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Best of Southern India - G Adventures
14 days

Best of Southern India

Start and end in Kochi (Cochin)
Tour Operator:
G Adventures
Max group size:
15
Age range:
12 to 99
Operated in:
English
Tour id:
5498
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Itinerary

Start and end in Kochi (Cochin)! With the In-depth Cultural tour Best of Southern India, you have a 14 days tour package taking you through Kochi (Cochin), India and 8 other destinations in India. Best of Southern 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: Kochi
  2. Day 2: Kochi/Kalpetta
  3. Day 3: Kalpetta
  4. Day 4: Kalpetta/Mysore
  5. Day 5: Mysore
  6. Day 6: Mysore/Māmallapuram
  7. Day 7: Māmallapuram
  8. Day 8: Māmallapuram/Puducherry
  9. Day 9: Puducherry/Madurai
  10. Day 10: Madurai
  11. Day 11: Madurai/Thekkady (1D)
  12. Day 12: Thekkady/Kerala Backwaters (1L, 1D)
  13. Day 13: Kerala Backwaters/Kochi (1B, 1L)
  14. Day 14: Kochi
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Where You'll Stay

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Customer Reviews

  • Overall Rating
    Excellent
    4.6
  • Itinerary
    Excellent
    4.5
  • Guide
    Excellent
    4.9
  • Transport
    Excellent
    4.6
  • Accommodation
    Good
    3.7
  • Food
    Excellent
    4.2
  • 4.6
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  • AK
    · March 7th, 2020
    Excellent tour to wonderful places in Southern India. Very good guide.
    Trip date: February 2020
  • SM
    · February 17th, 2020
    Well organized, very diverse tour. Our tourguide Tinu was fantastic!
    Trip date: February 2020
  • RW
    · February 1st, 2020
    The trip was absolutely wonderful! Our CEO went over and beyond for all of us! My only criticism Was about the accommodation. Some of it was very Very basic. My favourite times were the walk in Karola backwaters the tuk tuk ride through the lane ways,... Show more
    Trip date: January 2020
  • Best of Southern India reviewer 4
    · December 4th, 2019
    The tour was fantastic, Prem was an awesome CEO. Very knowledgeable, super funny and extremely friendly and helpful. I'd give him 10/10 for making the trip so special.
    Trip date: November 2019
  • MA
    · October 10th, 2019
    To many long journeys and not enough time to enjoy one place I think breakfast should have been included n the price. Sanj our guide was brilliant and very thoughtful He worked very hard . Also I think we should have been met at the airport by a... Show more
    G Adventures commented on this review
    Thanks for the suggestions Marian - appreciate it.
    Trip date: September 2019
  • SC
    · September 30th, 2019
    Sanjay was excellent, he was always there to help us and look after us. The only thing I could suggest to improve my experience would be a different mini-bus, the one we had was very small and the roads are so bad. The driver, Mr Amil, was fantastic.
    G Adventures commented on this review
    Thanks for the balanced review Susan.
    Trip date: September 2019
  • BB
    · July 25th, 2019
    Excellent tour guide. She made the trip so very enjoyable!!
    G Adventures commented on this review
    Happy to hear it - thanks Barbara.
    Trip date: July 2019
  • SV
    · June 16th, 2019
    Loved the trip. Saw a lot but nicely paced. On hot days, toured later in the afternoon to avoid the heat. Lots yo see.
    G Adventures commented on this review
    Thanks for the review Sheena, happy you enjoyed.
    Trip date: June 2019
  • AM
    · April 15th, 2019
    It was an excellent choice. The tour leader was exceptional!
    G Adventures commented on this review
    Happy to hear it. Thank you Ana.
    Trip date: March 2019
  • MW
    · March 18th, 2019
    Great trip and leader. Good itinerary. Good way to see Southern India
    G Adventures commented on this review
    Wonderful to hear it - thank you, Marianne.
    Trip date: February 2019

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14 days
Best of Southern India
From Kochi (Cochin) to Kochi (Cochin)
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Frequently Asked Questions

    • What is the minimum age limit?

      The tour only has a minimum age of 12+ and all travellers under age 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

    • What kind of transport is used when travelling on the road?

      The transportation used is a mixture of train, private vehicle, cycle-rickshaw, auto-rickshaw and ferry.

    • How large are the groups?

      This is a small group tour with an average of 12 people and max of 15.

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    • Plugs & Adapters

      As a traveller from USA, Canada, England, Australia, New Zealand you will need an adaptor for types C, E, F, D, M. As a traveller from South Africa you will need an adaptor for types C, E, F.

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      • 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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