It was a pleasant surprise to expereince the short trip org. by the operator: Great Escapes!
When i booked the package at the kerala State Tourism Dept. office at Chennai, i was informed that the tour will be organised by Great EscapesI was bit upset as i thought that the tour will be org. by KSTDC and wondered how this Operator will be. But Ms. Ramalakshmi at the reception assured me that that nothing to worry
As soon as i reached Ernakulam I was received by mr. Prajeesh Kumar, a pleasant gentleman and he explained about the tour and also introduced the driver Mr. Aghozh Kumar. In fact mr. Prajeesh kumar was in touch with me from the previous day!
The stay at the House Boat was a memorable one. The crew consisting of the Captain, Chef and the helper ( forgot their names) were very polite and obliged our requests with a pleasant smile. This boat looked much better and well furnished that the previous ones which i engaged.
The food served was vry delicious and the boat was very cleanwhich includes the toilet.
The stay at KTDC Samudra at Kovalam was excellent. its located at a vantage point from where you can have a beautiful view of the Arabian Sea (and in few minutes, one can reach the beach) with well maintained Grden as well as rock garden. The room was very clean, spacious. The beach, swimming pool and the lush green garden can be reached from the room. i enjoyed sipping bed coffee early morning. The breakfast was very good with wide varity of items both continental and local ones.The entire property was very well maintained and very clean and the staff were vry polite and courtious. its surprising that a Government run hotel can run much better than a private ones which includes a 5 star hotel in the same area! The credit goes to the entire team right from top....
This short trip was organised as my friend from UK, heard so much about God's Own Country especially the House Boat. She was excited with everything and was really delighted and i felt relieved more than feeling happy.So the credit goes to the tour operator and sure will recomd Great Escapes to any one and there is a every likelyhood of organising a similar one with a Group-thats what my friend said! Keep it up
We visited India for 3 weeks during August 2018 with Great Escapes (The Great Indian Tours). Great Escapes was recommended to us by a work colleague. We gave them a list of places that we wanted to visit and they put together a personalised itinerary for us, and added some extra delightful places in too based on their local knowledge. We travelled down the west side of Tamil Nadu from Chennai to Kanyakumari at the tip of India, and back up the east side of Kerala to Kochi, and then flew north to travel from Udaipur to Delhi via Jaipur, Jodhpur and Agra. Some very memorable highlights of our trip were Kanyakumari, which lies on the southernmost land tip of India, where the Arabian Sea, the Indian Ocean, and the Bay of Bengal meet. This was one of my favourite places in India. I will not forget the beautiful beaches and the spectacular sunrises and sunsets at the place where 3 oceans and seas meet, it was an amazing experience and the photos don't do the scenery justice. Absolutely stunning!. Also the unique and fascinating site near Mahabalipuram that had temples carved into the rock face and a large suspended rock called “Krishna’s Butterball" and a good tale as to how it got there. Throughout the holiday we visited places that made traditional wares. At a traditional local weaving place, we learnt the art of weaving pashmina's first hand, silk painting, carpet weaving and precious stone work which were very enjoyable experiences as well educational. The Ranakpur Jain Temple in the north of India near Jodhpur was one of the most peaceful places on Earth that it has been my pleasure to visit. This stunning temple is set in a nature reserve in the hills, within which we saw some spectacular wildlife on the way there and back. Apparently, there are Tigers and Hyenas in the forests there too but they were rather shy on the day. The Taj Mahal exceeded all my expectations. It was absolutely superb. The daily local tour guides provided by Great Escapes throughout the tour were extremely knowledgeable, friendly, and made the sightseeing really fun as well as very informative. Great Escapes provided a personal chauffeur who was an excellent driver, and this enabled us to visit places easily, and go to stunningly beautiful sites in remote areas off the tourist track. Customer Service was fantastic.The Great Escapes team are professional, friendly, helpful, and very knowledgeable, they went the extra mile to make our holiday really special, fun and a very memorable one. Overall, the whole tour was absolutely amazing, we had a fantastic holiday, staying in luxury hotels and the sightseeing experience was out of this world. We were really looked after, and would highly recommend Great Escapes as a tour company to anyone looking to travel in India.
It ws a wonderful tour of Chamba, Khajihar and Dalhauji. all the arrangement were fantastic enough to make our trip memorable one
Sardius Tours and safaris and Felix Ndunda is a business that needs to be avoided. HE IS DISHONEST AND A PROFESSIONAL SWINDLER. HE IS SCARY AND MISLEADING.
Trip First is the best online hotel booking and reservation service. I am not only happy because they offered me reasonable prices but they managed to stand by with me every time I called at their customer support.
I had the best experience during my four-week trip through Uganda with Zarcar Safaris! My driver was obviously very experienced and well equipt to handle the varying road conditions. Got us everywhere we needed to go in a safe & timely manner! They made wonderful suggestions about lodging and activities throughout the region. I would definitely recommend Zarcar's services to anyone looking for a great travel experience!
I have used several Travel Agents to book tours during my last 7 years of annual trips and this was the best experience of all. The cooperation of the STS Staff, prompt responses to our queries and in resolving issues, giving clear and up to date information on the tour package, etc. is definitely commendable. Comparatively, their rates too are reasonable. I would recommend their services without hesitation. Good job STS.
It was our First tour to Kerala and its wonderful!!
We got a reference from our friends who already visited Kerala via Great Escapes. So We have also booked the and got the Tour Planned with Great Escapes. Kerala as a Location is Awesome as its "God's Own Country" which is true in all sense. It was a 6N/7D Tour, We have Landed at Kochi and moved to Munnar then Thekkady, Alleppy and Finally Poovar (Near Trivandrum). All locations are great.
Day -1 : Kochi to Munnar, In Munnar we have visited Hydel Park, Tea Museum and Munnar Town. Journey from Koch to Munnar was very good. We have chosen Hotel Green Ridge in Munnar which is an average hotel, its near church and they wake you up early morning with bells and Songs. So Please avoid this hotel.
Day-2 : Day was very exciting, We have visited Mattupetty dam, Echo point, Top Station, Rose Garden, Cactus Garden. Boating in Kundala Lake was an awesome Experience. Fluorescent Velvet green Tea Gardens make this place out of the world. I rate this Day as 5 Star day.
Day-3 : We moved from Munnar to Thekkady at 9:30.. This way is hilly with lot of turns so recommendation is the Have light Breakfast and keep necessary medicines if you suffer from Sickness on Mountain Roads.
On the way we have visited Spice Garden in Thekkady and took some good amount of Spices which are of good quality and very cheap in comparison to Alleppy, Trivandrum. The best thing was we have visited Persian Elephant Safari .. Where we had bath while Sitting on Elephant. This was a 5Star Experience for us. We reached Hotel Grand Thekkady around 13:30 which is near to the Bus Station for Periyar Reserve, It is a good hotel Value for money.
We booked the bus for Periyar Tiger reserve but they told that Boat safari in Periyar Lake is full.. :-( But we still took the chance and reached the boat station .. by the grace of GOD we got 4 tickets due to cancellation of online booking. :-).
Boating in Periyar lake is an Awesome Experience, We could spot Deer, Jackal, Buffalos, One Elephant, Snake Birds, Turtle, Water Dogs.... I was so impressed with the Nature's beauty that I have visited the Lake for next day morning 730 Boat Safari also.
One more thing to note that I could not find any person who saw tiger in last few years.. so please dont go there with the expectation of seeing Tiger...
Day -4 : I woke up at 530, moved to bus station by 6, I was one of the first few passenger... Boarded to 7:30 Boat in the lake ... Morning beauty of the lake was amazing. This time we could not spot much wild life .. other than lots of birds.... but lake with mist and sun rays were ethereal. Reached Back to hotel by 9 and moved to Alleppy by 9:30.
We reached Alleppy by 14:00, Checked in to the boat.... "Relax in Kerala"
Boat was good though it was not very Clean... But the hospitality of staff was 5Star. They were hindi speaking, they prepared Excellent Vegetarian Food and served with smile. In the afternoon Boat keep roaming and we enjoyed the Scenic beauty on the Deck.... Enjoyed Tea and took pictures.... It was back to the shore by 18:00. Air Conditioners were ON by 20:30. Generator Sound was stopped and we had Good Dinner. House boat stay in Alleppy is a great experience one must have it if you visit Kerala.
Day -5 : We had breakfast by 830 on the boat, Boat took us to the check out station by 9. We started From Alleppy to Poovar around 915. We reached Poovar by 15:00.
Driver took us to Boating Station where we booked Boat for Poovar back water cruising in 2500/- for 4 people... As driver told that Boating from Hotel is very costly.. While when we checked in the hotel they said its 1500/- for 6 people... So pls check the rates before booking the Boat.
We Checked in to "Estuary Island Resort" at 15:30. This is a great property. We started for boating at 16:30 .. it moved through Mangrove forest and around Estuary Island. Had an Awesome Sunset at Poovar.. Beach was unimaginably Clean... Water was Blue Green..
Day-6 : We went to Zoo / Napier Museum/ Art Gallery .. this was ok as Day was very hot and kids were drained out. We have done some Spice Shopping and Lunch at Sarvana Bhavan. Moved to Sri Padmanabha Temple by 16:30.... Driver took us to the Saari Shop as you need to comply the Dress Code of the temple. We spent around 1100/- to buy the dress for myself/Spouse and Kids. But we discovered that Dhoti were available in 60/- at the entry gate of temple. so be careful of what your driver tells you.
Padmanbha Swami temple was great ... We purchased 250/- Seva Ticket. which is for two person. this ensure darshan better and shorter Queue. Reached Hotel in Poovar around 19:00.
Day- 7 : Enjoyed Hotel, Checked out around 14:00. Moved to Kovalam Beach for short visit ... its really beautiful... Moved to Airport around 16:00Hrs.
Thanks to Binu from Great Escape for all your support !!!!
I am so thankful for your support n everything u provided for us...We enjoyed more in sightseeing at Munnar n Alleppey..n I am thankful for providing us a good driver who guided us very well...I appreciate u for providing us a good hotel n rooms which gave us a sweet memories.
Me with my family gone for Delhi Simla Manali (7 day) trip from Travel Nivriti. The trip was awesome. The planning and timing by the agency was great. Accommodation was also good at 3star hotels. The package was reasonable. Thanks to Travel Nivriti
Peter Damian the proprietor arranged a tour of three and a half weeks for us, starting with a visit to the Lakshadweep Islands and then a tour of Kerala. He took the time to understand what activities would appeal to us and what standard of accommodation we were looking for. He included travel by train and private car hire and the homestay and hotels were great - we were looking for midrange and interesting rather than five star luxury. We had to change our inventory due to illness and Peter was extremely responsive and helpful in rearranging our trip to fit in with the changes. He was also great at explaining our options and about life in Kerala.
Great Escapes built a custom tour around an itinerary I provided to them, for Kerala. They gave me good hotels according to my requirements, helping me maximize my sightseeing and photography. Ms. Binu helped and suggested the best hotels.
The tour representative for the trip, Mr. Jaison, ensured a smooth trip throughout. The driver was well mannered, friendly and knew where he was going. There was just one minor blip on the day of a statewide strike on fuel prices, but Mr Jaison ensured it didn't happen again.
All in all, I would definitely tour with them again.
Thanks to the memorable India for the trip to Kerala, It was really a wonderful vacation with the family. Those were the five most memorable days of my life that I spent. It really was a fantastic trip. I have no words to explain my happiness. It is a very good destination and the beauty is incredible and romantic. I am satisfied with the prompt service and perfect arrangements by the entire team of Memorable India, and I highly recommend it!
