South India Unplugged Itinerary

Take a south India tour from Chennai to Goa via Madurai, Varkala, the backwaters of Kerala, Kochi, Mysore and Hampi, and experience southern India's beautiful landscapes.

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    • Total price tool tip
      USD $900
      CAD $930
      AUD $965
      EUR €670
      GBP £580
      NZD $1,145
      ZAR R8,785
      CHF FR830
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Day 1 Trivandrum

Revel in an exciting mix of modern commercialism and tropical languor - hang out with the locals along Marina Beach or check out the museums, palaces and bazaars.
ACCOM: Hotel - 1

Days 2-3 Varkala

Take a dip in the Arabian Sea, sip chai at a cliff-top cafe, practise some yoga or visit the ancient Janardhana Temple.
ACCOM: Hotel - 2

Day 4 Kerala Backwaters Homestay

Cruise past palm trees, rice fields and coconut groves on a sunset boat trip through the winding backwaters of Kerala. Enjoy an island homestay, including a delicious home-cooked Keralan meal.
ACCOM: Homestay - 1

Days 5-6 Kochi

Explore the heart of Kerala on a local ferry. This fascinating city is an invigorating mix of Chinese, Portuguese, Dutch and English influences. See spice bazaars, the beautiful Dutch Palace and perhaps a catch a Kathakali dance performance.
ACCOM: Hotel - 2

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.
ACCOM: Hotel - 2

Days 9-10 Madurai

Weave through chaotic streets filled with bazaars, pilgrims and rickshaws or explore the labyrinthine corridors of the Sri Meenakshi Temple.
ACCOM: Hotel - 1, Overnight sleeper train - 1

Days 11-12 Mysore

Famous for its silk, incense and sandalwood, relaxed Mysore also boasts amazing temples. Take time to climb Chamundi Hill and be sure to visit the Maharaja's Palace.
ACCOM: Hotel - 1, Overnight sleeper train - 1

Days 13-14 Hampi

Wander through the ruins of the Vijayanagar Empire, nestled in an outlandish boulder-strewn landscape. Hampi also has plenty of temples, chilled cafes and great little markets to explore.
ACCOM: Guesthouse - 1, Overnight sleeper train - 1

Days 15-16 Goa

This southern adventure concludes in Goa, famed for its palm-fringed beaches and relaxed pace. The Portuguese influence endures in the city's whitewashed churches.
ACCOM: Hotel - 1