South India Kerela l November 18 l 16 nights
A stay at the Lalitha Mahal Palace in Mysore; through the Nilgiri Hills to Coonoor and a ride on the single gauge steam railway to Ooty; a stay in the Tea Bungalows of Valpari; and Cochin, influenced by the Dutch.
A few miles away from civilization there is a place, Periyar, abode of many rare animals, birds, and spice plantations in the western Ghat of Kerela, the land of green magic, and the backwater boats. When one steps aboard a Kettuvallam boat you step back into history. These are “Moving Masterpieces” that travel the backwaters of Kerela. On the Arabian sea lies Trivandrum, home of Ayurveda.