Discovering the history, heritage, traditions and vegan cuisines of this unique part of India through cultural immersion and local interaction is what this adventure is all about. From joining local families at their homes in the countryside where we’ll learn about village life and customs to watching the sun set at the southern most tip of India and exploring intricately carved temples painted in Technicolor hues in fantastic temple towns. From following in the footsteps of the mighty Chola, Pallava and Pandyan dynasties who ruled the region for centuries and whose reach extended all the way to the shores of Southeast Asia, to enjoying the laid back beach life and backwaters of Kerala – we’ll journey off-the-beaten track as we discover the treasures and wonders of the region. Please Note: This is a 16 day trip. The adventure start at 9 AM on day 1 (January 20, 2018) The adventure ends at 7 PM on day 16 (February 4, 2018) This adventure includes: daily language lesson, daily bottled water, cooking class, introduction to the traditional martial art, introduction to temple structures, visit to ancients sites, etc.