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To Kerala on the Konkan Railway

(Tour code: KRJ17)DISCOVER INDIA'S SPECTACULAR COASTAL RESORTS

Embark on this incredible adventure travelling south along India's west coast by rail. Explore an array of India's most impressive sights, from bustling Mumbai and the old port of Mangaluru, as we travel on the famous Konkan Railway.

Tour Highlights
  • Mumbai and the Elephanta Caves
  • The Konkan Railway
  • Panjim and Old Goa
  • Mangalore, Cochin and Alleppey
  • Kathakali dance performance
  • Periyar and Kerala’s backwaters
  • Excursion to Kanyakumari
What’s Included (Full details)
  • Heritage Rail Excursion
  • 4-5* Accommodation
    Breakfast Every Day
    Evening Meals
    13 Nights' Hotel Accommodation
  • Return Scheduled Flights
    Upgrades Available

Itinerary & Map

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Departure Times

Provisional departure and return times, where available, can be found together with our dates and prices by clicking on the 'Prices & Availability' button. We write to all booked customers approximately 10 weeks prior to the start of their tour to advise the exact departure and return time for their particular group.

Elephanta Caves
Days 1-3

London to Mumbai

We depart from London on our flight to Mumbai, arriving on Day 2. This afternoon we begin our explorations with a sightseeing tour, visiting the Prince of Wales Museum on Day 3. In the afternoon we take an excursion to the Elephanta Caves.

Basilica of Bom Jesus, Goa
Days 4-5

The Konkan Railway to Goa

Early this morning we leave Mumbai, travelling along the route of the renowned Konkan Railway and enjoying views of majestic mountains, plunging waterfalls, and the clear waters of the Arabian Sea. We pause en-route for lunch, arriving into Goa this afternoon. On Day 5 we enjoy a guided tour of Old Goa then, after lunch, we drive to Panjim for a walking tour.

Mangaluru
Days 6-9

Mangaluru and Kochi

Following a leisurely day we rejoin the Konkan Railway for the journey to Mangaluru. On Day 7 we take a tour, including a visit to a cashew nut factory (2017 departures only), before boarding the train to Kerala on Day 8, where our destination is coastal Kochi. We tour the city on Day 9 ahead of an evening Kathakali dance show.

Periyar National Park
Days 10-12

Periyar National Park and a Kerala cruise

Today we travel by coach to Thekkady, making a visit to a local tea plantation along the way. Tonight we are treated to a tribal dance performance, then on Day 11 we enjoy a walking tour through an aromatic spice plantation. Later we head into the National Park and cruise across Lake Periyar. A highlight of our tour comes on Day 12 with a cruise through Kerala's peaceful backwaters. Following lunch, we stop to visit a traditional village.

Includes:
  • Breakfast, Dinner
  • Excursions
Kovalam
Days 13-14

Alleppey, Kovalam and Kanyakumari

This morning we embark on a walking tour with the 'Preserve Alleppey Society', ahead of a traditional Keralan lunch. Later we make the journey by rail and coach to Kovalam, where we stay for two nights. Our excursion on Day 14 is to Kanyakumari, the southernmost tip of India, for lunch and a visit to the incredible Mahatma Gandhi memorial. As we drive back to Kovalam we pause en-route to see the Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, which boasts Dravidian-style architecture dating back to the 8th century.

Return to the UK
Days 15-16

Return to London

Today we transfer to Thiruvananthapuram, where we take a short orientation tour. Later we transfer to the airport for our flight back to London, arriving on Day 16.

Includes:
  • Scheduled flights

Please note

Please note that while every departure of this tour features the same excursions, they may not necessarily be in the order listed above.

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