The southern region of India holds a rich historical significance and is famous for the ancient Hindu temples of Tamilnadu and Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka’s aromatic forests of sandalwood, the UNESCO Heritage sites of Hampi and Badami, National Parks of Bandipur and Nagarhole, and the charming old French colonial cities, astonishing rock-cut temples, and deeply spiritual people that make south India so charming yet unexpected. Kerala on the other hand, offers serene backwaters cruises, verdant hill stations, tea-plantations, authentic food, Ayurvedic treatments, and exotic wildlife that will leave you speechless. Begin your journey to the heart of South India and Kerala with Active India for an amazing travel experience and the best planning advice.
15 Days •from $2,215
Trek through the lush Western Ghats and tea plantations, scale Meesapulimala Peak, explore wildlife at the Periyar National Park, take a cruise over backwaters, soak in the beauty of Munnar and unwind at the Kovalam beach, in this action-packed adventure. Set off on an exciting trek through the hills, forests, villages and tea plantations with...
15 Days •from $2,290
Explore the ancient temples of Mahabalipuram, Madurai and Kanchipuram, enjoy the unique culture of Pondicherry, learn about the history and art of Thanjavur, savor the beauty of the Kerala backwaters and discover local handicrafts in this comprehensive heritage tour of South India. Discover the exquisite carvings and architecture of the World...
Self-Guided option available
7 Days •from $935
Discover the city of Kochi, explore backwaters on a houseboat in Alleppey, go birding at the Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary and relax on the pristine Marari beach in this tranquil tour of Kerala. Take a guided tour of Fort Kochi and admire the unique architecture of the town. Spot a variety of local and migratory birds at the serene Kumarakom Bird...
10 Days •from $1,495
Explore the city of Kochi, soak in the beauty of Munnar, discover the spice plantations of Thekkady, take a nature walk at the Periyar National Park, stay at a houseboat in Alleppey and relax at the Marari beach, in this exciting Kerala family adventure. Take a guided tour through Fort Kochi and admire the unique architecture of the town. Get...
12 Days •from $1,730
Roam the historic city of Kochi, visit the Meenakshi Temple in Madurai, spot birds at the Periyar National Park, savour a houseboat cruise over the backwaters and unwind on the beaches of Kovalam in this comprehensive tour of Kerala. Explore Kochi and visit historical landmarks such as Fort Kochi, Dutch Palace and the Synagogue. Appreciate the...
20 Days •from $3,185
This fascinating journey through India’s Deep South focuses on sights that showcase striking architecture, culture and faith and provides opportunities to enjoy staying at hill stations, visiting exotic temples, palaces and wildlife reserves and appreciate beauty of the Kerala Backwaters while cruising on houseboats and relishing Indian cuisine...
14 Days •from $2,600
Go on a safari at the Nagarhole and Bandipur National Parks, trek through the jungle at the Periyar National Park, visit the picturesque hill stations of Ooty and Munnar, explore the backwaters of Alleppey and walk through spice gardens in this tour of Kerala’s natural treasures. Spot the elusive Royal Bengal Tiger and other wildlife at the...
11 Days •from $1,695
Discover the heritage of Kochi, stay at an ancestral farm, soak in the beauty of Munnar, walk through the spice plantations of Thekkady, explore the Periyar National Park and relax at the Varkala beach in this experiential tour of Kerala. Visit the historic monuments of Kochi and enjoy a sunset cruise on the Arabian Sea. Drive to the foothills of...
13 Days •from $2,995
This tour is a rewarding two-week discovery of all the best that this beautiful and green south-western corner of India has to offer. Get close to real Kerala with an off-the-beaten-track two-wheeled exploration of its back-roads and byways, and of course, some well-deserved relaxation on a tropical beach.
Self-Guided option available
14 Days •from $3,280
Despite being less visited compared to the north, South India is no less exciting and vibrant. Its astonishingly diverse scenery, architecture, culture and the people are a pleasure to experience. This fascinating bicycle journey through India’s tropical south is a perfect holiday for biking enthusiasts and trekkers alike.
Self-Guided option available
This was an Exceptional holiday, that exceeded my expectations. The tour Guides were fantastic, nothing was to much trouble for them, they made this trip special.
After many years of wanting to visit India, Active India was recommended by some friends who had made a similar trip last year. From the outset this company was excellent from the planning and fine tuning of our special holiday right through the trip until its conclusion. Drivers and guides were excellent and hotels were as we had booked- some good 3 stars and some beautiful havelis and 4 stars. The company even had a whatsapp group set up to provide instant help with anything that came up. We travelled through Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Himachal Pradesh and Kerala. It was a fascinating and richly cultural experience. Active India is an excellent company which has been in existence for 20 years and we would highly recommend them.
This is the second trip we’ve done through Active India and with good reason. They are very flexible and responsive tailoring our trip specifically following my requests in advance but adding their suggestions advice and expertise of the areas we visited. All team members from all offices checked ahead to ensure everything went smoothly and were on hand if it didn’t (which was rare). They even set up a WhatsApp group so I had confidence and contact should I need it at all times. Everyone from the managing director down cared that we had the best time smoothly run to itinerary and that really matters. It’s what sets them ahead of other tour companies. Highly recommend as I have utmost trust and faith in this company following 2 successful wonderful trips to 2 completely different areas in amazing India. So it’s thank you to Ravi Tickoos Heena and all the team but for me it’s a special thanks to Priya who always goes above and beyond.