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Essence of South India

Starts: Chennai, India
Finishes: Kovalam, India

Visit: Chennai, Kovalam

Tour Type: Small Group

Accommodation: Moderate

Overview

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Travel to India and embark on this classic southern India tour from Chennai to Kovalam Beach. Lush, tropical southern India is charming, captivating and hospitable. Discover a thousand shades of green and share smiles with the friendly local people. Experience the culture, religion and history of this region in its small rural towns, quaint fishing villages and scented spice plantations. This is a fabulous part of India includes Kerala and follows the road less travelled - without sacrificing too many creature comforts.

Highlights

    • Discover a different side to India on east to west coast trip that takes in beaches and temples, hidden waterways and jungle, and rolling tea-covered mountains and spice plantations
    • Chennai is a flurry of ordered chaos, but find peace at the magnificent Kapaleeshwarar Temple at its centre
    • Explore the beautiful seaside town of Puducherry, a mix of idyllic and contemporary lifestyle
    • Feel the weight of history and learn about the man who dedicated his life to the independence of India at The National Gandhi Museum
    • Track footprints in search of wild elephants in the Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary
    • Ferry-hop between the islands of Fort Kochi to discover palaces, temples and Portuguese architecture at every turn
    • In Kochi enjoy the trendy 1960' themed Art Deco feature stay hotel at the Grand Kochi Hotel

Trip Details

The Trip

Product Code: 144664
Tour Type: Small Group
Accommodation: Moderate
Transport: User Defined##Boat,Private vehicle
Guide Language: Engligh

Starts: Chennai, India
Finishes: Kovalam, India
Duration: 14 days
Physical rating: Basic

Includes

Meals: Breakfasts (13), Lunch (1), Dinner (1)
Accommodation: Comfortable Hotel (10 nights),Houseboat (1 night),Kochi Feature Stay (2 nights)

Price

Price person (sharing double) $2,285 ($163/day)

Deposit:

$600 per person for bookings made 56 days or more prior to departure

Full Amount for bookings made less than 56 days prior to departure

Cancellation: Strict

Trip Notes

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

Trip Price generally includes accommodation, transport/transfer, activities, services of a professional guide & more. (Please refer to the include/excludes section for details)

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Peter W.  

The Essence of South India was a contrast in three parts. 1. The beautiful Pondicherry and the incredible temples all they way through to Madurai. 2. The misty cool of Thekkady and Munnar provided relief from the heat and 3. The coastal waterways and beaches from Alleppey to Kovalam a great way to wind down from our travel through South India.

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Denise Drake B.  

Santo is a fantastic guide. Northern India is a far more interesting destination. This trip is very expensive and there are not many wow moments like I experienced on the North India trip.

Tour Operator

Peregrine Adventures

Our name stems from the word 'Peregrinate’, meaning to migrate, walk or take a pilgrimage – very fitting for our beginnings as a trekking company. Since our inception, we've broadened our horizons and now offer small group journeys in over 80 countries across all seven continents, which can be enjoyed by anyone with an enquiring mind who enjoys getting off the beaten track (without forgoing some of the comforts of home).

We are a company built by travellers for travellers. Take a walk around our offices and you’ll see the empty desks of people out on trips, or hear people swapping stories about a place they have just visited. Land at your destination and discover your tour leader is local to the region.

Wherever you travel with us we’ll take you to the major highlights as well as along the route less taken. This gets you closer to the local people and the culture you came to discover. We promise to share our knowledge and expertise with you, and ensure you will come home with stories you will tell for years to come.

In Business Since 1977

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http://www.peregrineadventures.com

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