From Chennai to Kovalam, see the best of evocative South India
Travel to India and embark on this classic southern Indian journey from Chennai to Kovalam through Kerala. Discover a thousand shades of green, indulge in some of the continent’s freshest food, and share smiles with the friendly local people in this lush, tropical part of the country. Experience the culture, religion and history of this region and discover its small rural towns, fishing villages and scented spice plantations. Follow a road less travelled through south India without sacrificing too many creature comforts.
With its idyllic lifestyle and contemporary feel, Pondicherry is a beautiful seaside town to explore
Learn about the man who dedicated his life to the independence of India at The National Gandhi Museum
Track footprints in search of wild animals in the Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary
Ferry-hop between the islands around Kochi to discover palaces, temples and European influenced architecture at every turn
Chill out in the calm Kerala Backwaters at our resort in Kumarakom
Finish up with a beach break and enjoy the lap of the waves in Kovalam
We’ll be visiting multiple temples during the trip so it’s important to wear appropriate clothing that covers the arms, legs and shoulders.
Southern India can get very hot during the summer so remember to bring lots of water and a variety of clothing. Wearing light, loose layers is one of the best ways to tackle the heat.
As we'll be walking through varying terrain in national parks and villages, comfortable walking shoes are essential. Leech socks will be provided for the Periyar nature walk.
This itinerary is valid for departures from 01 January 2018 to 31 December 2018. View the itinerary for departures between 01 January 2017 - 31 December 2017
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There are currently no scheduled departures on our Classic South India trip. If you are interested in other trips in the region visit one of the links below.
1. A single supplement is available on this trip and is available for all nights.
2. An airport arrival transfer is included. Please provide your flight details at the time of booking.
Our Classic South India trips score an average of 4.76 out of 5 based on 50 reviews in the last year.
meeting and socialising with others on the trip can be very interesting. It's always good to research the places before you go to understand some of the culture and history, Talking to locals is enjoyable and interesting in many ways and they always appreciate it. Learning a bit of the language is good too. I think a single supplement is a good idea if you can afford it.
Review submitted 14 May 2017
This tour was more than we imagined. We experienced amazing culture, wildlife and historical sights. Also meeting friendly, hospitable people everywhere we went. Cricket and Brendon McCalum were the centre of the conversations as well as lots of selfies with beautiful people.
Review submitted 28 Apr 2017