Jenny Barry (Germany) – We planned our visit to Kumarakom last January especially for the sake houseboat stay which we had heard to be the main attraction of this place. Both of us me and my husband researched a lot for so many days but couldn’t find a suitable deal on house boat stay in Kumarakom as the rates and prices varies or fluctuate widely between the service providers and boats. Also during this online research we came to know certain ill experiences of some travellers in same regard to houseboat bookings like overcharging, rude service and lack of facilities etc. After that much hours of intense research and communicating with several tour operators we finalized upon Cosmovision Tours Services Pvt. Ltd. here Mr. Shobhit personally assured us of the best quality of overall services on very competitive rates. Moreover he helped us made our itinerary for a stay of 7 nights in different parts of Kerala with two exclusive nights on Houseboat at Kumarakom all our bookings were done in advance to avoid last hour rates fluctuations. I would definitely mention the promptness and professionalism that Cosmovision Tours Services Pvt. Ltd. exhibited throughout after surfing through lots of unfavourable remarks it was a nice surprise and a sense of relief. We were facilitated with the airport pick facility directly to the houseboat, which was quiet spacious for two of us with a large bathroom and a AC facility moreover the houseboat staff was quiet friendly and well versed with English though we demanded German knowing guide for our sightseeing tour as well. Food on the houseboat was absolutely delicious. The chef was not only expert of the local cuisine but also had deep knowledge of continental, European dishes and sea food etc. Throughout the day we were served with variety of snacks though alcohol is not available of any of the boats but tea or coffee wasn’t a problem at all. The total Kerala trip was an excellent one without any sort of hassle or bitter experience to share, both of us are missing Kerala, its people, sceneries especially the houseboat. We wish to visit Kerala next year with some of our other friends. We strongly recommend Cosmovision Tours Services particularly, if you are planning to travel Kerala soon.
Sandeep Patel (UK) – Last month our family including my wife and two kids travelled Kerala through Cosmovision Tours Services Pvt. Ltd. organized tour. I would sincerely want to applaud them for their awesome services and shall look forward to the same for my cousin who will also be visiting next week on 15th to Kerala through your company’s guided tour. For the readers also would strongly recommend Cosmovision Tours Services Pvt. Ltd. for any sort of travel services across India especially Kerala 🙂 … We opted for couple of night trip to experience the houseboats in Kerala. Not only the tour company provided us with the best rates possible but also served us with various types of houseboats to choose from according to the facilities on board. The houseboat on which we lived was very clean, well managed and had a very friendly and cooperative staff. The bed room and bathroom were quiet spacious moreover the chef onboard was trained in the local vegetarian cuisine as we all are vegetarians hence had this doubt in our mind that whether we would be able to get vegetarian food on the houseboat. Both my kids and wife are very fond of photography hence we clicked some of the amazing pictures of the surrounding, the beautiful backwaters and some special birds etc. every day on the houseboat we used to wake up early to enjoy the sunrise and sunset with a cup of local masala tea which was served hot to us at the small terrace or open area on the houseboat itself. The service is really worth appreciation. We also opted for the canoe ride which took us through some of the narrow waterways or canals for where we could enjoy the sceneries better and observe the local people as well as click some good photographs of the birds and fields etc. the toilets and bathrooms on the houseboats were also nicely built with proper water facility like the showers etc. working. Overall it was one of the best trips our family had after a long time and we still cherish the same looking at the hundreds of photographs that we all took during our visit. We will surely plan another trip with Cosmovision Tours Services Pvt. Ltd. but this time to northern parts of India. Thanks Cheers!!!
Nivedita (Mauritius) – Being in the tourism industry itself the last couple of months of the calendar year are really very much hectic for me and my husband as he also works in the same hotel as I do. Somehow last year we managed to get off from our jobs for a week to plan vacations to Kerala with all our family including our son and family of my husband’s cousin which were total of 5 members including his parents. Ours was a total group of 8 members including 2 senior citizens. We got in touch with this company Cosmovision Tours Services Pvt. Ltd. through some reference as due to kids and senior citizen in our group we had certain specific requirements in regard to travel itinerary and facilities. To our saviour came Mr. Shobhit of Cosmovision Tours Services Pvt. Ltd. he did all from the initial planning to detailed itinerary to bookings etc. with such a promptness and clearly all our inhibition regarding the places we would be visiting to accommodations and means of transport all in our budget range and best suitable for the members who are travelling with us. His professional behaviour is truly appreciable. In certain areas of booking like houseboat bookings in Kumarakom he made all the advance bookings from himself without taking any initial payments. Their driver picked us from airport and took us to the houseboats which were far more beautiful than our imaginations. The staff and the food were also worth appreciation, floating in the fascinating silent waters of backwaters made our trip memorable. We wholeheartedly express gratitude toward the staff of Cosmovision Tours Services Pvt. Ltd. especially Mr. Shobhit who went beyond his limits to make our trip unforgettable and ever enjoyable.
