Culinary Tour to Southern India

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Culinary Tour to Southern India
January 15-25, 2012
Travel with Joan Peterson, as she peels back the different layers of India for you. Wherever you are from, you will find something that touches your heart in India.


Culinary Tour to India


Southern India is very different from northern India in terms of the people, languages, food, culture, temples, clothes, and fashion. In practically every aspect it is impossible to miss that you have crossed the Vindhya mountain ranges and entered peninsular India. The region, divided into the four states of Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, and Kerala, has traditionally been somewhat detached from the rest of the country, mostly due to its geographical location. It has its own checkered history of dynasties and rulers that dates back two thousand years, and the signs of its conquests across southeast Asia can be found in countries such as Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, and Sri Lanka.


Culinary Tour to India


India's culture, like its people, is a rich mosaic whose myriad elements have ancient roots and foreign influences. It is vibrant and chaotic, a land of incredible contrasts and paradoxes.

Come with us as we peel back the different layers of India for you. Wherever you are from, you will find something that touches your heart in India.


Culinary Tour to India


Tour Details

Hotels: Park POD, The Bangala, Taj Gateway Pasumalai, Ambady Estate, Malabar House, Coconut Lagoon

Price per person in shared Double Room if 8 participants: $3695. Single supplement $1086. Price per person in shared Double Room if 10 participants: $3544. Single supplement $1086.

Supplement per person for individual one-way airport transfer on arrival in India by Toyota Innova Car (Maximum 3 Pax) at Chennai: $45 (if not part of the Group Airport transfer, which is included in the services provided, below.)
Prices are based on the current rate of exchange. In the event of a major swing in the exchange rate of the US dollar, the prices may come up for review.

Included Services:
• Accommodation in Chennai, Karaikudi, Madurai, Munnar, Cochin, and Kumarakom (all double rooms, including breakfast)
• Group Airport transfer upon arrival and domestic airport group transfer
• Domestic economy flights in India: Chennai / Trichy and Cochin / Chennai
• Land transportation by air-conditioned mini-coach
• Professional English-speaking guide throughout the tour
• Services of Joan Peterson, tour leader
• Entrance fees to monuments as per itinerary
• All taxes
• All lunches and dinners per itinerary, unless specified
• All cooking demonstrations as per itinerary
• Sunset Cochin Harbor cruise
• Day cruise on Houseboat with lunch on board
• Entrance to Kathakali Dance performance in Cochin
• Bottled water (available on the motor coach and at lunch and dinner)
• Copy of culinary guidebook, Eat Smart in India, by Joan Peterson and Indu Menon


Culinary Tour to India


Services Not Included:
• International flights
• All items of purely personal nature
• Meals not included in itinerary
• Beverages (other than water) at lunch and dinner
• All tips
• All costs related to insurance and medical repatriation
• Incidental costs arising out of voluntary or involuntary re-routing of the program or changes arising out of delay or cancellation of flights or any other circumstances beyond the control of Travel Scope.



Culinary Tour to India




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