Golden Triangle with Kerala


Golden Triangle with Kerala

 India

12 days from £2200 pp  Including flight from LHR
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This trip allows you will enjoy north India widely known as Golden Triangle just before heading towards exploring colonial Cochin, tropical Kerala.

At a Glance

  • Explore monuments & culture
  • Enjoy elephant ride
  • Explore tropical Kerala & coffee plantations
  • Spot mysterious birds & backwaters
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It’s now time to embark on a wonderful holiday through Golden Triangle with Kerala. This trip allows you to discover ancient cities, explore colourful markets, visit Taj Mahal, let you enjoy Kerala Backwater and houseboat. So book now and make 2016 one to remember with the trip of a lifetime.

Highlights

>>Return economy flights from London Heathrow to Delhi (1 stopover 1-4 hours)
>>Departures available from UK regional airport at the surcharge 
>>Airlines; Turkish, Qatar, Jet, Etihad, KLM, Air France, Gulf, Lufthansa
>>Outbound and inbound flights will be between 6.30am and 11.30pm
>>Valid for selected flights & dates; surcharge may apply for alternative flights
>>Hand luggage: 1 bag up to 7kg
>>Check-in luggage: 23-30kg (varies as per airlines)
>>Domestic flights as per itinerary
>>09 nights in 5 different hotels and 1 night in houseboat
>>Enjoy Taj Mahal visit & houseboat stay with all meals
>>Breakfast each morning
>>All transfers in India
>>This holiday is financially protected under ATOL license 7375

Optional

>>Upgrade to 4 star hotels for £495 per person
>>Upgrade to 5 star hotels for £695 per person

 The Experience

Day 1 | ARRIVE DELHI

Today you will arrive at Delhi’s International Airport. Following customs, immigration formalities and baggage collection, a LUMLE HOLIDAYS representative will meet you as you exit the arrivals terminal building and transfer you to your hotel.

Perhaps there is no other capital city in the world so steeped in history and legend as the Indian capital Delhi. It was the magnet, which drew the Mongols, Turks, Persians, Afghans, Mughals and the British, all of whom contributed to its glorious but turbulent past. The fascination with Delhi was such that even though it was abandoned many times, its rulers returned to it again and again rebuilding it at least seven times. Today, the twin cities of Old and New Delhi still intrigue Indians and tourists alike as the cultural and political capital of the largest democracy in the world.

Overnight is in Delhi

Day 2 | IN DELHI

Early morning you will embark on the combined city tour Delhi. Delhi is divided into two parts New and Old Delhi. First you will visit the old part of Delhi. You will visit:

Jamia Masjid – One of the oldest Mosques in Asia followed by a rickshaw ride in the old narrow streets of Chandini Chowk, silver streets and spice Markets, then later visit the Red Fort (photo stop only) and the Rajghat – Cremation place of Mahatma Ghandi. Following this you will take a break at local ethnic restaurants (at own cost). Afterwards, you return to the hotel.

After lunch, you will kick of the second part of your Delhi tour for sightseeing of New Delhi by visiting Rashtrapati Bhawan (President’s House) and its well-maintained Mughal Gardens, the Parliament of India and India Gate, a war memorial. Then you’ll visit the famous Humuyus Tomb – replica of Taj Mahal made of sandstone and marble. Other highlights of the day include visits to Lotus Temple – belonging to the Bahai Faith. Later visiting the Tallest Minaret called Qutub Minar and return to hotel.

Overnight stay at hotel.

Day 3 | DELHI – AGRA

After breakfast you begin your journey to Agra (214 Km /5 Hrs).

Upon arrival in Agra you will check-in at your hotel and a representative will assist you to complete your check-in formalities.

