South India Unplugged Overview
Discover the beautiful landscapes of southern India on a fascinating journey from the beaches of Varkala to idyllic Goa via the Kerala backwaters and historic Kochi.
- 2014-02-01 - 2014-12-31
Explore the beaches and backwaters of southern India
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.
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Hang out with the locals on Kovalam Beach or check out the museums, palaces and bazaars.
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.
Swaying palm trees, lush rice paddies, winding waterways, Ayurvedic massage and welcoming locals all await on this amazing Kerala Backwaters homestay.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Hampi is a relaxed village awash with captivating ruins and temples of the 15th-century city Vijayanagar, now a World Heritage site.
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.
South India Unplugged Reviews
Our South India Unplugged trips score an average of 4.42 out of 5 based on 33 reviews in the last year.
South India Unplugged, March 2014
This tour was made an excellent experience by our amazing tour leader Tilip.
Review submitted 21 Apr 2014
South India Unplugged, March 2014
I had a great time. I made a couple of really good friends in the tour group and we had so much fun exploring India.
Review submitted 16 Apr 2014
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