Here you can find the day-to-day description for South India 'on a Shoestring'.
Any extensions for this tour can be found at the bottom of this page.
|2||Bangalore - Mysore||Mysore|
|4||Bus||Mysore - Wayanad||Wayanad|
|5||Bus, Train||Wayanad - Kozhikode - Kochi||Kochi|
|7||Boat, Bus||Kochi - Alleppey via motorboat cruise||Alleppey|
|8||Bus||Alleppey - Periyar National Park||Periyar National Park|
|9||Bus||Periyar National Park||Periyar National Park|
|10||Bus||Periyar National Park - Madurai||Madurai|
|12||Bus||Madurai - Trichy - Thanjavur||Thanjavur|
|13||Bus||Thanjavur - Pondicherry||Pondicherry|
|14||Bus||Pondicherry - Mamallapuram||Mamallapuram|
|16||Mamallapuram||End of tour|
Wayanad is a nice place to go walking along the rice fields. This is a good way to experience the life of the locals in this lush, wooded area.
Madurai is also a great place to look around for bronze statues, carpets and other souvenirs. You can stroll through the market and perhaps purchase some religious trinkets.
The Pondicherry Museum is a good place to find sculptures, archaeological findings and memorabilia of the French settlers. The local market is well worth a visit too. Here you can buy many items including fish, fruit and vegetables. You can also look around the flower market where you will find flower garlands and wreaths.