What to do while you are here...
Take a look into Kerala’s art forms and festivals at Thrissur, soak in the history of Cochin, look for birds and wildlife in Periyar or Wayanad, rejuvenate with Ayurveda at Palakkad, trek through the tea covered landscapes and mountain ranges around Munnar or relax by the beaches at Kovalam and Marari or backwaters at Kumarakom and Alleppey. With some of the more remote destinations like the rainforests of Wayanad and the beaches in Bekal and Kannur opening up in the recent years there are more options to get off the beaten track in Kerala. The Theyyam performance and the traditional dance school Kalamandalam are a treat for people looking for the unusal.
Tamil Nadu is culturally vibrant with grand temples and a thriving tradition of Bharatnatyam and Carnatic music. The temples atChidambaram, Tanjore and Madurai are reflections of architectural expertise and splendour of the Chola and Pandya kings. The rock-cut temples at Mahabalipuram have exquisite carvings on stone and a spectacular setting on the sea-shore. Pondicherry with its French influence exudes an old world charm and is an eclectic mix of French and Tamil cultures. Tamil Nadu’s hill stations of Ooty and Coonoor are among the oldest and highest hill stations of South India. Valparai is a newly developing tourist destination surrounded by tea and coffee plantations and ideal for a rest or walking and trekking.
Travelling through the boulder strewn landscape of Hampi, the temples at Badami, Aihole and Pattadakal, the Muslim architecture at Bidar and Hyderabad offer a peek into the life in the prosperous kingdoms that ruled the Deccan plateau. Southern Karnataka’s rich cultural heritage is reflected in the temples at Belur, Halebid and Somnathpur and the elegant palaces of Mysore. The national parks at Bandipur and Nagarhole, the plantations of Coorg, the sandalwood forests around Mysore and unexplored beaches from Mangalore to Karwar make Karnataka an appealing mix with a wide array of options.
Most of real India is not explored and often missed by an overseas visitor. We aim to show you this part of our life that is rich in culture and traditions, be it visiting vibrant colorful markets or ancient temples or maybe staying with a family and learning the local way of life and the cuisine. As we are local we can always point out the things that you may otherwise not know about, like a local musical event or a temple festival in the locality! What you can do in the hills and wildlife parks are also seasonal as some parks are better than others for some species at certain times. It is these sort of tips and suggestions that as locals we have that will help make a great holiday!
One of the most popular activity that can be easily incorporated into any itinerary is walking and treks in the hills. With a tropical evergreen forest cover and unbroken mountain range that runs all along peninsular India the opportunity for walks, treks and wildlife activities are numerous. With our own adventure division looking after your needs you can rest assured of a hassle free and memorable adventure! In addition to treks and camps you could also indulge in any activity that takes your fancy. There are options for cycling, both off and on road, motorbike tours, canoeing and kayaking in the waterways, wildlife and birdwatching trips etc.
For your convenience we have listed the various activities possible at the various destinations. The list of activities possible are long and exhaustive and not possible to list each and every one in the limited space of this website. If you do not find the activity that you are looking for do drop us an e-mail or give us a call and we will be happy to forward you the details of the same.