roomImmediately upon arrival, you will be housed in Riviera Retreat (an appartment complex) or at Hotel Wyte Fort at Kochi for the initial orientation phase. This part of the Program will also consist of visits to important places in the city, to the villages around Kochi as well as in the interior of Kerala.

While at Alleppey during the backwater expedition, stay will be on houseboats, at Periyar, boatyou will be staying at the Forest Eco-lodge near the famed Periyar Tiger Reserve. These eco-lodges are run by the local communities as part of the India Eco-Development Agency which is funded by the World bank.

tentAt Munnar, your accommodation will be at the Tall Trees Resort built in the middle of a cardamom forest. Part of the stay at Munnar will alsp be in tents. A day will be spent at a forest dormitory in the Chinnar Widlife sanctuary during the visit there. At Trichur accommodation has been aranged at hotels & government guest houses.

houseA good part of the stay will be in private homes, of families, carefully screened and selected by the Program staff. Each visitor will have a comfortable private room and will be provided with home cooked Indian food. Public transportation such as auto-rickshaws(a small motorized three wheeler), taxis and bus are easily available in most places. Visitors will have access to public phones and if they want they can rent pre-paid cell phones.