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.

Mumbai, India
Chennai, India
Physical rating
Cultural rating
Min 18
Group size
Min 4, Max 22
Carbon offset
397kg pp per trip


  • 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


Justifiably known as a feast for the senses, India offers almost everything you could ever imagine and more. Maybe visit the ghats leading to the river or stroll Mumbai's Chowpatty Beach.
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.
Discover the village of Hampi, a picturesque town located within the ruins of Vijayanagara.
Breathe in the scent of sandalwood on a visit to the Maharaja's Palace and lose track of time at the Shri Chamarajendra art gallery.
Explore the tea and coffee plantations and surrounding hills of the Wayanad District.
Explore this island city on a boat tour. See India’s oldest church and witness the virtuosity of the Kathakali dance performers.
Cruise the canals of the picturesque backwaters, stop for chai and visit the markets of Alleppey.
Unwind another notch with a beach break in Varkala. Soak up the sun, play in the surf and taste the local tropical fruits.
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.
Stand on the edge of India and feel the wind on your face before shopping up a spice-scented storm in the streets and shops of Madurai.
Soak up the French atmosphere of Pondicherry and seek out crepes as a change from curry.
Visit the shore temples in laidback Mahabalipuram.
Discover your inner reptile at a snake and crocodile farm before wrapping up this India adventure in the humid, historic city of Chennai.
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Overland vehicle, Train
Guesthouse (6 nights), Homestay (2 nights), Hotel (15 nights), Houseboat (1 night)


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Important 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.

Trip notes

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