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AHBS - Best of Southern India

From calm Kerala backwaters and spice plantations to incredible temples and searching for tigers in the wild, have your camera ready as you experience the highlights of Southern India. This two-week adventure offers a great balance of guided excursions and free time to explore on your own. Travelling by train, bus, rickshaw, and country boats will bring you closer to the locals and is a fascinating way to gain insight into the peaceful backwaters of Kerala and stunning temples of Tamilnadu.

Inclusions

Local Living: Kerala Backwaters Homestay, Alleppey
Fort Kochi orientation walk
Kathakali dance show
Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary walk and safari
Chaumundi Temple and Mysore Palace visit
Mamallapuram Shore Temple visit
Pondicherry orientation walk
Madurai cycle-rickshaw ride and Sri Meenakshi Temple visit
Cardamom Hills spice plantation tour
All transport between destinations and to/from included activities
Tour Provider G Adventures
Number of Days
14
Price From
AUD $1,410
Start Location
Kochi, India
End Location
Kochi, India
Age Range
Avg. 30+
Group Size
1 to 16
Tour Style
Standard
Tour Themes
Physical Rating
Easy to Moderate
Tour departure dates
StartEndAvailabilityPrice
26 Oct 201808 Nov 2018Fully BookedAUD $1,410 
28 Oct 201810 Nov 20188AUD $1,599
02 Nov 201815 Nov 20182AUD $1,659
04 Nov 201817 Nov 2018Fully BookedAUD $1,410 
09 Nov 201822 Nov 20188AUD $1,659
11 Nov 201824 Nov 2018Fully BookedAUD $1,410 
16 Nov 201829 Nov 20183AUD $1,659
18 Nov 201801 Dec 20185AUD $1,659
25 Nov 201808 Dec 20181AUD $1,659
30 Nov 201813 Dec 2018Fully BookedAUD $1,410 
02 Dec 201815 Dec 20182AUD $1,659
07 Dec 201820 Dec 201811AUD $1,659
09 Dec 201822 Dec 201812AUD $1,410
14 Dec 201827 Dec 201810AUD $1,659
16 Dec 201829 Dec 2018Fully BookedAUD $1,410 
21 Dec 201803 Jan 20199AUD $1,659
23 Dec 201805 Jan 20192AUD $1,659
28 Dec 201810 Jan 20198AUD $1,659
28 Dec 201811 Jan 2019Fully BookedAUD $1,410 
30 Dec 201812 Jan 20197AUD $1,659
04 Jan 201917 Jan 201911AUD $1,659
06 Jan 201919 Jan 201912AUD $1,410
11 Jan 201924 Jan 201912AUD $1,659
13 Jan 201926 Jan 20199AUD $1,410
18 Jan 201931 Jan 20194AUD $1,659
20 Jan 201902 Feb 2019Fully BookedAUD $1,410 
25 Jan 201907 Feb 2019Fully BookedAUD $1,410 
27 Jan 201909 Feb 201910AUD $1,659
01 Feb 201914 Feb 201913AUD $1,659
03 Feb 201916 Feb 201914AUD $1,659
08 Feb 201921 Feb 201910AUD $1,659
10 Feb 201923 Feb 2019Fully BookedAUD $1,410 
15 Feb 201928 Feb 201911AUD $1,659
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03 Mar 201916 Mar 20196AUD $1,599
08 Mar 201921 Mar 201914AUD $1,599
10 Mar 201923 Mar 2019Fully BookedAUD $1,410 
17 Mar 201930 Mar 201911AUD $1,599
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31 Mar 201913 Apr 201911AUD $1,599
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04 Oct 201917 Oct 201915AUD $1,599
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27 Oct 201909 Nov 201915AUD $1,599
01 Nov 201914 Nov 201915AUD $1,659
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10 Nov 201923 Nov 2019Fully BookedAUD $1,410 
15 Nov 201928 Nov 201912AUD $1,659
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22 Nov 201905 Dec 201915AUD $1,659
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20 Dec 201902 Jan 202015AUD $1,659
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ItineraryExpand
Day 1 - Kochi
Arrive at any time.
Day 2 - Kochi
Enjoy a morning orientation walk of Fort Kochi. After, take some free time to explore before an evening performance of kathakali, a form of traditional dancing from Kerala.
Day 3 - Kochi/Kalpetta
Take a morning train followed by a scenic drive to reach Kalpetta, in the Wayanad district.
Day 4 - Kalpetta
Walk the nature trails through the forested areas in Wayanad. Also take a wildlife drive in search of elephants and bison.
Day 5 - Kalpetta/Mysore
Settle in for the drive to the ancient city of Mysore.
Day 6 - Mysore
Explore the vibrant city of Mysore including visits to Chamundi Temple and Mysore Palace. After enjoy free time and opt to visit the Devaraja market or join a yoga class.
Day 7 - Mysore/Mamallapuram
Enjoy a full day of train travel to Chennai before a short bus ride to Mamallapuram. Visit the Shore Temple.
Day 8 - Mamallapuram
Free time to explore Mamallapuram.
Day 9 - Mamallapuram/Puducherry
Continue to Pondicherry (now known as Puducherry) and learn about Sri Aurobindo Ghose at the ashram.
Day 10 - Puducherry/Madurai
Travel inland to Madurai, one of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in the world.
Day 11 - Madurai
Hope on a cycle rickshaw for a tour of the city before visiting the famous Meenakshi Temple.
Day 12 - Madurai/Periyar Sanctuary
Drive to Thekkady. Take a guided tour of spice plantations in the Cardamom Hills.
Day 13 - Periyar Sanctuary/Kerala Backwaters
Take a private bus to Alleppey followed by a riverboat to a homestay. Experience local life and a guided walk along the lagoon.
Day 14 - Kerala Backwaters/Kochi
Travel back to Kochi where the trip ends upon arrival.