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.