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South India Escape

  • Duration

    11 days
  • Tour Type

    Private Tour
  • Tour Style

    Classic
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Tour India's soulful south, with rolling tea plantations, a cruise on the jungle-fringed backwaters, and beautiful Marari Beach.

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Tour Itinerary

This tour is ideal for those who have a reasonable amount of time and are interested in visiting the south of India. Part of this tour is on a houseboat in the Kerala Backwaters. This is a private tour so not all meals are included, this allows you to independently choose some of your own dining experiences.

  • Day 1

    Fly to Kochi

    Fly overnight to Kochi.

  • Day 2

    Arrive & Explore

    On arrival you will be met and transferred to your hotel. The rest of the day is at leisure.

  • Day 3

    Kochi

    After breakfast, enjoy sightseeing around Kochi, including visits to the Dutch Fort, St Francis Church, Santa Cruz Basilica and the Jewish Synagogue. In the evening, enjoy a Kathakali Dance performance. (B,L)

  • Day 4

    Journey to Munnar

    Drive to Munnar, through the winding, steep highlands. (B,L)

  • Day 5

    Explore the Munnar Hills

    Tour Mattupetty Dam and the surrounding lake area. In the afternoon visit nearby Eravikulam National Park (closed from Feb-Apr) - home to Asian Elephants, Bengal Tigers and the Nilgiri Tahr. Alternate touring will be light walking through Munnar hillside areas. (B,L)

  • Day 6

    Munnar to Kumarakom

    After breakfast, drive to Kumarakom visiting Kothamangalam town en route. Here you will tour local rubber, coffee and pepper plantations as well as enjoy lunch with a local family. Continue on to Kumarakom. (B,L)

  • Day 7

    Kerala Backwater Cruise

    Visit Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary before boarding your overnight houseboat. Take in the breathtaking views of untouched rural Kerala. (B,L,D)

  • Day 8

    Relax in Mararikulam

    Disembark your houseboat in Alleppey before proceeding to Mararikulam. The remainder of the afternoon is free to spend by the swimming pool or at the beach. (B)

  • Day 9

    Discover the Malabar Coast

    Visit Kumbalangi Integrated Tourism Village, then travel to Cherthala to learn about coir production. Return to Mararikulam in the afternoon. (B,L)

  • Day 10

    Mararikulam & Kochi

    Enjoy the morning at leisure. After a late check-out, you will be transferred back to Kochi for your farewell dinner. (B, D)

  • Day 11

    Fly Kochi to UK

    Fly to the UK. (B)

The best time to visit India is from November to March when you’ll enjoy pleasant warm dry days and low humidity.

City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
  • Kochi
  • 27°c
  • 23mm
  • Munnar
  • 18°c
  • 18mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
  • Kochi
  • 28°c
  • 26mm
  • Munnar
  • 19°c
  • 29mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
  • Kochi
  • 29°c
  • 31mm
  • Munnar
  • 20°c
  • 47mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
  • Kochi
  • 29°c
  • 95mm
  • Munnar
  • 21°c
  • 129mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
  • Kochi
  • 29°c
  • 283mm
  • Munnar
  • 21°c
  • 189mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
  • Kochi
  • 27°c
  • 706mm
  • Munnar
  • 20°c
  • 420mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
  • Kochi
  • 26°c
  • 594mm
  • Munnar
  • 19°c
  • 583mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
  • Kochi
  • 27°c
  • 403mm
  • Munnar
  • 20°c
  • 364mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
  • Kochi
  • 27°c
  • 280mm
  • Munnar
  • 20°c
  • 210mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
  • Kochi
  • 27°c
  • 320mm
  • Munnar
  • 19°c
  • 253mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
  • Kochi
  • 28°c
  • 175mm
  • Munnar
  • 18°c
  • 164mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
  • Kochi
  • 27°c
  • 43mm
  • Munnar
  • 18°c
  • 64mm
South India Escape map

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