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View Poll Results: whats the highlight of Kerala (Kochi region)
Temples/Culture 1 33.33%
Backwaters 2 66.67%
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#1 Aug 27th, 2009, 04:03
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Hi. have booked a trip to India taking in a week in Kerala. Arriving into Kochi.

Havent done any reseach other than knowing that I would like to have a couple of days on a nice chilled beach and spend a couple of nights on a house boat or maybe spa resort.

Has anybody tips for the above, have work travel up to the day I leave for India so reseaching properly will be hard, any suggestions will be welcome.

also want to propose to my long suffering girlfriend on her birthday and want to make it special. If anybody can suggest anywhere really special for this I will be enternally greatful.

thanks!
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#2 Aug 27th, 2009, 04:42
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Please, please don't ever start a thread with "Help" --we have people on IM who need help sometimes--medical, dental & missing relatives.

Hopefully, someone who is able (not me) will change this!

You are looking for travel information, which may be urgent for you, but not an emergency for anyone else!
#3 Aug 27th, 2009, 05:01
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Hello Ronan, Welcome to the site... Please do not feel set upon, but Camelgirl is right, and polls on this sort of stuff are not very useful either.

Hey, at least you didn't post in SMS: then we would really have shouted at you

There is heaps of information about Kerala on this site. You've even found the right subforum --- so please explore it, rather than waiting for answers on your thread.

The third "newbie sin" you committed is not to give any idea of your budget: there are some very expensive hotels (well, at least by Indian standards) in Kerala; your girlfriend's birthday could be quite a do, if you have the cash for it.

If you haven't, then there is still plenty of Kerala beauty to be experienced at lower prices.
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apologies both. really wasnt thinking there!

budget isnt a problem for this part of the trip - want to get it right
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Hi there,

As you have limited time I suggest the following,
Which involves very little time wasted on travel.

1 night Kochi(Fort cochin)

2 nights Kumarakom(backwaters)

1 night Deluxe Houseboat(Proposal Time)

2 nights Allepey Beach area(Chill time)

1 night Kochi ?

I am told many a proposal has been made on a
O'Night Houseboat Journey.

You mentioned you do not have any budget constraints so if I may suggest some accom options

Fort Cochin - Old Harbour View

Kumarakom - Coconut Lagoon

Houseboat - Many to choose from.

Allepey Beach - Raheem Residency( right on beach)

Have a look in Hotels section for reviews.


rgds - vandy
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cheers Vandy! much obliged.
Have used this as a starting point and checked out the places you mentioned - it looks exactly what I am searching for, wouldnt be suprised if i follow it to the letter.
Thanks again - all I need now is some violin playing monkeys and a batch of fireworks!!
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That suggested itinerary sounds like a good plan. I would agree that the houseboat would be the most special place to propose. On my website I've written a guide to Kerala houseboats which will let you know what to expect on a trip.

The website i-escape has some special places to stay in Kerala. Their reviews are really detailed and helpful.
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Originally Posted by ronan1978 View Post cheers Vandy! much obliged.
Have used this as a starting point and checked out the places you mentioned - it looks exactly what I am searching for, wouldnt be suprised if i follow it to the letter.
Thanks again - all I need now is some violin playing monkeys and a batch of fireworks!!
Goodluck, ronan1978.
Hope your GF accepts your proposal. Let us know how it goes!
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Thanks all!! will keep you posted on how thing whole thing goes.


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