I would recommend using this firm for organising holidays. Their specialised expertise, which in our case was Kerala, is invaluable especially for first time travellers to that area. We were helped and advised on our visa applications and through the holiday we had several calls to ask if everything was going well and if there were any problems. We hope to use this firm again as we had a fantastic holiday in Kerala.
We had a fantastic road trip in South India during February and March 2014. Kereala Travel Centre worked with us to organise the itinerary. Everything worked really well on the tour. The car was very comfortable, our driver was amazing, he kept us safe on long journeys, was friendly, informative and helpful and ensured we got to know India. The accommodation was also very good and our guides were also good. We .also like the fact that the company kept in touch with us throughout the holiday. As we were celebrating out 10th anniversary KTC had organised a special meal for us and the staff at the hotel also decorate our room. A fantastic trip.. .
We always recommend Kerala Travel Centre to our friends who are considering a holiday to Kerala, or to any part of India. Their service is second to none and they will work with you to ensure that your chosen holiday is perfect in every detail. Once in India you are provided with a 24/7 telephone number for any queries, and should for example, an internal flight time be changed - they will telephone you to explain, and rearrange transfers to and from the airport. In addition to India they now arrange holidays to Sri Lanka, Burma, Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos - we recommend you take a look at the web-site www.globetravelcentre.com
I have no hesitation in recommending the Kerala Travel Centre. The tour was impeccably organised, the hotels they picked were excellent and Johnson, our driver, was unfailingly good as were the local guides as we toured around Kerala. We had a limited time for the holiday and they really helped us make the most of it.
We couldn't find what we were looking for in a package deal as we had already visitied Sri Lanka for a holiday before and had visited a lot of the tourist areas. However, we loved the country so much we wanted to go back and visit what we did not have a chance to experience on a previous visit. The Kerela/Sri Lanka Travel Centre listened to what we needed, then put the whole itinerary together both for the Sri Lanka part of the holiday and the second part in the Maldives. We had a driver for 9 days who was knowledgeable, polite and totally reliable. We will definitely use the Kerela/Sri lanka travel Centre to book our next holidays in Sri Lanka and Kerela in the future - we can't recommend them highly enough.
We travelled in a group of four with two of our friends and had a truly wonderful experience in a country that made us very welcome. The trip was tailored for us from start to finish by Kerala Travel Centre giving us choices of where to stay and we found all of the to be of a high standard.Our chauffeur was a local lad and he was very attentive and took us to some parts of Kerala that ready made tours would probably miss out. We were introduced to many local people, some in their homes, and everywhere we went we were made to feel special. The festivals are fantastic and shouldn't be missed - elephants, fireworks, food and fun. Our riceboat journey was really enjoyable and we would recommend that two nights aboard really should be a minimum stay to take in most of the high spots on the waterways. Many, many more experiences on this trip made it a holiday to remember, for all of the right reasons, and our thanks must go to Kerala Travel Centre for organising it so professionally.
Kerala is easily the most beautiful country I have ever been to. I have travelled widely, and love the Far East in particular. But Kerala is outstanding. The people are friendly and warm. The food is excellent. Our accommodation was in each case very good - particularly The Coconut Lagoon, which was extraordinary and very welcoming. I would love to go back to Kerala - and would thoroughly recommend the Kerala Travel Centre to anyone thinking of visiting.
One of the best holidays ever. We had a whole month in Karnataka and the northern part of Kerala. The itinerary incorporated wildlife safaris, hill stations & little trains , tea and spice plantations, palaces, temples and cultural peformances, a houseboat on the backwaters and a final five days at a beach resort. Throughout, we stayed in very individual, character hotels and - best of all - at four glorious private homestay properties, These were what made the holiday really special. The accommodations were all lovely, we learnt a lot about the families and their lives and the home cooking was superb - much better than the rather standardised fare in hotels and restaurants. We were treated like family guests. At one, we dined with the new regional police chief, at another we canoed on the lake and had a fantastic evening at the sixtieth birthday party of our host and enjoyed meeting his charming friends and famiy. Elsewhere, we were taken all around the area which included homes of several craftsmen, a school, a village breakfast and a huge religious festival with elephants and drummers. So very many memorable moments. Our lovely driver/guide and the service throughout were fantastic. We can unreservedly recommend Kerala Travel Centre. AND we had a quote for the identical itinerary from another company; Kerala Travel came in substantially less expensive! What more could you ask.
