SOUTH INDIA Holidays & Luxury KERALA Tours
Our South India holidays and luxury Kerala tours are a gateway to a balmy tropical land that is home to an ancient Dravidian culture where pearls, silk, spices, temples, beaches and wildlife combine. Beautiful Kerala on the south-western Malabar Coast is the region’s main draw and couldn’t be more different from the plains of northern India in terms of its tempo and scenery. On a luxury Kerala tour you will be able to visit the spice port of Cochin, hike amongst tea plantations in the Hill Station of Munnar, laze on an idyllic slow Backwater cruise, and relax on virtually deserted Indian Ocean beaches. Kerala overflows with natural beauty; while across the Cardamom Hills, a Tamil Nadu tour provides stunning cultural attractions that include visiting holy Madurai’s towering living temples and exploring the rich colonial heritage of Pondicherry and Chennai (Madras). Inland, Karnataka’s capital Bangalore is another entry point for your south India holidays. Beyond the magnificent princely city of Mysore, highlights of a Karnataka tour include: accomplished Hoysala Temples, coffee estates and hiking in Coorg, wildlife safaris and elephant sightings in the Nilgiri Hills at Nagarhole National Park, and the incredible UNESCO World Heritage ruins of Hampi. Further afield, the Andaman Islands remain blissfully unknown, while to the north, the historic riches of Hyderabad and the stunning little visited monuments of the Deccan Plateau in Andhra Pradesh vie for your attention. Abundant in history, culture and natural beauty, our South India holidays and luxury Kerala tours reveal a delightfully different and easy-going side of the Indian subcontinent.