Best of Southern India

Company : G Adventures
Duration: 2 weeks to 2 weeks
Approx Costs: 500 to 750 £ Pound (UK)

Relax in peaceful backwaters, spot wildlife in beautiful parks, uncover ancient temples, explore tea and spice plantations, take a rickshaw ride through the streets of Madurai.

From steamy Kerala backwaters and spice plantations to incredible temples and searching for tigers in the wild, have your camera ready as you experience the highlights of Southern India. This 2-week adventure offers a great balance of guided excursions and free time to explore on your own.

Travelling by train, bus, rickshaw, and country boats will bring you closer to the locals and is a fascinating way to gain insight into the peaceful backwaters of Kerala and stunning temples of Tamilnadu.



Day 1 Kochi
Arrive at any time.

Day 2 Kochi
Take a orientation walk to the Dutch Palace, Jewish synagogue and town. Enjoy a kathakali performance.

Days 3-4 Wayanad
Morning train followed by a scenic drive to Wayanad. Walk the nature trails in Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary and Eddakal prehistoric caves.

Day 5 Mudumalai Wildlife Sanctuary
Spend the night at the Mudumalai Wildlife Sanctuary. The sanctuary provides one of the most important refuges for elephants and bison in India.

Days 6 Mysore
Visit the Chaumundi Temple and Mysore Palace.

Days 7-8 Mamallapuram
Take an afternoon train to Chennai then a short bus ride to Mamallapuram. Visit the Shore Temple.

Day 9 Pondicherry
Continue to Pondicherry, a former French territory; learn about Sri Aurobindo Ghose at the ashram.

Days 10-11 Madurai
Drive to Madurai and enjoy a cycle-rickshaw tour of the city and Sri Meenakshi Temple.

Day 12 Thekkady
Drive to Thekkady. Take a guided tour of spice plantations in Cardamom Hills.

Day 13 Kerala Backwaters Homestay
Take a private bus to Alleppey then a riverboat to the homestay. Experience local life and a guided walk along the lagoon.

Day 14 Kochi
Travel back to Fort Kochi where the trip ends upon arrival. Onward travel can be booked for 4pm or later.


Trip Specifics

  • Price: From £639 (available to book in other currencies)
  • Duration: 14 days
  • Start/Finish: Kochi
  • Code: AHBS

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