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15 reviews
Classic South India - Intrepid Travel
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13 days

Classic South India

From Chennai (Madras) to Kovalam
Tour Operator:
Intrepid Travel
Max group size:
12
Age range:
15 to 99
Operated in:
English
Tour id:
1790
Hygiene Measures:
Included
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US $2,045
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Highlights

  • Discover a thousand shades of green
  • Share smiles with the friendly local people
  • Experience the culture, religion and history of India
  • Explore small rural towns and the less travelled roads

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Itinerary

Start in Chennai (Madras) and end in Kovalam! With the In-depth Cultural tour Classic South India, you have a 13 days tour package taking you through Chennai (Madras), India and 9 other destinations in India. Classic South India includes accommodation in a hotel as well as an expert guide, meals, transport and more.
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  1. Introduction
  1. Day 1: Chennai
  2. Day 2: Mamallapuram – Puducherry
  3. Day 3: Puducherry
  4. Day 4: Karaikudi
  5. Day 5: Madurai
  6. Day 6: Madurai
  7. Day 7: Periyar
  8. Day 8: Periyar
  9. Day 9: Kochi
  10. Day 10: Kochi
  11. Day 11: Kerala Backwaters – Kumarakom
  12. Day 12: Kovalam
  13. Day 13: Kovalam
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What's Included

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  • Accommodation
  • Guide
  • Hygiene Measures
  • Meals
  • Additional Services
  • Transport
  • Flights
  • Insurance
  • Optional
  • Additional Services

Where You'll Stay

Hotel
10 nights
Resort
2 nights

Customer Reviews

  • Overall Rating
    Good
    4.0
  • Itinerary
    Good
    4.0
  • Guide
    Average
    2.7
  • Transport
    Excellent
    4.6
  • Accommodation
    Good
    3.1
  • Food
    Good
    3.7
  • 4.6
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  • A
    · September 18th, 2019
    Excellent introduction to the the history and culture of South India. Able to visit places and experience things that would be impossible traveling independently.
    Trip date: December 2018
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  • A
    · September 18th, 2019
    Our leader, Thilip, was excellent. He did so much for us, including extra sites and information he knew would be of interest and yet was not intrusive. I wish him all the best in his future career and hope I have the chance to travel with him again.
    Trip date: December 2018
    Review collected by Intrepid Travel
  • A
    · September 18th, 2019
    It’s been perfectly organised from the start . Excellent guide Dillip and driver Mr Bala
    Trip date: December 2018
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  • A
    · September 18th, 2019
    Thilepan Vijayraj (the guide) and Mr Bala (the driver) were both excellent. If someone I knew wanted to travel in a group (as opposed to independently) then I would suggest travelling with Intrepid.
    Trip date: December 2018
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  • A
    · September 18th, 2019
    The trip leader, driver and overall itinerary were great, and I enjoyed the experience and learned a lot. Some of the hotels were not up to the standard that one would expect for such an expensive trip, hence the less-than-perfect rating.
    Trip date: December 2018
    Review collected by Intrepid Travel
  • A
    · September 18th, 2019
    Abhi is a great tour leader and went out of his way to ensure that we all had the best possible experience. The itinerary and inclusions were good and balanced.
    Trip date: December 2018
    Review collected by Intrepid Travel
  • A
    · September 18th, 2019
    The main reason I gave the trip experience a 5 was because of our trip leader, Abhimanyu. He did an excellent job from Day 1-he was prompt, friendly, informative and genuinely cared about our wellbeing/enjoyment of our time in India. Abhi consistently... Show more
    Trip date: December 2018
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  • A
    · September 18th, 2019
    Based upon the excellent workof the tour guide ABHI
    Trip date: December 2018
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  • A
    · September 18th, 2019
    I have faith in Intrepid from previous tours, but this was not an interesting itinerary - I found South India boring.
    Trip date: December 2018
    Review collected by Intrepid Travel
  • A
    · September 18th, 2019
    The tour leader and driver were excellent but Intrepid is getting expensive for what it is. More visits should have been included. A couple of poor hotels. Activities in Periyar should be improved. Trip on backwaters should ne improved
    Trip date: December 2018
    Review collected by Intrepid Travel

Dates & Availability

13 days
Classic South India
From Chennai (Madras) to Kovalam
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    Vaccines

    These are only indications, so please visit your doctor before you travel to be 100% sure.
    • Typhoid - Recommended for India. Ideally 2 weeks before travel.
    • Hepatitis A - Recommended for India. Ideally 2 weeks before travel.
    • Cholera - Recommended for India. Ideally 2 weeks before travel.
    • Tuberculosis - Recommended for India. Ideally 3 months before travel.
    • Hepatitis B - Recommended for India. Ideally 2 months before travel.
    • Yellow fever - Certificate of vaccination required if arriving from an area with a risk of yellow fever transmission for India. Ideally 10 days before travel.
    • Japanese B encephalitis - Recommended for India. Ideally 1 month before travel.
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