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Luxuriate in exceptional accommodation in heritage hotels and deluxe resorts
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Delight in the lush green landscapes
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Feast your eyes on World Heritage Site temples and monuments
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Connect with chefs at a cooking class featuring Kerala spices

South India: Temples and Tropical Landscapes

Nov 08-19, 2024

13 days | India | Alumni Expeditions

This tour is presented by the alumni associations of the University of Alberta, the University of Saskatchewan, Western University, McGill University, York University, McMaster University, and University of Guelph. All are welcome!
 
Experience the rich culture of scenic South India through its fascinating art, architecture, and rituals in a slew of World Heritage Sites. Feast your eyes on lush, tropical landscapes, rice paddies, sugar cane, coconut groves, and colourful villages as you travel along the shores of the Indian Ocean and the Arabian Sea.

Discover grand temples, testaments to the great cultural opulence left behind by vanished dynasties. Delight in the French colonial vibe of Pondicherry and marvel at the restored courtyard mansions of Chettinad. Immerse yourself in the lush plantations of Periyar and learn to prepare a meal with the freshest of spices.

Savour the culinary traditions of the south; aromatic cuisines with an abundance of fresh vegetables and lightly spiced with influences of the merchants from around the word who came here to trade and left their mark on the regional cuisines.

Delight in luxurious accommodation: a picture-perfect French colonial inn on the Coromandel Coast; a restored heritage mansion deep in the interior; and a resort set in emerald-green rolling hills covered with spice plantations.
Alumni Expeditions University of Guelph Alumni Tours
Tour Cost (per person):
US$5995
Group Size:
15 - 20 participants

What’s included: Airport transfers for passengers arriving and departing as per the group itinerary; accommodation based on double occupancy in hotels listed or similar; meals as indicated in the itinerary; all internal transportation by private coach; sightseeing with qualified English-speaking guides; all activities and entrance fees; one cooking class; two performances; taxes and gratuities (for guides, drivers, hotels, restaurants); fully escorted by your Worldwide Quest tour leader

I loved all the opportunities we had to cook and learn alongside the many professional and home chefs. I want to go back! - Quest Traveller

Itinerary at a Glance

DayActivity
1Arrive Chennai, Transfer to Mahabalipuram
2Shore Temple of Mahabalipuram
3Chennai
4Along the Coromandel Coast to Pondicherry
5Explore Pondicherry - the capital of French India
6Temple town of Kumbakonam
7Chettinad via Tanjore
8Cooking class in Chettinad
9Madurai
10Across the Western Ghats to Periyar
11Periyar’s spice gardens
12Kochi: The Venice of the East
13Fishing nets and Kerala cuisine
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Your Tour Leader

Meera  Kachroo is an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Religion and Culture at St. Thomas More College in Saskatoon (Treaty 6). In both research and teaching, she highlights the perennial texts and teachings of Asian religions and how they flourish in modern lives.

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Alumni Expeditions University of Guelph Alumni Tours
Tour Cost (per person):
US$5995
Group Size:
15 - 20 participants

What’s included: Airport transfers for passengers arriving and departing as per the group itinerary; accommodation based on double occupancy in hotels listed or similar; meals as indicated in the itinerary; all internal transportation by private coach; sightseeing with qualified English-speaking guides; all activities and entrance fees; one cooking class; two performances; taxes and gratuities (for guides, drivers, hotels, restaurants); fully escorted by your Worldwide Quest tour leader

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