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Best of Kerala

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14 reviews
Starts
Kochi (Cochin)
+4 Destinations
Southern India
Ends
Kochi (Cochin)
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Highlights

Start and end in Kochi (Cochin)! With the adventure tour Best of Kerala, you have a 8 day tour package taking you through Kochi (Cochin), India and 4 other destinations in India. Best of Kerala is a small group tour that includes accommodation in a hotel as well as an expert guide, meals, transport and more.
Age range
1 to 80 year olds
Accommodation
Hotel, Houseboat
Max Group Size
10
Transportation
Coach / Bus, Private Vehicle
Travel style
Adventure, Discovery

14 Reviews

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  • E
    Written on May 23, 2018
    4.5 - Excellent

    It was absolutely fantastic. We enjoyed our holiday to the fullest. Since the beginning, Gets holidays assisted us in planning our tour effectively and it turned out to be very exciting. The Driver was very sincere and efficient. We really liked the stunning tea estates in Munnar. One thing we should suggest is while boating in Periyar, there should be a guide who can tell us about the birds or animals. However we enjoyed gazing them on our own. We would definitely mention to our friends and relatives to travel on this tour with Gets holidays.
    GeTS Holidays commented on this review
    Dear Elizabeth, Namaste from India ! Thank you for choosing GeTS Holiday for planning your trip and reviewing us. We are delighted to know that you had an excellent overall stay and was impressed with all aspects of our services. I am glad all the experiences have remained with you as a special memory. We have noted down your suggestion and will definitely work on it in future. It has been our pleasure to convey your compliments to the entire team. Positive recognition is a tremendous source of inspiration for us and we thank you for your kind review. It is our constant endeavor to deliver our best and appreciation such as yours only inspires us to continuously achieve the expectations that our guests have of us. Creating memories for all our guests with unique experiences is what we strive for and getting to know that we achieved that with you feels very special. We look forward to welcome you back on your next trip to India. Kind Regards/GeTS Team
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  • S
    Written on April 17, 2018
    5.0 - Excellent

    Kerala-Gods own communist state. This was a lovely holiday and Gets Holidays made it!!! However it didn't start well. We were met by our driver at Kochin airport who was a very nice man but sadly didn't speak English. We were further dismayed that the car we believed we had booked (a Toyota Innova, a large MPV) had somehow transformed into a small Suzuki Swift DeZire. After lots of phone calls GeTS agreed the Innova could be provided and off we went with a new car and new driver, whose English was excellent. Throughout the seven day tour by taxi GeTS phoned us regularly to ensure we were happy with everything. Their support was first class!! We visited Kochin, Munnar (tea plantations) Periyar National Park for stunning views and a chance to see wild Elephants, and finished with a 2 day cruise (recommend 2 not 1) on a house boat in Alleppy. The boat was quite tired and in need of a refreshment. The cook and staff were excellent and we were lucky to have an upstairs viewing gallery (quite rare) so as we could see beyond the riverbanks to the paddy fields beyond. The birdlife was spectacular. We had never seen so many kingfishers up close! Three points of note. Firstly Kerala has an elected communist government. The Hammer and Sickle flag is everywhere. So too are schools and hospitals. The people are quite rightly proud of their high literacy, low mortality and crime rates. Secondly if you want to drink be aware that very few hotels and restaurants have a licence but you can buy your alcohol from the Government outlet centres in most towns. Thirdly we only saw five, yes five, people smoking in public in our three weeks in India. On our last day our driver took us to his house to meet his family and have some food, a lovely touch, before the airport and a sad farewell.
    GeTS Holidays commented on this review
    Dear Stephen, Greetings from India. Thank you for taking time to review your experience. We are grateful for your kind words of appreciation. We are disappointed to note that the certain service levels did not meet your expectations. May we offer to you our sincere apologies for the inconvenience caused. The concerns you have highlighted are regrettable and are far from our usual standards. The team will make every endeavor to ensure we are able to make distinct improvements. We genuinely feel that the feedback is provided by only those guests, who consider that the company will be able to improve the internal procedures and provide better services in future. We would like to thank you for taking the time and effort to share your feedback and we promise you that we will spare no efforts to ensure we strengthen our processes and provide all our guests in future, a pleasant hospitality experience.  I sincerely hope that you would consider planning your tour with us again and give us an opportunity to showcase the best of our hospitality to you.  Kind Regards/GeTS Team
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  • A
    Written on March 27, 2018
    5.0 - Excellent

