Wow! What a fabulous touring holiday organised by Aminesh. Our itinerary took in Karnataka, Tamil Nadu and Kerala. It was an incredible mix of culture, wildlife, landscape, people, markets, beaches, history and backwaters. Too many highlights to mention any one. If you are looking for a holiday with huge variety this is it. Wilson, our minivan driver for 17 days, was fantastic and flexible with our many photo request stops. Guides were all very good. Generally excellent hotels too. And we really appreciated the care taken by Aminesh to make us feel safe given very difficult corona circumstances at the end of out holiday. Holiday of a lifetime.. and hope to be back!
I was really happy to have the second oportunity to visit this beautiful country India. And I was happy all these 12 days of my trip. The hotels were excellent and the food – simply I love Indian food and we had always the best of it. Thank Aminesh even the long journeys through the national parks and country of the South India were interesting and comfortable. And three days in Kerala by the water were amazing. And that´s the reason I believe in Aminesh´s last words: next time … 🙂
I have recently enjoyed my second painting holiday to India with Threka,We visiting Mysore, Ooty and Wayanad.
It was a fabulous trip, really well organised, thank you to Aminesh.
My only sadness was that I couldn’t stay longer in each location.
It was an exciting , fun holiday, great hotels, super food and enjoyable company.
I came home with my small collection of watercolour paintings, memories of a wonderful two weeks.
A first trip to India, did not disappoint either for the experiences. Amenish is kind and most courteous guide.Our driver was lovely company and an exceedingly great and very safe pair of hands at the wheel of our transport.
Amenish always listened and cared for us at all times. I had a mishap with my head, an unnerving cut to my scalp sorted and now healed thankfully.Our journeys were planned well, our accommodation always a surprise and beautiful, staff in hotels went far and beyond of anything I’ve experienced elsewhere all in all I would readily recommend. Thankyou from within. My comments are sincerely meant.
We had a wonderful fortnight in Kerala thanks to Aminesh’s brilliant organisation and support. The itinerary was fantastic with four varied and beautiful locations and well chosen hotels and excursions throughout the tour. Aminesh was unfailingly kind, helpful and good humoured. Nothing was too much trouble for him and it was brilliant having someone actually from Kerala to show us some of its delights! We felt very lucky to be seeing India this way and the memories will stay with me forever. Thank you Aminesh and Threka Tours for the holiday of a lifetime.
If you want the most amazing trip to India then this is the one for you. Aminesh Is the most delightful man. Nothing is to much trouble. Always a lovely smile and his choice of hotels is superb. All are different and the food and accommodation first class. He takes you of the beaten track to see the “real” India. I can’t recommend him highly enough. MANY MANY THANKS DEAR AMINESH.
I have now participated in two Threka tours in India. Both were excellent. Everything from the accommodation and food to excursions and social gatherings were organised and handled brilliantly by Aminesh. On this holiday we stayed in four very diverse locations, all well-appointed, interesting buildings, comfortable and clean. Aminesh is very skilled in dealing with changing needs and situations and always on hand to sort out minor problems. He is consistently good-humoured, kind and helpful, never without a smile. I would definitely use Threka to book another holiday in India, and would recommend this company to anyone thinking of going there.
This was my first trip to India with a group from my local community choir. We travelled through three states in Southern India. Aminesh is a really well organised and easy host. Everything was taken care of. We saw some great things, stayed in some lovely hotels, all the food was lovely, and everything seemed to run seamlessly. Nothing was too much trouble. Would highly recommend and would love to go again with Aminesh.
I have done a number of international group tours and the singing trip I did with Threka is by far the best I’ve experienced. All of the accomodation and activities surpassed my expectations and the balance between activities and relax time was perfect. Aminesh is a brilliant host, going above and beyond on a daily basis. I cannot recommend Threka tours enough!!!
I’ve recently returned from a holiday of a lifetime in Kerala arranged by Threka! All the accommodation was en-suite in really lovely Indian Hotels, by that i mean that they had character in their own way rather than the bland international top hotels. Some had beautiful gardens with fabulous tropical plants & flowers, others focused other topics eg film or beautiful pottery sculptures.
We were welcomed with garlands of the sweet scented jasmine which wafted away the stresses of the long journey.
