Our Team



Santosh was born and bought up in Alappuzha . Santosh left the shores of his hometown to explore the world on ships. He served on the Merchant navy for about 8 yrs and as part of the job he enjoyed speaking to new people, making new friends around the world.
Santhosh can converse well in quite a few languages Malayalam, English, Hindi and Tamil with ease and manage his way with a bit of Telugu. Santhosh is the one stop solution for all your travel needs and is available just a phone call away.
Santosh co-founded Esteem holidays with Shiyas a childhood friend and as a Director of the organisation goes that extra step to satisfy all the needs of both customers and vendors alike.

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Shiyas,born in Alappuzha spent his growing years amidst the backwaters and paddy fields of Kerala. Having worked for around 15 + years in information technology where his job took me to several places around the world. Shiyas traveled at every given opportunity to experience a new place ,its’ food and culture.
Shiyas enjoyed traveling but something seemed missing on these trips abroad. Took him several trips and several conversations with people around the world to realize the fact “ Home (the food,culture,friends,long road trips on his bike) was what he was missing”.
Shiyas founded Esteem Holidays with his childhood friends from Alappuzha which was his dream to show Kerala to the world the way it is really meant to be. Shiyas spends a lot of his time coaching the team with his expertise  and experience.


Why Choose Us

Given the popularity of the destination, it deems one to choose a travel agency wisely. Each website extols the same locations and describes similar activities resulting in endless hours of research. We aim to make your choices easier and smarter, while assuring you customizable and  personally reviewed options. The think-tank comprises local individuals trained with a keen discriminative eye, to provide you with options that are professionally and peer reviewed.  Each place on offer is personally experienced and endorsed by the team.
Personal Rapport
Building relationships with our customers is the key to our success. We make the effort to discover what works for you that enable us to offer you a travel experience that is uniquely tailored to your budget, personality and requirements.
Knowledge and Experience
Being locals from the region and having personally experienced the destination, you can rely on our team’s extensive knowledge and hands on experience about Kerala destinations, culture, religion to give you an enriching experience.  
One Stop Services
We take care of all your travel needs including accommodation,transport,leisure activities and interests for an end to end vacation experience.
We are travel crazy ourselves
We are as crazy about traveling as you are. Between ourselves, there is hardly a corner of Kerala we have not been to. Our team is composed of primarily explorers Who love to explore new destinations/activities as part of their research. Because our specialists regularly travel to the regions you will be visiting, they can offer invaluable advice and suggestions for things to see and do while you are there. You can be confident that your unique itinerary has been created by someone who has extensive first-hand knowledge of the places and accommodation.
Tell us what your ideal trip should include. Whether you want to concentrate on the culture or spend time exploring wildlife or stay in luxury accomodation or take spa or ayurveda treatments.our specialists will help you discover the joy of a unique trip designed specifically for you. The joy of tailor-made holidays is that your entire holiday is designed around your requirements, allowing you to explore your interests at your own pace and select your preferred style of accommodation, with our specialists’ knowledge always at your disposal.
The vehicles we recommend for your journeys on the road are clean, well maintained and comfortable .You will be driven around by a local who knows the route/destinations in great detail and based on requests specific guides can be arranged .
Your comfort is of utmost importance
Your comfort is of utmost importance to us, and we treat you like family by making sure all your needs are taken care off while you are with us.