Tour of the Deccan

Every year, the Deccan Heritage Foundation organises a Deccani cultural history trip guided by architectural historians specialising in the area, which incorporates a multiplicity of heritage sites from monolithic rock-cut temples to colonial forts.

The Deccan is one of the most varied and beautiful areas in all of India, with an incredible wealth of historic monuments and sweeping natural landscapes. Here we’ve collected a small sample of the wonderful sights and experiences to be found among the ruins, the open skies, and the bustling cities of this ancient land. These galleries are updated regularly with new photos. Sign up to our mailing list and keep up to date with these and other Deccan Heritage Foundation events or projects.

  • Palaces & Cities

Galleries

Photography by Surendra Kumar

Palaces & Cities

Palaces & Cities

Deccani Landscapes

Deccani Landscapes

Shrines & Temples

Shrines & Temples

Living with History

Living with History

January 2016 Tour

From the 21st January to the 5th February 2016, the Deccan Heritage Foundation conducted a curated tour of selected locations in Tamil Nadu and Kerala.

Beginning in Chennai, the tour traveled down the coast to the Pallava temples on the sourthern coast of Tamil Nadu. The tour headed inland to Pondicherry to visit nearby temples at Chidambaram, Kumbakonam, Tiruchirapalli, Thanjavur, and Madurai, and enjoyed a luxurious stop at a spa in Kumarakom in Kerala, before travelling to our final destination in Fort Kochi.

To view the 2016 tour programme, click here.