The Tropical South

India

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Tour length 14 days

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home_pin Kovalam

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About this tour

Discover the laidback side of India with a cultural adventure in the tropical south. Over two weeks, we explore the distinct states of Kerala and Tamil Nadu, finding idyllic coastlines, spirituality, lush mountains and culture-rich cities. The highlights are plenty: discover the verdant Munnar tea plantations, meet local people on an immersive village walk and cruise the serene backwaters of Kerala on a traditional converted rice barge. It ends with a relaxing stay on the old hippie trail beach town of Kovalam.
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Tour ID 33178
Tour length 14 days
Language English
Group size 16
Age range 16 - 99

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Exodus Adventure Travels

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Day 1: Start Kochi; optional afternoon harbour cruise around Fort Kochi and explore historic spice port
Day 2: Sightseeing around Kochi (breakfast)
Day 3: To Munnar; afternoon visit to Srishi, a social service organisation for tea pickers (breakfast)
Day 4: Morning trek through tea plantations and the Munnar hills (breakfast)
Day 5: To Madurai; optional closing ceremony at the Sri Meenakshi Temple (breakfast)
Day 6: Dawn city walk with Sri Meenakshi Temple visit. Afternoon Palace, Gandhi Memorial Museum, and Flower Market Tour (breakfast)
Day 7: To Thekkady; cooking demonstration in local family home (breakfast,dinner)
Day 8: Explore Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary; morning jungle walk followed by an optional boat trip on the lake (breakfast)
Day 9: To Erattupetta Planters Homestay (breakfast,dinner)
Day 10: To Kumarakom; shikara boat ride and village walk (breakfast)
Day 11: Board houseboat for backwater cruise (breakfast,lunch,dinner)
Day 12: Leave houseboat and drive to Kovalam (breakfast)
Day 13: Free time to relax on the beach or join an optional trip to Kanyakumari (breakfast)
Day 14: End Kovalam (breakfast)

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