18th September, 2012
Kochi → Munnar → Alappuzha → Kovalam   → Kanyakumari → Kovalam 
Kerala was amazing and full of fond memories.  We took the services of Travel Thrills, owned and managed by John and Rani, a beautiful couple and wonderful hosts.
We received truly personalized service throughout - from planning to arrival and completion.  I dealt with Rani who responded promptly with warmth and paid attention to every detail that we asked for.  She stayed in touch with us throughout the trip, constantly briefing the hotels and other operators making sure we are comfortable and taken care of.  Sunil, our tour companion was not only a very safe driver and a good guide, he was an excellent human being; always smiling, patient, caring and willing to help. 
The whole experience was a dream in God's Own Country with God's Own People! 
Highly recommend Travel Thrills.
Dr. Ajay Samantray 
Lead Geologist, Shell
Supported by Mrs. Margaret Samantray
16th September, 2012
Calicut → Wayanad → Palakkad 
Dear Shajan & Rani,
Thank you for all the travel planning and help you gave us.  We had a wonderful time in Wayanad.  In the last few years we had been traveling a lot for holidays.  In spite of being from Kerala, I never thought hospitality would be so good in Kerala.  It was a wonderful experience in Vythri resorts being so close to the nature.  Special thanks to both of you for making all the arrangements.  The car and the driver were very nice.  Altogether we had a wonderful time.  Few of my friends were keen to visit Kerala and I have given your reference.  Hope they will contact you in the near future. 
Why don’t you make arrangements or travel plans for other parts of India and around the globe.  
Love and regards
Shaji Varghese & Family
Project Quality Manager (KJO- Ratawi)
McDermott Middle East Inc,
Jebel Ali,
Munnar→ Alappuzha→ Kochi
The Travel Thrills welcoming at the houseboat was very friendly and warm. You all took a keen interest in us as individuals which was lovely, and were very welcoming. It was lovely to be greeted by you all as soon as we arrived, and therefore we could get on the houseboat without any waiting around which is always appreciated. 
It was so nice to see who had organised our trip for us, and good to know we could thank you properly in person!
The houseboat itself was so beautiful and luxurious, and I know you definitely provided us with one of the nicest ones so thank you!
The transport was very good (i.e. the car) and got us everywhere we needed to go!
Best of luck with the business!
Anna Foxall
26 July, 2012
Kochi →Athirapally→ Guruvayoor→ Munnar→ Thekkady→ Alappuzha→ Kanyakumari→ Kovalam
"Dear Rani and John,
Thank you
For the most memorable trip that we have had till date!
The wonderful tips you gave us before the start of the journey.
How John helped me get over my fear of water.
The prayers! I will never forget the same.
The people & food of Kerala have always held a special place in my heart (from childhood) but visiting Kerala has reaffirmed it. The hospitable and friendly nature Of almost everybody we came across –whether it be Akhil, our driver who maintained the vehicle impeccably clean, the boat captain, or the courteous hotel staff .We felt welcomed and cared for always. The countryside was beautifully green, mesmerizing us with the sheer loveliness of gods own country. My only regret is not carrying back the moss and the ferns!
The properties as you had promised were the best! The luxury we stayed in was truly world class.
As I was telling my friends –this was not one holiday, but four /five rolled into one.
The old world charm of Kochi, with the biggest & highest no. of jewelry and saree shops full of local
buyers on a weekday.
The hill station of Munnar (never actually believed the pics that showed green hills earlier, pics were
probably taken during the rainy season) Thought it was a marketing gimmick. You have to see it, to
believe it.
The wild life tour and spice station of Thekkady. (Wish list says, should have seen some wild animals)
Don’t say I told you so. I know now.
The temple town of Thrissur, where I found beautiful sarees.I was awestruck with the rows of huge,
colourful mansions all along the road. So many rich people in Kerala! Was sure an eye-opener.
The boat cruise of Alleppy. The overnight stay aboard Alitaire was a once in a life time experience.
The food served aboard beyond compare.
The beach resort of Trivandrum .The old building charm of the heritage resort mixed with all modern
luxuries, a traveler’s delight.
Then last but not the least- Kanyakumari, an iconic landmark with so many memories attached. If I
count back it makes it 7 holidays rolled together.
Now I will talk about the food- our daily staples – bananas,banana chips.
What I learnt and relished- Karimeen, Neimeen, Meen porichatthu, Theeyal, appams and
unforgettable payasams.
I will definitely come back for more.
Key words to describe Kerala- land of clean roads and educated folks.
My appetite for Kerala is as yet not satiated.
You have been declared (as I told you before we started) as our permanent holiday planners, there is
absolutely no body who can do it better than you !!
Please wait, you will hear from us again."

