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South India - Temples and Waterways - Solo

A houseboat sailing in Kerala backwaters during sunset, India

Escorted Group Tours

Experience the spiritual roots of Southern India, from the colonial-era powerhouses of Chennai and Puducherry to the ancient Chola Empire capital of Tanjore, and the spectacular Hindu temple complexes of Madurai. Discover spice farms in the countryside and wildlife in Thekkady, before winding down with a leisurely houseboat tour on the Indian backwaters in Kumarakom. It’s a journey that will leave you with a deep appreciation for Southern India’s rich history and cultural heritage.

Included with every escorted tour

  • VIP door-to-door travel service
  • Knowledgeable tour managers
  • Included excursions
  • Selected meals and international flights


29 meals

  • 14 breakfasts
  • 1 lunch
  • 14 dinners


14 nights in hotels and 1 in flight


Travel in destination by coach

Excursions and visits

  • City tours of Chennai, Puducherry (including cycle rickshaw ride)
  • Visits to Mamallapuram UNESCO World Heritage Sites; Auroville Visitor Centre and Matrimandir temple; Chidambaram Temple; Brihadishvara Temple; Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple; Meenakshi Amman Temple; Thirumalai Nayakkar Palace; Kochi’s Dutch Palace and Jewish Synagogue
  • Visits to a local flower market; spice garden
  • Guided nature walk through Periyar National Park or half-day bamboo rafting
  • Cruise on a traditional Kettuvalam
  • Kathakali dance show in Kochi
  • Heritage walk of Fort Kochi


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  • Multiple

  • Escorted tour moderate

Mon - Fri: 9am - 8pm

Saturday: 9am - 6pm

Sunday: 10am - 4pm


Duration: 16 days



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