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12 Highlights of Tamil Nadu

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Chloe and Ellie have just returned from a particularly exciting and whirlwind ten-day trip to Tamil Nadu. This magical south Indian state is full of surprises; towering temples, mist shrouded hills and palm fringed beaches are just a few of the incredible sights that they witnessed...

South India photoblog: Dindigul, Madurai and Munnar

Follow us as we continue our journey through South India; this time from the fresh and fertile countryside of Dindigul, to the cultural hub of Madurai and into 'God's own country', Kerala, to the emerald green mountains of Munnar, carpeted with tea fields. It is always exciting when you find a new secret gem, and discoveries don’t come more delightful than this one in Dindigul… Opened in October 2012, Rajakkad Estate is an intimate garden hotel with 7 unique bedrooms within an 18th century…

South India photoblog: Tanjore, Trichy and Chettinad

We have a few more photos of our tour of South India to share with you, this time taking in Tanjore, Trichy and Chettinad. We hope this gives you a flavour of Tamil Nadu's fantastically rich culture. The number of exotic, often UNESCO-protected temples in this region is truly remarkable - including the magnificent Chidambaram, Brihadeeshwara and Darasuram temples. In a few short days we've been lucky enough to experience Tamil New Year, Puthandu, as well as some atmospheric local festivals…

Photoblog: On the road in Tamil Nadu

"Vanakkam" and hello from Ampersand's marketing manager, Sacha, and India sales consultant, Catriona! We hope you enjoy this photo tour of the first 3 days of our research tour of balmy South India. We flew into Chennai and have travelled to Mahabalipuram and down the coast to the picture postcard town of Pondicherry. Keep your eyes on this blog and Facebook - we have got another 13 days out here and will be updating you with our discoveries, photos and videos. San Thome Basilica…

New itinerary: Tamil Nadu and Kerala... A Luxury Tailor-made Tour of South India

We have designed a brand new itinerary which we are extremely excited about...TAMIL NADU & KERALA, A LUXURY TAILOR-MADE TOUR OF SOUTH INDIA 16 days from £3610 per person Mahabalipuram | Pondicherry | Tanjore | Karaikudi |Madurai |Backwaters | Mararikulam | Cochin Towering temples, mist shrouded hills and palm fringed beaches are just a few of the incredible sights that await you on this wonderful tour of India's two southernmost states, Tamil Nadu and Kerala, which are incredibly…
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