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South India by rail holiday

South India by rail holiday

Rail trip visiting Kerala and Tamil Nadu
From £2,198 19 days ex flights
Tailor made: This trip can be tailor made to suit your dates and requirements.
Kerala luxury holiday, India

Kerala luxury holiday, 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 homestay tour, India

Kerala homestay tour, India

Stay in homestays in various destinations in Kerala
From £1,635 15 days ex flights
Tailor made: This trip can be tailor made to suit your dates, budget and requirements
Kerala luxury holiday

Kerala luxury holiday

Kerala at a relaxed pace
From £2,382 14 days ex flights
Tailor made: This trip can be tailor made to suit your dates, budget and requirements
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Kayaking in the Keralan Backwaters

Kayaking in the Keralan Backwaters

Experience local life kayaking through Kerala backwaters .
From US $540 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.
Southern India small group holiday

Southern India small group holiday

Discover the two southern most states of India
From £1,849 to £2,499 15 days inc UK flights
Small group travel: 2018: 3 Mar, 31 Mar, 18 Aug, 6 Oct, 20 Oct, 3 Nov, 17 Nov, 15 Dec, 29 Dec
2019: 5 Jan, 12 Jan, 19 Jan, 26 Jan, 9 Feb, 23 Feb, 2 Mar, 13 Apr, 17 Aug, 5 Oct, 12 Oct, 19 Oct, 2 Nov, 16 Nov, 14 Dec, 28 Dec
Late availability on these dates: 03 Mar, 31 Mar
Kerala budget holiday, tailor made

Kerala budget holiday, tailor made

Budget tailor-made holiday in Kerala
From £1,170 14 days ex flights
Tailor made: This trip can be tailor-made to suit your dates, budget and requirements
South India small group tour

South India small group tour

Beautiful cities, colonial hill stations & colourful temples
From £2,299 to £2,969 21 days inc UK flights
Small group travel: 2018: 6 Oct, 20 Oct, 3 Nov, 10 Nov, 15 Dec, 29 Dec
2019: 5 Jan, 12 Jan, 19 Jan, 2 Feb, 9 Feb, 16 Feb, 23 Feb, 9 Mar, 16 Mar, 23 Mar, 6 Apr, 5 Oct, 19 Oct, 26 Oct, 9 Nov, 16 Nov, 14 Dec, 28 Dec
South Indian food tour, Kerala

South Indian food tour, Kerala

Food & culture of Kerala
From £1,575 16 days ex flights
Tailor made: This trip can be tailormade at a time to suit you and adapted to suit your budget and requirements
Southern India tour

Southern India tour

Enter a world where time feels like it has stood still forever
From £680 to £899 14 days ex flights
Small group travel: Weekly Sunday departures throughout the year.
South India & Kerala holiday

South India & Kerala holiday

Mysore Palace village stay Kerala Backwaters
From £1,065 to £1,205 15 days ex flights
Small group travel: Departs Fridays and selected Tuesdays throughout the year
Late availability on these dates: 16 Mar, 23 Mar, 06 Apr, 13 Apr
South India tour, Trivandrum to Goa

South India tour, Trivandrum to Goa

Head to the beaches and backwaters of southern India.
From £810£648 to £920 16 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2018: 9 Mar, 16 Mar, 23 Mar, 6 Apr, 20 Apr, 4 May, 15 Jun, 6 Jul, 13 Jul, 20 Jul, 27 Jul, 10 Aug, 17 Aug, 31 Aug, 7 Sep, 12 Sep, 14 Sep, 21 Sep, 28 Sep, 5 Oct, 10 Oct, 12 Oct, 19 Oct, 26 Oct, 31 Oct, 2 Nov, 9 Nov, 14 Nov, 16 Nov, 23 Nov, 28 Nov, 30 Nov, 7 Dec, 14 Dec, 19 Dec, 21 Dec, 23 Dec, 26 Dec, 30 Dec
2019: 4 Jan, 9 Jan, 11 Jan, 15 Jan, 18 Jan, 25 Jan, 30 Jan, 1 Feb, 6 Feb, 8 Feb, 13 Feb, 15 Feb, 22 Feb, 1 Mar, 8 Mar ...
Up to £160 off. Late availability on these dates: 09 Mar, 16 Mar, 23 Mar, 06 Apr, 20 Apr, 04 May
Southern India 15 day tour

