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South India provides a myriad of opportunity with its 

spectacular temple architecture, serene backwaters and rolling tea hills. A trip to this region may be filled with countless immersive experiences, from traditionally colourful temples to meeting locals in one of the world's oldest living cities. You can take things slow with a visit to Puducherry's stylish boutiques and delicious patisseries or walk through the lush greenery of Kerala. For the more adventurous, a journey to the legendary beaches of the Andaman Islands is unforgettable.

REGION HIGHLIGHTS

  • Witness the spiritual devotion at the Nataraja Temple in Chidambaram

  • Indulge in traditional Tamil cuisine served on a banana leaf

  • Go on a night walk around a hidden island in the Malayattoor forest

  • Observe village life along the backwaters of Alleppey

  • Discover Bylakuppe, the second largest Tibetan settlement outside Tibet

  • Go shopping in the chic boutiques of Puducherry

TEMPLE TOWNS OF TAMIL NADU

Journey through the historical cities and towns of Tamil Nadu, exploring the devotion and celebration of the Hindu religion. Witness age-old traditions in spectacular temples and spend time exploring opulent Chettinadu mansions before settling down for an authentic feast on a banana leaf. The chic lifestyle boutiques and cafes of Puducherry are also a real highlight. 

Best time to visit: December - March

Private tailormade tour price from:

£2,100 per person

(including return economy flights, all transfers, experiences and accommodation)

  • Chennai (Taj Connemara)

  • Pondicherry (Maison Perumal)

  • Thanjavur (Svatma)

  • Chettinad (Saratha Vilas)

  • Madurai (Heritage)

  • Dindigul (Rajakkad Estate)

  • Day 1 - Depart UK

  • Day 2 - Morning at leisure on arrival. Afternoon city sightseeing (Overnight Taj Connemara)

  • Day 3 - Transfer to Pondicherry, visit Mahabalipuram en route. Afternoon street food tour (Overnight Maison Perumal)

  • Day 4 - Morning visit to Auroville followed by afternoon Pondicherry town sightseeing (Overnight Maison Perumal)

  • Day 5 - Transfer to Thanjavur, visit Chidambaram temple en route.  (Overnight Svatma)

  • Day 6 - Morning Thanjavur sightseeing. Later transfer to Chettinad for afternoon at leisure (Overnight Saratha Vilas)

  • Day 7 - Chettinad sightseeing including a traditional lunch at The Bangala (Overnight Saratha Vilas)

  • Day 8 - Transfer to Madurai. Afternoon visit to local markets. Evening visit to Meenkashi Temple (Overnight Heritage)

  • Day 9 - Transfer to Rajakkad Estate. Afternoon relaxation ot activities at the hotel (Overnight Rajakkad Estate)

  • Day 10 - Day at leisure to enjoy optional hotel activities including river walks (Overnight Rajakkad Estate)

  • Day 11 - Transfer back to Madurai to catch flight to Chennai. Remainder of the day at leisure (Overnight Trident)

  • Day 12 - Depart Chennai

SANDALWOOD SOUTH AND BEACH

Travel through the compelling region of Karnataka and northern Kerala where historic sites sit side by side with wild jungles and coffee plantations. This is a unique exploration of the south, away from the busier locations associated with this half of India. This journey offers visitors the perfect combination of culture, nature and coastal relaxation.

Best time to visit: December - March

Private tailormade tour price from:

£2,600 per person

(including return economy flights, all transfers, experiences and accommodation)

  • Bangalore (Oberoi)

  • Mysore (Metropole)

  • Coorg (Evolve Back)

  • Nileshwaram (Neeleshwar Hermitage)

  • Day 1 - Depart UK

  • Day 2 - Morning at leisure on arrival. Afternoon city sightseeing (Overnight Oberoi)

  • Day 3 - Morning visit to the colourful flower market. Later city sightseeing by autorickshaw (Overnight Oberoi)

  • Day 4 - Transfer to Mysore, visit Srirangapatna. Afternoon at leisure (Overnight Metropole)

  • Day 5 - Morning culinary tour with an expert followed by city sightseeing (Overnight Metropole)

  • Day 6 - Transfer to Coorg. Afternoon visit to Bylakuppe Tibetan Settlement (Overnight Evolve Back Coorg)

  • Day 7 - Day at leisure or activities at the resort including a coracle boat and plantation walk (Overnight Evolve Back Coorg)

  • Day 8 - Transfer to the coast. Afternoon at leisure to enjoy the beach (Overnight Neeleshwar Hermitage)

