Your journey begins in Chennai, where British colonial architecture rubs elbows with intricately carved and painted temples, garish in color and design. It is here where the British East India Company first took hold and remnants can be still be seen in its old bungalows and churches. Elihu Yale, founder of Yale University, was Governor of this early settlement formerly called 'Madras'. Visit Mahabalipuram, famed for the Pallava dynasty’s unique architecture, as immortalized in various rock-cut temples, monolithic chariots and stupendous carvings.
Move on to Madurai, one of the oldest cities of South India and witness the evening ceremony at the 16th century Meenakshi temple. Visit the lush spice plantations in the hills of the South, and enjoy a jungle walk at Periyar Wildlife sanctuary famous for it's herds of elephants. Cruise along the picturesque backwaters of Cochin and enjoy a Kathakali dance performance. Visit the City of Nawabs, Hyderabad with its stunning Mughal architecture. End your tour in Mumbai, where you will sample life in the 'fast lane' while glimpsing a way of life that sticks to ancient traditions – this journey offers endless diversity and cultural experiences!
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