Southern India 15 day tour

An exciting mix of the best that South India has to offer.
From £1,495 15 days ex flights
Tailor made: Everything is tweak-able, giving you the freedom to build a unique and personal trip for your chosen date. Upgrade your accommodation for all - or just part - of your trip, slow down the pace with few extra nights here and there or add a few more active adventures along the way.
Book your 2018 adventure with just a £150 deposit per person
Kerala tailor made holiday

Kerala tailor made holiday

Discover Kerala, God's Own Country
From £700 to £800 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
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History, culture & wildlife of India holiday

History, culture & wildlife of India holiday

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

Small group tour exploring the best of South India.
From £1,675 15 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2018: 3 Mar, 17 Mar, 31 Mar, 14 Apr, 28 Apr, 12 May, 26 May, 9 Jun, 23 Jun, 7 Jul, 21 Jul, 4 Aug, 18 Aug, 1 Sep, 15 Sep, 29 Sep, 13 Oct, 27 Oct, 10 Nov, 24 Nov, 8 Dec, 22 Dec
2019: 5 Jan
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 £2,349 to £2,779 33 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2018: 3 Sep, 10 Sep, 24 Sep, 22 Oct, 19 Nov, 26 Nov
2019: 7 Jan, 21 Jan, 11 Feb, 2 Sep, 9 Sep, 23 Sep, 21 Oct, 25 Nov
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 £560 to £769 10 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2018: 28 Feb, 7 Mar, 21 Mar, 11 Apr, 18 Apr, 23 May, 27 Jun, 19 Sep, 26 Sep, 3 Oct, 17 Oct, 24 Oct, 7 Nov, 14 Nov, 21 Nov, 12 Dec, 19 Dec
2019: 16 Jan, 30 Jan, 13 Feb, 20 Feb, 6 Mar, 20 Mar, 10 Apr, 17 Apr, 1 May, 22 May, 18 Sep, 25 Sep, 2 Oct, 16 Oct, 23 Oct, 6 Nov, 13 Nov, 20 Nov, 11 Dec, 18 Dec
South India cycling tour, coast to coast

South India cycling tour, coast to coast

Journey across South India's geographical & cultural landscapes
From US $1,900 14 days ex flights
Tailor made: This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements
Kerala walking, culture & wildlife holiday, India

Kerala walking, culture & wildlife holiday, India

‘Feel’ the place through people, experiences and local food
From £1,450 15 days ex flights
Tailor made: This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements
Kerala & Tamil Nadu holiday, hidden gems of India

Kerala & Tamil Nadu holiday, hidden gems of India

An exclusive holiday for people who love nature.
From £2,790 15 days ex flights
Tailor made: This trip can be booked at any time and tailor made to suit your requirements
Kerala walking holiday in India

Kerala walking holiday in India

Walk through beautiful hills and tea plantations
From £2,119 to £2,799 16 days inc UK flights
Small group travel: 2018: 3 Mar, 31 Mar, 3 Nov, 17 Nov, 15 Dec, 29 Dec
2019: 12 Jan, 2 Feb, 16 Feb, 2 Mar, 16 Mar, 6 Apr, 26 Oct, 16 Nov, 14 Dec, 28 Dec
Late availability on these dates: 03 Mar, 31 Mar
Kerala houseboat holiday, India

Kerala houseboat holiday, India

Cruise along the backwaters of Kerala
From £980 7 days ex flights
Tailor made
Kerala activity holiday, India

Kerala activity holiday, India

Cycling, hiking & kayaking through Kerala countryside
From US $1,700 13 days ex flights
Tailor made: This trip can also be tailor-made to suit your interests, time schedules and budget requirements. Minimum age 12 years.
North Kerala tailor made holidays

North Kerala tailor made holidays

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
Rural cycling tours in South India

Rural cycling tours in South India

The perfect way to cycle in rural Keralan countryside.
From US $980 8 days ex flights
Tailor made: This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements
Walking and cycling holiday in Kerala, India

Walking and cycling holiday in Kerala, India

Walking and cycling through rain forests and grasslands.
From £630 8 days ex flights
Tailor made: This trip can also be tailor-made to suit your interests, time schedules and budget requirements.
Kerala homestay tours

Kerala homestay tours

See Kerala from a different perspective
From £400 to £510 8 days ex flights
Tailor made: Departures can be tailor made to suit your requirements
Kerala and tropical India cycling holidays

