South India Unplugged Overview

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      USD $810
      CAD $859
      AUD $895
      EUR €603
      GBP £535
      NZD $1,062
      ZAR R8,145
      CHF FR747
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Trip Validity

  • 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.

  • 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

What's included in this trip

  • Start:

    Trivandrum, India
  • Finish:

    Goa, India
  • Group size:

    Min 1 , Max 12
  • Ages:

    Min 15
  • Meals:

    1 breakfast, 1 lunch, 1 dinner
  • Accommodation:

    Guesthouse (1 nt), Homestay (1 nt), Hotel (10 nts), Overnight sleeper train (3 nts)
  • Transport:

    Boat, Train
  • Included activities:

    Backwaters - Pole Boat Ride, Backwaters - Village walk, Madurai - Walking tour, Periyar - Spice farm tour & dinner

  • Carbon emissions offset:

    303kg pp per trip
  • Notes:

    1. A single supplement is available on this trip. See under the Single Traveller section of your Trip Notes for more information. 2. PLEASE NOTE JANUARY 2014 DEPARTURES WILL OPERATE ON THE 2013 ITINERARY WHICH STARTS IN CHENNAI.

  • Total price from

    USD $810
    CAD $859
    AUD $895
    EUR €603
    GBP £535
    NZD $1,062
    ZAR R8,145
    CHF FR747
    *
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  • Per day from:

    USD $50
    CAD $53
    AUD $55
    EUR €37
    GBP £33
    NZD $66
    ZAR R509
    CHF FR46
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South India Unplugged Summary

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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 flavor, the state of Goa is blessed with lovely beaches, rich traditions, mouth-watering cuisine, World Heritage buildings and a wealth of attractions.
    • 16
    • HHRS
    • Total price tool tip
      USD $810
      CAD $859
      AUD $895
      EUR €603
      GBP £535
      NZD $1,062
      ZAR R8,145
      CHF FR747
      *
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    •  
       
       
       
       
    • Explorer
    • Basix
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