Highlights of Tamil Nadu (15 days)

Tamil Nadu is a distinctly different destination. Home to the world’s last surviving classical civilisations, the Tamil people are justly proud of their rich unbroken history, which continues to be celebrated through architecture, song, dance, art, and food. Colour and culture are the hallmarks of this southern province, nowhere more evident than in the epic Meenakshi temple in Madurai, where your Tamil adventure will begin. From Madurai you pass through the epic highland scenery of Palani, the abandoned mansions of Chettinad, the historical charm of Trichy and Thanjavur, then travel along the beautiful Coromandel Coast to the former French Union territory Pondicherry. Distances between these places are relatively short, so despite a lot of variety this remains a very gently paced tour, which covers the very best of the region and uses excellent accommodation throughout, including a number of beautiful boutique stays. Properties in Palani, Thanjavur, Chettinad and Pondy are especially memorable, the latter even more so for the evocative French-Tamil colonial quarter in which it is found. The trip then rounds out with some downtime on the beach to relax and explore the rock temples of Mahabalipuram.

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Tour Highlights

  • Taking in the rich vistas of the Palani Hills
  • Sample famous Chettinad chicken
  • Lazy exploration of atmospheric Pondicherry

Suitable For

  • Return visitors
  • Culture seekers
  • Adventure seekers
  • Departures: October to May

Guide Price

From £3,645 per person based on a shared room for departures in March.

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