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Tamil Nadu and Kerala vacation, India

Tamil Nadu and Kerala vacation, India

Epic exploration from west to east - Tamil Nadu to Kerala.
From £1,999 to £2,399 14 days ex flights
Tailor made: This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements
Kerala luxury vacation

Kerala luxury vacation

Kerala at a relaxed pace
From £2,260 15 days ex flights
Tailor made: This trip can be tailor made to suit your dates, budget and requirements
Tiger and Kerala beaches tour in India

Tiger and Kerala beaches tour in India

Tigers safaris in central India with backwaters of Kerala
From Rupee182,000 17 days ex flights
Tailor made: This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements
South India small group tour

South India small group tour

Beautiful cities, colonial hill stations & colourful temples
From US $2,579 to US $2,879 20 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2019: 26 Oct, 2 Nov, 9 Nov, 28 Dec
2020: 4 Jan, 11 Jan, 18 Jan, 8 Feb, 15 Feb, 22 Feb, 7 Mar, 4 Apr, 3 Oct, 17 Oct, 24 Oct, 7 Nov, 19 Dec
2021: 9 Jan, 16 Jan, 23 Jan, 30 Jan, 6 Feb, 13 Feb, 20 Feb, 6 Mar, 27 Mar
Late availability on these dates: 26 Oct, 02 Nov, 09 Nov, 28 Dec
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Southern India tour

Southern India tour

Enter a world where time feels like it has stood still forever
From US $1,160 to US $1,499 14 days ex flights
Small group travel: Weekly Sunday departures throughout the year.
Kerala tailor made vacation

Kerala tailor made vacation

Discover Kerala, God's Own Country
From £500 to £650 10 days ex flights
Tailor made: This trip can be tailormade throughout the year and can be adapted to suit your requirements for 2 to 12 people. This tour can be taken anytime
South India & Kerala vacation

South India & Kerala vacation

Mysore Palace village stay Kerala Backwaters
From US $1,550US $1,395 to US $1,825 15 days ex flights
Small group travel: Departs Fridays and selected Tuesdays throughout the year
Late availability on these dates: 06 Oct, 11 Oct, 18 Oct, 25 Oct, 27 Oct, 15 Nov, 22 Nov, 29 Nov, 08 Dec, 13 Dec, 27 Dec, 29 Dec
Kerala luxury vacation, India

Kerala luxury vacation, India

See inside Kerala with a touch of luxury
From £1,788 12 days ex flights
Tailor made: This trip can be tailor made at a time to suit you and adapted to suit your budget and requirements
Kerala budget holiday, tailor made

Kerala budget holiday, tailor made

Budget tailor-made holiday in Kerala
From £1,136 13 days ex flights
Tailor made: This trip can be tailor-made to suit your dates, budget and requirements
Kerala and tropical India cycling vacations

Kerala and tropical India cycling vacations

Beautiful landscapes, fascinating towns and long white beaches
From US $2,849 to US $3,349 14 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2019: 12 Oct, 19 Oct, 2 Nov
2020: 4 Jan, 11 Jan, 1 Feb, 22 Feb, 7 Mar, 21 Mar, 4 Apr, 19 Sep, 17 Oct, 24 Oct, 14 Nov, 21 Nov, 12 Dec, 19 Dec
Late availability on these dates: 12 Oct, 19 Oct, 02 Nov
South India tour, Trivandrum to Goa

South India tour, Trivandrum to Goa

Head to the beaches and backwaters of southern India.
From US $1,165US $1,094 to US $1,375 16 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2019: 25 Oct, 31 Oct, 1 Nov, 14 Nov, 15 Nov, 22 Nov, 29 Nov, 6 Dec, 13 Dec, 20 Dec, 27 Dec, 29 Dec
2020: 3 Jan, 8 Jan, 24 Jan, 29 Jan, 6 Feb, 14 Feb, 21 Feb, 28 Feb, 5 Mar, 6 Mar, 12 Mar, 20 Mar, 3 Apr, 10 Apr, 1 May, 13 Jun, 3 Jul, 24 Jul, 7 Aug, 14 Aug, 11 Sep, 25 Sep, 2 Oct, 23 Oct, 30 Oct, 6 Nov, 12 Nov, 13 Nov, 20 Nov, 27 Nov, 17 Dec, 18 Dec, 24 Dec, 25 Dec, 27 Dec
Late availability on these dates: 25 Oct, 31 Oct, 01 Nov, 14 Nov, 15 Nov, 22 Nov, 29 Nov, 06 Dec, 13 Dec, 20 Dec, 27 Dec, 29 Dec
History, culture & wildlife of India vacation

