The Best of South India (21 days)

India’s southern states are a heady mix indeed. Here one finds India’s colour and chaos on a more microscopic scale: a medley of cultures and languages, landscapes varying between dry plains, lush backwaters, rolling hills and idyllic coastline, plus history and folklore galore. There is a huge range of experience on this 20-day itinerary: begin in Karnataka to explore the palaces of Mysore, and the wildlife of Nagarhole National Park. Next will be a journey through the Western Ghats weaving between Kerala and Tamil Nadu. Enjoy the lush surrounds of Coonoor, Ooty and Pollachi before leaving the hills for the colonial heritage of Kochi and an overnight backwater cruise. Head back over the Western Ghats to Madurai’s vast Meenaskhi temple via stops at Munnar and the Palani Hills. Round out the trip with a two-night stay in Mahabalipuram to relax on the beach or at the pool. If this is your first visit to India be ready to embrace a variety of experience, whilst enjoying a laidback atmosphere throughout. For those who are returning after an examination of Rajasthan and the north, expect a different country altogether.

Tour Highlights

  • Game drives in Kabini
  • Ride the Nilgiri Mountain Railway in Ooty
  • Cycling tour of Fort Kochi

Suitable For

  • Culture Seekers
  • Return Visitors
  • Departures: October to April

Guide Price

From £4,890 per person based on a double room for departures in February.

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