Southern India and Sri Lankan Odyssey Tour Overview: This journey includes:
Many visits exploring the ancient Civilizations of India and Sri Lanka
Visits to many Temples and Ashrams and museums
Visits exploring modern day India and Sri Lanka, such as a visit to a “call center” and modern factories
Visit an Open-Air “Historic Rural Life” Museum
Visits with crafts people and artisans
A visit to an utopian “paradise” community founded in 1900
Visits to Tea Plantations
Visits to both Palaces and Villages
Wonderful cuisine and cooking demonstrations
Visits to National Parks and Wildlife Sanctuaries and Jungle Treks
Visits to spice gardens and markets
Visit the diversity of the Indian Subcontinent, including Temples, Buddhist sites, Synagogues, Churches and Jain community sacred sights
Witness Colonial powers of the area, such as architecture left by the Dutch and Churches left by the Portugese
Visit several UNESCO World Heritage sites
Enjoy shopping 
Opportunities to meet locals
Opportunities to enjoy local markets
A visit to a family planning center
Edifying lectures on an array of subjects from politics to history, to social issues
Dance and theatrical Performances
Music and singing performances
A visit to an Elephant Sanctuary for rescusing training stranded adult and baby elephants and in Sri Lanka an Elephant orphanage, for baby elephants lost of abandoned in the wild.
An overnight at a hotel /preserve where sweet wildlife  lives closely around you
Visit private homes
Visits to Botanical Gardens and parks
Visits to Lakes and Sea shores
Boat rides on rivers and canals
Visit a Yoga School
Visit a toy manufacturing village

Tour Dates

Jan. 13-Feb. 10, 2014


23 days


to be announced


Limited to 16 people


  1. All meals

  2. Snacks in bus

  3. Bottles water at meals, on the bus and in your room

  4. Wine, beer or non-alcoholic beverages with lunch and dinner

  5. All tips for guides, drivers, porters and meals

  6. All entrance fees

  7. All hotels deluxe, most interesting and attractive or best available (depending upon what is available in each location we visit)

  8. Complimentary guide book and map

  9. Luggage tags and straps

  10. Traveler’s insurance

  11. Multilingual Tour Manager

  12. Experienced local guides

  13. All (if any) flights within country

  14. All arrival and departure transfers

  15. Baggage handling

  16. Evening entertainment


In India visit Dravidia

(the states of Karnataka, Andrha Pradesh, Tamil Nadu and Kerala)

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