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Limited Edition Small Group Journeys

India: The Beautiful South 2022


15 days from $7,395 per person

Limited to 18 guests

This journey is a unique opportunity to travel with other international guests on a limited-edition itinerary operated by A&K Australia.

Immerse yourself in India’s more spiritual side on this journey through the relaxed southern states of the subcontinent. Prized for millennia for its aromatic spices and natural beauty, the south remains a feast for the senses, with fragrant cuisines, friendly people and fascinating cultures. Bask in the color and movement of bustling, sophisticated cities, sleepy fishing villages, tropical coastlines and lush hinterlands. Observe the astonishing Pallava sculptures and towering Chola Temples of Tamil Nadu, the colonial charms of Puducherry and the tranquil backwaters of Kerala, in an India still largely undisturbed by tourism.

A&K Advantages

  • Explore historic Chennai, the cultural, culinary and artistic hub of southern India
  • Marvel at the extensive cave temples and life-size bas-relief sculptures of Mahabalipuram
  • Join a local chef in Puducherry for a market visit and cooking lesson
  • Join 45 nations at Auroville, the New Age community founded in the 1960s that still attracts devotees the world over
  • Experience an evening aarti ceremony at Meenakshi Temple with a local guide
  • Enter a world of tea, from plant to pour, amid the plantations of Munnar
  • Soak up the colonial charms of the colorful port city of Kochi, “Queen of the Arabian Sea”

Itinerary at a Glance

Day 1
ARRIVE CHENNAI, INDIA
Day 2
Chennai
Day 3
Mahabalipuram
Days 4–5
PUDUCHERRY
Day 6
Thanjavur
Day 7
Thanjavur
Day 8
Karaikudi
Day 9
Madurai
Day 10
Munnar
Day 11
Munnar
Day 12
Periyar River
Day 13
Kochi
Day 14
Kochi
Day 15
DEPART KOCHI


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