Enjoy an Indian Real Food Adventure from Kochi to Hyderabad.
Discover the incredible flavours of southern India on this Real Food Adventure. Dine on idli and parotta, stroll through plantations of coffee, tea and spices, join a passionate local food guide for a tasting tour of Madurai and cook up a storm in Kochi before heading to the mecca of biryani, Hyderabad. Stay in a heritage mansion in Kandukathan, discover life (and food) on the Kerala backwaters and go searching for wildlife in Periyar National Park. You will relish every day and every meal of this delicious ten-day trip through the southern heart of India.
Taste the true heart of India through its food – explore the ingredients, flavours and tastes that are key to southern Indian food.
Head deep into the Periyar National Park in search of elephants, deer, tigers or gaur (buffalo), and stop by Thekkady on your way to tour the tea and spice plantations.
Get a truly local insight into Madurai’s singular street food scene guided by a passionate local guide, who will take you on an included street food crawl around the city.
Learn about Chettinad cuisine an impressive nineteenth century mansion – the Chettiars have a reputation of eating like kings, and you will be no different!
Discover the influence of Islam in Hyderabad and feast on one of India's most famous cuisines, especially the renowned Hyderabadi Biryani – arguably the best in the country.
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This trip aims to give you an exciting, diverse and well-rounded experience of India's cuisine. India is a great place to travel for vegetarians and vegans – offering lots of choice and great quality fare. If you have dietary requirements, simply contact your agent at the time of booking for further information on how this may impact on your ability to take part in included activities and meals. Come with an open mind and open mouth, and you won’t be disappointed!
India is a big country and there are some long travel days on this departure. Use these as an opportunity to relax, witness everyday life from the window of your vehicle and to get to know your fellow travellers.
This trip stays in a mix of accommodation to experience a variety of Indian life. Standards can vary though – there will be hot water in most but not all hotels.
Southern India can get very hot during the summer so remember to drink lots of water, wear skin protection and bring a variety of clothing – light cotton fabrics work best in the heat.
You will visit some temples on this trip, which requires a certain level of modesty. Please bring clothes that cover the arms and pants/skirts that go past the knees. A light scarf is also a good idea for covering shoulders and arms when it’s hot.
Accommodation in the backwaters of Kerala is a multi-share homestay, so be prepared to share space (along with stories and a delicious home-cooked meal).
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There are currently no scheduled departures on our South India Real Food Adventure trip. If you are interested in other trips in the region visit one of the links below.
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Please note travelling during major festivals such as Holi and Diwali can, at times, cause disruption the published itinerary. Please see the 'Safety' section for more details.
A single supplement is available on this trip
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