Jessica (Kansas) – We were going through our pre vacation research when we spotted Cosmovision Tours Services Pvt. Ltd. which impressed us with immediately replies of our mails including best rates for our travel to Kochi in India. After few days of mails and telecom they planned our Kerala travel itinerary, the way it was coordinated we could not have been much more contented with Kochi tour. As planned we went to the houseboat in Alleppey with is around an hour or so from Kochi. The backwaters of Alleppey are truly blessed with enormous beauty. We not only relaxed on the houseboat but also had authentic Kerala cuisine food prepared on the houseboat itself from a well trained local chef. It is totally out or world experience, the greenery, tranquillity and observing the day today routines of the local people. We clicked so many photos of surrounding especially palm tree groves and rice fields. It felt like capturing every single moment through camera as it was so enticing all in all. Cosmovision Tours Services Pvt. Ltd. provided us with a local tour guide also which took us on the sightseeing trip to various tourist attractions including temples, monuments, museum, beach, local village and markets etc. Our Guide Mr.Mohan was not only very fluent in English but also had in depth knowledge of the places and some very interesting facts which made every single minute of our travel truly memorable. We strongly recommend Cosmovision Tours Services Pvt. Ltd. for Kerala travel.
Matt Walter (New Zealand) – Last year we took a trip to Munnar around February through Cosmovision Tours Services Pvt. Ltd. Though it wasn’t the peak tourist season but yet due to pleasant climate around Munnar there was heavy tourist rush which resulted in ‘already booked’ tag on all major hotels and resorts. After speaking Mr. Shobhit of Cosmovision Tours Services Pvt. Ltd. he himself arranged and coordinated our stay in one of our preferential hotel which is among excellent service provider on various travel and tourism review websites and forums. We also opted for car rental services from them for travelling around the Munnar town’s major tourist attractions and nearby places. They not only sent us a good car but with a well trained driver which ensured our comfort and safety all the way as driving is bit risky in that part of the country due to sharp hairpin turns across the hilly areas. The driver spoke good English and was known to the area. Overall we enjoyed the trip very much especially the service provided by Cosmovision Tours Services Pvt. Ltd. was just amazing. Munnar is such a place which one can enjoy in any season or climate the waterfalls, tea estate and hills are such a magnificent experience which we cannot forget. We went for trekking in the nearby suburbs especially the old villages with huts and old houses and spent time with the natives which are very friendly. Also cannot forget the taste and aroma of the tea made from freshly plucked and processed tea leafs. We clicked so many photos of the scenic beauty of the area including splendid waterfalls. I clearly remember that due to some currency conversion calculation problems and over shopping we ran out of cash hence some amount was yet to be given to the Cosmovision Tours Services Pvt. Ltd. for all the rendered services but on our special request to Mr. Shobhit he allowed us a grace period and we transferred the balance amount after reaching back to our country. We never expected such a graceful gesture, such a gem of a person!!! Heartily appreciated…. thanks!!! This year my in-laws were planning a trip to India I personally convinced them to take the service of the same travel service provider for the best and ever memorable experience.
