In 1973 , Mr. Tom Thomas (Chairman of Kondody Group) started Kondody Motors as a public service operator and now Kondody Motors is a leading bus operator in the State of Kerala with 28 regular bus services to various destinations across the districts Ernakulam, Idukki, Kottayam and Pathanamthitta.It also started LUXURY TOURIST BUS OPERATIONS under the brand name of ‘KYROS’. Kondody Motors have also introduced a Hi-tech model Leyland A/C bus for daily service from various cities like Mundakayam to Thiruvananthapuram and so on.
In 1970’s , there were a lot of difficulties faced by the bus owners such as unavailability of quality bus body, lack of efficient drivers, volatile employment problems etc. By watching the industry closely, Mr.Tom Thomas identified the challenges and also realised the high potential of the industry. Thus the idea of a bus body plant came into his mind. At that point of time, there was no quality bus body building units in here. Kerala had to depend on Tamilnadu or Karnataka to make a bus body of quality. So, he started a new bus body building plant at Kottayam in 1980. In 2008, a well established bus body building unit is set up in Ayarkunnam, Kottayam and now it is the second largest bus body builder in Kerala after KSRTC.
In 2007 , Kondody entered into the Hospitality sector under the brand name, ‘Greenwoods’. Greenwoods is located in Kumily. Its 36 rooms is spread over 7 acres of lush greenery. It is ranked at 2nd position out of 26 hotels in Thekkady, according to the Trip Advisor Popularity Index .