The Travel Planners
The Travel Planners
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City Tours • Multi-day Tours • Private Tours • Nature & Wildlife Tours
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Monday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Tuesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Wednesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Thursday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Friday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Saturday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 12:00 AM
About
The Travel Planners, is one of the best inbound tour operator in Kerala, India. The company has been delivering exceptional Kerala holiday packages for travellers from across the globe, providing matchless quality and service in the four southern states Kerala,Tamil Nadu,Karnataka and Goa. Be it a Kerala package that includes beaches and wildlife safaris or one with a backwater cruise that lulls your senses, Kerala Tour Packages have the itinerary readied for your perfect holiday in Kerala. we are specialised in private vaccinated chaffer driven safe tours in South India with all safety protocols in place and providing honeymoon packages, family tours, beach vacation, Ayurveda and yoga tours for the last 22 years. We have offices in Trivandrum, Cochin in Kerala with staff strength of 35 tourism professionals and we have overseas offices at UK and Canada. Recipient of National tourism award for best tour operator and best innovative tour operator award from Kerala Tourism department.
Kochi (Cochin), India

Awards
Travelers' Choice
2022

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URP X
1 contribution
Jan 2023
Kerala trip is one of the best trip we had in India. Mr. Dhanish made it very easy to select tour itinerary and book hotels as per our requirements. He was very responsive when we had queries. Our trip was customized as per our timeline. We liked having options to select hotels and vehicles types. The payment process also was easy for international travelers.
The driver Mr. Subin was very safe, courteous and very informative about local history. Mr. Subin always told us how much travel time is needed.
It is good idea to carry plastic shoe covers since some places required us to take shoes off. We wore the plastic covers on the socks.
The 5 star hotel selections were excellent. The hotels had free activities such sunset boat rides and bird watching. On the houseboat the chef cooked the fresh fish that we bought when boat stopped at local fish market.
Written January 21, 2023
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Linda W
10 contributions
Sep 2022 • Solo
My travel was quite ad hoc so with just a weeks notice I reached out to Mr. Arun to help organize a tour from Kochi covering Munnar, Allepey and Kovalam in 6 days. Contact via whatsapp was very smooth and even on such short time frame he was able to arrange an amazing trip for me. Good value for money and payment was also very easy through an online link and
Mr. Arun gave some good recommendations, skipping Thekkadey for example due to lack of time. Throughout the trip he kept checking in on me which I really appreciated being a solo female traveler.
The driver Mr. Ragin was simply amazing! Very professional, excellent driving and a good comfortable car. He showed me some very nice stops en route, recommended some great activities in Munnar (keep safari, some local performances) and was very knowledgeable about the area and local culture. Very pleasant company as well and a great elephant spotter.

The accommodation was also very well arranged.
In Munnar I stayed in Fragrant Nature which was great. They have an amazing view from the hotel, nice staff and a great program (camp fire, morning walk etc.)
In Allepey the house boat tour they arranged was excellent, I did not want to stay overnight so just did the 12-5pm cruise. Boat was clean, staff was great and the lunch simply sublime. Overnight I stayed in Uday Backwater resort. Great view on the lake and OK for 1 night but would not want to stay here for multiple days.
Lastly Niraamaya in Kovalam, the best stay of my trip. Amazing resort, beautiful location and facilities and this is definitely a place I would come back to again.