    We had a fabulous tour of Kerala. Just the two of us and our driver Noufel. He was amazing. Showed us everywhere. Drove us safely and pointed out all places of interest. Noufel is a credit to the company. I would recommend using GetsHolidays, my whole tour was organised professionally and there was a representative and a driver to meet us at all other stages of our tour. Yes I was a little concerned when I first booked as it’s a step into the unknown , but GetsHolidays are so well organised that everything went so smoothly. Would use them again and definitely tell all my friends to.
    GeTS Holidays commented on this review
    Dear Guest, Greetings from India. Thank You for choosing us for planning your tour and taking time to share your experiences. We are sincerely delighted that you found our hospitality fabulous. It is feedback from valued guests like you that motivates us to strive for excellence. The team takes personal pride in delivering warm, intuitive and genuine service for all our guests - it is such a delight to know that you were impressed with our service delivery. We are pleased to learn that you enjoyed your overall stay in India.We are elated to hear such a wonderful and detailed feedback on our team members and their effortless service which made your day amidst us. Also, we are thankful to you for recommending us to your friends. Also your kind feedback has been passed on to our respective departments.  We look forward to welcoming you back in the near future. Kind Regards/GeTS Team
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  • DT
    Written on February 14, 2018
    2.0 - Rather poor

    Would not recommend this at all. It turned out to be just a driver and some booked hotels. The entrances included cost next to nothing anyway. After speaking to other people on different tours felt really cheated and totally ripped off. Either spend your money with a reputable company or book your own hotels and driver.
    GeTS Holidays commented on this review
    Dear Debbie,   Greetings from India !   With reference to the inconvenience stated by you, please accept our sincere apologies. All points have been addressed amongst the management representatives and concerned team for corrective action, as such experience is not a part of our service design. We request your to consider this as an aberration not reflective of our usual standards. We have personally discussed your feedback with the team as it is feedback from esteemed guest like you that helps us to constantly introspect our systems and procedures and assists us in striving for a better product and service.   As per our investigation with team (our team and regarding the driver), we have categorically asked our transporter to blacklist the driver Feroz because if that is the way he will treat our guests as you have mentioned, he certainly should not be given any future assignments from our side.   Just one thing we feel, if you could have just raised an alarm at that moment and had informed that you are having inconvenience to Ritu - our guest relationship executive (who was keeping in touch by whatsapp, we could have taken strict action and this would have been resolved then and there much to your liking). We are hopeful and wish that your experience on this visit would not dissuade you from choosing us again if your plans bring you to India. We hope to see you with another trip to India. Best Regards/GeTS Team
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  • CM
    Written on January 10, 2018
    4.0 - Good

    Suneer our driver picked us up at the airport and although I booked the wrong night for the start of our trip he sorted it out for us. Excellent English skills to answer all my questions and share interesting conversations during our trip. He took time to explain the history of each place and gave me suggestions for fun tours. Most of the hotels on the trips were reasonable. I would have preferred a different hotel in Thekkady, one off the main through road.If you get a good driver then definitely you will have a good trip, Would use the company again.
    GeTS Holidays commented on this review
    Dear Colin, Greetings from India. Thank you for such a fantastic review. Your compliments and appreciation of our personalized service indicate that we have succeeded in delivering a good balance of comfort and efficient services during your stay and we are delighted to note that you found all aspects of your tour satisfactory. We will surely share your kind words with the team and especially with our responsible driver and guides. Your kind acknowledgment of our services is what drives us to offer continue services to our guests and has certainly motivated our talents to work even hard in the future.  Thank you once again for your compliments, the team look forward to the pleasure of welcoming you back again to India. Kind Regards/GeTS Team
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  • EA
    Written on January 6, 2018
    4.0 - Good

