My Kerala holiday - May 2008

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My Kerala holiday - May 2008
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Originally Posted by vandy View Post @dianetorre,Just thought you may want to know,

A local person from Kerala has just got back to me Informing
that the entrance fee to Elephant School in Kodanand is 15rps.

So the other person you reffered to on this site who mentioned
something about 6000-7000rps maybe was trying to buy the whole
Elephant to take home.

Rgds

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yeah right
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Help required

A very good report... I'm planning to do the same in a couple of weeks time...

thank you
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Thanks Umahesh. Do post your trip report and photos too.
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Hi all, We went to Kodanand finally, when we went in Febuary 2009.It was fabulous,we went to the taxi stand in Fort Kochi and rented a car for 900rs for the three of us. We had a very friendly driver who looked after us very well. We arrived where they wash the elephants at 8am (it was fantastic)there was a baby one that was very funny and would'nt do as he was told. When they finished all that the driver told us to give some money to one of the guys and have our photos taken with the elephant, so we gave him a 100 rs and he was pleased about that so I suppose it was enough.After we were taken to the school and had to pay an entrance fee(not much)and were shown where they are fed, and included a ride on the elephant.
You should go and book a taxi the day before cos they pick you up at the hotel very early in the morning.
I have'nt got internet for another 15 days so I can only connect now and again, but am happy to help if I can.
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Diane123,

Glad to see you enjoyed the Elephant washing experience and also
the Elephant Training school.I only did the river washing and
now wish I had gone to the training School,Maybe Next Time.


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my kerela holiday

Hello Vandy- yes it was great, I'll see if I can post a few pics if my son will help me as I'm not sure how to do it properly.
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More questions on your great trip

Hi,
I just found your trip report and loved it; thank you!!

My husband and I would like to follow your footsteps and wondered about some things:

How many days was this trip in all? We are thinking 2 weeks to go to India from San Francsico in mid-December 2013.

Would you recommend flying into Kochi as you did, going along your path first, or to Kerala's beaches first? We want to stay in Kerala for this trip, as it seems to have much to see/do. Do you think this is a good plan for 2 weeks?

Would you fly in and out of Kochi or do you have any other recommendations?

Again, thank you for the fantastic trip report and I look forward to your guidance in any aspect of of trip!!

Best,
DJ
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Originally Posted by nilogram75 View Post Hi,
I just found your trip report and loved it; thank you!!

My husband and I would like to follow your footsteps and wondered about some things:

How many days was this trip in all? We are thinking 2 weeks to go to India from San Francsico in mid-December 2013.

Would you recommend flying into Kochi as you did, going along your path first, or to Kerala's beaches first? We want to stay in Kerala for this trip, as it seems to have much to see/do. Do you think this is a good plan for 2 weeks?

Would you fly in and out of Kochi or do you have any other recommendations?

Again, thank you for the fantastic trip report and I look forward to your guidance in any aspect of of trip!!

Best,
DJ
Thank you Nilogram.

It was an 8 or 9 day trip, dont quite remember now as its almost coming up to 5 years now!

Suggest you contact those who have done recent trips for more up to date suggestions. Or go through the latest reports and post queries on the Kerala forum. I am sure you will get a good response. Search for Vandy who has done quite a few Kerala trips, I dont think he is active now but Im sure he will respond if you pm him.

We did not go to the beaches on that trip though I have been to the beaches on earlier visits. So for the 2008 trip, Kochi to Kochi was fine.

You can easily spend 2 whole weeks in Kerala and not get bored. There is much to see and experience, and 2 weeks is not even enough.
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Great report !!

As someone who hails from kattappana, Idukki I was amazed by your writing and the detailing you have given into it and you have spelled all the places correctly which people often get wrong
If you plan to visit next time do visit Anchuruli, Ramakalmedu and Calvary Mount.
From Calvary Mount you can have a breathtaking view of Idukki reservoir and offers a trekking experience.
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Fantastic Report, very informative! Thank you.....krish
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