Your adventure begins in Mahabalipuram, a mystical port city on the Bay of Bengal, home to the ancient cave temples and the awe-inspiring monolithic rathas (shrines in the shape of chariots).
Continue south along the coastline to the quaint, French-inspired town of Puducherry. Stroll through streets that whisper tales of colonial times. Visit the fascinating Sri Aurobindo Ashram, the final resting-place of Sri Aurobindo, an Indian saint and yogi who mixed yoga and modern science, and immerse in the unique culture of Auroville, an experimental community intended to be a testament to the harmonious unity of humankind.
In Thanjavur, prepare to be awed by the majestic Brihadeeshwara Temple, a beacon of ancient architectural prowess. The royal palace nearby unfolds centuries of history, while the Saraswati Mahal Library lets you delve into a world of ancient manuscripts, a treasure trove for the culturally curious.
Journey to Madurai (Madaras) where the city's heartbeat is palpable in its bustling flower markets and the sacred ornate Meenakshi Temple. Experience the divine Aarti Ceremony, a spiritual spectacle, and explore the city's rich tapestry of history and tradition.
Experience life along the serene backwaters of Kumarakom aboard a traditional houseboat where you will find yourself immersed in the lush beauty of the region's tropical canals.
Finally, journey to Kochi, where an array of races and cultures have intertwined over centuries to shape the region and city into a vibrant mosaic. Kochi is the perfect finishing touch to a fascinating and memorable South Indian adventure.
Discover the ancient wonders of Mahabalipuram's cave temples and monolithic rathas.
Marvel at the intricate bas-relief of Arjuna's Penance, a masterpiece of Indian art.
Experience the charming blend of French colonial and Indian cultures in Puducherry.
Explore Auroville, a unique global village striving for human unity and peace.
Be awed by the architectural magnificence of Thanjavur's Brihadeeshwara Temple.
Uncover centuries of history in the royal palace and Saraswati Mahal Library of Thanjavur.
Witness the spiritual Aarti Ceremony at the iconic Meenakshi Temple in Madurai.
Stroll through Madurai's vibrant flower market, a kaleidoscope of colors and scents.
Relax on a serene houseboat cruise through the lush backwaters of Kumarakom.
Immerse yourself in the cultural tapestry of Kochi with a Kathakali dance performance and an immersive cultural heritage tour.
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Measures have been taken to positively impact our environment
This journey positively affects the local communities visited.
Experiences on this journey provide authentic cultural interaction and connection
The Evolved Traveler is allocating $65 per person* (average) in conjunction with our partners, Offset Alliance, to help offset this journey through verified carbon removal and reversals projects.
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