15 days from £1925pp plus international flights.
South India's wildlife, scenery and culture - vibrant and beautiful. This trip is a wonderful introduction.
This trip takes you to the heart of Kerala and Tamil Nadu. Starting at the bustling trading port of Cochin, you travel inland to the attractive hill town of Munnar before crossing to the temple towns of Tamil Nadu.
Continue to Periyar, famous for its herds of wild elephants and spice plantations before returning down towards the coast for a relaxing overnight houseboat cruise.
And what better way to finish than with a few days relaxing by the beach at Marari Beach Resort. There are plenty of options for exploring the resort's gardens and surrounding areas, or maybe opt for a therapeutic massage and a stroll along the beach. This trip will give you a comprehensive introduction to the very different culture, scenery, wildlife and cuisine of southern India.
Guide price from (pp sharing): £1925 (ex. international flights)
Accommodation on a twin share basis; meals as specified; all transfers, sightseeing and excursions in an exclusive chauffeur-driven air-conditioned vehicle; services of an English-speaking guide for sightseeing; entrance fees at sites.
International flights; departure taxes; visas; travel insurance; meals not specified; camera fees; items of a personal nature; tips.
This tour starts and ends at Cochin airport. International return flights from the UK cost in the region of £550 to £750 per person, depending on season and availability.
Departure dates: This is a private tailor made holiday which we can arrange for you at any time of the year that you like.
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Previously known as the Taj Garden Retreat, this hotel provides a peaceful place to relax overlooking Madurai.
A houseboat is the ideal way to see the backwaters of Kerala, providing a comfortable base to watch the world go by.
On the Kerala coast, Marari Beach Resort has been designed in a traditional Kerala style, with private thatch-roofed villas.
Spice Village is an excellent base for exploring the wildlife of Periyar National Park with an excellent record for sustainable development.
A short distance from the hill town of Munnar in Kerala, Windermere Estate is a peaceful place to relax.
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Time: GMT +5 hours
Flight time: Flight time from London to Delhi is 8 hours 30 minutes and to Mumbai is about 8 hours.
Language: The official language is Hindi, which about 30% of the population speaks. English is very widely spoken and is used for official and commercial purposes.
Visas: Required for British travellers. Other nationalities should obtain advice from their embassy.
Health: There are no compulsory vaccinations.