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Influenced by the energy of two seas on her East and West, the peninsula of South India defies the waves of the Indian Ocean and is home to a culture that is over 10,000 years old. Here, even today, food is traditionally served on banana leaves in the Hindu temples that date back to the 11th century. South India boasts of 73 languages originating from one root called "Dravidian" and together with Elephant Ride welcomes you humbly with folded hands.

Elephant Ride would like your experience to be similar to that of someone visiting your home. Therefore, we have created a unique immersion program that will help you to connect with the local people and help you "view India from the eyes of an Indian."

Your Elephant Ride travel companion, called the Muhoot would be an Indian native with a vast knowledge about India and her history and culture; and yet with an extensive Hospitality experience in the US .

We take pride and specialize in understanding your personal needs, helping you communicate, and constantly maintaining your safety!

Day 1 Bangalore Day 8 Madurai /Periyar
Day 2 Bangalore Day 9 Periyar
Day 3 Hassan District Day 10 Chamundi Hills
Day 4 Hassan/ Mysore Day 11 Komarakom Backwaters
Day 5 Mysore / Chennai Day 12 Allapey Backwaters
Day 6 Chennai/ Mahabalipuram Day 13 Trivandrum
Day 7 Chennai / Madurai Day 14 Trivandrum Enroute Bangalore

Highlights of this Trip:

  • Explore 1100-year-old stone carvings in a UNESCO World Heritage site
  • Watch weavers create silk saris,
  • Visit temples and magnificent palaces
  • Take a jungle safari amidst tigers and other exotic wildlife
  • Ride an Elephant
  • Cuise on a houseboat
  • Connect with a local family in their homes