All in all highly recommend the travel planners for your trip! I usually organize everything myself but this just made my life so much easier. Special thanks to Mr. Arun and Mr. Ragin for the amazing service.
Written September 29, 2022
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Richa G
2 contributions
Apr 2022 • Family
We had planned a 9 days Kerala trip in the month of April and The Travel Planners helped up with a very comfortable tempo traveller. The bus was in a very good condition, had seatbelts, enough storage on the top as well as behind the seats and a good functioning AC. Our trip was made all the more comfortable and fun by our chatty driver cum guide, Mr Nandu! This ever enthusiastic fellow ensured that we saw the most important places at each of our destination, reached on time and had good experience everywhere. He suggested the right hotels for lunch, stopped for tea/coffee whenever possible and guided us at every juncture of our trip. Thank you so much for a memorable trip Nandu! We would highly recommend The Travel Planners for your trip anywhere in South India.
Written May 9, 2022
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Dear Guest, Thank you for sparing your valuable time to review us. It is delightful to know that you will recommend us to your friends and family. We are grateful for kind words of appreciation for our hospitality, food and services. We look forward to welcoming you back soon to Kerala. Regards Anish
Written May 13, 2022
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sanjay
1 contribution
Jun 2022 • Friends
I would highly recommend an individual to choose "travel planners" as an option to plan ones itinerary for a Kerala trip. They have well experienced drivers and collaboration with good hotels and on top of all those things they customize the trip as per our requirement. I would personally thank Mr.Arun who is the itinerary planner for my trip and also would like to specially thank our driver Mr.Vishnu for his Professionalism, for his driving skills and for his obedience
Written June 6, 2022
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Chidambara S
6 contributions
Apr 2022 • Couples
We searched many travel packages and finally found tavel planners as reasonable package. Received quick responses for enquiries and got customized package details in mail within a day. We choose 3Nights 4Days pack which includes one day boat house day.

We assigned with good english and tamil speaking driver/Guide whose name is nandhu. It become memorable experience with lot of fun. He surprised us with different places which is not mentioned in tha packages. We asked him to get us puttu ice cream which is trending in kerala. He searched and took us to just delight us. Good customer friendly and safe experience with travel planners. Please go ahead without any second thought. We will recommand to our family and friends for sure.
Written April 8, 2022
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Dear Guest, Thank you for Choosing The Travel Planners to plan your Kerala trip and glad to hear that you had a memorable Kerala tour package with us and out team has provided good services. Thank you very much for recommending our services to your family and friends and we look forward to serve them also in South India. Regards Anish
Written April 9, 2022
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MaryAnneManohar
Singapore, Singapore12 contributions
May 2022
The Travel Planners Dhaneesh had planned an adventures trip for my friends and I. The hotels chosen were clean and served good spread of breakfast and we were well served by the hotel staff and chef. Food at Thekaddy and Boathouse were amazing and both the chefs went an extra mile to prepare food to our liking. The trip to the Dolmens Hills was amazing. we met some local boys partying. Our guide shared his experience on the fauna , flora and the pointed to the various species of birds on the way. We had an adventures hike to the tiger cave which was beyond our expectation. Our driver Mr Nandhu was not only a skillful driver and knew all the short cuts in Munnar but he was also our guide who shared a lot about the places we visited. we had no problem in communication as he was fluent in English and several other languages .He was punctual and kept the Tempo van clean and sanitized it. He kept good company with the ladies who could not join the hike. The highlights of the tour was definitely the jeep trip to Kaillasapara Hill. It was so beautiful and the weather was just perfect , no sun and windy and the view was spectacular. Dhaneesh our tour planner has certainly put in place an itinerary from booking of hotels ( spacious rooms ) to meals and tours all to our taste and liking. He was also constantly in touch with us to see that we were comfortable. The houseboat was so clean and neat. It was also sanitized, above all the 3 staff saw to our needs and were very efficient. We loved our stay on the houseboat. The Spice Route Houseboat stay was so relaxing and the canoe trip to the smaller water channels gave us an inside to the life of the locals. This is my 3rd time in Kerala but the first time we saw many places in 8 days. and had so much of fun. To top it all the price was good for the whole trip.
Written May 19, 2022
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ANURAG
Hyderabad, India1 contribution
Jun 2022 • Friends
They are the best. I strongly suggest everyone who are visiting Kerala to contact them. Mr Danish was superb. Called him on Sunday 29th May at about 8 am and he promptly lifted the call and went above and beyond to book us a customized package from Monday i.e., the next day itself in the middle of peak Holiday Season. Our guide ( A friend now ) Mr Subin who was with us the whole time was excellent and knows everything in Kerala. The restraints he took us, the suggestions he gave regarding the comman travel scams and history of the place we are visiting. The trip wouldn't have been this pleasent without him. Next time when you book with them do insist for Mr Subin. The hotels they booked were fantastic, the house boat was good and overall it's a very good experience for us and I will definitely refer to our friends and family. 🙏
Written June 3, 2022
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Dear Guest, Thank you for choosing The Travel Planners as your Tour operator to plan and executing the holiday trip the very last moment in Kerala. Glad to hear that Mr.Dhanesh quickly responded and customised the holiday package as per your wish. When you go for private tour the car and diver is important in making your holiday memorable. Happy to note that Mr.Subin took care of you and made your travel comfortable. Thank you for sharing the feedback and we look forward to serve you again in Kerala. Regards Anish
Written June 4, 2022
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Chirag S
1 contribution
Nov 2022 • Couples
Planned our couple trip last minute through the travel planners.

