Tamil Nadu & the Andamans (18 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 is 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 historical charm of Trichy and Thanjavur, then travel along the beautiful Coromandel Coast taking in former French Union territory Pondicherry, the rock temples of Mahabalipuram, and the thrusting modernity of megacity Chennai (formely Madras). 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, 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 an extended stay on Havelock Island, in the legendary Andamans. Known among travellers as one the ultimate island destinations, the Andamans do take some getting to, but once you do get there…

Tour Highlights

  • Taking in the rich vistas of the Palani Hills
  • Lazy exploration of atmospheric Pondicherry
  • Arriving in paradise on Havelock Island

Suitable For

  • Beach lovers
  • Honeymooners
  • Adventure seekers
  • Departues October to May

Guide Price

From £3,985 per person based on a shared room for departures in March.

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