Kerala and tropical India cycling holidays

Beautiful landscapes, fascinating towns and long white beaches
From £2,399 to £3,099 15 days inc UK flights
Small group travel: 2018: 24 Mar, 15 Sep, 6 Oct, 13 Oct, 20 Oct, 27 Oct, 3 Nov, 17 Nov, 24 Nov, 8 Dec, 15 Dec, 22 Dec
2019: 5 Jan, 12 Jan, 26 Jan, 2 Feb, 9 Feb, 16 Feb, 23 Feb, 2 Mar, 9 Mar, 23 Mar, 13 Apr, 20 Apr, 14 Sep, 28 Sep, 5 Oct, 12 Oct, 19 Oct, 26 Oct, 2 Nov, 9 Nov, 16 Nov, 23 Nov, 30 Nov, 14 Dec, 21 Dec
Late availability on these dates: 24 Mar
Kerala family activity holiday, India

Kerala family activity holiday, India

Discover lush green forests & magical Kerala backwaters
From £980 15 days ex flights
Tailor made: This trip can be tailor-made to suit your interests, time schedules and budget requirements.
South India by rail holiday
From
£2,198
excluding flights
Everything went extremely smoothly. The drivers were all very helpful. Our tour operator couldn't have been more helpful. (more)David Evans
The diversity between the different hotels/resorts/homestays. We were excited over a lot of things, cultural, historical places and the people we met. The mix between interesting places and relaxing places. (more)Gustav Jagner
We very much enjoyed this holiday, completely met and often exceeded our expectations. (more)Carole Noble
History, culture & wildlife of India holiday
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£1,336
excluding flights
Probably the most exciting thing was seeing two tigers (on separate visits - one on the boat safari and one on a land safari) in Nagarhole National Park - astonishing. But equally memorable was the temple tour in Madurai - it felt a privilege to visit when so many pilgrims were also worshipping at the temple. (more)Lynn Crowe
My stay at the Wild Mahseer in Assam was very special. Great hospitality, beautiful lodgings and interesting environmental projects. (more)Liz Mcmanus
I have told the holiday provider that they do a great job . (more)Joel Montague
Kerala luxury holiday
From
£2,382
excluding flights
Seeing a herd of wild elephants up close and the tea plantations was the most memorable. (more)Trish Butler
The people we met was the most memorable - ALL of them lovely- friendly, genuine, generous. This applies to local s we met, in addition to those employed in the industry. Every single day was memorable and exciting. No exaggeration! Maybe I would have to say the Houseboat was the highlight though. (more)Liz Naylon
All of the destinations were special in their own way. You are made to feel very welcome wherever you go. (more)Michael Brown
Kerala budget holiday, tailor made
From
£1,170
excluding flights
Spotting so many exotic and sometimes rare, birds. The journey through the Western Ghats. Meeting so many friendly Indian people. (more)Chris Bush
The variety of Kerala, the bird and wildlife, the friendly people, the wonderful fresh spices and delicious cooking, the houseboat, staying in homestays etc. One of the best holidays we have been on. Everything was very well organised. (more)Quentin Sharp
The most memorable moment was Dewalokom hotel & farm beautiful gardens, lovely family running it and fabulous food. Scenery and friendly people also memorable. Breath of fresh air. Wanted my children to appreciate how lucky they are to travel and to do this in a positive way for other people. (more)Sarah Pengilly
Kerala homestay tour, India
From
£1,635
excluding flights
The backwaters cruise and birding at Thattekad was the most memorable. Excellent. Our tour operator was very helpful. (more)Richard Greenwood
We have many happy memories , the most memorable part was the 2 night stay on the Houseboat and the fantastic scenery/river activity, plus our stay at Dewalokum Retreat, Kodikulam. (more)Lee Mullins
Our driver, Sanil, was always abreast of our itinerary, enormously helpful, punctual and friendly. He made an enormous difference to our holiday. (more)Bridget Taylor
Kerala luxury holiday, India
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£1,788
excluding flights
Memorable parts? The homestays were particularly enjoyable, allowing us some insight into everyday life in a way that can be difficult to experience as a tourist. Our hosts were warm, genuine, entertaining and thoughtful people who put a great deal of effort into ensuring that we got the best from our trip. It felt very sad each time we had to move on! Also, Keralan food is wonderful, though 3 home cooked meals a day can have a serious impact on your waistline (perhaps we should have refused... (more)Liz Livingstone
Kerala and tropical India cycling holidays
From
£2,399
including UK flights
Has to be a 5 star! I will definitely do another cycling holiday 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
North Kerala tailor made holidays
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 holiday 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
Kerala walking, culture & wildlife holiday, India
From
£1,450
excluding flights
Memorable parts? There are so many very special moments, but we feel that this holiday 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 $1,900
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 small group tour, India, 15 days
