A Taste of South India Itinerary

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Local women chatting in bright streets of Pondicherry

 Indian chef preparing chillies

 Indian woman heavily clad in traditional jewellery

Markets and local sail boats spread along Goa beach

Locals in colourful dress gather at Hampi Ruins

Elephant in Kerala being pamphered by locals

Local men canoeing along narrow river through heavy greenery

Day 1 Goa

One of the most popular places to visit in India, Goa will get those fiery flavours flowing with a trip to a spice farm.
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Day 2 Udupi

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Day 3 Chikmagalur

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Days 4-5 Mysore

Visit the Shravanabelagola temple en route to Mysore. Admire the ornate detail of the Maharaja's Palace and savour aromatic spices in a biryani cooking class.
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Days 6-7 Mammallapuram/Pondicherry

Stop by the Shore Temple in Mamallapuram then travel to the seaside beauty of Pondicherry. Admire colonial architecture and visit the French Quarter on a walking tour of the town.
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Day 8 Thanjavur

Travel to Thanjavur, a city renowned for its arts and architecture. See why the Brihadishwara Temple is one of India's most prized architectural sites.
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Day 9 Karaikudi

Admire the architecture of Chettinad Palace before learning the secrets of local cuisine.
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Day 10 Madurai

Full of lively bazaars, pilgrims and rickshaws, Madurai is a compelling taste of Southern India. Walk through a maze of lamp-lit corridors in the Sri Meenakshi Temple before an optional visit to the inspiring Gandhi Museum.
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Days 11-12 Periyar

Visit a coconut plantation, learn how coconut fibres are woven and get practical experience in Pollachi cooking techniques.
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Day 13 Kerala Backwaters

Journey to the rich beauty of coastal Kerala. While in Guruvayur, see the Guruvayur Temple and visit an elephant sanctuary that houses more than 50 residents.
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Days 14-15 Kochi

With Chinese, Portuguese, Dutch and English influences, Kochi is a melting pot of cultures and traditions. Ride the ferry, browse antique shops, breathe in the aroma of spice bazaars and wander the Fort Kochi area to absorb the essence of Kochi.
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