A South India discovery tour that introduces you to the classic sites of the southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu. As you venture into this region of India you discover towering temples, colonial influences, art centres and rural life . Your tour starts in the temple town of Madurai. Next, venture into quiet and quaint area of Dindigul, a path lesser known region ideal for relaxation and taking a closer look at Indian village life. Your stay here is at idyllic Rajakkad Estate. Proceed to Thanjavur – the arts and architecture centre of the region with a plethora of temples to explore. Spend the following night in the peaceful village of Tranquebar on Bungalow on the beach.Continue to Pondicherry, a former French colony until 1954. A walking tour of this colonial town is insightful. Your tour ends with a three nights relaxing stay in Mahabalipuram. Explore its Shore Temples, a World Heritage site and capture the sunset along the shores of Bay of Bengal.
This South India tour can be taken as is or discuss your preferences with us to create your tailor made holiday to South India. Consider extending the tour to neighbouring state of Kerala.
Fly to Madurai via Chennai.
Afternoon arrive Madurai. Afternoon at leisure. Evening visit to Sri Meenakshi Temples complex to witness the extraordinary ‘going to bed’ ceremony dedicated to Lord Shiva.
Drive to Dindigul. Evening at leisure at the estate. First of two nights here.
Drive to Tanjore, a centre for South Indian art, architecture and religion with a plethora of temples and a Royal Palace to explore. First of two nights here.
Drive to Tanjore, a centre for South Indian art, architecture and religion with a plethora of temples and a Royal Palace to explore. First of two nights here
Explore the famous temples.
Drive to Tranquebar enroute visiting Dharasuram and Kumbakonam temples. Afternoon at leisure to explore Tranquebar
Drive to the former French colony of Pondicherry. The town still holds a strong French influence with cobbled streets and colonial style houses. Afternoon at leisure or consider a visit to Auroville, a centre promoting peace and harmony being run by like minded individuals coming from various parts of world. First of two nights here
Take a walking tour of this colonial town starting from the old sea front beach road enroute visiting the Catholic churches and the 19th century botanical gardens.
Drive to Mahabalipuram. Evening at leisure. First of two nights here.
Morning sightseeing of Mahabalipuram includes a visit to the ancient Shore Temples and rock carvings. Afternoon at leisure or opt in for Chennai sightseeing tour
Day at leisure.
Fly back home.
This new tour takes in the incredible locations where the film ‘Vi....
An extraordinary journey, a unique experience in the Indian state of....
This cultural holiday to North India starts with the holy city of Am....
On this extraordinary tour you journey from the cool misty hills of ....
The events in 1857 led to the bloodiest uprising in parts of India and the very fate of the Briti....
Discover on this tour, the rich temple history of the southern state....
This is a fantastic tour that takes in all iconic sights of India....
A concise tour combining the iconic Taj Mahal, the spectacular Khaju....
A highly popular first timer trip to India designed to give the best....
Ideal for couples and honeymooners, this journey starts with the bus....
Dramatic landscapes, a plateau surrounded by Himalayan peaks and an ....
A perfect tour if you are sure you want to simply explore the key cl....
This brilliant South India tour from the Coromandel coast in the east to the Malabar coast in the....
Time your visit to India during the month of March and witness the f....
There is a reason why we have counted it in one of our favourites. Quite simply put, this extraor....
An ideal holiday to Rajasthan to explore and relax amidst waves of s....
Rajasthan- one of the most colourful regions in India- also called t....
Definitely one of the most extraordinary tailormade holidays to Indi....
With India’s leading luxury train, Maharajas Express, you can emba....
Discover Myanmar’s cultural gold mine with its Bagan plains strewn....
This fabulous tour is ideal for those looking to combine culture and....
Embark on a journey offering a unique and unforgettable experience a....
This tour of sheer indulgence and luxury gives you an opportunity to....
A trip of a lifetime offering a unique opportunity to witness the mo....
A luxury break to Kerala to spend idyllic days along serene stretche....
Steeped in rich and varied history, Iran is the birthplace of one of....
Bhutan, the serene mountain kingdom. Untouched by modernity still re....
This extraordinary tour offers a fascinating blend of colonial histo....
This tour offers a fascinating blend of colonial history, Indian Her....
It can be daunting thinking of your next family holiday and maybe yo....
A leisurely luxury journey to a part of India famed for its tranquil....
A South India discovery tour that introduces you to the classic site....
On this incredible journey, explore colourful and vibrant Kolkata, b....
Famed for its tranquil streches of serene backwaters, lush hill stat....
For centuries, East of India attracted the British, Dutch and Portuguese to establish trading cen....
A perfect introduction to the rich historical and cultural past of I....
An alternative Christmas break sourrounded by historic monuments and....
An interesting and exciting odyssey through the best sights, cultura....
Start your boutique journey in Colombo where your stay is at Maniump....
We would love to hear from you, whether it is to find out more about our current tours, or if you would like create your own personal tour. Give us a call or simply fill out your details and questions in the form.
One of our destination specialists will review your questions and will revert to you within 48 hours, either with a proposed itinerary or answers to your queries.