Monday, 22nd March - Dover, England
Tuesday, 23rd March - Benaulim, Goa
Wednesday, 24th March - Benaulim, Goa
Thursday, 25th March - Benaulim, Goa
Friday, 26th March - Hampi, Karnataka
Saturday, 27th March - Hampi, Karnataka
Sunday, 28th March - Hampi, Karnataka
Monday, 29th March - Hampi, Karnataka
Tuesday, 30th March - en route to Ooty
Wednesday, 31st March - Ooty, Tamil Nadu
Thursday, 1st April - Ooty, Tamil Nadu
Friday, 2nd April - Ooty, Tamil Nadu
Saturday, 3rd April - Ooty, Tamil Nadu
Sunday, 4th April - Ooty, Tamil Nadu
Monday, 5th April - Kollam, Kerala
Tuesday, 6th April - Houseboat, Kerala
Wednesday 7th April
Pretty much as the day before except we were treated to a tour of village life on Munroe Island via a canoe steered by our guide named Viteesh.
Viteesh was very well spoken in the English language, which he had acquired predominantly by talking with other tourists, and he had a huge willingness to learn more. His ambition was to travel outside of India and Asia, but at 27 I'm not sure if he'd even set foot off of Munroe Island.
Despite of this he was able to communicate at a very high standard, and showed us around the Island taking in everyday activities. He was also kind enough to invite us back to his home and to meet his lovely family. A most enjoyable way to start the day.
As I had done on the Tundabhadra earlier in our trip I couldn't help but have a crack at paddling or steering, using a paddle and also a 5 metre bamboo pole - where balance was paramount; not my strong point and a dip in the water was certainly a possibility. Luckily though, I managed to survive.
Returning to the houseboat for lunch after which it was time to relax again and enjoy the sunset over the coconut palms. The heat and humidity of Kerala had taken its toll and I at least was ready to turn in by 9 o'clock.
Thursday, 8th April - boat to Alleppey
Friday, 9th April - Kochi, Kerala
Saturday, 10th April - Kochi, Kerala
Sunday, 11th April - Kochi, Kerala
Monday, 12th April - 2625 Kerala Express
Tuesday, 13th April - 2625 Kerala Express
Wednesday, 14th April - Friday, 16th April - Agra, Uttar Pradesh
Saturday, 16th April - Wednesday, 21st April - Ranthambore, Rajisthan
Thursday, 22nd April - Jaipur, Rajisthan
Friday, 23rd April - Jaipur, Rajisthan
Saturday, 24th April - Pushkar, Rajisthan
Sunday, 25th April - Pushkar, Rajisthan
Monday, 26th April - Pushkar, Rajisthan
Tuesday, 27th April - Delhi
Wednesday, 28th April - Delhi
Thursday, 29th April - Delhi
Friday, 30th April - back to England