Into the Dravidian Heartland
Into the Dravidian Heartland
Into the Dravidian Heartland
  • Recommended Duration Kamalan journey
    RECOMMENDED
    DURATION

    14 Days, 13 Nights

  • MOST PROMINENT
    THEMES

    Arts & Crafts, Culture, History & Architecture, Nature

  •  Best Time To Travel Kamalan journey
    BEST TIME
    TO TRAVEL

    November-April

Into the Dravidian Heartland

India’s deep south is a cultural kaleidoscope in its own right. This route takes you into the heart of Tamil Nadu and Kerala, which boast a glorious past replete with huge empires, great kings, spectacular architectural wonders, spellbinding art, ancient traditions thriving in tandem with modern technology. The Dravidian land holds a special place in the cultural and historical landscape of India.

  • SEE
    Kochi
    Kochi

    With history carved by the cultures of Arab, Chinese and European merchants, the port city of Kochi reflects the unity of diverse histories and cultures in one place.

    Periyar
    Periyar

    Situated in the mountainous Western Ghats of Kerala, it is home to tigers and a significant elephant population, as well as rare lion-tailed macaques, sambar deer, leopards and Indian bison.

    Chettinad
    Chettinad

    Known for its cultural legacy of traditional cuisine, architecture, religious temples and spice mansions, Chettinad is intimately traditional and slow paced in its life.

    Pondicherry
    Pondicherry

    A town washed in shades of yellow, Its French legacy is preserved in its French Quarter, with tree-lined streets, mustard-colored colonial villas and chic boutiques

  • STAY
    Chidambara Vilas
    Chidambara Vilas

    A heritage luxury property with elements of traditional lifestyle, located in the heart of the city.

    Palais De Mahe
    Palais De Mahe

    The soaring colonnades of the hotel are reminiscent of the high French Colonial period. The cheery yellow-and-white plastering adorns its aesthetic.

    Taj Coromandel
    Taj Coromandel

    Known as a popular landmark in Chennai, it presents a rich fusion of South Indian design and classic elegance through luxurious living.

  • DO
    Adventure and Outdoor

    A private surfing lesson in Pondicherry, the surfers’ paradise.

    Animal Safari

    Food

    An interaction with an experienced chef who teaches you how to cook yourself a delicious Chettinad meal.

    History

    A journey back through time led by a learned history enthusiast through the grand erstwhile French colonial districts of Pondicherry.

    Music

    A learning of the process behind the making of one of India’s most iconic musical
    instruments, the long necked lyre called veena.

    Novelty Rides

    A discovery of the story of Chennai through its streets, culture and food with an
    experienced, knowledgeable guide.

OTHER JOURNEYS

India’s Urban Landscapes
India’s Urban Landscapes
North India

Culture . History & Architecture

In the Land of Palaces and Kings
In the Land of Palaces and Kings
North India

Arts & Crafts . Culture . History & Architecture

Ladakh: A Wondrous Moonland
Ladakh: A Wondrous Moonland
North India

Nature . Wellness