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Southern India

India

Tour length 15 daysFrom Kochi (Cochin) to Kochi (Cochin)
Christmas & New Year
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Fully Guided

About this tour

Lush and tropical, southern India is inspiring and delightful. Beneath the green shade of a coastal paradise, meet with locals in their fishing villages and tribal homes. Join them in the bazaars, on buses and boats, or even on pilgrimage in Madurai. From cultural sights like the Maharaja's Palace in Mysore to French-influenced Puducherry and the vast landscape of Periyar, southern India's spirituality, friendly people, and wild animal sanctuaries make it a fascinating part of the country to explore.This trip is packed full of sights and experiences, including many main highlights of southern India along with plenty of insights into local life. There is an extensive amount of travel and a number of single-night stays to ensure you can fit as much as possible.This adventure uses a variety of transport options, including train and bus travel for up to 8 hours. There is also an included overnight sleeper train from Mysore to Mamallapuram, so be sure to have a book, some podcasts, and your best travel games ready.Sleeper trains a quintessential Indian experience and a great way to travel long distances while still getting maximum time in each place. With the experience can come some unpredictability – there are occasional delays or even cancellations. Beds are padded berths with sheets, pillow, and blanket provided (although some people prefer to bring their own sleeping sheet). Please note that you may be sharing with locals of the same or opposite gender. See the Transport section of the Essential Trip Information for more detail about train travel in India or this guide for more about train travel around the world: https://www.intrepidtravel.com/adventures/overnight-train-travel-around-the-world/Up in the Western Ghats, it can be surprisingly cool at night, especially in winter. Check weather reports before you go to help with your packing, and remember too to bring modest clothing (ie. pants or skirts that go below the knees and tops that cover your arms) for our visits to religious sites in particular.Part of travelling with Intrepid means respecting local cultures and sensibilities. That way you get the most out of your interactions with local people and environments. You’ll be visiting a few temples throughout your adventure, so please ensure that you’re dressed appropriately with legs and shoulders covered.
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General information

Tour ID 1791
Tour length 15 days
Language English
Group size 12
Age range 15 - 99

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Intrepid Travel

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Day 1: Kochi
Day 2: Kochi
Day 3: Conoor
Day 4: Ootacamund – Conoor
Day 5: Mudumalai National Park – Bandipur
Day 6: Mysore
Day 7: Mysore – Overnight train
Day 8: Mamallapuram
Day 9: Puducherry
Day 10: Madurai
Day 11: Periyar
Day 12: Periyar
Day 13: Kerala Backwaters
Day 14: Kochi
Day 15: Kochi

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Carbon emission, kg/CO2
(Guests: 1, Nights: 1)
10
Exploreo will offset your calculated CO2e at no cost.
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