History, culture & wildlife of India vacation

From the Nilgiri Hills to the beaches of Goa
From £1,336 15 days ex flights
Tailor made: This trip can be tailor made at a time to suit you and can be adapted to suit your interests, budget and requirements as necessary
Kerala small group tour, India, 15 days

Kerala small group tour, India, 15 days

Exploring the Real culture and beauty of South India.
From US $1,895 15 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2019: 1 Oct, 15 Oct, 29 Oct, 12 Nov, 26 Nov, 10 Dec, 24 Dec
2020: 7 Jan, 21 Jan, 4 Feb, 18 Feb, 3 Mar, 17 Mar, 31 Mar
Kolkata to Kochi rail tour, India

Kolkata to Kochi rail tour, India

Travel northeast to southeast India spotting innumerable beautiful sights along the way
From US $3,299 to US $3,849 33 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2019: 21 Oct
2020: 13 Jan, 10 Feb, 24 Feb, 2 Mar, 9 Mar, 7 Sep, 5 Oct
2021: 22 Feb, 29 Mar, 10 May, 13 Sep, 11 Oct, 25 Oct
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If you would like some help or advice, or just want to discuss your ideas for your next trip, do give us a call.
Southern India and Karnataka rail tour

Southern India and Karnataka rail tour

Take the train from Goa to Kochi via Karnataka and see the breathtaking ruins of Hampi
From US $880 to US $1,099 10 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2019: 25 Sep, 2 Oct, 23 Oct, 13 Nov, 20 Nov, 11 Dec, 18 Dec
2020: 22 Jan, 5 Feb, 26 Feb, 4 Mar, 18 Mar, 25 Mar, 1 Apr, 8 Apr, 6 May, 26 Aug, 23 Sep, 30 Sep, 14 Oct, 28 Oct, 11 Nov, 25 Nov, 16 Dec, 23 Dec
2021: 6 Jan, 10 Feb, 24 Feb, 3 Mar, 17 Mar, 31 Mar, 7 Apr, 21 Apr, 5 May, 2 Jun, 1 Sep, 22 Sep, 6 Oct, 20 Oct, 3 Nov, 17 Nov, 1 Dec, 15 Dec
Kerala biking vacation, India

Kerala biking vacation, India

Kerala through the magical landscapes & backwaters of Kerala
From £1,298 10 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2019: 11 Oct
Northern Kerala tailor tour, tailor made

Northern Kerala tailor tour, tailor made

Uncover the rich culture of northern Kerala
From £1,400 13 days ex flights
Tailor made: This trip can be tailormade from April - October and can be adapted to suit your interests, budget and requirements as necessary
Kerala vacation, Malabar Adventure

Kerala vacation, Malabar Adventure

Kerala adventure staying in a variety of accommodations
From £1,650 14 days ex flights
Tailor made: This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements
Southern India tour, temples & nature

Southern India tour, temples & nature

Tour from Coimbatore to Bangalore via Mysore
From £494 6 days ex flights
Tailor made: This trip can be tailormade at a time to suit you and can be adapted to suit your interests, budget and requirements as necessary
Kayaking in the Keralan Backwaters

Kayaking in the Keralan Backwaters

Experience local life kayaking through Kerala backwaters .
From US $570 5 days ex flights
Tailor made: This trip can be tailormade at a time to suit you and can be adapted to suit your interests, budget and requirements as necessary.
10% off all tours until November 2019
Kerala birdwatching vacations, Western Ghats

Kerala birdwatching vacations, Western Ghats

An endemic birding tour through the Western Ghats of India
From US $1,360 8 days ex flights
Tailor made: This trip can also be tailor-made to suit your interests, time schedules and budget requirements.
10% off all tours until November 2019
Kerala family activity vacation, India

Kerala family activity vacation, India

Discover lush green forests & magical Kerala backwaters
From US $1,385 13 days ex flights
Tailor made: This trip can be tailor-made to suit your interests, time schedules and budget requirements.
10% off all tours until November 2019
India cycling tour, north and south

India cycling tour, north and south

Cycle across India through classic cities to west coast
From US $3,320US $2,988 to US $3,320 22 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2019: 2 Nov, 7 Dec
Late availability on these dates: 02 Nov, 07 Dec
Southern India tour, Hampi & Badami

