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Luxury Tailor Made Travel

Tailor Made India: Mysteries of the South

14 days from $8,695 per person

Private journey designed for you

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
  • Visit Kerala villages for a look into local life and culture

Itinerary at a Glance

Day 1
Arrive Chennai, India
Day 2
Chennai | Capital of the South
Day 3
MAHABALIPURAM | Story of a Sacred City
Day 4
TRICHY | 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 | Local Life & Villages
Day 11
KUMARAKOM & KOCHI | Elegant Houseboat Cruise
Day 12
Kochi | Historic Harbor City
Day 13
Day 14

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A Comprehensive India Tour

Combine this journey with Tailor Made India: The Taj Mahal & Beyond for an incredible and comprehensive adventure through both southern and northern India.


Just south of Kochi, join a local guide for a visit to the small fishing village of Kumbalanghi. Gain authentic insights into daily life as you learn about the local weaving, fishing and crab farming through firsthand interactions.


In Madurai, a local guide reveals culinary traditions spanning two millennia on a flavorful street-food adventure.

Jan–Apr, Priced from $8,695
Oct–Dec; Priced from $8,995

Internal Air from $815
Chennai/Trichy; Kochi/Mumbai

Prices are per person, double occupancy for the itinerary as published for 2024 travel, and subject to availability.

Pricing reflects A&K's recommended months of travel of this itinerary. Supplements may apply over holiday periods, festivals, special events and due to high demand. International air not included.

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