Monday, August 1, 2016
As a Kerala specialist we like to think we can offer our customers anything and everything that is possible in Kerala. For some customers this may include some ‘adventurous activities’. In 2000 I attended the very first Kerala Travel Mart and at that show I met Commander Sam T Samuel – recently retired from the Indian Navy (where he was a pilot – landing planes on the backs of aircraft carriers). Sam, along with his colleague Commander Thomas had the idea of starting up an adventure company in their home state of Kerala. This was unheard of outside the Himalayas but the Western Ghats are an impressive range of mountains so why not offer trekking, camping and cycling here?
I immediately took to Commander Sam and felt sure that with his naval background he would look after our guests. Shortly after that meeting we had a customer wanting some trekking and camping so we arranged it through Sam and his new company called Kalypso Adventures - that was their very first guest. We have been working with Kalypso ever since. They have expanded and have a tented camp and offer kayaking on the backwaters etc and also activities beyond Kerala.
Posted by KeralaConnectionsUpdates at 6:56 AM