Beaches & Backwaters (AHBB)
Watch the sunset through the fishing nets of Kochi, stretch out on white sand beaches, drift through the tranquil backwaters and rise at dawn to see the sunrise. This 7-day tour offers a quick introduction to the diversity of South India. Inhale the exotic perfume of cardamom as you stroll through spice gardens and unwind with some yoga in your free time. Meet the locals and spend the night with a local family on a tour that's all about authentic cultural experience.
Highlights: Relaxing in the calm backwaters, experiencing a local homestay, chilling out on quiet beaches, sampling South Indian cuisine.
Highlights of South India (AHIS)
Compared to the North, southern India is a different place working on a different pace. But you don't need to devote a month to get here; this compact trip offers a healthy taste of Kerala's stunning tropical beauty. Luxuriate on the beach and watch the sunset, explore magnificent temples, savour that last smidgen of flavour as you scrape your banana leaf plate clean. And after a night aboard a houseboat in the tranquil backwaters, you may never want to leave.
Highlights: Learning the true meaning of relaxation on a houseboat cruising Kerala's backwaters, exploring sandy beaches, seeking out exotic wildlife, discovering how fishermens' nets can be a tourist attraction in their own right, drooling over that extra helping of delicious South Indian cuisine.
Highlights of India (AHNS)
North India or South? Do both! This 2-week tour combines the riot of Rajasthan’s colours with the calming greens of Kerala. You'll have time to immerse yourself in regional traditions in the North—you'll spend a night at a heritage village hotel—and time to unwind in the south—just imagine cruising the backwaters on a houseboat. Throw in the Taj Mahal, the 'Pink City' of Jaipur and Delhi’s rich architecture and you're left with one spicy curry of an adventure—many flavours with big impact.
Highlights: Spending a night in a heritage village home, Delving into ancient history and thriving modern culture, Exploring grand forts and palaces in Rajasthan, Marvelling at the Taj Mahal at sunrise, Learning the true meaning of relaxation aboard a houseboat on Kerala's backwaters, Discovering a newfound obsession with South Indian cuisine.