The Southern Feast - Karnataka & Goa



Starting From

USD 550 Per Person


Round The Year



Hotel Category

3-4-5 stars

Travel Duration

12 Days / 11 Nights

Included in the trip
Entrance Tickets
Individual departures

Round The Year

Karnataka is a beautiful South Indian state with several attractions drawing the senses of tourists from all around the blue planet. From magnificent historical edifices to insignias to which nature can show its extent of beauty, Karnataka is an empyrean for all sorts of travelers. Goa is a state of sun, sand and sea. Known for its beaches and water sports, Goa also boasts the reminiscences of Portugal architecture and rule. Mingling Goa trip with Karnataka is a smart and great travel idea. This 12 Nights and 13 Days itinerary is a travel plan that comprises visiting Best of Karnataka attractions along with basking in the midst of natural beauty in Goa. The major destinations covered in this tour package are Bangalore, Mysore, Madikeri, Hassan, Shravanabelagola, Hampi, Pattadakal, Aihole, Badami and Goa. Major highlights of the trip are exploring primordial historical structures in Mysore and viewing the nature bounty at its best in Goa. 

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Stages Of Tour


The Travel Program


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Day 1

Arrival In Bangalore

Arrival at Bangalore and after the custom formalities at the airport, meet with our representative and transfer to the hotel. Accommodation in the reserved room, check in and overnight.


Inclusions : Accommodation, Transport, Local Assistance

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Day 2

Bangalore - Srirangapatna - Krishnasagar Dam - Mysore (170 Km, About 4 Hours)

Transfer by land to Mysore, with a stop in Srirangapatna the sacred city of Lord Vishnu, and visit the Sri Ranganathaswamy temple, at the end visit the Brindavan Garden and Krishna Sagar Dam. Continue your journey to Mysore, arrival and checkin at the hotel. Dinner and Overnight.


Inclusions : Accommodation, Breakfast, Dinner, Transport, Tourist Guide, Entrance fees

Highlights : Srirangapatna, Brindavan Gardens

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Day 3


After breakfast, Excursion to Somnathpur and the visit of Keshava temple of Somnathpur, built in the thirteenth century in the open countryside, thirty miles from Mysore. The temple is builton a high star-shaped platform with three symmetrical sanctums and has countless statues of Hindu deities, a masterpiece of the Hoysala dynasty. Afternoon visit of Mysore Palace, residence of the maharajas, it was built following the destruction of the previous building followed by a devastating fire. Dinner and Overnight in Mysore.


Inclusions : Accommodation, Breakfast, Dinner, Transport, Tourist Guide, Entrance fees

Highlights : Somnathpur, Mysore Palace


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Day 4

Mysore - Sravanbelagola - Hassan / Chikmagalur (200 Km, About 4 Hours)

After breakfast, departure north Hassan. Along the way stop in Sravanabelagola, one of the most ancient Jainist pilgrimage centersin India. Ascent of the 614 steps carved into the rock, which lead to the summitof Vindhyagiri Hill, to admire the 17.5 m tall statue. which represents divinity Gomateshvara. Continue to Hassan. Arrival and checkin in the hotel. Afternoon dedicated to visit Belur and Halebid which preserve magnificent Hoysala temples such as the Channekeshava Temple or the Hoysaleshwara Temple. Dinner and Overnight in Hassan.


Inclusions : Accommodation, Breakfast, Dinner, Transport, Tourist Guide, Entrance fees

Highlights : Sravanabelagola, Temples of Belur and Halebid

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Day 5

Hassan / Chikmagalur - Hampi (350 Km, About 6-7 Hours)

Breakfast at Hotel and Transfer to Hosapete. Arrival at Hosapete and start the visit of the fascinating neighbour Hampi at sunset, a scenic beauty that we recommend to everyone. Dinner and Overnight in Hosapete.


Inclusions : Accommodation, Breakfast, Dinner, Transport, Tourist Guide, Entrance fees

Highlights : Sunset at Hampi


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Day 6


Full day visit of Hampi and its ruins: the royal center, the Vittala Temple, the Virupaksha Temple and the countless scattered ruins in and around Hampi that make it one of the most archaeological sites extended to the world. Dinner and Overnight in Hampi.


