Singles Tours Kerala, India

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Singles Tours Kerala, India

A magical land bathing hundreds of miles along the Southwesterly extreme of India, Kerala shares an intricate coastline of lagoons and rivers with the Lakshadweep Sea and further inland the prominent features of the Western Ghats.

These stunning aspects make Kerala the jewel of India, a joy for solo travellers to visit. Holding a deep mythology within architectural designs and ancient structures, the land is surrounded by exotic palm trees and gleaming sandy beaches for your utmost tranquility.

Exploring the bright green landscape is an unforgettable adventure, tropical wildlife and full of beauty at every glimpse. The best way to let Kerala pass you by is on a houseboat, travelling a complex winding backwater structure through small tribal villages and coconut groves. The paddy fields here will strike you with awe, creating a long lasting impression on this singles holiday.

Indian culture is highly visible all around Kerala, which enjoys the influences from all over Europe as well to produce a colourful and decorative environment, full of fun to soak in. Hear the music and get involved with a traditional dance as you indulge in an extraordinary culinary experience.

Get involved with one of ten thousand festivals all throughout the year. Enjoy an amazing celebration of culture, the Indian elephants symbolism and rich heritage that gives Kerala a distinctive atmosphere unlike anywhere else in the country. 

Essence of Kerala Tour Itinerary

We visit the most beautiful destinations of Kerala on a gentle tour, navigating between the famous backwaters, golden beaches and villages along the South West Indian coastline.

Cochin, Munnar, Periyar, Alleppey, Marari, Cochin

Day 1 – Welcome to Cochin

Meeting and transfer to the hotel for the start of this relaxing journey. After checking in you will visit the financial capital of Kerala, Cochin, for a tour of the Mattancherry Dutch Palace, Jewish Synagogue, the oldest European church in India and the Santa Cruz Basilica. Spot Chinese fishing nets and unwind into your evening with an entertaining world famous Kathakali dance at the local theatre.

Day 2 – Cochin to Munnar

Driving to Munnar after breakfast, today is a vibrant picture of the coffee and tea plantations of eastern Kerala. Munnar is popular with visitors for beautiful landscapes covered with flowers in blossom and a peaceful ambiance.

Day 3 – Munnar

Discover and explore further into Munnar on a sightseeing tour, including special visits to the Mattupetty Dam, Kundale Lake and Echo Point. Observe a rare species of mountain goat at the Rajamalai before a stop at the Tea Museum takes you back to the emergence of the trade in the 1880’s.

Day 4 - Periyar

The charm of the Western Ghats are to be experienced on your singles travel to Periyar, the location of significant hillsides and spice plantations. The National Park and Wildlife Sanctuary is a famous reserve to elephants and tigers up in the Cardamom Hills.

Take a boat ride tour of the park, see the elephants herd by the edge of the water whilst other animals and tropical greenery transfer you into paradise. Take the chance to ride on an elephants back before the end of the day.

Day 5 - Houseboat

Get ready for an experience in a master crafted houseboat on the Kerala back waters! Pass through rivers, lagoons and canals which are fringed by luscious green palms and tranquil resting paddy fields. Your houseboat is equipped with a balcony and chair to watch the scenery go by. This is the moment you have arrived at the heart of Kerala and its magical characteristics. A deliciously fresh cuisine is served on board the houseboat by the friendly chef so sit back and enjoy the world around you! In Alleppey we have a few opportunities to visit local villages and test yourself at fishing or a one-off experience making alcohol from coconut palm sap.

Day 6 – Houseboat, Alleppey to Marari

Your ultimate relaxation will peak at the coconut palm fringed Marari Beach, an effortlessly beautiful and calm area within the Alleppey district. Look out into the sea and watch the sun set over the beach scene for a paradise of colours and tranquility.

Day 7 – Marari

After easing into the beach atmosphere, today you can extend your knowledge of Marari by visiting the nearby fishermen’s village for a taste of local seafood. Try an Ayurveda massage on your last day to complete your stay in Kerala on a high.

