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New! Tailor Made India: Mysteries of the South (2017)

Luxury Tailor Made Travel: A private journey with expert local guides, customized to your interests

Private journey
Days: 13  |  From: $5,595


Travel with your private party on this Luxury Tailor Made Journey, departing when you choose and with expert local guides leading the way; you can even customize the itinerary to your interests.

Journey into India's verdant southern landscapes, exploring extraordinary temple towns, spice villages and tropical coastal cities, all to discover a more languid and lush side of intoxicating India.

A&K Advantages

  • Visit the coastal town of Mahabalipuram to see its extraordinary seventh-century temples and carvings
  • Witness the procession of the Shiva idol during an evening Pooja ceremony at Madurai's colorful Meenakshi Temple
  • Embark on an idyllic cruise through the tranquil backwaters of Kerala on a traditional houseboat
  • Enjoy a dramatic performance by the Kathakali theater dancers with their lavish costumes and captivating gestures
  • Explore religiously and architecturally diverse Kochi, including stops at its synagogue, St. Francis Church and "Dutch Palace"
  • Sit down to a traditional southern Indian lunch with a local family at a Kerala spice plantation


Itinerary at a Glance

Tailor Made India: Mysteries of the South

Day 1: Arrive Chennai, India

Day 2: Chennai | Capital of the South

Day 3: Kanchipuram / Mahabalipuram / Chennai | Stories of Sacred Cities

Day 4: Trichy / Thanjavur | Haven of Temples

Day 5: Thanjavur | Dynastic Capital

Day 6: Chettinad / Madurai | Capital of Kings

Day 7: Madurai | Taj Mahal of the South

Day 8: Periyar | The Western Ghats

Day 9: Kumarakom | Through the Door of Highrange

Day 10: Kumarakom I Kerala Spice Adventure

Day 11: Kumarakom / Kochi | Elegant Houseboat Cruise

Day 12: Kochi | Ancient Harbor City

Day 13: Depart Mumbai

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