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8 DAY KERALA HIGHLIGHTS-CLASSIC
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12 DAY BEST OF TAMIL NADU AND KERALA-CLASSIC
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14 DAY BEST OF KARNATAKA AND KERALA-CLASSIC
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18 DAY EXPLORE SOUTH INDIA-CLASSIC
18 DAY EXPLORE SOUTH INDIA-CLASSIC
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29 DAY SOUTH INDIA & GOA GRAND TOUR-CLASSIC
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8 DAY KERALA HIGHLIGHTS-LUXURY
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12 DAY BEST OF TAMIL NADU AND KERALA-LUXURY
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14 DAY BEST OF KARNATAKA AND KERALA-LUXURY
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18 DAY EXPLORE SOUTH INDIA-LUXURY
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South India is a melting pot of cultures and landscapes, consisting of the main states (Kerala, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh and Telangana). An exotic escape to paradise includes the unspoiled and breathtaking Nicobar and Andaman-islands, located East to the mainland. In contrast to the North, South India is your relaxing getaway with less hustle and bustle.

The ancient structures of South India are an engineering marvel. Whether it’s the Mysore Palace or the Meenakshi Temple, the shore temple at Mahabalipiram or the ruins of Vijayanagar empire, this land is filled with amazing architecture and speckled with sacred temples.

Cruising through the iconic Kerala backwaters is truly a highlight. Sit back and relax on your own private boat (Kettuvalam) as it sails pass the tranquil coconut trees and other picturesque kettuvalams. Cruise amongst the calm waters as your own private chef prepares a mouth-watering Kerala cuisine for you to indulge in, at your leisure. Watch the world goes by as you immerse yourself in utter relaxation. A visit to South India is never complete without a ride in the backwaters.

Renowned for Ayurveda, many visit South India especially for the healing treatments. There are a number of reputable resorts that particularly cater for the Ayurvedic treatments. In addition, most of the hotels and resorts also offer the facility of an Ayurvedic centre allowing the everyday traveller flexibility to experience this ancient art and natural way of healing.

When it comes to delicious authentic cuisine, South India delivers on all levels. By and large, South Indian cuisine is perhaps the spiciest of all Indian food. Meals are catered around rice or rice-based dishes. Rice is combined with Sambaar (a soup-like lentil dish tempered with whole spices and chilies), dry and curried vegetables, meat dishes, and a host of coconut-based chutneys and pappadums. Each area offers its own unique cuisine which is evident as you travel along the different states of South India. If you are a foodie, South Indian cuisine certainly will tantalise your taste buds!

The world-renowned beaches of Goa are located on the border of South India and attract travellers as the ultimate gateway to paradise. Though it is not officially a part of South India, Goa is visited by many who want to relax and unwind. Stretching over a large coastal area, Goa offers many options to satisfy your requirements. It is also known for its chilled and easy going vibe allowing ample opportunities for you to relax and unwind at the end of you South Indian adventure.

There are plenty reasons to visit this breathtaking part of the world. It offers the diversity of rich ancient temples and culture, vast landscapes, mouth-watering cuisines and the healing art of Ayurdevic treatments. Prepare yourself for the ultimate holiday filled with authentic experiences and take home memories of a lifetime.

STATE OF KERALA

  • fort kochi (Cochin)

    Fort Kochi is a beach town with an intriguing mix of Portuguese, Dutch and British colonial architecture. There are many iconic places to explore within the Fort: The Chinese fishing nets are one of the most iconic places to visit in Fort Kochi. The original Chinese fishing nets were introduced to Kochi by Chinese explorers over 500 years ago. St Francis Church in Fort Kochi is one of the oldest European Churches in India, dating back to the early 1500s when the Portuguese colonised Fort Kochi. The church has a spectacular faded facade, and is topped with a small bell tower. The Dutch Cemetery in Fort Kochi is the oldest Dutch cemetery in India. Fort Kochi passed through several colonial hands over the years, starting with the Portuguese in the early 1500s, before being captured by the Dutch in the mid-1600s and then the British in the late 1700s.
  • Matancherry Jew Town (Cochin)