Inclusions : Accommodation, Breakfast, Dinner, Transport, Tourist Guide, Entrance fees

Highlights : Archaeological Site of Hampi and temples


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Day 7

Hampi - Badami (150 Km, About 3-4 Hours)

After breakfast in the morning transfer to Badami, once the capital of the Chalukya kingdom, visit its cave temples that surround the village and which testify to its glorious past. Dinner and Overnight in Badami.


Inclusions : Accommodation, Breakfast, Dinner, Transport, Tourist Guide, Entrance fees

Highlights : Badami Rock Temples

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Day 8


After breakfast, In the morning, visit of Badami and the surroundings. Visit Aihole with its Durga Temple and Meguti Temple, and the nearby village of Pattadakal, the second capital of Chalukya which preserves numerous temples. Dinner and Overnight in Badami.


Please Note: Not having so much choice for hotels in Badami, we use the best possible solution.


Inclusions : Accommodation, Breakfast, Dinner, Transport, Tourist Guide, Entrance fees

Highlights : Aihole and Pattadakal temples

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Day 9

Badami - Goa (240 Km, About 5 Hours)

After breakfast, Transfer to Goa. Arrival in Goa and visit of Portuguese colony and its famous churches. Visit the Church of Bom Jesus and Old Goa. Dinner and Overnight in Goa.


Inclusions : Accommodation, Breakfast, Dinner, Transport

Highlights : Bom Jesus, Goa Beaches

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Day 10


Full day free for relaxation or optional activities. Dinner and Overnight.


Inclusions : Accommodation, Breakfast, Dinner

Highlights: Relax in Goa

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Day 11


Full day free for relaxation or optional activities. Dinner and Overnight.


Inclusions : Accommodation, Breakfast, Dinner

Highlights: Relax in Goa

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Day 12

Goa Departure

Breakfast at the hotel and transfer to the airport to take the return flight. No Overnight.


Inclusions : Breakfast, Transfer

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The hotels

MND Provides a wide variety of hotels

Cost Per Person For Different Categories

#No of PaxStandardSuperior Prestige
12 PaxUSD 917USD 1089USD 1813
24 PaxUSD 734USD 871USD 1450
36 PaxUSD 642USD 762USD 1269
48 PaxUSD 550USD 653USD 1087


#PlanStandardSuperior Prestige
1H/B Meal PlanUSD 44USD 88USD 132
2F/B Meal PlanUSD 88USD 176USD 264
3Single SupplementUSD 642USD 762USD 1269
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• Accommodation in pre-selected hotels

• Transportation as per itinerary in a private car with driver.

• Entrance fees to monuments according to the program.

• Local English speaking guide for visit to major tourist destinations and monuments. English speaking tour escort throughout the tourfor more than 6 people traveling together.

• Two bottles of water per day per person

• Assistance in all airports

• Government taxes, parking, tolls and expenses'driver.


•International flights and visas

•Travel insurance

•Tips and personal expenses

•Everything not mentioned


In accordance to the COVID 19 pandemic all our tours are operated with all precautionary measures including SANITIZED CARS AND HOTELS/COMPLIMENTARY SANITIZERS/MASKS (Your safety is our priority)

  •  All Inclusive Tour. – Hotels / Transport / Guides / Monument Fees/Domestic Flights.
  • Visit Srirangapatna the sacred city of Lord Vishnu
  • Witness the Mysore Palace, residence of the maharajas,
  • Pay a visit to the Sravanabelagola, one of the most ancient Jainist pilgrimage centers in India
  • Witness the beautiful scenic beauty at Hampi
  • Relax and Enjoy leisure activities in Goa

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A valid passport is required for at least six months before Boarding the Flight. We encourage you to check the validity of the passport and we advise you to bring a photocopy of your passport and the page of the visa obtained, or carry multiple copies of ETA, useful in case of loss.



