Best Travel Agencies in Kozhikode
Kozhikode is an important coast land city in the beautiful state of Kerala. With its tranquil and fascinating beaches and lovely ambience, it is one of the best places to visit in Kerala. However, when you are travelling to an unknown place, it becomes difficult to track each and every location, keeping in mind other factors including transportation, route, lodging and more. Therefore it is important to hire a travel agent who could contribute to making your trip an enjoyable experience.
Tips to choose a travel agent
1. Online research about the travel agency before booking them is a must. Always check their
official website in order to ensure the authenticity of the agency. Check out their reviews online.
2. Discuss with your friends and family. It’s always recommended to have a second opinion regarding the selection of a travel agency as it is a very important part of any tour. Try inquiring about the travel agency that you want to opt for, from the people who have already experienced their service.
3. Check the facilities offered by the travel agent and ensure that it matches your requirements. Also, match your budget with the fee charged.
4. Make sure that the travel agent takes your needs into consideration.
5. Always ask for a sample to describe the outline of the tour, focusing on the approximate cost, transportation charge, food and lodging.
6. Do not rely on verbal agreements and read the package details carefully.
7. Be careful of travel agencies offering deals at an unreasonably low price.
How to choose a travel agent
1. It is always recommended to personally meet and interview the travel agent before signing a deal. Talk to them about their schemes, and your needs and plan the trip accordingly. It also helps you understand and evaluate the interest and enthusiasm of the agent in planning your trip.
2. Google about the active travel agencies in the place you want to visit. Compare different travel agencies available in the city and make a wise decision. Call or email different agencies and ensure that they have proper certification.
3. Inquire about the knowledge and qualifications of the travel agent.
4. Make sure you choose a travel agent who is prompt in answering queries.
5. Try to choose local travel agents as they could be more reliable.
Here are some of the agencies that I am going to list for your convenience:
1. AKBAR TRAVELS
Akbar Travels Branch Office in Calicut is a premium, one-stop-shop for all the travel needs. The booking office is located at a convenient point within Calicut, Akbartravels.com Branch Office is where customers can walk in and plan their travel in privacy and comfort. In Akbartravels travel booking office, trained Akbartravels Travel Experts assists you with all aspects of your travel: booking flight tickets, hotels, cars, buses or holiday travel packages even the experts will assist you with travel insurance, visa processing and also help you to create customized holiday packages.
ADDRESS : VI/401,
Bank Road, Calicut – 673 001,
PHONE NUMBER : 0495 3918111-26,0495 2766596
WEBSITE : Akbartravels.com
Destino Travel World is your ‘destination’ to create memories that last with the assistance of professional tour advisers, well-connected accommodation network, energetic and creative tour planners making the difference with in depth knowledge of unexplored destinations. Innovation in package design is their mantra to make your memories last longer and uncompromising service quality is their tantra to ensure satisfaction in your travel experience. Destino Travel World promotes eco -friendly sustainable tourism.
ADDRESS : Destino Travel World Pvt Ltd, 1st Floor, Yamuna Arcade, Kallai Road, Palayam, Calicut Palayam, Calicut – 69
PHONE NUMBER : (91)-495-2302541, 2301212, +(91)-9895230423
WEBSITE : destinoworld.in
3. PK TRAVELS
Pk Travels has steadily grown over the years and it has become premier travel service provider in Kerala and Karnataka. Pk Travels today has a large number of branches across the states. Pk Travels with years of experience in the travel industry has been complemented by goodwill with the customers that they have created. Pk Travels operates daily trips to Calicut, Trikkaripur, Kallikandy, Vatakara, Koyilandy, Taliparamba, Kuttiady, Tirur, Kannur.
ADDRESS : M.M Ali Road, Palayam, Kozhikode – 673002, Near Kalyan Kendra
PHONE : +(91)-495-2722638, 2723625, 3043660; +(91)-9495117928
WEBSITE : www.pktravels.net
4. ALHIND TOURS AND TRAVELS PVT. LTD.
Alhind Tours & Travels Pvt. Ltd. is the leading travel company with strong presence in India and overseas. They offer a complete travel management, everything from planning to execution of tours. Alhind has carved a niche for itself within a short span of time through uncompromising standards in quality of services and selection of associates. Their head quarter is in Calicut, Kerala with branches spreading from metros to non-metros. They offer a wide range of Travel, tour and related services enriching our corporate slogan “Your Wings and Wheels”.
