Essence of India Tour programs with Singapore Airlines


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Trip cost includes:

- Round trip air, including fuel surcharges and taxes from New York or Los Angeles

- Accommodation on a twin share basis

- Daily breakfast

- Airport / railway station transfers in India

- Sightseeing and excursions by air-conditioned vehicles, with English speaking local guides

- Entrance fees to all monuments listed in the itinerary

- Local taxes & service charges on the above

Not included are visa fees, personal expenses of all kinds, travel insurance, meals other than breakfast.


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Bangalore to Bombay Central India Vacation Package

Discover 800-year old intricately carved Hindu temples, verdant coffee plantations and national parks teeming with exotic birds and animals (including tigers, wild elephants and much more) on this interesting trip. Travel off the beaten track from Bangalore, across the expanse of central India to Bombay.


Somnath Temple, Mysore, Karnataka, India
Somnath Temple, Mysore

Trip Highlights include:

  • 2 UNESCO World Heritage Sites

  • Belur & Halebid – 12th century monuments

  • Mysore – silk, sandalwood and palaces

  • Wildlife at Nagarhole National Park

  • Coorg highlands and coffee plantations

  • Bangalore and Bombay

  • Offshore Elephanta caves

  • Stopover in Singapore

Day 1: USA to Singapore Shortly after noon today, catch your Singapore Airlines flight to Asia. Arrive in Singapore two days later after crossing the International Dateline.
Day 3: Singapore Spend the night at your hotel, the rest of the day is free for you to enjoy Singapore before flying to Bangalore early this evening.
Day 4: Bangalore to Hassan After visiting Bangalore’s gardens and the impressive Bull Temple, head towards the countryside past rolling hills, coffee plantations and gentle streams, stopping at the impressive Jain temple of Sravanbelagola, before arriving in Hassan.
Day 5: Hassan - Belur & Halebid - Mysore Visit two extraordinary 12th century temple complexes today: Belur, once the capital of the Hoysala Empire, is famous for its exquisite temples with intricate sculptures and friezes that took 103 years to build! The walls of the Hoysaleswara Temple in Halebid are covered with endless sculptures of gods and goddesses, animals, birds and dancing girls, no two of which are the same. This magnificent temple - guarded by a Nandi bull - was never completed, despite 86 years of labor. Continue to Mysore, a former capital city famous for its silk, sandal-wood and incense trade, besides its traditions of South Indian music and culture.
Day 6: Mysore to Nagarhole National Park After visiting the former royal palace of Mysore, continue south to the Nagarhole National Park, home to tigers, elephants, sloth bears, leopards and over 250 species of exotic birds. Enjoy a late afternoon game drive.
Day 7: Nagarhole National Park Enjoy early morning and late afternoon game drives through the rich, tropical forests.
Day 8: Nagarhole to Madikeri Continue your overland trip through Karnataka state to Madikeri, the main town in Coorg, an area with misty hills covered by acres of tea and coffee plantations, orange groves and flowering trees.
Day 9: Madikeri Enjoy the pleasant setting of this highland town - visit a 19th century fort and a temple and enjoy some spectacular views.
Day 10: Madikeri – Mangalore – Bombay (Mumbai) Travel through some beautiful countryside to coastal town of Mangalore, where you board a flight to Bombay. On your way in to the city from the airport, visit the famous Haji Ali mosque which juts out into the sea, Crawford Market and the busy Victoria Terminus Railway Station.
Day 11: Bombay Visit the impressive Gateway of India monument and then travel by boat to the Elephanta Caves , which contain 9th century sculptures and carvings. The afternoon is free.
Day 12: Bombay to Singapore Leave Bombay on a noon flight to Singapore, arriving late in the afternoon. Try out one of the many varieties of Asian food offer by food stalls throughout the city.
Day 15: Singapore The day is free for you to enjoy Singapore, a modern city and yet distinctly Oriental. A special visitors’ pass is included for transportation and entrance fees to important sights around the city.
Day 15: Singapore to USA Your flight leaves Singapore this morning, arriving back in the US on the same day.

Bangalore, Belur, Halebid, Mysore, Nagarhole National Park, Madikeri, Mangalore, Bombay

15 Days from $2,936

Bangalore, Belur, Halebid, Mysore, Nagarhole National Park, Madikeri, Mangalore, Bombay
1/1 - 3/31/17 $3,188 $3,492
4/1 - 5/31/17 $2,936 $3,375
6/1 - 8/31/17 $3,296 $3,734
9/1 - 9/30/17 $3,372 $3,711
10/1 - 11/30/17 $3,488 $3,745
12/1 - 12/31/17 $3,981 $4,266
1/1 - 3/31/18 $3,577 $3,891
Single occupancy surcharge on request

Daily Departures

We offer two categories of accommodation: Silver hotels are carefully selected for their excellent value - all  rooms have private facilities. Gold hotels are better located, offer more spacious rooms with better amenities and a higher standard of service.
 The departure date determines the price applicable. All prices are per person and based on twin-share accommodation.

A $100 fee applies for bookings made within 30 days of the departure date.

Nandi Bull Statue, Hoysaleswara Temple, Halebid, India
Nandi bull statue at Halebid

Tourists try a bullock cart ride, India
Tourists try a bullock cart ride


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