Memorable India were wonderful. Everything was perfectly arranged. The guides and drivers were very knowledgeable Very safe, we were two ladies travelling alone. Highly recommended. We visited Delhi, Agra and then Ahmedabad, Vadodara, and Gir, in Gujarat
We booked a 15 day excursion of Rajasthan hisorical tour with Memorable India for December 2017. We have to say that our trip was fantastic! We have been received in every destination by a local agent, were provided with excellent driver and tour guides in every city. Memorable India personalizes our journey in terms of destinations, accommodation, specific requirements for physical needs and specific transport modes. They provided a detailed itinerary that clearly showed the cost of our trip, so that there were no unpleasant surprises. If you are a traveler, do not hesitate to book your trip through that company, since you are able to plan a trip that meets your individual needs, from low budget to accommodation and luxury travel to four and five stars. The friendly service certainly helped us relax and enjoy our stay in India.
We recommend Memorable India to our friends and family!
First of all, thank you for your wonderful planning. We had a memorable time in Kerala. Everything was planned perfectly and our tour guide Mr. Santhosh was very amicable.
Since 15th Feb was my son's birthday, we had a wonderful time and he enjoyed this trip very much. I would definitely recommend my friends to plan their Kerala trip through THE TRAVEL PLANNERS.
A big THANK YOU to you and your team for giving us a wonderful and rejuvenating vacation!
With best regards,
I really appreciate TourAsia services.Nice hospitality, warm welcome and their coordination through out my stay in Kerala.
Thank you very much Mr Vimod and your team. specially my friend Eldho who was taking care of me last few days.He is nice guy and loyal driver.
I have no any hesitation recommending TourAsia if anyone needs their services.
Best wishes from Srilanka.
For those looking to enjoy a memorable and convenient tour in India, no one can beat Travelite India. My husband wanted the fully customisable packages but I opted for the private charter tour. We all know India is exotic but this company made sure my wife got her brand of tea at every resort.
I and my family are very thankful to the entire team of srees tours for arranging such a wonderful stay to kerela .Must stay the hotels provided to us were excellent...Service provided was very good .There were timely feedback calls to ensure everything is going smooth.....Overall very comfortable trip....Thanks again for gifting us with such a good memories for lifetime to cherish.
My trip was awesome good...I had never faced a single difficulty with the plan or accomudation and transportation.From the executive till the guide cum driver...every one shows the same good attitude at the trip...Also surprising I got a whatsapp ping from Travel agent just checking on my day today trip..which is really good.
From booking to actual safari, everything was well arranged with suprice of a botlle of champgane during sundowner was great. Our guide was awesome. He did everything he could to find lions in the morning before they bedded down. I was not disappointed. He managed to get us close to every animal except the white rhino, which we saw from a distance. His knowledge and fun facts about all the species was an added bonus.
Thank you again for an enjoyable experience.
over all nice and good experience,Exspecially customer satisfaction is good and response level is high.
Over all great experience and very good service
Just wanted to extend our thanks and say that we thoroughly enjoyed our trip to Kerala which exceeded our expectations.
Initially we were a bit wary of booking a holiday via the internet directly with a company based in India. Our research showed that your prices were very competitive in comparison to booking through an agent in the UK. Leon helped put a tour together which was based on our needs. All the hotels which we stayed in were excellent but our favourite was Hills & Hues, It was just a pity we only stayed there 1 night,
We were met at the airport by our driver RAKESH whom we found to speak very good English. He was always polite, punctual and gave us great insight into the Keralan way of life; he is a credit to your team and made our trip so memorable.
As we have been posting photos on facebook many of our friends/family have asked who we booked through as they were very impressed with the hotels/places we visited.
Thank you once again for making our trip to "God's Own Country" one that we will never forget.
Thanks a ton for the wonderful and promising arrangements you made for us.
It was a hassle free trip with all the arrangements managed very well
Special thanks to Mr.Sree & Mr. Gopu Nivas for the extraordinary service.
Thanks & Regards
It is a fraud company. The name Grandeur is not related to Grandeur Boat Company...It hires from others and provide very very poor services...When it promises for 4-star hotel facilities, it provides less than 3-star facilities... Better choose other travels....
I went to Chinnakanal Munnar trip with my friends Boobesh, Jai and Dinesh who is from mumbai , Tourwild guide Vignesh provided us Gud support for sight seeing and trekking.he also knows hindi which is helpful for my friend Dinesh .We enjoyed our Dinner near the campfire with rocking music and dance overall it was a great trip for me and my friends ...
At night we went to roaming on forest areas there we spotted a indian elephant near to us and it was an awesome movement to us. In the next morning we went to a lake nearby after the food and enjoyed in the waters ,the water was so clean and the place is inside the forest so it was lesscrowded for us to make fun.We really felt a gud jungle experience in this trip.Thanks to our guide Vignesh..
I impressed by the service of this company.. i reviewing company with 5 star level
Although we only had 5 days in Kerala our overall trip was very well organised by the Travel Planners. We were taken to some amazing and beautiful sights and the accommodation chosen for us was outstanding. I would definitely recommend this company to anyone that is thinking about visiting as the service was excellent!
Kerala is full of natural beauty. Though tour operator was helpful, I would have preferred to avoid hotel selection from tour operator at Munnar & Alleppy - they were really below par, one of the places, manager & his staff were really annoying - not listening for changing rooms for cleanliness, A/C not working, funny smell etc. Kindly take care specially at Alleppy.
Me and my husband recently had the pleasure of visiting and having a wonderful time in Kerala thanks to Great Escape. We were in contact with Ms Meera Ramachandran for the customization of the tour. We had thousands of questions as we wanted to avoid any kind of unpleasant surprises and she answered each and every query of us with utmost courtesy. We exchanged innumerable mails and on all occasions they were prompt. Each interaction with her was great, responsive and very knowledgeable on what to see in Kerala.
The trip, itself, through Munnar, Thekaddy, Alleppey, Kovalam and Trivandrum was wonderful. The hotels booked were were decent and provided a comfortable stay. Great Escape is doing a great job in showing what great customer services is all about. Most importantly there were no unpleasant surprises and only sweet memories that we took from this trip.
Thank you for the wonderful trip!
Ken Bushman is a fraud and I would avoid using him or bushmemories at all costs.
Here is the story:
Four months ago we reached out to Ken for a proposal to organize our trip to Tanzania. He is based in Uganda but is also listed as leading tours in Tanzania on your website, and his proposed itinerary and reviews made him seem like a good fit. He said he would be the guide for both our six-day ascent of Kilimanjaro and our five-day safari from Moshi. He asked for a $1000 deposit to cover national park fees and staffing costs, which seemed fair.
One week before the trip Ken told us he needed more money since it was the holiday season and costs were higher. We felt it was unfair to change the budget right before we started traveling, but agreed to move forward with the trip as planned and to pay the extra sum when we arrived.
When we arrived in Moshi and expected to meet Ken, we instead met a woman named Neema Mushi who runs an agency called Licious Travel Adventures (also on your site). She explained that Ken was not coming to Tanzania at all, that her price of the trip was under budget and that Ken had not forwarded any of the deposit money we had sent him.
We spent many evenings frantically trying to reach Ken and recover the deposit money to run our trip as planned, but Ken said he had needed the money for "another project" and couldn't send it right now. He finally sent $175 to Neema, but that didn't cover half of the new price increases she insisted on.
Possibly worst of all we learned that Ken had been pushing Neema lower and lower on her price, while asking us for more and more money. When we asked him what he felt he did to deserve the $825 cut he took for himself, he said something about booking the one hotel we stayed in during our trip.
Our experience with Ken was one of: 1) misleading us to believe that he would be leading the trip; 2) never once mentioning he was reselling our trip to an extreme budget agency; 3) lies about early cost increases of the trip and sticking us with the bill of the actual increases; 4) theft of our deposit money (he still refuses to return it)
Excellent tour manager. Responsive, flexible, helpful... Willing to give advice even beyond that of my tour (some of my post-trip plans fell through and he provided advice). Vehicle was clean and safe. Drivers were great. Tour guides were very good. Provided a wheelchair at no extra cost for my elderly mother. Hotels were very good (better in the South than the North, where the trip was outsourced to MaxxFun). Tour manager very willing to provide suggestions but let us decide the final. Good price. Trustworthy. Would use again.
Great way to find low cost good quality accommodation.The house is perfect, and the people are amazing.Thank you for your warm welcome and the care you have shown us. It has been a pleasure to meet such a lovely family, that you have this house is No: 1 I have stayed in. I wish you all the best with your business you are the best I have stayed with and I will return one day.This home stay is about 12 km from Sulthan Bathery.
Everything about this holiday was wonderful from the moment the very welcoming driver met us off our plane, to the moment he dropped us off to fly back.
The suggested itinerary was perfect for our needs we fell in love with all the different aspects of Kerala we discovered. We never felt hassled or over managed whilst at all times feeling we had the support we needed in such an unfamiliar place.
Excellent management and very nice people :) made out special occasion even more special !
I booked a tour with Southern Odyssey, starting from Coimbatore and ending at Kochi, for my family and friends, eight adults in all. The Tempo Traveller provided to us was excellent, well-kept and clean, with a very good driver. The company was efficient in booking us at Stanmore Bungalow in Valparai and Rainforest Retreat at Athirappaly, both of which were delightful. A special feature of Southern Odyssey is that they have their own houseboats, called Southern Panorama, at the backwaters near Alappuzha. As we were four couples, they gave us two houseboats, one with two bedrooms and one with three. The houseboats were both luxuriously appointed with nice furniture. The deck was covered with glass so that we could enjoy the views while sitting out in a/c comfort. This is a good advantage as the backwaters get very humid. During the cruise, delicious lunch and dinner were served with a view of the water.
I was a bit concerned as I was travelling alone in a state that I didn't know anything about and didn't know the language, but the travel planners made everything so simple, easy and comfortable that I didn't have a moment's worry.
The hotels were fabulous, the sightseeing and travelling around was great. My travel guide and driver, Mr. Ranjit, was courteous, thoughtful, and an excellent driver.
Soumya did a wonderful job in the hotel bookings.
Thank you for making this trip comfortable, enjoyable and memorable.
If anyone wants to travel alone around Kerala, the travel planners make it very easy, comfortable, and secure.
We got to know about Srees Travels from our family friends. I must say that everything was well planned. Hotels and room category was exactly what was mentioned in mail. The vehicle and guide was also very supportive. Their tour manager was continuously in touch with us during the whole trip to take feedback of hotels. Overall good service, no hassle.....
This was our first tour to Kerala. We found Sree Tours via reviews on the internet.
Mr. Sree Kumar is a very good agent to deal with; very promptly replying to mails, professional and helpful in his suggestions.
Hotel arrangements at each location were very good and met our expectations.
The driver selected (Mr. Jibin Joseph) for this trip was superb. He was very flexible and made the tour very memorable. He has great knowledge about Kerala.
Thanks to Jibin and Sree for the not quite self-assured assistance with the money problems prevailing in India in November 16.
Overall it was an excellent trip within our budget and we are sure our next trip to India will also be managed by Sree Tours.Thank you very much Srees Tours for arranging such a wonderful tour to Kerala.
I strongly advise no one to plan with Aatithya. It is one of the worst service provider I have ever encountered. With complete faith on Mr.Keyur Kotak and Mr.Neeraj we planned an 8day trip with them. The entire trip was horrible. We trusted them completely and paid whatever amount they asked for. The goof-ups began from they day we were to take a flight from Ahmedabad. Neeraj has no clue of the driver who was to take us from Delhi airport he was even not aware of our date of travelling. They promised 4 star hotels but made us stay at worst hotels. The whole trip was planned to experience ice (assured by Neeraj to us) and to our surprise there was no ice at the places we visited! My entire family was shocked at the bad attitude of the Driver who was hired for us for all 8 days. The itinary was completely fake as the time mentioned for travel was only half of what it actually was! We almost travelled 4 days in a broken glass innova car in the 8 day trip! My mother is old and she had extreme health problems . They never told us that this much severe travelling is involved. Also when we spoke to Mr Keyur, he apologized and promised to give a credit note of 10,000 as he wanted us to have a good experience, in a weeks time once we reach Ahmedabad. But to our surprise he never got back and after following up for 2 months he gave a credit note with 100s of ifs and buts which showed it was just a TRAP to further frustrate us! We have given him his credit note back. I will never recommend anyone to plan their vacation with them.