    We only booked this trip one week before we went and did not have any high expectations. We usually research these trips well in advance. The trip I would recommend we had our own private driver the whole time and his knowledge of India and Kerala was good.He took us to a beach next to his village which was that nice and not busy that we decided to stay the night at a homestay next to the beach.
    GeTS Holidays commented on this review
    Dear Elizabeth, Namaste from India. Thank you for choosing us and sharing your feedback. Your feedback is important as it helps us to pay attention to certain areas and implement changes to enrich the experience of our guests. It feels great to learn that you were impressed with the services and the hospitality provided to you.Your comments are truly appreciated and it is our endeavor to create unforgettable memories for our valued Guests. We look forward to having continued opportunities to welcome back you again. Kind Regards/GeTS Team
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  • MA
    Written on September 9, 2017
    4.5 - Excellent

    We had 17 days in Southern India in May 2017 with Gets Holidays. We were extremely happy with the drivers, our itinerary and our 4 star hotels (always with breakfast). Our internal flight was organised by Gets, and our special requests to find grandparents graves and my husbands birth hospital in Pune were met.(he was a British subject) Both our drivers Suneer around Kerala, and Shaikm from Pune to Mumbai were professional, cheerful, very clean with well presented vehicle and always available to do anything we wanted. But the itinerary was very comprehensive, so we did not have to do much planning ourselves. I wanted to see the Dabbawallas (lunch people) in Mumbai..so this was included at the last minute. We had excellent local guides (except for one who was a last minute stand-in)..some that come to mind are Daryani in Mumbai, Shaji in Coochin ,Daya in Pune, Taj (what a character) in Kerala, and of course Suneer our driver in the south spoke wonderful English, and completed our knowledge as we drove. We are from Australia, and found by emailing and skyping we could plan our Indian holiday with Gets. Everything went to plan when we arrived, and as a personal touch Ritu rang most days to check all was going to plan. We had no problems at all. WHAT AN EXPERIENCE. The tea plantations high up in the mountains, the overnight on a Rice Boat, the spice farm, a train ride with the locals for $2,the Mysore Palace (esp at night),the Mysore Zoo are just a few of many 3500 photos I took.
    GeTS Holidays commented on this review
    Dear Guests, Namaste from India. Thank you for taking out the time to share your review with us.  We at GeTS ensure we go out of our way to orchestrate an experience that is seamless, memorable and personalized.  It is our utmost endeavor to ensure flawless tour experiences for our guests. We are glad that our team was able to 'wow' you with their efforts. Your review certainly helps to motivate all of us. We appreciate your support and patronage and thank you for giving us opportunity to be of service.We have conveyed your compliments to our responsible drivers and guides and to the entire team, for whom it has been a tremendous source of inspiration.  Comments such as yours, motivate us to walk that extra mile to ensure the expectations of discerning guests such as yourself are met and exceeded.  Thank you once again and we look forward to serve you again for your next visit. Kind Regards/GeTS Team
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  • Best of Kerala reviewer 8
    Written on January 12, 2016
    5.0 - Excellent

    Thank you GeTS Holidays and Anshuman for providing a wonderfully organized tour of God's own Country. our tour guide was phenomenal, He was in touch from beginning till end. Everything was good including Resorts, food and Comfortable of car. Thnx again for making our tour more memorable. :) I and my partner went to Kerala to enjoy Monsoon in God's own Country... Every place has its peculiarity but we enjoyed lot in Munnar, Its lush green beauty, mountain, approachable Clouds all are awesome. We also felt calm and refresh in Allepey.
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  • Best of Kerala reviewer 9
    Written on November 14, 2015
    5.0 - Excellent

