Exquisite Temples and Tropical Landscapes

Lodging

Listed below are our signature accommodations for this trip. Although it is highly unlikely, we may make substitutions when necessary.

Brunton Boatyard

Brunton Boatyard

Days 1 to 2 (2 nights), Cochin, India

Set by the water's edge in Fort Cochin, the Brunton Boatyard is a 19th century shipyard that was converted into a charming 22-room hotel that ...

Traditional Houseboat

Traditional Houseboat

Day 3 (1 night), Alleppey, India

The beautiful houseboats of Kerala, called kettuvallams, were once used to transport rice, spices, and other goods to the port of Cochin. ...

Spice Village Hotel

Spice Village Hotel

Days 4 to 5 (2 nights), Periyar, India

A marvelous eco-friendly hideaway, Spice Village has about 60 thatched bungalows scattered in a park-like setting. The bungalows aren’t ...

Gateway Hotel Pasumalai

Gateway Hotel Pasumalai

Days 6 to 7 (2 nights), Madurai, India

This restored colonial home, with its unique hilltop location overlooking the temple city of Madurai, is full of character and charm. Built atop ...

Bangala Hotel

Bangala Hotel

Day 8 (1 night), Karaikudi, India

The Bangala is a family-run heritage hotel in Karaikudi, the main town in Chettinad country. It has been in the same family for 100 years and was ...

Mantra Veppathur

Mantra Veppathur

Days 9 to 10 (2 nights), Kumbakonam, India

This eco-friendly hotel is spread over landscaped acres along the banks of the Veera Chozha River. It has comfortable air-conditioned guest ...

Hotel de L'Orient

Hotel de L'Orient

Day 11 (1 night), Pondicherry, India

The Hotel de L’Orient is a heritage building in the heart of  Pondicherry's French district.  A restored mansion, it has the feel of ...

Radisson Blu Resort Temple Bay

Radisson Blu Resort Temple Bay

Days 12 to 13 (2 nights), Mamallapuram, India

Spread across 46 acres along a stretch of private beach, this resort complex has spacious, well-kept  rooms, either beachside or poolside, as ...

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