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.
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.
A warm welcome greeted us at the airport by our fantastic tour leader Sanja Reiter. I knew from the beginning that the trip was to be a fun and informative one. First stop was the UNESCO pretty town of Trogir, from there we took in the sights and sounds of Split, Korcula (great island and do try the vino from the region), Mjat and the gem of a city Dubrovnik. The optional day trip to Mostar in Bosnia did prove quite a contast but an important one to see.
This was a delightful, mildly active and varied holiday, with beautiful towns and stunning coastline to visit. A good mix of countryside, towns and culture, and time to enjoy some of the places on our own. My only critcism is that it really needed to be a day or two longer.
I thought this trip was fantastic. I fell in love with South India. When I sleep at night I'm still dreaming about the trip - it was that good. I want to go back! My personal highlight was the trip to Munnar, the mountainous areas are just breathtakingly beautiful and green. The people in Munnar are incredibly friendly, its well worth taking a walk around the town when you have some down time. In fact - everywhere we went the people were very friendly. Periyar is also very beautiful and the town is interesting. What am I talking about? Everything and everywhere was interesting.
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