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Explore verdant scenery and tea plantations
At a glance
9 nights hotels, all en suite, 4 nights camping, 1 night houseboat
Walking through the beautiful hills and tea plantations of South India
South India offers an astonishing diversity of scenery, architecture and culture. This is a fascinating journey through India's tropical south, on foot and by boat. We visit the old Raj town of Munnar sitting below the towering rock face of Anamudi (2695m), Kerala's highest peak. Surrounded by hills carpeted with tea plantations, grassland and verdant forest, this is a walker's delight. From Munnar we trek for five days, traversing the Western Ghats to reach the striking Sri Meenakshi Temple at Madurai. The rest is much more relaxed and includes a backwater cruise by houseboat and the chance to sample the famous South Indian cuisine.
Daily distance in km/miles:
Number of days walking:
Moderate: 5-6km/3-4miles an hour
Low altitude; good paths
Start Cochin; sightseeing.
Into the hills at Munnar.
Day walk in the hills of Munnar.
Hike in Silent Valley with beautiful views of the tea estates.
Ascend towards Meesapulimala Peak, the highest in the area.
Trek through plantations and enjoy the magnificent surroundings enriched by red rhododendron.
Ascend to Nagamalai Coffee Plantation, overlooking Kolukumalai Tea Plantation.
Explore the rich fertile area of Tamil Nadu.
To Madurai; visit the colourful Sri Meenakshi Temple.
To Thekkady (Periyar); evening walk through spice gardens.
Morning trek in nearby forest; afternoon boat ride on Periyar Lake to see wild elephants (optional).
To Alleppey for overnight stay on a traditional Keralan houseboat.
To Marari beach; explore local fisherman's village.
To Cochin; free afternoon and evening; optional visit to Kathakali dance show.
This is a small group guided holiday. The group is usually between 4 and 16 in size, with an average of 12 like-minded clients booking individually, in a couple or as friends together.
You are moderately fit and possess a spirit of adventure. Some previous experience is required for most activity based trips.
All breakfasts, 6 lunches and 6 dinners
What's not included
Hotels, Camping & Houseboat
You will spend 9 nights in hotels with en suite facilities, 4 nights in full service camps and 1 night on a houseboat. House boat cabins are comfortable with toilet facilities and there are communal dining areas. While camping, you will be provided with mattresses, a dining tent, kitchen tent, toilet tents and camping chairs.
Single supplements are available from GBP255.
|Date||Price excl. flights (pp) from|
|Sun 30 Oct 16 - Sun 13 Nov 16||Price excl. flights (pp) from EUR €1,855|
|Sun 13 Nov 16 - Sun 27 Nov 16||Price excl. flights (pp) from EUR €1,725|
|Sun 18 Dec 16 - Sun 01 Jan 17||Price excl. flights (pp) from EUR €1,825|
|Sun 01 Jan 17 - Sun 15 Jan 17||Price excl. flights (pp) from EUR €1,755|
|Sun 15 Jan 17 - Sun 29 Jan 17||Price excl. flights (pp) from EUR €1,725|
|Sun 05 Feb 17 - Sun 19 Feb 17||Price excl. flights (pp) from EUR €1,725|
|Sun 19 Feb 17 - Sun 05 Mar 17||Price excl. flights (pp) from EUR €1,725|
|Sun 05 Mar 17 - Sun 19 Mar 17||Price excl. flights (pp) from EUR €1,725|
|Sun 09 Apr 17 - Sun 23 Apr 17||Price excl. flights (pp) from EUR €1,725|
|Sun 05 Nov 17 - Sun 19 Nov 17||Price excl. flights (pp) from EUR €1,825|