Me and my family are very happy with the service provided by " Great Escapes" for our Kerala tour. Tour manager was very humble and co-operative.Hotels provided were excellent. Service of all hotels provided was excellent.We never expected such a excellent service from a tour operator. My experience with earlier tour operators was not that good.For anyone visiting Kerala,I will recommend this tour operator.
Munnar -coachin- allappey (Kerala) .its was wonderful trip.thak you rajith who had travelled and guide for entire trip..his behaviour also very gentle and decent. .thank you Dexter holidays...
We booked a custom tour with the owner Abdullah for 6 days in order to make the most of experiencing Wadi Rum, something we had always wanted to do but never managed to until this year
Great experience throughout the week, we had never seen views like the ones we did on this tour in this country!!
Everyone must trip to Wadi Rum and experience everything it has to offer, even if you don't have much time one night under the stars with the Bedouins is time enough to have an incredible experience.
Will be back if we can!!
Me and my friend booked the three days two night tour with Wadi Rum Jordan Camp in November, it was a great experience all in all. First day we walked across a part of the Wadi Rum desert and it was beautiful, not too hot as the time of year which was good but still incredible weather. Some great rock scrambling on the first day too the mountains there were surprisingly easy to climb and all had great views from the top. On the second day it was more by jeep which was fine and gave us more of a rest, but didn't compromise any views or experience for the tour, we saw 4000 year old rock drawings and 2 awesome rock bridges which were great opportunities for good photos. Day 3 was by camel which rounded off our time wonderfully. The camp was really comfy for us and we were provided with everything we needed throughout the tour. Excellent!!!
I did the 5 day 'Adventure Tour' with Guides of Wadi Rum in December 2016. I was a solo traveller and didn't know what to expect but chose this company on the perceived professionalism I got reguarding their website.
Abdullah the owner and my guide for the tour (though his son was my guide for 2 of the days) was very welcoming, knowledgeable and helpful from start to finish. He let me stay in his home in Rum Village when not sleeping with the Bedouins deep in Wadi Rum.
Throughout the 5 days I thouroughly experienced the life of the Bedouins of Wadi Rum and every amazing view and relaxing spot it has to offer. The guides showed me many historical Nabataen sites throughout Wadi Rum which were incredible (Including cave paintings and temples) and which will stay with me forever.
I also slept below the stars for one night but kept warm enough despite it being winter, and the experience of seeing the stars in this non light-polluted area was mind blowing... something everyone should experience!
I only have a few photos to share of my tour but I suggest everyone comes and takes their own!
Last but not least I have to mention the food... a different way of eating to get acustomed to but despite that the food was awesome. Try everything if you use these guides!
Me and my mom had a 7 day tour to Kerala..we visited Kochi, Munnar, Thekkady, Allepey, Kovalam and Trivandrum..the tourasia people managed n planned everything well...the hotels were good especially the resort at Thekkady...we had no problem in the entire trip...our driver Mr.Albin was a great person n a nice guide.. thanks Tourasia team esp. Mr.Vimod for making our trip memorable...Kerala is indeed beautiful
Beautiful trip. . . We visited cochin, Munnar, thekkady and allepey. Good experience. Munnar weather ws mesmerizing. Drizzling chilled place. Traditions of kerala, food, fishing everything is special. Boat house stay at allepey is new experience. A must visit place.
The Travel Planners were a very professional Company and responded quickly and decicively to any issues - in our case our tour was undertaken soon after the November 2016 de-monitization and we had little or no inconvenience due to prompt action by the Company. The driver (Mr. Nickil) was very skilled and pleasant and we developed a very good relationship with him over our 15 day tour. The hotels we stayed in were all good with some exceptional and the tour was well paced.
Thanks.Travel Planners,for making our Holiday memorable and wonderful.It was a mesmerising experience with you.I want to mention few points.
2.Great Driver cum Guide.
3.Awesome Properties where we stayed,great hospitality and ambience.
4.Very helpful tour executive.
5.Starting from Kochi to Munnar then to Alleapy till back to Kochi,every moment was noted and will be remembered for ever.
Thanks for everything.
Expecting you to continue such wonderful service,I would definitely recommend the trip to my near and dears.
I would like to thank you guys for making my trip such memorable, enjoyable and full of comfort. From day 1 to last day of the trip really enjoyed every bit of it. Jayachandran was awsome I had maby trip but trust me he was awsome I never seen guy like himso humble and gentle person. Nevery felt like we were with stranger. It was like roaming around d with extended family. He himself took so interest for taking us lots of places and helping us I all way possible. Really our family loved him and appreciated his affection. Lastly Thanks for all arrangements by Sreekala for making my trip full of ease and comfort and not to forget food was also excellent especially House Boat food loved it. 6 days just flew by and we didn't noticed thanks DKH for making my trip enjoyable and memorable.
Going forward you guys will be my first preference for any trip.
Thanks you once again.
We have enjoyed this tour with Travel Planner.well it was as per our requirement.
Driver cum Tour Guide (Mr.Rejith Kumar) was very helpful and well behaved person.
Very kind to help us to explore new places on the way.
Food & Hotels are as expected.
Thanks to Travel Planner for making my tour successful.
Recently we booked our tour with Sree Tours. Sreekumar is nice person. He guides us places to visit in kerala. After that we decided places to visit. We had all age group people in our group and all enjoyed very well. All hotel accomodations and food are very good and our vhicle and driver was also very good. He also guides us. Our first kerala tour was memorable with sree tours.
It was great experience with the services provided by your company on our travel to Kerala. Right from the start to the end, everything went without a hitch. You were a great representative and were so patient with your dealing with us and gave the us the right package according to your need. Thank you so much. The representative at your Cochin office were so warm and welcoming, they made us feel at home. The chauffeur, Mr. Dhaneesh was so amazing and great to my whole family , we never felt that we have only known him for only few days. He was our friend, guide and family.
I would recommend you guys to everybody i know who is travelling to Kerala. And two groups are already asking for your number. Such is your demand!!
Even you made the impossible journey from alleppey to kanyakumari possible!! And nobody was disappointed because we were able to relish the scenic beauty at the right time. Thank you for the stupendous hospitality and making our journey memorable for our whole life.
Thanks to the whole team of travel planner for being the trustworthy planner that we had never imagined. I had to search the Google to come to you and I was not a bit disappointed by my decision. You were the first in my search and you gave us first class service.
Great care and service from Agama Tours and Safaris. From first mail communication was fast and helpful. Kabalo and Lara helped customized our perfect private safari in Tanzania. 8 days including Tarangire, Lake Manyara, Serengeti and Ngorongoro. The lodges, tent camps, and transportation were all excellent. We are still in disbelief to how amazing our guide was, Emanuel. A professional animal finder, knowledgable, passionate and above all, wonderful friend we have made. I would recommend to anyone traveling to Tanzania!
thanks for vimod for the booking , making the trip comfortable and amazing
thanks for Nishad a good driver helping us specially about the old money , he help us and treat us nicely,
the hotels are well chosen and great.
they give us in a cheap booking , with great services .
thank you tourisiain
Hi all, I'm so happy to share my comments here. The Travel planners offered us a great 3 nights and 4 days plan covering munnar 2 days and allapey boat house 1 day. The hotel offered was Blacknel forest - decent ambience and super food, food was so good and tasty. Boat house was other cool experience, neat and simple boat - RKV tours. Friendly boat house crew, food served are awesome and tasty. You can also buy fresh sea foods while in water drive and they will prepare a delicious dinner with fresh fishes for you . We had a good and casual Tamil speaking driver rajith kumar , though he was a malaiyali, he spoke good Tamil and took us to all places. Friendly way of communication and covered us all places .Had a great happy trip and recommend you all to have cool trip under the guidance of the travel planners. Great job , thank you all
We will highly recommend this tour operator for the Kerala visit. The trip went without a hitch. Hotels selected for this tour were very nice. The best part of the trip was the driver Arun, R. He was very knowlegable, open to our needs and very soft spoken.
Excellent arrangements made by travel planners
It was superb arrangements by southern Odyssey team. I feel at home during my entire trip. Great job done. Kerala trip with Southern Odyssey is really a value for money.
After searching for the tour operators at Kerala Govt Tourism, I have found numerous operators but hardly few had responded to my queries. ITP Tourism Managers had responded and as per my requirements they had sent me an quotation along with the price and other details. As I have mentioned them about my dates they have nicely prepared our schedules. As per my request they had provided us with a good driver and also they have resolved my queries time to time. Specially Mr. Albert has taken proper care and timely communiction regarding journey has been communicated to us well in advance. I would like thank to Mr. Albert & his ITP Tourism Managers for our wonderful experience. Hope they would continue this journey further so that people can get wonderful experiences.
The trip was great. My parents have really enjoyed very well. The tour was just planned. The executives were very flexible and they made the tour very memorable. Thanking the team from the bottom of my heart.
It was well arranged, tour manager has planned the tour according to our requirement. Over experience of the tour was very good.
Not happy about the hotel service provided in Munnar (Edge Munnar).
This one was our first trip to Kerala.
Our trip was excellent in terms of stay and the place itself.
House Boat stay is a must do...
Kondai Lip in Alleppey is a lovely place to unwind, recommended!!!
Our driver MR. NIRAJ is a great company while u r in Kerala. (He has an Innova)
Thanks to professional and personal touch attitude of Mr. Jacob, we had a lovely time...
Overall stay in Kerela was even more mesmerised by our tour operator. Thank you Southern Odessey for their hospitality and could not describe it more in words.
Keep It Up
Dear Team Tour Asia,
Thank you! For a wonderful short vacation we had in kerala. Once again a warm thanks to Mr Vimod and Rashmi. From your pick up at Deepanjali, Trishur to drop at Cochin airport we had a very very comfortable journey and I love to come back to you for any future trips. And will surely recommend to my friends and family. From the selection of hotels ( The Fog, Sarover poetree) and houseboat everything was perfect. Our driver was well equipped and acted as our guide when and wherever required. Overall we completely enjoyed our trip and highly satisfied with the budget.
Trip was amazing and the driver cum tour guide rejith Kumar was very friendly and taking us to every place. We enjoyed a lot. Thanks
I have enjoyed this tour with Travel Planner.
Driver (cum Tour Guide) was very helpful and well behaved person.
We have enjoyed Kerala Beach, Hill Area & Backwaters. Even got chance to see special things like Spices, Traditional Dresses, Traditional food.
Basically enjoyed a lot!
Thanks to Travel Planner for making my tour successful.
The Travel planners are the best in the Kerala, it was amazing experience beng with them in this tour. The hotels they had selected was good and neat, overall we had a very good tour in kerala. Our Driver Bimal Cheta, was awesome, he was very helpful, courteous and very cooperative, he was good in guiding us and very very very helpful, thank you Bimal Cheta.
An excellent travel agency for your Kerala vacation. They know what they are doing and you will be happy with their choices of hotels.
Travel agent Arun is very helpful and made sure out trip didn't get affected with a local strike.
In short, you will be happy with your decision for choosing this travel agency
Hello arun kumar
thank you very much for giving us a good travel plan and good driver rajith kumar for guding , helping and for creating very friendly atmosphere for us
we will recommeded ur travels planners to our friends
I and my wife planned a tour of 10 days. We contacted Mr. Sumod VS of Sanguine Holidays and his wife through Kerala Tourism. Their cordiality and professionalism impressed us from the very beginning. And when we finally commenced our journey, every single part of it was mind blowing. Our tour guide, Mr. Sumesh KS was very efficient and helpful. All the hotels of Munnar , Thekkady, Alleppey, Cochin were excellent, and food wonderful. At the end of ten days, on the return flight, we had nothing but loving and cherish able memories at the end of such a marvellous tour.Thank you Mr Sumode and entire Sanguine Holidays group for making our memory of a life time.We wish to come back to God's own country again and again through you and your wonderful hospitality.
Thank you very much for the fantastic package that was given to our family in July. We enjoyed every single thing that was organised by you and your team. We had a fantastic time and enjoyed every minute of our holiday and will cherish these memories forever.