To enter India, an entry visa issued by the Indian Embassy is required. It is categorically necessary that all travellers, whose itinerary includes leaving and returning to the country, have obtained a double or multiple visas. During the flight to India you will be given a disembarkation form to be filled in with your data and to be delivered to passport control. The detachable part completed with the customs declaration will be returned to you, and must then be handed over to the customs upon leaving the airport.



Air tickets for flights within India or between India and Nepal, if not included in the intercontinental flight, will be collected by your companion or our representative and will be delivered to you upon arrival. Flights within India and between Nepal are the trickiest part of the journey. We recommend a lot of patience, because it is not uncommon for flights to suffer delays, cancellations or make intermediate stops not foreseen at the time of booking. It is therefore essential to always go to the airport on time (about 2 hours before the flight). In the event of cancellations, however, the companies, according to the new regulations, will refund the cost of the ticket but have no obligation to re-route. The rebooking will then be done by our local office by purchasing a new ticket. Purchasing it on the same day, the same fare as the canceled flight is not always available. In case this exceeds that of the cancelled flight, the difference must be paid directly on the spot. If there are no other flights on the scheduled route, a land transfer by car/bus will be provided in lieu of the ticket.



Since recently (August 2013) both on intercontinental flights and on internal flights, the companies are very strict in calculating the weight of the baggage and each additional kilogram is subjected to an extra payment according to the rules of the company itself. In this regard, we report the scheme concerning the baggage allowance for the economy class granted by each airline for flights within India and between India and Nepal:



Hand Baggage Weight

Checkin Luggage Weight

Air India

7 kg + Laptop

15 kg

Jet Airways

7 kg + Laptop

15 kg

Indigo & Spice Jet

7 kg + Laptop

15 kg

Go Air

7 kg + Laptop

15 kg

Jet Lite

7 kg + Laptop

15 kg


The company has the right to apply an extra cost for each kilogram exceeding the above, (indicatively from 4 to 8-euro per kg).



For the entire duration of the group tour, starting from your arrival in India, you will be assisted by a Tour Escort or local Guide (for individual tourists) in each city who will take care of every technical-organizational detail. The tour escort will also act as a local guide in the cities for which he is licensed. In the others he will be accompanied by a local foreign speaking guide or English-speaking guide as per the provisions of the Indian government. In the latter case, he will provide for the translation.

In many cities of India, in fact, there are no local guides speaking foreign languages (especially in southern India, central India and some parts of Rajasthan), or there are few.



We remind you that passport, telephone and valuable accessories in general must always be kept by the passenger and never left unattended, as no service facility takes charge of any loss/theft during the tour. It is also good to have all the emergency bank numbers with you in case of need.



In India, tipping is a custom rooted in local custom. The amount of tips is at the discretion of the passengers, but as a rule they are in the local custom. In restaurants it is customary to leave 10% of the bill as a tip.


A basic tip:

For half day drive with driver Rs. 300/ full day Rs. 500.

For porters Rs. 70 per bag

For Half Day Local Guide Rs. 500/ Full Day Rs. 800

Per Day Escorts Rs. 1000


(The amount is in total and refers to a group of 2/3 people, it can be increased if you are traveling in a group with more people)

For groups, even small in number but with tour escorts, it is advisable to give the guide a sum at the beginning of the tour (approximately 40/45 euros for 7/9 day tours) and he will distribute them appropriately, thus avoiding boring and continuous collections.

N.B. (This figure does not include a possible tip for the companion)



The rooms are available until 12.00 on the day of departure. In India there is no day use system, therefore if the rooms want to be kept until departure they will have to be paid for the entire following night.



We inform you that the check-in procedure can take place via online check-in, which can be implemented from the airlines' websites or via the automatic check-in devices specifically installed at the airport.



The most pleasant season runs from mid-November to March, with moderate heat and low rainfall. The maximum temperatures vary from 27° to 30°, the minimums from 16° to 22°. In March the temperatures begin to rise with highs reaching 38°. The month of August records the peak of the monsoon season (from June to October) which invests the south-western regions with rainfall that varies in intensity according to the areas, limited in some to severe thunderstorms. In October and in the first half of November the south-eastern part of India is affected by a north-east monsoon.



