Best of Southern India

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Best of Southern India - G Adventures
Best of Southern India - G Adventures
22 reviews
Kochi (Cochin)
+7 Destinations
Southern India
Kochi (Cochin)


Start and end in Kochi (Cochin)! With the in-depth cultural tour Best of Southern India, you have a 14 day tour package taking you through Kochi (Cochin), India and 7 other destinations in India. Best of Southern India is a small group tour that includes accommodation in a hotel as well as an expert guide, meals, transport and more.
Age range
12 to 99 year olds
Hotel, Home-stay
Max Group Size
Train & Rail, Private Vehicle, Ferry
Travel style
In-depth Cultural, Adventure, Christmas & New Year
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  1. Introduction
  1. Day 1: Kochi
  2. Day 2: Kochi
  3. Day 3: Kochi/Kalpetta
  4. Day 4: Kalpetta
  5. Day 5: Kalpetta/Mysore
  6. Day 6: Mysore
  7. Day 7: Mysore/Māmallapuram
  8. Day 8: Māmallapuram
  9. Day 9: Māmallapuram/Puducherry
  10. Day 10: Puducherry/Madurai
  11. Day 11: Madurai
  12. Day 12: Madurai/Periyār Sanctuary (1D)
  13. Day 13: Periyār Sanctuary/Kerala Backwaters (1L, 1D)
  14. Day 14: Kerala Backwaters/Kochi (1B)

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  • Accommodation

    Rated Good by past passengers
  • Guide

    Rated Excellent by past passengers
  • Meals

    Rated Good by past passengers
  • Transport

    Rated Excellent by past passengers
  • Additional Services

Not included

  • Flights

  • Insurance

  • Optional

  • Additional Services

22 Reviews

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  • Written on October 10, 2019
    3.5 - Good

    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... Read more

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  • Written on September 30, 2019
    4.5 - Excellent

    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.
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  • Written on July 25, 2019
    4.5 - Excellent

    Excellent tour guide. She made the trip so very enjoyable!!

    G Adventures commented on this review
    Happy to hear it - thanks Barbara.
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  • Written on June 16, 2019
    4.5 - Excellent

    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.
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  • AM
    Written on April 15, 2019
    4.0 - Good

    It was an excellent choice. The tour leader was exceptional!

    G Adventures commented on this review
    Happy to hear it. Thank you Ana.
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  • MW
    Written on March 18, 2019
    4.5 - Excellent

    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.
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  • SM
    Written on November 5, 2018
    4.5 - Excellent

    This was a fantastic tour. Sanna our guide, was absolutely wonderful and knowledgeable. Tasslim, the Driver is a legend. The other tour members made for an excellent time. The only aspect that could be improved, (for an older person) is the quality of some... Read more

    G Adventures commented on this review
    Thanks for the balanced and honest feedback here Sharon - we do appreciate it. Our world deserves more you.
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  • H
    Written on November 4, 2018
    5.0 - Excellent

    The excellent CEO we had, Sanjay, and the itinerary.

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  • R
    Written on October 29, 2018
    4.0 - Good

    Difficult to travel the area solo.

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  • H
    Written on October 25, 2018
    5.0 - Excellent

    The cost and organisation of the tour

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Questions & Answers

Here we have collected and answered the most frequently asked questions about this tour.

    • 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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    Start and end in Kochi (Cochin).
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    Covering a total distance of approx 1,283 km.
    • Kochi (Cochin) (India)
    • 182 km
    • Mudumalai National Park (India)
    • 84 km
    • Mysore (India)
    • 388 km
    • Mamallapuram (India)
    • 89 km
    • Pondicherry (India)
    • 288 km
    • Madurai (India)
    • 110 km
    • Thekkady (India)
    • 93 km
    • Alleppey (India)
    • 49 km
    • Kochi (Cochin) (India)

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