Agra came into the limelight during the rule of the Afghan King Sikandar Lodhi – who had made it the capital of his empire. Later in 1526 A.D., the Mughal Emperor Babar took upon himself the task for rendering Agra, a unique character and beauty of its own. The next few hundred years of Agra witnessed the rise of the pomp and pageantry of three great Mughal monarchs – Emperor Akbar, Jehangir and Shahjahan. In modern times, the city of Agra is a thriving carpet industry where you can also find leather workers, sandstone and marble sculptors, some of whom claim to be direct descendants of the craftsmen who had helped build the Taj Mahal.

Visit the Taj Mahal, monument remain closed on all Fridays. Taj Mahal was built by an emperor in memory of his beloved queen. Construction of the Taj Mahal began in 1631, and is believed to have taken 18 years to complete, with over 20,000 craftsmen working around the clock. The design and construction is said to be that of the legendary architect, Ustad Ahamad Lahori. What makes the Taj Mahal unique is its perfect proportions, distinct femininity, medium of construction and ornamentation. Its marble exterior reflects rose and golden tints at sunrise and sunset, while it is dazzling white during the day. It is impossible to visualize the Taj Mahal in any surrounding others than its paradoxical garden. Paradise, in Islam, is visualized as a lush garden where running streams flow.

Later visit the impressive Agra Fort, the seat and stronghold of the Mughal Empire for successive generations. The buildings within this sprawling fort complex represent the assimilation of different cultures, which was the mark of the Mughal period. Most of the structures within the Agra fort are a mixture of different architectural styles.

Overnight at the hotel.

Day 4 | AGRA – JAIPUR

Today you will be proceeding to Taj Mahal for sunrise (without guide) and drive to Jaipur.

Enroute you’ll visit Fathepur Sikri and see famous Buland Darwaja, Panch Mahal and Mughal architecture. Arrive in Jaipur and transfer to hotel.

Overnight stay at hotel.

Day 5 | IN JAIPUR

After breakfast, visit Amber Fort. High above the city, the towers and domes of the Amber Fort are reminiscent of scenes from some fairy tale. The palace itself is within the enormous fort complex and is replete with halls, gardens, pavilions, and temples. The Hall of Mirrors is not to be missed where one lit matchstick can illuminate the entire room.

Later proceed to visit the City Palace Museum where you can see an imposing blend of traditional Rajasthani and Mughal Art. The museum is resplendent with its collection of robes of royal princes, carpets, an armoury of old weapons, miniature paintings portraying court scenes, battle scenes and processions, Also visit the awe inspiring Jantar Mantar (an accurate observatory built in 1726 AD).

Your tour also included is a photo visit at the Hawa Mahal (Palace of Winds) – a five storied wonder with a spectacular pyramidal facade and overhanging windows with latticed screens, domes and spires.

Later walk through the colourful markets of Jaipur.

Overnight at hotel

Day 6 | JAIPUR – DELHI

Morning after breakfast you will set your return journey to Delhi where upon arrival you will check in at your hotel.

Overnight stay at hotel.

Day 7 | DELHI-COCHIN BY FLIGHT

Today early morning you will be assisted & transferred in your private car to Jaipur airport to connect your flight to Cochin, via Mumbai.

DEPARTURE Delhi BY: Indigo 6E 289 AT: 1330 Hrs
ARRIVAL Cochin Economy Class AT: 1640 Hrs

Upon arrival in Cochin, you will be met & assisted by a LUMLE HOLIDAYS representative and will be transferred to your hotel.

Spend the rest of the day at leisure.

Overnight is in Cochin.

DAY 8 | COCHIN – MUNNAR

Today morning after breakfast, you will be transferred in your private car to Munnar (130 kms / 03 Hrs).

Upon arrival in Munnar, check-in at the hotel.

Munnar is situated at the confluence of three mountain streams – Mudrapuzha, Nallathanni and Kundala. 1600 m above sea level, this hill station was once the summer resort of the erstwhile British Government in South India. Sprawling tea plantations, picture-book towns, winding lanes and holiday facilities make this a popular resort town. Among the exotic flora found in the forests and grasslands here is the Neelakurinji. This flower that bathes the hills in blue every twelve years will bloom next in 2006 AD. Munnar also has the highest peak in South India, Anamudi, which towers over 2695 m.

