South India Explorer - 14 days

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  • duration 14 days
  • tour type Group Request as private
  • age requirement 18-80 yrs
  • max group size 24
  • guiding method Fully guided
  • Tour Code BM-16799
  • Footprint Carbonneutral CO2 emissions resulting from all trips on Bookmundi will be offset via investments in carbon reduction projects.
  • Operated in English
  • Starts Chennai, India
  • Ends Chennai, India
HIGHLIGHTS Download trip notes
  • Kerala Backwaters – Sail along the famous backwaters in our deluxe rice boat and enjoy marvelous views
  • Mahabalipuram – Visit the impressive Shore Temple on the Bay of Bengal and the striking Five Rathas
  • Kumarakom – Relax on the shores of Lake Vembanad and opt to visit the local bird sanctuary
  • Madurai – Attend an evening Aarti prayer ceremony and see the impressive rock cut temple of Thirupparankunram Murugan
  • Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary - Spot herds of elephants from an included boat ride on Lake Periyar
  • Tanjore – Visit the giant 1,000 year old Brihadishwara Temple on our guided tour of the city’s highlights
  • Kochi – Enjoy free time to explore the coastal city and perhaps enjoy a traditional Kathakali dance show
  • Pondicherry – Tour the French colonial city including the Sacred Heart Basilica and walk on the beach
  • Munnar – Explore the former British Hill Station and enjoy a guided stroll through one of the many sprawling tea plantations
  • Chettinad - Sample traditional life in the quaint village of Chettinad, renowned for its flavourful cuisine
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The trip "South India Explorer - 14 Days" starts from and ends in Chennai. It is a cultural, religious and historic sites tour that takes 14 days taking you through Chennai, Munnar, Madurai and 8 other destinations in India. "South India Explorer - 14 Days" is a guided group trip that includes accommodation in hotels, transport, meals and others.

Explore the highlights of Southern India, from Chennai to Kochi on this 14-day tour. Visit some of the most intricate and beautiful UNESCO world heritage temples of Southern India and uncover the delights of tropical Kerala in India's deep south. Visit the former hill station of Munnar and its sprawling tea plantations, spot elephants in Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary and spend a night aboard a houseboat, gliding along the tranquil, palm fringed backwaters.
  • Day: 1 Chennai
  • Day: 2 Mahabalipuram
  • Day: 3 Pondicherry
  • Day: 4 Thanjavur
  • Day: 5 Chettinad
  • Day: 6 Madurai
  • Day: 7-8 Munnar
  • Day: 9 Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Day: 10 Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Day: 11 Kumarakom
  • Day: 12 Alleppey
  • Day: 13 Kochi
  • Day: 14 Kochi
  • 12 nights 3-4 star and heritage hotels
  • 13 breakfasts, 1 lunch and 2 dinners
  • Airport arrival and departure transfer on days 1 and 14
  • All relevant transfers and transportation in private air-conditioned vehicles
  • Guided sightseeing - Mahabalipuram, Pondicherry, Tanjore, Chettinad, Madurai and Munnar Tea Plantation
  • Escorted by an English-speaking Indian tour guide (for groups of 4 or more)
  • Services of English-speaking Indian specialist guides at some sites
  • 1 night deluxe houseboat cruise along the Keralan backwaters
  • Boat ride on Lake Periyar
  • International flights and visa
  • Tip for your tour guide. We recommend you allow USD$4-7 per day, per traveller. Tipping your guide is an entirely personal gesture
  • Entrance Fees: USD$35-45pp, paid in local currency
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No additional cancellation fees apply for this South India Explorer - 14 days tour. You can cancel the tour up to 63 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 62 days of departure.


For any tour departures within 22 June 2024, full payment is required. For tours that depart later than 22 June 2024, a deposit of 400 USD is required to confirm the tour, and the remaining balance will be charged 62 days before trip departure.

Travel Insurance

South India Explorer - 14 days 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.


For this South India Explorer - 14 days 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.

For Solo Travelers

A twin share room may not always be available for solo travelers as it depends on the final number of people on the tour. If you have picked twin share room while booking, and that option is not available, we will get back to you after booking. A single room might then be available against an additional fee.


Children under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

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.
  • Wearing a mask, hand washing and sanitizing has been implemented on this trip. Frequently touched surfaces are regularly disinfected. Hygiene safety measures and distancing will be ensured in our accommodations and during transport.
  • Solo travelers are required to purchase a single room for your personal use.
  • All travellers 18 years and older will be required to be fully vaccinated atleast 14 days before the departure date.
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