    Jew Town is a historic Jewish area in Mattancherry, Kochi. While Cochin once had a large and thriving Jewish community with around a few thousand Paradesi (foreign) Jews, there’s only a small handful of Paradesi Jews remaining in Kochi today. Jew Town is lined with shops selling antiques, trinkets, arts and intoxicating spices. At the end of Jew Town, you’ll find the Paradesi Synagogue, which was built in 1568 and is the oldest remaining synagogue in the British Commonwealth. A highlight of the synagogue is the beautiful Chinese porcelain tiles that adorn the floor. Mattancherry Palace is an imposing palace built in the Kerala style with colonial influences. Despite being known as the “Dutch Palace”, the Palace was in fact built by the Portuguese in the mid-16th century. Mattancherry Palace was then renovated by the Dutch in the 17th century, and became known as the Dutch Palace.
  • house boat ride (Allepey)

    A houseboat ride in the backwaters of Kerala is a relaxing experience that engages all five senses. The unhurried pace of the traditional houseboats (also known as Kettuvallams) allows you to relax and soak in the surroundings. The Kettuvallams were first built in Southwestern India around 3,000 B.C.E. and were used for the transportation of merchandise such as rice and spices as well as passengers. For overnight stays, houseboats have comfortable rooms equipped with television, sometimes even Wi-Fi and a dining area to enjoy your meals.
  • periyar national park trekking and border hiking (Thekkady)

    A guided trek or border hiking are great ways to truly explore the Periyar National Park. The treks are interactive and offer excellent opportunities to watch birds, butterflies and other wildlife. All treks are conducted by a tribal guide and accompanied by armed forest guards. The treks are usually 4km to 5km, lasting approximately 3 hours while the border hiking is day-long lasting from morning to dusk. With border hiking, trekkers will cover approximately 15 kms, with an altitude range of 900m to 1300m. For the more adventurous at heart, Jungle scout night time trekking is a unique program where you scout as a volunteer along with the regular jungle border protection squad. The visitors may encounter wild animals in the night.
  • periyar national park boat ride (Thekkady)

    A two-hour boating trip on the man-made lake near the Periyar National Park, is a relaxing way to enjoy the wildlife from a distance. Some of the common sights include herd of elephants, a wandering family of deer, herds of Gaur, Sambar and wild boars in the grasslands adjacent to the shores. During the months of March and April, there is a better chance of viewing wildlife as the animals come to the lake frequently for drinking water. The famous tigers also live within the forest, however it is a rare sight to spot from the boat ride.
  • sweet mart street (kozhikode)

    In Kozhikode district, one can find that the legendary Sweet Mart Street (also known as the Mithai Theruvu to the locals). Approximately 600 years old, the street is named after the plentiful stalls lined up with sweet, savoury and other delicacies. A popular hangout for locals and tourists alike makes it among the busiest streets in the entire district. Amongst the most famous was the Kozhikkodan Halwa (also known Sweet Meat). Parsi Anju Amman Baug, Kerala’s only Parsi fire temple is also located in this street. The temple is believed to have been established approximately 200 years ago.
  • mishkal mosque (kozhikode)

    This ancient structure truly represents the architectural beauty of Kerala in its simple design and form. Mishkal Palli Mosque is a famous mosque located in Malabar region of Kerala and was constructed by an Arab ship owner and merchant, Nakhooda Mishkal, in the 14th century. It has four storeys that are supported by pillars of wood. In 1510, some parts of this mosque were burnt down by the Portuguese Naval Force, but it was soon renovated to revive its original glory.
  • beypore beach and sea bridge (Kozhikode)

    Beypore beach is located at the mouth of Chaliyar river, scenically sprinkled with silhouettes of fishing boats and a stone path. It holds importance throughout history as it was famous for its shipbuilding yard that is over 1500 years old. It is believed that India traded efficiently during these years with the Arabs, the Chinese and the Europeans. Beypore was also one of the most important fishing harbours in Kerala. The 1-kilometre promenade at the scenic Beypore beach stretches between the sea and the river. An evening stroll here is a relaxing experience!

STATE OF TAMIL NADU

  • Fort St George (Chennai)

    Built in 1640, Fort St. George is the first fortress built by the English in India. Currently the headquarters of the Tamil Nadu government, it is surrounded by famous heritage buildings such as the ancient St Mary’s Church, a museum (containing antiques and artefacts from British Rule) and the Wellesley House (paintings of the Fort Governor). The surrounding area is known as Georgetown and is home to numerous wholesale markets such as Burma Bazaar.
  • Shore Temple (Mahabalipuram)

    One of the oldest structural stone temples in the world, it was recognised as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1984. It is one of the seven Pagodas to still exist by surviving the ravages of time. Six of the initial temples are now submerged in the sea. The creation of this structural masterpiece is credited to the King Narasimha Varman II of the Pallava Dynasty who was also known as Mamallan. He initiated construction work on the Cave temples approximately mid-7th century.
  • Arjuna Penance (Mahabalipuram)