Day 8 – Farewell

Breakfast is served for our guests to share memories before the return flight home.

 

Proposed Hotels

We envisage the following hotels on your tour: Abad Atrium – Cochin, Silver Tips – Munnar, Abad Green Forest – Periyar, Air Conditioned Deluxe Houseboat – Allepey, Abad Turtle – Marari. During your beach extension you will stay at the 4 star Abad Turtle Beach – Marari.

Due to local law Alcohol service is restricted in some of the hotels featured. If you require Alcohol during your holiday it is recommended to purchase Alcohol from duty free prior to arrival in India. 

Highlights of Essence of Kerala Tour

Hindu Ayurveda treatments will rejuvenate your body and mind in a traditional method using plant-based medicines, whilst a session of Yoga on one of the calming beaches will help ease the stresses of everyday life away! Meditate with other singles that will leave you in a peaceful state and with new friendships made.

The major port city of Kochi is a densely populated city and remarked gateway into Kerala. It is a coast-lined city encompassing thirty-six miles of backwater scenery and mainland next to the Arabian Sea. The influence of Portugese and British colonies along with Indian rulers with a love for the arts have given Cochin a mesmerising ambiance.

Solo travellers should not miss the enviable experience onboard a Kerala houseboat, drifting through the maze of rivers and mystical scenery. Houseboats are fully equipped with modern facilities and a brilliant deck to perch and breathe in the fresh air. Oil lamps light up the houseboats when the sun sets, and chefs prepare a taste of India with fresh fish and vegetables. Sit back and relax with a sweet palm wine, a must for singles in Kerala!

Located right in the Cardamom and Pandalam Hills, the Periyar Tiger Reserve houses rare glimpses of the exotic animals roaming amongst over 350 square miles of equally impressive and diverse flora. The reserve is divided into areas with forest guards and range officers who protect and preserve this incredible area in Kerala.

Beach extension Marari

Enjoy the slower pace of Kerala for additional 3 nights in a gorgeous climate at Marari Beach. Let the tranquility of surrounding beach scenery to resonate deep within your body and mind. Incredible cuisine is offered by the local fishermen’s catch of the day as you sit between coconut palms as a guest to nature’s hospitality. The beach extension at Marari Beach offers perfect singles holidays for rest and rejuvenation, with activities available to keep you entertained.

 

Dates & Prices

Special Offer: Book early and enjoy Solitair £100 Smart Price Discount

Share & Save: With same gender and similar age group

  • Stay at 4 star Hotels throughout the tour and for beach extension at 3 star Abad Turtle Beach Resort, Marari
  • Your own single occupancy en-suite room or Share and Save on a Twin room
  • Daily Breakfast & Dinner
  • Flight from Gatwick
  • All Taxes & Surcharges
  • 20kg Baggage allowance and 5 kg hand baggage allowance
  •  All transfers
  • Guided site-seeing, entrance fees to the sites and activities as per the itinerary
  • Cochin tour, Spice gardens visit and drive through tea plantations, Kathakali show, Houseboat  Stay at Backwaters and Elephant ride
  • Services of a Solitair guide
  • Icebreaker get together
  •  Club Solitair membership
  • Great times with other singles in your age group!

Flight timings: (Tour & Extension)

  • Departs London Gatwick at 14:30 Arrives Cochin International at  09:00
  • Departs Cochin International at 10:30 Arrives London Gatwick at 19:45

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 https://indianvisaonline.gov.in/visa/tvoa.html failure to comply with entry requirements will result in travel being denied or entry refused.

 

 

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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
FAQ

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 can be made by debit or credit card when you book. We accept MasterCard, American Express, Visa, Switch, and Delta.
Please note a 2% handling fee will be charged on MasterCard, Visa and 3% on Amex.  All Debit cards, Delta, Visa Debit, Master Debit,  Solo, Electron cards are subject to no surcharge.
Please note a minimum card charge of £5 is applicable on all credit card payments for the amount of £1 to £250.


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.

Phone - 0844 414 4010

Email - Sales@solitairhols.com