Best of Southern India

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  • No booking fees
  • COVID-19protected
  • Wildlife safaris and game drives
  • Rickshaw, cycle or local transport tour
  • Train tour
  • Culture shows and excursions
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  • Booking Type Instant Booking
  • duration 14 days
  • tour type Group
  • max group size 15
  • guiding method Live Guide/Instructor
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  • Starts Kochi, India
  • Ends Kochi, India
Tour with Flexible Booking Policy
  • Change dates It is free to change your tour start date within 30 days of departure.
  • Choose a different tour Select a new tour run by the same tour operator within 30 days of departure.
HIGHLIGHTS Download trip notes
  • Relax in the peaceful backwaters of Kerala.
  • Spot wildlife in beautiful parks.
  • Uncover ancient temples.
  • Explore tea and spice plantations.
Starting and ending in Kochi, the Best Of Southern India tour is a guided train trip that takes 14 days. You will travel through Puducherry, Kalpetta, Madurai and 5 other destinations in India. Best Of Southern India is a small group tour which includes accommodation, transport, meals and others.

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.
CUSTOMER REVIEWS ABOUT G ADVENTURES
4.5 - Excellent
Based on 100 reviews
  • Deborah
  • From USA
  • On Dec 03 2019
4 - Very Good
Deborah's review for another G Adventures tour
“Very Good”
  • Anonymous
  • From British
  • On Jun 23 2019
5 - Excellent
Review for another G Adventures tour
“Mary, the CEO was great! She took very good care of us and kept the group together. Met some great people on the tour. Visited few communities on one of the days and it is great to see the local tradition as well as what G adventures are doing to help these communities. My trip also included the Lares trek which was guided by Jean Pierre who is a legend and his co assistant, Marco who was very friendly and helpful. They both made this trek memorable.”
  • Thomas
  • From Britain
  • On Jun 21 2021
5 - Excellent
Thomas' review for another G Adventures tour
“Excellent”
ITINERARY Expand All
  • Day 1: Kochi
  • Day 2: Kochi/Kalpetta
  • Day 3: Kalpetta
  • Day 4: Kalpetta/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.
Staff & experts
  • CEO (Chief Experience Officer) throughout, local guides.
Included activities
  • Your G for Good Moment: Lunch at Theuvoram Women Empowerment Project, Alleppey
  • Your Welcome Moment: Meet Your CEO and Group
  • 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
WHAT'S EXCLUDED
  • Any international flights to/from Kochi 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. We recommend purchasing it from World Nomads.
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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 25 August 2021, full payment is required. For tours that depart later than 25 August 2021, 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. We recommend using World Nomads' travel insurance.

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 travelling to, as part of this itinerary.

Age Requirement

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

Does this trip suit me?
  • 1. Travel Style : ClassicAll of the highlights, culture, access, and I-can’t-believe-we-did-that moments, all at a great price.
  • 2. Service Level : StandardComfortable tourist-class accommodations with character; mix of public and private transport.
  • 3. Physical Grading : 2 - LightLight walking and hiking suitable for most fitness levels. Nothing too challenging.
  • 4. Trip Type : Small GroupGroup 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.
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.
  • This tour has been limited to a group size of 12 participants to protect against COVID-19. The tour will furthermore adhere to any local government restrictions on group sizes to ensure that everybody are kept safe.
  • Wearing a mask, hand washing and general sanitizing has been implemented on this tour. Frequently touched surfaces are regularly disinfected. Hygiene safety measures and distancing will be followed in transportation, accommodation and meal venues.
  • Distancing measures have been implemented to safeguard against COVID-19.
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