Later you will proceed for an interesting walk to the Tea Plantations owned and managed by the Estate people.

Tea estates are situated mostly on the inner slopes of an elevated basin-like plateau. It would be worthwhile to visit some of these tea gardens to witness the plucking of leaves by women who carry conical bamboo baskets on their back and strapped to their forehead by a cloth band. The work on the field is all done by hand and is a fascinating sight.

Overnight is in Munnar.

DAY 9 | MUNNAR – ALLEPPEY

Today morning after breakfast, drive to Alleppey (176 Kms/ 4.5 Hrs) where upon arrival embark your houseboat.

Climb aboard the traditional kettuvallams (riceboats) converted into houseboats with bedrooms and attached toilets. Originally these boats were used as ferries to carry rice. Cruise through the backwaters of Kerala. Houseboat is one of the 50 “must do” things as described by the National Geographic Traveller magazine. The backwater cruise through the narrow canals that criss-cross a typical Kerala Village, rich with green paddy fields and verdant coconut trees and is a thrilling experience. The boat cruise takes you to small islets tucked away amidst those waters where you get glimpses of village at the best of its serenity and innocence. Lunch and dinner will be served on board.

Spend the rest of the day at leisure.

Lunch & Dinner at the houseboat.

Overnight on board.

DAY 10 | ALLEPPEY – COCHIN

Today morning, after breakfast de-board the houseboat and you will be transferred in your private car to Cochin (53 kms / 60 Mins) where upon arrival check in at hotel.

Take a tour of the city visiting the Dutch Palace, which has some of India’s most beautiful murals, the Jewish Synagogue in the heart of Jew Town and the cantilevered Chinese fishing nets. See St. Francis Church where Vasco da Gama was originally buried, and the Santa Cruz Church with its pastel coloured interior and carved wooden panels.

In the evening proceed to witness the Kathakali Dance Performance.

Kathakali literally meaning “story dance” is the pantomimic dance drama, the dancing and the acting being blended together into an inseparable form. It is a combination of facial expressions and body movements, which brings out the thought and emotion of the character. Kathakali is predominantly a male art and the dancing is mostly of the masculine type. The position taken by the actor is angular. He never stands erect while acting, his knees being spread out and his legs forming a rhombus, his hands bent at the elbow and his palms on his hips. The outer feet are never flat on the ground and still the actor maintains a perfect balance. The female character is lasya which is gentle and grateful. This is particularly evident in love scenes.

Overnight is in Cochin.

DAY 11 | DEPARTURE COCHIN

Today after breakfast you will be driven to Cochin International airport to board your further flight.

The Experience

Day 1 | ARRIVE DELHI

Today you will arrive at Delhi’s International Airport. Following customs, immigration formalities and baggage collection, a LUMLE HOLIDAYS representative will meet you as you exit the arrivals terminal building and transfer you to your hotel.

Perhaps there is no other capital city in the world so steeped in history and legend as the Indian capital Delhi. It was the magnet, which drew the Mongols, Turks, Persians, Afghans, Mughals and the British, all of whom contributed to its glorious but turbulent past. The fascination with Delhi was such that even though it was abandoned many times, its rulers returned to it again and again rebuilding it at least seven times. Today, the twin cities of Old and New Delhi still intrigue Indians and tourists alike as the cultural and political capital of the largest democracy in the world.

Overnight is in Delhi

Day 2 | IN DELHI

Early morning you will embark on the combined city tour Delhi. Delhi is divided into two parts New and Old Delhi. First you will visit the old part of Delhi. You will visit:

Jamia Masjid – One of the oldest Mosques in Asia followed by a rickshaw ride in the old narrow streets of Chandini Chowk, silver streets and spice Markets, then later visit the Red Fort (photo stop only) and the Rajghat – Cremation place of Mahatma Ghandi. Following this you will take a break at local ethnic restaurants (at own cost). Afterwards, you return to the hotel.

