Cultural journey through southern India

Follow the scent of spices through india's deep south

Cultural journey through southern India

Follow the scent of spices through india's deep south

Cultural journey through southern India

Tour of impressive temple complexes

This tour will take you right through the spice plantations in Thekaddy. Over the temple route along the east coast. Through the tea fields of Munnar you will end up in the historic Cochin,where you will be consecrated into the secrets of the Mattancherry Palace,the Jewish synagogue and the Chinese fishing nets.The route takes you past the most impressive temple complexes in southern India. Among others, the Shore Temple in Mahabalipuram and the Sri Meenakshi Temple in Madurai come your way. And during this journey, it does not remain with the superficial admiration of the appearance clean. The architecture of these historic buildings is beautiful, but during a sacrificial ceremony you will discover the soul of India. Together with pilgrims, you will pay tribute to the gods. The hostess who will serve you a delicious meal in Cochin also deserves credit. She also teaches her guests how to make these Indian dishes themselves.

Tips & tops of Cultural Tour Indian cuisine and temple complexes:

  • Walking through Chennai: along the British Fort St. George and the San Thome Cathedral
  • The coastal town of Mahabalipuram has unique rock monuments - you can't miss the Shore Temple
  • If you want to buy a sari, Kanchipuram is at the right place, the holy city is famous for its hand-woven silk
  • Stroll along the quiet avenues and boulevards in the city of Pondicherry
  • On the way to Chettinad, make a stop over in Trichy. The Rock Fort temple contains several smaller temples, the most important of which are the Thayumanavar, the Ucchi Pillayar and the Manikka Vinayagar. Climb to the top for stunning views of the city and river. The Sriranganashawami Temple is dedicated to the sleeping form of god Vishnu. The body of the Hindu saint Ramanuja has been preserved in this temple for 1,000 years.
  • 344 Rock-hewn steps lead you to the Taayumaanavar Koyal Temple, the view is worth the climb
  • You are welcome in temple complex Srirangam, provided you leave your shoes by the wall
  • Chettinad is known for its many palaces, huge temples and great cuisine
  • The central hall with a thousand pillars makes many visitors to the Shree Meenakshi temple dizzy
  • In the impressive Shree Meenakshi temple you attend a sacrificial ceremony
  • Ginger, cardamom, pepper, cinnamon, coffee, vanilla, tea or garlic: Thekaddy (the spice capital of India) tickles your nose
  • At Thekaddy is also Periyar National Park, adventurers sail through the park on a bamboo raft
  • A visit to Kerala is not complete without a stay in a houseboat
  • With its beautiful and natural harbour, Cochin is 'queen of the Arabian Sea'
  • In Cochin, join an Indian family and the hostess will teach you the intricacies of local cuisine
  • In Kovalam, white beaches await, a stretch of which is even private beach: a perfect location to end your trip in style
  • We can offer this trip in different classes of accommodations

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