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Imagine…

Being blissfully swept away in a country of colourful, creative chaos, complete with exotic sounds, sights, smells and sensations to savour.

Welcome to Southern India!

Map of Red Door Tours Southern India tour

Our Southern India tour is authentic, meaningful and immersive.

If you’re looking for travel that encompasses UNESCO sites, traditional crafts and culture, villages and cities, wildlife, relaxation, delicious cuisine and more, then this tour will certainly satisfy your travel wish list.

You’ll be accompanied by Nicole, an Australian tour escort and an experienced local guide. We employ additional local guides for some monuments and cities. 

Travelling at an easy pace, this itinerary allows you to appreciate natural beauty, traditional crafts, everyday life and must-see highlights.

The hotels have been hand-picked and are a mix of heritage properties and boutique hotels. Each hotel (except one) has a pool as the tour includes some downtime for relaxing.

We welcome friendly, easy going travellers who are looking for a supportive, friendly small group tour.

1 – 14th November 2025

14 days / 13 nights

  • AUD $6185 per person (twin share)
  • AUD $1635 single supplement

Inclusions:

  • Boutique 3-4 star accommodation
  • Airport transfers
  • Gratuities
  • All meals and non-alcoholic drinks
  • Entry fees and experiences
  • Maximum 15 guests
  • English speaking local guide
  • Fully escorted tour with Nicole

Exclusions:

  • Flights
  • Travel insurance

  Highlights

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Explore Madurai in a cycle rickshaw

Wander through tea plantations and tour a tea factory

Friendly, knowledgeable local guides

Enjoy delicious southern Indian cuisine

Meet locals and make unofrgettable memories

yellow tuktuks and yellow building in Pondicherry

Explore the French quarter of Pondicherry on a relaxed walking tour

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Visit UNESCO listed sites and temples with fascinating history 

frangapani tree and swimming pool at resort in Southern India

Explore the backwaters of Kerela

Testimonials

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Trip of A Lifetime

I travelled on Nicole’s Red Door Tours Southern India tour which was a trip of a lifetime.

Nicole’s itinerary provided such unique and authentic experiences I would recommend it to anyone who wants to be immersed in the real India.

We had a fun group and were well looked after by Nicole and our local driver and guide Selva.

I highly recommend Red Door Tours.

Rachael – Southern India, 2024

Amazing Experience

What an amazing experience in Southern India with Nicole!

Very well organised, great guide, great local food and venues and wonderful people.

Can highly recommend Red Door Tours without hesitation.

Julie – Southern India, 2024

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Highly, highly recommend!

Having used several tour companies with reasonable/ok/quite good service, Red Door Tours was an eye opener! So much thought and care has gone into the experiences and adventures Nicole has chosen made the trip quite simply, fantastic!

We experienced first hand how it is to prepare and cook in an Indian household; seeing numerous cultural events; visiting both standard and different historic sites; and, best of all, visiting artisans and crafts people who still practise their arts as they have for hundreds of years.

Nicole made sure all our tastes were catered for, whether shopping, history, culture. Her preparations were wonderful – individual cards with any “help” number we could possibly need including personalised insurance information. 

Above and beyond, is this tour and I highly recommend it.

Chris – Southern India, 2024

Exceeded my expectations

The very essence of Southern India was totally captured on my Red Door Tour with Nicole. 

My sensory experience was incredible, and the tour provided countless opportunities for tastes, textules, sights, sounds and aromas that intertwine and explode in India.

The Red Door Tours ethos, organisation and actual jounrey all exceeded my expectations and were true to the descriptions provided online and in social media, demonstrating the integrity of Nicole and her bespoke tours.

The thoughtfully curated tour allows for immersion in the diversity, vibrance, contradictory, flawed but fabulous society and culture that India is.

Nicole and her team were able to provide this opportunity in a safe, secure, and fully supported manner allowing peace of mind and the ability to submerse oneself comfortably. 

Victoria – Southern India, 2024

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Ready to experience the colourful creativity of India for yourself?

Grab your passport and let’s GO!