How to Book Kerala Tour Packages from UK?
No matter from whichever part of United Kingdom you belong to. Kerala Tour Packages are all set to offer you an eternal holidays in Kerala. Though there are several ways to book a Kerala Holiday Package with your friends and family or for a solo trip to Kerala; it is always recommended to cross-check each package before you finalize. This write-up will further highlight the pros and cons of booking a Kerala tour package from various sources and a full guide of tour planning from London(England) or anywhere from UK.
Why Plan Holidays in Kerala?
Imagine your holidays in plush greenery? Think of spending a night under the sky and over the water? Does the food served on a banana leaf attract you? And how about spending your day on the beach, noon hours in taking a spa and night time watching Kathakali performance? Aren’t all these fascinating? If you just answered a Yes, then it’s time to pack your bags and fly down to Indian state Kerala. Although India has rich and varied heritage even then Kerala has its charm. Famous as “God’s Own Country” for its ethnicities, food, culture, environment, Ayurveda, art forms, fairs and festivals, boat races, temples, churches and so on. It is equally blessed with antiquity and modernisation. A state nestled between the Western Ghats, the Arabian Sea and the Indian Ocean.
What to Explore In Kerala?
If you don’t stay in houseboat of Alappuzha, Kumarakom, Bekal, Kollam when in Kerala and do not take a sunbath on the relaxing beaches of Marari, Alleppey, Kovalam, Kappad and other beaches; you have visited only half of Kerala. The Munnar Tea Plantations will steal your heart and soothe your eyes. World’s most widely drunk beverage Tea or Chai takes its birth here. There are beyond 50 tea plantations in and around Munnar. It is perhaps the excellent places to preserve and exhibit some of the delicate and remarkable features on the origin and development of tea plantations in Kerala’s high ranges. Down there in the plains; lays a cosmopolitan city, Kochi known as the financial capital of Kerala. Visit the Chinese Fishing Nets, Fort Kochi Beach and many other historical places where the camera doesn’t rest. Besides, you must explore the hill stations like Thekkady, Vagamon, Ponmudi, Idukki etc. The state celebrates various colourful and joyous festivals like Onam, Vishu, Christmas and more. The wildlife of Kerala is another bunch of adventure to explore. Take some time out for Periyar, Parambikulam, Idukki, Chinnar and other wildlife sanctuaries. In the end, when you want to relax, take the comforting spa at various known Ayurvedic centres in Kerala.
Best Time to Visit Kerala
Mesmerized with Kerala and planning to visit it soon. Let us tell you what would be the best time to visit Kerala. Kerala feels the average temperature of 10-25 °C in winters, which makes September to March as the best months to travel in Kerala. The weather is cold and comforting. Suitable for staying in and out wherever you wish in Kerala. Although the summers see an average temperature range of 20-30 °C; making March to May as the second best time to plan holidays. Visiting the hill stations is recommended then. On the other hand, the monsoon season feels an average of 25°C. Thus, June to August is made for travelers who love the rains.
Kerala Holiday Packages:
We are all set to welcome you from the UK to India. Whatever is your choice from hill stations to backwaters to beaches to wildlife sanctuaries; we have a package ready for you. If you wish to enjoy the colorful festivals; we can plan your trip when Kerala is in the festive mood. The below description of various packages offered by us would help you in deciding what to do and when to visit.
- Beach Packages
A 3 Nights & 4 Days Trivandrum – Kovalam – Poovar Tour Package would be the best to enjoy the beaches of Kerala. Kovalam is among the famed beaches in Kerala whereas Poovar is another most excellent beach to experience golden sand on the beach with no disturbances from the native people. Although Lighthouse and Howa are the other two seashores in Kovalam, these are occupied by the residents and fishers. You can enjoy the underwater sports, sailing and rafting here. However, swimming and other activities are forbidden because of strong undercurrent. Pick up and Drop to nearest airport is arranged by us.
- Backwaters and Houseboats Packages
Under this category, we offer you four different packages. 3 Nights & 4 Days Alleppey – Houseboat – Kumarakom, 2 Nights & 3 Days Kumarakom – Houseboat – Day – Cruise, 2 Nights & 3 Days Kumarakom – Houseboat and 2 Nights & 3 Days Alleppey – Houseboat packages. Each of these packages includes staying in the houseboats and cruise through the backwaters of Kerala. Food would be served traditionally in the houseboat itself. It is an opportunity to know intimately and personally rural Kerala and its paddy fields. The packages also include pick up and drop from airport. Be ready to sail through the fantastic beauty of Kerala.
- Hill Station and Wild Life Packages
These packages are intended for people with a bold heart and warm blood. A trip to hill stations like Ayyampuzha, Idukki, Lakkidi, Munnar, Peermedu, Thekkady, Vagamon, Vythiri and many more to guarantee that you have earned the best package. We would escort you to the best time by planning your visit to Wildlife Sanctuaries and National Parks like Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary, Idukki Wildlife Sanctuary, Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary, Peppara Wildlife Sanctuary and the lot more by making them a budget-friendly trip for you. All arrangements for to and fro airport travel would be managed by us as well.
- Festival Tour Packages
Kerala is well-known for its exceptional ethos and rejoicing at popular festivals over the year. We at SreesTours provide you with an exciting opportunity to learn the culture of Kerala by being present at diverse places during the grand celebrations. A 2 Nights 3 Days Kumarakom Houseboat and Alleppey Boat Race Package and 1 Night – 2 Days Alleppey Punnamada Snack Boat Race Package are already added to the package list. Though as per your plan to visit Kerala or wish to witness any other fairs and festivals; we can customize the packages. Our representatives would pick you and drop to the airport to save your precious time.