    This stonework masterpiece which was carved from granite rock boulders, is considered one of India’s greatest ancient artworks. The gigantic structure stands at a height of 43 feet and a length of approximately 96 feet. Built by the Pallava King Narasimha Varma in the 7th Century, its work of art needs to be seen in person to truly appreciate the enormity and beauty.
  • Auroville (Pondicherry)

    One of the most popular attractions of Pondicherry is the picturesque town of Auroville. It is a complex of experimental settlement where people from different religions, nationalities, beliefs and cultures live together harmoniously. Founded by Parisian mystic - Mira Alfassa in the year 1968 and designed by Roger Anger - a famous French architect, it is beautifully set amidst forest and beach areas. The Matrimandir is the most prominent landmark within Auroville and it is located in the centre of the township. The Mandir is a dedicated meditation and concentration and visitors can pre-book passes to get up to the dedicated viewing area, which provides a great vantage point for getting a close look at the structure.
  • Cluny Embroidery Center (Pondicherry)

    An inspiring initiative by a local convent, the centre provides opportunities to orphaned girls and underprivileged women to make a living. These talented ladies are masters in the art of needlework to create delicate and beautiful designs that come to life in lace and linen. There is plenty of items that can be purchased to support the wonderful initiative including tablecloths, napkins and wall hangings, each making a meaningful souvenir.
  • Kallani Dam (Trichy)

    Kallanai Dam, also known as the Grand Anicut is one of the oldest water-regulator structures in the world which is still in use today. Built around 2,000 years ago across the Cauveri River in Tiruchirapalli District of Tamil Nadu, Kallanai Dam is seen as an inspiration to many modern day dams due to its amazing engineering. The sophisticated dam was originally constructed by the “Chola king Karikalan”, with the aim that the dam would divert the river to the delta districts and boost irrigation. The dam was also re-modelled by the British during the 19th century.
  • Rock Fort Temple (Trichy)

    Also known as Ucchi Pillayar Koil, Rock Fort Temple was built on a large rock with a height of 85 metres. It is a combination of two sacred 7th century Hindu temples, one dedicated to Lord Ganesh and the other dedicated to Lord Shiva. Pallavas initially built the temple, however the Nayaks made use of its naturally fortified position and designed it as a fort. There are 344 steps carved out of rock leading to the top.
  • Gandhi Museum (Madurai)

    Ghandhi Museum in Madurai was created in his remembrance, after Gandhiji’s death. It is believed that Gandhi changed his dress code only after coming to Madurai and it remained the same until his final days. Originally an ancient palace of Queen Mangammal who was a part of the Nayak dynasty, the palace was converted into a museum by the Gandhi Memorial Trust. The museum is home to approximately 100 replicas and relics of artifacts about Gandhiji. The museum galleries depict the pre-independence era of his struggle for freedom. A large collection of letters written to and from Mahatma Gandhi is also on display, including British era stamps. The museum also has a bookstore with a collection of books related to Gandhi's thoughts and life. There is also an open theatre which hosts cultural programs, screening of films and meetings on Gandhiji.
  • Food Trail (Madurai)

    Madurai is a melting pot of ancient delicacies that have been passed down from generations. It is an absolute food lover’s paradise! Experience a food trail that is authentic and is rich in ancient flavours of Chettinad cuisine and other variety of local foods. Every mouthful of its street food is filled with interesting stories - of its people, its culture and way of life. Food stalls begin in the evenings selling favourites such as steaming idlis, egg dosas, Vadai and parottas, to name a very few.
  • Thirumalai Nayakkar Palace (Madurai)

    The majestic structure of Thirumalai Nayakkar Palace was built in the 17th century by Thirumalai Nayak, one of the greatest kings of Nayaks of Madurai. Thirumalai Nayakkar Palace is built with a fusion of Dravidian, Rajput, European and Mughal styles of architecture. Its exquisite interiors and enormous surroundings showcase pure luxury. The palace was originally separated into two main parts- Swarga Vilasam (Celestial Pavilion) and Ranga Vilasam. These 2 portions consisted of armoury, residence of the royalty, apartments, shrine, royal bandstand, theatre, palanquin place, a garden and a pond. Unfortunately, only parts of the main palace remain today.
  • Meenakshi Temple (Madurai)

