Tours to Tamil Nadu and Madurai. Steeped in history and tradition, the cradle of the Dravidian culture. Relatively untouched by foreign invaders, much of the ancient temples survive. Known as the temple state and home to Madurai and the Meenakshi Temple. In this state your will also, find the old French enclave of Pondicherry. Just north of here lies the shore temples of Mamallapuram. The temples of Tamil Nadu have their origin in religious worship and even today continue to color daily life. Visit Kanchipuram, one of the Hindu’ seven sacred cities in India and also famous for silk production.
Madurai, the second largest city of Tamil Nadu, is an important cultural and commercial center. With a history going back to the 6th century BC, it was once the seat of Tamil learning and still the place where the Tamil language is spoken in its purest form. The old city was planned in the shape of a lotus with the Meenakshi temple, the town’s main attraction, at the center. Madurai has long been a center of learning and pilgrimage. Its main event is the 14 day Chithrai festival every April/May.
Tanjore (Thanjavur) located on the eastern coast of Tamil Nadu, Thanjavur has the distinction of having been the capital of the Cholas, one of the greatest dynasties of the south. The Cholas were great temple builders, and Thanjavur bears witness to this, being dotted with no fewer than 74 temples, the most famous of which is the Brahadeeswara temple, a World Heritage Monument. The city is also known for its bronzes, silks, and the famous Tanjore paintings.
Ooty, “The Queen of the Blue Mountains”, lies in the Nilgiri mountain ranges in Tamil Nadu. Set at a height of 2268 meters, Ooty is a town of salubrious climate and scenic beauty. It was developed as a hill station by the British in the 19th century and is famous for its rolling hills and valleys covered with pine and eucalyptus forests, and its tea and coffee plantations.
Shore Temples & The Andaman Islands
14 days from £TBA
MAHABALIPURAM – PORT BLAIR - HAVELOCK ISLAND - COVELONG - CHENNAI
This tour takes you to a part of India that is legendary for its beaches and beauty. You'll spend 14 days exploring the art, religion, and natural beauty of a small archipelago in the Bay of Bengal.MORE
South Indian Tea & Spices Homestay Tour
18 days from £2338.00
BANGALORE - WAYANAD - COORG - COONOOR - MUNNAR - THEKKADY - KUMARAKOM - COCHIN - MUMBAI
Spice Tourism is an upcoming concept and catching up very fast and there is no other state better than Kerala to embark on a spice tour. As is well-known spices are condiments used for their medicinal and more for their aromatic richness. Spices have been an integral part of the Indian lifestyle and cuisine for ages now. To be more preciseMORE
Splendours of the South on the Golden Chariot
10 days from £6086.00
BANGALORE - CHENNAI - MAMALLAPURAM - PONDICHERRY - TANJORE - MADURAI - KANYAKUMARI - THIRUVANANTHAPURAM - KOVALAM - BACKWATERS - COCHIN - BANGALORE
Beautiful beaches, millennia-old temple towns, pristine backwaters, culture and curries... all these attractions await you on this grand train tour across some of the very best travel destinations in South India. Over the course of seven nights and eight days, you will take a voyaMORE
Tamil Nadu Highlights and Coast
16 days from £2847.00
CHENNAI - MAHABALIPURAM - PONDICHERRY - TRANQUEBAR - VELANKANI - TANJORE - TRICHY - KARAIKUDI - MADURAI - COVELONG BEACH - KANCHIPURAM - CHENNAI
This is a very special tour that concentrates mainly on the temple architecture and the coastal wealth of beaches along with the showcase of the city life and the unique features in art and aesthetics. The wonderful experience begins at Chennai, one of the most classically and cultuMORE
Tamil Nadu Temple Tour
14 days from £2684.00
CHENNAI - KANCHIPURAM - MAHABALIPURAM - TIRUVANNAMALAI - PONDICHERRY - GANGAIKONDA - DARASURAM - TANJORE - TRICHY - MADURAI - CHENNAI
The Southern state of Tamil Nadu was ruled by some of the greatest dynasties in India and the numerous temples, with their intricate carvings and amazing architecture, are their legacy which endures and allures even today. This tour is a dive into history and comprehensive insight into a cMORE