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Best of Southern India

Prices From: A$1449.00
Tour Code: AHBS
Tour Duration: 14
Countries Visited: India


Overview

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, tuk tuk, bicycle 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.


Tour Map


Tour Itinerary

  • Day 1 Kochi (Cochin) - Arrive at any time.
  • Day 2 Kochi - Orientation walk to Dutch Palace, Jewish synagogue and town and kathakali performance.
  • Days 3-4 Wayanad (Kalpetta) - Morning train to Kozhikode. Later scenic drive to Wayanad. 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 the elephant and bison in India.
  • Days 6-7 Mysore - Included visit to Chaumundi Temple and Somnathpur. Overnight train to Chennai on Day 7 and private bus to Mamallapuram.
  • Days 8-9 Mamallapuram (Mahabalipuram) - Visit the Shore temple.
  • Day 10 Pondicherry/Madurai - Continue our journey to the next destination of Madurai via Pondicherry—former French territory; wander the streets of the French Quarter, enjoy French delicacies served in one of the many restaurants and cafés. In the afternoon, catch the day train to Madurai.
  • Day 11 Madurai - Enjoy a morning cycle-rickshaw tour of Madurai and Sri Meenakshi temple.
  • Day 12 Thekkady (D) - Drive to Thekkady. Guided tour of spice plantations in Cardamom Hills.
  • Day 13 Kerala Backwaters Homestay (L,D) - Private bus to Alleppey and riverboat to our homestay. Experience local life and enjoy guided walk along the lagoon.
  • Day 14 Kochi (B) - Travel back to our starting point at Fort Kochi where trip ends upon arrival. Onward travel can be booked for 4pm or later.

Tour Dates

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01 Jan 201314 Jan 2013A$1449.00
06 Jan 201319 Jan 2013A$1449.00
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26 Jan 201408 Feb 2014A$1449.00

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