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16 Day Southern India, A Spiritual Culture

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16 days

Tour Type

Daily Tour

Group Size

20 people




Thanks to our small group size, we can get to the heart of our destination, visit places that other tours miss, and get to know the locals.


  • Visit the UNESCO site of Mahabalipuram, an ancient archaeological wonder rising on a rocky outcrop
  • In Kanchipuram, "City of a Thousand Temples," tour the Ekambareswarar and Kailasanathar Temples
  • Exclusive visit to a traditional silk weaving factory - meet with artists and learn how to drape and wear a sari
  • Journey to enchanting Pondicherry, a former French settlement that retains its carefree French atmosphere
  • At serene Auroville, visit the Meditation Center inspired by the teachings of the Indian yogi Sri Aurobindo
  • Witness pilgrims immersing themselves in a ritual bath at Amma Mandapam on the banks of the river
  • Tour the spectacular Maratha Palace with its priceless collections of Chola bronzes and stone carvings
  • View the impressive UNESCO listed Lord Brihadeeswarar Temple, a magnificent architectural achievement
  • In vibrant Madurai on the banks of the Vaigai River, view the 1000-year old Meenakshi Temple
  • Visit the Gandhi Museum dedicated to this remarkable man lovingly called the "Father of the Nation"
  • Spend two nights at Periyar National Park, the best-known sanctuary in South India, home to Bengal tigers
  • Attend a colorful Kathakali Dance performance that combines storytelling with music and physical strength
  • Visit the Paradesi Synagogue in Kochi the oldest existing Jewish synagogue in India
  • Specially arranged cooking class in Kochi reveals some of the secrets of Indian cuisine
  • In Alleppey, board a houseboat that cruises along the intricate network of canals, lakes, lagoons and rivers


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DAY 1, Monday - Depart for India

DAY 2, Tuesday - Arrive in Chennai

DAY 3, Wednesday - Government Museum, St. Basilica Church, Marina Beach

DAY 4, Thursday - Kanchipuram, “City of a Thousand Temples”, Silk Weaving Artisans

DAY 5, Friday - Mahabalipuram’s Temples

DAY 6, Saturday - Pondicherry's French Quarter, Auroville Meditation Center, Paper Factory

DAY 7, Sunday - Chidambaram Temples, Thanjavur, Maratha Palace

DAY 8, Monday - Brihadeeswarar Temple, Amma Mandapam, Ranganathaswamy Temple

DAY 9, Tuesday - Chettinad’s Palaces, Ghandi Museum

DAY 10, Wednesday - Madurai's Temples, Thirumalai Nayakkar Palace, Madurai’s Bazaars

DAY 11, Thursday - Periyar National Park, Spice Plantation

DAY 12, Friday - Periyar National Park

DAY 13, Saturday - Alleppey Back Waters, Houseboat Cruise, Kochi

DAY 14, Sunday - Home Hosted Cooking Class, Kathakali Dance Performance

DAY 15, Monday - Mattancherry Dutch Palace, Paradesi Synagogue, Farewell Dinner

DAY 16, Tuesday - Depart India


  • 14 nights accommodations
  • 2 nights Chennai
  • 2 nights Mahabalipuram
  • 1 night Pondicherry
  • 2 nights Thanjavur
  • 2 nights Madurai
  • 2 nights Periyar National Park
  • 3 nights Kochi
  • Hotel taxes, fees & service charges
  • Hotel porterage
  • All transfers included only with airfare purchase on package arrival & departure dates†
  • 30 meals: 14 breakfasts, 9 lunches, 7 dinners with wine♦
  • Sightseeing per itinerary in modern air-conditioned vehicles
  • Services of English-speaking tour manager throughout
  • Comprehensive, guided sightseeing and entrance fees per itinerary
  • Comfortable wireless earphones for enhanced touring
  • Active itinerary with unique cultural features
  • ♦Due to regional laws, hotels and restaurants will not serve alcoholic beverages on the first day of the month and certain holidays. On these days, no wine or beer will be included with dinner

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