Pharmacy in South India

20 Jan - 2 Feb 2019 (Tour full)
  • Medical & Professional Tours

About the tour

From the shore temples at Mahabalipuram to the Chinese fishing nets at Cochin, travel through the southern states of Tamil Nadu, Karnataka and Kerala. Experience ancient Tamil history, the beautiful Coromandel coast, gracious Mysore and gentle, eclectic Kerala. Between the wide ranging professional visits there is ample time to enjoy the cultural treasures and stunning natural beauty of South India.

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Pharmacy in South India

Your tour leader

Picture of JBT tour leader, Hemant Patel

Hemant Patel

Since 1995, Hemant Patel has served on the local, national, European, Commonwealth and world pharmacy bodies. 

He is the Secretary of NE London LPC and has served the profession of pharmacy as President of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society of GB for four terms and was awarded the first ever Charter Award in 2011 for his contribution to his profession.

In particular, has made contribution to pharmacists’ role in medicines safety and effectiveness in use, introduction of public health services in community pharmacy, and now the innovation of SelfCare Pharmacy practice.

Hemant is well known for his personal commitment to improve the profession of pharmacy and to meet changing needs of the patients, and the public.


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Itinerary at a glance

  • 20 Jan (Sun) Chennai - Mahabalipuram: Arrive Chennai and transfer to the Grande Bay Resort. At leisure until welcome dinner
  • 21 Jan (Mon) Mahabalipuram: Explore the countryside by auto rickshaws, including a visit to Kadumbadi village, a village school and temple and a Primary Health Centre. Thali lunch in village. Visit the World Heritage shore temples in Mahabalipuram
  • 22 Jan (Tues) Mahabalipuram – Pondicherry - Mahabalipuram: Drive to the former French colony of Pondicherry and visit the Mother Theresa Institute of Health Sciences Pharmacy Department OR explore Pondicherry. Visit the French and Tamil quarters of Pondicherry. Return to Mahabalipuram
  • 23 Jan (Wed) Mahabalipuram - Bangalore: Drive to Chennai. Take the Bangalore Express train to Bangalore. Arrive and transfer to the Lemon Tree Hotel
  • 24 Jan (Thurs) Bangalore - Mysore: Visit the MS Ramiah Hospital’s Pharmacology Department. Continue on to visit a local Pharmaceutical Company Partner Programme: Highlights of Bangalore and the Silk Bazaar. Drive to Mysore and check into Sandesh the Prince Hotel
  • 25 Jan (Fri) Mysore: Visit the Ayurvedic Factory and Pharmacy. Visit Mysore Palace and the colourful Devaraj Market. Sunset high tea at Lalitha Mahal Palace
  • 26 Jan (Sat) Mysore: Visit Chamundi Hill for the procession of the Goddess at the Temple and the Bull. At leisure in Mysore to further explore the city of Palaces, Silk and Sanadalwood. Options to visit palaces, markets or the railway museum
  • 27 Jan (Sun) Mysore - Ooty: Drive to Mudamadali Wildlife Sanctuary. Drive into the Blue Mountains and up to the hill station at Ooty
  • 28 Jan (Mon) Ooty: Take the toy train to Coonoor. At leisure in Coonoor before returning to visit the the famous botanical gardens
  • 29 Jan (Tues) Ooty: Visit the tea plantation and factory. Visit the Mysore and Ooty JSS College, School of Pharmacy or at leisure
  • 30 Jan (Wed) Ooty - Cochin: Drive to Coimbatore. Take the train across the Cardamom Hills and along the coast to Cochin. Transfer to the Casino Wellington Hotel
  • 31 Jan(Thurs) Cochin: Visit the Nagajuna Ayurvedic Hospital. Partner Programme: Explore old Cochin. Walking tour of Fort Cochin and visit the Dutch Palace and the spice houses of Cochin. Sunset cruise past the Chinese fishing nets
  • 1 Feb (Fri) Cochin: Board a rice barge and cruise through the backwaters of Kerala. Lunch on board and continue the cruise. Farewell dinner
  • 2 Feb (Sat) Cochin: Early morning transfer to airport for return flights OR extend at a beach resort

Tour cost

Ground only cost USD $2,886 pp sharing