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All the hosts at the different accommodation went out of their way to make us feel welcome. At Nelpura Mr Chacko took us round his paddy fields; at Kayal they arranged a Kathakali performance; at Chera Rocks we were taken to see Theyyam and then invited into a home for a festival meal. These experiences help to make our holiday very special!
Robert and Mairi Harris
The whole holiday was amazing. We were very pleased we booked 2 nights on the Kerala Houseboat - this gave us the chance to get away from the busy waterways and into the narrow canals and really see life. The overall holiday was excellent! Our original plans were to book on a small group holiday but we found travelling on our own with a driver was a good experience that we would like to repeat. The drivers were supportive and thoughtful but not intrusive. Our hosts at the homestays were welcoming and informative.
Caroline booked her holiday (Kerala Budget Holiday) through Responsible Travel and her full report can be found on that site.
Absolutely everything was FANTASTIC ! Everyone was friendly, helpful and went out of their way to make sure we had a holiday of a lifetime. The itinerary was prefect for an introduction to Kerala; the accommodation was superb, the food delicious and all activities were interesting and worthwhile.
Kate booked her holiday (Kerala Luxury Holiday) through Responsible Travel and her full report can be found on that site.
We had a lovely trip. Beach Gate Bungalows - this was a little oasis. I loved Cochin and found it very interesting. I enjoyed the Kathakali performance more than I expected. The Good Earth Rice Barge was my choice and not one you promote. The boat was VERY basic, but it was clean and the three crew were delightful. We had a lovely three days cruising the backwaters. Aakriti Homestay - what excellent hosts the Kumars are. Our three days here were excellent. KAAV Safari Lodge - we loved our tents!!! They were so comfortable and on their own away from the main building. The manager - PK is superb. He is quiet, gentle and runs a really tight ship. Amaryllis - we probably had the best view from our three house – the lower one. The food was excellent – and Victor and Jini are great hosts. Chera Rocks Beach House - the rooms were fairly basic, but lovely hot showers and were right on the beach.
So that’s a run down on our holiday. As you can see it was a great success. Thank you for organising it for us.
I would just like to echo Alli’s comments about our truly wonderful holiday. We were looked after from beginning to end by so many lovely people, saw so many wonderful things, and enjoyed the magic of India once again. Thank you so much.
Hilly and Andrew Noble
Thank you for such a well written and comprehensive set of documents to send us on our way. Your care is much appreciated. We will recommend you to anyone.
We're safely back from our second trip to Kerala (the previous one was in 2006). Companion Holidays (the local agent) was obviously doing things efficiently in the background. The drivers were all careful, polite and pleasant. Brunton Boatyard and Coconut Lagoon - the same perfection as on our previous visit.
This was our first self-guided India holiday - no detailed timetable, no early mornings to go to temples etc- and it worked perfectly. After six visits to India, we had the confidence to get around and see what we wanted at our own pace - having luxury accommodation to fall back on helped! A great trip, thanks. As always, we said to ourselves that it would be our last to India, but who knows........
Helen and John Richardson
Nothing went wrong – what more can I say? I cannot praise your people enough. It all worked like clockwork. Thanks very much.
The best holiday yet in this beautiful country. You have excelled yourselves and we shall look forward to returning again with you next year. Thank you so much.
Brian and Jackie Boulton
Ben and I just wanted to say a HUGE thank you for a fabulous trip to Kerala, it was so relaxed, the people were lovely and the trip ran without a hiccup! Thank you so much for organising our trip we are already plotting our next to north India so will definitely be in touch once we’ve saved up enough to go back!
Ben and Emma
We have been using Kerala Connections since 2006 – was our 7th trip - they have all been excellent but somehow they always seem to still get even better from the initial planning, the booking and support from Companion Holidays (their partner in India) whilst in India. We look forward to planning our next trip with you.