A Taste of South India

Get ready for a culinary adventure like no other - this is a tasty treat of a trip designed to tantalise tastebuds and satisfy culture vultures. From the seaside bliss of Goa to the relaxed coastal beauty of Kerala, journey through a region rich in history, tradition and spirituality. Learn the art of cooking regional dishes from enthusiastic locals and visit aromatic spice farms and lush coconut and coffee plantations. Witness devotees worshipping at temples and locals trading at markets for true insight into this captivating part of the world. Develop a taste for southern India on this flavoursome journey.

Itinerary

Day 1 Goa

One of the most popular places to visit in India, Goa will get those fiery flavours flowing with a trip to a spice farm.

Day 2 Udupi

While in Udupi, learn how to make delicious dosa (a crepe made of lentils and rice) and watch devotees perform rituals at the famous Sri Krishna Temple.

Day 3 Chikmagalur

Visit a coffee plantation and enjoy home-cooked food in this quaint hill station.

Days 4-5 Mysore

Visit the Shravanabelagola temple en route to Mysore. Admire the ornate detail of the Maharaja's Palace and savour aromatic spices in a Biryani cooking class.

Days 6-7 Mammallapuram/Pondicherry

Stop by the Shore Temple in Mamallapuram then travel to the seaside beauty of Pondicherry.

Day 8 Thanjavur

See why the Brihadishwara Temple is one of India's most prized architectural sites.

Day 9 Karaikudi

Admire the architecture of Chettinad Palace before learning the secrets of local cuisine.

Day 10 Madurai

Walk through a maze of lamp-lit corridors in the Sri Meenakshi Temple.

Day 11 Pollachi

Visit a coconut plantation, learn how coconut fibres are woven and get practical experience in Pollachi cooking techniques.

Day 12 Guruvayur

Journey to the rich beauty of coastal Kerala. While in Guruvayur, see the Guruvayur temple and visit an elephant sanctuary that houses more than 50 residents.

Days 13-14 Kochi

With Chinese, Portuguese, Dutch and English influences, Kochi is a melting pot of cultures and traditions. Ride the ferry, browse antique shops, breathe in the aroma of spice bazaars and wander the Fort Kochi area to absorb the essence of Kochi.

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