Witness the sublime beauty of South India!
South India has something for everyone. Discover a colonial port town, stand in awe of majestic tea covered hills, laze about on the backwaters, explore rural villages and relax on one of Kerala’s world famous beaches. Starting from Mumbai, this 15 day tour package takes guests through the best of Kerala, the south India state that National Geographic Traveller has named one of the “50 places to see in a lifetime,” and one of the “ten paradises of the world.” You’ll see why when you visit this charming, friendly, and laid-back part of India.
But we’ll also take you further and deeper into South India. We’ll visit rural Karnataka where guests will stay at a family home. Learn about village life as you spend two days in this coconut and fish filled tropical paradise. A mix of must-see sights such as the colonial port city of Kochi, the tea plantations of Munnar and numerous opportunities for local interaction make this tour the ideal choice to gain a full picture of South India.
Our mission is to improve the quality of lives in the communities where we work. Like all of our tours, 80% of the profits fund Reality Gives, our education NGO based in Dharavi (Mumbai) and Sanjay Colony (Delhi). Thank you for supporting our programs by signing up for the tour!
Reeling in Chinese fishing nets with the local fisherman and catching a traditional Kathakali dance performance are only two of the many adventures you will have in colonial Kochi!
Spend some time with local farmers and visit their tea plantation as well as the factory where the world famous tea is made!
Kick back, relax, and enjoy the view as “God’s own country” drifts past your houseboat as you slowly make your way through the Alleppey Backwaters.
Visit a traditional village just across the Kerala state border. This is the perfect introduction to the village life (and the home of our Founder).
After a whirlwind 10 days, spend some time relaxing on the beach, taking part in some water activities, or do some shopping.
My 10-day Kerala tour was the highlight of my 6-week visit to India. Travelling with Krishna (our guide) was great fun and his interactions with the people we met along the way opened them up to us so we felt we got inside the “real” India rather than just seeing the tourist facade.
If you are wondering if you should go on a Kerala trip with Reality or not… I’m telling you- you should! I will remember the trip for the rest of my life. It is very well organized, you will see and experience all the important things in Kerala in a very interesting, but still quite relaxed manner. With relaxed I mean not crazy-hectic-touristic manner, but the days are still nicely busy. The trip offers it all, palaces, gardens, beaches, mountains, nice guest houses, run by kind and warm people, good food (and an opportunity to learn how to eat with your hands!), comfortable traveling. But the best of it is the heart and soul of Reality Tours- the guide(s). Not only you get guiding at palaces and temples. You get stories of India, stories of people and stories of life. One of the best trips I have ever had! Thank you so much!
We didn’t feel much like a tourist but more travellers. It was great to see and experience culture and activities that we wouldn’t have been able to on our own. Overall the tour and the guide gave us confidence to travel in India again in the future. Krishna is a great guide and I would happily do another trip with him. He really is an asset.