Transform yourself by learning how to incorporate the amazing principles of Ayurveda into your life in simple, effective ways. This ancient health system or ‘science of life’, teaches you the best foods to eat for your body type, the most effective ways to lose weight, how to boost your energy levels & how to prevent and manage disease. Learn the best ways to purify and rejuvenate your body, mind and spirit. Commencing 13th January 2018, your 17-day journey in South India includes Ayurvedic classes and consultation with Peter Malakoff as well as a 3-day stay at a peaceful Ayurvedic healing resort. Other highlights include: astonishing sacred sites, the magnificent Mysore Palace, a lovely wildlife sanctuary, historic Cochin, a Tibetan monastery and colourful markets. Enjoy nature treks and a jeep safari along with delicious cuisine and outstanding shopping opportunities.This journey takes you behind the scenes to discover the real India. You will be inspired and delighted.
Arrive in Chennai and transfer to a lovely beach resort in Mamallapuram, a vibrant fishing town.
Take part in a morning guided tour of seventh century world heritage monuments. Your afternoon is free to enjoy the fabulous shops, relax by the resort’s beachside pool, enjoy a massage or perhaps go for a stroll on the beach.
Drive to Tiruvannamalai where we will commence a wonderful Ayurvedic education and health program focusing on nutrition, health & vedic philosophy, including an individual consultation. You will also visit the hermit caves, Sri Ramana’s ashram, the ancient temple and the holy mountain Arunachula.
Transfer to Chennai for a short flight to the charming, historic town of Cochin. The afternoon is free to explore the atmospheric fort area and in the evening, experience an exotic Kathakali dance performance.
Go on a guided tour of the town where you will see India’s oldest church and synagogue and other great sights. Free time to enjoy Cochin’s wonderful shops, stroll along the waterways or enjoy a massage.
Drive to our lovely Ayurvedic healing resort. Relax and enjoy the peaceful surrounds with yoga and wonderful Ayurvedic treatments.
Drive through the lovely Nilgiri mountains with lush tea plantations on our way to Mudumalai Wildlife Sanctuary. We have lunch at Ooty and a short tour of the tea factory. Enjoy a late afternoon safari.
Start the day with a morning trek and then visit IPAN animal shelter. Enjoy free time in the afternoon before a visit to the elephant camp and river where the elephants bath and feed.
Drive to Mysore for a guided tour of the astonishingly beautiful Maharaja’s Palace. In the afternoon visit the vibrant fruit and flower market.
Go on a guided tour of Chamundi Hill & Temple. Visit a friendly Tibetan monastery and enjoy a traditional Tibetan lunch with the friendly monks.
Enjoy a guided tour of the ancient & astonishingly carved Somnathpur Temple. After lunch we drive to Bangalore for a final group dinner before flying back home.
Your 17-day experience includes air-conditioned travel, all accommodation, internal flight, all entrance fees, local guides, safari, nature treks, all excursions, many meals, drinking water, guide tips, Ayurvedic consultation, classes and treatments.
Price $4190 per person twin share.
(Single supplement $1060)
The itinerary may be subject to change depending on altered circumstances.