the area
  • Optional: Help the local temple give their resident elephant its daily bath in the Tungabhadra River (dependent on availability)
  • Set off on a day tour of Hampi taking you to the local rice fields and the heritage village of Anegundi
  • Stop for a picnic-style lunch on the banks of the river
  • Continue your day tour, take a boat ride across the river to visit Vijaya Vittala Temple and Virupaksha Temple
  • Return to the hostel and enjoy a free evening
  • Make the most of a free day to explore the rest of the Old City or any other recommended activities from your guide
  • Take a private transfer from the hostel to Hospet Train Station
  • Board the 9.10pm overnight train to Bangalore

Day 9: Bangalore

  • Arrive in Bangalore at approx. 6am and transfer directly to the hostel
  • At 9am, begin a day tour of local Bangalore and trace the journey of Indian silk from cocoon to sarees
  • Catch the action at Mulberry Silk Cocoon Market, pay a visit to the villages where silkworms grow and visit the workplaces of a traditional weaver of silk sarees
  • Visit the Folklore Museum and learn about tribal art forms
  • Stop by a toy-making factory and pay a visit to a local village to watch traditional toymakers use simple hand techniques
  • Return back to the hostel in the evening
  • At 8am, take a private transfer to Bangalore airport to catch a flight to Kochi

Day 10-12: Munnar

  • Land in Kochi at midday and transfer to your accommodation at a campsite, where you will arrive at approx. 5pm
  • Catch the sunrise over the Papathy Shola
  • Spend your days explore the beautiful surroundings with a forest cycling loop and Shola Mountain Trek
  • Watch the sunsets over the nearby Anaerangal Lake
  • Enjoy dinner around a campfire
  • Transfer back to Kochi at 9am

Day 13-14: Kochi

  • Arrive in Kochi, check in to your accommodation and grab some lunch (at your own expense)
  • Embark on an orientation walk of the city, taking you to the Chinese fishing boats, the Jewish quarter and Paradesi Synagogue
  • Continue your walking tour to Mattancherry Palace and Santa Crux Cathedral Basilica
  • Optional: Watch a Kathakali dance show. Head to the theatre an hour early to watch the actors paint their faces behind the scenes (350 INR)
  • At 8.30am, embark on a day tour of the region’s backwaters
  • Take a tour of one of the local villages
  • Cruise along the backwaters by boat
  • Stop for lunch at a local restaurant before heading back to the hostel
  • Optional: Watch a Kalaripayattu martial arts show (350 INR)
  • Optional: Enjoy a group dinner on your final night (500-1000 INR)
  • Say goodbye to your guide and fellow travellers and finish up your Dragon Trip tour. We wish you safe travels! [/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]

Departures Dates

Departing Finishing Price Status
18th Apr, 2019 1st May, 2019 £979
23rd May, 2019 5th Jun, 2019 £979
29th Aug, 2019 11th Sep, 2019 £979
26th Sep, 2019 9th Oct, 2019 £979
31st Oct, 2019 13th Nov, 2019 £979
28th Nov, 2019 11th Dec, 2019 £979
  • A deposit is required to make a reservation, with the balance due 60 days prior to departure (unless booking with one of our promotions, for which specific balance due dates may apply). The deposit is £200 GBP / $200 USD
  • Looking for assistance booking pre/post trip accommodation? Just let us know what you need! We’re happy to help you extend your stay in India!
  • For customers making payment from the UK: please note that when you are making a payment into our US dollar account you must request your bank to send the money directly to our US dollar account at HSBC UK. Otherwise they may use an intermediary bank resulting in an added wiring fee charged to you of $25.00.
  • The group will be in sex-segregated hotel rooms (unless you book with friends of different sexes, in which case you can be together).
  • Please take note if you wish to use your own camera/phone to take photos and videos that is absolutely fine. However, The Dragon Trip runs a no drone policy for our India trips.

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