Southern India tour, Hampi & Badami

Get up close with a different side of South India!
From £1,223 11 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2019: 29 Sep, 13 Oct, 27 Oct, 10 Nov, 24 Nov, 8 Dec, 22 Dec
2020: 5 Jan, 19 Jan, 2 Feb, 16 Feb, 1 Mar, 15 Mar, 29 Mar
Western Ghats walking tour in India

Western Ghats walking tour in India

Rain Forest trek through bio-diverse Western Ghats, India
From US $740 6 days ex flights
Tailor made: This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements
10% off all tours until November 2019
Western Ghats wildlife tour in India

Western Ghats wildlife tour in India

An amazing wildlife holiday across Western Ghats of India
From US $1,240 9 days ex flights
Tailor made: This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements
10% off all tours until November 2019
Tamil Nadu and Kerala summer tour

Tamil Nadu and Kerala summer tour

Special low season holiday to Tamil Nadu and Kerala.
From £1,894 16 days ex flights
Tailor made: This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements
Highlights of Kerala tour, 16 days

Highlights of Kerala tour, 16 days

An exclusive bespoke tour through the wonders of Kerala
From £1,699 to £2,592 16 days ex flights
Tailor made: This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements
Best of South India tour

Best of South India tour

Culture, Art and Scenery Tour through incredible South India
From £2,257 to £2,555 17 days ex flights
Tailor made: This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements
Kerala wellness and photography retreat