    I booked my Kerala tour package with GeTS Holidays. They customized an excellent tour package as per our choice. The package included many activities, like wildlife adventure, Munnar city tour, backwaters, hill station and everything we could imagine. They arranged best accommodation with welcome drinks with local south Indian tradition, and everything worked on my budget. They also gave us a very professional guide. Our tour was awesome. The customer care team was always in touch with us and readily helped us during our trip. We are very impressed J.
    GeTS Holidays commented on this review
    Dear Hari, Namaste From India. Thank you for taking out time to give us feedback regarding your Kerala Tour experience. We are pleased to note that our services and hospitality were to your satisfaction. Your positive feedback about the tour is deeply appreciated and have been communicated to all the members of our team. Nothing makes us happier than knowing that your expectations were met.We have a great set of professionals who with their passion and enthusiasm strive hard at every moment to ensure a memorable stay for all our guests. We look forward to welcoming you again very soon.  Kind Regards/GeTS Team
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  • Best of Kerala reviewer 10
    Written on November 2, 2015
    5.0 - Excellent

    I have been holidaying with Gets Holidays.I travelled with my wife and daughter to Kerala and Gets organised a lovely holiday.Their services are impeccable.They duly understand the requirement and taste of travellers to the core.Thank you Gets Holidays-Sameer Kalia for such a momorable trip.
    GeTS Holidays commented on this review
    Dear Arun, Namaste from India. We thank you for sharing such a wonderful review. We are pleased to know that you thoroughly enjoyed your trip with your family and all the arrangements we made for you and had a memorable experience. We greatly appreciate knowing we could contribute positively to your overall experience and are glad to know that we were able to create fond memories. Our team always endeavors hard to customize each experience of our guests and appreciation such as from you motivates them to deliver better each time.  We hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you and your family back many more times in near future.   Best Regards / GeTS Team
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  1. Introduction
  1. DAY 01: ARRIVAL AT KOCHI
  2. DAY 02: KOCHI SIGHTSEEING
  3. DAY 03: KOCHI - MUNNAR [140 Km /Approx. 4 Hr]
  4. DAY 04: MUNNAR - THEKKADY [110 Km/Approx. 3.5 Hr]
  5. DAY 05: THEKKADY SIGHTSEEING
  6. DAY 06: THEKKADY - KUMARAKOM [145 Km/Approx. 4 Hr]
  7. DAY 07: KUMARAKOM - ALLEPPEY [18 Km/Approx. 30 Mins]
  8. DAY 08: ALLEPPEY - COCHIN [54 Km /Approx. 1.5 Hr]

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    • Can this trip not depart if too few people book?

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      We can operate the tour even if one person is interested, however the cost will be different for a solo traveller.

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      In the month of July, monsoons in Kerala are not just rain. There are interludes of sun in between the rains balancing out the damp, cold weather.

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    Location
    Start and end in Kochi (Cochin).
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    TourRadar only requires a deposit of 20% to confirm this GeTS Holidays booking. The remaining balance is then payable 50 days prior to the departure date. For any tour departing before 9 December 2018 the full payment of $800 is necessary.
    Cancellation policy
    No additional cancellation fees! You can cancel the tour up to 50 days prior to the departure date and you will not need to pay the full amount of $800 for Best of Kerala, but the deposit of 20% is non-refundable. If you cancel via TourRadar the standard cancellation policy applies.
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    Destinations

    Covering a total distance of approx 291 km.
    • Kochi (Cochin) (India)
    • 88 km
    • Munnar (India)
    • 55 km
    • Thekkady (India)
    • 79 km
    • Kumarakom (India)
    • 19 km
    • Alleppey (India)
    • 49 km
    • Kochi (Cochin) (India)

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