Best Travel Agencies in Trivandrum
The capital of Kerala, Thiruvananthapuram (also called Trivandrum), is a mesmerizing city offering the perfect holiday retreat. Distinguished by its rich culture, soothing beaches, prestigious museums, magnificent temples and colonial architecture, Trivandrum attracts thousands of tourists every year. There are so many interesting places to visit in Trivandrum that it is technically nearly impossible for an individual to plan and execute a trip to this amazing place all by himself. In order to capture the true essence of this place without having to worry about ticket booking, accommodation, transportation, sightseeing and other important factors, it is highly recommended to hire a travel agent.
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.
1. TEXAS TOURS AND TRAVELS
It is a Trivandrum-based travel company established in 2005 that is known to provide a majestic trip to Thiruvananthapuram and other parts of Kerala. They offer expert consulting services and delightful travel experience to their clients. They own a total of 57 different vehicles and ensure a comfortable travel experience to the tourists. They even provide 24 hours taxi service to avoid any inconvenience for the tourists. They abide by their motto – “To have complete harmony between quality-in-process and continuous improvement to deliver exceptional service that will delight our Customers and Clients.” They provide daily trips to various tourist spots in Thiruvananthapuram like Kovalam beach, museums and zoo and art gallery.
Address : Kochar Raod Near Jagathy school, jagathy, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala 695014
Phone : 099953 22999
Website : www.texastvm.com
2. ARIES TRAVEL AND HOLIDAYS
Established in the year 1986, Aries travels is one of the oldest and major travel agency in South India. They are well recognized by the IATO, ADTOI, and Kerala Tourism Development Corporation. Their own fleet of transportation that includes one luxury coach and six cars definitely contributes to their popularity. Aries travels have even received awards for their brilliant service in the field of tourism, both inbound and outbound. Interestingly, their major outbound tourist destination is Maldives.
Address : Ayswarya Buildings, Press Rd, Statue, Palayam, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala 695001
Phone : 0471 233 0417
Website : www.ariestravel.net
3. RIYA THE TRAVEL EXPERT
Established in the year 1984, Riya travels has branches in other parts of India as well. They provide mesmerizing vacation packages and flight deals at very cheap rates. They assist in finding the best hotels, according to your budget, without any hassle and looks after your best interests. Apart from the local tours, they even offer the best deals on international trips to Venice, Australia and more.
Address : Taaraa Towers, T. C. 9/2596 (4) Sasthamangalam,, Sasthamangalam,, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala 695010
Phone : 0471 408 5000
Website : www.riya.travel
4. ITL TOURS AND TRAVELS
ILT tours offer a plethora of travel options to travel enthusiasts. Apart from their smart planning and execution, they are known for their cab services and placement services in Trivandrum.
Address : 1st Floor, Heera Chambers, East Fort, Nalumukku, Pazhavangadi, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala 695023
Phone : 0471 246 9555
Website : www.itlworld.com
5. JAIHIND TOURS AND TRAVELS PVT. LTD.
Jaihind tours specialize in organizing enrapturing local trips in Thiruvananthapuram and other tourist destinations of Kerala like Cochin, Munnar and so on. They have collaborated with a number of hotels to ensure a comforting stay to their clients. In Thiruvananthapuram, they have associations with the Mascot Hotel, the Muthoot Plaza, Regency and much more. Apart from providing facilities like car rental, accommodation, food, sightseeing, ticket booking, they also provide visa assistance for international trips.
Address : Diamond Plaza, Althara Junction, Althara Nagar, Vellayambalam, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala 695010
Phone : 0471 272 4454
Website : jaihindtoursandtravels.com
6. AKBAR TRAVELS OF INDIA
Akbar travels has a number of branches, precisely 57 IATA approved branches and 40 non-IATA branches in India to assist the traveling needs of their clients. Their online portal “akbartravels.com” enables one to book flight tickets, car tickets or bus tickets at a very cheap rate. They have also received many awards of excellence for their outstanding service throughout all these years. Akbar travels has not only satisfied their local clients but also managed to open branches in places like Qatar, Houston, New York and more. This IATA approved travel company has also managed to established car hire service from 11 major airports in India.
Address : TC 25/1658, Room no.7, Trivandrum Chambers, S.S.Kovil Road, Thampanoor, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala 695001
Phone : 0471 391 7770
Website : www.akbartravels.com
7. GREAT INDIEN TRAVEL SERVICES
They specialize in offering local trips in and around Thiruvananthapuram. Tourists are mainly attracted to the boat house facility this agency offers. They assist their clients at every point of time, from planning a trip to returning home. They also specialize in Elephant ride tour package, Ayurveda Tour package and lots more and also assist in flight and train ticketing.
Address : Light House Beach, Kovalam, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala 695521
Phone : 0471 248 1110
Website : www.gitstour.com
8. DESTINATION DESIGNERS
Destination Designers, as the name suggests, help you visit your ideal destination without any hassle. They provide an extravagant and elegant trip to various parts of Kerala, starting from Thiruvananthapuram to Cochin. They offer a number of deals on honeymoon packages and international tours to Australia, Egypt, US, Morocco and more and provide passport assistance as well. They ensure their clients a great and memorable holiday.
Address : Bhadra Center, PB No 229, Kunnumpuram Road, Near Dhanya Remya Theatre, Ayurveda College, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala 695001
Phone : 0471 257 1021
Website : www.destinationdesigners.in
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