What a fantastic trip, my third trip with Exodus and as usual, they delivered exactly the product expected, a full and vibrant tour round southern, India. This trip is rated leisurely and is correctly labelled, even though the days are full and long. We were transported in very comfortably air conditioned coach, which turned out to be essential, as the heat was oppressive and exhausting. The only thing about the trip was oit was very hot in the cities, especially Cochin. Out of choice I would have liked to have gone in January, but I was too late to book. The heat melted us, when we were out and about, especially in the temples. The trip was hugely varied and interesting, there was something for everyone. The food was great and the selection of restaurants, recommended by the excellent guide Santo James was excellent. He tried very hard to accommodate all our needs, it's difficult to please all the people all the time.! All the logistics of the travel worked, on time and correct. Very well organised and efficient. The trip was excellent value for money. The only point I would like to make is there are lots of extra activities, which were all excellent, but not necessarily budgeted for. It may be worth saying if you do all the extras you need to allow an extra £300 plus. The restaurants were excellent but I personally spent more than the recommended budget, as huge prawns and lobster do add to the cost! But the quality is fantastic. It is worth mentioning though that the food overall was very cheap and you can eat very cheaply in India. If food is important then this is a great trip, by the way the night of the lobster was only £16 including extras and wine, which is expensive in India, but good quality. Fabulously ornate temples, with a back drop of verdant plantations, backwaters of Kerala, beautiful beach at Kovollam, Chinese fishing nets, cookery class, Katakala! It was all so diverse. Fab!