Visiting India and the CESCI Centre

The CESCI Centre offers you the opportunity to gain fascinating insights into India’s culture and society and to meet interesting people involved with local social projects. We arrange travel programs for groups (including groups of students) and individuals.

CESCI offers simple, clean rooms, (rooms are with attached bathroom) delicious South Indian vegetarian food and is made very special with its extremely committed and helpful staff.

Visitors will often have the opportunity to meet social activists from various organizations who are also staying in CESCI centre and who are always delighted to talk about their work. And by staying in CESCI guests make a financial contribution to various social projects in India.

The best times to visit southern India are November to March and July/August (the monsoon season is mid-September to mid-November)

Contact details for travel

For more detailed information on staying in CESCI and travelling to India please contact

◦Fabienne Notter: 032-621 31 39

If you are not travelling with a group and wish to visit CESCI, please contact CESCI directly (Mr. Vinod Kumar T.K: ).

If you are planning a longer trip to India and wish to visit other parts of the country before or after visiting CESCI, we can recommend you both Insight Reisen GmbH (visit) and Women Travel (visit), both organizations are offering exciting and perfectly organized individual and group trips to India. You also have the possibility of booking your stay in CESCI via these tour operators. The CESCI support group works with a prominent fair tourism and development organization in-order to promote eco-friendly tourism (visit).

Madurai – The Oldest Living City from the Oldest Democratic Kingdom

Madurai is Tamil Nadu’s third-largest city and 44th most populated city in India. Located on the banks of River Vaigai, Madurai has been a major settlement for two millennia. Madurai is one of the best tourist destinations which have a glorious past combined with a great variety of temples and great architectural treats. The history of Tamil and Tamil Nadu without Madurai is impossible.

Why Madurai is so special?

Place to visit in Madurai.

  • Meenakshi Amman Temple
  • Thirumalai Nayak Mahal
  • Vaigai Dam
  • Alagar Koil
  • Meghamalai
  • Samanar Hills
  • Gandhi Museum
  • Koodal Azhagar Temple
  • Athisayam
  • Mariamman Teppakulam