Singles Holiday India - Kerala Marigold

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Singles Holiday India - Kerala Marigold

If there ever comes a time in your life when you feel like you just need to get away from it all, be it for escapism, for spiritual purposes or put simply to enjoy yourself then this new adventure is the perfect retreat, tailored to suit your needs, whilst also allowing you to prolong your stay further should you wish to make it more of a memorable life experience in India.

India’s ability to genuinely move and transform the lives of those lucky enough to visit is never to be underestimated. With inspiration from the award winning film and TV show, The Marigold Hotel, this concept allows you to bide your time in a cosy hotel on the shores of the Malabar coast in idyllic Fort Cochin, famed for its ancient colonial history & it's embracing of modern day life.

Fort Cochin is one of India's most romantic cities owing to its fascinating architectural heritage, colonial bungalows and diverse houses of worship around the shoreline, it is a destination ripe for exploring no matter how long your stay, be it the 21 day minimum stay or whether you’re looking to extend further for a month, two or even three, submerse yourself in the land and culture of amazing India.

At Solitair’s Marigold Experience you are guaranteed that home from home feeling, with modern facilities, a hosted, professional, tempting optional excursion programmes, which will allow and encourage you to explore, discover & experience a new way of holidaying. Relaxing in great company is the focus of this holiday!

On arrival you will be welcomed at an icebreaker get together hosted by your Solitair representative, giving you the golden opportunity to discover & emerge yourself in Kerala & it's treasures. Meeting & mingling with your fellow Solitair adventurers will be the beginning of a new way of discovering an amazing holiday in like-minded company.

Your Solitair representative will be on hand to facilitate throughout your stay.

The Tower House****

Location, location, location.... within easy walking distance of Fort Cochin’s centre, the home stay is perfectly situated to enable you to discover Cochin in good company of new friends. This new concept will enable you to explore and live amongst like-minded people in a community where you can share your experiences of this special holiday and create your new memories exploring the culture of India, whilst feeling utterly comfortable, safe and delighted in an adventure of a life time.

The Tower House Hotel, follows the style of a typical colonial Indian home stay whilst encompassing a beautiful historic heritage feel - inside awaits a time travel experience. Here you can revel in amazing views across the Malabar, whilst the pool & intimate gardens are a refreshing joy at the end of a busy day exploring.

All guest rooms are smartly decorated with en suite facilitates, air conditioning, all based on a single occupancy on a bed and breakfast basis.


The Tower House Hotel offers an outdoor pool, intimate gardens, a restaurant, a library and Wi-Fi is available throughout the hotel free of charge.



Optional Extras:

During your stay you’ll have the option to enjoy a weekly program of excursions to give you a taste of what India has to offer.

A tour of Cochin - Submerse yourself in the Jew Town a unique feature of Cochin, situated in Mattancherry famous for its antique shopping venues, explore Mattancherry Dutch Palace, Jewish Synagogue, the oldest European church in India and the Santa Cruz Basilica. We’ll then take a stroll across the shoreline to see the renowned Chinese fishing nets, observing the structure in all its glory whilst seeing how they still work and are used today.

Explore Fort Cochin’s wonderful art & history, influenced by various cultures and nationalities, which have left their impressions in the fields of architecture, arts, crafts, cultural and heritage institutions.

Note - In December/January Biennale - International Art festival will be held 2018/2019in Fort Cochin. Festivals in Kerala offers you to opportunity to enjoy colourful cultural celebrations from all denominations.

Start your day off with a buzz of Yoga and Meditation taster session, open your mind, relax and soak up the surroundings first thing in the morning.

Experience the ancient Ayurveda massage, where your skin will be soothed in traditional oils from head to toe - all you need to do it lie back and relax. Take the opportunity to experience health & wellbeing with Ayurvedic treatments which are well known & proven to treat mind & body. 

Discover and explore Munnar on a sightseeing tour of the vibrant coffee and tea plantations of eastern Kerala. The area is popular with visitors owing to its beautiful landscapes covered with flowers in blossom and its calming, peaceful ambience - no visit would be complete without a trip to hill station - the highest point where the views are totally breathtaking.

Discover The Periyar Tiger Reserve, named after the Periyar river, it is one of Kerala’s most prestigious possessions, this wildlife sanctuary is home to a number of amazing animals in their natural habitat such as tigers, elephants, Malabar squirrel, deer, birds, wild pigs, reptiles and much more - just don’t forget your camera!

Enjoy an experience to behold in a hand crafted traditional rice boat on the Kerala back waters. Pass through rivers, lagoons and canals which are fringed with palms and rice fields. Your overnight stay in a houseboat is equipped with a balcony to view the life & scenery on the backwaters. Dine in Style in a relaxed atmosphere and taste & delight in local cuisine prepared on board. 

