Feb. 08 – 21, 2025
14 days
Chennai to Goa, 2700 km


With India’s Cup you get to explore the real India in the most individual way possible with this drive what you can rally. You’ll have to get from Chennai on the eastern coast on the Bay of Bengal all the way across the spine of India to the western coast overlooking the Arabian Sea in Goa.

You can opt to have as much or as little assistance from The Travel Scientists as you like on your adventure in India. So whether you like taking on a challenge guaranteed to give you an adventure of self-reliance, or just want to experience the adventure without all the hassles, we have packages to suit your needs. Tailor your India’s Cup experience to your needs, and make sure you take home unforgettable memories of India, its people, its culture, its history and cuisine.

If you want to discover India the classy way, we even rent out a limited number of classic Hindustan Ambassadors, which were declared the best taxi in the world on BBC television’s Top Gear by Richard Hammond. Based on the Morris Oxford Series III it became an iconic vehicle in its own right over the fifty six years of production and if you decide quickly enough, you’ll get to drive one through the magnificent countryside of this magical country as you journey through Southern India and into the heart of its culture and history.


Whilst you may, of course, stop wherever you wish and see anything along the way, and driving one of these fabulously trustworthy cars is a highlight in itself, on India’s Cup you will be passing through some of the most amazing places on the planet and we wouldn’t want you to miss the best bits. We’ll make sure that your adventure in India with The Travel Scientists is an experience you will remember forever.

   Enjoy the charming Portuguese architecture of Goa’s capital Panaji.
   Relive the past in the Ruins of Vijayanagara, once second largest city in the world.
   Relax at the dream beaches of Goa.
   Stroll through the old Jewish quarter of Kochi.
   Dig your feet into the sand on the various beaches of Mangalore.
   Visit a tropical fruit farm in Tuticorin.
   Stroll along Chennai’s Marina Beach after shopping for souvenirs.
   Visit the Gods in Brihadishwara Temple in Thanjavur.



Day 1

Get accustomed to your vehicle’s idiosyncrasies in the crucible of Chennai, capital of the Indian state of Tamil Nadu, with familiarization challenges and quick maintenance tips to get you ready for India’s Cup.

Day 2

Chennai to Pondicherry
The open road beckons as you ride South on your way to the city of Pondicherry, known as the French Riviera of the East.

Day 3

Pondicherry to Thanjavur
A fabulous ride to the historical city of Thanjavur that includes the astonishing beauty of the Gangaikonda Cholapuram, and the Brihadeeshwara Temple.

Day 4

Thanjavur to Tuticorin
Blaze a trail southwest through the huge array of local wildlife as you skirt the massive Tungabhadra Reservoir and travel down to Tuticorin.

Day 5

Tuticorin to Thiruvananthapuram
A ride to Thiruvananthapuram, the capital of the southern Indian state of Kerala, located near the southern tip of mainland India.

Day 6

Thiruvananthapuram to Kochi
Travel to Kochi, the beautiful city on the west coast of India and discover the laid back region of Fort Kochi.

Day 7

Kochi to Coimbatore
Scoot away from the coast and cross the Kerala Backwaters, where time seems to stand still, till you reach Coimbatore with it’s amazing array of temples, surrounded by the mountains of the Western Ghats.

Day 8

Coimbatore to Mysuru
Traverse through the cultural heart of India and its history as you roll north passing the Bandipur National Park and on through the awe inspiring landscape of Southern India to the home of the Maharajah’s Palace, Amba Vila, the sumptuous carvings of the Somnathpur Temple.

Day 9

Mysuru (Rest Day)
Spend the day relaxing in the fabulous surroundings of Mysuru with its Sri Chamundeshwari Temple, the Srirangapatna, and Namdroling Nyingmapa Monastery before it’s time to get on the road again.

Day 10

Mysuru to Mangaluru
With the Kudroli Gokarnath and Kadri Manjunath temples and the Tannirbhavi Beach this is a magical place full of evocative cultural traditions and raw natural beauty.

Day 11

Mangaluru to Shivamogga
And back inland it goes again and we will travel down to Shivamogga where the Shettihalli Wildlife Sanctuary invites you to have a stroll in the forest with tigers and elephants.

Day 12

Shivamogga to Hampi
Blaze a trail northeast through the huge array of local wildlife as you skirt the massive Tungabhadra Reservoir towards the ancient city of Hampi with it’s stunning Vithala Temple complex and the staggering beauty of Vijayanagar.

Day 13

Hampi (Rest Day)
Enjoy the city of Hampi with its rich cultural heritage, stunning architectural ruins, and spiritual significance

Day 14

Hampi to Panaji
Complete your India’s Cup in style as you drive towards the amazing beaches of Goa, where in its capital Panaji the traditional closing ceremony and drinks party will be held to celebrate the end of another glorious triumphant journey through the magnificence that is India’s Cup.




  Package Basic
Hotel Not Included
Hotel Included
Hotel and Car Included
  Price €595
Per Person
Per Person
Per Team of 3



General Services Basic
(per person)
(per person)
(team of 3)
Medical kit
Tool box
Navigational sheet (Day Plans)
Rally gear
Sim card
Hotel package
Airport pick up
Mobile phone
Rally vehicle
Road map, phrase book
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