I would like to thank you for all the arrangements that was done by you and a special THANK YOU to Nandu our driver / tour guide and now who has become our friend...He was amazing and he is a blessing and an asset to your company. My kids cannot forget NANDU...He was so good that they always remember him.
I have already recommended your name to all my friends. All the best.
From the Valentines Family
Awesome experience...thank you so much for travel Planners for making my trip a wonderful one.
In December 2015 we went on safari with Mind & Soul Travel ltd and as I'm organizing our pictures, I'm thinking of all the good times we had and as a Thank you to them, for organizing our wonderful trip I would like to warmly recommend them and share with you our thoughts.
Big picture, we wouldn't change a thing. They booked thoughtfully for us, especially considering our son. We started off with two days in Tarangire and the intimacy with the animals was a powerful way to start the trip. We noted how patient our driver guide was with us as we first entered the gate to the park. He waited as we painfully tried to spot animals and never once ruined the surprise by saying not to worry as we would see so many more and so close-up. This gave us a nice introduction to the whole game viewing process. We really appreciated the difference between the compactness of the animals compared to the Serengeti, especially the elephants. We could enjoy their behaviours much more. The Tarangire lodge was superb, the staff outstanding and the food was great. The views from our room and the dinning area are incredible.
Lake Manyara was also worth the stop and a few hours were just the right amount of time. Tloma lodge was in great condition and the dining area charming with the fireplaces. Again, great food. We appreciated that we could box our own lunches for the next day. Pool in great condition as well.
The Serengeti Kati Kati camp was stellar. We wished we could have stayed another night, but realize our total time didn't allow for that luxury. Again, our driver guide was spot on with his timing, ability to find the animals, sense of humour and patience. Ngorongoro didn't disappoint either. We saw so much there as well.
Overall, the roads were in better condition than we expected, so the longer days in the jeep were not wearing on us. Our driver planned the breaks well, too. We found the jeep very comfortable, plenty of water and food. All the comforts made for happy game viewing.
The local flights all went well. Zanzibar was fabulous as well. We could have explored more. Great little hotel, The Sunshine, nice and helpful staff.
Truly a remarkable trip. We feel very blessed.”
I have been doing several tours with Mind&Soul. One time I was travelling with our whole family- 5 kids and Susanne arrange a perfect schedule fitting a children family. Having game drives in the mornings, staying at lodges with swimmingpool, shorter daily distances etc. Other times I have travelled with friends and then Susanne arranged for more game drives, fantastic lodges with wonderful views and food and visits to SOS children village etc. Overal me, my family and several of our friends has repeatatly choosen Mind & Soul Travel for our safaris as well as trips to Zanzibar. Well recommended- good service and excellent drivers!
My friend and I traveled to South India for the first time this past July. Over the years we have both spent some time and traveled around in India a number of times. Our experiences have been difficult and yet wonderful as well. However our trip to Kerala was amazing all-around! The food and the accomodations arranged by ITP was great with minor suggestions for improvement. for instance, our resort in Munnar was a bit far from the town so we were cooped up in the hills once we finished our events for the day. It is a perfect spot for newly weds who want to spend time in seclusion and in peace and quiet. However, my friend and I wanted to explore and wanted to be in the midst of all that was happening :) Other than this minor recommendation, everything else was close to perfection. Our driver Sirni was so kind and sweet. He was always professional and on time. He was informative about the sites and showed us the best of Kerala. Our accomodations in the other resorts were more than what we expected. The rooms were clean and beds comfortable. Our takeaway from this trip is the wonderful memories of Kerala and most of all its people! We will most definitley visit Kerala again and will recommend ITP to all our family and friends. Thank you ITP for making our visit so special!
My heartful thanks to Travel Planners for making my first tour to Kerala a joy full one. My very first thanks to TP representative, they have carefully chosen the best hotels at each place of my stay, it is really well planned. Added to that I cannot complete my feedback without saying my thanks to my tour guide cum driver Mr.Jibin. He made our tour more memorable and he is well explained each places, and he guided us well throughout our tour. The one thing I most I liked is his friendly approach, well mannered. During our tour I specially remember his good skill in driving us near Athirapally falls, it was a heavy rainy day, but our Jibin didn't hesitated and take us to the all the tour spot near that area.
Overall the tour was great.
Thanks again to Travel Planners
I am still buzzing from my safari with Mind & Soul Travel. From the start the team has been wonderful with replying to our emails and providing us with all the information we needed before arriving in Tanzania. Susanne was especially helpful. We was on a short 3 day safari as we wanted to go to Zanzibar.
Our driver guide, Toyota, was a brilliant companion during our trip. Fluent in English, very informative on the animals, great at finding the perfect spot to get the best photo opportunity and the most impressive eye-sight I've experienced. He spotted a shadow in a tree 2 miles in the distance which we discovered was a leopard when we got to within half a mile. The car was in good shape, not as modern as some of the other safari companies but did the job well.
The accommodation was a great choice. A lodge in Ngorongoro, as the altitude was cold and although Rhino Lodge didn't have the views over the crater being next to the forest meant a lot of wildlife passed through. We had buffalo grazing near our room at night. The tented lodge, Tarangire Safari Camp was superb. Great food, amazing views over Tarangire and the incredible wildlife small and large wondering through the camp was fantastic.
The flight to Zanzibar in a small plane was wonderful especially the last 10mins when we flew over small reefs, islands and the chaotic roof tops of Zanzibar. Susanne suggested accommodation based on our wishes and we were not disappointed. The beach lodge had lovely rooms, calm atmosphere with great service. Situated on the beach front with great views for the sunrise. Lots of local activity and lots of activities including Scuba diving available. The hotel in Stone Town was a great end to the trip. Situated in the heart of city the hotel had a teahouse restaurant with exceptional views and the meal served was delicious with traditional local music performed.
We had a fantastic time with Mind & Soul Travel and we highly recommend them to anyone. My only regret is not adding a few more days on to the trip so we could have gone to the Serengeti.
A big thank you to ATTP for their great service. We only booked car form them for our 9 days Kerala trip.Their service was excellent.They fulfilled all my requirements. We were very pleased with both the car (Toyota Etios) and the driver they provided. Really appreciate the driver Job who was a very good guy and done driving very safely. He was friendly and accommodated all our spontaneous requests throughout the journey.
Thanks a lot Mr. Jayaraj for making our kerala trip memorable.
Thanks for the perfect plan of the honeymoon package arranged for us. It was like everything was in place perfectly whenever and wherever we resided. We felt at home in all the places we stayed. The resorts/hotels were good . Food was good.
I want to make a special mention of our driver Nandhan. Nandhan was very kind, supportive and helpful throughout our trip.His expertise in driving and his hold on local culture/language helped us a lot throughout the journey. Staff like Nandhan are really an asset to any company.
I would definitely going to recommend travel planners to my friends .
Thanks for all the good memories.
I travelled to Goa with them for 7 nights and 8 days. The trip was a memorable one as goa is a destination where you enjoy the most and also that we were supported by Wowgo team perfectly as they suggested me the best place to stay with awesome deals and also they assisted me with the best places to visit in Goa. They have great team who are prompt in replying and also were eager to support with any kind of assistance we wanted. They were even aware of some the best places and activites to do in Goa which many were not aware of on there suggestion we went for a quite romantic shikara dinner night which made our day and trip.
Thank Wowgo. will soon come back for more.
My first travel to India was a perfet 25th wedding aniversary with a friendly driver from the beginning to the end. My husband and I really enjoyed, and we want to go back again! Thank you Peter and all other members
They just plan me a great itinerary and made all the reservations for me, including bus tickets, accomodation and a couple of fun activities, but I traveled by myself, they didn't provide a tour guide (only some travel guides in pdf, with useful info and places to visit). I had a great time in Spain, the trip they suggested was amazing. No need of guide while travelling in Spain, people are really friendly and open and it's easy to go from one place to another.
My trip was: Barcelona - Valencia - Alicante - Granada - Cordoba - Seville (12 days)
I chose "private room" in room preference, and it was fine, all the places fulfilled my expectations. Real budget trip with superb quality, I would do it again. Next time to Madrid and the north of Spain.
My tour was excellent. Driver Mr. Vishnu is a nice guy. In all the places i will give 10 out of 10 marks except in Munnar (hotel Ecotone). Hotel is located in a reomote place so after sunset there is no entertainment as such. There was no TV in the room and no intercom to call the person for any need. So I will give only 2 marks out of 10 for hotel ecotone. Rest all it is beyoond my expectation. My Travel executive Mr. Arun is also a nice person. He tries his level best to get the best room for me in Ecotone but couldn't. Overall it is a most memorable moment tour.
With Thanks & Regards
I am from kolkata .myself rishav kumar gangh,i took a desicion to go for a holiday through srees tour and travels mr sree kumar,and believe me this is the best tour operator co.because they provide more than they tells.and they are very helpful by nature also...thank u so much mr sree kumar further in future whenever i will go kerela ,i ll book my package through ur company..thanx a lot...my cont no.9903497050
From the first email, communication was fast, clear and helpful. We were very fortunate to have Felisi as our guide. Marvelous in every way, had an incredible eye for spotting animals. He taught us about the animals, the birds, politics, everything!
Me, my husband and 3 children had a very comfortable 8 day trip, which I recommend much more than doing a fast 4 day trip or something with just driving the most part. Spent 2 nights at this wonderful place, I can't find anything about it on the internet but I think that's what made it so special. It was called Coffee Resthouse and borders the Ngorongoro Conservation Area, just incredibly peaceful, quiet and real, nice touch, completely away from all the touristy-stuff.
The rest of the safari going to Tarangire, Lake Manyara, Ngorongoro and Serengeti, of course beautiful.
Wouldn't have wanted my safari any differently for my family, perfect choice going with Agama Tours and Safaris. Thanks so much!
We have just returned from a trip to China lasting nearly four weeks and involving some quite complicated arrangements, visiting Beijing, Pingyao, Luoyang, Dengfeng, Xi’ang, Xiahe and back to Beijing, using Pyala Travel to book accommodation, internal travel and transfers, but travelling independently in that we did not use guides. The arrangements worked perfectly and in each case the choices of accommodation and means of travel turned out to have been made with skill and with insight into our wishes. In each case we wondered whether the next stage of our holiday would be managed so smoothly and efficiently as the last one – and it was! I would recommend Pyala Travel to anyone thinking of undertaking a holiday in China of the kind that we did and would like to take this opportunity to thank them for making it so relaxing and enjoyable.
Our Wayanad trip was awesome good, we all enjoyed all the places , The accomodation and transportation arranged by you was very good.All the credits goes to you and Mr.Anil & Mr.Srikumar from KTDC.
Please convey our thanks and appreciation to our driver Mr.Noufal for his excellent and safe driving.
We once again thankyou Mr.Prajeesh for your good support and co ordination.
Thanks again to Mr.Prajeesh ( Great Escape)
Ours was a 5 day trip in the month of March. It is the time when the weather starts to get hotter with each passing day. However, Munnar still makes you feel like you are enjoying the winter with all the fog and misty weather. We stayed at Bracknell Forest resort. A decent hotel, and worth speding money and staying here - atleast for 2 days. The view from the room (Room 205) was just splendid. We were at the top floor - with cardamon plantation surrounding the resort and hilly view from our room (You can check google images.)
We moved to Thekkady on third day. We somehow did not anticipated that there is so much to do at Thekkady. So, we just stayed there for a day and enjoyed Kalaripatu and elephant rides. But I'll recommend you to stay here for 2 - 3 days and explore Periyar National Park, go for safari ride, boat ride, trekking etc. (Search Google for these things ...you can do here) The biodiversity amazes you in every possible way. If you like forests and actvities realted to forest, you'll ceratinly want to spend few days here. We stayed at Coffee route Coffee Bunglow.