Dates & Prices

Special Offer: Book early and enjoy Solitair £200 Smart Price Discount

  • Stay at 4 star Hotel The Tower House ****
  • Your own single occupancy en-suite room
  • Daily Breakfast 
  • Flight from London Heathrow
  • All Taxes & Surcharges
  • 20kg Baggage allowance and 5 kg hand baggage allowance
  • All transfers
  • Services of a Solitair guide
  • Icebreaker get together
  • Club Solitair membership
  • Great times with other singles in your age group!

Flight timings:

  • Departs London Heathrow at 14:20 Arrives Cochin International at 09:00
  • Departs Cochin International at 10:30 Arrives London Heathrow at 18:40

Transit via Dubai

Flight timings are approximate and for guidance only

Fly from your local airport at a Supplement

Price and itinerary may be subject to change

Price excludes: Indian visa

All British passport holders must obtain the holiday visa in advance at least 72 hours prior and not more than 30 days in advance of your departure.

The cost for Indian Tourist Visa $60 (approx. - £45) and you can purchase from the India Government website failure to comply with entry requirements will result in travel being denied or entry refused.

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If You Have Any Questions

Useful Information
  • Currency - Indian Rupee (INR)
  • Visa - British citizens must have a passport that is valid for at least six months upon arrival, and a visa, to enter India
  • Electricity - 230 volts, 50Hz. A variety of power outlets are used in India, but most plugs have two or three round pins
  • Time Difference - GMT +5.5
  • Best time to Travel - Year Around
  • Languages spoken - Although English is generally used for official and business purposes, Hindi is the official language

Frequently asked Questions

Who are Solitair?
The specialists in Singles Holidays
Sophisticated, fun & adventurous holidays chosen especially for the single traveller

Who books with Solitair?
Our customers join us from all walks of life. We have found that people choose to travel solo for many reasons, but appreciate the communal ambience created by the Solitair concept. Our guests can be single, separated, divorced, widowed or simply unable to co-ordinate holidays with family and friends. We always endeavour to balance numbers, genders and ages within each group, but naturally, we can never guarantee a particular mix of people.

Read more about just who our customers are, with our survey on Singles Holidays Uncovered!

Why book with Solitair?
We operate our holidays with a real knowledge of the single traveller's wishes and aspirations, with recommendations personally tried and tested by ourselves. Our guests benefit from the knowledge and experience we have accumulated over the past 15 years, enabling us to offer the very best singles holidays. With Solitair you will find great company, total freedom, good food and friendly hosts at all our holiday destinations.

Age - does it matter?
Definitely not... We know from our experience that a cross section of ages offers the best mix for our groups, so you will have the opportunity to meet new friends across a wide range of ages. Our experienced travel advisors will guide you towards your perfect holiday dependent on age and interests.

What is the age range of people travelling on a Solitair holiday?
Solitair arrange specific holidays for singles who want to match their age range and interests. We cater for single travellers from the ages of 29 to 79 with some holiday highlighted for particular age groups as below.

·      29 – 49 years of age
·      30 – 59 years of age
·      50 + up to 89 years of age

What is the average group size on Solitair singles holidays?
The average group size is 12 but the numbers vary depending on time of the year and destination.

What is the ratio of men to women?
We do not manage the proportion of women to men on our solo holidays. The ratio varies, but is usually around three women to each man.

How do I connect with other singles going on holiday?
Once you have booked your holiday, you can register to our site by using your booking reference number to join our on line community of single travellers. Never be bored or stressed in the airport again! Find your new friends before you travel with our email exchange service and online community. Perhaps to meet before you travel at an airport lounge, generally get to know your fellow travellers before to go on holiday or just to chat and share experiences.

Are you a dating agency?
No, we do not design our holiday packages to have any aspect of introduction or dating services. We offer holidays purely for single travellers who want to go it alone but do not want to spend their holiday on their own. Good friends do certainly result from our holidays. Although individuals have met and become a couple as a result of our holidays this is not an intention of Solitair.

First time Traveller?
We understand that going away on your own for the first time can be daunting, which is why becoming part of a Solitair group can help you feel more at ease. In the company of new friends, you can enjoy a different way of holidaying, safe in the knowledge that you are free to enjoy your own company or join others if you wish for exploration, dining, travel and fun.

I have never travelled on my own before ?
Don't worry, more than half of our single customers have never booked on their own before, so you'll be amongst likeminded people with something already in common. 

Will I be left on my own?
Only if you choose to be. Our hosts are at hand to greet you at the airport at your holiday destination and organise your ice breaker get together. On all our singles holidays we arrange meals together, offer advice on excursions and answer any questions. Of course there will be plenty of time and space for you to be alone whenever you choose.

When will I meet my Solitair Representative?
Your Solitair representative will meet you either at your resort or at your destination airport.Your representative will be available during your holiday to ensure everything runs smoothly and add that reassuring personal touch. Our friendly hosts are specially selected from the respective countries, as our experience has shown that their local knowledge and skills will add value to your holiday and also we are committed in supporting local tourism.

