Authentic South-India

An inspiring business tour
Connecting Europe with South-India

11-days individual tour

Authentic South-India, an inspring business tour

As I am an entrepreneur myself doing business with India I often get questions about how things are going. Therefore I created this concept for business professionals and entrepreneurs. So the goal is for you to take this exciting trip through South-India. If I have to explain you what India is and what to expect as an entrepreneur in a few minutes. I have to admit that will be a challenge to do so.

India as a destination, you just have to go and discover this incredible country for yourself. I mostly want to inspire you while travelling on this trip. To bring you in touch with the look and feel what doing business in India is all about. To connect you with inspiring entrepreneurs. So you can create an inspiring network. We connect 2 worlds during this amazing journey. You just have to decide if you want to be part of it. And who knows what becomes possible then.

I believe jour journey as an entrepreneur always starts with taking a first step

Highlights Authentic South-India

Discover the business area in Bangalore

Explore lush green Kerala

Meet local entrepreneurs in Kochi and in Bangalore

Enjoy well-being moments in Kerala

Indulge the local flavours of South-India

Itinerary Authentic South-India

Day 01                 Brussels – Bangalore
International flight to Bangalore with a stopover. If you wish to travel from another airport we will be happy to assist you with the possibilities.

Day 02                 Bangalore
Upon arrival at Bangalore International airport, meet our office representative, followed by transfer to hotel & Check-in. After some time to relax we will enjoy a lunch at our hotel.

In the afternoon we start with sightseeing of Bangalore. We visit Tippu’s Summer Palace which is an example of Indo-Islamic architecture and was the summer residence of the Mysorean ruler Tipu Sultan.

Followed by the visit to Lalbagh Botanical Garden, is an old botanical garden in Bengaluru. Our next stop will be a visit at the Bull Temple which is a remarkable specimen of 16th century Dravidian style architecture. It is one of the six temples in India that worships Nandi, the vehicle of Lord Shiva. After the visit we return to our hotel.
Overnight at hotel Hilton Embassy Golflink

Day 03                  Bangalore
Today we planned to go for a Start-up tour of Bangalore. On this tour you will get an insight on the start-up ecosystem of Bangalore, the start-up capital of the world’s fastest growing economy. From incubators & accelerators, innovation hubs, co-working spaces, growth hacking to technology start-ups, get behind the scenes of Bangalore’s start-up ecosystem. Back to hotel and Lunch.

Plan your business meetings in the afternoon. You can meet with start-up companies or go and have a look at the center of Bangalore. After this very interesting day filled with business activities you will return to your hotel. 
Overnight at hotel Hilton Embassy Golflink

Day 04                  Bangalore
After breakfast today you proceed for a new journey. Today we will be visiting a vineyard. Where you will have an experience of wine tasting. While you can have a taste of selected varieties of wines with a wine expert, you will get some insights in this industry as well. Followed by a lunch. On the way back you visit one NGO in Bangalore.
Overnight at hotel Hilton Embassy Golflink

Day 05                  Bangalore – KochiKumarakom
Your journey continues to beautiful Kerala. After breakfast you leave to the airport of Bangalore where you will board the domestic flight to Kochi. On arrival transfer to Kumarakom and check-in in your hotel.

The village Kumarakom is a cluster of little islands on the Vembanad Lake and is part of the Kuttanad region. The bird sanctuary here, which is spread across 14 acres is a favourite haunt of migratory birds and an ornithologist’s paradise. Egrets, Darters, Herons, Teals, Waterfowls, Cuckoo, Wild Duck and migratory birds like the Siberian Stork visit here in flocks and fascinate all visitors.

In the evening you will attend the Kalaripayattu Show. Kalaripayattu is an Indian martial art. It is believed to be the oldest surviving martial art in India, with a history spanning over 3,000 years.

Overnight in hotel Kumarakom Lake Resort

Day 06                  Kumarakom
Today we have provided a few sessions which will give you an introduction on yoga and meditation. After the yoga session you can enjoy breakfast and some free time.

By noon, enjoy the houseboat Cruise in the Vembanad Lake with a Kerala traditional meal on board. Float in sheer bliss as Kerala’s traditional kettuvalloms or houseboats, styled as per the norms of tradition yet equipped with every luxury and every modern amenity, offer the opportunity to relax on the serene waters of the Lake Vembanad. Cruise, dine and truly experience the timeless beauty of life along the banks of Kerala. In the evening we disembark at our hotel.
Overnight in hotel Kumarakom Lake Resort

Day 07                  Kumarakom
Let’s start your day with a nice yoga and meditation session. Rest of the day you can enjoy some leisure time. Go for a nice walk or enjoy some optional Ayurveda treatments while staying at the hotel.
Overnight in hotel Kumarakom Lake Resort

Day 08                  Kumarakom – Kochi
After breakfast it is time to travel back to Kochi. On your way we provide a stop at the Start-up village. Followed by a lunch.

In the afternoon you can plan a few business meetings or visits to companies you want to co-operate with. In the late afternoon we will round up these visits and return back to the hotel where you will have time to check-in.
Overnight in hotel Taj Malabar Kochi

Day 09                  Kochi
You start your day with an experience of the real local life of Cochin cycling tour after having had breakfast. This is a unique program covering the cultural vibrancy of Fort Cochin wherein you get the rare opportunity to get introduced to a few among the 20 and more communities that live in Cochin.

They have lived in Cochin for more than a century and some of them have lived here for over 5 centuries! This gives us a glimpse of different lifestyles, dressing, food, traditions and religious beliefs. 

Riding through the back alleys of Cochin we venture out into the inner parts which still holds some of the best kept secrets and gives you insights into the plentitude of cultures that makes up the unique culture of this place!

The program will also include stops to try out some delicacies that have made its way into Cochin from other parts of India and some from other parts of the world! This is a program that challenges your sense of smell with the aromas of spices and incense; that challenges your sense of taste with sweetness and sourness; that challenges your sense of sound with the myriad cacophony of temple bells, honking tuk-tuks and the call of the fishermen.

Followed by optional shopping tour. After the sightseeing tour you return to the hotel.

Late evening we have a meeting planned with the celebrity chef Ms. Nimmy Paul. For more than two decades, Mrs. Paul have been conducting cooking demonstrations and serving home cooked food for people from all over the world. Followed by dinner at Paul’s Residence. After dinner you return back to the hotel.
Overnight in hotel Taj Malabar Kochi

Day 10                  Kochi
You start your day with a healthy breakfast in the hotel before we continue our journey. Today you will visit the spice extract company Sythite Industries. From the time the first batch of Oleoresins rolled out of our factories in 1972 to date, Sythite has been at the forefront of the evolving food industry. Oleoresins are pure extracts of a spice or herb. Af
ter the visit you return back to your hotel where you can enjoy some free time.

We close this tour with an inhouse “Kathakali” cultural dance demonstration.

Overnight in hotel Taj Malabar Kochi

Day 11                  Bangalore – Brussels
Time to say goodbye to incredible South-India. Transfer back to the international airport of Kochi will be provided as per the chosen destination.

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