- Fellow group members and Indian people warm and welcoming. I enjoyed most of the trip. But, I did feel that the trip notes were not quite accurate. It was a relaxing, colourful and interesting trip, but certainly not full-on compared with previous tours.
Time-management could be improved to make most of opportunities eg.would have been a real wow start to the trip to have seen Mysore Palace lit up at night.
Also, given the high temperatures, it would have made life more comfortable if we'd been able to have a few early starts to avoid being at sites at height of the day eg. visit more exposed temples before more enclosed palaces.
Trip to Ooty lake was a waste of time as we did not know that we could not walk around the lake. It needed to be explained that the only way to see the view was to take a boat trip which I think most of the group would have done if they'd known, rather than stand around in the fun fair section.
Hotels were mostly excellent but sometimes felt isolated as some were too far away from sites (eg. Kochin) to be able to go back in during free time.
Published on: 23 February 2017