Advise for trip Delhi -> Kochi -> kanyakumari -> Rameshwaram-> Madura/Trivendrum ->De

#1 Mar 3rd, 2011, 13:06
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I'm planning trip on 12 March 2011 to 19 Mar
Delhi -> Kochi -> kanyakumari -> Rameshwaram-> Madurai/Trivendrum ->Delhi

I will be travelling with my wife, 80+ mother and younger brother.We will be reaching Kochin on 12th around 11 AM.

Please advise

1)How much time to spend at each of these places?
2)Would like to spend 1 night in kerla backwater house boat? Which one is good? Any suggestions/tips?
3)Is it better to go to Madurai or Trivendrum to go back to Delhi?
4)How many days are sufficient in Kanyakumar and Rameshwaram?

Any other change in plan or suggestion is welcome.
#2 Mar 3rd, 2011, 13:39
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You can stop at Alleppy and spend a night there on the house boat. It is not far from Kochi. Kochi itself has quite a few places to see.

Alleppy to Kanyakumari will take time.
Depending on when you reach Kanyakumari you can spend one or max two days in Kanyakumari.

Kanyakumari to Rameshwaram is a long ride. I would suggest this.

Kanyakumari to Madurai -> Overnight stay at Madurai and see the Meenakshi Temple.
Madurai to Rameshwaram next day -> Stay at Rameshwaram and see all the kunds by auto. It will cover the whole day or maybe part of the next day. One full day maximum.

Rameshwaram to Chennai -> Catch flight to Delhi
#3 Mar 5th, 2011, 14:37
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I advise you the following iternary:
Day 01: Arrival at Kochi airport at 11 a.m. Take a cab to visit Azithrirpally falls (near to airport) and Guruvayoor (krishna) temple and back to Kochi and halt.

Day 02: Kochi sight seeing. There are several tour packages for kochi conducted by ktdc. Halt at Kochi.

Day 03: Depart Kochi (Ernakulam) at 5:00 a.m. by Vanchinad Express(It has AC chair car). Reach Trivandrum by 9:30 a.m. Visit Ananthpadmanabh temple, Kovalam beach etc.. Board bus from trivandrum to kanyakumari. or by train. Reach kanyakumari. Halt.

Day 04: Kanyakuamri sight seeing. Board Rameswaram express at kanyakumari at 10 .p.m. Don't travel by bus to rameswaram.

Day 05: Reach Rameswaram at 5:30 a.m. Halt. Sight seeing.

Day 06: Depart Rameswaram at 11:00 a.m. Reach Madurai at 3:00 p.m. Meenakshi temple, nayakkar palace etc... Halt .

Day 07: Direct flight from Madurai to Delhi at 10:00 a.m. (Spice jet). Reach Delhi.

KTDC Packages:
Kochi Darshan (Full Day)
Tour - 9.30 am to 7.00 pm
Fare Rs.700/- per person
Places covered: Hill Palace Museum (Monday Holiday), Coir Factory (Sunday Holiday), Milky Way Aqua Tourism Centre and Cherai Beach.
Cochin Sightseeing Tour / Cruise (Twice daily)
1st Tour - 9.30 am to 1.00 pm
2nd Tour - 2.00 pm to 5.30 pm
Fare Rs.150/- per person
Places covered: Dutch Palace (Friday Holiday), Synagogue (Friday & Saturday Holiday), St. Francis Church (Sunday Holiday), Chinese Fishing Nets with Spectacular view of Willington Island, Kochi Harbour and Bolgatty Island.
Full Day Backwater Canal Tour (Daily)
Tour - 8.30 am to 6.30 pm
Fare Rs.800/- per person
A unique opportunity to experience the beauty of Kerala Backwaters, flora and fauna, Village life through Kettuvallom (Traditional Rice Boat) and Country Boat (Open Canoe) with traditional Veg. Kerala Lunch.
The tour is operated at a quite, beautiful village 35 Kms south of Kochi. Tourists are transferred to the village by road.
Half Day Backwater Canal Tour (Twice Daily) - (By Open Canoe)
Experience the beauty of Kerala Backwater and Village Life
1st Tour - 8.30 am to 1.00 pm
2nd Tour - 2.00 pm to 6.30 pm
Fare Rs.450/- per person
The tour is operated at a quite, beautiful village 35 Kms south of Kochi. Tourists are transferred to the village by road.
Sun Set Tour (Daily)
Tour - 5.30 am to 7.00 pm
Fare Rs.100/- per person
Non Stop Boat cruise during the time of sun set in the Kochi Harbour area with spectacular view of Marine Drive, Chinese Fishing Nets, Bolgatty Island, Willington Island and Kochi Harbour.
#4 Mar 10th, 2011, 11:59
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Thanks for the information.

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