After lunch, you will kick of the second part of your Delhi tour for sightseeing of New Delhi by visiting Rashtrapati Bhawan (President’s House) and its well-maintained Mughal Gardens, the Parliament of India and India Gate, a war memorial. Then you’ll visit the famous Humuyus Tomb – replica of Taj Mahal made of sandstone and marble. Other highlights of the day include visits to Lotus Temple – belonging to the Bahai Faith. Later visiting the Tallest Minaret called Qutub Minar and return to hotel.

Overnight stay at hotel.

Day 3 | DELHI – AGRA

After breakfast you begin your journey to Agra (214 Km /5 Hrs).

Upon arrival in Agra you will check-in at your hotel and a representative will assist you to complete your check-in formalities.

Agra came into the limelight during the rule of the Afghan King Sikandar Lodhi – who had made it the capital of his empire. Later in 1526 A.D., the Mughal Emperor Babar took upon himself the task for rendering Agra, a unique character and beauty of its own. The next few hundred years of Agra witnessed the rise of the pomp and pageantry of three great Mughal monarchs – Emperor Akbar, Jehangir and Shahjahan. In modern times, the city of Agra is a thriving carpet industry where you can also find leather workers, sandstone and marble sculptors, some of whom claim to be direct descendants of the craftsmen who had helped build the Taj Mahal.

Visit the Taj Mahal, monument remain closed on all Fridays. Taj Mahal was built by an emperor in memory of his beloved queen. Construction of the Taj Mahal began in 1631, and is believed to have taken 18 years to complete, with over 20,000 craftsmen working around the clock. The design and construction is said to be that of the legendary architect, Ustad Ahamad Lahori. What makes the Taj Mahal unique is its perfect proportions, distinct femininity, medium of construction and ornamentation. Its marble exterior reflects rose and golden tints at sunrise and sunset, while it is dazzling white during the day. It is impossible to visualize the Taj Mahal in any surrounding others than its paradoxical garden. Paradise, in Islam, is visualized as a lush garden where running streams flow.

Later visit the impressive Agra Fort, the seat and stronghold of the Mughal Empire for successive generations. The buildings within this sprawling fort complex represent the assimilation of different cultures, which was the mark of the Mughal period. Most of the structures within the Agra fort are a mixture of different architectural styles.

Overnight at the hotel.

Day 4 | AGRA – JAIPUR

Today you will be proceeding to Taj Mahal for sunrise (without guide) and drive to Jaipur.

Enroute you’ll visit Fathepur Sikri and see famous Buland Darwaja, Panch Mahal and Mughal architecture. Arrive in Jaipur and transfer to hotel.

Overnight stay at hotel.

Day 5 | IN JAIPUR

After breakfast, visit Amber Fort. High above the city, the towers and domes of the Amber Fort are reminiscent of scenes from some fairy tale. The palace itself is within the enormous fort complex and is replete with halls, gardens, pavilions, and temples. The Hall of Mirrors is not to be missed where one lit matchstick can illuminate the entire room.

Later proceed to visit the City Palace Museum where you can see an imposing blend of traditional Rajasthani and Mughal Art. The museum is resplendent with its collection of robes of royal princes, carpets, an armoury of old weapons, miniature paintings portraying court scenes, battle scenes and processions, Also visit the awe inspiring Jantar Mantar (an accurate observatory built in 1726 AD).

Your tour also included is a photo visit at the Hawa Mahal (Palace of Winds) – a five storied wonder with a spectacular pyramidal facade and overhanging windows with latticed screens, domes and spires.

Later walk through the colourful markets of Jaipur.

Overnight at hotel

Day 6 | JAIPUR – DELHI

Morning after breakfast you will set your return journey to Delhi where upon arrival you will check in at your hotel.

