Join India program director, Laura Finkelstein, and her son, Benjamin, on this escorted adventure in southern India.
South India is welcoming for families with children of all ages – here you can search for wild elephants in the wilderness, ride bikes on quiet village roads, and stand at the feet, literally, of a giant statue of a Jain Divinity. Our route takes us to coffee and spice plantations, to the most beautiful palace in India at Mysore and to elaborately-carved Hindu temples. Explore the vibrant cities of Mumbai and Kochi, watch local dances and try your hand at a southern Indian martial art. Venture by boat and jeep through Nagarhole National park, famous for protecting large herds of wild elephant as well as other creatures from the jungle. Finish your itinerary on the beaches of the Arabian Sea and the lush backwaters of Malabar where you can enjoy some of the most sumptuous selections of coastal cuisine in the world.