South India Unplugged

South India Unplugged information and booking

from
$900
  • Duration
    16
    days
  • Physical rating
    4
  • Culture Shock
    6
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Schedule Details

Departs from
Trivandrum
Accommodation
Guesthouse, Homestay, Hotel, Overnight sleeper train, Resort
Group Size
Maximum of 12 travellers per group
Transportation
Boat, Train
Important Notes
1. A single supplement is available on this trip. See under the Single Traveller section of your Trip Notes for more information.

Highlights

Admire the magnificent Maharaja's Palace of Mysore, Boat the backwaters in Kerala, Get a taste of a beach holiday in Goa, Experience the strange landscape of Hampi, See the Shore Temple of Mamallapuram, Uncover charming places to visit in Kochi , Try yoga in Varkala, Visit the Sri Meenakshi Temple in Madurai

Tour description provided by Intrepid

Unplug from everyday routine and head to the beaches and backwaters of southern India. Explore the lush landscapes, intriguing religions, exotic bazaars and incredible contrasts of this region. Jump on and off local transport, go rural through backwater coconut groves and fishing villages, and discover 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.

Itinerary

Day 1 Trivandrum
Hang out with the locals on Kovalam Beach or check out the museums, palaces and bazaars.
Days 2-3 Varkala
Blessed by dramatic cliffs falling into the Arabian sea, Varkala is an unassuming town with a relaxed feel and some great temples, beaches and eateries.
Day 4 Kerala Backwaters Homestay
Swaying palm trees, lush rice paddies, winding waterways, Ayurvedic massage and welcoming locals all await on this amazing Kerala Backwaters homestay.
Days 5-6 Kochi
As a centre for the spice trade for centuries, cosmopolitan Kochi has an intriguing mix of cultural influences from both the Indian continent and overseas.
Days 7-8 Periyar National Park
Journey to the lush Periyar National Park in the ranges of the Western Ghats to spot leopards, monkeys and around 60 other types of mammals at play in the wild. Visit the elephant and tiger reserves on site to better understand the plight of these endangered animals in India.
Days 9-10 Madurai
With incredible temple complexes and a recorded history going back to the 3rd century BC, Madurai has some wonderful buildings and heritage sites to discover.
Days 11-12 Mysore
The peaceful city of Mysore has a score of lovely parks, grand buildings, well-regarded yoga centres and an incredible palace, the product of its Wodeyar Dynasty heritage.
Days 13-14 Hampi
Hampi is a relaxed village awash with captivating ruins and temples of the 15th-century city Vijayanagar, now a World Heritage site.
Days 15-16 Goa
Tinged with a Portuguese flavour, the state of Goa is blessed with lovely beaches, rich traditions, mouth-watering cuisine, World Heritage buildings and a wealth of attractions.