Tayla Stevens (London, UK) – Last month we spent 4 days in Munnar courtesy Cosmovision Tours Services Pvt. Ltd. though we have travelled through them earlier as well but Munnar trip was truly spectacular in all sense. Its green landscape, hills, tranquillity, serenity and awesome climate makes it one of the most popular destinations in Kerala in all seasons as it has different feel to enjoy during different climates especially during monsoons it gets covered with lush greenery, droplets and mist in the air which gives a refreshing feeling altogether. Even localities come here often and in maximum numbers as it is one of the best said locations for honeymoon couples to enjoy the seclusion in the nature’s lap. Hence you can easily spot newly married couples roaming around and enjoying the town of Munnar during almost every part of the year. We landed onto Kochi International Airport where there was a pick up cab waiting for us arranged by Cosmovision Tours Services Pvt. Ltd. though we had to reach Munnar in the afternoon as per schedule but due to our flight delay we reached Munnar in the evening though it was around 6 – 6.30 PM but it became dark and we could only feel the freshness of air with the smell of tea gardens and spices spread across our way uphill. That night we only checked in to our hotel which was already booked. Next day early morning we visited the tea estate which was quite near to our hotel just a walking distance. The scenic beauty of the tea estate early morning is beyond expectations the dewdrops fallings from green tea leafs and the sun rising in the background made the whole scenario no less than an artistic impression. Then after having breakfast of the local cuisine we went to Top station via car and guide provided by Cosmovision Tours Services Pvt. Ltd. here I must mention the punctuality that car and the guide always used to arrive few minutes before the schedule though it was only us who were the sole reason of delay most of the time 🙂 🙂 it took us around 3.5 hrs drive to reach as it is around 45 KMs from there and the route is around the mountains with several hairpin turns and mesmerising natural beauty spread across in the form of tea gardens and lush green tree groves. Top station is place where one can sit relax and enjoy the panoramic view of the areas around. We clicked many photos up there and had a cup of masala tea which was made from the tea leafs procured from the local tea estate. Next day we opted out for the trekking in the woods which was simply enticing out of this world experience our guide also accompanied us which took us through tea gardens and local villages where we observed the simplicity of the people of Kerala. He made us visit a local family to have lunch with us they specially prepared traditional dishes which were just awesome and we observed so much about the local life here in Munnar which is usually remain hidden in front of bright shiny regular tourist spots. Also we saw number of streams from the hills which were extremely beautiful. Next 2 days we visited tea museum where we saw the history associated with the place in regard to tea plantation and processing methodologies incorporated since colonial times. Here one can learn a lot of regarding the tea plantation and processing techniques which transformed with times to the latest technologies inherited by the tea manufacturers. Last day we kept for relaxing in our hotel we didn’t travel much on that day just strolled in the Munnar town itself and spent time sipping cups of tea and coffee from the balcony of our hotel watching and enjoying the sceneries of Munnar. I must say that all this wasn’t possible without the prompt and professional service Cosmovision Tours Services Pvt. Ltd. including their local staff members in Munnar which ensured our comfort, safety and enjoyment at all times. For the readers I must recommend this company for travelling Munnar. Thanks.
Niketan (Singapore) – It was last October before our marriage I was surfing through the internet for the ideal honeymoon location, my wife Madhavi was bit adamant upon spending our vacations in India only. Though I wasn’t sure which part of India we should finalize to as I have travelled almost all the states but Madhavi haven’t visited India ever as she is born in Singapore only but her parents belong to southern part India hence that was the foremost choice. It was late night when I came across this website of Cosmovision Tours Services Pvt. Ltd. dedicated to Kerala travel and Kerala holiday packages. I dropped in an email instantly enquiring rates and best suitable plans. To my amazement within few minutes I got a reply from Mr. Shobhit asking few other relevant details of our travel. I was surprised that it must have been around 10:30 -11 PM in India but seems these people never sleep. Mr. Shobhit assured me that he will mail me the detailed itinerary and rates within next hour. He sent one mail describing itinerary of our Kerala trip as per my requirements. He even called me so that we can discuss and finalize the hotels or resorts from the list according to our requirements and budget. He helped me very patiently finding the best option in every category that even till early morning timings which impressed me very much that I finalized the deal with his company Cosmovision Tours Services Pvt. Ltd. that day itself. During the trip also he personally called me every day to ensure smooth coordination and our feedback on various touring aspects unlike other travel agencies with whom I have travelled earlier and for them texting the Guide and Cab Driver’s phone number is the last and only communication post arrivals. The Guide provided by the Cosmovision Tours Services Pvt. Ltd. was good in English and Hindi Though my wife doesn’t understand Hindi much. It was a long vacation of around 12 days in which we covered Kochi, Allepey and Munnar. Every place where we stayed or visited was just awesome and well coordinated by the travel company Cosmovision Tours Services Pvt. Ltd. and their respective staff members. I would like to personally thank Mr. Shobhit and other staff members for making our overall trip such a great experience that we will cherish our Kerala travel memories forever. Soon we will visit Kerala once again especially to Guruvayur Temple with our whole family to get blessings 🙂 :-):-):-) Thanks Once again!!
