Southern India – Enlighten Your Body, Mind and Soul
You don’t need to be a seasoned traveler to guess that there’s a lot more to India than the Taj Mahal. One area that’s less often on people’s bucket lists is southern India. It may not be as frequently visited as other parts of India, but it has a rich culture and history that give it an abundance of interest and charm. If you’ve never been to India before and you’re a bit nervous about it, you’re in luck: southern India gives travelers a more relaxing experience than the chaotic cities of the north, making it ideal for a first-time visitor.
One of the delights of a trip to southern India is the food. Dishes are often served on banana leaves, which is an enjoyable experience in itself. There are culinary variations between different states, but broadly speaking there’s a vegetarian focus, with a lot of rice and lentils (daals), local fruits and vegetables such as the tamarind, and of course plenty of spices, chilies and coconut. Southern Indian cooking is some of the hottest in the country. Caffeine addicts will be pleased to learn that coffee is hugely popular throughout southern India. If you’re including the coast on your travel itinerary, expect magnificent seafood.
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Your FAM will begin in Cochin, India on the 21st, you will need to obtain R/T Domestic air between Delhi and Cochin.
- Day 1 Arrive in Cochin. Overnight in Cochin.
- Day 2 In Cochin, sightseeing. Overnight in Cochin.
- Day 3 Drive to Thekkady (Periyar). Overnight in Thekkady (Periyar)
- Day 4 In Thekkady, proceed for the game drive at Lake Periyar. Overnight in Thekkady.
- Day 5 Drive to Kumarkom. Overnight in Kumarkom.
- Day 6 In Kumarkom, sightseeing. Overnight in Kumarkom.
- Day 7 Drive to Marari. Overnight in Marari
- Day 8 In Marari, day to relax at the beach. Overnight in Marari.
- Day 9 Drive back to Cochin international airport to connect flight to onward destination