South India on a Plate

A spice-infused journey for your palate

Chennai - 2 N, Chettinadu - 2 N, Madurai - 2 N, Periyar - 2 N, Kochi - 2 N, Kumarakom - 3 N

"“If I'm an advocate for anything, it's to move. As far as you can, as much as you can. Walk in someone else's shoes or at least eat their food." - Anthony Bourdain.

There is no place better to unravel and demystify the secrets of the tongue than India, which boasts 5000-year old recipes and a multitude of various regional cuisines. Since ancient times, traders have visited India to procure its most exotic spices. Today, tour groups from across the world visit India to surprise and delight their palates and learn some of the secrets of authentic Indian cooking.
The southern part of India has as many experiences as the tongue has taste buds. Home to the most delicious dishes, South Indian food has a long repertoire of vegetarian as well as non-vegetarian cuisines, which are prepared oh so delicately.
Gorge on hot idlis, fluffy parotta, breathe in the fresh spices and tea plantations aroma, discover the flavours of Chettinad cuisine, enjoy a cooking session with a chef or have a delightful lunch with a local family. You will relish every day and every meal of this delicious journey!

Journey - 13 Nights

  • Day 01 - Arrive Chennai
  • Day 02 - Chennai
  • Day 03 - Fly Chennai - Trichy - Drive to Chettinadu
  • Day 04 - Chettinadu
  • Day 05 - Drive Chettinadu - Madurai
  • Day 06 - Madurai
  • Day 07 - Drive Madurai - Periyar
  • Day 08 - Periyar
  • Day 09 - Drive Periyar - Kochi
  • Day 10 - Kochi
  • Day 11 - Drive Kochi - Kumarakom
  • Day 12 - Kumarakom
  • Day 13 - Kumarakom
  • Day 14 - Drive to Kochi - Departure


  • Walk through the vibrant bazaars and know the local produce.
  • Discover the distinctive taste of Chettinad cuisine.
  • Prepare traditional recipes in a chef-led cooking class.
  • Visit the fragrant spice coast of Periyar.
  • Savour a delicious lunch with a local family and discover authentic homestyle South Indian cooking.
  • Take the local elephants of Periyar for a walk and their daily bath.
  • Cruise the glistening waters of Lake Periyar.
  • Take a food tour to explore the eclectic food scene in Kochi.
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