Maria (Poland) – after being served a remarkably excellent trip to Kerala it becomes my duty to put this testimonial in a most genuine manner that it should not only attract the website readers to avail the Kerala travel services offered by Cosmovision Tours Services Pvt. Ltd. but also it is a thoughtful means to say thanks to the company for making our vacations beautiful and enjoyable. The staff members of Cosmovision Tours Services Pvt. Ltd. genuinely deserve this appreciation and applaud. I still remember Satpal our Guide and Balkishan our Driver both were gem of the persons not only they served their duties well but were always ready to help us in whatever ways possible beyond their duty hours. In fact Balkishan took us to his home offered us local made food which we cannot anticipate in hotels or resort kitchen and made us meet his family and kids which was an overall wonderful experience. Whereas Satpal is an indisputably brilliant in his own field of guide and touring services with excellent command over the English language and extremely knowledgeable with almost all the Kerala’s famous as well as not so famous tourist spots with some rarest facts which you would be able to find on the internet as well. Moreover Cosmovision Tours Services Pvt. Ltd. worked out a most suitable itinerary which focused on all the three important aspects that we cover maximum tourist spots, we get adequate rest in between and all of that should be under our budget. Also they bargained the best rooms in famous hotels and resorts for us which couldn’t have been possible otherwise. The best part of our travel was visiting elephant farms where we not only rode the elephants but also fed and bathe with them it was completely new experience for all of us we clicked so many photos of this and shared them on social platform instantly and got so many comments and likings from our families and friends back country. Another such remarkable experience was to visit and stay at the tree-house accommodation though my friend who was from South America has already experienced such a thing earlier but it was completely new experience for me and other people who enjoyed a lot up there and those mesmerizing panoramic views form the tree top was second to none. As we travelled a lot in the Kerala most of the time we were being driven by Satpal but otherwise also the cars and vans which were provided by the Cosmovision Tours Services Pvt. Ltd. were up to the mark in terms of cleanliness and expertise of the driver etc. Thanks again and hoping to travel with you people in future as well. Cheers!!
David (UK) – I travelled to Kerala last year with my wife. After having done lot of online survey we finalized and bought travel services from Cosmovision Tours Services Pvt. Ltd. their custom tour package to Kerala which included a specialized itinerary to cover maximum tourist destination in Kerala itself as per our budget. We finalized our tour to Kochi, Munnar, Thekkady, Alappuzha, Thiruvanthapuram and Kovalam in Kerala. Cosmovision Tours Services Pvt. Ltd. provided us with a car whose driver Shivam was very friendly guy. He ensured our safety by driving carefully in traffic or otherwise on hilly areas as well as was fun talking to in fact overall an interesting personality. He took us to all tourist spots and shared some of the related interesting facts moreover he used to be punctual early morning but we always use to take some extra few minutes to get ready. The Car I think it was Innova was almost in the showroom condition unlike other such tourist cars on the road which weren’t even the latest model like ours. Also special mentioning to the hotels which Cosmovision Tours Services Pvt. Ltd. chose for us according to our budget were nice very much accommodative in all aspects in fact on the last day of our week long stay they upgraded our room in one of the hotel as a gesture of goodwill or compliment. All these days we tried various local and international cuisines in these hotels which were no doubt second to none they were prepared with most authentic styles. Coming back to our trip we spent first night in Kochi itself which is a nice place with glimpse of the amalgam of traditional Kerala with modern Kerala. From there we headed to Munnar for the next night stay. I would specifically mention whenever you visit Kerala and if in case you are fond of hills, waterfalls and lush green fields Munnar is the most ideal place and shouldn’t be missed at any cost. This place has a truly mesmerizing tranquillity full of natural beauty on every step you take in any direction there. Hectares of land filled with tea gardens where we not only trekked but also met local people and workers observed their daily life routines chatted with them. They are very friendly people we visited their village as well. Our next night stay was at Thekkady where we clicked lot of wildlife pictures surfing upon the boat with other tourists. There are several ayurvedic massage centre also from which we chose one that was near the RC Church, it was an overall rejuvenating experience. Then went to Alappuzha where Cosmovision Tours Services Pvt. Ltd. arranged a houseboat stay for us, I must say it was the most relaxing experience for all us, sitting on the small balcony or terrace deck of the houseboat sipping the masala tea and enjoying the green natural surroundings full of palm groves. The true serenity of floating slowly over the backwaters is just the right experience for an ideal vacation. Then we spent last couple of days in Trivandrum and Kovalam which are adjacent to each other though we planned our accommodation in