Asia Forums

Start a new topic Change Forum
Advanced search

Rough South India Itinerary - comments appreciated

Jump to last reply

I'm planning our 8 to 10 week trip to India starting mid January next year. There are three parts to our trip:

1. The South (details below)
2. Goa for a couple of weeks in rental villa(s)
3. Golden Triangle/Varansi - plus Kathmandu or Darjeeling or TBD

For the most part I do most of the travel planning myself and I have a good sense of areas #2 and #3 (above) but the south is all new to me. A friend directed me to an agent who supposedly is an expert and get great deals, etc, etc. I introduced myself to her via email this week, with some background on how we travel/what we're interested in/etc, and assumed we would further the conversation by phone. Today I received a rough outline (her words) of an itinerary for the South portion (26 days)

Here it is......as mentioned I'm a newbie so would appreciate comments - I've highlighted the key sightseeing suggested in the itinerary. It assumes a car/driver - no hotels at this point.

I know from looking at it that there are too many 2-night stays for us - we prefer to travel more slowly. Also I am a little surprised at just a day houseboat trip in Kerala, as opposed to overnight(s). I am now immersing myself in information regarding this itinerary and would appreciate any comments

2 Nights Chennai
Fort St. George/San Thome Church/Kapaleeswarar Temple
2 nights Mahabalipuram
Shore Temple/Arjuana's Penance and Cave Temple
Kanchipuram excursion - day
2 nights Pondichery
Sightseeing Pondichery
return to Chennai and fly to Madurai
2 nights Madurai
Meenakshi Temple/Thirumalai Nayak Palace
2 nights Periyar
National Park - nature walk/boat tour on lake Periyar
3 nights Kumarakom
Bird Sanctuary visit and house boat trip - separate days
2 nights Cochin
Harbour City Tour/Dutch Palace, Synagogue and fishing net
2 nights Athirapally
Water Fall visit
2 nights Ooty
Narrow Gauge Railway opportunity/Botanical Garden
2 nights Wayanad
Edakkal Caves
2 nights Mysore
Maharaja's Palace/Chmundi Hills
2 nights Bangalore
Lalbagh/Tipu Sultan's Palace/Vidhan Soudha and Bull Temple
Fly to Goa

Thanks!

13 Replies |Back to top

| Add a Reply

Sign in to comment.

Recent Activity

View all Asia activity »
  1. 1 Help with Myanmar Itinerary 15 nights
  2. 2 Bangkok/Phuket hotel and suggestions to do?
  3. 3 How safe is it for US Citizens in Hat Yai and Violence in Southern Thailand
  4. 4 Angkor Wat tour guide recommedations
  5. 5 Thailand - what to wear in November, and, cosmetics
  6. 6 Trip Report RHKKMKs---Just to be copy cats
  7. 7 Xian - Make your own warriors?
  8. 8 What to pack? For Burma and Thailand
  9. 9 Trip Report Kyoto and beyond - 9 days trip in April 2014
  10. 10 Trip Report We recommend our Seoul serviced apartment
  11. 11 Trip Report Japan and Hong Kong, September 2014
  12. 12 Trip Report Japan & Korea - A little of this, a little of that
  13. 13 Vietnam Visa on Arrival - Help
  14. 14 Overnight trek to Mine Thauk Village?
  15. 15 Elephants and Tigers (no bears), oh my.
  16. 16 Trip Report Belated 2012 Trip Report - Two Weeks in South Korea
  17. 17 Custom made women's wool slacks in Seoul
  18. 18 Bali and Java - 24 September to 23 October 2014
  19. 19 Looking for input on honeymoon itinerary
  20. 20 Trip Report A trip to Mahabaleshwar (India)
  21. 21 Kashmir today
  22. 22 Trip Report Vietnam Trip Report: March 2014
  23. 23 Yikes! How to get a Visa to India??
  24. 24 Vietnam - In Search of Accessible Nature
  25. 25 Heading to Koh Lipe, missing the boat. So need to spend the night.
View next 25 » Back to the top