A Hearty Welcome to the Dravidian Land

Historically the word “drāviḍa” is used to denote the geographical region of South India. The third century BCE onwards saw the development of large Dravidian political states: Chola dynasty, Pandyan dynasty, Rashtrakuta dynasty, Vijayanagara Empire, Chera Dynasty, Chalukya dynasty and a number of smaller states.

South India refers to the South Indian states of Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Kerala, Tamil Nadu and Telangana. The South Indian culture is essentially the celebration of the eternal universe through the celebration of the beauty of the body and motherhood.

A region with a captivating history, a region full of customs and traditions, culture and cuisine, art and architecture, each so colourful and distinct…..here is where the Spice Circuit journey begins…..

Our Story

The Spice Circuit is a personal invitation to be our guest; to connect with our homes and household and experience our custom, culture and cuisine.

Passionate about their roots, proud of their heritage and much captivated by their culinary legacy, Chef Kanthi Kiran Thamma and Wilson Rajan under the patronage of Martha Lucius have taken up the mantle to re-discover and present the Dravidian land and tradition to the world like none before.

The Spice Circuit is not just a passage but a platform to showcase the profundity of South India and Sri Lanka to people from around the globe; people who love to travel; who want to go deeper than a tourist and eagerly discover the Dravidian history and culture and learn for the first time about regional cuisine that are not so known to many.

Meet Our Team

KANTHI KIRAN THAMMA

KANTHI KIRAN THAMMA

Chef And Culinary Ambassador

Chef Kanthi Thamma was born and raised in Hyderabad, the culinary capital of southern India and is still inspired by its history, food and flavors of his childhood. It was in his mother’s kitchen wh...

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WILSON RAJAN

WILSON RAJAN

Destination Expert & Host

Born in Kollam, Kerala, Wilson grew to love hospitality from a young age. With his determination and study, he graduated top of his class from Saptagiri College in Hotel Management, Mangalore. &nbs...

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MARTHA LUCIUS

MARTHA LUCIUS

Hospitality Consultant & Slow-Food Traveller

Martha Lucius was bitten by wanderlust from birth. Her father's insatiable appetite for travel had her family living in Nigeria, Thailand, Tanzania, and India. Not to mention all the side trips to Mal...

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SHIV KUMAR

SHIV KUMAR

Wanderer & Creative Head

Born and brought up around the coastal villages of Andhra Pradesh, Shiv's work always portrays a certain influence of the region. With a Bachelor's Degree in Architecture, Class 2007 from the prest...

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culinary Journeys

Suswagatham… a hearty welcome to our journey, where hospitality and culinary experience merge to make this trip a lifetime delight.
A restorative and gastronomic passage across prominent southern states of India; Kerala, Tamil Nadu and Karnataka and the Pearl of the Indian Ocean – Sri Lanka. Journeys packed with tradition, culture, heritage, health and culinary enchantment.

Our Culinary Itineraries for 2018 are now open for bookings!

Apart from the above and based on your preference we can design tours for shorter or longer duration. Just let us know the dates and we will customize a memorable journey for you.

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