GATEWAY KERALA HOLIDAYS
We Gateway Kerala Holidays TMC well known and experienced tour operator in Kerala and other states of India, head quartered near to the Calicut International Airport. Our specialized team will serve you as per your requirements. Gateway Kerala Holidays provides excellent opportunities to explore the charming beauty of Kerala, by selecting the ideal destinations as per your taste and the best facilities in each destination. We extend assistance and guidance to clients throughout the journey. We focus on quality of our services and satisfaction of our clients. Therefore, we are committed to provide the utmost care and services to fulfill each and every guest’s expectations.
Major Cities and International Airports in Kerala
Calicut (Kozhikode) – 28 KM from Calicut International Airport
Kozhikode (Calicut), the most important region of Malabar in yesteryears, was the capital of the powerful Zamorins and also a prominent trade and commerce center. Kozhikode District found a place in the World History with the discovery of Sea Route to India in 1498 by the Portuguese Navigator Vasco Da Gama. Vasco Da Gama landed at the Kappad sea shore with three vessels and 170 men. A monument is constucted here to commemorate the historical landing. Kozhikode city continues to be a centre of flourishing domestic and international trade. Its contribution to all round development of the district in trade, commerce and economic development over the years is spectacular.
Kozhikode city is the marketing centre for commodities like pepper coconut, coffee, rubber, lemon grass oil etc., produced in Kozhikode and the neighbouring districts of Wayanad, Malappuram and Kannur. Basking in the idyllic setting of the serene Arabian Sea on the west and the proud peaks of the Wayanad hills on the east, this district with the serene beaches, lush green countryside, historic sites, all combine to make Kozhikode a popular tourist destination filled with a warm ambience to fascinate a visitor.
Nearby major tourist destinations: - Wayanad, Nilambur, Bekal fort, Beypore, Kadalundi, Kottakkal, Malappuram, Palakkad, Kannur, Kasargod, Athirappally, Thrissur, Ooty, Kodaku, Mysore, Bangalore.
COCHIN – 28 km from Cochin International Airport
Kochi (Cochin) is known as ‘Queen of Arabian Sea’. Cochin is a vibrant city situated on the south-west coast of the Indian peninsula in the breathtakingly scenic and exotic state of Kerala, hailed as 'God's Own Country'. This lovely seaside city is flanked by the Western Ghats on the east and the Arabian Sea on the west.
Cochin is proud of its world class port and international airport that link it to many major cities worldwide. Kochi is the arguably the ideal starting point for exploring the unfathomable diversity and beauty of Kerala, rated in the top three tourist destinations by the World Travel & Tourism Council and featured in National Geographic Traveler's '50 greatest places of a lifetime'. The Arabs, British, Chinese, Dutch, Italians and Portuguese helped Kochi emerge as a bustling centre of commercial activity, connecting the mainland to the rest of the world. Kochi owes a lot to great travellers, scholars and traders to her growth and prosperity.
Nearby major tourist destinations: Munnar, Thekkady, Wagamon, Kumarakom, Alleppey, Mararikulam, Athirappally, Kodanadu, Cherayi Beach, Nattika Beach, Guruvayoor, Thrissur
TRIVANDRUM – 8 Km from Trivandrum International Airport
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) is the capital city of Kerala – God’s own country. Thiruvananthapuram is built on seven hills by the sea shore and is located at the west coast, near the southern tip of mainland India. The city is bounded by Arabian Sea to its west and the Western Ghats to its east. Thiruvananthapuram is an ancient city with trading traditions dating back to 1000 BCE. It is believed that the ships of King Solomon landed in a port called Ophir (now Poovar) in Thiruvananthapuram in 1036 BCE. The city was the trading post of spices, sandalwood and ivory.
Thiruvananthapuram ranks first in the number of international tourists in Kerala. It is also considered as one among the 10 greenest cities in India. Trivandrum is the major destination for chartered flights to India for medical tourism, This is primarily due to Ayurveda's popularity in the West. The city is also important for people around the world seeking help through Ayurveda medicine and therapy. Ayurveda resorts are coming up at a rapid pace along the International Beach of Kovalam and Varkala coast. Thiruvananthapuram lies on the shores of Karamana and Killi rivers. Vellayani, Thiruvallam and Aakulam backwaters lies in the city. The highest point in the district is the Agasthyakoodam which rises 1869 m above sea level is near the city. Ponmudi and Mukkunimala are hill-resorts near the city.
Nearby major tourist destinations: Kovalom, Poovar, Varkala, Ashtamudi, Ponmudi, Thenmala, Mukkunnimala, Wagamon, Thekkady, Kumarakom, Kanyakumari.