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Holiday review by Jane Dundas

Name: Ms. Jane Dundas
Date of trip: 26/01/2013
Number of people: 4
Country: India

Overall level of Satisfaction

 
Tribes Overall: "It was an unforgettable introduction to India, the people we met in rural communities were particularly welcoming"
 
Tribes Service: "All the team were quick and responsive and I would use this company again without hesitation"
 
Guides: "The driver Praveen made all the difference to our holiday, he was truly brilliant on those terrifying roads The guides Rateesh and Prakesh were superb The first day it was unneccessary to have a guided tour we were too tired and didn\'t think much of the guide - would have been better to stay another day in Cochin and do our own thing"
 
Social & Environmental Responsibility: "I hope that we were able to show that we valued the indigenous culture and people. It gave me a real insight into the complicated social structure which is not necessarily a good thing, we stayed with privileged Brahmins so our experience was a bit skewed I wish that something more could be done to encourage people to recycle plastic"

Accommodation

 
Tea Bungalow
Please give more warning that they do not serve alcohol, we didn't realise otherwise it is a lovely place and the staff were very helpful. Food very good
 
Kerala Houseboat
Freezing air conditioning,in retrospect would have preferred just a day trip and another night at Our Land Not environmentally friendly - where do the bilges get emptied?

Our Memories

"The wonderful driver Praveen Shibu who kept us safe and treated us like family. The Tirrur river trip with our guide Prakesh who was wonderfully interesting and thanks to the tribal people for welcoming us into their tiny tea shop. One of the sons had studied at Glasgow Uni!"
"The empty and pristine beach at Chera Rocks and the kind attention of Ali who woke us with tea at 4.30 am when we were leaving and shone the torch all the way up the steps. The incredible Nila drummers, their kindness and hospitality and passion for their art Most of all the people of Kerala who made us so welcome"

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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.

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