South India Real Food Adventure

07/11/2020 through 12/08/2020
07/11/2020 through 12/20/2020
Intrepid Travel

South India Real Food Adventure

Discover the incredible flavours of southern India on this Real Food Adventure. Dine on idli and parotta, stroll through plantations of coffee, tea and spices, join a passionate local food guide for a tasting tour of Madurai and cook up a storm in Kochi before heading to the mecca of biryani, Hyderabad. Stay in a heritage mansion in Kandukathan, discover life (and food) on the Kerala backwaters and go searching for wildlife in Periyar National Park. You will relish every day and every meal of this delicious ten-day trip through the southern heart of India.

Activities

  • Kochi – Cooking Class & dinner
  • Kochi – Dutch Palace
  • Kochi – Jewish Synagogue
  • Kerala Backwaters – Pole boat ride
  • Periyar – Spice plantation visit
  • Periyar – Guided nature walk
  • Karaikudi – Village walk
  • Madurai – Sri Meenakshi Temple guided tour
  • Madurai – Sri Meenakshi Temple
  • Madurai – Walking tour
  • Hyderabad – Orientation walk
  • Hyderabad – Street food crawl
  • Hyderabad – Golconda fort

Highlights

  • Taste the true heart of India through its food – explore the ingredients, flavours and tastes that are key to southern Indian food.
  • Head deep into the Periyar National Park in search of elephants, deer, tigers or gaur (buffalo), and stop by Thekkady on your way to tour the tea and spice plantations.
  • Get a truly local insight into Madurai’s singular street food scene guided by a passionate local guide, who will take you on an included street food crawl around the city.
  • Learn about Chettinad cuisine an impressive nineteenth century mansion – the Chettiars have a reputation of eating like kings, and you will be no different!
  • Discover the influence of Islam in Hyderabad and feast on one of India’s most famous cuisines, especially the renowned Hyderabadi Biryani – arguably the best in the country.
  • Please provide your full name exactly as it appears on your passport at the time of booking (including any middle names listed on your passport) for flight tickets. Ticketing fees may apply for amendments to details within 45 days of departure, and in some cases you will be required to cover the cost of issuing a new ticket

Itinerary

Day 1 Kochi
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Day 2 Kochi
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Day 3 Kerala Backwaters Homestay
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Day 4 Periyar
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Day 5 Periyar
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Day 6 Kandukathan
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Day 7 Madurai
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Day 8 Hyderabad
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Day 9 Hyderabad
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Day 10 Hyderabad
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