Tamil Nadu holidays and tours, 2015 and 2016

Welcome to Tamil Nadu, land of the Tamils, where golden beaches, luscious hill stations, absorbing temples and a fascinating blend of cultures and traditions will keep you spellbound. Sample the famous Chettinad cuisine, a Tamil Nadu speciality, or discover your future with the naadi shashtra, palm leaf astrology.
Southern India tour, temples & nature
Tour from Coimbatore to Bangalore via Mysore, from 494 (6 days ) ex flights
South India small group tour
Beautiful cities, colonial hill stations & colourful temples, from 1999 - 2859 (21 days) inc UK flights
Tamil Nadu holidays, tailor made
Experiencing the highlights of Tamil Nadu, from 1906 (15 days) ex flights
South India holiday
Tour the ancient trading cities and towns, from 1851 (15 days) ex flights
South India cycling tour, coast to coast
Journey across South India's geographical & cultural landscapes, from 1250 (14 days) ex flights
History, culture & wildlife of India holiday
From the Nilgiri Hills to the beaches of Goa, from 1336 (15 days) ex flights
Kerala & Tamil Nadu holiday, hidden gems of India
An exclusive holiday for people who love nature, from 1928 (15 days) ex flights
Nilgiri hills eco homestay accommodation in Tamil Nadu, India
A nature lovers paradise; Tea, Forests & Indian Cooking, from 100 per couple per night
Tamil Nadu tour in India
A stunning cultural tour into the heart of South India, from 2085 (16 days) ex flights
South India by rail holiday
Rail trip visiting Kerala and Tamil Nadu, from 1805 (19 days) ex flights
India holiday to Tamil Nadu
An extraordinary discovery of enigmatic south India, from 2345 (14 days) ex flights
India small group holiday, South India
Immerse yourself in the spirit and seafood of South India, from 2895 - 2950 (18 days) ex flights
Southern India holiday, off the beaten track
An exciting 18 night tour talking you to places that are remote and refreshing, from 2126 (19 days) ex flights
The Golden Chariot luxury train tour in India
Journey on one of India's wonderful luxury trains, from 4776 (15 days) ex flights
South India food tour, Chennai to Mysore
An Immersive Hands-one Culinary journey of food & culture, from 3200 - 4400 (19 days) ex flights
Chennai to Kochin cycling holiday across India
Explore the contrasting nature of India, from 2469 - 3199 (15 days) inc UK flights
Western Ghats mountain biking holidays, Southern India
Western Ghats mountain biking, off the beaten track, from 815 (8 days) ex flights
Fair trade tours to India
Meet the people who make the products, from 1645 - 1745 (16 days) ex flights
Western Ghats holiday, tea & coffee tour
Tour the areas of tea and coffee cultivation, from 973 (9 days) ex flights
Nilgiri Hills eco bungalows, India
Organic tea, coffee, spices, luxury stays, from 50 - 85 per accommodation per night
Kanchipuram tour, Child Labour alleviation, India
Visit silk weaving and child labour alleviation projects, from Rupee600 per half day
Tamil Nadu luxury resort hotel in Pollachi, India
Divine way to wellness - Coco Lagoon by Great Mount Resort, from Rupee5000 - Rupee12000 per accommodation per night
Topslip bed and breakfast farmstay, India
A serene private farm stay in topslip, India, from Rupee1000 per person per night
Raliah Hills homestay in Tamil Nadu, India
Homestay B&B facing Raliah Hills, from Rupee1500 - Rupee1700 per accommodation per night
Tamil Nadu homestay accommodation, India
South India home-stay guest house, from Rupee350 per person per night incl breakfast

50 reviews for Tamil Nadu holidays4 star overall rating

These full and frank independent Tamil Nadu holidays reviews are from travellers who have booked directly through Responsible Travel. They are not edited by us or any of the companies we work with. Find the real story, from real travellers below.

