Historic Caves, Fort Palaces, Temple & Backwater 19 days

 
  • Covid-19 Safe
  • Private tour
  • Solo friendly
  • Family friendly

The private tour will begin in Mumbai the commercial capital of India a bustling city with Bollywood industry. Explore magnificent monuments of colonial era and historical Elephanta Cave. Thereafter fly to Aurangabad gateway to Ajanta & Ellora Caves. Next fly to Hyderabad an imperial city with historic Golconda Fort & Salarjung Museum. Then visit Bidar, Gulbarga and Bijapur ruled by Muslims dynasties. Further drive to Badami & Hampi centenaries old UNESCO World Heritage Monuments expanded in complexes. Fly from Hubli to Cochin a gateway city in Kerala to explore the tea estate, wildlife & backwater.


Day 1 Arrive Mumbai

Arrival transfer to hotel (check in/out time 12pm). Rest time for personal activites.

O/n at hotel.

Day 2 Mumbai

Morning excursion to Elephant caves (Monday closed). Later city tour visiting CST, Prince of Wales Museum, Mani Bhawan & Dhobhi Ghat.

O/n at hotel. Meal plan: B.

Day 3 Mumbai - Aurangabad

Transfer to airport to board flight for Aurangabad. Arrival transfer to hotel. Visit Bibi ka Maqbara, Panchakki & Aurangabad Caves.

O/n at hotel. Meal plan: B.

Day 4 Aurangabad

Full day excursion to Ajanta which house 30 rock-cut cave from the 2BCE to about 480CE.

O/n at hotel. Meal plan: B.

Day 5 Aurangabad - Hyderabad

Excursion to visit Ellora Caves, Grishneshwar Temple & Daulatabad Fort. Transfer to airport to board flight for Hyderabad. Arrival transfer to hotel check in at hotel.

O/n at hotel. Meal plan: B.

Day 6 Hyderabad

Explore 400 year-old metropolitan city teeming with bustling-bazaars & Muslim monuments. Visit Golconda Fort Complex, Qutubshahi Tombs, Charminar, Mecca Mosque, Salarjung Museum & Chowmohalla Palace.

O/n at hotel. Meal plan: B.

Day 7 Hyderabad - Gulbarga (260kms)

Drive to Gulbarga via visiting Bidar Fort, Mahmud Gawan Madarsa & Bahmani Tombs. Arrive Gulbarga check in at hotel.

O/n at hotel. Meal plan: B.

Day 8 Gulbarga - Bijapur (170kms)

Visit Gulburga fort & Jama Masjid. Drive to Bijapur, check in at hotel.

O/n at hotel. Meal plan: B.

Day 9 Bijapur - Badami (120kms)

Visit Bijapur Fort & plethora of monuments built during the rule of Adil Shahi dynasty. Drive to Badami check in at hotel.

O/n at hotel. Meal plan: B.

Day 10 Badami

Excursion to visit Aihole home to over 125 Chalukyan temples & Pattadakal a treasure trove of Hindu & Jain temples. Also visit Badami Fort, cave & Lake.

O/n at hotel. Meal plan: B.

Day 11 Badami - Hampi (180kms)

Drive to Hampi via visiting few active & ruined temples in Gadag & Lakkundi. Arrive Hampi check in at hotel.

O/n at hotel. Meal plan: B.

Day 12 Hampi

Explore Hampi an UNESCO world Heritage sites dotted with numerous ruined temple complexes from the Vijayanagara Empire.

O/n at hotel. Meal plan: B.

Day 13 Hampi - Cochin

Transfer to Hubli airport to board flight for Cochin. Arrival transfer to hotel. Rest time free for personal activities.

O/n at hotel. Meal plan: B.

Day 14 Cochin - Munnar (140kms)

Visit Fort Cochin, St. Frances Church, Jewish Synagogue, Mattancherry Dutchs Palace & Chinese fishing nets. Drive to Munnar check in at hotel.

O/n at hotel. Meal plan: B.

Day 15 Munnar

Visit Pothamedu, Mattupetty dam, Rajamala hill, Eravikulam National Park, Mattupedi Dairy Farm, Echo Point & Tea Museum.

O/n at hotel. Meal plan: B.

Day 16 Munnar - Thekkady (110kms)

Drive to Thekkady via Ramakkalmedu the windiest places in Asia. Evening watch Martial Arts & Kathakali Dance show.

O/n at hotel. Meal plan: B.

Day 17 Thekkady - Kumarakom (140kms)

Explore Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary on boat safari followed by spice plantation tour. Drive to Kumarakom check in at hotel.

O/n at hotel. Meal plan: B.

Day 18 Kumarakom - Alleppey

Transfer to Alleppey boat jetty to board houseboat & sail through the tropical countryside enchanting backwaters.

O/n in houseboat. Meal plan: B,L,D.

Day 19 Alleppey - Cochin (60kms)

Departure transfer to Cochin airport.

Meal plan: B.

* Please check prices for full list of inclusions and exclusions


Inclusions and exclusions

  • Assistance on arrival at airport
  • 18 Nights accommodation in selected price category hotels
  • Meal as per day plan (B- Breakfast, L- Lunch, D- Dinner)
  • Private air conditioned deluxe car for airport transfer, sightseeing and excursion as per program
  • English speaking tour guide on sightseeing days (local guide in each city), as per program
  • Monuments entrances and activities charges mentioned in the itinerary.Bottled drinking water in car
  • Government taxes
  • Mumbai - Aurangabad - Hyderabad & Hubli - Cochin flight fare approx INR 15,000 per person in economy class
  • Camera charges at monuments
  • Meals other than mentioned in day plan
  • Expenses of personal nature like liquor, laundry, tips, telephone, fax, internet etc. Gratuities & optional activities
  • Anything not mentioned in inclusions

Available in

English, French, German, Russian, Spanish, Italian
(Other than English guide subject to availability and at additional cost)


Available for

Infants, Children, Students, Adults, Seniors



Departure & Return

Start city: Mumbai , Maharashtra, India

Pick up times available: 09:00

Pick up location: Mumbai airport

Ends at: Cochin Airport

Nearest airport: Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport (BOM)



Covid-19 measures

  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks provided for travellers
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised

Eco Features:

  • Education & exploration
    Education & exploration
    The product is educational rather than entertainment focused - it respects and gives insight into local traditions and/or environment
  • Interaction with locals or nature
    Interaction with locals or nature
    The major part of the tour is spent on interacting with local communities, their representative(s) (other than guides) or observing the nature or animals without disturbing their natural habitat and environment
  • Licensed tour guide

Cancellation policy

0% cancellation fee - 15 days or more before the travel date
20% cancellation fee - between 7-14 days before the travel date
50% cancellation fee - between 3-6 days before the travel date
100% cancellation fee - between 0-2 days before the travel date

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from $1968 per person

* Minimum of 1 adults are required on this tour

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* Free cancellation until 15 days before departure