South India: Temples and Tropical Landscapes
Experience the rich culture of scenic South India through its fascinating art, architecture, and rituals in a slew of World Heritage Sites. Feast your eyes on lush, tropical landscapes, rice paddies, sugar cane, coconut groves, and colourful villages as you travel along the shores of the Indian Ocean and the Arabian Sea.
Discover grand temples, testaments to the great cultural opulence left behind by vanished dynasties. Delight in the French colonial vibe of Pondicherry and marvel at the restored courtyard mansions of Chettinad. Immerse yourself in the lush plantations of Periyar and learn to prepare a meal with the freshest of spices.
Savour the culinary traditions of the south; aromatic cuisines with an abundance of fresh vegetables and lightly spiced with influences of the merchants from around the word who came here to trade and left their mark on the regional cuisines.