Vi (Vaidehi) Herbert's Tamil Heritage Tour

Introduction: Do you want to see Tamil Nadu through the eyes of a Tamil woman who has lived in the U.S. for over 32 years? If you do, join Vi (Vaidehi) Herbert's 'Tamil Heritage Tour', which she does with a passion. She has led this tour for 2 years in a row, along with her husband Charles Herbert. 

Next Tour : January 2014

About Vaidehi and Charles Herbert : They are both recently retired American professionals who live in Hawaii.

The route : You'll tour Tamil Nadu in a large and comfortable AC coach and see Mahabalipuram, Pondicherry (old French colony), Pitchavaram mangrove forests, Tranquebar (old Danish colony), Thanjavur (ancient granite temples and bronze casting), Madurai, old Jain temples, giant terracotta horses, tropical rainforests, Mundanthurai elephant and tiger sanctuary, Kancheepuram (silk weaving), Chennai city (British colonial structures) and much more. 

Group Size : The group is limited to 18 persons and the tours are very reasonably priced. Vi Herbert does these tours to benefit her charity, Kolam Charitable Foundation, Inc. ( 

Contact Information : Vi Herbert at  for details and booking. 

Photo Gallery : January 2009 trip : Click here

Gangai Konda Cholapuram Siva Temple

Main Sanctum of Darasuram Siva Temple

Courtallam Waterfalls

Sittanavaasal - Row of horses

Madurai - Pongal Kolam

Mahabalipuram Crocodile Park