From
£1,675
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 family activity holiday, India
From
£980
excluding flights
There are so many great memories of the holiday, 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
An amazing, unforgettable experience allowing us to see the natural side of Kerala and keep us constantly entertained. (more)Rachel Gatehouse
A brilliant first time experience of India for a family. Safe but still experiencing the full life of India. (more)Sarah Griffin
Western Ghats mountain biking holidays, Southern India
From
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 walking holiday in India
From
£2,119
including UK flights
The trekking and the temple in Madurai was the most memorable. (more)Erika Bühler
The trek and camping experience particularly wonderful. Visiting a school in Silent Valley. The houseboat excursion. Staying in Munnar. Wandering the tea plantations. A tour of Abraham's beautiful Spice Garden... (more)Dinah Wood
The trek, climbing Meesapulima mountain especially memorable. Beautiful walks through tea plantations, forests and grasslands with knowledgeable, courteous and attentive guides.... We learnt so much about the wildlife, landscape, agriculture and the local people. (more)Linda Blanchard
Kayaking in the Keralan Backwaters
From
US $540
excluding flights
Fantastic. One of the best holidays we have been on. Very well organised by Thomas who runs the operator we travelled with (more)Aileen Taylor
The overnight on the houseboat was magical and a perfect point half way to recharge after hiking and biking and before kayaking. (more)Scott and San
Don't hesitate as it was wonderful for activities, food and accommodation! (more)Helen Bell
Cochin homestay accommodation, India
From
Rupee4,000
per room per night
The most memorable part of my vacation was Munnar. The homestay in Munnar was absolutely beautiful and breathtaking. (more)Sayali Mahashabde
We spent 3 weeks here,and loved every day of it. I can only discibe it as heaven. 3 weeks was not long enough. (more)Stanley Hammant
"Very good indeed. No fuss, no over ambitious expectations, just a beautiful place, kind people and time to chill. I can recommend it." (more)Gail Boardman
Walking and cycling holiday in Kerala, India
From
£630
excluding flights
Hiking was amazing, gorgeous scenery and we were well looked after by our guide. (more)Collette Lyons
We loved our 8 day experience and our guide was brilliant...caring, thoughtful, adapted to our needs...made our experience in Kerala exceedingly pleasurable. (more)Liz Huelin
Most memorable was trekking through tea estates and then climbing to mountain tops to see the vast landscape revived our spirits. (more)Des Jarrett
Kerala backwater holiday, India
From
£700
excluding flights
This holiday was absolutely fantastic in every way. Possibly the best family holiday that we have ever had. (more)Louise Hoult
The whole holiday was truly memorable and exceeded expectations from beginning to end. (more)Mary Richards
Visiting around Munnar with time to see nature and lots of bird life, made more memorable as we had a knowledgeable driver who showed us many birds. The Kathakali Dance event in Cochi gave an interesting insight into the historical parts of the area and was well worth seeing all the make up as well as the dancing. (more)Andrew Patrick
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
South India holiday
From
£1,851
excluding flights
Most memorable was not a specific place or activity, but instead having the opportunity to meet a variety of people in southern India and getting a better understanding of south India's culture and daily living conditions. (more)Bill Macheel
It was just wonderful; well organized; filled with activities we really enjoyed; the accommodation was lovely and we have great drivers. All in all a very memorable trip. (more)Anne Niklewicz
There were so many it us hard to pick one but the most outstanding was the friends and acquaintances we made along the way. From the drivers. Guides and of course Ravi and Rajat's family hospitality was second to none. A lovely family who made our stay relaxed, comfortable and thoroughly well looked after. They are very special people who feel like friends now. (more)Clare Jacobs
Kerala houseboat holiday, India
From
£980
excluding flights
The houseboats in Kerala was my highlight. (more)Jan Broderick
Every aspect of our trip was memorable and it is impossible to select one particular feature that stands out. We particularly appreciated the houseboat in traditional style... (more)David Graham
All of it. Every day was a new adventure. From the excellent food to the beautiful scenery and friendly helpful crew. (more)Fran Griffin
Kerala activity holiday, 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 holiday. (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 holiday, 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
Kerala birdwatching holidays, 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 holiday 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
South India & Kerala holiday
From
£1,065
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
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