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South India really has a distinct culture that sets it apart from the rest of the country. Not only that, each state in south India has managed to retain its own distinct identity. Intricate temple architecture, historical ruins, palm fringed canals, hills, and beach will provide you with a varied and interesting trip to south India Backpacking tour.

Madurai Backpacking Tour
Ancient Madurai in Tamil Nadu is home to the most impressive and important temple in south India, the Meenakshi Temple. If you only see one south Indian temple, the Meenakshi Temple should be it. The city of Madurai is more than 4,000 years old, and has remained a major center for Tamil culture and learning. During the heyday of its history, when the Nayak dynasty ruled, many magnificant temples and buildings with superb architecture were constructed. These days, Madurai attracts pilgrims and tourists in equal numbers. The older part of the town, with its narrow winding lanes, is fascinating to walk though. The 12 day Chithirai Festival, featuring a re-enacted celestial wedding of God and Goddess, is held in Madurai during April each year.

Hampi Backpacking Tour
One of India's top historical destinations, the laid back village of Hampi in Karnataka was once the last capital of Vijayanagar, one of the greatest Hindu empires in India's history. It has some extremely captivating ruins, intriguingly intermingled with large boulders that rear up all over the landscape.south india backpacking tour, backpacking tours The ruins, which date back to the 14th century, stretch for just over 25 kilometers (10 miles) and comprise more than 500 monuments. An incredible energy can be felt at this ancient place.  Hampi is a popular side trip from Goa.

Kerala Backwaters Backpacking Tour
One of the most tranquil and relaxing things you can do in Kerala is take a trip in a houseboat along the palm-fringed Kerala canals, known as the backwaters. Time truly seems to stand still. Indian food cooked by a chef and chilled beer on board the boat make the experience even more enjoyable. You can even spend the night on the boat, out in the middle of the water, surrounded by serenity. Bliss! And while you're in the area, why not stay a night or two at one of India's best homestays such as Vembanad House, on the banks of Vembanad Lake

Fort Kochi Backpacking Tour
Known as the "Gateway to Kerala", Kochi is an enchanting city that's had an eclectic influence. The Arabs, British, Dutch, Chinese, and Portuguese have all left their mark on the city. Most people recognize Kochi from pictures of the famous Chinese fishing nets that line the waterfront. Fort Kochi is full of architecture and historical sites, and is a marvelous place to stroll around and explore on foot. You can also catch a Kathakali dance performance and get an Ayurvedic treatment.

Varkala Backpacking Tour
The setting of Varkala beach in Kerala is striking enough to take your breath away, with a long winding stretch of cliff and views that extend over the Arabian Sea. A paved footpath runssouth india tour, backpacking tours of south india along the length of the cliff, bordered by coconut palms, quaint shops, beach shacks, hotels, and guest houses. Nestled at the bottom of the cliff is a long stretch of sparkling beach, reached by steps leading down from the cliff top. It's not surprising that Varkala is one of India's best beaches. If you're there during late March/early April, try and catch the temple festival.

Recommended South India Backpacking Tour : The trip, then proceeds to the ‘God’s Own Country’ – Kerala including Kovalam, the ultimate beach resort, the treasure troves of Thiruvananthapuram, spice gardens of Thekkady, houseboat cruising at Kumarakom and Alleppey. The concluding city in Kerala comprises of Cochin famous for its spice route connection and Chinese fishing nets. The16 day tour to the spectacular South then concludes in Karnataka with the idyllic gardens at Bengaluru and mesmerizing Mysore.

Day 01 : Chennai
Day 02 : Chennai – Excursion to Kanchipuram & Mahabalipuram
Day 03 :Chennai – Madurai
Day 04 : Madurai
Day 05 :Madurai – Kanyakumari
Day 06 : Kanyakumari – Kovalam
Day 07 : Kovalam
Day 08 : Kovalam – Trivandrum – Alleppey
Day 09 : Alleppy – Board Houseboat
Day 10 : Kumarakom
Day 11 : Kumarakom - Thekkady
Day 12 : Thekkedy – Cochin – Bangalore
Day 13 : Bangalore
Day 14 : Bangalore – Mysore
Day 15 : Mysore
Day 16 : Mysore - Bangalore

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