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Multiple tours, Manifold challenges, Single focus  22 Jan 2020

Kalypso has begun 2020 with a bang! In mid-January itself we conducted and facilitated three simultaneous tours from one day duration to five days involving over 300 travellers and covering almost the whole of south India – all the while handling our regular cycling and birding tours.

The Indian Navy’s trekking challenge in the Suryanelli region of the Western Ghats covered 18kms in one day and involved 178 naval personnel. Two groups with 41 and 47 adventurers in each from the Northern Railways trekked and camped in the Shantanpara region of the Western Ghats for two days and covering 21kms.

And then there were the thirty Heal Cycle India Charity Challengers who cycled from Pondichery on the eastern coast to Kodaikanal the serene hill-station in the Anamalai Hills. They covered 400kms in 5 days.
And then there was the quiet sense of achievement from our regular birding and cycling tours!!

Large groups, diverse requirements, contrasting terrain, tight schedules – Kalypso is humbled by the professionalism and sheer hard work of our staff. Their exemplary dedication and enthusiasm sure won the hearts of the travellers too.
Kalypso loves to show you itinerant souls around anytime! So let’s get together again! 

Success at 16500 feet!!  16 Oct 2019

At Kalypso we have always taken pride in our guides, but this day is extra-special…for, a bunch of our boys have just completed their mountaineering course at the Himalayan Mountaineering Institute and all of them have graduated with A grades!! Roger, Satheesh, Raja and Shinas – you have shone for us today!
The 28-day course involving rock, snow and ice climbing is arduous but exhaustive. It empowers the student to participate in any expedition that ventures upto 7000feet. The field training at the institute’s scenic base camp behind them, the Kalypso quartet finished the course with the tough climb to the peak of Renok at a height of 16500 feet.
We believe that our Team Kalypso occupies a singular position in that they regularly undergo refresher training in their core professional areas like rope skills, natural history, wilderness medicine etc by the best in the field. They have also received at various times, certification from pioneer institutes like HMI, Red Cross etc.
Kalypso believes that the spirit of adventure is what has kept mankind going since the beginning of Time. Today as our young adventurers receive their honours, we are satisfied we are doing our bit to keep that flame burning bright and strong.
Congratulations, Team Kalypso! 

A national award and a promise  27 Sep 2019

Kalypso Adventures is absolutely thrilled to inform all friends and followers that we have been awarded the Government of India’s National Award for Best Adventure Tour Operator (Inbound) 2017 -2018 by Shri Prahlad Singh Patel, Hon’ble Union Minister of State for Tourism & Culture (IC) along with Mr. Zurab Pololikashvili, Secretary-General of the United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO). The prestigious event is being held today at Vigyan Bhavan, New Delhi even as we share this post.

This award which we have received in recognition of handling maximum adventure tourism-related activities is a culmination of years of dedicated efforts on the part of both management and staff of Kalypso. Kalypso’s approach to responsible and safe travel, it’s emphasis on local communities, the genuine love for nature in all of Kalypso staff have all been our core strength.

A National award is both a dream come true and a true motivation to go farther, deeper and higher. We understand the significance of constantly evolving to meet the changing world around us and so we promise that resting on our laurels is not a matter of option or choice with us. We aim to be better every day.

Today as we receive this honour, we thank all of you – our social media friends – and hope that you will continue to support and encourage us. 

Best Adventure Tour Operator Inbound- FICCI Travel & Tourism Excellence Awards  23 Aug 2019

Cdr Sam T Samuel, Managing Director, Kalypso Adventures receiving award from Pronab Sarkar, President IATO and PP Khanna, President ADTOI Kalypso would like to inform all our friends and followers that we have been awarded the FICCI (Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry) Award for 2018-19 in the category Best Inbound Adventure Tour Operator. We are proud of this achievement and simultaneously humbled by the trust implied in the conferral of this prestigious award. Our hard work and commitment has met its reward, and we acknowledge the impetus this renders to our dedication and ongoing attempts to innovate. The idea of responsible travel has always been the common thread that runs through every policy, action and tour program we endorse. We have always tried to push the boundaries of Travel global, Buy local to newer and greater heights with every passing day.

Today as we accept this recognition of our efforts, Kalypso thanks all social-media friends for your encouragement and trust that you will continue to repose your faith in us. 