  • Day 9 -  Day at leisure to enjoy the beach (Overnight Neeleshwar Hermitage)

  • Day 10 - Day at leisure to enjoy the beach (Overnight Neeleshwar Hermitage)

  • Day 11 - Day at leisure to enjoy the beach (Overnight Neeleshwar Hermitage)

  • Day 12 - Transfer to Mangalore for flight to Bangalore. Afternoon at leisure (Overnight Taj Bangalore)

  • Day 13 - Depart Bangalore 

A QUIET KERALAN JOURNEY

Leave the hustle and bustle behind and travel to one of India's most picturesque states. Rather than follow the usual circuit, take a slower path and enjoy small boutique hotels and hidden landscapes. This journey through 'God's Own Country' is the perfect antidote to a busy lifestyle and really does allow for pure escapism with a touch of adventure. 

Best time to visit: December - March

Private tailormade tour price from:

£2,350 per person

(including return economy flights, all transfers, experiences and accommodation)

  • Kochi (Old Harbour)

  • Malayattor (Quiet by the River)

  • Munnar (Windermere Estate)

  • Alleppey (Traditional Houseboat)

  • Maraikulam (Marari Beach Resort)

  • Day 1 - Depart UK

  • Day 2 - Afternoon at leisure after arrival (Overnight Old Harbour Hotel)

  • Day 3 - Kochi city sightseeing, including a food tour and visit to local vegetable market (Overnight Old Harbour)

  • Day 4 - Transfer to Malayattor, including a canoe trip to reach the hotel lodge (Overnight Quiet by the River)

  • Day 5 - Activities at the hotel including a night walk and a stargazing experience (Overnight Quiet by the River)

  • Day 6 - Transfer to the hill station of Munnar. Afternoon walk through the tea plantations (Overnight Windermere Estate)

  • Day 7 - Munnar town sightseeing and local walks in the area (Overnight Windermere Estate)

  • Day 8 - Transfer to the backwaters to board a traditional houseboat. Afternoon cruise. (Overnight Houseboat)

  • Day 9 - Morning disembark the boat and transfer to the beach (Overnight Marari Beach Resort)

  • Day 10 - Day at leisure to enjoy the beach (Overnight Marari Beach Resort)

  • Day 11 - Day at leisure to enjoy the beach (Overnight Marari Beach Resort)

  • Day 12 - Depart Cochin

CULTURE & BEACHES OF THE ANDAMAN ISLANDS

Travel across the Bay of Bengal to reach the breathtakingly beautiful far flung coastline of the Andaman Islands. After a long journey, visitors will be rewarded with pristine golden beaches, lush green forests and forgotten historical architecture. To compliment the trip, there is also time to explore Chennai, a city that combines the contemporary with the traditional.

Best time to visit: January - April

Private tailormade tour price from:

£2,900 per person

(including return economy flights, all transfers, experiences and accommodation)

  • Chennai (Taj Connemara)

  • Port Blair (Sinclair's Bay View)

  • Havelock Island (Jalakara)

  • Havelock Island  (Barefoot Resort)

  • Chennai (Trident)

  • Day 1 - Depart UK

  • Day 2 - Morning arrival. Afternoon Chennai sightseeing (Taj Connemara)

  • Day 3 - Morning at leisure followed by afternoon street food trail with an expert (Overnight Taj Connemara)

  • Day 4 - Flight to Port Blair. Afternoon sightseeing including a visit to Ross Island (Overnight Sinclair's Bay View)

  • Day 5 - Ferry to Havelock Island. Afternoon at leisure to settle into the hotel (Overnight Jalakara)

  • Day 6 - Spend the day exploring the rural interior by bike or scooter (Overnight Jalakara)

  • Day 7 - Transfer to beach side hotel followed by time at leisure (Overnight Barefoot Resort)

  • Day 8 - Day at leisure to enjoy the beach (Overnight Barefoot Resort)

  • Day 9 - Day at leisure to enjoy the beach (Overnight Barefoot Resort)

  • Day 10 - Day at leisure to enjoy the beach (Overnight Barefoot Resort)

  • Day 11 - Ferry back to Port Blair. Afternoon at leisure (Overnight Sinclair's Bay View)

  • Day 12 - Flight to Chennai. Afternoon at leisure (Trident)

  • Day 13 - Depart Chennai

For an in-depth day to day itinerary or for a trip completely tailored to you, please contact us via phone or email. 

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