Join the pious in Madurai, soak up the French vibe in Poducherry (Pondicherry), take in the aromas at a spice farm, experience a home-stay in the Kerala backwaters, explore the Periyar National Park, ride through the Ootacamund tea plantations, enjoy the mish-mash of colonial styles in Kochi, go on a safari at Mudumalai National Park, cycle around Mamallapuram taking in the amazing monuments, be blown away by the magnificent Mysore Palace ….
Duration : 15 Days
Route :Kochi → Ootacamund → Mudumalai National Park→ Mysore → Mamallapuram → Pondicherry → Madurai → Periyar National Park → Kerala Backwaters → Kochi
Visit fragrant spice bazaars, antique shops, Mattancherry Palace and Fort Cochin. Enjoy an exciting Kathakali dance performance in the evening.
Ride the famous Ootacamund toy train through rolling plantations and learn the secret of making the perfect brew at a tea garden.
Mudumalai National Park
Stay in a jungle retreat at the foot of the Nilgiri Hills. Safari into the wilds of Mudumalai National Park, home to tigers, panthers, elephants and spotted deer.
View the illuminated stained glass windows of the ornate Palace of Mysore, once belonging to the Maharaja. Travel to the Keshava Temple – a great example of Hoysala architecture.
Travel to Mamallapuram, cycle around the Shore Temple and see the massive rock carving known as Arjuna’s Penance.
Follow the scenic south coast of India to French-influenced Pondicherry and visit the Sri Aurobindo Ashram.
Witness mysterious rituals in the Sri Meenakshi Temple, a labyrinth of lamp-lit corridors and shrines in the heart of Madurai.
Periyar National Park
Travel through rubber, tea and coffee plantations, and then breathe in the fresh aroma of spices on a visit to a spice farm. Join a forest guide and try to track herds of elephants.
Share a traditional feast with a local family and take a sunset boat tour through the Kerala backwaters.
Kochi Enjoy free time to explore the vibrant streets of Kochi and admire the medieval Portuguese, Dutch and British Raj architecture before wrapping up this southern Indian adventure.