We moved to Alleppy on fourth day. Now, there are few options here that you can explore. You can stay for day in boat and ride in backwaters or stay at a nearby hotel. As we were not to fond of staying on boat, we chose to stay at hotel. We arrived at Kondai Lip resort. Resort is surrounded by backwaters from all sides. We arrived at 3 pm and didn't had a chance to enjoy all the boating options there, as we were travelling back the next day. So, if you are planning & choosing this resort, I'll recommed you to keep a day to yourself for enjoying all the boating activities the resort give you. In the evening, we went to beach, through backwaters. You can enjoy the white sands, sunset, collect shells or be amazed by the meeting point of inland waters with sea. I'll encourage you to stay here for atleast 2 days.
The food at all hotels was good quality. However, since I didn't have a tastebud for south Indian food, I didn't enjoyed it much. I was happy with my bread, jam, tea, daal-rice & rotis.
Tip: Collect cards of places, gardens, plantations you visit. Many of these have started providing courier services. So, you can enjoy tea, spices and other souvenir even years after you have visited the place.
If you are planning a Trip to Kerla from other places (other states and cities), I'll recommend you to book your travel (train or air) ticket on your own and book Travel Planners for your trip. These guys will certainly give you better rates and services compared to your local guy. Believe me, these guys saved me 15 - 20K more than what my local tour guys quoted and gave better stay and services.
I believe this helps you guys.
It was my honeymoon trip and first visit to kerala and first time with travel planner, hence was somewat worried...But the moment i met my tour guide i felt relaxed....the tour was a memorable one and i have captured all the memory...i will prefer travel planner for my next kerala tour...Excellent services
"My trip to Munnar and aleppey was good. It is only result of proper follow up and clean communication between myself and Mr Jacob. We enjoyed a lot and all arrangements were quite proper and punctual. Back waters and Tea Garden are must visit place and i am coming back soon for my next trip..."
Once again, Thanks Mr Jacob.
We booked our 9 days 8 nights tour with Sree Tours. It was a nice and wonderful trip without any hassles. Mr Sree Kumar is a nice person who guides you and advices you correctly. The accommodation provided was as promised. We were a group of 10 and enjoyed our trip. The house boat trip was a memorable one with delicious food and snacks provided on board. Since we are strict vegetarians, Mr Sree Kumar took extra care and ensured we get the food as per our desire.
Overall it was an excellent trip and I hope our next international trip will also be managed by Sree Tours.
The Trip Planners took me for a trip to Kolukkumalai Tea Estate - world's highest tea factory and plantation. Lovely experience, the place is AMAZING and service just perfect. Wish I had more time to see other places with them!
My visit to Kerala was my first visit with any tour planner. All my vacations before had been cautiously planned, sorted and executed by me. This is the reason why I was very sceptical about having a firm look after my vacation arrangements. Needless to say, all my doubts were put to rest the moment my flight landed in Trivandrum. I couldn't have hoped for a better tour. From day 1 to the end of the last day, everything was looked after. I have to say, the management of the Travel Planners team is spot on. My entire family loved the tour and even though it was a long and tiring one, we enjoyed to the 'T'. All hotels, transportation, visits were customised and arranged according to our needs!
I would recommend them to anybody who wishes a hastle free tour of Kerala. I would love to make another visit with them soon!
My trip was awesome good...All the credit go's to travel planners team.
I had never faced a single difficulty with the plan or accomudation and transportation.
From the executive till the guide cum driver...every one shows the same good attitude at the trip...
Also surprising I got a whats app ping from travel planners team just checking on my day today trip..which is really good
I would like to thank soumya..team at Cochin office and Bimal..
All the best to the travel planners team.
Paradise holidays actually makes you spend your holiday in Paradise.
Thank you for everything.
ALUVA: Warm welcome by Mr John at railway station,Well maintained and beautiful home stay for refreshment which actually made our journey start with beautiful hopes,also a very humble staff at the office to brief our tour.
This made us believe that we couldn't get anything better option than opting for PARADISE HOLIDAYS and we are not stranger anymore to KERALA.
MUNNAR: An excellent stay,Beautiful accommodation at CAMELIA and ELETTARIA resorts,Great organization of sight seeing even though there was rain trying to disturb,but couldn't disturb.
This made us think that we could have stayed some more days at MUNNAR.
ALEPPEY:Individual House BOAT,Good sight seeing,Good house boat staff.
KOCHI:Well planned sight seeing for small duration.
All the staff we encountered were very polite,Good nature,Well caring and with high patience answering to all types of Queries.
MOST IMPORTANT PART OF JOURNEY:
We believe that our Journey depends on our driver and 50% success depends on driver.BUT in our case it was not like we thought.
For us ,God gifted us an unbelievable chauffeur through paradise holidays in the form of Mr.JOHN MILTON.
More than 80% of credit for success of our journey goes to Mr.John.He is more than a tour guide.We can just forget our plan and follow him.
The way he drives, way he takes care,way he reaches the destination on time,way he manipulates the plan(with our knowledge) based on situation are all very EXCELLENT.The car provided to us was Volkswagen VENTO which was well maintained by John.
If i had much power,I would prefer only John to take us throughout the world wherever we travel.
I am fan of Mr John Milton now.
But unfortunately ,we couldn't meet our tour executive Ms.Krishna as she works at other location.Ms.Krishna carefully heard to my requirements and planned the itinerary very beautifully.
Above all,Last but not the least,"We got 100% more than our expectations,which cannot be forgotten even in our coming anniversaries"
Thanking you all,
With Best regards
Kiran and Manasa
I wanted to send my in-laws on a Kerala tour and someone recommended Srees tours. Contacted them on phone, they were prompt in giving a quote and follow-up. Deepesh was the point of contact for me.
Since it was a group of elders, I had to make many changes/alterations to the itinerary. Deepesh was patient enough to understand the requirements and tailored the tour as per our needs. The hotels given were VFM and the entire tour went smooth.
I would like to recommend Srees tours for anyone looking for a tailored Kerala trip at a decent cost. They are honest in their cost evaluation and won't have any "hidden costs".
The only area of improvement would be to assign a driver who would also serve as a guide. The driver assigned to our group was nice but he didn't know much about the places to visit and language too was a barrier.
All in all, highly recommended. I am going to plan another trip with them soon :)
The best experience of lifetime I got in Kerala. Starting from hotels to transportation was awesome. Though hotels were little-bit farther from the town, the facility of each of the hotels were very good. Thank you Travel Planners for everything during these 5 days.
Our kerala tour was awsome, arrangements was good, keep it up
It was our first Kerala trip and we enjoyed so much. We booked through Srees tours and my entire trip was so smooth and managed with proper transport and accommodation provided were above expectation.
We found Great Escapes enlisted as a recognozed tour operator on the Kerala tourism website and got in touch with Mr. Prajeesh for organizing an 8 nights/9 days Kerala tour for our family. Mr. Prajeesh understood our travel requirements and proactively organized the entire itinerary within a matter of few days. The whole process was hassle free and smooth. Even after we reached Kerala, from the airport pickup, to the hotels, driver, transportation etc.everything was perfect and added to the whole Kerala trip experience. During the trip, Mr. Prajeesh kept in regular touch with us to ensure we were not facing any issues. Based on the trip organized, we would highly recommend Great Escapes to everyone for their trip plans.
Best Kenya Safari Operator: Africa Venture Safaris have been a great help for me and my family from the moment we started planning our Kenya safari 2 month ago. We found these company in the internet through reviews and decided to contact them for our Kenya safari. The proposed 3 itenerary and finally we decided on one. There feedback communications are great within 24hrs. When we arrived on jan 9th in Nairobi airport, the guide pickd u up and took us to our hotel, we had already paid 20% deposit and the balance of safari we paid the next day before commeng on safari. Our tour guide Sammy is just perfect and totally know what his doing, he knew how to go around the park and we took perfect photos for animals in the parks. The campsites were great, the food was good and we got a chance to choose the local food like Ugali in our meals. Thank you very much Africa Venture Safaris for these wonderful experience we had a chance to explore, and will sure recommend our friends to go safari with you.
Fantastic Holiday! Thank you Sanguine Team for organizing the most amazing holiday for us! It truly was the holiday of a life time!
Dear Sumode, Just to say an enormous thank you for organizing the most amazing holiday for us! It truly was the holiday of a life time! Everything went like clockwork, from check in to arrival.
Thank you to all for making it such a memorable experience for us all. We will definitely be going back and of course will be using your wonderful company again, and will be recommending you to all our friends and golfing colleagues.
Thank you all again so very much for everything you did for us, your attention to detail and kindness is very much appreciated. Looking forward to the next one already!.
Sumesh were just amazing.Thanks a ton for his effort.
This was our first trip with Sree tours. The overall package was well planned and executed as per schedule.Especially the Houseboat & Elephant ride is one memorable experience. Keep continuing your good work with added features such as sight seeing like Kozhugu malai in future.
This was our first visit to Kerela. We found Sree Tours and Travels via reviews on the internet.
We had a vague idea of places we wanted to visit and they managed to accomodate these requirements excellently in a personalised package within our budget.
The driver and car supplied were first class as were the hotels chosen for us.
We had 2 nights on his premier houseboat which was very comfortable and relaxing with delicious ,plentiful food served on board.
We found Mr Sreekumar a very good agent to deal with; very prompt replying to emails, very professional and helpful in his suggestions.
This was confirmed when we met; Mr Sreekumar is a very lovely, trustworthy person and we would certainly recommend his services.
We would use his travel agency in the future.
First of All thanks to Mr. Leon for these wonderful memorable Familyb tour arrangements.Entire trip was well planned and executed nicely. It was an wonderful time exploring Kerela (Kochi,Munnar,Allepy-houseboat,Poovar,Trivendrum, kovlam).Good hotel arrangement. Peaceful locations and we could have family fun at most of the places. It was great journey and fun filled tour.
Wonder -We never waited anywhere, starting from the pick up at Trivendrum Airport on 24/01/2016 to drop at Kochi Airport on 102/2/2016.
Leon was our agent and he did an outstanding job. A special thanks to her from our end to arrange this trip for us. Entire tour went exactly as scheduled without any delay.
A special thanks to our driver guide Suresh Very decent, polite driver for his assistance throughout the trip. Transport was excellant.
He did an outstanding, superb, job. I would like to thank his punctuality.We were very comfortable and felt safe with him during the journey.
THANK YOU!!! THE TRAVEL PLANNER to make our trip so special. I will definitely recommended my friends to go with THE TRAVEL PLANNER
Thanks Again to Leon and his team for arranging this wonderful tour.
The only Cons i could say would be that Boat house could have been a little better. Apart from that everything was awesome..
Our trip to Goa India, organized by this travel company, has been a memorable experience. They have taken care of us at all times, from the moment we arrived in Delhi until we departed, making sure everything was as we expected.
Transport was excellant. Very decent, polite driver. He was providing all good inputs. Good hotel arrangement. Peaceful locations and we could have family fun at most of the places. It was great journey and fun filled tour. Thanks to Arun and his team for arranging this wonderful tour.
From the first emails planning our tour, Lijo was extremely knowledgeable, good humored and flexible. He accommodated our diverse group with aplomb and answered every tough question with keen insight. He left us after seven hours of touring the Cochin and backwaters. Thank you Lijo
Dear Ratheesh/ Sreedevi madam,
I would like to thank you from the bottom of my heart for making our trip memorable.
It was in 2012 when I first approached to Paradise Kerala. Satisfied with your service, I recommend few of my friends like vaibhav jadhav, digambar Gole, amit patil, vijay patil over the period of 3 years and we all were fully satisfied of your professional approach with motherly touch.
We never felt like having a package through some operator instead we felt as if some of our friend has invited us to his hometown and has customized our tour in such a professional way that it is ensured we enjoyed every bit of it.
Since my father had health problems and couldn't walk properly, I had decided to have only a short tour in kerala. As usual the package was perfectly compiled within my budget. I was indeed sure that with paradise holidays, I won't need to worry about my trip.
The hotels selected apart from having good ambience, views, the staff too was co operative and ensured that we are comfortable. Particularly I would like to mention that my father was caressed by each of the individuals, right from the home stay to hotel and houseboat staffs, particularly our driver Udayan. Special thanks to each one of them.
