- The main tour was fine. However I did a 5 day tailor made extension at the beginning of the tour. The driver was very nice but I did have some issues with communication and the Hotel was too far away from Hampi. There was no time to exchange any money and the first 2 hotels I stayed at didn't have exchange facilities so you definitely need to exchange a small amount of money at the airport on arrival.
There were many highlights on the tour 2 of which I organised myself which included doing the steam train from Coonor to Mattapalyum and an Elephant encounter in Ooty. The night on the houseboat in Kerala backwaters was also very enjoyable.
There was also an issue with transfer arrangements at the end of my holiday but after a couple of e mails to the Uk is was resolved but a worry I could have done without
Published on: 03 May 2016