Southern Jewels offers 7 nights and 8 days tour in South India by famous luxury train Maharajas Express. It covers various regions of South India which we have discuss below in the article.
Day 1: Trivandrum
Reach Vivanta by Taj Hotel and board the Maharaja Express and complete all the formalities before boarding the train. After a warm welcome in the traditional style board the lovely express train and enjoy the comforts. The train starts by 9.15 in the night and enjoy a delicious dinner served on board and wait to reach Chettinad.
Day 2: Chettinad/ Karaikudi
Reach Chettinad and complete the breakfast on the train. Explore the Chettinad mansions and various attractions around. People can enjoy the activities in the heritage hotels and can get back to train for lunch and proceed to your next destination. Travel to the next place on the train and enjoy dinner served warm.
Day 3: Mahabalipuram
One of the striking destinations of India welcomes travelers to see the exceptional grace of the region. Enjoy a good breakfast and get down by 8 in the morning. Spend time seeing the UNESCO sites and many other wonders. Travelers are offered with a golden opportunity to see the folk dance and enjoy lunch without missing the nativity in the historic port city. Get back to the train and relax as by the morning you will reach Mysore.
Day 4: Mysore
Have a heavy breakfast of your choice on the Maharajas Express train and get a chance to explore the enchanting Wodeyar Palace. This is one must visit place of Mysore noon reach the Lalitha Mahal Palace Hotel to have lip smacking lunch. After having a good meal in the heritage building get back to your train and enjoy optional activities or rest in the train. By 8 in the night the train drives you to Hampi and serve dinner on board along with all comforts.
Day 5: Hampi
Enjoy all the three meals on the train as exploring Hampi amaze slope irrespective of the age. Witnessing the mind-blowing attractions around Hampi makes travelers gain a unique experience and the stone constructions are known for a great architectural style. After spending the day seeing the beauty of the region on the banks of the Tungabhadra River get back to the train and complete the delicious lunch and spend the day in your way. You get a chance to see the village life or get a relaxing spa. Get back to the train and have dinner while reaching the next destination.
Day 6: Hampi- Goa
Have breakfast as well as lunch on board and reach Goa by evening. Around 4 o’ clock pack your essentials and get ready to see the wonders of Goa starting with dance and music. Along with the unique Goa music travelers get a chance to taste the exclusive food at a very special place. And by night get back to your cabin in the train and get good rest.
Day 7: Goa
There is no limit for fun in Goa. Get ready by completing your breakfast on the train and start your day visiting the Basilica of Bom Jesus along with the Se Cathedral and many other Portuguese sites. Witnessing the beauty of the UNESCO sites is actually a great fun and one can have lunch in the place that reveals the Goa culture. By evening board the train and have a relaxed night enjoying the dinner while travelling to Mumbai.
Day 8: Disembark in Mumbai
Enjoy a delicious breakfast on the train and wave bye to the staff as the train leaves the travelers in Mumbai by 8.15 in the morning. Pack your bags and preserve your memories of travelling on the Maharaja Express for a life.
The Southern Jewels is the new itinerary of Maharajas Express train which covers the various destinations in South India