At the end, I would also appreciate your customer care service and the speed in solving customers problems ( may rest of the world take some guidance from you, particularly the mobile operators).
Obviously, since Kerala is my favourite place, we shall be meeting again soon.
Also I need to mention that you have had a very good story ( I read it on the backside of file) and you made a very good decision.
I have recommend one of my friend Mr. Vinod Brid for Kerala trip who is planning to visit along with his family in April and is currently in touch with one of your operator Mr. Krishna.
May God bring you big successes in all your future endeavors.
I Visited Kerala for the first time. Really worried about my honeymoon tour in Kerala. I raised a query to Mr.Jacob, Great Escapes and I really got a very affordable tour package with great inclusions..
He offered me 6days package from cochin to kanyakumari at very cheap rates.
Overall its a great and memorable journey for me.
Driver Mr.Jayan great n co-operative man. Hotels rooms were awesome. Services offered by all three hotels were also Great. Houseboat experience was awesome. Last but not least food quality, just speechless.......
Like Its name (i.e.Great Escapes) tour operator is GREAT..
I am definitely gonna recommend my all family n friends
Thanks a lot for d memorable journey.
Thanks to Bigfoot (Fabian and the team) for a very enjoyable and successful trek in the Singalila National Park. The pace was good, the views of the Himalays obviously stunning, and the support and help was always professional and thoughtful. The trekkers huts were very basic with little heat, so Fabian providing hot water bottles at night was always appreciated. He also had a few extra goodies in his pack that were produced at exactly the right time.
I picked Bigfoot because after sending e-mails to them and 7 other places, their reply was prompt (next day),
was addressed it to me personally, and most important, it answered my questions, so I knew
someone (Fabian) had actually read the e-mail, rather than just sending a standard response. I also found it
important that the price is on the web-site, so we didn't have to send another e-mail just to
get a price (true, it's not much more effort, but it does make a difference).
This is the 5th time that I am taking a package from Srees Tours. Over the years, I have got to know Sree Kumar very well. His advises are some from his own personal trip .... I did Hampi based on his advise from a family trip he took 3 years ago. Though I select my own hotels from Tripadvisor, I found that some of his hotel recommendations are really good as he and his family has stayed there before.
The driver selected for this trip was superb. I was initially apprehensive as the driver is a Muslim and I intend to visit several Hindu temples. However, the driver blew all apprehensions away with his knowledge of the locations of the temples and the requirements and procedures that you need to do at some locations.
Well Done once again Sree Kumar.
Awesome. We never waited anywhere, starting from the pick up at Kochi Airport on 9/01/2016 to drop at Trvendrum Airport on 14/1/2016.
It was an wonderful time exploring Kerela (Kochi,Munnar,Allepy-houseboat,Poovar,Trivendrum). It was our honeymoon trip. Entire trip was well planned and executed nicely.
Soumya was our agent and she did an outstanding job. A special thanks to her from our end to arrange this trip for us. She helped us a lot to finalize the itinerary. Hotels, transportation, houseboat, food everything was just awesome. Entire tour went exactly as scheduled without any delay.
A special thanks to our driver plus guide Lijju for his assistance throughout the trip. He did an outstanding, superb, wonderful job. I would like to thank his punctuality.We were very comfortable and felt safe with him during the journey.
THANK YOU!!! THE TRAVEL PLANNER to make our honeymoon trip so special. I will definitely recommended my friends to go with THE TRAVEL PLANNER
Overall an excellent tour of Kashmir for a family of 3. Great arranments and prompt communication by Yash from Tour planners with very good advice. Hotels selected were very good.
Excellent Tour Arrangent. We went to Malaysia and Singapore. Our trip was wonderful. Nice arrangement made by Meraj Travels
I have planned Kerala tour for my family including my in-laws and that makes all the importance. We are from Bangalore and I have found the Great Escapes from the Kerala Trourism website among many other tour operators and has emailed them my plan. The plan details were emailed quickly while the responses from other operators took few days and some have never bothered to respond.
This has made me consider the Great Escapes and started discussing about our interests and preferences. We are not budget bound but have the high priority for Good accommodation and Good Transportation. The same was communicated to the travel executive Ms. Meera and she has sent me the details accordingly. I have made few change requests and all those were accomodated with some variation in the cost which was not much.
Our trip to Kerala was a long one 7 D 8 N package and with entire family travelling, it is a really big challenge for any tour operator and was managed very well by Great Escapes right from the day 1 to the end. Ms. Bina who is the owner of the company has put extra efforts to keep our stay comfortable by upgrading our rooms in Kanyakumari and I really thank her.
I feel that every tourist (individual and group) will have their own choices, taste and preferences and if the tour operator can understand those things better, they would be able to provide the right ingredients in the package.
I would definetely recommend them for any of my friends and contacts and also to my self in future.
This was our first trip to the North-east and the entire trek (Sandakphu) was extremely well organized. The trekkers hut and the other places we stayed were as good as they can be in those conditions. The tour guide, Fabian is extremely knowledgeable about the mountain ranges that were in view. Amazing views..far away from everything and this is something I promise to do regularly. Take a break..step away
The views aside..the food was a close second
Thanks a ton
Excellent tour operator. Very helpful.Made excellent arrangement.
Love to go with him only during my next holidays.
Had an amazing time and experience in Ramthambhore. All thanks to Indian Wildlife Adventures
It was an wonderful honeymoon trip in Kerela (Kochi,Munnar,Tekkady,Allepy).
We have realy enjoyed this trip spectialy in House boat,Very good food available in house boad.
Entire trip was well planned and executed….
We were a group of 4 people. Hired only car for 8 days. The car - tata Innova was in very good condition and our driver Manoj was very good and helpful He can converse in both Hindi and English
It was an wonderful time exploring Kerela (Kochi,Munnar,Kumarkom,Allepy). It was our honeymoon trip. Entire trip was well planned and executed seamlessly.
Soumya was our agent and she did an outstanding job. A special thanks to her from our end to arrange this trip for us. She helped us a lot to finalize the itinerary. Hotels, transportation, houseboat everything was just awesome. Entire tour went exactly as scheduled without any hiccups and delay. We never waited anywhere, starting from the pick up at Kochi Airport on 8/12/2015 to drop at Kochi Airport on 14/12/2015.
Also, We want to thank Jodhish for his assistance in Kochi.
A special thanks to our driver plus guide Bimal for his assistance throughout the trip. He did an outstanding, superb, wonderful job. I would like to thank his punctuality.
THANK YOU!!! THE TRAVEL PLANNER to make our honeymoon trip so special. I will definitely recommended my friends to go with THE TRAVEL PLANNER
Nilanjan & Anurupa
Just let you guys know that we are really impressed by the hospitality from your company. We had booked a package some time back for 5 people but had to return in the middle due to some emergency family problem. But whatever short duration we have spend with you it was really wonderful and all arrangements were very good. You were so accommodating for our special request, prompt in replying and even agreed for some refund was heart whelming. We have suggested your company only to our friends and relatives who are planning to visit Kerala in near future.
We couldn't have asked for anything
Dear Indian Tour Planners (Especially for Albert and Amrita) I would like to say that my Ooty kodaikonal trip from 28th December to 2 Jan 2016 was very pleasurable. Full marks to your team who took special care to make this trip memorable.
Thanks for the courtesy shown and I will recommend the same package to many of my friends and colleagues.
Thanks and Regards
Firstly I wolud like to say Thank you so much to you..I have experinced very very memorable moments during Kerla Trip...I started my Honeymoon trip on 09 Dec 2015 to 16 Dec 2015.During these days I was so happy.Whaterver services provided by you it was awesome.Specially Resorts in Munnar,House Boat and Poovar Island.I would like to give a small suggestion to you When you arrange a cab for the Tour please check it the etertainment facility in the cab it is my experince that I am from Maharashtra Pune,I would like to listen a Bollywood songs.During whole my trip I listen a Mallyalm song which was getting bore due to language problems.If you provide the entertainment facility in cab for the Other than Kerla people then it would be better for the client who choose the 'Travel Planners'.this is a small thing which I noticed during trip.Otherwise all facility and service was "The Best".once again thank you so much and best of luck to you for future services.
We are two families have made trip from 20th to 28th October for Kerala(Munnar, Cochin, Thekkady, Allepy, Kovalam) with Kanyakumari. It was a nice trip arranged by Sree Tours & Travels especially the response recieved form the owner Mr. Sreekumar. Hotels provided in all places as per our discussion. Hotels provided are Diwans Court in Cochin, C7 in Munnar, Bamboo Perriyar in Thekkeday, Gopi Niwas Grand in Kanyakumari, Jasmine Palace in Kovalam and finally Lake View Boat House in Alleppy.
Location point of view all hotels are near to Market and sea beach which is very attracting both for visit and marketing. Hospitality alongwith food are nice in all places. Especially hospitality and food provided in Houseboat is awasome, we are enjoying a lot.
Prior and proper planing was earlier pllaned by Tour opeator so that we visited all location in short duration and also we have purchased ticket online for boating in Perriyar Sanctuary in Thekkedy as suggested by Mr. Kumar so that we have not to face long qoue for ticket and saved the time.
Overall it was a nice trip within our budget which was properly arranged by the Tour operator. Specially thanks to Mr. Sree Kumar for nice and proper guidance and arrangement.
We suggest all to take option of Sree Tours & Travels for their trip.
I heard about Keralavoyages from an Indian friend who travelled with them a few years ago. So I directly contacted the director incoming tours George Scaria who is senior partner. The proccess of setting up the tour itinerary was very interactive. I had my ideas and questions which I brought forward to George and I was very well advised by him. He always reacted to my mails immediately. The tour took a full month and we, my wife and I with the driver, travelled through Karnataka, Kerala and Tamil Nadu starting in Mangalore and ending in Bangalore. Originally our plan was to fly out of Chennai but the exceptional situation with Chennai under water forced us to change plans. Also in this situation we felt very well taken care off. Another example of the excellent service was a deviation we took into the mountains to see a Hindu festival. One of the partners took a 3 hour train ride to the place to show us around and give us comfort in the crowd and afterwards went back to Kochi by train again. Travelling in a brand new Toyota Innova was very comfortable. We had a very safe driver, a very agreeable person. Travelling with him for one month was no issue at all. Hotel selection was very good. We stayed in beautiful places where we could really relax, i.e. the Vivanta by Taj in Madikeri, Orange County Kabini, Coconut Lagoon in Kumarakom, Chidambara Vilas in Chettinad. But also in other places we had the impression that hotels were the best available. In a number of places we had local tour guides. Maybe here is some potential for improvement. We prefer educated persons who do not bring a sermon learned by heart but can cater to the needs of the guests. We had that in a few places, in others not. Overall, we look back to our travel grateful and very satisfied and recommend Keralavoyages very heartly to all who want to see Southern India on an individual level.
A perfect planner guide, only the houseboat disappointed me as houseboat was not up to mark as expected, rest all hotels were very good as expected.
will defiantly suggest friends and others for travel planner. Driver was very good, Rajesh was week in English but get understand all the things.
thanks - hemant
The tour was very nicely planned and maanaged. I did not face any issues overall. They were very quick and promt in helping me decide and make a plan for my vacation. The travel guide was also very good. I would be highly recommending them to my friends and family....Rachin Gupta
I have a great pleasure in writing that I made no mistake in choosing DISCOVER KERALA HOLIDAYS as our tour operator.
We ( 4 middle aged adults) enjoyed our Kerala tour thoroughly from 20.11.15 to 30.11.15. Everything went smoothly as decided between us. The Driver ( Mr Suresh) was very punctual and polite,very soft at driving skills, above all is a very good guide too. Such people are assets to company as the success of tour wholly depends upon the driver. Our tour in Kerala was for a little longer period than usual. We visited right from Guruvayur, Athirapally, Munnar, Thekkady, Kovalam, Kumarakom, Kanyakumari, Alleppy and Cochin. In these 10 days, we enjoyed every minute and was very very happy with services of DKH. The route designing and important suggestions from Mr Manu of DKH was very appreciable. The hotels choosen by DKH at various places are very good in ambiences, food and cleanliness. (Especially at Kumarakom and Kovalam)
During all our stays in Kerala we always relied on the service of Kerala Voyages. We have the feeling that the managment and employees of the Company understand very well the needs of european Tourists. The selection of the hotels was always perfect. It is also important to mention that we got always really cautious drivers which made sure that we arrive save at the different locations. We are looking forward to our next stay in Kerala.