Kerala wellness and photography retreat

Kerala South India Wellness Food & Photography Retreat
From £2,350 9 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2020: 12 Sep
Tamil Nadu and Kerala vacation, India
From
£1,999
excluding flights
The most memorable part of the vacation was seeing the evening ceremony at the ghats in Varanasi and visiting the temples of Madurai and Tanjore. (more)Santha Blankley
One of the best vacations we've EVER had. We loved it. (more)Judy Mcguire
Best ever!...Meeting so many kind and funny Indian people everywhere we went. Everyone was helpful, full of fun and the joys of life. (more)Lesley Somerville
Kerala luxury vacation
From
£2,260
excluding flights
Staying at a homestay was a highlight for the brilliant hospitality we received; we became good friends with our hosts over the three days we spent with them and were sad to leave. (more)Julian Welbank
Everyone was friendly, helpful and went out of their way to make sure we had a vacation of a lifetime. The itinerary was prefect for an introduction to Kerala; the accommodation was superb, the food delicious and all activities were interesting and worthwhile. (more)Kate Bulloch
Seeing a herd of wild elephants up close and the tea plantations was the most memorable. (more)Trish Butler
History, culture & wildlife of India vacation
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£1,336
excluding flights
The most memorable parts of the trip were seeing tigers. Local people. Un-touristy parts of India. The care and diligence of our tour operator and Rajat Kumar. (more)Sue Gray
For sheer excitement our number one was unexpectedly seeing wild elephants grazing in the dappled sunlight of a Munnar forest. (more)Jill Wild
It was a very good vacation, people were welcoming, helpful and friendly. Rajat was very efficient and helpful. (more)Alessandra Spera
Northern Kerala tailor tour, tailor made
From
£1,400
excluding flights
Memorable parts? We traveled as a family and moved every couple of days so ever day brought something new and was memorable. What was exciting about this vacation was learning about other cultures and meeting people living in a variety of different ways. But as a family, the favorite experience was riding an elephant. Tips? Take plenty of hand sanitiser for when you are out and about and some toilet rolls too. Food is very cheap, eat out! Don't eat at the Sandesh Prince hotel in... (more)Gentian Bolt
South India & Kerala vacation
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US $1,395
excluding flights
Meeting lots of kind local people was my highlight. (more)Julia Fletcher
Great for those who wish to experience the local foods, sites, forms of transport and culture in a safe and meaningful way. (more)Marilyn Scholtz
Wonderful, fabulous, went beyond my already high expectations. Everyone should do this one, it's a gem. (more)Dorothy Shirvell
Southern India tour, temples & nature
From
£494
excluding flights
The most memorable was the boat safari in Nagarhoke national park and watching a tiger for 30 minutes. (more)Judy Powell
The most memorable part was Orange county - feeling like a queen and wonderful safari. (more)Alex Silver
Excellent! (more)Jan Baker
Kerala tailor made vacation
From
£500
excluding flights
The most memorable was bamboo rafting and trek in Periyar National Park watching a family of elephants swim across the water in front of us and watching them as we ate our lunch (even the Rangers were excited to see a special event). (more)Julie Evans
Spending New Year's Eve at a party at our hotel was the most memorable - great atmosphere, tremendous friendliness and warmth and fireworks whose proximity erred on the side of exciting rather than H&S. - but we were outside, in the mountains and it was cold! We all loved Kerala and (particularly) its people and were left with a determination to see more of India. (more)Joan Findlay
The highlight was Seeing wild elephants in Periyar Tiger Reserve. (more)Jennie Greenhalgh
Kerala family activity vacation, India
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US $1,385
excluding flights
Fantastic trip of a lifetime ! The most memorable parts were our enthusiastic guide and driver, the animals (monkeys, birds and elephants), the beautiful scenery, the friendly people and the wonderful food. (more)jane Dymott
Most memorable? - Everything! From the moment that our tour guides picked us up - Jeffin & Santosh - who were AMAZING & our kids loved! Kerala is stunning, the food, the people - we loved it! (more)Rachel Gardner
There are so many great memories of the vacation, that will live long in the memory. In no particular order: The smile on the face of my daughter as the helped wash an elephant in the river, the scenery around Munnar was beautiful, the homestay at Dewalokam was just great - jumping and swimming in the river... (more)Philip Hesketh
Southern India tour
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US $1,160
excluding flights
We have travelled quite extensively (including a previous trip to north India) but this was the first organised group vacation we have been on. We really enjoyed it... Overall an extremely well organised tour which we wouldn't hesitate to recommend to others. (more)Geoff Cruickshank
The whole vacation was fabulous but I loved the homestay in Kerala the best! Brilliant! (more)Eileen Durward
The highlight was Kochi, Mysore and the Kerala backwaters. Good overview of this part of India. (more)Michelle Weinberg
Kerala small group tour, India, 15 days
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US $1,895
excluding flights
It was an exciting eye opening trip that gave us a real taste of life in India and of the rich culture and history of the place. (more)Lorne Invan
This ten-day Kerala tour was the highlight of my six-week visit to India. (more)Robyn Cook
Kerala biking vacation, India
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£1,298
excluding flights
Memorable parts? We all enjoyed our long day of trekking. Time on the house boat was perfect after a few days of cycling in the heat. Throughly enjoyed the homestay accommodation. Birdlife was particularly interesting Tips? The itinerary is not fixed and adjustments can be made to suit you Need a resonable level of fitness. We were careful about the water but ate everything with no ill effects Local benefits? Yes . In Kerala they are making a big effort to reduce waste... (more)Rita Orr
Kerala birdwatching vacations, Western Ghats
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US $1,360
excluding flights
The tea plantations are photogenic in a very special way: so impossibly green in the sun. Walking in the forests near Periyar was like being in heaven: in the shade, beautiful birds, no other people around and with a knowledgeable and enthusiastic guide. (more)Christopher Smith
The vacation could not have gone any smoother and our thanks to Thomas for recommending the wonderful Graman Homestay for a break before our bird watching trip began. We more or less just sat in the garden and relaxed whilst Jos and his wife looked after us and gave us some wonderful food. Different Kerala dishes every day. (more)Christopher Wyeth