Fantastic holiday in Kerala organised perfectly. No problems at all with arrangements. All hotels although very different were wonderful and as described, well worth paying for the deluxe tour. Our driver, Biju picked us up from our first hotel the following morning and stayed with us for 10 days. He was smart, polite but friendly, always on time and spoke excellent English, which was a bonus as we were told by others using different companies that their drivers English was not so good. Half way through our holiday I became unwell and the driver was very quick to respond and got me to the nearest hospital where he dealt with everything for us & I was treated immediately.This could have ruined our holiday but when we arrived at our next destination he suggested changing our itinery so we would not miss out on any tours and I could recuperate before carrying on further. This efficiency impressed us and we did not miss out on a single tour.The drivers are obviously very well trained. Had we been on a group tour it would have posed many more problems. Without a doubt would definately use this company again.
If ever you are thinking of travelling to india the best company to travel with is Kerala Travel Centre they are truly the best. We could not have been looked after any better. The drivers and guides really are kind knowledgeable and nothing is too much trouble
our first trip to india and involved a number of hotel changes during the trip, and a night on a house boat, before five nights on the beach, all the hotels were first class, and the attention to detail made the difference, my wife food allergy is sometime a worry, but always the staff and on two occassion the chef personnally came to talk us through the menu, the food was great ??
our guide drivers were friendly and proffessional and the cars comfortable.
dont miss the massages and treatment they are superb and good value
Kerala travel has enabled us to have three wonderful holidays in India and Sri Lanka. We like the fact that they are based in India and know the area well and can offer sound advice based on local knowledge. We also enjoyed the flexibility they offer on individual tours. The accommodation on their list would suit the majority of travellers needs and tastes. They have some especially good small home stays and guest houses that give one the opportunity to get off the beaten track and enjoy some wonderful hospitality. We would thoroughly recommend Kerala Travel and its associates to arrange a visit to India .
Visited Kerala in Dec 2012 having booked everything through KTC. Found the team very easy to do business with, they understood what we wanted and were very knowledgeable about the area. Our driver was excellent and very friendly as was the welcome host at our first stop. We had a fantastic trip and using KTC made that a lot less stressful as there was always support when you needed it - when travelling with family, that always helps. Couple of minor niggles: (i) the paperwork stated the driver was available if wanted during unplanned periods but he didn't seem to be (ii) one of the hotels was not quite as expected (lack of bar etc) but then we did go for the "economy" tour and the rooms and views were fine. Overall, would definitely recommend KTC to anyone looking at a trip to this area - particularly if constrained by budget / time as we had spent days trying to plan our own trip before we found these guys and they made it very easy in the end!
We have booked five holidays with Kerala travel Centre. Each one has been excellent, and this is due in the main to the service we have received which in our opinion could not be bettered! We have put our own itinerary together and have left hotel bookings, travel etc to the agents to arrange. I think that one of the reasons for the success of Kerala Travel is that the agents are based in India and therefore are extremely knowledgeable about the the different holidays they book for their clients.There is always a local agent on hand in the rare event of there being any problems. An excellent company that I would have no hesitation in recommending for a holiday in India.
Had wanted to visit Kerala for sometime and was lucky enough to see them at the travel show in London. My friend was a little unsure (she was not with me at the exhibition anyway) but as soon as we made contact with Kerala Travel Centre, who tailor-made our holiday she was assured - and quite rightly so. Everything went as planned, and boy did they take care of us and when you are 2 ladies of a certain age, this is important! Our accommodation lived up to our high expectations, our driver became our friend, our houseboat stay was surreal, and our homestay was excellent - the recipes have been tried and tested- and worked!! My friend was particular about her diet - no problem - wherever we went they had been forewarned and cooked especially for her if need be - what more could we ask for. I can't speak highly enough of this Company, and look forward to travelling with them again. I would not hesitate to recommend them.
They organise what you want, or will provide ideas and suggestions if you aren't sure. Everything is done for you and you are met at the airport, taxi for the whole holiday with various experienced guides, then deposited at the airport for the return flights. Yet, for all this the holiday has the feel of being done independently. Everything is organised and booked for you with good accommodation.
We have been to Kerala four times recently, each time with KTC although, we have arranged our own international flights. They suggested tours the first time and we have chosen our own subsequently. We have always been looked after when there, and sometimes they have gone beyond expectations. I have recommended them to friends and family without comeback!