South India Unplugged 2013
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Day 1 Chennai
Located in India's Bay of Bengal, Chennai is a Tamil cultural centre and home to India's second largest film industry, known as Kollywood.
Day 2 Mamallapuram
Mamallapuram (also Mahabalipuram) is a town with ancient origins. It has nice beaches, good restaurants and the intricately carved Shore Temple, still standing from the 9th century.
Days 3 & 4 Madurai
With incredible temple complexes and a recorded history going back to the 3rd century BC, Madurai has some wonderful buildings and heritage sights to discover.
Days 5 & 6 Varkala
Blessed by dramatic cliffs falling into the Arabian sea, Varkala is an unassuming town with a relaxed feel and some great temples, beaches and eateries.
Day 7 Kerala Backwaters Homestay
Swaying palm trees, lush rice paddies, winding waterways, Ayurvedic massage and welcoming locals all await on this amazing Kerala Backwaters homestay.
Days 8 & 9 Kochi
As a centre for the spice trade for centuries, cosmopolitan Kochi has an intriguing mix of cultural influences from both the Indian continent and overseas.
Days 10 & 11 Mysore
The peaceful city of Mysore has a score of lovely parks, grand buildings, well-regarded yoga centres and an incredible palace, the product of its Wodeyar Dynasty heritage.
Days 12 & 13 Hampi
Hampi is a relaxed village awash with captivating ruins and temples of the 15th-century city Vijayanagar, now a World Heritage site.
Days 14 & 15 Goa
Tinged with a Portuguese flavour, the state of Goa is blessed with lovely beaches, rich traditions, mouth-watering cuisine, World Heritage buildings and a wealth of attractions.
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Unplug from everyday routine and head to the beaches and backwaters of southern India. Visit India's lush landscapes, experience its intriguing religions and explore its exotic bazaars. Jump on local transport to cover all the charming places to visit in Chennai, paddle through the backwaters of Kerala and discover the coconut groves and fishing villages that characterise this region of the subcontinent. See ancient ruins and beautiful temples, eat spicy curries and drink luscious lassis before unwinding on the gorgeous beaches of Goa.
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Guesthouse (1 night)
Homestay (1 night)
Hotel (8 nights)
Overnight sleeper train (4 nights)
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