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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 2-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
Mudumalai Wildlife Sanctuary 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 $1,317
Start Location
Kochi, India
End Location
Kochi, India
Age Range
Min :12
Group Size
1 to 16
Tour Style
Original
Tour Themes
Small Group
Physical Rating
Easy to Moderate
Tour departure dates
StartEndAvailabilityPrice
27 May 201809 Jun 20188AUD $1,549
03 Jun 201816 Jun 2018Fully BookedAUD $1,317 
10 Jun 201823 Jun 2018Fully BookedAUD $1,317 
17 Jun 201830 Jun 2018Fully BookedAUD $1,317 
24 Jun 201807 Jul 2018Fully BookedAUD $1,317 
01 Jul 201814 Jul 20188AUD $1,549
08 Jul 201821 Jul 2018Fully BookedAUD $1,317 
15 Jul 201828 Jul 2018Fully BookedAUD $1,317 
22 Jul 201804 Aug 201810AUD $1,549
29 Jul 201811 Aug 2018Fully BookedAUD $1,317 
05 Aug 201818 Aug 20186AUD $1,549
12 Aug 201825 Aug 20189AUD $1,317
19 Aug 201801 Sep 201812AUD $1,317
26 Aug 201808 Sep 2018Fully BookedAUD $1,317 
02 Sep 201815 Sep 201811AUD $1,549
09 Sep 201822 Sep 2018Fully BookedAUD $1,317 
23 Sep 201806 Oct 20189AUD $1,549
30 Sep 201813 Oct 2018Fully BookedAUD $1,317 
05 Oct 201818 Oct 201815AUD $1,439
07 Oct 201820 Oct 201812AUD $1,599
12 Oct 201825 Oct 2018Fully BookedAUD $1,317 
14 Oct 201827 Oct 201810AUD $1,599
19 Oct 201801 Nov 201815AUD $1,599
21 Oct 201803 Nov 201813AUD $1,599
26 Oct 201808 Nov 2018Fully BookedAUD $1,317 
28 Oct 201810 Nov 201814AUD $1,599
02 Nov 201815 Nov 20187AUD $1,659
04 Nov 201817 Nov 2018Fully BookedAUD $1,317 
09 Nov 201822 Nov 201812AUD $1,659
11 Nov 201824 Nov 201812AUD $1,659
16 Nov 201829 Nov 201810AUD $1,659
18 Nov 201801 Dec 201811AUD $1,659
25 Nov 201808 Dec 201812AUD $1,659
30 Nov 201813 Dec 201815AUD $1,659
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07 Dec 201820 Dec 201813AUD $1,659
09 Dec 201822 Dec 201814AUD $1,493
14 Dec 201827 Dec 201811AUD $1,659
16 Dec 201829 Dec 201815AUD $1,659
21 Dec 201803 Jan 201913AUD $1,659
23 Dec 201805 Jan 20198AUD $1,659
28 Dec 201810 Jan 201913AUD $1,659
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03 Mar 201916 Mar 201914AUD $1,599
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28 Jul 201910 Aug 201915AUD $1,549
04 Aug 201917 Aug 201915AUD $1,549
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18 Aug 201931 Aug 201915AUD $1,549
25 Aug 201907 Sep 201915AUD $1,549
01 Sep 201914 Sep 201915AUD $1,549
08 Sep 201921 Sep 201915AUD $1,549
15 Sep 201928 Sep 201915AUD $1,549
22 Sep 201905 Oct 201913AUD $1,549
29 Sep 201912 Oct 201915AUD $1,549
04 Oct 201917 Oct 201915AUD $1,599
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25 Oct 201907 Nov 201915AUD $1,599
27 Oct 201909 Nov 201915AUD $1,599
01 Nov 201914 Nov 201915AUD $1,659
03 Nov 201916 Nov 201915AUD $1,659
08 Nov 201921 Nov 201915AUD $1,659
10 Nov 201923 Nov 2019Fully BookedAUD $1,317 
15 Nov 201928 Nov 201915AUD $1,659
17 Nov 201930 Nov 201915AUD $1,659
22 Nov 201905 Dec 201915AUD $1,659
24 Nov 201907 Dec 201915AUD $1,659
29 Nov 201912 Dec 201915AUD $1,659
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29 Dec 201911 Jan 202015AUD $1,659
05 Jan 202018 Jan 202015AUD $1,549
12 Jan 202025 Jan 202015AUD $1,549
Itinerary
Day 1 - Kochi
Arrive at any time.
Day 2 - Kochi
Take a orientation walk to the Dutch Palace, Jewish synagogue, and town. Enjoy a kathakali performance.
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 in Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary and prehistoric Eddakal Caves.
Day 5 - Kalpetta/Mudumalai
Spend the night at the Mudumalai Wildlife Sanctuary. The sanctuary provides one of the most important refuges for elephants and bison in India.
Day 6 - Mudumalai/Mysore
Visit the Chamundi Temple and Mysore Palace.
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.