Best of South India
- 13 Days
- Bangalore | Mysore | Nagarhole National Park | Chennai | Pondicherry | Thanjavur | Karaikudi | Madurai
- Wildlife at Nagarhole National Park
- Mysore Palace
- French town of Pondicherry
- Brihadeshwar Temple
- Meenakshi Temple
Calling the southern part of India, the ‘sauna’ of the country won’t be too heretical. The five major states of India, lie below the belly of the country and plunge into the ocean- Bay of Bengal to the east, Arabian Sea to the west and the Indian ocean to the south. In this trip, we offer a tryst with the best parts of this vast region. Definitely more culturally rich, South India is heavy on ancient temples.
Unlike spiritual seekers who come only with devotional fervour, the traveller will be enthralled by the history and longstanding traditions that these temples showcase. We wend through the largest and oldest temple complexes, and then change the vibe by visiting an erstwhile French town. Karaikudi in Chettinad is a highlight for its ancient homes of the trading community, and focusses on tile making and weaving. You do touch the two most important cities of South India – Bangalore and Chennai, which are a perfect blend of a teeming metropolis that still keep their traditions intact.
Pondicherry – Thanjavur : This morning, we drive to Thanjavur, a veritable stop for ancient temples of the region. Enroute, we briefly stop at Chidambaram, Gangaikondacholapuram and Darasuram.
Arrive at Thanjavur by late afternoon and settle in for the day.
Rest of the day is spent at leisure.
|October – March:||Winter months, recommended to travel|
|Mid April – June:||Summer months, when it is moderately hot in April, but May and June are avoidable.|
|July – September:||Monsoon months where trips are doable.|