Overnight stay at hotel.

Day 7 | DELHI-COCHIN BY FLIGHT

Today early morning you will be assisted & transferred in your private car to Jaipur airport to connect your flight to Cochin, via Mumbai.

DEPARTURE Delhi BY: Indigo 6E 289 AT: 1330 Hrs
ARRIVAL Cochin Economy Class AT: 1640 Hrs

Upon arrival in Cochin, you will be met & assisted by a LUMLE HOLIDAYS representative and will be transferred to your hotel.

Spend the rest of the day at leisure.

Overnight is in Cochin.

DAY 8 | COCHIN – MUNNAR

Today morning after breakfast, you will be transferred in your private car to Munnar (130 kms / 03 Hrs).

Upon arrival in Munnar, check-in at the hotel.

Munnar is situated at the confluence of three mountain streams – Mudrapuzha, Nallathanni and Kundala. 1600 m above sea level, this hill station was once the summer resort of the erstwhile British Government in South India. Sprawling tea plantations, picture-book towns, winding lanes and holiday facilities make this a popular resort town. Among the exotic flora found in the forests and grasslands here is the Neelakurinji. This flower that bathes the hills in blue every twelve years will bloom next in 2006 AD. Munnar also has the highest peak in South India, Anamudi, which towers over 2695 m.

Later you will proceed for an interesting walk to the Tea Plantations owned and managed by the Estate people.

Tea estates are situated mostly on the inner slopes of an elevated basin-like plateau. It would be worthwhile to visit some of these tea gardens to witness the plucking of leaves by women who carry conical bamboo baskets on their back and strapped to their forehead by a cloth band. The work on the field is all done by hand and is a fascinating sight.

Overnight is in Munnar.

DAY 9 | MUNNAR – ALLEPPEY

Today morning after breakfast, drive to Alleppey (176 Kms/ 4.5 Hrs) where upon arrival embark your houseboat.

Climb aboard the traditional kettuvallams (riceboats) converted into houseboats with bedrooms and attached toilets. Originally these boats were used as ferries to carry rice. Cruise through the backwaters of Kerala. Houseboat is one of the 50 “must do” things as described by the National Geographic Traveller magazine. The backwater cruise through the narrow canals that criss-cross a typical Kerala Village, rich with green paddy fields and verdant coconut trees and is a thrilling experience. The boat cruise takes you to small islets tucked away amidst those waters where you get glimpses of village at the best of its serenity and innocence. Lunch and dinner will be served on board.

Spend the rest of the day at leisure.

Lunch & Dinner at the houseboat.

Overnight on board.

DAY 10 | ALLEPPEY – COCHIN

Today morning, after breakfast de-board the houseboat and you will be transferred in your private car to Cochin (53 kms / 60 Mins) where upon arrival check in at hotel.

Take a tour of the city visiting the Dutch Palace, which has some of India’s most beautiful murals, the Jewish Synagogue in the heart of Jew Town and the cantilevered Chinese fishing nets. See St. Francis Church where Vasco da Gama was originally buried, and the Santa Cruz Church with its pastel coloured interior and carved wooden panels.

In the evening proceed to witness the Kathakali Dance Performance.

Kathakali literally meaning “story dance” is the pantomimic dance drama, the dancing and the acting being blended together into an inseparable form. It is a combination of facial expressions and body movements, which brings out the thought and emotion of the character. Kathakali is predominantly a male art and the dancing is mostly of the masculine type. The position taken by the actor is angular. He never stands erect while acting, his knees being spread out and his legs forming a rhombus, his hands bent at the elbow and his palms on his hips. The outer feet are never flat on the ground and still the actor maintains a perfect balance. The female character is lasya which is gentle and grateful. This is particularly evident in love scenes.

Overnight is in Cochin.

DAY 11 | DEPARTURE COCHIN

Today after breakfast you will be driven to Cochin International airport to board your further flight.

