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South India Revealed - Intrepid Travel
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57 reviews
Starts
Trivandrum
+6 Destinations
Southern India
Ends
Goa
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Highlights

  • Explore Varkala and its white-sand beaches
  • Take a local train along the Keralan Coast
  • Feel the buzz in the bazaars of Madurai
  • Visit the ancient temple town of Hampi
Age range
15 to 70 year olds
Accommodation
Hotel, Home-stay, Guesthouse, Sleeper Train
Max Group Size
12
Transportation
Train & Rail, Boat, Local Transport
Start in Trivandrum and end in Goa! With the in-depth cultural tour South India Revealed, you have a 16 day tour package taking you through Trivandrum, India and 7 other destinations in India. South India Revealed is a small group tour that includes accommodation in a hotel as well as an expert guide, meals, transport.

57 Reviews

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  • South India Revealed reviewer 1
    Written on August 11, 2017
    4.0 - Good

    I give the tour guide an excellent review but the tour itself was only okay. We spent two days in places where we should have spent one day. Madurai, Thekkady, and Mysore were those places. We should have spent full two days and two nights in Hampi because there is so much to do. Some of the hotels were pretty bad and didn't have redeeming qualities. The hotel in Varkala was dirty but it was close to the beach. The one in Hampi was dirty but had the cool seating area and hammock things, so that was nice. The hotel in Mysore was disgusting, filthy, and had zero redeeming qualities. Overall, I thought the pacing was a bit off, so realistically I wouldn't recommend the tour to my best friends. I'd also like to say that I don't think my expectations were too high. I'm a seasoned backpacker and traveler in both the developed and undeveloped world, and I live in Pakistan. So it's not like this was my first time visiting a developing country.
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  • CE
    Written on February 16, 2017
    5.0 - Excellent

    Really great trip. Inspirational and friendly locals; great food, knowledgeable tour leader Thilip.
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  • AK
    Written on October 21, 2016
    4.0 - Good

    Another winner for me on this Intrepid tour. It's a completely different vibe from the hustle and bustle of the North and the majestic wonder of the forts and palaces. The South is about relaxing but there is plenty to see by way of history and culture. Trust me the South has much to offer outside of its beach scene, there is plenty of rich culture and history to explore, the Ghandi memorial museum in Mysore is a must see and the ruins of Hampi are too breathtaking to explain here. The temples are a wonder to see in Kerala and Mysore - full of colour and lights, if you go try and see if you can experience it during a festival to really see the community come alive (be warned though this is also an extremely busy time to go - October to March). The other extreme beauty comes from the natural beaches in Varkala, the backwaters of Kerala and the fun chill out scene of Goa. It's an eclectic mix across the whole of india, but you tend to hear of the Northern regions more. Our guide Mohsin Ali was brilliant. Patient, calm an embodiment of the soothing south.
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  • A
    Written on July 13, 2011
    5.0 - Excellent

    Great trip.

  • A
    Written on February 17, 2011
    5.0 - Excellent

    Great trip - visited some of the most beautiful place, definitely not what i excepted in India, absolute treasures!

  • A
    Written on February 17, 2011
    5.0 - Excellent

    I had the most amazing time - it was a holiday I will never forget. All of the sights, sounds and experiences of India were highlighted by my amazing tour leader, Charles - I cannot put in words how fantastic it was! Thank you!

  • A
    Written on February 17, 2011
    5.0 - Excellent

    The India Unplugged trip is by far the best trip I have ever done, it was a fantastic experience and one I would recommend to all people considering a holiday out of the ordinary

  • A
    Written on February 9, 2011
    5.0 - Excellent

    Great trip! =)

  • A
    Written on January 17, 2011
    4.0 - Good

    The trip was fast paced but excellent be aware that it is a Basix trip.

  • A
    Written on January 15, 2011
    5.0 - Excellent

    Good way to get to know Southern India, includes long days of travelling (by train, which is quite enjoyable). Lots of different places, some of them a bit touristy (Varkala, Goa).

Itinerary

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  • Introduction
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  • Day 1: Trivandrum
  • Day 2: Varkala
  • Day 3: Varkala
  • Day 4: Kerala Backwaters Homestay
  • Day 5: Kochi
  • Day 6: Kochi
  • Day 7: Periyar National Park
  • Day 8: Periyar
  • Day 9: Madurai
  • Day 10: Madurai
  • Day 11: Mysore
  • Day 12: Mysore
  • Day 13: Hampi
  • Day 14: Hampi
  • Day 15: Goa
  • Day 16: Goa

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    • November 1, 2016

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    • August 1, 2016

      Are all 3 meals each day included in this price?

      The tour price includes 1 breakfast, 1 lunch, 2 dinners.

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      Destinations

      Covering a total distance of approx 1,385 km.
      • Trivandrum (India)
      • 33 km
      • Varkala (India)
      • 142 km
      • Kochi (Cochin) (India)
      • 109 km
      • Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary (India)
      • 119 km
      • Madurai (India)
      • 309 km
      • Mysore (India)
      • 338 km
      • Hampi (India)
      • 335 km
      • Goa (India)

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