The organisation was faultless & Aminesh was always on hand to iron out any wrinkles. He was so kind and flexible. He included anything he could to meet the needs of the group.
I would highly recommend this company for anyone wanting a holiday in India.
Aminesh is an exceptionally good host. He judged what we needed at each stage of our signing holiday perfectly – relaxation, excitement, time off, activities, food, drink…he is a highly thoughtful and emotionally intelligent man with first class organisational skills. Kerela itself was incredible. I keep smelling the spices I bought at the Spice Farm to remind me of the experience. The colours, wildlife, weather, food are all excellent. There are no adequate words to describe it – only visiting will do it justice. Go. You wont regret it!
Many thanks to Aminesh for executing a faultless 12 day tour across Kerala and Tamil Nadu. With excellent hotel selections and great flexibility we had a very successful small group photography tour. I highly recommend Threka’s services.
It was a delightful introduction to Kerala through Aminesh’s expert organisation and care. It was very helpful and reassuring to have him alongside the painting party to arrange things as needed, as we travelled. Spending time in four different locations was a joy, which gave a real flavour of Kerala – so many sights, sounds and vistas – a real treat. Meeting some local people was especially precious, like the boatman and his family (& the lunch we had with them was a wonderful occasion). Our driver, Krishna was an expert and he too was very helpful and kind. Once we were in India, it was a well organised and happy holiday. In the months preceding travel, once the booking had been accepted, it would have been useful and reassuring to have some follow-up information, as it felt a long period of ‘not knowing’ . Also, as the form for visa application is not very easy to follow, as some of the Indian translation is confusing, it would have been helpful to have earlier and more direct help – or even have the applications submitted by the company, once they have the relevant information. We stayed in very diverse and interesting hotels. The final one in Cochin was a real treat! Thank you to Threka and especially to Aminesh for a memorable time in Kerala.
I had the great joy of joining a singing tour to Gujarat last month led by Aminesh who managed to exceed all my expectations in terms of our itinerary. Each day was filled with interesting visits, a lot of which would not be possible for the average tourist. With Aminesh’s extensive research and knowledge we were able to access private homes and workshops, have a trip into the desert and go on a wildlife safari, meet nomadic herders and sing for the chief of police! I’m sure next January’s visit will be equally diverse and exciting. What a superb tour guide he is. Thank you Aminesh for one of the most memorable holidays I’ve ever had. Gerry McPherson. Director of Family Mediation Centre Staffordshire.
We experienced a wonderful week at the Ayurvedic Retreat amidst the exotic backdrop of the Backwaters in Kerala. Stunning flowers, birdsong, colours and lushness. This was a chance to rest and restore with two treatments a day and the most wonderful meals- all authentic Kerelean, cooked to our spice preferences.
I have just returned from the most marvellous two week watercolour painting holiday in Kerala with our very inspiring tutor, Susanna Bailey. The hotels were lovely and well chosen, as were the restaurants along the way. We experienced Kerala in the heat with a wonderful variety of locations and scenery and it was a wonderful introduction for me to India. Aminesh was excellent in his organisation and a pleasure to be around. Always making sure we were all happy ! If he could get a word in ! He put so much into making some things extra special including our last few nights in Cochin which was a great surprise for us ! Thank you so much Aminesh! Until the next time……
I have just returned from a wonderful holiday in Gujarat. I went on the Kerala Singing Holiday in 2018 and both holidays were magic in their different ways. Visiting two very different areas of India, meeting the people, seeing the way varying habitats influence living, work, ecology and wildlife at first hand, was a great experience. We also enjoyed the cultural opportuities which help in understanding the complex history of this beautiful country.
I thoroughly enjoyed my singing holiday to Gujarat with Threka. It was organised and informative without being rushed. We were looked after well, hotels were good and we saw many different things – Hindu temples, nomadic peoples, where jaggery was made, a bird and lion sanctuary, salt pans and factory craft shops and busy markets. Fascinating!
I have just returned from a painting holiday with Susanna Bailey and it has been the most wonderful experience. All the hotels we stayed in were beautiful and comfortable and the sites we visited as inspiration were gorgeous. However, the most impressive thing about the whole holiday, was the manner in which my disability was handled , especially as I faced difficulties that had not been anticipated before I arrived. I was overwhelmed by the kindness and sensitivity with which I was treated and, as a result I enjoyed my holiday so much more than I dared to hope. Thank you, Aminesh, from the bottom of my heart.
