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Fifth Trip

Can't believe this was our fifth trip with you and, as ever, it was organised perfectly.  The Dharavi Slum tour was a real eye-opener, and worth the price. Our guide was really excellent and the work they do there is truly laudable. We would highly recommend it.  The toy train ride to Ooty was fabulous.  Our driver Shibu remains the nicest man, and best driver, ever. He always makes the whole trip enjoyable, safe and huge fun. His attention to our needs is second to none and his time-keeping and professionalism deserve the highest praise. Thank heavens we booked early enough to ensure we had him!   Hopefully, we'll be in touch a bit later in the year to book another marvellous trip.

Lucinda Martin

A Huge Thank You

Just wanted to say a huge thank you for our amazing holiday.  The arrangements were perfect... I really couldn’t fault it.  We were extra spoilt by having the very best driver - Wilson - who was a gem and the envy of everyone we met.  Secret Garden was lovely, an oasis in the middle of tiny lanes.  Purity and the houseboat ....first class!  The right amount of time at each.  The Gateway finished the holiday in a relaxing way.  All in all you can see it was really good. We especially liked the booklet - the best I’ve ever had from any travel company.

A huge thank you.

Joan Griffiths

Tribal Villages

We enjoyed our trip to Kolkata and Orissa. We stopped quite frequently at various tribal villages – we were impressed by their ingenuity and cleanliness. My memory of visiting similar villages years ago, was that they smelled of the open sewer running through the centre of the village. No more.  Each family has its’ own loo courtesy of the Indian Government and they use it too.  The Hotels in this part of the trip were pretty basic.

Jacqueline and Peter Jonas

Mr and Mrs Jonas (regular customers of ours) did an interesting trip visiting the tribal areas of Orissa. 

The Best Yet

Our third holiday in Kerala with you and the best yet. Everything went smoothly and we were more than happy with the variety of accommodation and the friendliness of the people we met. As always we were grateful for the advice and help given in planning the holiday.

Our third visit and impossible to find fault with Dewalokam. Sinta and family were, as always, helpful in every way.

We loved Marari Villas and the couple who ran it. They had done everything possible to overcome recent problems with the cyclone and we didn’t feel disadvantaged in any way. Would recommend the resort to others.

Gary - could you suggest an outline of a trip to Northern India to include the Taj Mahal and Rajasthan? We feel we should try a different experience although it would be hard not to go back to Kerala!

Sheila and Geoff Rapley

Rate 5 stars

The backwaters Cruise and birding at Thattekkad were the most memorable parts of the holiday.  I recommend spending at least 2 nights on houseboat.  I rate this holiday as 5 stars (excellent) - Kerala Connections were very helpful.

Richard Greenwood

Richard booked the Kerala Homestay Tour through Responsible Travel.


Extremely Helpful

We found Daniel and Jerry extremely helpful and attentive throughout.  The calibre of the Companion Holidays drivers (Joe and Shibu) was way above those we used elsewhere.  They looked after the vehicles beautifully, drove safely and were very companionable and looked after us well.

Jo & Roger Taylor

Excellent Drivers

The local agent was very efficient service with excellent drivers.  Our three drivers were very different but all kind, knowledgeable and approachable.  Overall a wonderful holiday – thank you.

Andrew Hodge & Judy Flounders

Enjoyed every minute

Joe (our driver) was very informative and always arrived on time. He was very thoughtful and listened to our interests. For example I wanted to look at fabrics and he took us to a fabulous fabric Printing establishment employing people with special needs whose parents work on the tea plantations in Munnar. This was the highlight of my trip to India! We were also very grateful that he took us to clean cafes and restaurants! Our fear was becoming ill on the trip but we were fine. Dewalokam was a highlight of our trip- we loved this experience!  Spice Village was fabulous; the houseboat a wonderful experience.

The holiday went like clockwork and we enjoyed every minute. Thank you Kerala Connections for your ultra professional service- we will and have recommend you to friends!

Judith Crawford

Very relaxed

All drivers were very friendly, punctual and attentive.  Nelpura Homestay - lovely food. Very welcoming and relaxing. Comfortable.  Francis Residence - very welcoming. Outstanding food. Houseboat - Unobtrusive. Very welcoming. Relaxed.  Periyar Villa - Lovely. Very clean and comfortable. So friendly. Dewalokam - more than outstanding in every respect. Paradise.

Everything was lovely. Very relaxed. No stress. Looked after so well. Immersed in Kerala and everything it has to offer. Lovely people.

Neil Hamer

Highly Recommended

A big thank you for all your help with our recent holiday.  We had a really great trip and very much appreciated your help with the itinerary and hotels.  I could not have envisaged how bad and therefore slow some of the roads were – the small and therefore more interesting roads were dreadful, made worse by the recent cyclone.  Our toy train journey to Ooty was great fun and brought back lots of memories.  We found your inclusion on the hotels tipping policy invaluable.  Your personal service and speed of response, especially at a late stage, was superb.  Highly recommended and would most certainly come to you again (if you're have us).  We have already recommended you to friends.

Vivien Davey