South India Tours & Vacations

Join us on a spice, temple and dosa-filled journey into the soul of South India. 

From the palm-lined beaches of Goa to the sleepy backwaters of Kerala and the temple-strewn Hampi, South India is packed with cultural and culinary adventures. While iconic landmarks like Maharaja's Palace and Sri Meenakshi Temple are bound to wow you, the real magic for us lies in sharing a biriyani with a local family, learning about Ayurveda as you sniff your way around a herb garden or tracking tiger footprints with a village guide. If you want to discover India beyond the Golden Triangle's big-ticket attractions, a South India trip could be on the cards.

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4.8 out of 5 based on 264 reviews submitted.
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Classic South India

Shirley · Traveled March 2024
We did the Classic South India trip the last 2 weeks of March. Very hot and humid so would have been more comfortable going a few months earlier. A great variety of included activities and I particularly loved the visits to the Intrepid sponsored programs including the women’s run restaurant. The river cruise and houseboat cruise on Kerala Backwaters was excellent and I also loved the Martial Arts show. We had a great bunch of fellow travellers. Our tour leader, Afshar was just awesome. He went above and beyond. The driver, Vinot and his assistant Barty were great and always helped us and greeted us with smiles every day. Hitels overall were good. I would absolutely recommend Intrepid for a well organised and worry free holiday.
Review submitted 28 Mar 2024

Classic South India

Elizabeth · Traveled March 2024
The Classic South India tour was an excellent trip but very hot in March. The humidity was extreme. Dec/Feb would be a much better choice. Only 11 on our trip, mostly Aussies and 2 English ladies and all were great company. Our tour leader Afshar was brilliant and there was a great variety of activities including a nature walk (no elephant or tiger sightings) and Kerala backwater cruise which was an extra cost of 3500 INR. Hotels at the comfort level were very nice overall and great service from all staff. Our driver Vinot and his assistant Barty were lovely and always looked out for us and greeted us with the biggest smiles. Overall a fantastic 2 weeks was had by all. I can't recommend Intrepid enough for a worry free trip.
Review submitted 28 Mar 2024

Classic South India

Chris · Traveled March 2024
Afshar is an excellent your leader who ensured that all of the group had an awesome experience !
Review submitted 27 Mar 2024

South India Revealed

Brian · Traveled March 2024
South India revealed was a fascinating trip through a beautiful part of India, experiencing a variety of modes of transport and meeting such friendly people. The historical sites and natural landscapes were an absolute pleasure to behold and our guide was so friendly and informative, I feel that everyone came away with a new understanding of this beautiful part of the world.
Review submitted 28 Mar 2024

South India Revealed

Laura · Traveled March 2024
The South India Revealed tour by Intrepid has been an amazing experience - it’s a great mix of culture, history, beaches, local food and sights. Our guide Chandra was very generous with his knowledge about the area and made the trip so much fun! I had such a great time exploring the different cities and towns (and trying different local dishes!)
Review submitted 28 Mar 2024

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