An alternative and fascinating look at some of South India's highlights!
As with all our Premium trips it's not just about luxury, it's about optimising your experience with that little extra comfort and style, whilst visiting some of the world's most colourful and enriching destinations.
In South India we do just that, offering the verdant surroundings of Ooty and Coonoor, the wildlife of Bandipur National Park, typical temple architecture at Kanchipuram, the hillstations and Toy Train of the Nilgiri Hills and the tropical coastline, backwaters and beaches of the Malabar Coast.
To many South India exudes a certain charm and warmth that lives long in the memory, and on this itinerary we combine those emotions with exceptional accommodation and mouth-watering local cuisine.
Countries visited: India
Arrive Chennai; transfer to the beachside town of Mahabalipuram.
Visit some of the oldest existing examples of Dravidian architecture including Shore Temple and the Five Rathas.
Retrun to Chennai via the ancient city of temples at Kanchipuram.
Express train to Bangalore; transfer to Mysore.
Sightseeing including Mysore Palace and Srirangapatna which holds great religious, cultural and historic importance.
Drive to Bandipur National Park; afternoon jungle safari.
Optional morning visit to an elephant feeding centre; drive to Coonoor via Ootacamund (Ooty) where we visit the Botanical Garden and explore this hill resort.
Explore Coonoor, a hill station in the Nilgiri Hills, and take a ride on the UNESCO World Heritage toy train.
Transfer from Coonoor to Cochin.
Sightseeing by motorboat around harbour of Cochin; explore historic spice port.
Drive to Alleppey and board houseboat for backwater cruise.
Transfer to Varkala; enjoy the beautiful cliffs and beaches of this relaxed area.
Free day to relax by the pool, enjoy the beach and eat some wonderful seafood.
Fly to London.