Many memorable parts - wonderful bird watching trips, cycling in the backwaters, relaxing and enjoying the Keralan food and scenery. (more)Moyra Williams
Kerala vacation, Malabar Adventure
From
£1,650
excluding flights
Memorable parts? The food and the beds Tips? No alcohol on first day of month and every Sunday. Internal flights have much lower baggage allowance than international flights Local benefits? Perhaps Overall rating? I feel good after it. (more)Marion Shepherd
South India small group tour
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US $2,579
excluding flights
There were to many memorable moments to list. Pretty wonderful. (more)Karen Harrison
The most memorable moments were Mysore Palace, Port hill country, Kovalam beaches, Madurai temples, Kerala backwaters.. (more)Michael Pridmore
The most memorable were - Staying on the houseboat on the Kerala backwaters, the rickshaw ride through Madurai, dipping my feet in the Indian Ocean at the southern most tip of India, eating curry with my fingers off a banana leaf and the cookery lesson at Peryar. (more)Sylvia Wilson
Kerala walking, culture & wildlife vacation, India
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US $1,810
excluding flights
Memorable parts? There are so many very special moments, but we feel that this vacation enabled us to become involved with local people and their culture that we couldn't have achieved independently. We also enjoyed the combination of nature, wildlife and city attractions. Tips? This tour offered so much more in reality than can be described in a brochure. Local benefits? Certainly we interacted and used local people as much as possible. Overall rating? Excellent, all... (more)Amanda Eley
South India cycling tour, coast to coast
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US $2,110
excluding flights
Memorable parts? The experience of cycling through rural India, meeting and reacting with the local people. Even a local police sergeant bought us all breakfast when we met him one morning. Tips? A reasonable standard of fitness is required. We were a group of 9 men with ages ranging from 54yrs to 67yrs. Take a good pair of padded cycle shorts. Local benefits? We stayed at lovely boutique hotels and staff were employed from the local area. Also used local roadside stalls for... (more)Bob Stunt
Kerala and Karnataka small group vacation, India
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£2,876
excluding flights
Memorable parts? The first Dravidian temple and discovering people were so happy to see us. Tips? Be prepared for mixed quality bedding and toilet facilities. Take sandals you can slip on and off really easily as you will need to do this continually. Local benefits? Yes, we visited eco lodges, took water filter bottle. I should have liked to purchase from co operative groups as well as watching the work of weavers, metal workers etc. Overall rating? A perfect way to... (more)Aileen Barry
South India overland tour
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US $2,480
excluding flights
Memorable parts? So many, Bandipur national park, Thekkady and spice garden, Madurai temple. Loads more experiences, whole vacation good. Tips? Great vacation. Lots to see. Lots of traveling so limited relaxation time, although even in in the minibus could chat with others and watch the fascinating world go by. Local benefits? Yes Overall rating? Excellent (more)Victoria Dyer
Kerala and tropical India cycling vacations
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US $2,849
excluding flights
Excellent. Great intro to India and a welcoming people/culture. Kerala is rich state so poverty etc less obvious. Would do the trip again (more)Helen Wheeler
Has to be a 5 star! I will definitely do another cycling vacation with these guys they were simply excellent. (more)Lyn Hill
Excellent... Cycling down the Ooty Hill, the views were breathtaking, as well as visiting the orphanage. (more)Olga Baranova
Kerala budget holiday, tailor made
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£1,136
excluding flights
Awesome organic farm in Kerala was fantastic for kids- swimming in river, milking cows, home grown foods, fantastic service (dewakolam). A splurge yet incredibly memorable. (more)Rebecca Rosenberg
The whole vacation was amazing - it would be difficult to select one bit. However the food was excellent. It was excellent! Our original plans were to book on a small group vacation but we found traveling on our own with a driver was a good experience that we would like to repeat. (more)Caroline Cobbing
Spotting so many exotic and sometimes rare, birds. The journey through the Western Ghats. Meeting so many friendly Indian people. (more)Chris Bush
South India tour, Trivandrum to Goa
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US $1,094
excluding flights
Everything considered, the cost of the trip, and everything that was included, was exceptionally good value. The places we visited were fascinating, and varied. (more)Michele Darnell-Roberts
Difficult to choose just one, it was all memorable, but I particularly enjoyed the homestay in the backwaters of Kerala. Wonderful host family and a beautiful and relaxing setting. And Hampi has to be one of the most interesting places in India. (more)Maggie Hetherington
South India vacation
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£1,851
excluding flights
Our 12 days in Tamil Nadu were an excellent experience...the people were unfailingly cheerful, friendly and helpful. (more)Alisoun Roberts
Very good vacation everything well organised and good hotels. Our driver was extremely reliable and we really enjoyed the story tellers as guides. (more)Cilla Freud
The most memorable part of the vacation was a one-night stay in a luxury houseboat on the Kerala Backwaters. (more)David Lynn
Kerala & Tamil Nadu mountain biking vacations, Western Ghats
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US $850
excluding flights
The best part of the trip was probably the climb up on the way to Valparai in Tamil Nadu. Another highlight in Valparai was the scenic view and the very friendly people at the Stanmore Estate. (more)Roman Stöllinger
Excellent! Amazing! Almost perfect. Highly recommended. (more)Debby Zweibach
Kerala Hike, bike & kayak in India
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US $1,700
excluding flights
It is impossible to point out one most exciting part of the three week long stay in Kerala. Cycling, trekking, kayaking, smelling and tasting, it was all very good. It was a very good vacation. (more)Laima Tikuisiene
Having a varied programme with a mixture of activities (kayaking, swimming, hiking and cycling) interspersed with fantastic scenery and wildlife and very friendly and informative staff was the best part. A wonderful family orientated vacation, with fun activities, beautiful countryside, helpful staff and excellent food. (more)Dinah Perry
It surpassed our expectations. The best parts were Cycling through villages, with all the children running out to greet us, and giving us "high 5's"as we passed through - Standing on top of the 2nd highest mountain in South India, having just trekked to the top. Staying for the night on a rice boat... (more)janice eastman
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