I had the most wonderful 2 weeks singing holiday in Gujarat in February 2019. Aminesh met us at the airport and stayed in attendance throughout the holiday. Care had obviously been taken in choosing accommodation which was varied and good. I have never eaten so much on holiday and am now on a diet. Trips out were varied and well organised without seeming regimented. I enjoyed myself so much I have signed up for next year, thankyou Aminesh
Our recent singing holiday in Gujarat was well organised and Aminesh could not have done more to make it an unforgettable experience . Liz Martin, the singing tutor, ensured that all the group were supported musically and had fun too. I thoroughly recommend a holiday with Threka….they certainly do bestow delight!
My recent (Feb – Mar 2019) painting holiday in Kerala was truly magical, thanks to the excellent organisation, care, patience and good humour of Aminesh, and inspiring instruction of our wonderful art teacher Susanna Bailey. We had the perfect combination of culture, wildlife, painting and a spot of shopping. My 5 co-painters and I had so much fun and laughter, we were all sad when it came to an end! I can’t recommend this holiday too highly.
Your service is very good and I travelled 8 days in Kerala in Toyota etios and my driver was Krishna. He is such a good person. He is very honest and helpful person. My Kerala trip was success dut to driver Krishna. Thanks a lot krishna. we miss you.
Aminesh’s kind and courteous ways won over our hearts when we first met him in his home town of Cochin in Kerala. In those days he worked for a local travel company as driver, guide and general fixer. Today is one of the partners of THREKA TOURISM. He has been looking after our guests for the last six years and is always willing to go that extra mile to accommodate their requests. He is a true professional and I recommend him wholeheartedly.
Kerala has something special that you cannot tell, it is necessary to visit it and discover it. I have been travelling one month lengthways and width of this country and it has been a wonderful trip, a unique experience that I strongly recommend to do once in the life. And my entire trip has been much easier with the inestimable help of Aminesh, my guide, my driver and, finally, my friend. Everything what seemed that might prove difficult or complicated through the day like to make hotel reservations, driving throughout the region, to obtain or buy tickets or to visit nature reserves, he solved them with the knowledge that deserves the professionalism and the experience. I have travelled for many years across multiple countries and this has been one of the best trips of my life and I have fully enjoyed it, without scarcely worrying about anything, because there was always Aminesh to solve any doubt or unforeseen. It has been a very good experience shared with him along many kilometers and many days, which have allowed me to know deeply the mountains of tea in Munnar, in the Periyar forest of Thekkady, in the magic channels and Kerala’s rivers, in the competitions of canoes in Alappuzha, or in a night trip by ship in the backwaters and on the calm walks along Cochin. Finally, this trip has been very successful and I will always remember it. Thank you for everything, Aminesh@THREKA .
My experience working with THREKA and Aminesh has been delightful from minute one. Together, we shared some photo tours and both the company and himself offered excellent services.
Our experience with Threka and Aminesh is always excellent. He is a true professional and we recommend him wholeheartedly. He is always so helpful and efficient at finding great options and great deals. His creativity, innovation and professionalism help to continuously elevate the tourism industry. He inspires confidence in travelers. They know that collaboration with him will result in a more personalized experience and an unforgettable journey. You know how pleased and proud we are to have you as part of us.
THREKA certainly do ‘bestow delight’. Working with them as singing tutor is an absolute joy and I am always proud to introduce new guests to their tours. They give a friendly, efficient and totally reliable service in every detail of their organisation and their carefully planned itineraries are varied and interesting, taking you right into the heart of India. You could not ask for a better guide than Aminesh who manages to combine sociable, kind, easy-going and fun-loving with efficient, hard-working and very attentive. He is a true ‘Mr Fix-it’ who makes everyone feel safe and well-cared for. I’m happy to be connected to this honest, heartfelt organisation and can’t recommend their holidays highly enough!
I travelled through Kerala with Aminesh (tour leader) and Susanna (artist) in November 2017 on a painting holiday. It was such a happy two weeks for me. We visited so many beautiful atmospheric places. I experienced amazing views, bustling towns, delicious meals and friendly locals. It was a truly colourful journey, thank you!