Read this article before choosing the best tour operator in Kerala for your next trip
So are you confused in choosing tour operators for your kerala trip ? Well we can help you to make your decision much better and your trip enjoyable.
Kerala one of the most popular tourist destination in India has become a good market for tour operators and travel agents ( operators in kerala & your city too)
there are around 2000+ tour operators in Ernakulam (Cochin) itself. So choosing a reliable company is the most important thing for booking.your Kerala trip
Best tour operators in Kerala.
Kerala is a land with a secure footing in the tourism map of the country and the world. One of the most common queries amongst travellers is: which tour operator to pick for their trip to Kerala. Since tourism is a thriving industry here, there are a large number of options to choose from with over 2000+ businesses operating just from Kochi.
Opting for the best company to organize your holiday is very crucial and will ensure you a relaxed vacation without the hassle of having to worry about transportation, stay and other logistics.
So which are the best tour operators in Kerala?
The question itself is a tough one to answer with plenty tour operators at play. But the point to keep in mind is that different operators specialize in different kinds of tours. If someone’s strength lies in organizing pilgrim tours someone else’s might be in adventure tours or honeymoon packages and family holidays. So the choice will vary depending on the kind of trip you are planning.
Most operators offer their services and packages in 3 different categories:
- Economy / These are the cheapest ones
- Deluxe / Affordable budget tours
- Luxury / Premium quality tours
Each category is dominated by different players at the market and they are the best in their respective categories. The best and easiest way to get an idea of the top players (best tour operators in Kerala) is to do a Google search and browse through the top 10 or so operators.
There are few things one must know in order to make such an informed choice.
The key players in the budget/economy tourism market are: Makemytrip, Yatra, Thomas Cook, and Travel Triangle etc.
These companies have no direct offices in Kerala and they are not locally- owned businesses. For example Travel Triangle is a marketplace company which run by extracting a commission from the locally- owned operators. Hence end up charging more than the standard rates offered by local businesses.
In certain cases where they offer packages at a lower rate, the quality of service is much lower than normal standards.
There are many other advantages in choosing a locally-owned tour operator.
Since they are well aware of the lay of the land and have a proper local infrastructure in place.
They are better equipped in dealing with unforeseeable situations such as a medical emergency or a harthal.
They also are better at providing personalized services.
In case of such operators, all your transactions and communications will mostly happen through a single point of contact unlike other bigger companies where you will be connected to a different service executive every time. This will avoid the delay and inconvenience in having to explain your query, requirement or complaint repeatedly.
You can pay for the tour after arriving the starting point of the journey, ( pay for the trip during the tour )
How can you choose the best tour operator in Kerala?
With all the information mentioned above, the choice is a much tougher one now. But here is how you can make the perfect judgement about which tour operator to opt for:
First step in order to find the top companies in Kerala is to do a Google search. Next you could send an enquiry to few of the top 10- 15 companies, which seem fit to your needs and to the type of tour you are planning. Compare the quotes they send back, with special attention to the quality and rates of hotels and houseboats mentioned. If quality is your major concern it is obvious that the rates will be higher and so will be the service value. These operators might not be open to bargaining either.
With the above points in mind you can choose a tour operator that best suits you the best.
Happy holidays. Kerala will not disappoint you.
here is a list of top and best tour operators in Kerala