Journey with us to the heart of Southern India, as we connect with sacred sites, lush landscapes, and our inner most selves. This trip has something for everyone. We start our trip in Tamil Nadu visiting several of the most spectacular temples in India. From there adventure awaits, as we explore the serene backwaters of Kerala, fall in love with elephants at an amazing sanctuary, and trek though a spice plantation. We end our journey on beautiful beaches, with choices for both water enthusiasts and those seeking to take in more cultural sights. Lush greenery and tranquil surroundings provide the perfect backdrop for our daily (but optional) Yin/Yang yoga and meditation practices. Throughout the trip you may choose to be pampered with the Ayurvedic treatments Kerala is known for or just relax and be held in the spirituality of place.
Southern India can be a challenging and unpredictable, but our local guides, Southern Trails Ltd., take care of the details so that we can fully enjoy the wonders that this magical place has to offer. Having worked with Briala numerous times, Southern Trails has always shown that they know how to balance the organization that we need, with the fluidity that India requires.
All foreign travelers entering India require a visa. While there are several types of visas, most tourists apply for an eVisa, through any number of agencies. We will be happy to provide you with a recommendation.
You should be up to date on routine vaccinations while traveling to any destination, but additional vaccines are not required for this trip. While malaria medication is not required, we recommend you speak to your healthcare provider about and work within your personal comfort.
Briala will be emailing you with all necessary pre-trip information so you are well-prepared for the journey ahead.
The January weather in Southern India provides the perfect escape from the cold winter back home. Temperatures typically hover in the 80s, with sun, sun and more sun.
This option is for people who would like to share a room. You do not need to be traveling with someone, to choose this option. If you are traveling with someone and you would like to share a room with them, you can specify that on the Registration form at checkout.
This option is for people who would like a private room.
Upon arrival we have the day at leisure for relaxing by the hotel pool or an optional visit to Darasuram Temple.