History, culture & wildlife of India holiday
The most exciting part was not on the original programme. We asked Rajat to give us somewhat more nature and less culture. He arranged for us to spend a day and two nights in a resort on the Kabini Lake, across from the Nagarhole National Park. On a boat safari at dusk, amidst myriad birds and beasts, we saw a male tiger emerging muddily from the river, slinking into the jungle. (more)Robin Fox
Excellent, we enjoyed it all. The two home stays were an amazing part of our trip. Take the plunge and travel on an overnight train with shared accommodation. It's a great experience. (more)Caroline Powell
The most memorable parts were staying at the home of the Kumars, visiting Golden Temple at Amritsar and WildFlower Hall...Outstanding. (more)Andrew Hollas
From 1336 excluding flights
Southern India tour, temples & nature
Five stars! We had an incredible adventure for our honeymoon, and hope to go back. Southern India is breathtaking, and we had nothing but good experiences with all of the people and companies we traveled with. (more)Robyn Nadolny
Excellent, I can't say enough good things about the trip and the experience....There were two very memorable parts of the holiday. First the wonderful home stay in the Nilgiri mountains with Rajat and his family. An unforgettable experience that gave me a deeper understanding of the culture of South India. (more)Melinda Rice
I had a wonderful holiday. I have recommended it to many friends already. I think Akriti and explore India do a great job of making a trip across India easy. Great for people who want to go but feel overwhelmed or nervous. (more)Anna Perkins
From 494 excluding flights
Nilgiri hills eco homestay accommodation in Tamil Nadu, India
Excellent! Of course being in India for the first time was one of the most exciting parts of the holiday. However the lasting impression of the kindness and hospitality of the Kumar family (more)Lynda Newman
A resounding A+++ in absolutely every respect....The totally exceptional kindness and perfect customer service of the Home Stay Family who organised everything seamlessly, who arranged little extra treats, who were a fund of information and totally dedicated to our every need. We had never experienced anything of this total dedication in all our sixty years. (more)Julia and Stuart Walkley
Staying at this homestay was like staying with our own family - and we could not have wished for anything better!...Absolutely excellent - I can honestly say that this has to be one of the best holidays I have ever been on - and I am already thinking about booking to go back! I don't think I can wait too long - I miss it already! (more)Liz Murphy
From 100 per couple per night
South India holiday
Stay as long as you can, it will be too short. We had three weeks and wished it was longer. (more)Judith Myers
The holiday was completely wonderful in every way. The whole holiday was memorable beyond expectation but if I have to chose one element that was most memorable it's the organiser Ravi Kumar and his wonderful family at Aakriti who treated me like a loved family member (more)Nelson Jeannette
It was fascinating to experience a little part of this remarkable mixture. The visit to the backwaters - which included 24 hours on our boat - was particularly worthwhile. This is an area of lakes, rivers and small canals quite unlike any other we have visited. (more)John Burley
From 1851 excluding flights
South India by rail holiday
An amazing way to get an insight into the many sides of India. Trains are a brilliant way to see the countryside and talk to Indian people. The tour company was the most helpful travel company I have ever dealt with and I highly recommend using them. (more)David Jelley
The most memorable part of the holiday was staying in some fabulous homestays. Arriving at the first one, Nelpura, Moncompu in a canoe felt like royalty. (more)Clair Butler
From 1805 excluding flights
Fair trade tours to India
Memorable parts? The visit to the tea plantation. Tips? Try to get out of the coach and wander about. Local benefits? Some benefit to local people. Impact on the environment minimized through use of a coach. Overall rating? A good chance to meet local people. (more)Peter Bentley
From 1645 - 1745 excluding flights
South India small group tour
Best bits: Mysore, Madurai, Chennai Government Museum, Mahabalipuram, Kerala Backwaters (houseboat trip), Pondicherry Market, Martial Arts at Kumily (more)Charles Moberly
It was to see at last places that were high on my bucket list. My trip was South India Explored. (more)Diane Norman
From 1999 - 2859 including UK flights

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5 stars
I am reborn! Simply the best holiday I have ever been on
4 stars
Some great stories to tell the grandchildren. Would recommend to a friend
3 stars
Very enjoyable
2 stars
It was OK
1 star
A bit disappointing really
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