India Via Kerala has given us pleasant experience of very professional, flexible, affordable and excellent execution of our trip itinerary. The vehicle and driver provided by them was very good and the driver was well aware of the entire territory. The have arranged the best available rooms in every location / hotel we have stayed. Vimal Mathew, the owner was in regular touch with me for any support required by us. Any one visiting Kerala or south India must take services of India via Kerala for a lifetime pleasant and memorable holiday experience.
Tailor-made in the best of senses” - Since some years I am traveling with India via Kerala and I was always more than satisfied with their excellent services. Very caring and engaged drivers. A very individual service. A very good planning of the travel routes. Good communication and a very good price-performance ratio complete the services of IVK.
We experienced a very professional, flexible and high quality planning and execution of our trip and always felt taken care of. The trip exposed us to a variety of totally different sights and impressions, which never created the feeling of being bored - in the contrary; time ran. The selection of hotels, the locations visited as well as the planned and ad hoc cultural events were very well chosen and highlighted the essentials of the region and specific locations.
“The only way to travel India!” - We had a difficult itinerary as we wanted to see a few sights in the north, visit a family contact in central India and travel through Kerala (for 3 week). We were traveling as a group of 6 family members aged from 15-65 all with different budgets, ability and interests. Vimal from India via Kerala arranged all accommodation, tours and transport for us. It was so easy! It done via email from Australia! He gave me different accommodation options, sent me photos of our bus and included tours. Our trip ran like clockwork, the drivers were fantastic and the sites were absolutely amazing. We had everything we wanted meeting everyone’s needs. Our trip count not have run any better and I would recommend everyone to book “India via Kerala” as its is the best way to travel India!
From the onset of our first email exchange, we realised that we needed our issues resolved re: Kerala trip and later the North India trip, quickly, due to the inability of us knowing the best logistics to go about. Vimal advised us of all these very promptly and efficiently and also advised best timeframes to travel during the year. We have to admit, he saved us a lot of browsing; thus keeping us up to date on the best options and flexibility. Vimal is very courteous too, in answering all our questions. His knowledge of Kerala in the South and Delhi in the North is fantastic and admirable. Our itineraries in both cases were all tailor-made; thus we enjoyed our trips on both occasions immensely.
We have no hesitation in recommending Vimal to anyone who wish to organise an itinerary either to the South or to the North through his tour agency
My wife and I were newlyweds and Vimal had arranged an amazing getaway to Kumarakom. He picked a place off the beaten path and not commercialized. Coconut Lagoon Resort- is a beautiful property in Kumarakom that has timeless architecture that truly gives you an escape from one's hectic life. Right from the start, Vimal did an amazing job in arranging all the travel to and from the resort. A big hope for a lot of travellers is that their travel service establishment is dependable and patient with the needs of their customers. We can attest Vimal went above and beyond in making sure that every part of our stay progressed in a smooth manner.
Vimal has a unique knowledge of cultures which allows him to create itineraries for exploring India that exceed the expectations of even the most demanding traveler. Under Vimal’s guidance I experienced the beauty of Kerala and learned about its unique characteristics such as Ayurveda, house boats, eco friendly hotels and the most amazing food. I had the privilege of traveling to other destinations in India and Sri Lanka arranged by Vimal and was enchanted with the hotels chosen, the logistics and the concern for my comfort and safety. I highly recommend Vimal and have complete confidence in giving him my arrival and departure dates and allow him to create a marvelous experience for me while in his care.
I made contact with Vimal while browsing info for travel in Southern India. He and his firm seemed to appear frequently on Trip- Advisor and with very high ratings and positive testimonials. I contacted Vimal and with his help, crafted what became a great trip to Mumbai, Goa by Train, house boating in Kerala, tea plantations, etc. We travelled primarily with a great private driver in a newish Toyota van with super ac (needed it). The trip was very custom, there were no hitches, and all in all had a great time. We were pleased and surprised with the cost and even though we had upgraded every chance we got. Very much recommend for your India travels.
My wife Shannon and I explored south India with the help of Vimal Mathew of India Via Kerala during December of 2013. We had a fabulous time and all aspects of the four-week tour went without a hitch. Vimal really knows how to design and fine-tune an itinerary to meet the needs of his clients and his excellent team of drivers and local guides execute the plan perfectly. Shannon and I had such a wonderful time in India that we’re anxious to return to explore areas we missed on our first visit. When we do we’ll contact India Via Kerala. I recommend India Via Kerala without reservation!
We are dropping you a short note, albeit late, to let you know how much we have enjoyed our holidays at Kerala. It has been a wonderful and unique experience, thanks to you.
You have been most informative, generous, patient and accommodating throughout the trip. We could not have asked for a better guide.
Your consideration and attentiveness really impressed us from surprising the birthday gal with a cake on the actual day to indulging us with fruits, drinks and snacks along the journey. We really appreciate that you did not show us to tourist trap shops when we wanted to shop.
In Mid march 2013, I had arranged for holiday trip in Kerala for my family
members comprising of 10 members on a 14 day trip.Members were from spore,
UK and Australia. the itinerary covered
Trivandrum-Kollam-Allepy-kumarakom-Periyar- Munnar -Cochin- PALGHAT- Coimbatore.The Programme was carefully arranged to include to Temple visits ,Houseboat stay ,Historic churches,drive thru spice country, tea plantations, waterfalls, Elephant safari, Mathupetty Dam,Sunset cruise, Visit to Jewish synagogue/Dutch Palace,and tea plantations /museum.Memorable stay were at the house (aircon boat and well prepared Keralian exotic meals and stay at Munnar Mountain Club. No wonder people say the Munnar is the Switzerland of India !!!
Overall,the whole trip was beautifully arranged by Mr.Vimal who ensured we had good transport to ferry us around,excellent hotels for stay and ensured that we had a good time all the time.We must concur that his services to be reliable with very good customer relations. we wish him well for a continuous success too.
We are detail-oriented travel consultants with first-hand experiential knowledge with 12 plus years of continuous travel in India. What started off as a passion for Travel, Indian History, Culture, Heritage, Wildlife and Lifestyle a few years ago has now evolved into a specialist travel company. Remember, we're specialists in bespoke travel so let your imagination conjure up the combination of destinations, resorts, hotels and tours that most appeals to you. We'll then use our expert knowledge to prepare an itinerary that matches your wish list.
The tour will run exclusively for you and it will not be a part of any group tour hence it offers you an opportunity to appreciate the destination at your own pace. With proficient knowledge of bespoke travel, we craft out your itineraries according to your needs so that you feel connected with the unique lifestyle of India. We'll take the extra effort to understand your priorities and ascertain you acquire the perfect experiences both enjoyable and rewarding. We make sure your adventure lives up to your expectations.
Our handpicked drivers and guides are considered to be among the best in business. Very much professional and knowledgeable, they have a thorough familiarity about the routes. They will hold good command over English language and would act as ready assistance at any hour of need. All your ground transfers will be arranged through a chauffeur driven deluxe air-conditioned vehicle. During your travel from one place to another our drivers will prove to be very helpful in identifying many interesting spots, which are otherwise not part of the itinerary.