Customised tour planning: Southern Odyssey is in a position to design and execute tour programs according to the requirements specificied by the traveller/travel agent.
Ground handling – As a B2B agent, Southern Odyssey offers complete ground handling services to principal agents/tour operators in the southern states of India. Arrangements on behalf of other agents include high-quality cars/coaches, hotel bookings, houseboats, sightseeing, guides, cultural entertainment, specialty tours, adventure sports, house boats, wildlife safaris, etc.
Transport – Southern Odyssey can provide cars and coaches for all transfers and transportation of clients. The drivers know the terrain, language and destinations of Kerala and other southern states, and they have also been oriented to deal with tourists of different profiles.
Hotel / Resort Bookings – Southern Odyssey is closely associated with good hotels, resorts and other accommodation facilities in the four southern states from budget and mid-budget hotels to luxurious hotels and resorts.
Specialty lodgings – Apart from conventional hotels and resorts. Southern Odessey can also arrange accommodations at heritage hotels, tea/coffee/spice plantation houses, jungle lodges, camps, family-run homestays, ayurvedic resorts, spas, ashrams, temple guesthouses etc.
Ayurveda – Kerala has some of India’s best known centres for ayurvedic treatments, massages and wellness packages. Southern Odyssey offers a number of ayurvedic packages and bookings at ashrams, spas and ayurvedic resorts.
Houseboat: Kerala was placed among the `50 destinations of a lifetime’ by National Geographic Traveler. The prime factor is the House Boat, ‘a cruise along the palm-fringed waterways’ turning to be a part of tourists itinerary, the ‘Kettuvallam’ the traditional House boat has emerged as the mascot of Kerala Tourism.
House boat is not a boat house, this is a boat created to be used as a floating home. In Kerala house boats are slow-moving boats used for leisure. Today kettuvallam that is Houseboats are the mascot of Kerala Tourism. It is a floating living space, which floats in the lakes of Kerala, used as tourist vehicle. In early days it is the main transporting system for people living near the lakes of kerala, mainly used in Alappuzha and kochi ports. House boats offers a holistic backwater experience.
House boats are made of wooden planks and having thatched covering.It has variety of sizes and shapes made by traditional carpenters. It has about hundred feet length and around 13 feet width, the main material used is wooden plank of jack wood and some eco friendly materials coconut fibre, bamboo poles, carpets etc. The hull is made with this wooden plank that was tied with rope of coconut fibre. The roof is made by bamboo poles, and palm leaves.
House boats have all the comforts of a good hotel. Most house boats have bedrooms with attached toilets, living space and kitchen. Toilets are Bio-toilet so the backwater canals are not polluted. House boats have two crews and a cook, Fresh meals are cooked in the boat itself. The Kuttanadan style food is an international range for the tourists. Tourists can one day or overnight stay in the boat. Modern houseboats are made to meet the eco friendly standards by the department of tourism of state / central governments regulations.