I will highly recommend Iris holidays for their thorough professionalism and organisation of the entire trip. Me and my fiancée absolutely loved the entire custom tour package that Iris holidays created, courtesy Mr. Arun Dev. He is highly knowledgeable about the sights and places to visit and also logistics such as travel and accommodation. Right from day one, we felt we were in safe hands and this includes the planning stage itself with polite and friendly emails from Mr. Arun suggesting us a well-thought out itinerary and also being flexible enough to suggest change of plans when our flights were cancelled and we had to adjust the itinerary.
We were greeted at the airport by Mr. Vijeesh who directed us to the driver Mr. Vinodh. Mr. Vinodh is a highly skilled and polite driver who deftly navigated all the steep turns and slopes and sometimes really uneven roads on the way to Munnar and then to Alleppey. The accommodations Iris holidays put us up were absolutely fantastic. Hotel Abaam was outstanding with one of the best, if not the best paneer butter masala and pulao we had for dinner. The rooms were fabulous. At Munnar, the Dream Catcher resort lived up to its name. What a place! Memories for a lifetime! Absolutely stunning and I will highly recommend the resort. We felt nothing could beat Munnar, until we entered the houseboat at Alleppey and we were just blown away by the view. Wow!
The image of the idyllic backwaters and the palm trees will forever be imprinted in my mind. The crew was outstanding on the houseboat and Mr. Ashok who greeted us on the houseboat was very attentive to our needs and ensured we had an excellent time. We were welcomed with some delicous green cocount water and later a sumptuous lunch. Special words for the chef on board who made the most delicious lunch ever with 5 vegetable dishes, 1 chicken and 1 fried fish. We felt like royals! And there was also a private sitting area on the top of the houseboat just for me and my fiancée and we couldn\'t have been more pleasantly surprised or happier! What a place and really an amazing group of people who helped organise the entire trip.
I am truly thankful and grateful to the entire team at Iris who tended to our trip, from Mr. Arun Dev, to Mr. Vijeesh who greeted us at the airport to Mr. Vinodh who is an outstanding driver and also great company and huge word of thanks for the crew on the houseboat. I hope Iris holidays continues to set the standard and we hope to get the chance to visit Kerala again in the not too distant future with them.