The first part of the tour in the north was excellent,
Varanasi, Agra, Jaipur, Ranthambore, Mumbai. train journeys, forts, history, culture and tigers.
The second part in the south was equally memorable Ootacamund in the hills and the back waters of Kerala especially.
However several consecutive twelve hour days of being driven from north to south with its very bumpy pot holed roads interspersed with only the most basic petrol station toilets, and then late arrival at substandard damp and dirty hotels, one with an old toilet on the landing another which was undergoing refurbishment and was covered in building dust, was also unforgettable.
I have traveled extensively in the past and don't mind "roughing it" but this was not a cheap bargain bucket holiday
It is a shame that exodus could not get the basics right when planning the middle of this tour.