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South India Explored

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  • Booking Type Instant Booking
  • duration 20 days
  • tour type Group Tour
  • age requirement 16+ yrs
  • guiding method Live Guide/Instructor
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  • Starts Kochi, India
  • Ends Kochi , India
HIGHLIGHTS
  • Explore the old spice town of Cochin
  • Marvel at the beautiful palace in Mysore 
  • Madurai's magnificently carved Sri Meenakshi Temple 
  • Cruise the Keralan backwaters on a traditional houseboat 
Starting and ending in Kochi, the South India Explored trip is a guided cultural, religious and historic sites trip that takes 20 days. You will travel through Hassan, Periyar, Mysore and 10 other destinations in India. South India Explored is a small group trip which includes accommodation in hotels, transport, meals and others.

A region of great charm, southern India offers travellers beautiful cities, colonial hill stations, colourful temples, a relaxed lifestyle, attractive scenery and some of the best food in India. The major cities of the south were once princely capitals of the maharajas, and their magnificent remains contrast dramatically with the cool, mist-shrouded hill stations established by the British Raj. The natural scenery is also immensely rewarding; forest-clad hills slope down to a shoreline of shady lagoons, wooded islands, ancient spice ports and sandy beaches. This is an exceptionally varied and interesting trip and gives a comprehensive view of the whole of South India.
Customer reviews
4.5 - Excellent
Based on 14 reviews
The Magic Bus from Exodus
5 - Excellent
“We have not undertaken any tours previously so were apprehensive but this was unfounded. Our fellow travellers proved great fun and enhanced the tour and it was an amazing and varied trip with a great guide.”
South India Explored
4 - Very Good
“This was a fantastic trip but quite tiring. This was my first Exodus trip and I was duly impressed. I will recommend the company to my friends and will certainly book another myself - North India Explored.”
Southern India tour by coach
4 - Very Good
“A good way to see Southern India, every day was different as we travelled in a spacious air conditioned coach with plenty of room, taking in the sights, sounds, smells, the culture and history of the people who never failed to flash a smile or wave back - even if on the back of crowded moped.”
Brilliant India!
5 - Excellent
“We had an amazing 3 weeks touring southern India. We saw the place warts and all! From the beauty of the mountains and backwaters to the hustle and tooting of the city and the small poor villages we past, to the mass of rubbish everywhere and the stray dogs in every street. I would thoroughly recommend this trip but go with an open mind and expect lots of hours travelling.”
ITINERARY Expand All
  • Day 1: Start Cochin.
  • Day 2: Explore historic spice port.
  • Day 3: Climb through Nilgiri Hills to Ooty.
  • Day 4: Relax, walk, ride or ride the miniature steam railway.
  • Day 5: To Mysore through Mudmalai and Bandipur N.P.
  • Day 6: Explore palaces and temples of Mysore.
  • Day 7: To Hassan via Halebid, Belur and Sravanabelagola temples.
  • Day 8: Drive to Bangalore; explore the city before catching a train to Chennai.
  • Day 9: Tour of Chennai; visit St Thomas Church; transfer to Mahabalipuram
  • Day 10: Morning sightseeing; explore rock-cut caves; afternoon free.
  • Day 11: To Pondicherry via Vedantangal Bird Sanctuary.
  • Day 12: To Thanjavur through fertile Kaveri Delta.
  • Day 13: Explore Thanjavur; to Madurai.
  • Day 14: Visit Meenakshi Temple; free time.
  • Day 15: Westward to Kerala and Periyar National Park.
  • Day 16: Explore Periyar National Park; morning nature walk; optional afternoon boat trip.
  • Day 17: To Alleppey; board houseboat for backwater cruise.
  • Day 18: Leave houseboat and drive to Kovalam; afternoon free.
  • Day 19: Optional visit to Kanyakumari - the southernmost tip of India - or relax on the beach.
  • Day 20: End Kovalam.
WHAT'S INCLUDED Download PDF Brochure
Accommodation
  • 18 nights hotels, 1 night houseboat  , All accommodation
Meals
  • All breakfasts, 1 lunch and 1 dinner included
Transport
  • Transfer for group flights
Others
  • Group normally 4 to 16, plus local leader. Min. age 16 yrs
  • Travel by air-conditioned private bus and train
  • Diwali Festival departure available
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 South India Explored tour. Travel insurance is mandatory to buy. We recommend purchasing it from World Nomads.
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GOOD TO KNOW
Payment

A deposit of 258 USD is required to confirm this tour. The remaining balance will be charged 69 days before departure. For any departures within 01 December 2019 full payment is required.

Travel Insurance

South India Explored 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 South India Explored 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.

CANCELLATION No additional cancellation fees apply for this South India Explored tour. You can cancel the tour up to 70 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 69 days of departure.
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