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Temple Trails & Coastal Delights: Mumbai, Hampi, Badami & Goa Expedition

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Duration

9 Nights / 10 Days

Tour Type

Daily Tour

Group Size

10 people

Languages

English

Overview

Embark on a captivating “Temple Trails & Coastal Delights: Mumbai, Hampi, Badami & Goa Expedition” where ancient history and serene beaches converge. Begin in Mumbai, exploring iconic landmarks like the Gateway of India and Elephanta Caves. Journey to Hampi, a UNESCO World Heritage site adorned with ancient temples and ruins of the Vijayanagara Empire. Continue to Badami to marvel at its rock-cut cave temples and serene lakeside settings. Finally, unwind in Goa, with its golden beaches, Portuguese heritage, and vibrant culture. This expedition promises a blend of spiritual exploration and coastal relaxation, showcasing the best of India’s cultural and natural wonders.

Highlights

  • This is a private tour/activity only for your group.
  • Enhanced cleaning/ traveler safety.
  • In-depth cultural experience.
  • Flexible sightseeing & stopover.
  • Most travelers can participate.

Bulk discount (by Percent)

Bulk discount adult
# Discount group From adult To adult Value
1 Discount on 2-person group 2 2 %
2 Discount on 3-person group 3 3 %
3 Discount on 4-person group 4 4 %
4 Discount on 5-person group 5 5 %
5 Discount on 6-person group 6 6 %
6 Discount on 7-person group 7 7 %
7 Discount on 8-person group 8 8 %

Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive Mumbai

Arrive in Mumbai, India's vibrant financial capital known for its bustling markets, colonial architecture, and Bollywood glamour. Transfer to your hotel and unwind after your journey, preparing for the exciting days ahead exploring this dynamic city.

Day 2: Mumbai

Begin your exploration with a visit to the Gateway of India, an iconic monument overlooking the Arabian Sea, built to commemorate the visit of King George V and Queen Mary. Explore Elephanta Caves, a UNESCO World Heritage site on Elephanta Island, known for its ancient rock-cut temples dedicated to Lord Shiva. Visit the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya (formerly Prince of Wales Museum), housing a vast collection of art, archaeology, and natural history exhibits. Stroll along Marine Drive, also known as the Queen's Necklace, a picturesque promenade overlooking the Arabian Sea.

Day 3: Mumbai - Hubli/Hampi (170kms)

Travel to Hubli and proceed to Hampi, a UNESCO World Heritage site renowned for its ancient temples, ruins, and architectural marvels.

Day 4: Hampi

Explore the Virupaksha Temple, dedicated to Lord Shiva and one of the oldest functioning temples in India. Visit the Vijaya Vittala Temple, known for its iconic stone chariot and musical pillars that produce melodic tones when struck. Discover the Royal Enclosures, including the Queen’s Bath and Lotus Mahal, showcasing the grandeur of the Vijayanagara Empire. Continue exploring Hampi with visits to Hazara Rama Temple, famous for its intricate bas-reliefs depicting scenes from the Ramayana. Visit Elephant Stables, a unique structure showcasing the architectural prowess of the Vijayanagara Empire. Explore Matanga Hill, offering panoramic views of the Hampi ruins and surrounding landscapes.

Day 5: Hampi - Badami (140kms)

Travel to Badami, another UNESCO World Heritage site known for its rock-cut temples and ancient cave architecture. Explore the Badami Cave Temples, carved out of sandstone cliffs and dedicated to Hindu deities such as Lord Shiva and Lord Vishnu. Visit the Bhutanatha Temples complex, located along the serene Agastya Lake, offering scenic views and peaceful surroundings.

Day 6: Badami - Goa (240kms)

Travel to Goa, India's beach paradise known for its pristine beaches, vibrant culture, and Portuguese heritage. Relax and unwind at the beach or explore the local markets and cafes.

Day 7: Goa

Enjoy a leisurely day exploring North Goa. Start with a visit to Calangute Beach, one of Goa's most popular beaches known for its golden sand and water sports activities. Explore Panjim, the charming state capital of Goa, known for its Portuguese colonial architecture and vibrant markets. Visit Se Cathedral, one of the largest churches in Asia dedicated to St. Catherine of Alexandria. Discover Fort Aguada, a 17th-century Portuguese fort offering panoramic views of the Arabian Sea. Visit Basilica of Bom Jesus, a UNESCO World Heritage site and one of the oldest churches in Goa, housing the mortal remains of St. Francis Xavier. Explore Fountainhas, the Latin Quarter of Goa, known for its narrow streets, old Portuguese houses, and vibrant cultural scene. Explore South Goa with a visit to Dona Paula, a viewpoint offering stunning views of the Arabian Sea.

Day 8: Goa

Day free and easy to relax and unwind. Enjoy leisure time at your resort, explore nearby beaches, indulge in spa treatments, or simply soak in the serene ambiance of Goa.

Day 9: Goa

Day free and easy to relax and unwind. Continue your leisurely stay in Goa, taking the opportunity to further explore local markets, enjoy beach activities, or simply relax and rejuvenate at your own pace.

Day 10: Goa - Mumbai/Departure

Depart from Goa for Mumbai or directly for your onward journey, reflecting on the cultural richness and natural beauty experienced during your tour.

Included/Excluded

  • Assistance on arrival at airport.
  • 9 Nights' accommodation in 4-star hotels.
  • Daily breakfast and meal as per day plan.
  • 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.
  • Monument entrances and activities charges mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Bottled drinking water in car.
  • Government taxes.
  • Mumbai - Hubli & Goa - Mumbai flight fare approx. INR 9,500 per person in economy class.
  • Camera charges at monuments.
  • Expenses of personal nature like liquor, laundry, tips, telephone, fax, internet etc.
  • Gratuities & optional activities.
  • Anything not mentioned in inclusions.

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