ADDRESS : 1st Floor Markaz Complex, Mavoor Road, Kozhikode – 673004, Opposite New Bus Stand
PHONE : +(91)-495-2728888, 2728889, 2728885, 2728874; +(91)-9496005229, +(91)-9446005899, +(91)-9446005860 , +(91)-9446005854 , +(91)-9447781890 , +(91)-9496005931
WEBSITE : www.alhindonline.com
6. MOHANS CITY TOURS AND TRAVELS
A travel agency, equipped with experienced professionals offering comprehensive personalized tour and travel services combined with adventure sports. They also specialize in organizing tours on demand. Since the safety of the tourist is as important to them as their pleasure, they provide them with the finest experience possible with the help of their well-trained and experienced staff.
ADDRESS : M M Ali Road, Calicut HO, Kozhikode – 673001, Opposite To National Book Stall
PHONE : +(91)-495-3013862; +(91)-9349558800
7. ASSOCIATED TRAVELS (SINCE 1942)
Based out of Kozhikode, Associated Travels manages tours and travels both from Kerala to other Indian states and to Kerala from other Indian states: package tours, ticket and hotel booking and arrangement of people and resources for travel are out central competencies. One good testimony of the quality of their work may be that VVIPs (Honorable President, PM, Vice-President and many) visits to Calicut have been depending on them to provide the required end-to-end logistical support. Thorough knowledge about destinations, a solid network developed over last seven decades and constant attention to the well being of the people in the trip, make Associated Travels help you see newer worlds, feel newer energies and come back energized!
ADDRESS : 5/1032, Orient House, Nadakkavu East, Kozhikode – 673006, Calicut (Map)
PHONE : +(91)-495-2768176, 2765784 ; +(91)-9388985661
WEBSITE : www.associatedtravels.com
8. GREAT ESCAPE TOURS
GREAT ESCAPES – as the name suggest, is there to give you the space in your life to enjoy the short vacation that you undertake. They take you to places that are divine, they make packages that is an experience, they give memories forever and last but not the least – they give you value for what you pay. They do all arrangements for you/your clients to have a memorable holiday at South India, especially at Kerala. It covers everything from Planning your holidays as per your time and budget, picking you from the Airport/ Railway station once you arrive, Hotels/ Resorts at any places as per your needs, House Boats, Cultural programs, Sight seeing, Transportation by any vehicles of your choice along with well behaved and experienced Drivers, and finally dropping you at the Airport/ Railway station at the end of your holidays.
ADDRESS : ABT Building, YMCA Cross Road, YMCA Road, Kozhikode – 673001
PHONE : +(91)-8148177498
WEBSITE : www.greatindiantours.com
9. VIVEKANANDA TRAVELS PVT. LTD.
Vivekananda Travels (P) Ltd. is a travel & tour operator of acclaim in India recognized by the Department of Tourism, Government of India and also an allied member of the Indian Association of Tour Operators. They are located in Calicut, Kerala. Vivekananda Travels has a wide network of its associate offices at all important cities throughout India. As an active member of the Association of Tour operators, they are able to offer quality services all over India according to the requirement of our customers. They strive to promote National Integration by conducting Picnic & Pilgrim package tours throughout the length and breadth of India. For nearly two decades, Vivekananda Travels a full-service travel company has specialized in inclusive, customized group travel, particularly pilgrimage and study tours. Group tours are conducted at special concession rates for groups of 35 and 49 to the places of their choice.
ADDRESS : No.17/2013, K P Bldg, Gh Rd, Calicut Ho, Kozhikode – 673001
PHONE : +(91)-495-2725599, 2722350
WEBSITE : www.vivekanandatravelspltd.com
Hiring a travel agent is, thus, a very integral part of any tour. They cater to our travel needs in an efficient manner and provide us with the best options in terms of sightseeing, lodging, travelling and more. Hiring a travel agency reduces our expense as we don’t have to look around and compare hotels and their locations on our own. The travelling expense is also reduced as they know the proper route to every tourist destination. They are always there to help you regarding any query. In a similar manner, they ensure our safety. We don’t have to spend time researching about the city we want to visit. The travel agent does all the homework for us and helps us execute and enjoy a proper vacation. We don’t have to worry about taking the wrong route or staying in the wring location or eating at the wrong restaurant or missing out the popular tourist spots. A travel agent is reliable in all those terms and it is highly recommended to hire an agent in case you are visiting a place for the first time. It’s always a memorable and enjoyable vacation when someone is there to help you with everything you need.
Contributor: Medha Chakraborty