Scores are 1 - 5 with 5 being the top score.
Claire von Ribbeck and Richard Davies
(Booked through Responsible Travel – full feedback may be found on that website).
Sue, Lee and Jacqueline Warburton
Sheila and Geoff Rapley
Your itinerary and accommodation choices were really great, especially since we were booking at the last minute! The drivers were all great. The guy who was with us for 6 days from was really helpful. It wasn't obvious if/how things were being organised but someone always turned up on schedule and it all went smoothly. It was a wonderful holiday and we will definitely book with you again – soon we hope! Thank you for everything.
Susan and Alan McNab
(booked on 18 January – departed on 8 February – Kerala’s busiest month)
Our driver Siji is a gem. Personable, knowledgeable and obliging. He made our holiday memorable - we came to regard him as a friend.
Mr and Mrs Whiston
We have been back for a few days from our trip to Kerala: we had a wonderful time. Thank you for organising such a wonderful itinerary, selection of hotels and seamless transport/connections for us. We were able to fully relax and focus purely on enjoying the multitude of experiences we had. We were very impressed by how well everything was organised, and obviously Daniel/Jerry were constantly checking (mostly behind the scenes) that everything was running smoothly, even though they were not at all intrusive to us. They obviously were in touch with our driver, and also others to ensure everything was OK. Daniel pro-actively re-booked our domestic flight on to the next best option following the major delay to our flight from the UK so we didn't have to deal with that hassle, and it was all easy to sort out how to get the money to them. In short everything very, very well, was well coordinated, and we never had to worry about any of the logistics, leaving us to relax and enjoy our holiday.
We had a perfect trip to a land of wonders. Planning was excellent. Every stop was so different from the one before. We have nothing but praise for the help we had with planning and booking. We enjoyed the variety and standard of places to stay and the events planned for us balanced with free time. Length of stays and transfers were perfect. Travel through three states gave us a real flavour of southern India. Finally the driver - Sajeeven organised all our events and responded to our requests and interests to make our stay in India one that we will never forget.
Mr and Mrs Grocott
Mr and Mrs Kinsey
We are very satisfied with our holiday. The service you and the local agents have provided is excellent. Everything was well planned and the local agents were always in the back-ground to help, if needed. Like guardian angels. The food at Marari Sands was fantastic, and the environment balm for the soul. The Dune got a lower score because the outside furniture was broken and you could not sit on the porch. We also wondered why they change the linens every day, or do not give that option at all. The food and the yoga was perfect. We are very happy with Raven´s Nest. Good food, nice surroundings and a clear ecological and environmental thinking. All in all we want to thank you and your team for a holiday that met with our dreams and surpassed our expectations.
Åse and Gustav Jagner
Mr and Mrs Jagner (from Sweden) booked the South India by Rail holiday through Responsible Travel and a more detailed report of their holiday can be found on that website.
I must admit (as we painfully progressed through immigration at Kochi airport and emerged to a sea of faces outside the terminal) to thinking "what have we let ourselves in for"; but your man was at the front of the throng and from there on it was just one delight after another with every day more rewarding than the one before. In fact it’s hard to put into words just how wonderful it all was.
Many thanks for making it all happen so wonderfully.
Stephen and Helen Nickson
We loved Ambady. Small, low key and charming staff.
Houseboat - yes touristy but we loved it. Lovely people on boat and lovely views and setting. One night was probably enough for us, but a very special experience
Purity - top place this and ticks every box for us. Of course not much to do but chill. But discrete, charming staff and spectacular setting.
So thanks to you for all your help and assistance – we could not have done it or assembled it as well without you. So I am sure we will be in touch sooner rather than later.
All four homestays (Gitanjali, Amaryllis, Teak House and Dewalokam) are outstanding, provide very good food (Dewalokam was the best) and have excellent hosts/families. Dewalokam is getting busy - can we make a provisional booking for 2018 now?
Mark and Wendy Bostock
(Mark and Wendy are regular customers and particularly enjoy the homestay experience)
Overall an excellent holiday and we will be recommending both Kerala and Kerala Connections to friends and family. We particularly enjoyed the 3 days on the houseboat. The on-board staff were delightful and great company. We think 3 days is the ideal period as it is long enough to navigate away from the crowds, but short enough to hold the magic of the backwaters.
Mike and Dagmar Bere
Wanted to tell you how much we enjoyed our holiday, it was seamlessly organised and our driver (Siji) was a star. We have travelled with you before - and it was another great success for Kerala Connections. The friends we went with had never been that far - and were slightly aprehensive. But they too loved their holiday.
We wanted a "responsible" travel agent who cares about the places and environment. When researching on the web, your company had one of the best reviews and also allowed us the flexibility of designing our own trip with friendly good advice and help from Gary (thanks Gary).
Kerry Hughes (Australia)
Laura Luckhurst Departing shortly
This was a terrific trip. We congratulate Kerala Connections on choices of locations and perfect organisation. Well done.
We acknowledge the very thorough preparation you put in to your itineraries and the efficiency of your administration. Very many thanks for all your help.
What a "hot" business you run, and what a great team you have!!! Three working days from start to finish to fix a wonderful fortnight in Kerala. Flights, accommodation, transfers, visas - the lot - for a holiday where we asked for your ideas less than a month before our hoped-for date of departure....... Very impressive! Kind regards and thanks to all at Kerala Connections!
This was a terrific trip. Everything worked like clockwork – the agent and drivers were all brilliant. We congratulate Kerala Connections on choices of locations and perfect organisation. Well done! Mr and Mr Hughes