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About KERALA AND TAMIL NADU

Kerala is India’s laid back state. The pristine sea coast, the tea and spice gardens, the calm backwaters and the dense forests all add to the charm of this state which truly is God’s own country. Kerala also has a fair share of Ayurvedic spa resorts and treatment centres.

 

Munnar has a lot to offer with its tea gardens and waterfalls, while the village of Kumarakom is a cluster of little islands on Vembanad Lake. The bird sanctuary here, which is spread across 14 acres is a treasure for the bird watchers.  For a few months every year during the monsoon season, Kerala comes alive with colourful snake boat races and are the highlight of the Onam Festibal in August or September. Kathakali, a dance style of telling story through dance, music and gestures is worth watching. In fact, the ritual of seeing the dancers get ready tediously over a few hours is as enchanting as the dance performance. Foodies will love Keralan cuisine – a multitude of vegetarian and non-vegetarian cuisine with an emphasis on coconut and tangy tamarind and spicy chillies.

 

Bordering Kerala’s eastern border is the state of Tamil Nadu, powered by two rich monsoons, and the delightful diversity of coastal villages, intriguing temples and cultural rituals, textile and craft traditions all of which astound us with their beauty and eye for detail.

SUGGESTED ITINERARIES

  • GOURMET TOUR OF INDIA

    This tour offers you an excellent opportunity to learn some of the treasured recipes of popular dishes, handed down from generation to generation. Join your hosts in the cooking demonstrations held especially in your honour in their splendid heritage homes.

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  • SOUTHERN SOJOURN

    From the historical colonial environs of Chennai you journey through the lively temple towns of Tamil Nadu, past culturally rejuvenating cities such as Pondicherry and Auroville By the Sea, both associated with The Mother and the Sri Aurobindo Ashram.

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INTERESTS

ACTIVE AND ADVENTURE

May we suggest horseback riding? Gallop and canter through the desert past forts and palaces then spend your evenings in castles or luxury camps. Or do you prefer a camel safari experiencing 16th century caravan life…

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ART, ARCHITECTURE AND TEXTITLES

Historically Indian textile has evolved into a wide range according to nuances of migratory weavers, foreign invasions and religious influences. Royal Expeditions is your connection to insider visits to traditional weavers…

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CULINARY

Renowned for its food and spices, India will delight you with its gourmet culinary traditions. From ancient recipes and cooking methods to cosmopolitan influences, you are sure to be surprised at the variety…

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CULTURE AND HISTORY

To give a deep, fascinating psychedelic kaleidoscopic experience called INDIA, Royal Expeditions offers Academic tours led by specialists who are Indologist, performing artist, art historian, cultural anthropologist…

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FESTIVALS AND ROYAL EVENTS

India  is  known  for  its  many  colorful  and  fascinating  festivals like the Pushkar Fair and Diwali in Rajasthan,  which  we  can  build  trips  around  or  incorporate  into  customized  itineraries. In addition there are also: Naguar Cattle Fair…

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NGOs AND VOLUNTEERING

If you like to travels to new places with generosity of spirit and a sense of adventure, but additionally also the humility to understand that universal change requires more sustained engagement. We can steer you towards organizations…

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PHOTOGRAPHY

India has only 2.4 percent of the world’s land area BUT 8 percent of its plant and animal species and 18% of its population. With its stunning mountains, beaches, rivers, deserts, jungles, flowers, wildlife, temples, monuments, and beautiful people…

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YOGA AND SPIRITUALITY

Spirituality in India is not just an mysterious philosophy or practice. Spirituality has found its place in the most commonplace routines and daily lives of India’s people. In our tours you experience how spirituality fits in this context…

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