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Best of Southern India

Starts: Kochi, India
Finishes: Kochi, India

Visit: Kochi, Kalpetta, Mysore, Māmallapuram, Puducherry, Madurai, Periyār Sanctuary, Kochi

Tour Type: Small Group

Accommodation: Budget

Overview

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From calm 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 two-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.

Highlights

    • 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

Trip Details

The Trip

Product Code: 126393
Tour Type: Small Group
Accommodation: Budget
Transport: Train, private vehicle, cycle-rickshaw, auto-rickshaw, ferry.
Guide Language: Engligh
Travel Styles: Budget

Starts: Kochi, India
Finishes: Kochi, India
Duration: 14 days
Physical rating: Basic

Includes

    Activities
    • Your Local Living Moment: Kerala Backwaters Homestay, Alleppey
    • Fort Kochi orientation walk
    • Kathakali dance show
    • Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary walk and safari
    • Chaumundi Temple and Mysore Palace visit
    • Mamallapuram Shore Temple visit
    • Pondicherry orientation walk
    • Madurai cycle-rickshaw ride and Sri Meenakshi Temple visit
    • Cardamom Hills spice plantation tour
    • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities
    Accommodation
    • Hotels (12 nts), homestay (1 nt, multi-share).
    • 1 breakfast, 1 lunch, 2 dinners
    Transport
    • Train, private vehicle, cycle-rickshaw, auto-rickshaw, ferry.
    Group Leader
    • Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout, local guides.

Price

Price person (sharing double) $979 ($70/day)

Deposit:

$350 per person for bookings made 70 days or more prior to departure

Full Amount for bookings made less than 70 days prior to departure

Cancellation: Super Strict

Trip Notes

Price does not include airfare (to the Trip start & from the end location)

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Janice D 

I enjoyed the varied activities from backwaters, to cities to wild animal parks. Nicely paced.

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Mark W 

Great trip, Charles, did an amazing job! the accommodations were great with a wonderful home stay with Thomas in Kerala backwaters

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Sue W 

The tour was great. I was able to get to and see many things that I would not have been able to do on my own.

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Carole L  

Isaac our guide was outstanding. The overall trip covered a wide & interesting area. all accommodation & transport organization very satisfying.

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Frank J  

This was a very good tour I would recommend to anyone not physically challenging and getting enough time to see the best places of south India.

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Jane H 

This tour was amazing. We absolutely loved everything about it. In a life-time we never could have experienced what G Adventures offered us on this trip.

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John H  

A nice variety of activities and events. Days were well organized and explained.

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Kristine G 

I was very pleased with the tour. It allowed me to see and experience the things that first attracted me to southern India. Indeed, it surpassed my expectations.

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Francesco C  

The tour was very good. A perfect way to have an overall idea of the area in a short period of time.

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Kathleen K  

Well organized tour. Covered all the sites. Excellent tour leader.

Tour Operator

G Adventures

G Adventures is a tour operator providing small-group tours, safaris and expeditions all over the world. But there's more to it than affordability and product depth – G Adventures is in the business of changing people's lives.  

As the world's largest independent adventure travel company, G Adventures brings curious travellers from different backgrounds together to experience, learn, share, and explore this incredible planet we all inhabit.

In 1990, Bruce Poon Tip founded G Adventures with nothing more than two credit cards and a burning desire to create an authentic, sustainable travel experience like nothing the world had ever seen. By offering adventure-craving travellers an alternative to the resorts, cruises and motorcoach tours they were accustomed to, he not only changed the way people looked at their holiday time, but changed the face of travel forever. Over 26 years later, the only thing that hasn’t changed is an inherent belief in the core values that continue to inspire our being and business today.

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