Southern India

From £940 for 15 days
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Trip Overview
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 iconic cultural sights like the Maharaja's Palace in Mysore to French-infused Pondicherry 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.
Essential Info
Starts: Kochi
Ends: Kochi
Ages: Min 15
Theme: Discovery
Trip Code: IHHSS
Activity Level:     
Countries visited: India
What's Included

Meals

5 Breakfasts included
3 Lunches included
3 Dinners included

Transport

4x4 Safari Vehicle,Auto rickshaw,Boat,Bus,Cycle rickshaw,Ferry,Overnight sleeper train,Private vehicle,Train

Accommodation

Homestay (1 nt),Hotel (9 nts),Jungle resort (1 nt),Overnight sleeper train (1 nt),Resort (2 nts)

Trip Highlights

•   Known as the ‘Queen of the Arabian Sea’, Kochi is a fascinating blend of Chinese, Portuguese, Dutch and English influences, and is best explored by ferry

•   Step back in time among the iridescent hills of the very British ‘Snooty Ooty’ - home of snooker and the charming Nilgiri toy train

•   Spot tigers, elephants, sloths and birds on safari around two of the best places in India to observe wildlife up close - Mudumalai National Park and Periyar Tiger Reserve

•   Feel energy radiate from the world’s largest solid crystal in the experimental city of Auroville

•   Experience a unique way of life with a family homestay in the idyllic backwaters of Kerala

Dates & Availability
Start date
End date
Direction
Price GBP
Availability
15th September 2017
29th September 2017
Kochi - Kochi
£1,050pp 
G
Good
29th September 2017
13th October 2017
Kochi - Kochi
£1,115pp 
G
1 spaces
6th October 2017
20th October 2017
Kochi - Kochi
£1,140pp 
G
1 spaces
10th October 2017
24th October 2017
Kochi - Kochi
£1,085pp 
G
Good
13th October 2017
27th October 2017
Kochi - Kochi
£1,085pp 
G
Good
20th October 2017
3rd November 2017
Kochi - Kochi
£1,085pp 
G
Good
27th October 2017
10th November 2017
Kochi - Kochi
£1,085pp 
G
Good
31st October 2017
14th November 2017
Kochi - Kochi
£1,085pp 
G
Good
3rd November 2017
17th November 2017
Kochi - Kochi
£1,130pp 
G
Fully Booked
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Itinerary & Notes
Your Southern Indian adventure starts today in Kochi. Attend a welcome meeting at 6 pm with the travel group. Please look for a note in the hotel lobby or ask reception where it will take place. We'll be collecting insurance details and next of kin information at this meeting, so please ensure you bring these details to provide to your leader. If you're going to be late, please inform hotel reception. If you arrive into Kochi early, there are plenty of things to see and do. Once an important spice-trading centre, Kochi has been under Portuguese, Dutch and British rule at various times throughout history. Explore with one of our Urban Adventures, or wander down to the shore and seek out the huge Chinese fishing nets dotted along the coast of Fort Cochin. Notes: If you can't arrange a flight that will arrive in time, you may wish to arrive a day early so you're able to attend. We'll be happy to book additional accommodation for you (subject to availability).

Additional Activities

Kochi - Fort Kochi by Bike Urban Adventure
62 USD
Kochi - Home Cooked Kochi Urban Adventure
52 USD
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Reviews
       
Fantastic introduction to India. Chetan Shanker could not have been a better host.. informative..enthusiastic.. and always with such a happy smile and lovely disposition. With Chetan's assistance we tried all sorts of food and enjoyed many fantastic experiences. India and its people is a really lovely country.Great trip but would have liked to have perhaps stayed longer than one night in many of the destinations. Aware this will either cut down locations or extend trip.

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