This holiday takes in the three-key southern Indian states of Karnataka, Tamil Nadu and six nights in Kerala, visiting many of the highlights as well as some lesser known gems while still allowing time to relax. Marvel at natural wonders, exotic decorations and carvings as well as the remnants of colonial days. Enjoy a ride on a scenic narrow-gauge train, explore the palaces of regal Mysore before taking in the scenery among the Blue Mountains of colonial Ooty, where you will spend Christmas, with its tea gardens and dense forests.
In Kerala discover the markets and Chinese fishing nets of the old port of Cochin and then unwind on board a houseboat and spend time in a luxury resort celebrating the New Year on the tranquil backwaters. Finish with some relaxed days on the beach outside Chennai (formerly Madras) at Mahabalipuram, where your hotel is located close to some of UNESCOs finest monuments. The majesty of southern India awaits you, with all our usual extra festive touches!