With warm regards
Dr. Nalin Agarwal and Dr. Juhee Chandra
Supported by Abhinav & Aayush,  
Sector- 29, Noida 
18 July, 2012
Munnar→ Alappuzha→ Kochi
"My experience in Kerala was amazing, thank you so much for organising it all
for us. I loved seeing such a different part of India, and seeing such a wide variety of
places within Kerala itself. Munnar and the backwaters were so beautiful, and I enjoyed the
experience so much. They are so gorgeous and it was so interesting to see a
different way of life. Staying in Cochin was also such a treat; Jew town was
very interesting and also so good for shopping! Thank you again for everything, my time in
India was so incredible (literally like the advertisement) and the trip to Kerala really made me
feel like
I've experienced India much more fully then I would have done if we hadn't
of come."
Anna Foxall, Australia
8th April, 2012
Alappuzha Houseboat →  Kovalm

"Dear Rani and John Varghese,

Happy Easter to you too. We just arrived back from Jaipur, where we passed a few wonderful days. Our second experience with you and Travel Thrills had been as fine as the first one and we enjoyed our holidays in Kerala tremendously. Your planning of this tour has been again perfect. Sure we refer Travel Thrills to our friends and the German community in India.

We proposed Travel Thrills to Mrs Fink, a colleague of my husband and today we received a note from her that she is really enjoying her trip on the backwaters. Hope you like the photos we took with you! I am sure we will meet again. We will keep in touch and our family will not forget these wonderful holidays spent under your highly professional guidance.

Heartily greetings"

Regina, Hansjorg Neun
Supported by Fabian and Celine
Defence Colony, New Delhi  and Germany.


1st May, 2012

Alappuzha Houseboat →  Kovalm

"Dear Mrs. and Mr. Varghese,

It was a pleasant, thrilling and relaxing vacation for which you and Travel Thrills provided best logistics, organization and a superb and caring services. Floating on the Backwaters and swimming in the Arabic Sea was each in itself an experience. My daughter and myself will certainly come back with the rest of the family.

Thank you for your professional and caring way of dealing with your clients. I did recommend you already to my colleagues and friends.

All the best for you and your family."

Dr.Helga and Elie Fink


28 January, 2012
Alappuzha Houseboat →  Kovalm
Recently we travelled in "God's own country" - Kerala / South India to study 'biodiversity.... amongst others. Great country, great landscape and great hospitality. Two days backwaters on a riceboat and 5 days coastal and marine biodiversity (beach:-). 
Thanks to John Varghese and his wife from Travel Thrills who organised the whole trip very professionally and cared so much that all details would just make it what it actually was - a dream short outbreak from Delhi.
Dr. Hansjörg Neun,

17th January, 2012

Alappuzha Houseboat → Kovalam.

"We got home after a wonderful relaxing week, which you had organised for us. Thank you for all the planing work you have put to make this short holidays an experiance which we will take as lasting great memories with us. Be assured that we will recommend your services to others who might have the wish to spend some time in Kerala. Especially the boat trip has been great and we enjoyed this outstanding adventure in the backwaters. We had a lot of fun with the people on board who cared for us and the service was perfect.

The beach ressort in Kovalam, has been really the right place for us. The small bay and the surrounding was breathtaking. The ayuverdic offers were very good and we enjoyed quite a lot of different massages and treatment of body and soul. For us this week fulfilled all our expectations in finding a rest and enjoying nature and service. So Travel Thrills will rest in our mind as a travel agency where one can be sure of not being disapointed.

Thank you very much again and we hope that we will meet for other occasions during our stay in India.

With kind regards and looking forward seeing you again."

Dr. Hansjorg and Regina Neun 
Supported by Alexander and Yodit.
Defence Colony, New Delhi  and Germany.


1st January, 2012
Thekkady→ Alappuzha Houseboat.


"We had the privilege of having Travel Thrills organise our holiday in December 2011. The holiday planned was to visit Thekkady, Gavi and the Backwaters of Kerala. Travel Thrills organised and planned our itinerary. The drivers and tour guides provided to us were courteous , knowledgeable, warm and sincere and we thoroughly enjoyed their company. The hotel provided was worth the money and every effort was taken by the tour operator to make our holiday memorable and comfortable. We would recommend Travel Thrills for their sheer professionalism, excellence and personal touch."

Col. Joy Jose and Family
Sector-50, Noida.

nws1 2011-10-27


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