    A religious and mythological symbol dating back 2,500 years, the Meenakshi Amman Temple is the heart of the ancient city of Madurai in Tamil Nadu. The temple's four main towers and entrances each face one of the four directions (north, east, south, and west) and is coveted in colourful stone figures depicting animals, gods and demons. The Southern tower is the tallest, extending approximately 52 metres in height. A masterpiece of Dravidian architecture, the Meenakshi temple has two separate shrines for the goddess Meenakshi, considered to be the manifestation of goddess Parvati and for the god Sundaresvara (Shiva). The temple also contains a 1,000 pillared hall, temple art museum, holy golden lotus tank, musical pillars, stalls selling images of the Goddess, and many smaller shrines.
  • Sri Lakshmi Narayani Golden Temple (Vellore)

    Sri Lakshmi Narayani Golden temple is located at the foothills of the Western Ghats and spans on 100 acres of land. It was built in devotion to Goddess Lakshmi, popularly known as the “Goddess of wealth”. Sri Lakshmi Narayani Golden temple was constructed by the Vellore-based charitable trust, “Sri Narayani Peedam”, headed by its spiritual leader Sri Sakthi Amma also known as “Narayani Amma”. The golden temple is covered in gold with intricate work done by artisans specialising in gold temple art.
  • Vellore Fort (Vellore)

    Built during 16th Century by the Vijayanagar Empire, this is an outstanding example of military architecture. The giant fort covers an area of 133 acres and high walls that stands 220 metres tall. This intriguing fort was strongly built and were guarded by water body, filled with crocodiles to make it difficult for the enemies to enter the fort. The fort consists of a temple, a mosque and a church. The fort also has a museum that has several collections from the ancient times. During the British rule, Tipu Sultan's family and the last king of Sri Lanka, Sri Vikrama Rajasinha were held as prisoners in the fort.

STATE OF KARNATAKA

  • Chamundeshwari Temple (Mysore)

    Also called the Chamundi Temple was built during the 12th Century by Hoysala rulers and renovated by Vijayanagar Kings during the 17th century. It is dedicated to the Goddess Chamundeshwari (Chamundi), deity of the Mysore Royal Family. Built in the Dravidian style of architecture, Chamundeswari Temple has a quadrangular structure, with an impressive seven-tier tower called “gopuram” or “gopura” and an equally grand entrance which is known as “dwara”. Its majestic presence including the silver gates provide a glimpse into the royal past.
  • Devaraja Market (Mysore)

    This market dates back to the reign of Tipu Sultan in the 18th century and was a small weekly market where fresh vegetables and fruits were probably the most traded items. Today, the market has expanded with over 800 shops and is spread over 3 acres of land. Fruit is sold in the northern section of the market. Bananas are the most popular fruit sold in the market with more than 40 different varieties to choose from. Vegetable shops dominate the southern section.
  • Government Silk Weaving Factory (Mysore)

    In 1912 Maharaja Krishnaraja Wodeyar IV set up the Mysore Silk Weaving factory to revolutionise the industrial production of Mysore Silk. Visitors to the factory are taken through the full process of silk production, from the reeling of cocoon to the weaving of silk fabric. Popular clothing items produced at the factory include saris, a range of ethnic wear and other clothing selection. Tailor-made items to customers is also offered at the factory.
  • Folklore Museum (Mysore)

    Founded in 1968, the Folklore Museum in Mysore hosts a collection of arts and crafts that represents the culture of the state of Karnataka in a microcosmic form. It exhibits not only various items of folklore, but also elements of dance, drama and music. Over 6,500 unique folklore exhibits are on display in the Folklore Museum. The museum gallery is divided into wings-Folklore, large dolls, literature and art.
  • Mysore Palace (Mysore)

    Also known as Amba Vilas Palace, the Mysore Palace was the Wodeyar Maharaja's majestic residence. Mysore Palace is located in the central region of inner Mysore, facing the Chamundi Hills eastward. It is one of the largest palaces in the country and a magnificent sight not to be missed when it is illuminated on Sundays and festive occasions. The interior of the Palace is home to spacious halls, paintings and architectural beauty, that reflects an admirable combination of Indo-Saracenic architecture. The palace houses two durbar halls (ceremonial meeting halls of the royal court) and incorporates a mesmerizing and large array of courtyards, gardens and buildings. The palace is now converted into a museum that treasures souvenirs, paintings, jewellery, royal costumes and other items, which were once possessed by the Wodeyars.
  • Bandipur National Park (Bandipur)