Planned with Mr Arun, met with Mr Jyothish after reaching the destination and,

Mr Sakthi was with us for the trip, completed the itinerary well, car was well maintained, helped us with photographs, took us to good restaurants for meals, suggested some good activities outside the itinerary as well. Had good experience with everyone involved.

Checkin at hotels was also smooth no hiccups whatsoever. Prices are a little on the higher side though would advise aggressive pricing.

Would definitely suggest the travel planners if you are planning your Kerala trip.
Written November 26, 2022
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Rytis Karpuska
1 contribution
Nov 2022 • Couples
This is definately an amazing trip and a busy one, with many interesting things to see. Prepare for full days of activities from morning till evening. For nature lovers, such as myself, Munar and its tea plantations, as well as sunrise-gazing activity took me by surprise, the views were god-like, also I would recommend to extend stay at spice-tree resorts by at least one day, to enjoy the nature.
Written November 18, 2022
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490SSS
Colombo, Sri Lanka211 contributions
Aug 2022 • Family
I used them in 2006 and they were excellent. So I decided to use them again. This time, not so good.
Good:
The planning of the trip was excellent
Fragrant Nature Hotel was excellent
Rockholm Beach Hotel was good
Crowne Plaza Kochi was good
Bad:
Elixir Beach in Varkala they recommended was an awful hotel, though nice staff.
Houseboat: we paid for a premium ac houseboat. It was the most disgusting boat I have ever come across, though the staff on the boat were good (Lijo the cook was excellent and excellent food). The boat is owned by the company I have taken a photo of the name card (please see photos). The boat is called PARU. I was dealing with Travel Planners directly, not the company that owned the boat so I blame the Travel Planners for giving me this boat when I had paid them for a premium ac houseboat. It was GROSS. Even the water would not drain in the shower because the hole in the tray was higher than the water in the tray. It was DISGUSTING. The whole boat was disgusting. I complained to the owner of Travel Planners, Anish Kumar, and he did absolutely nothing about it. My strong advice is don't ask them to book your houseboat and my advice is dont use a houseboat owned by the company on the name card (might be hard to know which boats are owned by this company, but you better find out!!!) if you don't want your holiday ruined.
Basically, we paid for a premium ac houseboat and look what Travel Planners gave us. Have a look at the photos and decide if it's premium for you!!!
I would not use Travel Planners again at all.
Also the executive who booked our trip was expecting us to go to the office at midnight after we arrived to pay the balance 60% of the trip (we had paid 40% in advance). I had my 78-year-old mother with me. It was ridiculous and I refused to do it. He claimed that that was not what he meant, but we later found out from the driver that their office is right near the airport so we know what he meant. Even though we used them before in 2006, they expected us to do this at midnight!!!! My god. Never again.
Written September 21, 2022
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