In this selection of holiday itineraries in southern India you’ll likely to cover one or two of the southern states of India: Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Goa and Karnataka. They are easily connected by flight, train or car.
Kerala is both striking and fascinating. The south and central parts have the well-known highlights, but discover the north and you’re in for a quieter and arguably more authentically Keralan experience. Karnataka is picking up the pace on its way to become one of India’s most vibrant destinations, with its large and cosmopolitan capital city, Bangalore, Hampi with its famous boulders, the coffee plantations of Coorg and the marvellous palaces of Mysore. The rural areas have plenty to tempt you away from the capital too.
Tamil Nadu is most frequently visited for its hundreds of distinctive temples that will take your breath away. With beach towns, hill stations and peaceful spiritual destinations within its borders, it’s a fantastic all-rounder. Goa’s reputation precedes itself as a top-notch beach destination in India and a perfect place to end a holiday.
A Journey from Hyderabad to Cochin
Take a diverse journey through Telangana, Karnataka and Kerala with cities, homestays and wildlife experiences, travelling by plane, train and private vehicle.
Birds of South India
A journey through India's South, filled with wildlife encounters, bird watching, stunning scenery and an insight into rural life.
Explore Tamil Nadu with Keralan Beach
Take a journey through rural Tamil Nadu and visit some of the oldest cities in India. Finish on a remote beach in Kerala.
Family Kerala Vacation
Family-friendly activities and properties paced to avoid long travel times but to embrace a diverse array of landscapes and ways of life.
In depth Tamil Nadu
An immersive journey through Tamil Nadu, taking time to explore the famous sites but also getting away from the crowds in rural Dindigul and Chettinad.
Experience the best of Kerala over three weeks, from the backwaters to cities, from plantations to beaches.
Kerala in Style
Two weeks travelling through Kerala in top notch hotels, relaxing and interesting in equal measure.
Offbeat & Active South India
A remote journey through southern India, really focusing on getting you off-the-beaten track with some adventure thrown in too.
Palaces and Palms
Combine the best of Rajasthan, Agra and Delhi in the north with the backwaters and beaches of Kerala in the south.
Relax and Rejuvenate in Kerala
Experience Kerala in this relaxing and rejuvenating holiday. You'll cover the main areas with a great beach stay too.
South India Explorer
This trip of just over three weeks sees you take in culture, wildlife, beach, homestays and cultural cities; an immersive journey through south India.
Undiscovered Northern Kerala
Explore the best of beautiful northern Kerala: all the south has to offer in a far more peaceful and off the tourist trail style.
Varied Landscapes of South India
Journey from Hyderabad to Mumbai on a route away from the tourist trail across unique landscapes, dabbling in local cuisines.
Wild Karnataka and Beach
Get off the tourist trail and overland through rural Karnataka to the key UNESCO world heritage sites, rural plantations and Nagarhole National park and finish on the beach in Goa.