I didn't have the choice to select this tour operator as I booked my trip through a German one. Anyhow, I'm glad they work together with Kerala Voyages and next time I wouldn't hesitate to book directly with them. When you travel through foreign countries it is very important to have the right tour operator, one whose office is in the region and who has excellent knowledge about the area. Doesn't make sense to book a South-India tour with someone from Delhi or even Mumbai. I travelled in a group but always had the good feeling someone was looking after us. When I arrived a day earlier, they called me at the hotel to check whether everything was fine; when it didn't stop raining, they changed a dschungle walk into a jeep tour on short notice and when I was looking for a save transfer to my hotel at the end of the trip, it took them less than a day to organize one. Sure, that's there job but there are always different ways to do ones job and giving your guests the feeling that you care for them is a huge plus. I was lucky to get the chance to talk to George Scaria (one of the directors) when he met our group at Kochi and I'm sure, what ever unpleasant might happen on one of their tours, they'll be able and willing to find a solution.
We stayed at many different hotels during the tour, mostly 3* but also some 4*. None of them were very bad and often I had the feeling that the service at the 3* hotels maybe wasn't 100% perfect but more hearty and guest orientated than at the 4* hotels. My favourite ones were Ideal Beach Resort at Mahabalipuram (best food on the whole tour), Whispering Palm at Kumarakom (situated next to the backwaters with a nice garden), Gateway Hotel at Upper Coonoor (heritage feeling, huge rooms with fire place) and Hoysala Village Resort at Hassan. Not to mention our houseboat from Evergreen, which really was more luxury as I had expected with a friendly crew and a good chef.
I would have liked a bigger bus to have less problems storing the luggage every morning and to avoid rotating. That always causes some trouble, especially when some people don't do it the right way or even refuse rotating at all. I would also have appreciated some more photo stops, especially during those long driving days. However, there is nothing to complain about our bus driver. He did a really good job to offer us a save trip.
Summarising: if you are looking for a tour operator to travel Southern India, go with Kerala Voyages, You'll be in very very good hands.
I was started my tour 4 dec to 10 dec
All The rooms, hotels, food provided at all of your destinations made our trip so memorable.
If we wish to visit Kerala again, that would be definitely through TTP and would recommend TTP for our friends and families.
We would specially like to thank Mr. vishnu who was driving us throughout our trip, please convey our thanks and wishes to him and also to all of your staffs and chefs who served us with a great manner
The Travel Planners organised an exciting 28 day tailor-made holiday in Tamil Nadu and Kerala for us starting in Chennai and finishing in Cochin which was a brilliant adventure. Santhosh the travel executive was professional, efficient and responded quickly to all requests when planning our bespoke tour. The hotels chosen were excellent and comfortable. Although the ‘homestay’ experience was enjoyable the bedroom had cleanliness issues.
Santhosh the driver was truly fantastic. He had our welfare at heart, drove carefully, offered advice where he felt it was appropriate and included extra experiences beyond our itinerary which made our holiday even more memorable.
On reflection we would have preferred to avoid suggested tourist shops where the high pressure sales effort of the shop keepers is unpleasant.
We would recommend the Travel Planners tour company to friends who are considering visiting Kerala in the future as they provide very good value for money holidays.
Our tour was very well organised and we learned so much about the culture day by day. Our hotels were chosen with great care. Our driver was excellent and a wonderful support. Manu greeted us each morning with a lovely smile and knew exactly what we should be doing. His driving was very good and safe and the cars were comfortable. We would not hesitate to recommend Kerala Voyagers to our firends and colleagues.
Alton Convent School was founded by the Sisters of Our Lady of Providence, an order which has houses all around the world including Varanasi in Northern India where our Sixth Form travels bi-annually. Peter Damian of ImagesIndia was recommended by the Sisters as a reliable and honest tour operator. We found him to be most accommodating and helpful in the planning of our 3 week trip. He was always on call to answer our queries and remained in contact with us for our entire trip. He arranged for us to have a wide range of Indian experiences and ensured we saw as many of the iconic sights as possible. He is currently organising our next visit and we highly recommend him.
Me and my wife would like to thank Mr Albert of ITP Tourism Managers Pvt Ltd, Kerala, for planning our tour, for all the fine arrangements and for his personal care during our tour. Everything was seamless from the start. We had a great time and a memorable holiday because of him. The hotels and the houseboat (Alleppey) were good. Driver was friendly and reliable. I would suggest him and his agency to my relatives and friends if they plan to visit Kerala.
Please keep up the good work and thank you once again.
It was an awesome trip to Kerala through The Travel Planners.
The rooms, hotels, food provided at all of your destinations made our trip so memorable.
If we wish to visit Kerala again, that would be definitely through TTP and would recommend TTP for our friends and families.
We would specially like to thank Mr. James who was driving us throughout our trip, please convey our thanks and wishes to him and also to all of your staffs and chefs who served us with a great manner.
Thanks again for everything.
Amazing tours operators. All the hotels recommended were good. The whole trip was well planned and Sree Kumar himself confirmed that things are well in place at every stage throughout the trip. Driver was also reliable and good. Best experience was the Houseboat "Maniyara" owned by Srees themselves. Thank you for making our honeymoon trip memorable. Looking forward to travel with you guys again.
We spent 5 weeks travelling the length and breadth of India, on a tight budget, as part of Caitlin's gap year. Peter Damian was highly recommended to us and he did not disappoint. He arranged an amazing and varied itinery, constantly tweaking destinations and hotels at my request. We travelled from Assam in the north east to Kerala in the south west, passing through Mumbai, Kolkatta, Delhi, Udaipur, Chennai, Madurai and Kochi. We travelled on trains (including a 36 hour cross country trip), on planes and in private cars. We had an elephant safai in Kazaranga and a traditional landrover one in Ranthambore, a speed boat trip on Lake Pichola and a relaxing overnight stay in a private house boat on the Keralan Backwaters. We stayed in eco lodges, homestays, fairly basic hotels and the also the occasional upgrade to more luxurious ones. We had great guides and drivers who not only ensured we visited the usual tourist sites but took us to traditional, non touristy restaurants and bazaars. They met us at airports and deposited us at train stations ensuring we got on the right carriage. Peter regularly checked in with us by phone to ensure there were no problems but our whole trip was incident free. I would definitely recommend Peter Damian and his team if you are planning a trip to India and I would use him again if I ever get a chance to return.
Having been to Kerela twice on standard tours, we decided we wanted to do something different this time. We asked Peter to organise a tour for us with 'local' stays and different activities, together with some of the 'must dos' such as a houseboat (the best one we have stayed on). Peter organised a superb tour, with stays at some wonderful homestays, local cookery lesson, canal boat trip, cycling etc. We had a brilliant driver. At every destination Peter was on the phone to check everything was ok. We will definitely use Peter again, the question now is North India, Sri Lanka or Kerela....or maybe all three!
My first travel to India was a perfet 25th wedding aniversary with a friendly driver from the beginning to the end. My husband and I really enjoyed, and we want to go back again! Thank you Peter and all other members. If you are looking for a perfect one, ask Peter, he is so reliable and friendly.
We went to our honeymoon on Nov. 2015 to Kerala.. everything was so perfect.. Mr. Sreekumar arranged and managed everything from deciding our honeymoon destination to houseboat where we will stay so perfectly and beautifully. Hotels, houseboat and resorts arranged by him were amazing and the view from our hotel and resort was breathtakingly beautiful and special surprise was Kanyakumari, that was super fun. The driver, Mr. Joby, was very humble and had great sense of responsibility and have great knowledge of Kerala. He took us to very good restaurants. Full points for him. Overall Kerala was amazing experience. Its a must visit place for honeymooners.
We went to our honeymoon on Nov. 2015 to Kerala.. everything was so perfect.. our tour planner "www.thetourplanners.com" arranged and managed everything from deciding our honeymoon destination to houseboat where we will stay so perfectly and beautifully. Hotels, houseboat and resorts arranged by www.thetourplanners.com were amazing and the view from our hotel and resort was breathtakingly beautiful And special surprise was Kanyakumari, that was super fun. Overall kerala was amazing experience. Its a must visit place for honeymooners.
Our tour was very well tailored to our specifications, regarding both general design and practical aspects of transport, basic guiding, accomodation and meals. The tour organiser was also highly responsive to changes in dates and places to visit. In particular, we would like to mention Ecotones near Munnar as an outstanding site - peaceful, friendly reception, exquisite food plus a conscious policy vis-à-vis environment and involvement of the local community.
First of all let me thanks to Mr vimod mohan and your team for organising such a wonderful trip for us. We are very happy with your management. We were in Kerala from 03/11/15 to 10/11/15 .From our pick up @ trivendrum to drop at Cochin was very very comfortable journey. From the selection of hotels and House boat to the upgrade of car ,everything were perfect. Mr.Prasad ,a good driver,guide and toogood person. Overall we thoroughly enjoyed our trip. We would definitely like to recommend tourasia to our friends and family members
We have travelled to India a couple of times with formal groups but this time thought we would like to see areas of India not necessarily on the tourist trail. We had met Peter Damien from ImagesIndia when he had been involved with a previous trip to Kerala, so approached him directly to put together a trip of a lifetime in Northern India. He presented us with an imaginative programme, arranged every moment of our trip - drivers, guides, hotels, transport and we were able to travel at our own pace not with a big group. Everyone we met or came into touch with had been fully briefed by Peter to ensure that we saw the very best of every destination.l It was the best organised holiday I have ever had - Peter was professional and really knew his stuff! He checked in by phone with us at every destination and could not have been more helpful, a true professional. He is an impossible act to follow - we'll have to go back to India!
Keep it up.
I travelled with my wife for 6 days in Kerala. Such a nice trip and safe trip too. Mr.Unni Krishnan did a good arrangement for us. Good transportation with good driver. Nice hotel been arranged for us and food also really nice. He personally call and check on us. I highly recommend this tour agent if you are planning for holiday in india.
Thank you so much Mr.Unni krishnan.
Thank you very much also for Mr.Ganapathy did the arrangment from Malaysia for us.
I was looking for a private luxury safari to Masai Mara. I sent requests to different companies and Jamboree Africa Safaris stood out as a serious operator. The price was reasonable. The booking process was perfect, all my questions well answered. The jeeps were comfortable, and true to the name, it was one on one as I took close range awesome pictures. It was an awesome time. Great service and friendly people. I’ll be back for a longer period. Thanks guys.
I was on a holiday tour and the tour was awesome and price worth. The driver cum guide was also provided who guided us to the places worth visiting. He was also very kind and the tour operator which I choose was also very caring from the very beginning reaching there upto my departure from the place. It was a nice experince.
I travel with 20 family member for 10 days.Very good arrangement by Mr.Unni krisnan.We were given good hotels.He personally call and check on us.I highly.recommend this tour agent if you are looking forward for holiday in india.Thank you so much Mr.Unni krisnan.
First let me Thank you Tourasia &team for organising such a wonderful tour for us. & also thanks to Mr.Vimod to gave us great welcome on our cochin arrival with welcome gift as a token of love from Tourasia & team.
We four of us have enjoyed a tour a lot.( Kerala 6 days )
We had a great time when we were on tour , everything was planned well. Our hotels were good i.e. worth the price and convenient to travel.Hotels and Itinerary suggested by you is really very nice which fullfiled our travel requirement.
Cherry on cake was our driver Mr Anoop. he accommodating us always on his toes to help us. As we were only 4 womens travelling he took our topmost care. He is knowledgeable and to say the least very generous, courteous and efficient. Though there is Strike in Munnar he ensured that we should cover maximum of sightseeing with safely.
