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THIS IS NOT THE FULL BROCHURE

We invite you to call Sarah or Gwen at 1-800-762-4216 to request the full brochure. The brochure will include Important Traveler Information (and answers to most questions) and a Reservation Form. We can send the brochure through the Postal Service or as a PDF attachment. If you would like to receive a PDF, probably the best way to keep the message from going into a SPAM filter is to send a message to sarahb@serioustraveler.com. If you are already on our mailing list, no need to complete the entire brochure request form.

Chennai (Madras) • Dakshina Chitra • Mahabalipuram • Pondicherry
Thanjavur • Karaikudi • Madurai • Periyar • Kumarakom • Alleppey • Cochin • Bangalore
Shravanbelagola • Hassan • Belur • Halebid • Mysore • Srirangapatnam

January 10 - 23, 2015 • 14 days
including the Pongal Festival

$4250 per person based on double occupancy
beginning in Chennai and ending in Bangalore
plus India visa processing of $208
Airfare Additional
$1390 Single Supplement

“Of our three visits to India in the past two years, South India was, by far, the most interesting and fascinating. The tropical climate cuisine were outstanding. The green of the rice fields, the stunning temples, and the warmth of the people stood out.”

Ed Orsborn, 2005

Dear Serious Traveler,

We invite you to visit all three of India’s southern most states: Tamil Nadu, Karnataka and Kerala. The soothing south is ancient temples, magnificent architecture, vast expanses of virgin beaches, a Kerala backwaters cruise, exotic cities and local festivals, a jungle nature reserve and this trip has it all! India deserves many trips — this journey captures the essence of the beautiful south. We’ve combined the historical areas around Chennai and Madurai with Periyar and the seaside cities of Kerala for a truly extraordinary trip.

The timing of our tour is perfect. You’ll have the opportunity to witness and participate in the annual Pongal Festival. During this time, we’ll have the opportunity to meet the wonderful people of the South. They are beautiful, brilliant and well-educated.

This is the REAL India—a region of vast cultural wealth and lush beauty. The Dravidian culture flourished here for thousands of years. The colonial British, French and Portuguese added a European veneer. Our journey offers fascinating sights, scenery, and traditions colored by South India’s history and passed down through generations, and from time immemorial.

As an option you may continue to Sri Lanka. You may request a brochure separately.

So prepare to depart the commonplace. Join our small group of no more than fifteen. Open your mind and your heart to the mysteries of mystical South India!

Gwen Erwood
President, Travel Concepts International

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All This Included
  • Witness the night ceremony at the Meenakshi Temple
  • Be part of the Pongal Festival celebration
  • Learn about the British influence in Madras, now Chennai
  • See the Thanjavur Palace and Saraswathi Mahal Library
  • Discover the delicately carved Shore Temple in Mahabalipuram
  • Visit the Auroville Ashram, The City of Dawn, founded by Sri Aurobindo
  • Savor the scents of Periyar spices
  • Attend a performance of Kathikali Dancers
  • Travel across South India in our comfortable, air-conditioned coach
  • Stay in fine hotels and resorts
  • Enjoy a saree tying session
  • Partake of breakfast, lunch and dinner daily on the basic tour
  • Travel bag, document holder and luggage strap are our gifts to you
  • Prepare with pre-trip study material
  • Tips as well as entrance fees, and taxes are included on the basic tour
  • Expert local guides will be with you every step of the way!
THIS IS NOT THE FULL BROCHURE

We invite you to call Sarah or Gwen at 1-800-762-4216 to request the full brochure. The brochure will include Important Traveler Information (and answers to most questions) and a Reservation Form. We can send the brochure through the Postal Service or as a PDF attachment. If you would like to receive a PDF, probably the best way to keep the message from going into a SPAM filter is to send a message to sarahb@serioustraveler.com. If you are already on our mailing list, no need to complete the entire brochure request form.

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wen@SeriousTraveler.com • Web site www.tci-travel.com or www.SeriousTraveler.com