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South India: East to West cuts through both Tamil Nadu and Kerala. It begins with flying into Chennai (formally known as Madras) before moving south to Mahabalipurum, home to exquisite 7th century temples; Pondicherry, the former French capital and Tanjore, home to Brihadeeeswarar Temple. From here the journey moves into more rural territory, to Chettinad, a unique region famed for its opulent mansions and distinctive cuisine. From Chettinad the trip moves west to Madurai, one of Asia’s oldest cities, before moving over the border into the greener lands of Kerala. The first stop in Kerala is Munnar, an incredibly green and fertile region famed for its tea production. From here the journey heads to The Backwaters, one of Kerala’s most idyllic and iconic areas with traditional houseboats meandering down narrow waterways. The journey then ends in Cochin, one of India’s best preserved colonial landscapes, home to a glorious synagogue, the Chinese fishing nets and numerous boutiques, cafes and restaurants. We feel this is an excellent and varied trip as it takes in both the dry and religious lands of Tamil Nadu, as well as the green and scenic regions of laid back Kerala.
2 nights Mahabalipuram – 1 night Pondicherry – 2 nights Tanjore – 1 night Chettinad – 1 night Madurai – 2 nights Munnar – 1 night houseboat – 2 nights Cochin