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SOUTHERN INDIA ODSSEY
Ladies Only Tour 
7th November 2025

Southern India, a tapestry of vivid landscapes, cultural splendor and an ideal setting for a journey that promises to be as enriching as it is colourful.

 

Our 15-day journey designed for women is not just a tour; it's an immersive experience into the heart of India's southern heritage. Starting from Chennai, the gateway to the South, the journey unfolds through a series of historical landmarks, each narrating a story of its own. Fort St. George stands as a testament to colonial history, while the ancient temples of Mahabalipuram whisper tales of a time when gods and kings walked the earth.

 

Weave through the bustling bazaars of George Town, the air fills with the aroma of spices and the chatter of vibrant local life. The culinary adventures in this region are a delightful exploration of taste, blending Indo-French influences that tantalize the palate. The serenity of meditation at a local ashram offers a moment of introspection, a pause in the whirlwind of sensory experiences.

 

Visiting the UNESCO World Heritage site of the Chola Temples showcases the pinnacle of Dravidian architecture, with the Pooja ceremony at the Meenakshi Temple providing a spiritual crescendo to the cultural exploration. The misty hills of the tea plantations are a refreshing retreat, with the Tata Tea Factory offering insights into the journey of tea leaves from plant to cup.

 

Our visit to the Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary stands as a bastion of biodiversity, where the thrill of possibly spotting a tiger adds an element of adventure to the journey all before we transition from land to water aboard the 'Kettuvallam' houseboats in Alleppey. Our houseboat cruise marks a shift to a slower pace of life, gliding through the backwaters of Kerala, a network of canals and lagoons that cradle the essence of rural India.

 

Our final stop in Cochin is a historical mosaic, where the influence of European colonial powers is interwoven with the local Malabar culture, creating a unique blend that has evolved over six centuries. The Chinese fishing nets, the ancient synagogue, and the traditional art forms are but a few of the treasures that await discovery.

 

Our wonderful, hosted journey across Southern India is not just a travel plan; it's a passage through time, a celebration of womanhood, and a deep dive into the myriad hues that define the southern part of the subcontinent. An invitation to experience the warmth of Indian hospitality, the richness of its traditions, and the tranquility of its spiritual offerings. It's a promise of memories that will linger long after the sojourn is over, a narrative of India that will be etched in the heart forever.

from $14,995 per person twin share (single supplement available)

Departs 7th November 2025

TRIP HIGHLIGHTS

  • CHENNAI: City Tour of Chennai

  • CHENNAI: Fort St. George

  • CHENNAI: Kapaleeshwarar Temple built by ‘Pallava Dynasty.’

  • CHENNAI: Visit the bustling bazaars of George Town.

  • CHENNAI: Visit the Shore Temples of Mahabalipuram

  • PONDICHERRY: Enjoy an Indo French Cooking Class

  • PONDICHERRY: Tour of the Indo-French city of Pondicherry

  • PONDICHERRY: Enjoy a Meditation Class at an Ashram

  • KUMBAKONAM: UNESCO World Heritage site of the Chola Temples

  • THANJAVUR: Visit Maratha Palace

  • TRICHY: Visit the Rock Fort Temple

  • MADURAI: Attend a Pooja ceremony at Meenakshi Temple

  • MADURAI: Tour of the medieval city of Madurai

  • MADURAI: Tirumalai Nayak Palace

  • MUNNAR: Ayurvedic massage & treatment (optional)

  • MUNNAR: Visit the iconic Tata Tea Factory & Museum

  • MUNNAR: Eravikulam National Park of Kerala

  • PERIYAR: Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary

  • ALLEPPEY: Board a traditional Kerala Backwater Cruise

  • COCHIN: Sightseeing and heritage tour

  • COCHIN: Visit a south Indian family home for an ethnic Anglo-Indian Cooking Masterclass

INCLUSIONS

  • YOURTours home pick up        *Terms & Conditions Apply

  • Fully hosted by a YOURTours host

  • All flights, including domestic flights in NZ and arrival and departure transfers (T&C’s apply) Flight upgrade available upon request

  • 5* Premium and boutique accommodation 

  • Services of local guides throughout

  • Meals as per itinerary 

  • All gratuities to local guides and coach drivers​

  • Sightseeing and entrance fees as indicated on the itinerary

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