Kerala and Tropical India

My husband and I just signed up for this amazing India trip - our first time on this continent and our second Exodus trip.  We really enjoyed the Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Panama trip last year and are looking forward to another fun and interesting cycle holiday.  We haven't had all the suggested vaccinations yet, but do plan to.  What are the concerns for malaria or giardiasis on this trip?  

Thanks for any helpful thoughts :)



We thoroughly enjoyed the Vietnam cycle trip last summer - hoping that this one will be just as good!

There doesn't seem to be a need for anti-malaria; just keep the mozzies off, to minimise risk of dengue fever.

It seems that avoiding giardiasis is down to practising good hygiene – such as regularly washing your hands with soap and water – and taking care when drinking water. Fingers crossed!


Looking forward to the trip and to meeting you.

Dave and Liz 


Thanks Dave and Liz for the response.  Bill and I  are vaccinated and getting ready for the long flight over -since we are coming from Florida !  I have found a good book and Bill plans on sleeping as much as he can.  We hope to meet up with the group at the Bangalore airport so we can ride with you to the hotel in Mysore. 

Looking forward to meeting up with you,

Joy and Bill 



That should do it for the vacinations. Joy finished her's last week. Now we just need a nice quiet flight to India. We are both ready for a fun bike ride through southern India. We are watching the tour every day for pointers.  Should be fun!

 Bill and Joy 


this is Santiago! I will be joining you on the trip planned for the 17th. August.

Concerning vacinations I took hepatitis & Tetanos (?) which are more likely general preventive ones than specific for South India.

I will be arriving a week before to Mumbay in order to make an approach to India, it is my first time in India and in an Exodus adventure.

I am so looking forward! 


Hi Santiago, sounds like your leaving very soon. See you in Mysor.  Have a good trip.   

 The rest of us have one more week to pack.

Our plan is to meet up with the group (minus Santiago and other early birds) in Bangalore at 0 dark thirty Aug 18th.   

 Have a great Flight.

 Bill & Joy 

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