For me it was Nilgiri Hills Railway.
How was your Explore Tour Leader?
Lukose was like all Indian Explore Tour leaders - Well organised, professional, empathetic and well equipped with the special adhoc visits to local festivals and events. He took us to sugar cane festival where we were greeted by the mayor and treated like visiting dignitaries. That was one venet not on itinerary, he also took us to a special amateur theatre production where we were treated like family and many more stops that enhanced the whole experience. During the veneings when Lukose unwound I found him a thoroughly nice chap with lots of interesting stories to tell.
What tips would you give to someone else booking this tour?
Go with the flow, enjoy the whole experience not just the main sites. I got my best photographs at the ad hoc and amateur events.
Do you have anything else to add?
This part of India is a great contrast to the North. You may as well be in a seperate country from the pace and hustle at Delhi or Agra. I will be going back for sure. I'd like Lukose to be my leader again.