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Taking an Inner Journey

Why do we travel? To see places. Experience different cultures. Bond with family and friends. Tick off the bucket list. Be adventurous. Discover ourselves. Different people have different reasons to travel. Whatever the reason might be, there is always an outcome during and after the travel experience, which most of[…]

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Cycling in Nilgiris

Cycling in the Nilgiris

3 Days

The Nilgiri or the Blue Mountains are part of the Western Ghats in western Tamil Nadu, Karnataka and Kerala. Blessed with flora and fauna, the hills is ideal for nature and wildlife enthusiasts. Home to various idigenous communities such as Toda, the Nilgiris have a rich and unique culture and way of life. With a dense green forest cover, tea and coffee plantations, waterfalls and many scenic mountain peaks, it’s a beautiful experience exploring the region hiking and cycling.

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Exploring the Land of Chettiars

4 Days

Around the 13th century, the Chettiars were displaced from their port city on the Bay of Bengal and they moved to a place deep in the south of Tamil Nadu now known as Chettinad. Being an extremely successful and resourceful mercantile community, they soon established themselves and steadily prospered. Over the years they amassed huge fortunes and established themselves in various fields like salt trading, coffee and rubber plantations, fertilizers to films, to big manufacturing companies. The Chettiars are also considered to be among the pioneers of organised banking in the country. Their palatial homes in Chettinad are of astonishing size, scale and examples of rich architecture which are not seen anywhere else.

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The Thanjavur Marathas Influence

3-4 Days

Thanjavur Marathas of the Bhonsle dynasty were the rulers of Thanjavur principality of Tamil Nadu between the 17th to the 19th century C.E. This travel experience helps you to discover the different aspects of the Maratha influence on the architecture, sculpture, literature, painting, dance, music and theatre traditions of Thanjavur, which was once the capital of the Chola Empire.

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The Chola Dynasty Splendour

3-4 Days

The Cholas were a major dynasty of Southern India who, at the peak of their reign, ruled all of South India and also parts of Eastern India, Sri Lanka and South East Asia. The first Chola dynasty, was called the Sangam Cholas and the second Chola dynasty is known as the ‘Imperial Cholas’ or the ‘Medieval Cholas’. This experience will explore the architecture, art and culture during the reign of the latter.

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