Kingdoms and Colonies of Tamil Nadu – India Tours & Travel | Private tour

10 Days
Category:
  • Tiruchirappalli hindu temple Southern India
  • Tanjore-Gangaikonda-Cholapuram
  • Ancient Hindu monolithic rock-cut architecture at Mahabalipuram
  • Detail of the Hindu Kapaleeshwarar Temple, Chennai
  • Cow-and-temple-Southern-India
  • Tamil-Nadu-Colourful-Sarees
  • Tanjore bronze-casting at the Bronze Gallery
  • Playing-cricket-in-the-square-Southern-India
  • Tea plantation in Tamil Nadu
  • Red faced monkey Southern India
  • Palais-de-Mahe-Pondicherry-Southern-India
  • Pondicherry Palais de Mahe terrace
  • Pondicherry-Palais-de-Mahe-courtyard
  • Tanjore Svatma garden
  • Pondicherry-Palais-de-Mahe
  • Tanjore_Svatma_pool

Tamil Nadu bears witness to a rich history of empires and dynasties, each left their mark in stone temples – the state’s major attractions. One can trace the history and the evolution of architecture, dance and music by studying temple motifs, and the age-old traditions and rituals continue to this day – making for a lively, cultural experience. From Tamil Nadu’s sandy beaches to its forested mountains, from temple towns to its tea plantation hill stations, Tamil Nadu can offer a plethora of travel options. In this itinerary, delve into the traditions and trades that allowed ancient kingdoms and colonial powers to vie for lands and commerce in Southern India.

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

  1. Discover Chennai heritage of temples, colonial structures and dance
  2. 
Unravel the mythology carved into Mahabalipuram’s ancient temples
  3. Glimpse Pondicherry’s unique French culture and Auroville’s utopian centre
  4. 
Learn of Tanjore’s craft traditions: from its famous veena string instruments to wooden dolls
  5. Retrace the history of Tamil Nadu’s merchants in Karaikudi and learn their culinary traditions
  6. Witness Madurai’s centuries-old temple and its esoteric rituals
DEPARTURE DATE
To suit you
DURATION 10 days
TOUR COST From $2,900 (plus airfares)
SINGLE SUPPLEMENT
$1,200 Additional
INCLUDED
All transportation as per itinerary
Twin-share accommodation
Transfers to and from hotels as per itinerary
Meals as listed on the itinerary
Entry fees to places of interest as per itinerary
Experienced English speaking local tour guide

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

  • Private tours depart with minimum of 2 clients
  • Land only packages available
  • Tour extensions – before or after tour extensions can be arranged on your behalf
  • Business or premium economy flights can be arranged at an additional cost if available
  • To register your interest in a private tour, a deposit of $500 per person and completed booking forms are required

India is a study in contrasts; a historical backdrop for a modern-day industrial narrative, a traditional outlook co-existing with fresh, global lifestyles, an ensemble of ethnic disparities creating a cohesive, cultural identity. India is a sensory potpourri; of colourful, exuberant scenes and folks, of tangible, delectable cuisines and flavours, of dialects and tongues exchanged like currency and the ebb and flow of a billion people working through their daily routines.

The South Indian peninsula comprising of the Deccan Traps - one of the largest volcanic features on earth created over 60 million years ago that tapers off into the coastal plains - offers an interesting terrain for driving. From winding roads set in rugged mountains to forested slopes and boulder-strewn plains, challenging geography awaits the intrepid adventurer. Tamil Nadu bears witness to a rich history of empires and dynasties, each left their mark in stone temples - the state’s major attractions. One can trace the history and the evolution of architecture, dance and music by studying temple motifs, and the age-old traditions and rituals continue to this day - making for a lively, cultural experience. From Tamil Nadu’s sandy beaches to its forested mountains, from temple towns to its tea plantation hill stations, Tamil Nadu can offer a plethora of travel options. In this itinerary, delve into the traditions and trades that allowed ancient kingdoms and colonial powers to vie for lands and commerce in Southern India.

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

  1. Discover Chennai heritage of temples, colonial structures and dance
  2. Unravel the mythology carved into Mahabalipuram’s ancient temples
  3. Glimpse Pondicherry’s unique French culture and Auroville’s utopian centre
  4. 
Learn of Tanjore’s craft traditions: from its famous veena string instruments to wooden dolls
  5. Retrace the history of Tamil Nadu’s merchants in Karaikudi and learn their culinary traditions
  6. Witness Madurai’s centuries-old temple and its esoteric rituals

Next Steps

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