SOUTH INDIA: Tamil Nadu + Varanasi
A Photographic Expedition with David Samuel Robbins
FEBRUARY 10 - 20, 2020
FEBRUARY 10 - 20, 2020
India's incredible diversity makes it possible to revisit many times, with virtually no overlap of experience. For the intrepid traveler interested in exploring beyond Rajasthan and the Taj, India's gorgeous tropical south awaits.
Tamil Nadu is the centerpiece of this extraordinary tour - and an unforgettable experience in itself.
However, to take full advantage of our proximity to other nearby wonders, we have designed a sequence of optional pre and post-tour extensions to broaden our explorations of this remarkable part of the world.
The schedule allows for a seamless transition from a pre-tour in the stunning Indian state of Kerala, and then following Tamil Nadu, a post-tour extension to the ancient holy city of Varanasi, in Uttar Pradesh state.
The Kerala pre-extension is 6 days long, and provides the quintessential highlight experiences of this lush and serene region.
The Varanasi post-extension (February 20 - 23) offers an in-depth exploration of this utterly unique and astounding city.
We will take a dawn boat ride on the Ganges to witness the ritual purification bathings, walk the entire length of the riverbank ghats (3+ hours, over 80 ghats, far beyond the tourist throngs), attend the amazing evening Ganga Aarti ritual performance at Dashashwamedh Ghat, and hone our street photography skills in the historic Bangali Tola neighborhood.
The main Tamil Nadu tour is a 10-day road trip adventure, traveling southbound from Chennai to the temple town of Madurai. From Madurai you may fly home, or continue onward with us to incredible Varanasi.
TAMIL NADU HIGHLIGHTS:
MAIN TOUR PRICING:
TAMIL NADU MAIN TOUR (February 10 - 20, 2020)
$6,495 per person, based on double occupancy / room sharing.
Single supplement: $1,395 solo / private hotel rooms, all nights in Tamil Nadu
OPTIONAL PRE & POST TOUR PRICING:
KERALA PRE-EXTENSION (February 4 - 9, 2020)
$3,995 per person, based on double occupancy / room sharing. +$245 Cochin - Chennai flight, to join the Tamil Nadu tour
Single supplement: $995 solo / private hotel rooms, all nights in Kerala
VARANASI POST-EXTENSION (February 20 - 23, 2020)
$2,495 per person, based on double occupancy / room sharing. +$495 to cover domestic flights: Madurai - Delhi - Varanasi (February 20), Varanasi - Delhi (February 23).
Single supplement: $425 solo / private hotel rooms, all nights in Varanasi.
A $500 deposit for each extension confirms enrollment.
Please note: the current Varanasi post-extension has replaced the original Sri Lanka post-extension.
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