Thank you for your enquiry about my 2012 India Tours.
Each year I run a limited number of specialist tours to India, each tour with a different focus. I take only a few tours each year in order to keep up the excellent quality.
My first knowledge of India began when I went their in 1975 to study Textiles. I have been taking specialist Textiles and Painting tours to India since 1990 (this coming season will be my 21st year). You can therefore appreciate my indepth knowledge of the country and its people. I can count my friends in the villages and in many Royal Households throughout India.
Composing a good specialist itinerary takes considerable time as I research each and every location and I try to stay in every hotel. It is said that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery; if so I can take it as a compliement that the pattern and structure of my tours has been extensively copied over the years by competitors with only a fraction of my knowledge of the country.
I am passionately fond of India and have a real love of the people. Which if you travel with me I hope you will have as well.
This is the 5th tour I have taken to Kerala. This itinerary includes - staying in an old tea plantation house - one of the most scenic hill stations in India - the wonderful temple complex at Maduri, besides all the other many attractions.