One point needs to be highlighted of Mr.Anoop that, when he came to know it was my (Pallavi) birthday he prepared bouquet on his own and gifted it to me which was unexpected and we really appreciate it. And also thanks to Mr. vimod for his birthday wish cal when i was on tour.
We would definitely recommend Tour Asia to our friends & relatives too.
Looking forward to enjoy your hospitality in the future again.
Dear Team Tour Asia,
Thank You ! for the Lovely Vacation we had in Kerala.
Indeed Tour Asia is 'For responsible Tour Service'.
We were in Kerala from 22/10/2015 - 27/10/2015.
From our arrival to our drop @ Ernakulum Junction it was a comfortable journey.
Basically I gifted this vacation to my parents and guess what, Tour Asia took care of each and every thing.
For these 6 Days and 5 Nights we did not think for a while to take care of ourselves as Tour Asia was there for us.
From the hotel selection to the Car upgrade everything was too perfect.
Our Driver Mr. Anup was really a nice person he took us to some of the best eateries and what I can say about his driving skills in the valley of Munnar. It was AWESOME.
He suggested us where to have the traditional Kerala Meal and where to have the Non-Veg delicacies.
The places in our itinerary was very nicely organized.
When we get back to Nagpur, we realized that one of our baggage got misplaced somewhere in Kerala.
Tour Asia got our missing luggage and now they are sending us the same.
Hence, it was a blissful experience for us with Tour Asia.
Lots of Love,
I had 5 day very nice honeymoon in Kerela in the mid of July this year. Right from the arrival to departure, we experienced a wonderful hospitality and leisure. Starting from Cochin to Munnar it was a memmorable ride along the lush green hills, tea estates and cardamom plantations, felt so pleasent, soothing and close to nature. Found Munnar to be a best place to spent time with my soulmate on top hills among clouds. Our stay at the The Green Woods resort was also amazing at Thekaddy. On the last day, Alleppy back waters on house boat was also unforgetable experince. Accommodation, food, travel, sight seeing, tour guide everything was excellent. We really enjoyed a lot throughout the trip. It was worth spending, a value for money. I extend by best wishes to of "THE TRAVEL PLANNERS' team for making our trip an everlasting experince and highlyrecommend for couples who want to spent a quality time togather.
I was on my honeymoon. And it was money for worth. Good planning, nice hotels and a humble and knowledgeable driver cum guide. We loved the experience.
One word i want to say about my trip with travel planners is "VALUE FOR MONEY" . We had a family trip and it was fantastic. Very good memorable trip. Trip was very well organized and all the accomodation was awesome and very good ambience. Trip was very well planned. Great transportation with a driver . You will get a personal car with a driver . Driver is the guide . Great places . I would recommend everyone to book travel planners for any kind of trip to Kerala.
Thank you Mr.Unnikrishanan and team for oragnizing such a wonderful trip for my family in Kerala recently. We will surely recommend Jai Maruti Holidays to friends.
I was in Cochin for a 7D6N trip and we had a wonderful moment.. Jai Maruthi Holidays took good care of us from day one till the end.. The driver cum guide was excellent and knowledgable.. We highly recommend Jai Maruthi Holidays.. Thank you Mr.Unnikrishnan
Overall experience was good. Unfortunately we had our train late by 8 hours so we missed our very first day of our tour. We had planned for 4 days of which first was missed. It was not "Travel Planner's" fault but I would like to give a suggestion that if something like this might happen they should try to arrange schedule by next day by taking some charges or by making some adjustments. Hotels were good, Vehicle & driver were good; Drivers should be trained for basic hindi.
My family and I had the most incredible holiday in Kerala. Ina nutshell we were made to feel at home the minute we met our tour guide. Kerala Voyages as uncanny way of making you feel like family as apposed to tourists.
We agreed an itinerary with George from Kerala which had everything for teenagers to adults. The choice of hotels, many of which were CGH hotels were simply wonderful and the top it off was the trip to Munnar, an old hill station and the houseboat on the backwaters of Kerala.
Our guide was amazing, hospitable and very knowledgeable - we can't wait to go again.
It was real value for money.Covered nearly all possible holiday location in Kerala.The hotels provided were slightly below the expectations otherwise the entire tour was well planned and organised.The only cons was the Daily 3-4 hours travel to reach different locations, otherwise was the best Holiday.
From the first day to the end i can just say the travel planners are value for money . Honeymoon tour was so well organised. I hail from Srinagar kashmir so to admire the beauty of kerala travel planners had to make a plan that would impress me. Noce execution of the plan. Good hotels . Great transportation with a driver . You will get a personal car with a driver . Driver is the guide . Great places . I would recommend everyone to book travel planners for there honeymoon trip if they r coming to kerela .
Yesterday I finished an 11-day trip around Kerala. I spent awesome time there with my parents. But I need to admit a huge thanks goes to Nickle - our perfect driver who was not only driving a car but also explaning to us many cultural differences, focusing us on each even small detail and also accompanied on some trips what helped us to understand better Indian culture and get closer to beautiful nature. The hotels arranged by Mrs Sajitha and her team had really high quality and very professional service. In each place fe Thekkady we had a variety of avalaible and additional entertainments like a visit in an ayurvedic garden, an ayurvedic massage or an elephant ride and even the elephant shower! :) Each place was different but everywhere the atmosphere was same perfect. Thank you The Travel Planners for our amazing holidays. For my parents it was second time with you in Kerala. But I do hope we can do it one more time.
I had to plan for my Honeymoon immediately after my marriage. The experience was very nice from start of planning. I chose TTP by seeing the review comments and their offers. Dhanish from TTP was helping and coordinating like a friend. He would even take call at night to answer my queries. I was tensed since it was a honeymoon trip and I did not want a bad experience. But it turned out to be a fabulous experience. When we reached there, cab was waiting for us and we came to TTP office where we paid the rest of the balance (we paid few in advance). Then we were assigned a cab and went to Munnar and stayed in one of the best hotels I have ever spent. I actually wan not getting this hotel in the tour package but Dhanish was helpful enough to book this for us with a few hundred extra bucks. But it was worth staying there. Next we spent a night in Houseboat. There were 2 persons who were really courteous and very helpful & caring. Then we came to Kochi and stayed there in TTP's hotel only (Villa Romantica) and also had our Pool side Candle Light Dinner. The arrangement was very nice.
Tour Guide was also very courteous and helpful. He showed us everything he could in this small time period.
Overall it was a lovely trip to remember. If I come to Kerala for another trip, TTP would be the one who would arrange that. I even recommended all my friends to use TTP when they can for Kerala tours.
Nahas Shams of Oriental Tours did a wonderful job of arranging a tour of Rajasthan for 3 friends and myself. It was a 10 day tour and involved time in Delhi, Jodphur, Udaipur, Bundi, and Jaipur, with a whistlestop visit to Agra before returning to Delhi in time for our flights back to the UK. We asked him to arrange all aspects of the tour, hotels, overnight trains, transport, driver and guides. It could not have gone more smoothly. At each city we were met by smiling, polite representatives from the city office. They assured of us of all arrangements and also answered any questions we had of ongoing plans. Our guides in each city escorted us to the the sights and gave us in depth information. They were patient with our frequent 'shopping' stops and also mindful of our need to have frequent refreshments and comfort stops - it was pretty hot! Our driver and his helper were the same throughout - driving us carefully and safely to each hotel. They were friendly and helpful and did their best to make our long drives as comfortable as possible. Nahas made contact with us soon after arrival to make sure all was well and we also received a courtesy call from the Delhi office later on during our trip, At no time did we feel 'on our own'. It was wonderful to have the freedom of a tour that was not 'escorted' 24/7, but to know that we could contact Nahas or one of the city representatives at any time should we need to.
Planning and organising the tour could not have been easier. I did quite a bit of homework myself so I knew where I wanted to go and where we wanted to stay. Nahas and his team made all the arrangements as required and were more than happy to make suggestions when I asked. Everytime I emailed with details or changes, Nahas was quick to reply and the arrangements were updated. Payment was swift and easy and it was only up to us to arrange our flight tickets and visas. For a time I was nervous that all this was done on-line and would it work out ok, but just before we departed Nahas gave me a full itinerary, complete with phone contacts, names etc. This reassured me. It didn't take me long after my arrival in Delhi to feel confident that everything would work out to plan.
Thank you Nahas and your team. We had a wonderful holiday and we are looking forward to returning. My friends want to go to Varanasi and Ajanta Caves - maybe next year - we will have to save up first!
This year's tour was fantastic again.
Great hotels, the best guides and a new bus with a very friendly driver.
Thank you very much to George Scaria for the perfect organization.
It was our honeymoon trip, and it was fabulous tour. Very well managed by the travel planners. Everyone was really polite and courteous. Really enjoyed our trip. I would recommend Travel Planners to everyone who wish to visit kerala.
I am happy to speak out about my trip to Delhi - Jaipur - Agra With Great Escapes tour operators.The trip was a really good experience for us and Great Escapes was there for our needs at all times. My 6 days trip was organised by Mrs. Binu Thomas . We are planning to go for our next trip with Great Escapes for our next hoildays.. .. I highly recomed Great Escapes to everyone...
I am excited to share my experience with Srees Tours & Travel who organized our trip to Kerala in 2011.
It was my first visit to kerala and we were two couples. As we were travelling with women, our main requirement was better place to stay and safe travelling. We personally requested them to include places like hill stations, backwater, and seashore and only vegetarian food.
Srees tours provided a customized Kerala tour package that not only included given requirement but also added extra comfort in our trip. It was 7 days of trip, in which we explored below places:
Munnar: We enjoyed exploring this hill station in Kerala and visited various places and tea museum.
Kumarakom: We stayed one full day in house boat in backwater. This was an amazing experience. Nice accommodation and wonderful services.
Kovalam and Poovar Island: one of the longest beaches in Asia. We stayed in UDS (Udaya Samudra) resort and our accommodation was just across the seashore. We really enjoyed sea view from our balcony.
In short, entire trip was very well organized and we enjoyed itinerary, food and the precious time we spent together.
Thank you very much Srees Tours and Travels for arranging such a wonderful tour to Kerala.
It was really good experience.
We had good time.
I never thought of India as green, lush, relaxed and inviting. Kerala is just this and so much more.
If you haven't experienced an Ayurveda massage, cruised the backwaters, tasted the spices from Thekkady, drunk tea from Munnar, then you haven't experienced the best India has to offer.
We spent 7 nights touring the South with Chalukya Grace Tours and couldn't be more thankful to Janeesh and co who organised our renewable trip
I have travelled more than five times with Kerala Voyages. The service is amazing - for a very reasonable price. I got the best tipps how to travel around, which hotels to use and what to take care of. Especially the incoming tour director, Mr. George Scaria, is giving a personalized attention to every customer. One can really rely on the information given, on the quality of the itinarary and security when travelling with Kerala Voyages. If there is an unplanned situation - like delayed flights or lost baggage - Kerala Voyages won´t hesitate to help and find the best and easiest solution for the guest.
I had a very nice trip with great support from airport, during the car trip and to the airport. Nice hospitality and good knowledge of local information made me want to go back to Kerala again soon. Thank you so much!
Everything was more than excellent, much more tha expected.
My daughter and I spent our Easter holidays in Tamil Nadu, living a rich and interesting tour that was specifically modelled on my personal requests, studied to let me see all that I wished to. Tamil Nadu is enchanting, but surelly it was also the perfect organization of the tour which made us feel the best of it!!! Visits and transfers were conviniently organized in order not to be stressful but really enjoyable, the hotels welcoming, clean and peculiarly Indian-style... I'm absolutly looking forward to coming back to India and have enother tour planned with Kerala Voyages!!! At the end of that holiday I felt like having new and reliable friends at Kerala Voyages, that's the reason why in a few months I hope to go back to india and join one of the lovely tours they organize in Karnataka!!! Thanks to everybody...