Mumbai to Chennai Overview

For adventure travel in India, discover Pappadams and Palm Trees as you visit India's incredible attractions. Grab your tickets to Mumbai and travel overland to Chennai.

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    • Trip Price tool tip
      USD $1,449
      CAD $1,510
      AUD $1,539
      EUR €1,062
      GBP £855
      NZD $1,719
      ZAR R13,995
      CHF FR1,282
    • Kitty tool tip
      USD $520
    • Total price tool tip
      USD $1,899*
      CAD $1,997*
      AUD $2,036*
      EUR €1,390*
      GBP £1,153*
      NZD $2,251*
      ZAR R18,780*
      CHF FR1,680*
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Trip Validity

  • 2012-01-01 - 2015-12-31

See another side of India while travelling from Mumbai to Chennai.

Tour India from Mumbai to Chennai. This trip is the perfect combination of adventure and relaxation. For starters you've got Mumbai, India's most cosmopolitan city. Then travel overland through the Western Ghats for a stay on the stunning beaches of Goa and head into the hills for a homestay in the tea and coffee plantations of Wayanad. Back on the coast, explore the lush waterways of Kerala's backwaters by boat, rounding the southernmost tip of India en route to the magnificent temples of Madurai. Finally, travelling through Tamil Nadu, pass through a part of the country many travellers never get to see before ending our Indian adventure in the bustling city of Chennai.

  • Meet locals over a chai in Kerala
  • Learn of the stories behind the Kathakali dances
  • Discover Gallic influences in Pondicherry
  • Look out over the Indian Ocean from the sub-continent's southernmost point
  • Kick back on Goa's beaches
  • Experience the bizarre and the beautiful in India
  • Imagine the royal life in the Maharaja's Palace
  • Take up the challenge of a fiery fish curry

What's included in this trip

  • Start:

    Mumbai, India
  • Finish:

    Chennai, India
  • Group size:

    Min 4 , Max 21
  • Ages:

    Min 18
  • Meals:

    All meals when camping
  • Accommodation:

    Guesthouse (5 nts), Homestay (2 nts), Hotel (15 nts), Houseboat (1 nt)
  • Transport:

    Overland vehicle, Train
  • Carbon emissions offset:

    397kg pp per trip
  • Notes:

    1. Please note that this trip requires minimum numbers to depart, and may be cancelled up until 56 days prior to departure. The places showing on the dates and availability page are an indication only so please contact Intrepid to check if your preferred date will depart before making any final arrangements, such as booking non-changeable flights. 2. For trips in Southern India that occur over Christmas and New Year please allow approximately $130USD extra on the kitty for seasonal increases in accommodation costs. 3. Local Partner: Please note this Intrepid trip is operated by our experienced local partners Dragoman Overland. Your departure will be run in a Dragoman vehicle with a Dragoman crew.

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    USD $1,449
    CAD $1,510
    AUD $1,539
    EUR €1,062
    GBP £855
    NZD $1,719
    ZAR R13,995
    CHF FR1,282
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    USD $1,899*
    CAD $1,997*
    AUD $2,036*
    EUR €1,390*
    GBP £1,153*
    NZD $2,251*
    ZAR R18,780*
    CHF FR1,680*
    *
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  • Per day from:

    USD $79
    CAD $83
    AUD $84
    EUR €57
    GBP £48
    NZD $93
    ZAR R782
    CHF FR70
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Mumbai to Chennai Summary

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Days 1-2 Mumbai

A city of contradictions and never dull, Mumbai has truly wonderful sights vs the hard to see; incredible cultural depth vs rampant consumerism; immense riches vs crippling poverty.

Take a train south along the coast to gorgeous Goa. Lap up the laid back atmosphere as you stretch out on the beaches of Vagator. Perhaps venture to nearby Arambol and Anjuna. Don’t miss one of the stunning sunsets over the Arabian Sea.

A beach hut on Agonda is the perfect vantage point for watching local fisherman land their haul. Head to the restaurant strip on the nearby beach of Palolem and sample the local cuisine.

Days 7-8 Hampi

Hampi is a relaxed village awash with captivating ruins and temples of the 15th-century city Vijayanagar, now a World Heritage site.

Days 9-10 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 11-12 Wayanad

Home to natural beauty and a wondrous wildlife sanctuary, India's Wayanad District has verdant hills, lush plantations and the aroma of spices in the air.

Days 13-14 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.

Day 15 Allepey

With numerous canals linking the countryside and being the gateway to the gorgeous Kerala backwaters, life in Alleppey centres around the water.

Days 16-18 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 19 Kanyakumari

Previously known as Cape Comorin, Kanyakumari is located on the southernmost point of India. Take a short trip out to Vivekananda Rock and discover where Hindu spiritual leader, Swami Vivekananda, attained enlightenment.

Day 20 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.

Day 21 Pondicherry

A former French colony, Pondicherry (now Puducherry) has a distinct French feel while retaining its Indian roots, making it one of India's more surprising and delightful cities.

Day 22 Mahabalipuram

Mamallapuram (also Mahabalipuram) is a town with ancient origins. It has nice beaches, good restaurants and the intricately carved Shore Temple, still standing from the 9th century.

Days 23-24 Chennai

Located in India's Bay of Bengal, Chennai is a Tamil cultural centre and home to India's second largest film industry, known as Kollywood.
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    • HDOB
    • Trip Price tool tip
      USD $1,449
      CAD $1,510
      AUD $1,539
      EUR €1,062
      GBP £855
      NZD $1,719
      ZAR R13,995
      CHF FR1,282
    • Kitty tool tip
      USD $520
    • Total price tool tip
      USD $1,899*
      CAD $1,997*
      AUD $2,036*
      EUR €1,390*
      GBP £1,153*
      NZD $2,251*
      ZAR R18,780*
      CHF FR1,680*
      *
    •  
       
       
       
       
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    • Overland
    • Basix
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‡ As our kitty is flexible the indicated amount is indicative only - please click here to view the kitty amount for your departure date.