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Number of Reviews: 39 Overall score: *****
Tea plantation, Kerala
***** Written
Spice Trails of Kerala

A wonderful trip

5
A mix of walking camping and sight seeing. A wide variety of landscapes and cultural destinations. Every day was new and different. The local guides were extremely well informed and constantly pointed out new plants, animal tracks or agricultural practices when we were trekking. In the Madarai, we learnt so much about the Hindu religion and practices brought to life by our temple visits where we had the privilege of witnesses local traditions including a betrothal
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Tea plantation, Kerala
***** Written
Spice Trails of Kerala

Spice Trails

5
A fantastic trip with a lot of variety! We enjoyed every activity. Our guide,Santosh Kumar was outstanding, and wow! The food while camping was amazing.
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Tea plantation, Kerala
***** Written
Spice Trails of Kerala

Stunning South India trip

5
Extremely nice trip with a good balance of activities ( trekking), culture (temple, optional programs) and relaxation (houseboat) with plenty of nature and wildlife to see.
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Tea plantation, Kerala
***** Written
Spice Trails of Kerala

Spice Trails of Kerala

5
A mixture of trekking, culture and relaxation, this was probably one of the best Exodus trips I've ever done. Well organised with lots of extra 'surprises'. The trek, followed by some cultural discovery, then the mini cruise down the backwaters and ending up on the Malabar coast in a homestay and swimming in the Indian Ocean, couldn't have been a better itinerary. Even the hotels were better than expected.
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Tea plantation, Kerala
***** Written
Spice Trails of Kerala

Spice Trails of Kerala.

4
I enjoyed this trip very much; the accommodation was of a high standard throughout. I paid the single supplement and had a tent to myself on the camping days, this was very acceptable. However those sharing would have to get very close to each other. The walking days are described as moderate but I thought a couple of the walks would more accurately be described as hard or strenuous, particularly as the average age of the group was probably in their sixties.
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Tea plantation, Kerala
***** Written
Spice Trails of Kerala

Spice Trails of Kerala

5
Have just returned from the 14 day Spice Trails of Kerala tour with Exodus. Having travelled with Exodus before, we were familiar with the format and this trip certainly did not disappoint. Accommodation was good, the programme was varied and interesting and the support was excelellent.
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Tea plantation, Kerala
***** Written
Spice Trails of Kerala

Spice Trails of Kerala

5
Essentially two holidays in one, an energetic trek in the hills, sleeping under canvas, followed by a more leisurely period of sightseeing in towns, on a houseboat, and in the Periyar wildlife sanctuary, sleeping in beds, the whole admirably organised and led, partly in Kerala and partly in Tamil Nadu.   Good food throughout and no problems with hygiene.
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Tea plantation, Kerala
***** Written
Spice Trails of Kerala

Magical highlights of Southern India

5
The 'Spice Trail' gave us a wonderful opportunity to see the best parts of the Kerala and Tamil Nadu mountains. Our days of trekking were not too long and we were rewarded by the finest Keralan cuisine by Santosh's 'crew'. We have not had better food since we left the hills. Whilst we climbed 100m to 2630m over a few days the pace was slow and deliberate and none of the group found it at all difficult. Whilst we spotted tiger, leopard, deer and elephant prints and pooh we were not blessed with sightings! In Thekkady the Periyar tiger sanctuary guide was outstanding as was Abraham in his spice garden and Mr Sheril showed us how to cook up a feast at his Bar-B-Que cooking school. Back to the bigger cities was a bit of a shock from the quiet of the forests and tea plantations, however we thoroughly enjoyed the touristy bit of the holiday with temple visits and interesting highlights of life in Kerala. The trip took in all aspects of travel here with the tented camps, a houseboat stay, a beach side homestay and several very nice hotels. Overall the trip has given us a great feel for this part of India and a thirst for a return - perhaps to the North next time. Oh please don't let the leeches put you off - nothing that 'leech socks' and a handful of salt or snuff couldn't fix!!
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