Take a 12-night trip and travel off the beaten path to visit southern India. Start in Madras, where you see Fort St. George and the beautiful Bay of Bengal. Then take a train to Trichy, where you visit Brihadeeshwara Temple and Rajaraja Museum. From there, travel to Madurai and view the night temple ceremony at Meenakshi Temple. Next, travel to Periyar and visit the Wildlife Sanctuary, home to India’s tiger preserves, elephants, and bison. Afterward, travel to Kumarakom to visit the Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary. Then, travel to Cochin, known as the Queen of the Arabian Sea, and enjoy a kathakali dance. Next, travel to Mararikulam to enjoy the beaches and explore the local life in this rural setting. Finally, transfer to Bombay (Mumbai) and tour the Gateway of India, Hanging Gardens, and other sights before returning to the US. Starting from $3095, including air, with guaranteed weekly departures.