Tailormade Tours to South India

India’s far south is reputed to be the most ‘Indian’ part of the country. Though it shares the rest of the subcontinent’s most general cultural features, it has been the least touched by invaders from Central Asia, and neither Islam nor the great empires of the north have had a preponderant influence on the region, which produced its own powerful monarchs. This has resulted in over 2000 years of continuous cultural history, producing some of the oldest literary languages as well as distinctive music, dance, cuisine and, above all, sublime temples which have been spared the iconoclasm of the north. The influence of the British, French and Portuguese is conspicuous as is the south west coast’s Jewish heritage.

Highlights of Southern India

Temple towns and markets of Tamil Nadu

Temple festivals

Hampi, one of the world’s greatest archaeological sites

Wildlife and Birding at Nagarhole and Bandipur national parks

Badami, Aihole & Pattadakal – the cradle of Indian temple architecture

Backwaters of Kerala

Goa – beaches, sleepy villages and Portuguese mansions

Pondicherry – France in India

Chettinad – magnificent mansions, peppery cuisine and antique markets

The Malabar coast

Regal Hyderabad

Coffee Plantations in Chikmaglur

Spice gardens in Thekkady

Western Ghats mountains – one of the world’s 34  Biodiversity Hotspots

Exceptional and diverse cuisine

Recommended Tours to South India
The Weather & best time to South India

The weather in South India is tropical. The average day time temperature in the peninsula is 33°C with little variation throughout the year, although the conditions from late December to late February are milder. The highlands of the Western Ghats are very pleasant and often much relief away from the plains. The monsoon predominates in all areas between June and August.

Best time to visit: October – April

Original Hotels & Hideaways in South India

Fort Tiracol, Goa
Siolim House, Goa
The Postcard Moira, Goa
The Postcard Velha, Goa
The Postcard Cuelim, Goa
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Evolve Back, Hampi
Flameback Lodge, Chikmagalur
Swaswara, Gokarna
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Philipkutty's Farm, Kottayam
The Brunton Boatyard, Cochin
Coconut Lagoon, Kumarakom
Spice Village, Thekkady
Spice Coast Cruises, Alleppey
Pepper Trail, Wayanad
Lotus Houseboat, Malabar
Ayisha Manzil, Thalassery
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Palais De Mahe
La Villa
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Svatma, Thanjavur
The Bangala, Karaikudi
Visalam, Chettinad
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