Can I extend my holiday?
If you would like to extend your holiday at the time of booking just ask and we can sometimes arrange this for you.

How can I book a holiday?

You can book over phone by ringing reservations on 0844 4144010 or online by simply clicking the 'Book On-line’ link and you will be guided through the booking process in easy-to-follow steps.
·      acknowledge receipt by e-mail
·      send a confirmation invoice by e-mail within 24 hours
·      Simply book on-line.

If you have any further queries, please call 0844 414 4010

By phone contact our Travel consultants on 0844 414 4010 and one of our helpful and friendly team will book your holiday and answer any questions you may have. Our team are here to take your call Monday - Friday 9am-7pm, Saturday 9am-5pm, Sunday 10am-5pm (excludes customer services). A telephone answering service is available outside office hours. Calls may be recorded to ensure a high level of customer service.

What is smart price?
Smart price is an early booking discount and to take advantage of smart price you should book early and pay in full at the time of booking.

How much deposit is required to book the holiday?
You can secure your booking by paying £100 deposit for UK holidays, £200 for European holidays & £500 for Worldwide holidays  anytime up to 10 weeks prior to departure.

How do I know if my booking has been confirmed?
When booking a holiday on-line or over phone, you will receive a confirmation in 24 hours with a booking reference by e mail. Please print the page or write down the booking reference number when you receive it. You will also receive an e-mail confirming the receipt of your payment.

When do I have to pay for my holiday in full?
The balance is required no later than 10 weeks before departure. If you are due to travel within 10 weeks of making the booking, payment is required in full when you book your holiday.

What payment methods do you accept?

Payment of your holiday can be made by Debit or Credit card over the phone or online. No surcharge is levied on Credit cards, Debit cards, Delta, Visa Debit, Master Debit, Solo and Electron cards 

If I have a special request?

If you have a special request this must be made at the time of booking over the telephone or online booking. Please be advised certain request are subject to supplement for e.g: Pre bookable seats, Extra legroom seats, Pool / Sea view rooms.  Special dietary request must be notified at the time of booking and vegetarian diet, gluten free diet can be catered on all our holidays.  All special request must be notified at the time of booking and appropriate supplement if applicable must be paid to guarantee the service.

Will you send me a reminder when I have to pay the balance?
We do not issue reminders for the balance. Your holiday confirmation advice you the date for balance payment and serves as your final invoice.

Can I fly from my local airport?
To make your travel easier, we endeavour if available to offer direct flights to a selection of our destinations at a supplement. Or we can arrange regional connection to major airports.

When will I receive my tickets?
Your Electronic tickets and final travel details will be issued approximately 7-10 days prior to departure.

What are your opening hours?
You can Contact our Holiday Consultants on 0844 414 4010 and one of our helpful and friendly team will book your holiday and answer any questions you may have. Our team are here to take your call Monday - Friday 9am-7pm, Saturday 9am-5pm, Sunday 10am-5pm (excludes customer services). A telephone answering service is available outside office hours. Calls may be recorded to ensure a high level of customer service.
Booking Information
If there is a mistake in my confirmation, what should I do?
Telephone 0844 414 4010 quoting your booking reference number immediately on receipt of email invoice. Once confirmed and invoiced, any changes by you to your details or holiday arrangements will incur an administration fee of £50.

Can I cancel my holiday?
Yes you can. Please advise us by telephone immediately and also in writing. If you cancel you will be liable to pay cancellation fees detailed in our Booking Conditions.

Do I have to share a bedroom?
No, we recognise that people have the right to travel without the burden of additional supplement costs, which is why Solitair make no single supplement charges and we do not ask or expect you to share a room with one of your companions unless you decide to.

Do you charge a single room supplement?
No. Our prices are based on single occupnacy.

What is Share & Save option 
Certain holidays we offer Share & Save option with same gender and similar age group to reduce the cost of the holiday.

Can two single friends travel together?
Although the vast majority of our customers travel alone, some people who have recently become alone or solo and are not ready to go alone do travel with a friend.

Can Solitair organise my car parking and overnight stay at the airport?
Yes just give us a call and we will be pleased to assist you with your arrangements.

Can I pre-book my seats on the aircraft?
Yes, you can pre book your seats on the aircraft for a supplement, please advise at the time of booking.

When are flight times confirmed?
If you contact our Customer Services approximately 7 – 10 days before the departure date, we should be able to confirm final flight times.

Why do you need my insurance and next of kin/friends details?
If you have taken your own insurance we ask for details so that in the event of an emergency, we can deal with any problems. Also to assist you if required to contact your next of kin or friend.

If I have a concern or a complaint what do I do?
Please refer to the Solitair complaints procedure the terms and conditions of booking, and you can use the Contact Us function.

Book with confidence
Solitair is fully bonded and holds an Air Travel Organisers Licence number (ATOL) 6184. This means your money and holiday are fully protected when you book with us.


Need Help

If you cannot find answers or got any queries regarding this holiday please contact us or request a call back.

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