Spice ports, hill stations, boat trips, tea plantations, temples and beaches!
After exploring the old spice town of Cochin we journey inland to visit the Raj town of Munnar, surrounded by tea plantations, grassland and verdant forest.
Christianity and even Judaism have left their mark on the coastal regions but it is Hinduism that dominates, producing one of India's most elaborately decorated temples at Madurai.
The wildlife sanctuaries at Eravikulam and Periyar are home to an array of wildlife and an abundance of colourful birdlife.
We finish by cruising along the backwaters and lagoons of Kerala as well as relaxing on the sweeping beaches of Kovalam with the chance to try some delicious fresh seafood.
What makes this trip responsible?
We have an excellent long-term relationship with the local operator who employ and train all leaders. We provide refresher training with a focus on Responsible Tourism, so our local leaders can educate our clients locally on helping to preserve the way of life in their area. Many local restaurants and shops are also used to purchase items throughout this trip which benefis the local community.
Staff member writes about his first visit to India...
Kai Aylward, Exodus’ Sales Consultant, writes about his first taste of India (August 2013).
Houseboats on backwaters