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Strolling in the Franco-Indian fusion in Pondicherry
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Explore World Heritage Site temples and monuments
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Tasting South India's unique sweet and spicy cuisine
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Meet friendly locals in the small villages we visit
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Stay in exceptional accommodation in heritage hotels and deluxe resorts

South India & Sri Lanka

This tour is a delightful and satisfying combination of South India’s rich architectural history filled with ancient temples, colonial outposts, and vibrant cities and the historic heartland of Sri Lanka with its concentration of extravagant ancient ruins, caves temples and rock fortresses.

Tamil Nadu is a gentler, more relaxing introduction to the wonders of India. Visit the grand temple complexes that are both testaments to the great cultural opulence left behind by erstwhile dynasties and displays of current spirituality and community. Meet with the priests and merchants who keep the temples alive. Chill in the French colonial vibe of Pondicherry and stroll its ocean-front promenade. Explore the fabulously decorated courtyard mansions of little-travelled Chettinad and learn to prepare the finest cuisine in India.

Sri Lanka punches above its size with a plethora of extraordinary sites. With five UNESCO World Heritage Sites on this route, you’ll be amazed by the timeless wonders of its 2000-plus years of culture. Legendary temples are found in caves and on hilltops and ruins of ancient civilizations spread over the central plains. We’ll meet with monks in sacred hidden caves, taste Ceylon tea at the plantation, and visit medieval capitals by bike or on foot.

These still relatively less travelled treasures of the sub-continent promise days filled with discovery!
Alumni Expeditions Cultural Explorations

India | 14 days
Alumni Expeditions

Dates:
Nov 01-15, 2019
Cost:
Approx. US$5495
Group Size:
Limited to 14 participants

Includes:
Accommodation, most meals, all activities and entrance fees, all ground transportation, flight to Colombo, expert local guides, two performances, arrival and departure transfers at destination, accompanied by Worldwide Quest tour leader.

Itinerary at a Glance

Day 1: Meet in Chennai
Day 2: The Shore Temple at Mamallapuram
Day 3: Along the Coromandel Coast to Pondicherry
Day 4: Explore the capital of French India
Day 5: The kaleidoscopic Sri Ranganathaswamy temple
Day 6: Tanjore’s magnificent temple complex, Chettinad
Day 7: Chettinad
Day 8: Madurai
Day 9: Fly to Colombo, drive to Anuradhapura
Day 10: Anuradhapura
Day 11: Excursion to Polonnaruwa
Day 12: Drive to Kandy
Day 13: The ocean city of Colombo
Day 14: Depart Colombo
Optional Extension: Yala National Park and Galle
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Your Tour Leader

Manoj Abraham heads up the logistics team in our Delhi office. Whether designing tours with a painstaking attention to detail or leading our travellers across Asia, Manny draws on his exceptional network of contacts to create intimate and enriching experiences.

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Alumni Expeditions Cultural Explorations

India | 14 days
Alumni Expeditions

Dates:
Nov 01-15, 2019
Cost:
Approx. US$5495
Group Size:
Limited to 14 participants

Includes:
Accommodation, most meals, all activities and entrance fees, all ground transportation, flight to Colombo, expert local guides, two performances, arrival and departure transfers at destination, accompanied by Worldwide Quest tour leader.

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"A tropical destination filled with cultural gems."

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