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Number of Reviews: 39 Overall score: *****
Houseboats on backwaters, India
Review posted by David Swatton
***** Written

Tropical South - ok but could be better

This two-week trip is certainly one of two halves with the highlights in the first week and the second being rather disappointing. The time in the tea plantation area around Munnar was exceptional, the walk being wonderful. The cycle rickshaw ride we had in Madurai and the subsequent temple visit were also excellent. But then the trip went downhill with the two-day stay in Periyar being a miserable and pointless diversion - two nights in damp beds in a dark and depressing hotel and a wildlife walk in the nature reserve that was nothing more than an awful tramp through a leech-infested quagmire with no wildlife. The stay on the backwaters houseboat was good but too brief, essentially being three hours on one afternoon (the boats have to moor for the night at 5.30pm) and an hour the following morning. The last three days at Kovalum are mainly free and this is too much downtime at the end; this essentially became just time to kill with little to do while waiting for the flight home.
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Houseboats on backwaters, India
Review posted by Anonymous
***** Written

THE TROPICAL SOUTH

A beautiful area, colourful, fascinating, noisy yet with times of peace and tranquility.
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Houseboats on backwaters, India
Review posted by Anonymous
***** Written

THE TROPICAL SOUTH

Kerala was everything I had hoped it would be. The trip was very well organised and our hotels and transport were all very good
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Houseboats on backwaters, India
Review posted by Anonymous
***** Written

THE TROPICAL SOUTH

This trip takes you to cities, beaches, wildlife reserves - all in two weeks. 
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Houseboats on backwaters, India
Review posted by Anonymous
***** Written

THE TROPICAL SOUTH

This is a relaxing trip with plenty of interesting things to see and do. There is a lasting impression of a riot of colours and lush greenery, mad roads and cheeky monkeys.
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Houseboats on backwaters, India
Review posted by Anonymous
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THE TROPICAL SOUTH

An "interesting" trip but a little disappointing as it did not really cover the area in any depth.You really only got a "through the bus window" view of the country! 
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Houseboats on backwaters, India
Review posted by Anonymous
***** Written

THE TROPICAL SOUTH

This tour gives a great introduction to India, through a variety of experiences in Kerala, and a taster of Tamil Nadu in the very different Madurai.
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Houseboats on backwaters, India
Review posted by Anonymous
***** Written

THE TROPICAL SOUTH

From the green rolling tea plantations, to the majesty of the temple at Madurai and the peace of the houseboat on the back waters of Kerala, this tour gave us an insight into the history and beauty of southern India. I thoroughly recommend this interesting trip.
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Houseboats on backwaters, India
Review posted by Anonymous
***** Written

THE TROPICAL SOUTH

The trip was made by the excellence of our guide, Aijht was interesting, knew his subject very well and fun to be with. He made the difference between a good holiday and an excellent one. The other members of the trip, a great crowd, felt the same.
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