From Chennai to Kovalam, see the best of evocative South India
Travel to India and embark on this classic southern Indian tour through Kerala from Chennai to Kovalam Beach. 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, quaint fishing villages and scented spice plantations. Follow the road less travelled through south India without sacrificing too many creature comforts.
With its idyllic lifestyle and contemporary feel, Puducherry 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 elephants in the Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary
Ferry-hop between the islands of Fort Kochi to discover palaces, temples and Portuguese architecture at every turn
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 layers is one of the best ways to tackle the heat.
As we'll be walking through varying terrain in national parks, comfortable walking shoes are essential.
This itinerary is valid for departures from 01 January 2017 to 31 December 2017. View the itinerary for departures between 01 January 2018 - 31 December 2018
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A single supplement is available on this trip and is available for all nights on tour.
Our Classic South India trips score an average of 4.8 out of 5 based on 60 reviews in the last year.
Every day was one of new colours, smells, noises and taste experiences as we rolled from bustling cities, to tea plantations, sleepy backwaters and beautiful beaches, taking in temples, markets, a wilderness sanctuary and cultural experiences along the way. Two weeks of sensory overload, and relaxation and happiness. A+
Review submitted 13 Nov 2017
The Classic South India trip was an excellent introduction to India, its amazing monuments, cultures and society. The pace was great, usually organised activities in the mornings with the afternoons free for your own wanderings or sitting in the air con. The accommodation has been very good and we had fantastic food experiences. The humour and excellent English of our guide Ashfar made the trip top notch.
Review submitted 22 Oct 2017