Kovalam itself and Cosmovision Tours Services Pvt. Ltd. staff ensured that we get a room which faces the sea side as it is suggested to all the readers that before finalizing the Kovalam trip stress upon the fact that whether your respective travel agent is providing room facing the sea or not as there are so many resorts and hotels in and around Kovalam but only handful of resorts have such facility rest all of them provide non sea facing views which not at all recommended if you are travelling to this place for the first time. The experience of watching sunset and sunrise from your room itself cannot be framed into words, believe me it is simply that awesome. From Kovalam you can easily travel to Trivandrum hardly an hour or so journey. Trivandrum is like any other Indian city full of traffic but yes, you can surely shop souvenirs to take back home from here it has very large marketplaces to shop from. All in all we are really very contended with the quality of services provided to us within our budget. We would strongly recommend Cosmovision Tours Services Pvt. Ltd. Kerala tour packages as they offer great value for the money. Thanks.
Mohan Rao (UK) – Almost six months back when I was surfing the internet for a reliable travel coordinator in India for our Kerala tour. Earlier to that we have never used a travel agency for such purpose as we believed in experiencing and taking on the adventure vibes to go and handle the things on your own. This time it was different as i got a very positive reference from a colleague of mine who used to undertake the services of this company Cosmovision Tours Services Pvt. Ltd. for their India travel. But still I wasn’t sure so I decided to try out as many travel operators for their services or travel deals before finalizing to the one. I surfed across 6-7 such travel operators among which Cosmovision Tours Services Pvt. Ltd. was already there due to their rankings on the Google. I decided to get in touch with them for further details. I communicated with all of them simultaneously to get the real picture of what they are offering and how they are corresponding with us. I must mention Mr. Shobhit from Cosmovision Tours Services Pvt. Ltd. was much more proactive in the correspondence, he always promptly ready with the replies of my question in detail which was quiet a satisfactory experience in comparison to delayed or half hearted replies with so many open ended points lacking details which I received from other tour operators conducting Kerala tours. Mr. Shobhit had so much in the forms of suggestions that accompanied in every mail of his also he was very accommodative and flexible on our demands and preferences. We were really very much contended with such sort of support though the original plan was altered and upgraded 5-6 times before finalization and we transferred the advance to their company’s respective account … salute to his patience levels.
We had to travel within couple of months of our bookings hence we were contacted by them a week before our travel and all other formalities were done at that time. There were some last minute changes in the flight plan and timings were getting affected due to that further all out itinerary was depended upon the same but Mr. Shobhit assisted us in a very professional yet helpful manner making all the required arrangements likewise. Finally as per schedule we landed on the Kochi International Airport in India where Subodh our driver was waiting for us with our name’s placard in his hands. He was quiet helpful and polite person also the car which he brought was almost brand new showroom condition. He dropped us to the hotel where we had all the arrangements and I cannot remember even a single day when he was late for even for few minutes, in fact Subodh used to reach well before time with properly cleaned car. He really deserves an appreciation for his punctuality, smooth driving and taking proper care of the car and passengers to all possible extents. We even made him stop at so many points as my wife is a amateur photographer and she would ask him to stop the car every now and then throughout the way just to click the photos in fact due to this hobby of hers we got delayed or stayed behind schedule most of the time but Subodh didn’t even complained a single time. All the places wherever we stayed we got best service in fact much better than what we expected all thanks to Cosmovision Tours Services Pvt. Ltd. All the staff members of hotel were really cooperative giving us room with best views and excellent food mostly vegetarian was served including the local cuisine as we demanded. All these days Mr. Shobhit of Cosmovision Tours Services Pvt. Ltd. used to call us on a daily basis asking for our comfort which showed a genuine concern of his to all his clients. Earlier I had this bad impression toward Indian travel companies but after travelling through Cosmovision Tours Services Pvt. Ltd. I can now confidently say that this company is no less than any other international travel agency in terms of professionalism and client satisfaction. They also arranged houseboat ride and stay for us which was also an experience that is second to none and these people made it ever memorable by providing us class of service and hospitality that we cannot forget ever. Kerala is truly in itself God’s own country, Cosmovision Tours Services Pvt. Ltd. and their staff member continuously endeavour to provide the best experience to the tourist or travellers visiting any part of Kerala giving them true sense of what ‘God’s own country’ really mean. Thanks guys for all your assistance. Great work!!!
