This affordable holiday in India begins on the Bay of Bengal in Eastern India’s ancient city of Chennai. Guided sightseeing includes Fort St. George, built in 1644, and Dakshinachitra heritage center where fascinating history and sights bring Indian art and architecture to life. Continue to the historic port city of Mahabalipuram, take a Life of Pi tour in Puducherry, and explore the temple and palace of Tanjore. In Madurai, wander the flower market, visit the palace and temple, and explore the Gandhi Memorial Museum. Your inspiring tour of India also includes visits to Thekkady to visit a spice plantation and enjoy an ancient martial arts performance. Board a houseboat for an overnight cruise into the beautiful backwaters of Kerala. Your value-minded tour of India continues with two nights in Cochin—home of the traditional Chinese fishing nets and a colourful dance performance.
Conclude your time in India with a relaxing three-night stay on Marari Beach with free time to enjoy the lovely seaside village as you wish.