South India Revealed

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  • Booking Type Instant Booking
  • duration 16 days
  • tour type Group
  • age requirement 15+ years old
  • guiding method Live Guide/Instructor
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  • Starts Trivandrum, India
  • Ends Goa, India
HIGHLIGHTS
  • Take the atmosphere of Shimla or Darjeeling, add lush tropical jungle and you have the Western Ghats: a hotspot of thundering waterfalls, tea plantations, spice markets, and echoes of a colonial past.
  • Glide through the backwaters of Kerala on a pole boat, going ashore for a village homestay – a beautiful break from hotels and overnight trains and a perfect way to get close to local customs and culture.
  • Cross into Kochi – a colonial centre and major port city in India’s southwest. Explore the seaside Fort Kochi area and consider watching a traditional Kathakali dance performance in your free time.
  • The word ‘colourful’ gets thrown around a lot when people talk about India, but the gateway towers of Meenakshi Amman Temple truly are a technicolour dream.
The South India Revealed trip starts from Trivandrum and ends in Goa. It is an active and outdoor tour that takes 16 days taking you through Trivandrum, Periyar National Park, Hampi and 6 other destinations in India. South India Revealed is a guided small group trip that includes accommodation, transport, meals and others.

Unplug from everyday routine and head to the beaches and backwaters of southern India on a 16-day Lonely Planet Experience, powered by Intrepid. Explore the lush landscapes, intriguing cultures, bustling bazaars and incredible cuisine of this region. Jump on and off local transport and go rural through coconut groves and fishing villages, discovering the heart of the subcontinent. See ancient ruins and stunning temples, eat spicy curries and drink luscious lassis. Join the bustle of city streets and, at the end of it all, unwind on the beautiful beaches of Goa.
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“Really enjoyed this tour. Itinerary was great. Pace was right, and our tour leader was amazing. Will definitely come back to Spain and Portugal again. Touring Morocco was great too, and very different from travelling in Europe. Had I done this tour as a single traveller it would have costed me a lot more, so got value for money as well. Will soon book my next trip. Recommended.”
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ITINERARY Expand All
  • Day 1: Trivandrum
  • Day 2: Varkala
  • Day 3: Varkala
  • Day 4: Kerala Backwaters
  • Day 5: Kochi
  • Day 6: Kochi
  • Day 7: Periyar
  • Day 8: Periyar
  • Day 9: Madurai
  • Day 10: Madurai – Overnight Train
  • Day 11: Mysore
  • Day 12: Mysore – Overnight Train
  • Day 13: Hampi
  • Day 14: Hampi - Overnight train
  • Day 15: Goa
  • Day 16: Goa
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Accommodation
  • Homestay (1 night), Hotel (11 nights), Overnight sleeper train (3 nights)
Meals
  • 3 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Transport
  • Overnight sleeper train , Private vehicle , Public bus , Auto rickshaw , Taxi , Train , Canoe , Boat
Included Activities
  • Kerala Backwaters - Pole boat ride
  • Guided village walk backwaters
  • Kochi - Fort Kochi walk
  • Periyar - Spice plantation visit
  • Madurai - Walking tour
  • Mysore - City walk
WHAT'S EXCLUDED
  • Any international flights to Trivandrum and from Goa 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 Revealed tour. Travel insurance is mandatory to buy. We recommend purchasing it from World Nomads.
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CANCELLATION

No additional cancellation fees apply for this South India Revealed tour. You can cancel the tour up to 58 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 57 days of departure.

Payment

A deposit of 400 USD is required to confirm this tour. The remaining balance will be charged 57 days before departure. For any departures within 30 July 2020 full payment is required.

Travel Insurance

South India Revealed 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 Revealed 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.

Lonely Planet extras
  • Free access to the Lonely Planet mobile app for one year
  • 25% discount on all items in the Lonely Planet Shop
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