Patrick (Malaysia) – I would really mention in our earlier communications with Cosmovision Tours Services Pvt. Ltd. we really felt not going with tour company’s services or travel packages. The reason that we realized were whenever we use to send emails they didn’t reply us by calling them they used to say that they have already sent the reply but how come we didn’t get any and then they use to resend it twice or thrice after some time we realized that it was problem with my mail box where the mails went to spam folder from that day all went smooth in fact I gave them my alternate address and email Id of my girlfriend who was also going with me on this trip. All the aspects went well in view of the fact that our arrival to Kerala. As we specifically not only opted for the custom or tailor made Kerala tour package services from Cosmovision Tours Services Pvt. Ltd. but also took premium services package option hence the quality stood the price as promised by them throughout our trip. I would really want to start from the driver itself, our driver Paramanand was an excellent example of dependability, dedication and lot of concern for us. He use to be always ready to help us in whatever ways possible most of the time he used to stretch his duty hours just for us to take us to local tourist places, attention grabbing places and cost effective option wherever it was possible or whenever we demanded. Though is English wasn’t that perfect but he used to convey his message or communicated with us well moreover it’s all about the approach and accommodating nature of his which impressed us every day when we were with him. During the transit drive or on the route itself he used to tell us about local tradition, culture, places, custom and stories which astounded us several times and help us to get rid of boring drives though such drives were very less, in fact Kerala has lot to experience and show, road journey’s are one such attraction where you come closer to the nature and can experience Kerala’s real vibe. The accommodations that were arranged by Cosmovision Tours Services Pvt. Ltd. were absolutely the way we wanted as per our requirements, during our tour we stayed in regular hotels, resorts and even tried homestays and houseboats we well. Our purpose was to experience Kerala from various perspectives and try out all sorts of accommodation option, but yes we missed tree house accommodation unfortunately we couldn’t turn around our itinerary where we could include the tree house stay never mind we are very soon planning our next trip to Kerala this time we would not miss this opportunity. Food everywhere was just fabulous the travel company specifically taken care of our taste and food was arranged or made accordingly with the help of the chefs who were not only had finesse in local as well as international or continental cuisines. Sea food in Kerala is worth mentioning the curry sauce that is prepared for making prawns and various fish types is made from spices and condiments sourced locally and has a unique aroma and taste altogether which cannot be found anywhere else. Also there are several specialized cooking techniques which enhance the flavour of the food manifold making it nice and crisp for the taste buds. We had lot of fun altogether in the trip we went to almost every place which we decided without mush of a hassle. There was proper communication and coordination with the staff of Cosmovision Tours Services Pvt. Ltd. throughout the trip which remained really helpful and suggestive in all possible ways to that we enjoyed every minute of the Kerala travel to the fullest. Post our trip also Mr. Shobhit is still in touch with us so our future travelling requirements. I really wasn’t to thank the staff of Cosmovision Tours Services Pvt. Ltd. for such a fabulous trip which made our vacations really memorable. Also for the readers I really want to mention that if you are planning to visit Kerala just try out the services offered by Cosmovision Tours Services Pvt. Ltd. I can guarantee to that you wouldn’t be disappointed at all. Also when in Kerala you shouldn’t miss our these things or attractions like houseboat travel or stay, Kerala Ayurvedic Massage, Kerala Local Cuisine (Malabari fish curry) and Tree house Accommodation. Overall – excellent experience worth sharing on this online platform. Well done Cosmovision Tours Services Pvt. Ltd.! We strongly recommend your services to the readers without any doubt.
Joe Persaud (UK) – The total Kerala trip was an excellent one without any sort of hassle or bitter experience to share, both of us are missing Kerala, its people, sceneries especially the houseboat. We wish to visit Kerala next year with some of our other friends.