South India Circuit

south india tour packages

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


Days 1-2

Kochi (Cochin)
Visit fragrant spice bazaars, antique shops, Mattancherry Palace and Fort Cochin. Enjoy an exciting Kathakali dance performance in the evening.

Days 3-4

Ootacamund (Ooty)
Ride the famous Ootacamund toy train through rolling plantations and learn the secret of making the perfect brew at a tea garden.

Day 5

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.

Days 6-7

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.

Day 8

Travel to Mamallapuram, cycle around the Shore Temple and see the massive rock carving known as Arjuna’s Penance.

Day 9

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

Day 10

Witness mysterious rituals in the Sri Meenakshi Temple, a labyrinth of lamp-lit corridors and shrines in the heart of Madurai.

Days 11-12

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.

Day 13

Kerala Backwaters
Share a traditional feast with a local family and take a sunset boat tour through the Kerala backwaters.

Days 14-15

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.

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