- Monsoon Tour Packages
If you love the greenery around; then perhaps the Monsoon in Kerala would be the best holidays you ever had in India. Though these monsoon packages are a bit long, you should spend 6 Nights and 7 Days to discover the concealed and eminent beauty in monsoon. The best time for monsoon package would be May end to the November end. The state is loaded with natural waterfalls in monsoon. The packages are intended to comfort you on your holidays. Kochi, Munnar, Thekkady (Periyar), Kovalam, Trivandrum are among the best places to see in rains. Explore the tea plantations, national parks and boating here.
How to get the Visa for India from UK?
All foreign residents arriving in India are required to have a legal national passport with a valid visa got from an Indian Mission or Post abroad. It is recommended to have a valid permit before your arrival to India. The Indian government has come up with the e-Visa facility. The service of e-Visa includes the entire online application for which no assistance is required by mediators/agents etc. It is opined not to trust any dishonest elements that claim the quick/rapid grant of e-Visa and charge the massive amount for it. Click the link https://indianvisaonline.gov.in/evisa/tvoa.html to avail the e-Visa facility in just three steps. For all international visitors with the sole intention of visiting India for recreation, tourism, treatments and casually visiting to meet people here is among the first eligibility for e-Visa. A fee of $60USD per person would be charged. It would take around 7-30 days to complete the entire e-Visa process.
How to Reach Kerala from UK?
Kerala is all set to welcome you with three international airports named as Calicut International Airport, Cochin International Airport, and Trivandrum International Airport. All the travellers from the UK are requested to check the flights for India from the UK on Google Flights. Any delay or reschedule in the flights can also be tested there itself. It is suggested that before you plan to fly down to India; you must consult your tour operator regarding weather conditions. Taking all the necessary medicines, holiday documents, flight tickets, where and how to reach details, who to contact with you is a must.
Customized Kerala Holiday Packages
Being on the land of culture, hospitality, and traditions; we consider our guests equivalent to God. To soothe you and give you the best and beautiful memories when you fly from the UK to India for Indian Holidays is our priority. Srees Tours have followed the principle of Guests First and adopted a policy of customizing tour packages as per guests’ wish. We, at Srees Tours, can plan your holidays as per your timeline and schedule including only the best when you are running short of time and include many places, beauties and antiquities to explore when you are in the mood of staying in India for extended holidays.
Ways to Book AKerala Holiday Package
Basically, when you are unaware about the place you are about to visit, you plan everything well in advance. The same is applicable when you are flying from UK to Kerala for holidays. There are two ways to book a Kerala tour package. Let’s take a look at them with their respective pros and cons one-by-one.
1. Using Online Platforms/Portals:
The easiest way to book a Kerala tour package is booking it online in the pre-defined form. The available multiple options like MakeMyTrip, Yatra, Thomas Cook India, Expedia, Booking.com and few more make the booking task easy for you. Simply fly from UK to Kerala and leave the rest with these travel companies. From flights to hotel rooms each booking is available at one click. However, for travelling local and sightseeing, it is recommended to book a taxi or cab that provides its services in the Kerala region. It is wise to have an itinerary prepared well in advance before you seat to make bookings for flights, hotels and taxi.
Pros of Using Online Platforms:
- There is just one pro of booking online the Kerala Holiday Package, you may find a good deal, that could save your money and time together. Though you must be very lucky then.
- You need not visit travel agents and tour companies at their offices. Seating anywhere the bookings can be made.
Cons of Using Online Platforms:
- You cannot book the complete package at one go.
- You need to book a taxi to houseboat and houseboat to taxi service separately. This may be expensive as every time you are making the booking as an individual traveller.
- Sometimes you may come across ill-behaved taxi drivers and travel agents while booking as a solo traveller, thus giving you a bad experience.
- Planning the entire itinerary for a place you are unknown would be tough task as you are unaware about the weather, what to see and what could be skipped out of itinerary.
- Not always you get a good, cheap and time-saving deal on booking the Kerala Holiday Packages by your own through online portals.
- You cannot customize the itinerary or tour plan as per your wish.
2. Hiring a Tour Operator
Kerala has more than 2000 tour operators. These tour operators are well-accustomed with the entire Kerala region and are expert in planning a Kerala holiday package. But as a traveller from UK to Kerala you should choose the one only among the Kerala Tourism’s accredited 41 tour operators. The best holiday experience and comfortable stay is guaranteed only with the 41 best tour operators. However, it is also recommended to check reviews of any particular tour operator before finalizing a Kerala Tour Package with him. All the tourists are advised to check reviews on Trip Advisor and Google. Only the genuine reviews are shared here and the rest are discarded.
Pros of Hiring a Tour Operator:
- They are cheaper than branded travel agencies and portals.
- A customized Kerala Tour Package is possible with them.
- The tour operators offer facilities like hotel accommodation, breakfast, lunch, pick and drop from airport, local conveyance and taxi as well.
- A well-planned itinerary including places of your interest is made by them before confirming the Kerala holiday package booking.
- As tourists you are not supposed to book make any further bookings at your expenses. All the places are covered in you planned and preferred package.
- It is time saving and costs you depositing money only two times in the package days.
Cons of Hiring a Tour Operator:
- Neither you can add up a place nor can you subtract, ones the itinerary is finalized and bookings are made.
- Any delay will disturb entire plan.
So, now when you have all the pros and cons about making a booking for Kerala holiday package; wait more and pack your bags now. Explore our Kerala Packages for more information about planning a holiday from UK to Kerala.
Trust us; we will give you the best Holidays in Kerala, India and eternal memories forever.