    Located in Karnataka, Bandipur National Park is known for its scenic beauty. Established in 1974 as a tiger reserve under “Project Tiger”, it was once the Mysore Maharaja’s private hunting reserve. It is home to approximately 70 tigers and over 3000 Asian elephants, including other animals like leopards, dhole, gaur, sloth bears and a variety of birdlife. The park spans over 874 square km with Gopalaswami Betta the highest peak in the Bandipur range. Bandipur National Park along with Mudumalai National Park, Wayanad National Park and Nagarhole National Park form the Nilgiri biosphere reserve.
  • Ancient City of The Vijaynagar (Hampi)

    The ancient city of Vijayanagara is one of the great cities of its time in the world. The Vijayanagar Dynasty and its Empire was founded in 1336 in the Deccan Plateau area of South India (now known as Karnataka). Established by two brothers, Vijayanagar became one of the greatest empires of South India. It was created as a fortress-like city, complete with hundreds of religious structures, as the people of Hampi dedicated their daily life around religious devotion. Natural resources such as fertile soil for farming, rich iron deposits and natural outlying fortress sites, contributed to the creation of a highly developed civilization, protected by the military mighty of the empire.

Is a visa required to visit India?

There are two ways to apply for the Indian visa.

Option 1 is the most convenient which is via government online website. Please only apply through below government website. You will need to apply for the visa at least 4 days (72 hours) prior to arrival. You can only apply for the visa within 30 days of your arrival date in India.

Please refer below website for up to date detail and further information.

E-Visa: https://indianvisaonline.gov.in/visa/tvoa.html

When you apply online, at the end of the process, you will be issued with an ETA (Electronic Travel Authority). Please ensure to take a print out of the ETA and carry with you. This will be required before you depart Australia and also when you arrive at the immigration of India. We also advise you to keep the copy with you until you have arrived in Australia.

Option 2 is to apply via local embassy/consulate in Australia.

Apply in person: http://www.vfsglobal.com/india/australia/

 

What is the best time to visit South India?

South India literally has 3 seasons ranging from summer, rainy and cooler/winter. Best time to visit is between the months of October to February where temperature is pleasant. During March to June, weather gets humid and hot and probably best avoided if you cannot handle the heat. Rainy season starts around June and stay until September. This is also a good time to travel to grab a bargan. Please note weather in the hill countries (e.g. Munnar, Ooty, Kodaikanal, Coorg) remain cooler throughout the year.

 

Is South India family friendly?

South India is a great place to travel as a family (State of Kerala is probably the best place to travel with children). South India is comparatively less hustle and bustle to the north (especially the state of Kerala).

 

How to exchange currency?

You can take AUD and exchange a small sum upon arrival at the airport to Indian Rupees. The exchange rate outside the airports can be slightly better hence you may decide to exchange rest whilst on tour. There are ATMs in major cities allowing you to withdraw cash however please be aware of the transaction fees. Credit cards are widely accepted in hotels however it is best to use cash when purchasing from small shops etc.

 

What is the electricity voltage?

India electricity operates on 230 volts and 50hz. There are 3 types of plugs (C, D and M). Plug type C has 2 round pins. Plug type D and M with 3 round pins. When buying an adopter from Australia, check if it’s compatible with types C, D and M. You can also buy an adopter when you arrive in India.

 

What are the accommodation standards in South India?

We use quality accommodation for all our tours. At some remote locations, accommodation is limited hence we use the best available options. Star rating in India is managed by the government (Ministry of Tourism) and sometimes the star rating does not match the quality of accommodation. In these instances, we may offer a less star rating for a particular property that may not meet our standards.

 

What are the States of South India?

South India covers around 20% of the whole country. It is still a vast area consisting of 5 main states (Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka and Kerala). South India also consists of union territories Goa and Pondicherry, islands of Andaman, Nicobar and Lakshadweep.

Kerala, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu and Goa are the most visited states (Kerala and its backwaters is a must visit). Some clients who want to experience a unique beach getaway also visit the pristine islands of the Andamans.

 

What are the common airlines that fly from Australia?

One of the most common options is to fly Singapore Airlines with connections to many major airports in India with a transit in Singapore.

Qantas airways fly from the major Australian airports to either Singapore/KL and a code share transit flight to India.

Other airlines will include Malaysian Airlines with a transit in KL and Emirates with a transit in Singapore.

Air India is the only flight that flies directly from Sydney/Melbourne with a transit in Delhi to a number of domestic airports in South India.

 

What is the baggage allowance for domestic flights?

Please note that domestic flights only allow up to 15kg of check-in luggage per person. Therefore, be mindful of the items you pack. You can always pay extra for the excess luggage (It may cost anywhere between AUD12-AUD15 per kg). Carry on luggage limit is 7kg.