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India - Secrets of South India - Greaves India (12 days)

Greaves Tours LLC India

Hyderabad, India To Mumbai, India

Valid for Departures Now Through: 10 Sep 2018


Day 1
Hyderabad, India
Taj Falaknuma Palace None


Arrive Hyderabad International Airport (Flight details to be advised)

On arrival, transfer to Taj Falaknuma Palace Hotel (Palace Room – reserved from 1400 hours of this day)

Overnight at hotel

Day 2
Hyderabad, India
Taj Falaknuma Palace Breakfast


Morning sightseeing tour of Hyderabad city (Chowmohalla Palace, Qutub Shahi Tomb and Salarjung Museum closed on Friday)

Rest of the day at leisure

Evening Champagne walking tour of hotel for approximately 45 minutes (Organised by hotel for resident guests)

Overnight at hotel

Day 3
Hyderabad, India
Taj Falaknuma Palace Breakfast, Lunch


Morning the food walk in the Old city with Jonty Rajagopalan followed by lunch at Local Restaurant – Three regions on a plate

Later excursion to Golconda Fort and Qutub Shahi Tomb with guide (Qutub Shahi Tomb is closed on Fridays) (approximately 30 minutes drive each way)

Overnight at hotel

Day 4
Coorg, India
Hyderabad, India
Vivanta by Taj Madikeri Hotel Breakfast


0645 hours: Transfer to Hyderabad Domestic Airport to board IndiGo Airlines flight

Flight 6E 151 for Hyderabad – Bengaluru (0835 / 0940)

On arrival, transfer by road to Coorg (approximately 05 hours and 30 minutes drive) and check-in at Vivanta by Taj Madikeri Hotel (Superior Charm Room)

Overnight at hotel

Day 5
Coorg, India
Vivanta by Taj Madikeri Hotel Breakfast


0700 hours: Relax the spirit while you revitalise your body with the ancient healing power of Yoga.

1030 hours: Enjoy a Coffee Plantation Tour

1530 hours: A walk with a Rain Forest insider

Overnight at hotel

Day 6
Coorg, India
Vivanta by Taj Madikeri Hotel Breakfast


0700 hours: Relax the spirit while you revitalise your body with the ancient healing power of Yoga.

1115 hours: At Potter's Studio at hotel

Rest of the day at leisure

Overnight at hotel

Day 7
Bekal, India
Coorg, India
Vivanta by Taj Bekal Hotel Breakfast


Morning transfer by road to Bekal (approximately 04 hours and 30 minutes drive)

On arrival, check-in at Vivanta by Taj Bekal Hotel (Superior Charm Room with Balcony)

Rest of the day at leisure

Overnight at hotel

Day 8
Bekal, India
Vivanta by Taj Bekal Hotel Breakfast


Morning visit to Bekal Fort

Rest of the day at leisure

Overnight at hotel

Day 9
Bekal, India
Vivanta by Taj Bekal Hotel Breakfast


Day at leisure


Morning local sightseeing of Palakunnu Bhagavathi Temple, Anandashram, Kappil Mosque and Pallikera Church

Rest of the day at leisure

Overnight at hotel

Day 10
Mumbai, India
Bekal, India
The Taj Mahal Palace, Mumbai Breakfast, Snack


0730 hours: Transfer by road to Mangalore Airport (approximately 02 hours and 30 minutes drive) to board Jet Airways flight

Flight 9W 434 for Mangalore – Mumbai (1115 / 1250)

On arrival, transfer to The Taj Mahal Palace Hotel (Palace Wing Luxury Grande Sea View Room)

1700 hours: Sunset harbor cruise by a private yacht with refreshments on board, on return to jetty experience a Buggy ride (horse carriage) around The Gateway of India

Overnight at hotel

Day 11
Mumbai, India
The Taj Mahal Palace, Mumbai Breakfast, Lunch


Morning heritage walking tour with guide for approximately 02 hours including a visit to Churchgate station which is one of main local train stations where Dabbawalas from all over Mumbai city assemble in an open area and then scatter to supply the individual Dabbas (Tiffins) in respective areas (Dabbawalas are not available on Saturday, Sunday and on Public Holidays) followed by sightseeing tour of Mumbai

Note: An exclusive Virtuoso Amenity “Lunch at Willingdon Sports Club followed by shopping with personal shopper Monica Vaziralli”

After lunch free for shopping with personal shopper 

Overnight at hotel

Day 12
Mumbai, India
None Breakfast


Morning at leisure

Note: Hotel check out is at 1200 hours

Later transfer to Mumbai International Airport Terminal 2 to board flight for the onward destination (Flight details to be advised)

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Set off on a journey of discovery in South India, where Greaves Tours immerses guests in a landscape of meandering beaches, lush plantations and diverse cities for 11 memorable nights. Daily jaunts range from a coffee plantation tour in Coorg to a sunset harbor cruise in Mumbai to a gourmet “foodie” walk in Hyderabad. Stroll through rain forests, drive the Malabar Coast of the Arabian Sea and soak up the irresistible energy of Mumbai.

