A brilliant profusion of rock-cut temples, extraordinary architecture and sumptuous landscapes, South India offers up the promise of some of the most authentic cultural experiences that this remarkable country has to offer. Combined with some of the most luxurious hotels on the Indian Subcontinent and you have the recipe for an adventure of quite superlative sense and style.
Beginning in the city of Hyderabad you’ll enjoy experiencing some of the splendour of the once powerful Nizams, before your adventure takes you on to discover the magnificent monuments at Hampi. Here you can explore the medieval ruins of the Vijayanagar Empire, before continuing south towards the foothills of the Western Ghats and the glorious setting of Chikmagalur.
Next stop is Kabini, and the rich wildlife reserves of Nagarhole and Bandipur National Parks, where you can enjoy safaris and river cruises before heading up into the cooling hills and coffee plantations around Coorg. Journey’s end then sees you enjoying the opulent majesty of Neeleshwar, where the waters of the Arabian Sea and the remarkable cultural ritual of the Theyyam dancers provide an unforgettable ending to a breathtaking Indian adventure.
*Please note the prices shown above are per person and based on two persons sharing a twin or double room
In Jan and early Feb be prepared for early-morning fog on the Ganges - it can get pretty thick.