b'KERALADISCOVER SOUTHERN INDIA AND KERALA16 DAYS FROM 2,595During this unforgettable tour of Southern India, visit the cities, temples and tea plantations of the Tamil Nadu region before heading to Kerala. Here, explore Kochi, relax on stunning beaches and cruise the backwaters of Vambanad Lake.NILGIRI MOUNTAIN RAILWAY Tamil Nadus Nilgiri Mountain Railway is one of the worlds steepest rack-and-pinion railways and was established over a century ago. Offering a steam-hauled journey through rocky, jungle terrain, we relax in the charming and traditional blue and cream wooden carriages as we enjoy striking views across verdant forested hills and picturesque tea plantations from the large windows. The cogwheel-driven Blue Mountain Express boasts UNESCO status and offers us a wonderfully nostalgic journey through the Nilgiri mountain ranges. Along the way, our toy train forges a path through valleys, past waterfalls and beside isolated mountain towns, the whistle of the steam engineletting us know when were going to ascend ever higher into the cloud-fringed canopy.82 INDIAN SUBCONTINENT'