Your decision to make a tour of South India, to get to know more on the culture of this part of India, would make you look closely into the religion, music, dance, cuisines and festivals aspects, to make it the most fulfilling cultural tour in India. Tamil Nadu in South India is dominated by its towering ancient Dravidian Temples, one of the best architecture in India that is considered to be the backbone of Tamil culture. These temples are uniquely located amongst the spellbounding surroundings that include, being perched on a high rock, an island or on a remote mountain. The most impressive among them is the Meenakshi Temple in India at Madurai. It is here that a 12 day Chithirai Festival is held in April, every year. Have you to visit Kumbakonam, that lies 40 km from Tanjore, you will come across 18 temples and you can go temple hopping here. Sarangapani Temple dedicated to Lord Vishnu is the most important one that has a shrine in a structured like a chariot. Do you know Kanchipuram is called “City of a Thousand Temples?” Of course, who has not heard of Tirupati and the temple of Lord Venkateshwar in the southern section of Andhra Pradesh? It has 4,000 steps leading up to the temple. Those who cannot climb, make it up there by bus. In the field of music, Carnatic Music has been south India’s classical style music and this dates back to 15th century. Immerse yourself in festivals of Onam and Pongal and the art, called Pulikkali. Men wear clothing to resemble tigers and go parading around. Elephant festival is celebrated in Kerala. South Indian cuisine of Kerala is anyday a seafoodie’s delight. Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh are known for their coconut-based fiery dishes, eaten off on a banana leaf. There are some places in Kerala that offer, real home style cooked food. If you desire, you are allowed to participate in the cooking process. Yes, you can make this tour a cooking tour in India.
16 Nights & 17 Days South India Cultural Tour Package.