South and West India fascinates with splendid nature and its rich heritage - having witnessed the rule of a series of dynasties.
India’s southernmost Tamil Nadu is the Hindu heartland. It is home to one of India's oldest civilizations, the Dravidians, whose culture flourished for more than a thousand years. Kerala, land of the coconut trees, is a perfect destination for a restful holiday in charming houseboats on the backwaters. Maharashtra is India’s second most populous state and best known for being the treasure house of the amazing cave temples of Ellora and Ajanta. Karnataka is testament to the rich heritage of the region with timeless monuments, devout temple towns, spectacular palaces and untouched beaches.
Kerala is as well known for its laidback atmosphere and stunning natural beauty as it is for its delectable cuisine. We give you a foodie’s perspective of this region through cooking demonstrations by a professional instructor and a homestay experience for you to learn the nuances of local cuisine.
Kerala, land of the coconut trees, is a stunning nature retreat. Go in search of India’s wildlife in Periyar National Park, spend a night on a houseboat cruising on the famous Kerala backwater, relax on the resort in Kovalam and experience the unique culture of this beautiful state.
Maharashtra is best known for its vibrant bustling capital of Mumbai but the real stars of the region are the treasure house of architectural and artistic wonders - the UNESCO World Heritage listed cave temples of Ellora and Ajanta that are astonishingly carved into hillside rock in the middle of nowhere.
Karnataka is home to the World Heritage–listed monuments of Hampi and Pattadakal, virtually untouched beaches and devout temple towns. Mysore, the jewel in Karnataka’s crown, is where you’d find the spectacular palaces and an atmospheric fresh product market.