What's included

  • Return economy flight from London Heathrow
  • Domestic flight ticket
  • 10 Nights’ accommodation on twin sharing at the hotels mentioned above or similar
  • Daily buffet breakfast at the hotels mentioned
  • All meals will be provided at Houseboat.
  • All transfers, excursions and sightseeing tours will be by air-conditioned vehicle
  • LUMLE representative for assistance on all arrival and departure transfers.
  • English speaking local guides
  • Rickshaw Ride in Delhi
  • Kathakali Dance Performance in Cochin
  • Tea Factory visit in Munnar
  • Mineral water in the vehicle throughout the trip
  • All currently applicable taxes on hotel & transport
  • Govt. service tax of 3.60%

What's not included

  • Travel or medical insurance
  • Entrance charges at the monuments
  • Camera/video camera fee at monuments
  • Expenses of personal nature
  • Airport departure tax
  • Any meals other than the mentioned
  • Any other services not mentioned in the inclusions

Accommodation

Your Hotels

Delhi : Suryaa International
Agra : Taj Resort
Jaipur : Vesta Maurya
Cochin : Gama Heritage
Munnar : Clouds Valley
Alleppey : Rainbow Cruises

Check-in : 15:00 hours
Check-out : Until 12:00 hours
Room occupancy : Maximum 2 adults and 1 child aged 0-17 per room

Offer is based on Twin share so 2 people must book to complete the offer. So valid with 2 full paying adults:

Child discount

Children 0-1 years stay free and pay infant ticket on the flight
Children 2-5 years stay free and pay full price for the flight
Children 6-11 years pay £195 for accommodation plus the flight ticket
Children 12-17 years pay £245 for accommodation plus the flight ticket

Single person supplement : £295

Hotels : If the hotels mentioned in the itinerary are unavailable you will stay in hotels of a similar standard

Internet Access : Free access to Wi-Fi at all hotels (in lounge or public area)

Wheelchair access : The hotels and tour are not suitable for wheelchair users.

Mobile number : Please be sure to fill in mobile number when booking. This is so that the driver can get in touch with you.

Flight Documents : Once your final payment has been processed, we will send you an email confirmation. You will receive all travel documentation required for your flights and accommodation shortly afterwards.

Flight Times : Please note that flights may be subject to change, delay or postponement by the provider and that flight times are provisional. We search for the best times for you and will do our utmost to provide you with the flights detailed above. However, please note that flight times are subject to availability and may be amended.

Vaccination : If you are travelling to India, you may need to be vaccinated against Hepatitis A, Tetanus and Typhoid. For the most up-to-date health advice, you should visit your local doctor/GP or visit www.gov.uk

Cancellation Conditions : This offer cannot be cancelled or modified

3 Reviews to “Golden Triangle with Kerala”


  1. Rating: 5 / 5
    keith w Mon, 25 Jan, 16

    India's Golden Triangle & Kerala

    I am part of a group of three couples aged 60 to 63 and none of us had ever been to India. We did the Golden Triangle and Kerala Tour.

    We updated our vaccinations and obtained our over the top India visa’s, at this point I was worried about stomach problems and mosquito bites, so we did some homework and took things we thought we may need. We ate in our hotels and recommended restaurants(most serve Indian and Western), had no salads or ice, and used bottled water for brushing our teeth. We applied anti mosquito spray at all essential times. Ok we may have overcooked it but it worked, only in the last two days did two of our party have an issue with stomach problems, and two of our party had issues with mosquito bites. Hard to say the cause but the houseboat did expose us to mosquitoes, otherwise I’d say we were almost trouble free, like any other normal holiday.

    The hotels I thought would be good, and they were. All were clean and comfortable with adequate facilities, some slightly more than others. All breakfasts were good with some very good. Staff very good and very friendly. Money exchange is available at most hotels, get lots of small change for tips for porters and hotel staff, it’s not compulsory but it is appreciated. Give too much and you could be pestered, not enough and it’s embarrassing. 10r/case we found ok.

