If you are happy, we are happy.

South India by Car and Driver is a Government Registered Tours and Travel Company specialising for over 15 years in providing tours in South India for people from all over the world.

We propose classical tours, enthusiast tours and customised tours in South India in the states of Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka and Goa.

Our long experience allows us to offer tours of durations to suite our guests :

Circuit Tours of from 5 days and up to 28 days, and more if requested

One Day Tours from prearranged locations (hotels, airports, train stations, …)

Shore Excursions for cruise ship travellers with pick up and drop off close to their ship

These are presented in detail on this website and you will also find guest evaluations here and on TripAdvisor.

We have created Shore Excursions India, a department specialising in shore excursions. Please click here.

Our expertise was recognised by the producers of The Real Marigold Hotel who requested our assistance on the preparation for this very successful BBC1 TV series shown in 2017. The group of celebrities visited sites in and around Kochi, Kerala. South India by Car and Driver advised them on places to visit and we provided the cars and drivers for the filming.

If you wish to follow in the footsteps of the celebrities of The Real Marigold Hotel series and discover its background we are the best placed. We have set up a specific tour which is available as a one day tour and to cruise ship travellers as a shore excursion. Upon request, we can also include it in the more extended tours. Read More

Our Classical Tours

Our Mission

To make our customers happy.

To take our guests on tours in South India and show them its beauty, its wonderful heritage, its fascinating culture and its originality in the safety and comfort they seek.

To recognise that travellers are individuals, not cattle to herd in and out of sites, by proposing a large variety of classical tours, enthusiast tours and customised tours to cater for their differences.

To treat our customers as our guests and maintain the friendly approach of our family owned business.

To provide uncompromising personalised service at all stages of our relations with our clients.

To help customers compose their itinerary, select places to visit and choose places to stay.

To facilitate a value for money, totally satisfactory and hassle-free holiday adapted to the interests, personality and budget of the customer.

To achieve an outstanding service that clients will happily recommend to others.

To require all our drivers to sign the South India by Car and Driver Drivers’ Charter including the defensive driving annex.

To employ only reliable, honest, experienced, friendly, competent and knowledgeable people who are dedicated to quality and customer satisfaction.

To further improve based on customer feedback and evaluations.


The soul aim of South India by Car and Driver is to satisfy our customers. You can rely on us to do everything possible to achieve this.

Our secret ? South India by Car and Driver has defined, applies and keeps to procedures for each of the five major stages of our relations with our customers. These contribute to achieving the unvarying high quality provided by each of our numerous independent drivers and backoffice employees.

We set out below a summary of our procedures for each of these five stages. We are all formally committed to the respect of these procedure, and therefore to the respect of our clients.

  • Stage 1. Contacting us
  • Stage 2. Planning the trip
  • Stage 3. Contracting the agreed trip
  • Stage 4. Accompanying our guests
  • Stage 5. Monitoring your satisfaction


Recent air conditioned well maintained luxury cars
24H/7 Support
Qualified, experienced and licensed drivers
Reliable and honest
Tour expertise