£1299pp – South India: 13-night tour inc flights & meals
Discover wildlife hotspots, UNESCO sites and beaches in India's diverse south
Southern India is "the subcontinent's steamy heartland" (Lonely Planet). For £1299 per person, this exclusive 13-night holiday from Lumle Holidays packs in a guided tour of its palaces, temples and national parks, followed by a relaxing beach stay.
- Outbound flight to Bengaluru and return flight from Trivandrum, including checked luggage
- One night at the Radisson Bengaluru City Center
- Two nights at the Radisson Blu Plaza Hotel Mysore, Mysuru
- Two nights at the Fortune Hotel Sullivan Court, Ooty
- Two nights at the Abad Brookside Lakkidi, Wayanad
- Two nights at the Casino Hotel, Kochi
- One night on a houseboat in Alleppey
- Three nights at the Uday Samudra Leisure Beach Hotel & Spa, Kovalam
- Daily breakfast and dinner, plus two lunches
- Group transfers and guided excursions throughout, with a local English-speaking guide, and all entrance fees
Depart from London Heathrow on 3 October, 2019; 22 January; 19 February; 4 March; 27 April; 4 May, 2020.
Travel on select dates November-December, 2019; June-December, 2020, from £1399 per person.
- Bengaluru... India's Garden City, where you'll find picturesque parks, as well as a burgeoning drinking and dining scene, with craft beer joints and independent cafés on almost every corner
- Mysuru... explore its palace, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and the spice stalls in the old bazaar. You'll also head out of town to visit Sri Chamundeshwari Devi Temple
- Mudumalai National Park... take a 4x4 safari in search of elephants and tigers
- Ooty.... you'll ride the Nilgiri Mountain Railway -- a UNESCO-listed narrow-gauge railway that navigates ravines and forested hills -- and visit a tea plantation
- Wayanad… visit the Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary to spot Indian bison, elephants and tigers, before heading to Pookode Lake
- Kochi... one the oldest ports in India and known for its blend of Chinese, European and Indian cultures
- Alleppey... spend the night on a traditional houseboat to discover the region's backwaters
- Kovalam… a resort on a crescent golden-sand beach fringed with palm trees; you'll take an hour-long boat ride on Poovar Lake en route, plus get a Ayurvedic massage at the hotel
- Solo travellers can book the offer from £1898
- Add a 6-night guided tour in north India, visiting Agra, Delhi and Jaipur, including an internal flight to Delhi, for an extra £499 per person
Transfers & baggage
Both are included.
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