South India Classic

south india package tours

Gaze at lush landscapes, experience intriguing religions, explore exotic bazaars, join the pious in Madurai, paddle through the backwaters along the fishing villages, visit ancient ruins and beautiful temples, and soak in the sun on the beaches of Goa.

Duration : 20 Days
Route : Chennai → Mamallapuram → Pondicherry → Madurai → Varkala → Allepey → Kochi → Mysore → Hampi → Goa


Days 1-2

Chennai (Madras)
Revel in an exciting mix of modern commercialism and tropical languor, hang out with the locals along Marina Beach, check out the museums, palaces and bazaars.

Days 3-4

Relax on the beaches, cycle around the village exploring the gorgeous temples. Indulge in a feast of freshly caught seafood by the beach.

Days 5-6

Poducherry (Pondicherry)
Follow the scenic south coast of India to French-influenced Pondicherry and visit the Sri Aurobindo Ashram and Auroville.

Day 7

Weave through streets filled with bazaars, pilgrims and rickshaws and explore the labyrinthine corridors of the Sri Meenakshi Temple.

Day 8

Take a dip in the Arabian Sea, sip chai at a cliff-top cafe, and visit the ancient Janardhana Temple.

Days 9-10

Cruise past palm trees, rice fields and coconut groves on a sunset boat trip through the winding backwaters of Kerala.

Days 11-12

Explore this fascinating city which is an invigorating mix of Chinese, Portuguese, Dutch and English influences. Visit the spice bazaars, the beautiful Dutch Palace and catch a Kathakali dance performance.

Days 13-14

Famous for its silk, incense and sandalwood, relaxed Mysore also boasts amazing temples. Climb the Chamundi Hill and visit the Maharaja’s Palace.

Days 15-17

Wander through the ruins of the glorious Vijayanagar Empire, nestled in an outlandish boulder-strewn landscape. It also has plenty of temples, chilled cafes and great little markets to explore.

Days 18-20

Discover how the hot climate and colonial Portuguese past has influenced this beachside town. If time permits hang around for a few extra days to enjoy the spoils of paradise.

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