Southern India is a magical experience for the traveler who enjoys wildlife, native culture and temples, and the spices and cooking of tropical climes. Our route takes us to the most beautiful palace in India at Mysore, through picturesque hill towns with shrines, temples and monasteries of great religious, cultural and historic importance. You stay in a tree house at a family spice plantation amongst virgin rainforests and mist-clad mountains, the homeland of indigenous tribal communities. Venture on jeep and boat safaris through Nagarhole National Park, famous for protecting large herds of wild elephant and other animals of the jungle. Continue traveling south through Kerala towards the Arabian Sea and the lush backwaters of the Malabar. Kick back in a private houseboat, wander in the historic town of Kochi and enjoy one of the most sumptuous coastal cuisines in the world.