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South India Revealed

From £820 for 16 days
Trip Overview
Unplug from everyday routine and head to the beaches and backwaters of southern India on a 16-day Lonely Planet Experience, powered by Intrepid. Explore the lush landscapes, intriguing cultures, bustling bazaars and incredible cuisine of this region. Jump on and off local transport and go rural through coconut groves and fishing villages, discovering the heart of the subcontinent. See ancient ruins and stunning temples, eat spicy curries and drink luscious lassis. Join the bustle of city streets and, at the end of it all, unwind on the beautiful beaches of Goa.
Essential Info
Starts: Trivandrum
Ends: Goa
Ages: Min 15
Theme: Discovery
Trip Code: IHHRS
Activity Level:     
Countries visited: India
What's Included

Meals

3 Breakfasts included
1 Lunches included
1 Dinners included

Transport

Overnight sleeper train,Private vehicle,Public bus,Auto rickshaw,Taxi,Train,Canoe,Boat

Accommodation

Homestay (1 night),Hotel (11 nights),Overnight sleeper train (3 nights)

Trip Highlights

•   Explore the beautiful south of India, getting elbows-deep in authentic southern Indian cuisine

•   A homestay with a local family is a special experience, especially in the serene backwaters of Kerala

•   Wander through Periyar National Park on the lookout for tigers and elephants

•   The city of Madurai showcases southern India at its liveliest. Explore the city’s bazaars and discover the colourful, intricately carved Sri Meenakshi Temple

•   Visit the World Heritage-listed Virupaksha Temple in Hampi, a spectacular monument surrounded by ruins

•   Golden beaches and age-old fishing villages make Goa one of India’s most tranquil retreats – and the perfect last stop on your adventure

Dates & Availability
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Departing: 5th Jun 2020
Returning: 20th Jun 2020
£820pp
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Availability: Good
Departing: 14th Aug 2020
Returning: 29th Aug 2020
£820pp
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Availability: Good
Departing: 11th Sep 2020
Returning: 26th Sep 2020
£840pp
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Availability: Good
Departing: 9th Oct 2020
Returning: 24th Oct 2020
£840pp
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Availability: Good
Departing: 16th Oct 2020
Returning: 31st Oct 2020
£840pp
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Availability: Good
Departing: 6th Nov 2020
Returning: 21st Nov 2020
£875pp
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Availability: Good
Departing: 27th Nov 2020
Returning: 12th Dec 2020
£875pp
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Availability: Good
Departing: 18th Dec 2020
Returning: 2nd Jan 2021
£905pp
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Availability: Good
Departing: 24th Dec 2020
Returning: 8th Jan 2021
£905pp
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Availability: Good
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Itinerary & Notes
Welcome to India! Your adventure begins with a welcome meeting this evening at 6 pm. Afterwards, join your local leader on an orientation walk around Trivandrum. Tonight is all about introductions, so perhaps get together with your group after the walk and have an optional dinner – your leader will be able to suggest the best neighbourhoods for a delicious local meal.
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