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See spectacular sites throughout South-ern India, including several
UNESCOWorld Heritage Sites
the monumentsat Hampi
Visit equally important but lesser-known sites, such as the
, which are magnifi-cent examples of an architectural styleunique to the region.
Marvel at the 55-foot high statue of theJain enlightened being at the pilgrimagecenter of
Choose an optional extension toMumbai, including the famous
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Enjoy special meetings with local craftspeople as well as cultural performances.
Witness the evening ritual of the god-dess being escorted to the god’s cham-ber at Madurai’s famous
Experience the natural beauty of
with a special
overnight house-boat excursion
and wildlife viewing inthe
Periyar wildlife sanctuary
Stay in the
convenientlylocated near each site, including manyfive-star deluxe hotels. We have care-fully chosen restaurants that feature fine
regional and international cuisine
Experience authentic, in-depth
programs at our hotels’ spasin Cochin and Mysore.
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National Art Gallery andMuseum
in Chennai (Madras), famousfor its Bronze Gallery.
, a museumshowcasing the art, architecture,lifestyles, crafts, and performing arts of Southern India.
Dr. Annapurna Garimella
isan art historian and designerwho specializes in the art and ar-chitecture of India and is basedin Bangalore, India. Annapurnahas led four previous AIA toursof India and received rave evalu-ations. She earned her Ph.D. inArt History from Columbia Uni-versity, where her work focusedon religion, kingship, architec-ture, and urban planning in me-dieval Southern India. Anna-purna heads Jackfruit, a researchand design organization thatworks in the visual, built, andperforming arts. She is also thefounder of A.R.T., an organiza-tion that gathers resources andpromotes research and teachingin art and architectural history,archaeology, crafts, design, andother related disciplines in aca-demic and non-academic fo-rums. Currently, Annapurna is on the Advisory Council for Marg Publications,South Asia’s oldest publishing house dedicated to the arts. She also curated ashow at the Smithsonian’s Arthur M. Sackler Gallery of Art on courtly paintingand devotion in northern India. Annapurna has taught at Columbia and DrewUniversities, and has lectured at many universities in India. Her publicationsinclude work on the medieval city of Vijayanagara, modernism in India,contemporary religiosities, and thepolitics of tourism and heritage.
You will also be joined by a profes-sional Tour Manager and experienced, English speaking local guides.
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“Annapurna was great, as wasthe group. I learned a great dealand had fun as well.”“Annapurna was an excellent scholar and we gained so muchenrichment at the sites due toher lectures.”