About Us

Complex and dazzling, the Indian subcontinent is a place where destination knowledge is paramount. With our help, travelling will be effortless and exciting. Greaves provides expert advice, tailor made itineraries and on-the-ground support. Greaves Travel employ a large network of dedicated tour specialists all of whom have extensive knowledge of the land, culture and language. Each itinerary is meticulously planned incorporating enchanting hotels and luxurious travel to ensure the discerning individual the opportunity to fully immerse themselves in the excitement, splendour and magic that is the fascinating Subcontinent.

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Terms & Conditions

Deposit Policy: Deposit payable at the time of booking is 25% of the Tour Cost. Domestic Airfare which may not be refundable, is due in conjunction with the deposit at the time you sign and submit the booking form. If the reservation is made within 90 days of departure the full amount is due.

Final Payment Policy: Balance of the tour price is due 90 days before departure. If a booking is made within 90 days of travel, full payment of the tour is required at time of booking.

Cancellation Policy For Land Tours:

Should it become necessary to cancel your itinerary at any time after it has been confirmed, the following cancellation fees will apply.

  • 90 days before travel: Total cost of deposit and domestic airfare
  • 60-89 days: 50% cancellation fees
  • 45-59 days: 75% cancellation fees
  • 01-44 days: 100% cancellation fees

Special cancellation terms may apply during festive periods.

Please note: Due to advanced deposit conditions imposed by some hotels, airlines, wildlife resorts and services, we may require a higher non-refundable deposit on certain itineraries. Special cancellation terms and fees may also apply. Our staff will inform you at the time of booking.

We cannot make sightseeing or transportation reservations without arranging the services of our representatives and hotel bookings.

Visas and Travelers Insurance: It is the passengers own responsibility to obtain travelers insurance, visa/permits and other documentation required for travel. For Bhutan, Greaves obtains the travel permit for our clients. Travel insurance is highly recommended for travelers.

Payment Options: We accept American Express, Master Card, VISA, travel agency checks and wire transfers. Payments are processed within the United States in US dollars.

Prices: All prices quoted at time of proposal are subject to change until time of booking. A final tour price is given at the time of confirmation of the booking of hotels and travel services. Individual and itemized contract rates are not disclosed.

Inclusions & Exclusions: Services included and excluded vary from tour to tour, and will be advised at the initial proposal itinerary and throughout the booking process.

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By: Debby

Reviewed on: 05 Apr 2014

very attentive and always following up and there for every part of the multiple part trip. Excellent accomodations and service 
Travel Advisor:  Paula Kay Eastham
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Not Recommended


By: liliherz

Reviewed on: 16 May 2014

In sum,they work with the over 60 crowd & my trip fell short on many, many levels wasting not only money but my time.  Traveling 7-9 hrs by car to sight see for 3 hrs at the destination, in total, & spending 2 nights there!  As explained to me by the local contact, "we provide you with time to relax & enjoy the hotel."  1) if the hotels were nice/clean/decent I wouldn't mind relaxing after a long, hard day of touring, exploring. I did not travel around the world to relax in a hotel.  I don't understand how this company stays in business & has won the awards it claims.  I enjoyed 1/2 the guides.Luckily the driver was great since I spent most of my time with him.  To sum it up, I was highly suspicious of the itinerary pre-departure, and they were confirmed during my travels with unsolicited comments on it by various hotel staff and other locals who reviewed it.  Awful, just awful. Will be contacting AMEX-platinum member, to see what I can do.
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Excellent trip planner

By: Carol

Reviewed on: 01 Feb 2016

Lena planned our family trip to India on the Mumbai Express. When health issues forced my husband and I to cancel our trip, Lena got all the documents together for me to submit to our insurance company. Our son and daughter in law did take the trip and they loved it! Lena even called the tour operator to get them upgraded to our suite. Lena took it upon herself to call the airline and get our non-refundable tickets refunded! To me an excellent travel agent can not only create the perfect trip but will also be there for you when things fall apart.
Travel Advisor:  Lena Brown

Would use again.

By: Snowman

Reviewed on: 09 Oct 2017

They were punctual and very professional. We did not appreciate the side trip to the marble processing shop. This not only took away valuable time in our day but also was left feeling we had to purchase something we had no interest in. That left us with a “sour taste “ . No where in our itinerary was this mentioned.


By: Freddy🛳🕌

Reviewed on: 23 Nov 2017

They were amazing. Great buses. Awesome tour guides.
Travel Advisor:  Sue Pechtel

India, Nepal & Bhutan

By: Lensing

Reviewed on: 25 Nov 2017

We were very pleased with all aspects of the work done by Greaves. Their onsite representatives were excellent. They were always on time and had quality suggestions. The guides and drivers were very good in all aspects. I would definitely be pleased to suggest to friends that Greaves is high quality.
Travel Advisor:  Laila Smith

India # 2

By: India #2

Reviewed on: 26 Mar 2018

This was the second time we used Greaves. They were very helpful ( Rose, at the Chicago Office ) in helping us obtain our e-visas. We Really liked our driver Das, who stayed with us the whole trip - we would highly recommend him. Two of our guides were just so-so...Our guide in Kochin - was not that interested in going out of his way or showing his " passion " for his hometown. Our guide in Mumbai - was also not great - we thought she made a poor choice selecting a lunch restaurant and seemed to be more worried about herself. However, we had been to Mumbai before so we knew a lot and had free time the next day to do what we wanted. Our guide in the Tea Estates - Matthew was terrific!
Travel Advisor:  Gail Rosenberg