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.

There is an option for a Varanasi add-on tour with the 16th January departure.

2-15th January or 16-29th January 2024

14 days / 13 nights

  • AUD $5790 per person (twin share)
  • AUD $1550 single supplement


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


  • Flights
  • Travel insurance


lady wearing sari holding handwoven bag

Impromptu stops to chat with locals and see everyday life

Wander through tea plantations and tour a tea factory

Immerse yourself in street markets 

Enjoy delicious southern Indian cuisine

Be inspired by the textiles of Southern India

yellow tuktuks and yellow building in Pondicherry

Explore the French quarter of Pondicherry on a relaxed walking tour

photo of side of temple in Southern India

Visit UNESCO listed sites and temples with fascinating history 

frangapani tree and swimming pool at resort in Southern India

Enjoy the facilities of your boutique accommodation

Authentic India

Royal Rajasthan Tour

I recently had the experience of a lifetime. I travelled with Red Door Tours through India. Nicole and her hand-picked team of local guides and drivers took us on an adventure that will stay with me for the rest of my life.

We experienced authentic India. We fell in love with India and the people. Each day was a fun-filled adventure from the Taj Mahal to the slums of Mumbai.

Nicole worked effortlessly to ensure that every person was included and getting the most out of the India experience.

I was so impressed with Nicole and Authentic Global Travel that I have already booked to join them exploring Morocco in October.


Only way to see India

Textile tours – Gujarat and Rajasthan

Only way to see India!

I had the most amazing 3 weeks with Nicole on her India tour.

My expectation went beyond anything I could have ever dreamt of.

Nicole showed us a county in colour and culture that I had only seen in pictures before.

Her knowledge is endless and her stories will keep you laughing.

Thanks Nicole, you made my holiday so much fun and a beautiful memory I will cherish. You too will fall in love with India.


Ready to experience the colourful creativity of India for yourself?

Grab your passport and let’s GO!