Youth Travel 2019  10 Jul 2019

Adventure and compassion beyond age and geography

The world challengers are here again! Ebullient, seeking, generous, humble – qualities we repeatedly see in them every year, cornerstones of great character in the making. A group of teenagers who recognise the world as a space beyond their immediate comfortable lives!

Primordial nature at her verdant best, fragile eco-systems and bio-diversity hotspots, understanding of different cultures and cuisines by interacting with local communities with adventure and fun being the key ingredient of every moment are all promises we keep and will continue keeping.

Kalypso welcomes this travel which has a purpose beyond mere sightseeing, which develops character in the young and contributes to the lesser-privileged communities around the world. 

Giving back to the environment  05 Jun 2019

Kalypso believes in the conservation of the environment - an ethos etched in our hearts. We have made it a way of life. We view the World Environment Day as an opportunity to showcase and emphasise to the world around us the utter necessity and the urgency to act on this belief.

The beautiful Anaerangal lake (Suryanelli) surrounded by cloud-topped mountains was the arena of our bout with pollution this time. The lake situated close to the butterfly forest in Munnar is so named as its waters lure down the elephants - Anaerangal or literally, where the elephants come down!

Our team of dedicated in-house conservationists descended on the lake precincts today early in the morning to completely rid the area of plastics, other waste materials and any sign of human contamination. The trash collected was then handed over to the concerned authorities for proper disposal.

As someone said wisely, animals and birds do not litter, only humans do. So let us behave like animals for a change. 

Yoga - a quiet hike to rejuvenation  15 Apr 2019

"Adopt the pace of nature. Her secret is patience,” said Ralph Waldo Emerson

This secret has led us to understand how the traveller who arrives in India returns with a body and mind transformed, not just by its natural beauty, cultural complexities and warm people, but also its age-old practices of yoga and Ayurveda.

Yoga is an experience of India that will remain with you forever and at its heart lies patience. Whether it’s on the trek through the rainforests or during the kayak down the serene backwaters, an understanding of Yoga is the unique and patient friend who stands by you when life asks questions and you need re-energizing.

Let us show you India- Trek, kayak and return renewed in the company of this secret friend!


Kerala Blog Express 2019 - when Kerala plays host to international bloggers!!  25 Mar 2019

When the Kerala Blog Express rolled out, tourism in Kerala held its breath in excitement…26 young people from 21 countries, so many world-views, so much possibility…when Kalypso took them on a boat, bike and trek tour, the infectious exuberance had caught on.

Now they have moved on to chart new paths, leaving in their wake memories of a fun group who were compassionate and understanding of cultures and energetic and enthusiastic about seeing more and knowing more…memories of a lively bunch who were as keen to visit a tribal hut as they were to kayak in the backwaters of Alleppey.

Bloggers and influencers of KBE season 6, your joie de vivre is catching, your generosity of spirit is inspiring…Kerala and Kalypso thanks you for placing Kerala on point on the world tourism map, and so skipping goodbyes, we say hello for the next time...

Veganuary Challenge  17 Feb 2019

A Vegan Cycle Tour of India - it's all about animal love!! ???? ????... When the vegans came to India to cycle and spread their idea of love, compassion and respect for animals, India embraced them throughout their 5 days and 400 kilometers of not-so-perfect roads with her sun-drenched little towns and villages, yellow mustard fields, vast dried-up river beds, distant hills and roadside vendors.

The Vegan Cycle Tour of North India was a unique experience that Kalypso was privileged to be part of. We accept that completing this mission of love that involved hard work, tough terrains, unfamiliar cuisines and trying weather in a foreign land was a challenge of huge proportions. At the end of it, dear Veganuary, we acknowledge your sheer grit and determination to see the task to its completion, the passion for the cause of Veganism, the satisfaction at having contributed to it, the practical reality of the money you raised for the conservation of 25000 land-farmed animals, the cause dear to your hearts, the purpose of the cycling tour. We at Kalypso take off our hats to you!! 

Adventure is… riding a bullet!  30 Jan 2019

As George Adam Hesse, motor-bike enthusiast and adventure-lover from the UK, set out on the iconic Royal Enfield’s Himalayan from Ernakulam along the bustling roads of Fort Kochi, he was determined to pack in every possible ounce of fun and adventure into this customised tour.

From the magnetic Athirapally waterfalls and the mountain roads of the Western Ghats to reach Munnar and then onto Thekkady, the wildlife paradise to finally arrive at Alleppey and board its famed houseboat, the biker in him had traversed multiple terrains…seen it all, done it all…certain he would come back for more.


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