South India Unplugged

About this Adventure



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Duration: 16 Days
Price: £715 GPB




Enjoy another exciting cultural tour from Intrepid Travel.

This intrepid adventure begins in Chennai, where you will revel in an exciting mix of modern commercialism and tropical languor – hang out with the locals along Marina Beach or check out the museums, palaces and bazaars.

Next up is Mamallapuram, and excellent area for relaxing on the beaches or cycling around the village to see the worn and weathered Shore Temple. Indulge in a feast of freshly caught seafood by the beach.

An excellent next destination is Madurai. Weave through chaotic streets filled with bazaars, pilgrims and rickshaws or explore the labyrinthine corridors of the Sri Meenakshi Temple.

Days 5-6 are spent in Varkala. Take a dip in the Arabian Sea, sip chai at a cliff-top cafe, practise some yoga or visit the ancient Janardhana Temple.

A real highlight of the trip is spent in the Kerala Backwaters Homestay. Cruise past palm trees, rice fields and coconut groves on a sunset boat trip through the winding backwaters of Kerala, then enjoy an island homestay.

In Kochi, explore the heart of Kerala on a local ferry. See spice bazaars, the beautiful Dutch Palace and perhaps a Kathakali dance performance.

Next head to Mysore, famous for its silk, incense and sandalwood, this relaxed area also boasts amazing temples. Take time to climb Chamundi Hill and be sure to visit the Maharaja’s Palace.

In Hampi wander through the ruins of the Vijayanagar Empire, nestled in an outlandish boulder-strewn landscape. Hampi also has plenty of temples, chilled cafes and great little markets to explore.

The adventure ends in Goa. This southern adventure concludes in Goa, famed for its palm-fringed beaches and relaxed pace. The Portuguese influence endures in the city’s whitewashed churches.

This amazing adventure is brought to you by Intrepid Travel. Visit their website for information on this and other trips. This adventure runs over the course of 16 days, and is priced at £715. Happy travelling.

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