Clothing must take into account the period and the regions where you go. In southern India, light clothing can be worn all year round, without forgetting long trousers and long-sleeved shirts to protect against insects. During visits to the temples, excessively small clothing should be avoided. For those traveling to the northern regions, warmer clothing is needed, as the temperature can approach freezing in winter. In the desert region of Rajasthan the temperature varies a lot between day and night.



In India the variety of handicraft production is practically infinite. Indian muslins, canvases, silks and brocades have enjoyed worldwide fame since ancient times and have been appreciated for the quality of the fabric, the beauty and resistance of the colors, the originality of the designs. Even today the brightly colored silk saris, embroidered or woven with gold or silver threads, the brocades of Varanasi as well as the cottons of Rajasthan, the wool or wool and silk carpets of Kashmir and Uttar Pradesh are renowned. The manufacture of fabrics is just one aspect of the varied and rich Indian craftsmanship which ranges from wood carving (teak, sandalwood, rosewood, ebony) spread almost everywhere, especially in Karnataka, to Agra marble inlays or the stone sculptures of Orissa, from ceramics to hand-painted lacquers, from brass and copper pottery to bamboo and leather objects. The skill of the Indians in the cutting and processing of semi-precious and precious stones has been known since ancient times. Haggling in the bazaars is common practice.

Do not buy souvenirs that cost animals their lives or harm nature.



It is recommended to drink only bottled or boiled water (found in almost all restaurants and hotels). Carefully avoid tap water and ice in drinks. It is advisable to consume only well-cooked foods and packaged foods, avoiding raw vegetables and fruit that cannot be peeled.



In India there is a great variety of doctors practicing the most diverse forms of therapy and the only hospital in Europe is located in Delhi. It is advisable to bring from Italy tablets against any gastrointestinal disorders and medicines that are difficult to find locally.



Before entering the temples, mosques and or gurdwaras it is essential to take off your shoes, generally it is allowed to keep your socks on. To avoid discomfort, do not bring leather articles of any kind with you, because they could arouse some opposition. Inside places of worship, tourists can move as they please and sometimes attend religious rites, for which it is preferable to wear modest clothes, avoiding tops, skirts and shorts. A small donation will be welcome.

The folded hands namaste is the typical Indian greeting and its use will be greatly appreciated. Especially in cities, men will gladly shake hands with tourists; in fact, this gesture is considered particularly cordial. The majority of Indian women, on the other hand, are reluctant to shake hands with a man, both Indian and foreign (a possible refusal should not be considered an offense) and are generally surprised by the informality of relations between the two sexes used in western countries. In private homes you will be welcomed as guests of honor and your lack of familiarity with local customs and traditions will be understood and accepted. If you should be tempted to eat with your fingers, remember to use onlyyour right hand.



Indian cuisine varies according to the regions, with notable differences between the southern and northern regions, but has as a common feature the wise use of spices which are used not only to flavor foods but also to aid digestion. In the north it looks remarkably like that of Middle Eastern or Central Asian countries; there is great use of chili (hot pepper), the staple food is wheat, and various types of unleavened bread are consumed, such as pooris or chappatis. The meats are quite common, naturally not beef. In the south, where the Muslim influence has been less strong, vegetarian diets prevail, and the cuisine revolves around rice, consumed in an infinite variety of ways. The highly savory taste of Indian foods is related to the blend of spices frequently used in food preparation. These mixtures (kari) can accompany various vegetables, chicken or lamb meat, fish or rice. Rogan josh (lamb curry), gishtaba (spiced meatballs with yoghurt), korna (vegetable meat-based stews) are very common in the north. In the south, various vegetable dishes are widespread, including bhujia (a vegetable curry) and along the coasts, fish dishes, the Cochin prawns are delicious. Perhaps the most common dishes throughout India are, however, the simple dhal, essentially a lentil soup, and the thali, the typical vegetarian dish, usually served on a tray with small bowls full of vegetables accompanied by large -of quantity of rice. Among the desserts, kulfi, the typical pistachio ice cream, is very common, while tropical fruit is very abundant. It is a frequent habit to conclude the meal by chewing pal, a mixture of spices, betel nuts and other powders, all wrapped up in an edible leaf. Tea is the most popular drink and some varieties of Indian tea are famous all over the world. Try the rice beer.



