Best of Southern India

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  • No booking fees
  • Booking Type Instant booking
  • duration 14 days
  • tour type Group Request as private
  • age requirement 12-95 yrs
  • max group size 20
  • guiding method Fully guided
  • Tour Code BM-4448
  • Footprint Carbonneutral CO2 emissions resulting from all trips on Bookmundi will be offset via investments in carbon reduction projects.
  • Operated in English
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  • Starts Chennai, India
  • Ends Chennai, India
HIGHLIGHTS Download trip notes
  • Relax in the peaceful backwaters of Kerala.
  • Spot wildlife in beautiful parks.
  • Uncover ancient temples.
  • Explore tea and spice plantations.
  • Take a rickshaw ride through the streets of Madurai
Start and end in Chennai, the "Best Of Southern India" trip is a guided train tour that takes 14 days. You will travel through Chennai, Puducherry, Kerala Backwaters and 6 other destinations in India. "Best Of Southern India" is a group trip which includes accommodation, transport, meals and others.

From calm Kerala backwaters and spice plantations to incredible temples, 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.
ITINERARY Expand All
  • Day 1: Kochi
  • Day 2: Kochi/Sultan Bathery
  • Day 3: Sultan Bathery
  • Day 4: Sultan Bathery/Mysore
  • Day 5: Mysore
  • Day 6: Mysore/Māmallapuram
  • Day 7: Māmallapuram
  • Day 8: Māmallapuram/Puducherry
  • Day 9: Puducherry/Madurai
  • Day 10: Madurai
  • Day 11: Madurai/Thekkady
  • Day 12: Thekkady/Kerala Backwaters
  • Day 13: Kerala Backwaters/Kochi
  • Day 14: Kochi
WHAT'S INCLUDED
Accommodation
  • Hotels (12 nts), homestay (1 nt, multi-share).
Meals
  • 1 breakfast, 2 lunches, 2 dinners
    Note: Allow USD295-385 for meals not included.
Transport
  • Train, private vehicle, cycle-rickshaw, auto-rickshaw, ferry.
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities
Guide
  • CEO (Chief Experience Officer) throughout, local guides.
Included activities
  • Your G for Good Moment: Lunch at Theruvarom Women Empowerment Project, Alleppey
  • Your Welcome Moment: Welcome Moment - Meet Your CEO and Group
  • Your Local Living Moment: Kerala Backwaters Homestay, Alleppey
  • Fort Kochi orientation walk
  • Kathakali dance show
  • Wayanad Tea Factory and Plantation Visit
  • 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
WHAT'S EXCLUDED
  • Any international flights to/from Chennai are not included in this price. We always recommend that you arrive 1 day prior to your tour starting date.
  • Travel insurance is not included in this Best of Southern India tour. Travel insurance is mandatory to buy. World Nomads' travel insurance has been designed by travelers for travelers.
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REQUEST A PRIVATE, CUSTOMIZABLE DEPARTURE By design, this is a group tour. You can however request a private, customized version of this tour for yourself or your private group of people. Private departures are usually more expensive, but come with these benefits:
  • Personal Itinerary can be tweaked and customized.
  • Protected Travel within your own bubble.
  • Professional Access our Travel Specialists' insider knowledge.
  • Privacy Enjoy a tour focused solely on you or your travel group.
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GOOD TO KNOW Download trip notes
CANCELLATION

No additional cancellation fees apply for this Best of Southern India tour. You can cancel the tour up to 62 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 61 days of departure.

Payment

For any tour departures within 26 July 2024, full payment is required. For tours that depart later than 26 July 2024, a deposit is required to confirm this tour, and the remaining balance will be charged 61 days before trip departure.

Travel Insurance

Best of Southern India tour requires that you have adequate and valid travel insurance covering medical and personal accidents, including repatriation costs and emergency evacuation. World Nomads offers travel insurance for independent travelers and intrepid families.

Visa

For this Best of Southern India tour getting the required visa(s) is the responsibility for each individual traveller, as visa requirements vary depending on your nationality. We recommend to check with your local embassies representing the countries that you are traveling to, as part of this itinerary.

Age Requirement

You must be 18 to travel unaccompanied on this tour. For minors travelling with a guardian over 21 years old, the minimum age is 12.

Does this trip suit me?
  • 1. Trip Type : Small Group Group trips average 12 travellers per departure, depending on the adventure. The maximum is usually no more than 16, but some can be smaller or bigger, depending on the trip. Check individual trips for details.
  • 2. Travel Style : Classic All of the highlights, culture, access, and I-can’t-believe-we-did-that moments, all at a great price.
  • 3. Service Level : Standard Comfortable tourist-class accommodations with character; mix of public and private transport.
  • 4. Physical Grading : 2 - Light Light walking and hiking suitable for most fitness levels. Nothing too challenging.
COVID-19 Safety Measures

This trip incorporates the following COVID-19 measures:

  • This tour has received the World Travel and Tourism Council’s ‘Safe Travels’ stamp, which provides travellers with assurance that COVID-19 health and hygiene protocols have been adhered to.
  • Elevated hygiene safety measures and distancing will be followed in transportation, accommodation and meal venues. Frequently touched surfaces are regularly disinfected.
  • This tour requires you to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 at least 14 days before your departure day or have a negative PCR test within 96 hours before your departure day.
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