Karnataka tailormade vacation, India

Magnificent Karnataka tailor made vacation, traveling by private, chauffeur-driven car between locally owned hotels and family homestays. Plenty of time in each destination ensures a relaxing and culturally immersive experience while safaris in Nagarhole Tiger Reserve are sure to be a highlight.
Welcoming homestay in Mysuru Coorg Two safaris in Nagarhole Tiger Reserve Take the atmospheric sleeper train to Hampi Explore UNESCO-listed Hampi with an expert guide
Price
£3930including UK flights
Duration
16 Days
Type
Tailor made
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Price per person based on 2 adults including accommodation, flights, car transfers, trains, activities shown, current taxes and local assistance.
Valid from 1 Oct 2022 - 30 Sept 2023.
During peak season (approx Dec to Feb) the price will be higher.
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Description of Karnataka tailormade vacation, India

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Price information

£3930including UK flights
Price per person based on 2 adults including accommodation, flights, car transfers, trains, activities shown, current taxes and local assistance.
Valid from 1 Oct 2022 - 30 Sept 2023.
During peak season (approx Dec to Feb) the price will be higher.
Make enquiry

Departure information

This trip can be tailor-made to suit your dates, budget and requirements

Travel guides

Karnataka
With Goa snoozing on her shoulder and Kerala resting at her feet, Karnataka can often be overlooked despite the beaches along the Konkan coast and the...
South India

Vacation information

Tailor made tour:
All our vacations are tailor made which means we can create a unique vacation for your individual requirements. We offer a range of accommodation from guesthouses and homestays to the more luxurious hotels. Where possible we use properties that are heritage or characterful. Quality and value are the hallmark of our trips. We are licenced to sell flights from the UK.

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1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your vacation?


Visiting Hampi was probably the highlight, but all of our destinations were memorable.

2. What tips would you give other travelers booking this vacation?


Sit back and enjoy. It couldn't get much better.

3. Did you feel that your vacation benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?


India seems to be more aware of environmental issues than we are in the west. Plastic bags were not much in sight, recycling was a common practice and everywhere we saw signs warning against the impact of abuse to our planet. Overall our experience was extremely positive, and we look forward to our next
visit.

4. Finally, how would you rate your vacation overall?


Everything was well organised and coordinated, with a huge variety of experiences and places to visit. The train journeys were wonderful, and the local people that we met couldn't have been more welcoming and open. We do not eat any meat so the local food was always fantastic, whether it was from a stall on the street, a local restaurant or hotel.

Responsible Travel

As the pioneers of responsible tourism, we've screened this (and every) vacation so that you can travel knowing it will help support the places and people that you visit, and the planet. Read how below.

Planet and people

By supporting locally owned hotels and homestays we are helping to provide employment for local communities. All of the hotels on this tour are extremely proud of their strong policies regarding the environment and ecotourism.

Efkay's – this wonderful homestay is nestled amongst hundreds of trees and set on three acres of land situated in the very heart of old Mysuru (Mysore) city, literally walking distance from the Palace and the Zoo. Your hosts are the lovely Jyotsna and Raian - and food can be arranged with their chef. The three rooms are beautifully designed and the homestay is adults only.

Evolve Back. These resorts were previously called Orange County. This group has a comprehensive list of responsible tourism initiatives. All their resorts aim to create local employment, promote local products, minimise consumption of water and energy etc. The group own a windmill which produces so much electricity that after they have taken what they need to run their resorts they have some left over to sell to the grid. To prevent the use of plastic water bottles they provide a Reverse Osmosis machine in every room. Their policy also includes a wide range of initiatives to help the local economy, society and environment as well as a fair trade policy and a ‘conservation through education programme’.

KAAV Safari Lodge has just six guest rooms (four in the main building and two tents). This lodge is so close to Nagarhole that the gardens border the park (the boundary fence is visible from the deck). Safaris and various activities are arranged by the lodge. Bicycles are also available.

It also includes an overnight train which reduces your carbon footprint.

The ground handling of this tour is provided by our local agent and we supply him with more than 90% of his turnover. All of the drivers and staff are local people. Thus we have fifteen local families that are directly financially reliant upon us. Our drivers have a contract and are paid a monthly wage. This is very unusual in South India where most drivers are normally employed on a commission-only basis (not easy for such seasonal work).

Tailor-made vacations cater for couples or small groups and this means that our customers have the opportunity to interact with the locals. All of the guides we use are local.

All of our customers are supplied with detailed information about their vacation. We supply general advice relevant to all customers as well as more specific facts about your particular tour. These documents offer our customers lots of advice and guidance including how to obtain an Indian Visa, which immunisations are recommended, how much to tip people, how to dress appropriately and how to behave in National Parks.

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