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Best of Kerala

Best of Kerala - GeTS Holidays
Best of Kerala - GeTS Holidays
Hari "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..."
Excellent
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 private / custom 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 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
Private / Custom, Discovery, In-depth Cultural

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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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  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.

    • How does the monsoon influence this trip in July?

      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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    Recommended for India. Ideally 2 weeks before travel.
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    Certificate of vaccination required if arriving from an area with a risk of yellow fever transmission for India. Ideally 10 days before travel.
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    Location
    Start and end in Kochi (Cochin).
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    Deposit
    TourRadar only requires a deposit of 20% to confirm this GeTS Holidays booking. The remaining balance is then payable 60 days prior to the departure date. For any tour departing before 13 October 2018 the full payment of $668 is necessary.
    Cancellation policy
    No additional cancellation fees! You can cancel the tour up to 60 days prior to the departure date and you will not need to pay the full amount of $668 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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