Southern India & the backwaters of Kerala

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An outstandingly comprehensive tour of India’s southern states, Tamil Nadu and Kerala, discovering their remark cities, thought-provoking temples and astonishing natural wonders

Holiday Highlights

  • Visit Chennai’s Fort St George, where Clive of India commenced his glittering career
  • Explore the ancient temples of Mahabalipuram, one of India’s largest religious sites
  • Enjoy a tour of elegant Pondicherry, a French colonial outpost until 1954 and distinctly different
  • See the breathtaking temples of Madurai, southern India’s greatest cultural icon
  • Visit Periyar National Park, home of bison, langur, tigers and enjoy a nature walk through primeval virgin forest
  • Explore the fascinating and undiscovered Chettinad region staying in an original traders’ mansion
  • See the extraordinary World Heritage Site - Tanjore’s Brihadeeswara Temple at both dawn and sunset, experiencing its wondrous kaleidoscope of colours
  • Visit a 500-acre Spice Plantation high up in the stunningly beautiful Western Ghats learning how the world’s most popular spices are grown
  • Spend three nights amongst the backwaters of Kerala and enjoy a day on a typical houseboat cruising picturesque canals and waterways
  • Visit Cochin on the Malabar Coast, India’s first European colony, settled by the Portuguese, Dutch and finally the British

What's Included

  • The price of this holiday is per person, based on two people sharing a twin room. Scheduled flights to Chennai and from Cochin via Colombo; all transfers; twelve nights accommodation in three, four and five-star hotels with breakfast; five meals; guided visits to Fort St George in Chennai, temples at Mahabalipuram, Tanjore and Madurai, guided tour of Pondicherry and Chettinadu region, walking tour of a spice plantation and Periyar nature walk, day-cruise on the Kerala backwaters by houseboat, city tour of Cochin; porterage of one item of luggage per person; the services of a Riviera tour manager

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