Discover South India’s highlights as you practice life-enhancing yoga tours to india & meditation throughout this wonder-filled 16-day journey.
Highlights include Sri Ramana’s ashram, the historic & charming Cochin and a backwaters houseboat trip in Kerala. We relax at a beautiful beach resort in Varkala, visit ancient cultural monuments and temples, experience a heart warming visit to an orphanage, Ayurvedic classes, cooking classes, mouth-watering cuisine and great shopping opportunities.Staying at atmospheric hotels and resorts, your Australian yoga facilitator travels with your group during the tour, teaching yoga & meditation throughout the journey. Also learn how to enhance wellbeing though the amazing principles of Ayurveda, an ancient health system.
This amazing tour takes you behind the scenes to discover the culture and hidden gems of India. It will delight and inspire you.
Arrive in Chennai and transfer to our lovely beach resort in Mamallapuram, a vibrant fishing town.
This morning we have a guided tour of amazing 7th century world heritage monuments. The afternoon is free to enjoy the fabulous shops, relax by the resort’s pool, indulge in a massage or stroll on the lovely beach.
Drive to Tiruvannamalai, enroute visit a heart warming children’s home. Tiruvannamalai is situated at the base of the holy mountain, Arunachula, a pilgrimage centre for 100s of years. While here, you will visit the hermit caves, Sri Ramana Maharshi’s ashram and one of India’s largest temples. You will also learn about Ayurveda and vedic philosophy. Massage therapies are available to indulge.
Transfer to airport for a short flight to Cochin, a delightful town in Kerala, one of India’s most relaxing and beautiful states.
Enjoy a guided tour of Cochin to see India’s oldest church, synagogue, Chinese fishing nets and the Dutch Palace. In the evening witness an exotic Kathakali dance performance.
Free time to experience Cochin’s wonderful shops, stroll along the waterside, indulge in a massage.
After a leisurely breakfast we take a short drive to Alleppey for a relaxing overnight houseboat trip on the Kerala backwaters. We see first hand how life is lived along the waterways of Kerala.
Drive to Varkala for our lovely beach resort stay. Relax and enjoy Ayurveda therapies, swimming in the Arabian sea, Indian cooking classes and an abundance of Yoga tours to india and meditation. Here we can rejuvenate our body, mind and soul as we near the end of our wonderful journey.
Transfer to Trivandrum airport for a short flight to Bangalore. Free time to shop before our final group dinner and flight home.
Your 16-day experience includes air-conditioned travel, all accommodation, all entrance fees, guides, many meals, all tours, bottled water, internal flights, guide tips, yoga tours to india and meditation classes, cooking classes, ayurvedic and vedic classes.
The itinerary may be subject to change depending on altered circumstances.