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Exodus: The Tropical South
from £1869 pp
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  • Location
    India, Asia
  • Board Basis
    Selected Meals Included
  • Duration
    15 Days
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India's tropical south is a land full of fertile forests, sweeping grasslands and tea plantations. On this tour, visit the two southern states of Tamil Nadu and Kerala, both with distinctive cultures and contrasting scenery. Kerala is a true tropical paradise with an idyllic coastline and lush tropical mountains, which is evident as you travel between the old spice town of Cochin and the beautiful hill station of Munnar. A trip to the wildlife sanctuary at Periyar boasts an array of wildlife and an abundance of colourful birdlife, and dinner with a local family provides a unique insight into Keralan life. In Tamil Nadu, explore the state's most vibrant and colourful city, Madurai, and marvel at the intricately carved Sri Meenakshi Temple. End the tour on the lagoons of Kerala as you cruise on a traditional houseboat before relaxing on the sweeping beaches of Kovalam and the chance to try some delicious fresh seafood.

What's Included
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  • All breakfasts, 1 lunch and 3 dinners included
  • All accommodation
  • Transfer for group flights
Tour Highlights
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  • Cruise the Keralan backwaters on a traditional houseboat
  • Explore the old spice town of Cochin
  • Sample traditional home cooked food in a family home
  • Discover the Sri Meenakshi temple of Madurai 
Tour Itinerary
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Day 1: Depart London.

Day 2: Start Cochin.

On arrival at your hotel there is free time to either explore Cochin or simply relax after your travels.

Day 3: Sightseeing around Cochin; optional sunset cruise at Fort Cochin and explore historic spice port.

Day 4: To Munnar.

Day 5: Day trek through tea plantations and the hills of Munnar.

Day 6: To Madurai.

Day 7: Visit colourful Sri Meenakshi Temple; optional cycle rickshaw ride through town.

Day 8: To Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary, home to wild elephant and many other animals and birds. Dinner and cooking demonstration in a local family home.

Day 9: To Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary, home to wild elephant and many other animals and birds. Dinner and cooking demonstration in a local family home.

Day 10: To Erattupetta Planters Homestay.

Day 11: To Muhamma; village walk.

Day 12: Board houseboat for backwater cruise

Day 13: Leave houseboat and drive to Kovalam

Day 14: Free time for relaxing on the beach or optional trip to Kanyakumari.

Day 15: End Kovalam.

 

 

 

Key Information
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  • 11 nights hotels, 1 night homestay, 1 night houseboat
  • Travel by private air-conditioned private bus
  • Group normally 4 to 16, plus leader. Min age 16 yrs
Accommodation
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You will spend 11 nights in a mixture of standard and comfortable hotels, 1 night in a homestay and 1 night on a traditional Keralan houseboat. Our homestay is a cosy eco-friendly mansion built 50 years ago, surrounded by tall rubber trees and tropical fruit trees. Houseboats are comfortable and all cabins have ensuite facilities. The houseboat also benefits from a deck & dining area. The number of rooms per boat will vary depending on group size and availability. 

Price Information
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Please note, prices listed are guide prices only and are based on 2 people sharing and don't include any additional supplements. Holiday prices are fluid and dynamic and may be changed at a moment's notice, prior to booking, at which point they are confirmed. Please call the team free on 0800 707 6229 for more departure dates available and a quote. 

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