South India tours, temples and monuments
£1400To£1600 excluding flights
Description of South India tours, temples and monuments
This trip can be tailor made at a time to suit you and can be adapted to suit your interests, budget and requirements as necessary
As the pioneers of responsible tourism, we've screened this (and every) vacation so that you can travel knowing it will help support the places and people that you visit, and the planet. Read how below.
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The tour is organized to offer an experience of Indian culture through visits to ancient monuments. Throughout the tour the accommodation is provided in Heritage Hotels, finest example of our ancient heritage and architectural splendour. The conservation of these age old marvels deserves accolades. We follow responsible tourism guidelines and hence employ local and hire services locally in order to employ and empower the local communities.
Pondicherry is home to the finest architecture exhibited in old monuments built by the French. One such luxury accommodation on the tour is an old 18th century mansion restored to its past glory. There are many such architectural marvels built by the French on the Pondicherry coastline. Some marvellous architecture arose on the French coastline of Pondicherry. The trip takes you back to times whence modern amenities were absent. Experience the time of Pankhawalla who gently fanned the cool air to offer comfort from heat. Experience real gastronomic delights of Creole cuisine whence the French mixed Tamil spices in their recipes to create this marvellous food.
Business generated from our stay helps in the preservation of these ancient marvels the Jewels of French Architecture influenced by local surroundings. Through our tours we encourage all accommodation and service providers to follow responsible tourism guidelines. Empowerment and employment of local youth and women are our first priority.
Throughout our tour our priority is to employ the local communities and accord requisite training if necessary. We advice all our guests to be respectful of the local custom, rites, rituals and sentiments of the people. In order to maintain the synergy with the local populace it is advisable to adorn the local dress. The tour offers more than just sightseeing it is a learning experience as well.
On this trip we support an NGO called Jagriti who are involved in giving education, accommodation, clothing and food to small children who are found begging in railway stations. An amount of £10 per person goes to this NGO.
The trip includes a wildlife adventure to see the Royal Bengal Tiger. The visit to Periyar Tiger Reserve offers exciting wildlife viewing and birding. One can see major fauna on this trip. We are also the founder member of the Tiger Conservation foundation called TOFT (tour operators for Tigers) an organisation working in India for the conservation of Indian Wildlife.