South India Tour - Sketching in Tamil Nadu

Thursday 14 February 2019 (All day) to Thursday 28 February 2019 (All day)

This small-group, 16-day tour introduces two very different regions: Kerala and Tamil Nadu. Whether honing your drawing skills, learning from scratch or simply content to drink it all in with or without a camera, you'll see inspiring and memorable scenes on every side.

Art Safari is delighted to be returning to South India with artist and experienced India traveller Maxine Relton for The Silver Ring of South India from 14 - 28 February 2019. This tour takes us through the authentic heartland of Undiscovered India, venturing off the beaten tourist trail.

Beginners and non-sketchers are equally welcome. Learn the exciting art of vivid, rapid sketching; Maxine will encourage you to see with an artists eye, to respond to the wonder of ever-changing surroundings, offering plenty of support and guidance, sharing her skills and techniques.

Both regions offer warm hospitality, lush-green landscape set against the Western Ghats Mountains, the best of South Indian cookery, fine temples with unique, undocumented treasures and above all, memorable experiences which will stir your heart and give you a fresh perspective on your own life.

Tamil Nadu is one of the planets last classical civilisations, with sacred rituals, ancient literature, songs and dance, traditional customs and crafts that owe nothing to the modern world and a language that is believed to pre-date Sanskrit. Here in the rural villages, we visit local communities whose way of life has changed little over the centuries.


The tour will contribute towards the vital work of SCAD (Social Change and Development), a local charity that hosts part of our stay.


See Tour Brochure for more info and contact details