In India a large number of local languages are spoken, very different from region to region, among which Hindi is the official one. English represents a strong instrument of national cohesion and is very widespread, especially in hotels or in places frequented by Westerners.



Religion forms an integral part of India's complex tradition. Four of the most important faiths in the world meet on this territory: Hinduism, Buddhism, Christianity and Islam and among these the first two were born in India. furthermore, this country which welcomed the Jews and the Parsees (followers of Zoroaster), who then integrated into Indian life, gave rise to Jainism, Sikhism and other innumerable cults and regional sects of lesser importance and which for centuries have acted and interacted with each other.



They usually already include exit taxes from the country. However, we recommend checking at the airport, as these are subject to change regulations.



The cellular network is active in the country, however Italian cell phones are only active in the main cities and it is therefore advisable to purchase a card locally. To call from India the area code is 0039. To call India dial 0091.



No mandatory vaccination is required for travelers from Italy. Before travelling, it is advisable to consult the competent ASL on the need to carry out vaccinations or appropriate prophylaxis. In general, subject to medical opinion, vaccinations against: diphtheria, hepatitis A and B, typhoid, tuberculosis, polio and tetanus booster are recommended. However, we recommend checking the Viaggiare Sicuri website at the link http://www.viaggiaresicuri.it/index.php?india



The legal tender in India is the Indian Rupee. It is advisable to have currency in US dollars especially for entrances, Euros are also welcome. No Indian currency can be brought into the country or exported, while any amount of foreign currency can be imported. It is very complicated to exchange the Rupee in another currency, so it is advisable to buy in such quantities as to no longer have liquids in local currency at the time of departure. Credit cards, preferably from the VISA circuit, are accepted both in authorized shops and in hotels in large cities, where automated bank branches can also be used.




Our Staff

Our guides and professional escorts have experience in the area and in-depth cultural preparation. We can provide Guides in differenr languages also in most of the sectors but in some areas there shall be only english speaking Guides available, Such as Ladakh and the Himalayan areas, Kindly do check it with our travel experts regarding the availabiluty.


Means of transport

Our organization boasts a large fleet of new generation air-conditioned means of transport: from standard or deluxe cars (2/3 pax) to Overland vehicles (2/3 pax); from minibuses (4/8 pax) to grand tour buses (10/40 pax), with professional English speaking drivers, always attentive to the needs of travelers. The roads that connect the main cities of India are generally good. Indian Traffic conditions limit the transfer times to an average of 50 km per hour.


Hotels and tented camps

In Indian Subcontinent, the official category of hotels does not guarantee international standards and does not always correspond to the expectations of the traveler. The structures that MTA chooses, from luxury hotels, to Heritage Hotels (former residences of the Maharajas), to lower category hotels, are periodically supervised by our staff. In the Himalayan areas of Ladakh, hotels are provided among the best existing and standard tented camps with limited comfort, where a good spirit of adaptation is required.



The Major airports where International flights Land are Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Kolkata, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Almost all of the major International Airliens have theor scheduled flights from these cities. including Swiss, Emirates, Qatar Airways, Turkish Airlines, BrusselsAirlines and Etihad.


Personalized trips

Our Product Managers are available to travelers to develop personalized itineraries (for individuals or groups) and offer ad hoc programming, designed with maximum flexibility and with smallest details, for those who want to immerse themselves in the magic and spirituality of " Land of the Gods” outside the classic Itineraries or with programs already present in the catalog. MTA is also available to develop personalized travels in cinema, nature, sports, honeymoons, incentive travel, business tourism and medical tourism in India.


India Visa

To obtain an entry visa to India it is essential to have a passport valid for 6 months from the date of travel (with at least three consecutive free pages), and two passport photos. you can apply for ETA (Electronic Travel Authorization) The Link of the website is https://indianvisaonline.gov.in/evisa/tvoa Kindly check for permission Granted on ETA before boarding your flight.