    Site tours were well organised with first class friendly guides who were flexible for some changes if required, which gave us some control of itinerary but rarely needed. We bought many souvenirs and the ladies bought lots of clothes and jewellery, only restrictions was luggage weight allowance. The street traders can give a great price just as you are about to leave, be prepared to haggle. If you buy before or show interest they could follow you everywhere.

    We travelled in a 9 seater (Ford Transit like) people carrier, which was roomy and adequate, but ours had no passenger seat belts. We drove about 850 miles altogether which was a total of well over a day travelling, the ladies did some sleeping but I couldn’t shut my eyes as there was so much to see. I was amazed as how the traffic functions, it has to be seen to be believed, a hidden highlight of my experience. Two of our party were not used to travel on this scale each day managed with no problems, probably thanks to our drivers who were top class.

    Our flights were ok but not the best, as we had to do it on a budget, so coming home from Southern India took 30 hrs with three flights and airport waiting, not ideal.

    So to summarise. Ideally you need to do some homework to prepare, and if you want a relaxing laid back holiday then this is not for you, if you want an adventure that is well organised then look no further. There is a culture shock and lots of rubbish, but everyone seemed genuinely friendly and could speak English, the sites like the Taj Mahal are amazing, Delhi is a wonderful place, and Jaipur sites beautiful, warmer Kerala more rural and cheaper, the coast is what you would dream of, so to cut to the chase I would certainly recommend Lumle Holidays.

    Incredible India, an amazing experience, an holiday I will never forget.

    Mr.K.G.Whiteley.
    Visited November 2012


  2. Rating: 5 / 5
    Roundwooddivers Mon, 25 Jan, 16

    excellent service

    We have just returned from a 17 day trip organised by Narayan at Lumle Holidays. We flew into Delhi and spent a few days there, then went onto Jaipur and Agra. We then flew down to Kerala for the second half of our trip. Narayan organised for a driver to meet us at Delhi and we also had a guide who showed us the sights at each Delhi, Agra and Jaipur. We organised our own internal flight but again Narayan organised a driver to meet us in Cochin when we arrived for our Kerala trip. We visited Cochin, Munnar, Thekkady Alleppey and Marari beach, We didn’t have a guide for the Kerala part – just a driver. The organisation was perfect no complaints at all. I suggested all the hotels I wanted to use and Narayan booked them all for me. It was difficult locating the drivers at the airports but Narayan gave me the number of the local office and soon we found them. The drivers in both the North and the south were great and became friends! Narayan kept in touch with us by phone during our holiday which was a lovely touch. All in all a fabulous holiday. There are tweaks I would make to the itinerary if I did it again but only minor ones and of course hindsight is always a good thing! I would be happy to discuss with anyone should they be thinking of making a similar trip. Thank you to everyone at Lumle.

    Visited March 2013


  3. Rating: 5 / 5
    Mykeyjoe Mon, 25 Jan, 16

    The sub continent experts

    After attempting to put a programme together and failing miserably we found Narayan at Lumle. Suddenly our failing Indian trip was on with an updated and comprehensive travel itinerary covering all the places we had asked for and a few of Narayan’s personal suggestions. Hotels & travel arrangements all put together in a matter of days, efficiently & effectively. With some apprehension, something always goes wrong in India!, we embarked on a three week odyssey. And everything worked like a dream, every hotel was perfect, every travel section slotted together (a taxi with two punctures did give us the odd grey hair or two). Everyone, drivers, hotel staff etc. were so helpful & a delight. The trip was more than we could have expected. Staff from Delhi phoned each day to ensure we were happy as did Narayan. All in all Lumle did us proud. I would recommend them without hesitation & am happy to speak with anyone that wants a verbal reference.”

    Visited November 2012

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