Rest, recuperation and toddler friendly places in South India

#1 Dec 3rd, 2009, 01:41
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Following an exhausting year and having become quite physically ill I am on the lookout for somewhere rural in S. India (Kerala, Goa, Gokarna etc) to rest and recuperate for several months with my 20 month old energetic and inquisitive daughter.

This will be my third trip to India but my first with a toddler and I've suddenly become very anxious about the whole thing. I'm on a tight budget (120 a week) and I'll be looking for rural / beach locations where it's safe for a toddler to run around and play (supervised)outdoors.

I've travelling down from Mumbai to Goa and then onto Kerala and I would be so grateful if anyone has come across places including cheap hotels which would suit our circumstances.

Safety has become a big concern, I'm quite happy travelling alone but with a toddler I'm now getting really worried. Any toddler travelling tips and words of encouragement would be very welcome.

Thanks
#2 Dec 3rd, 2009, 03:36
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If you are already familiar with Southern India, then this won't apply, but...

Please consider the climate!

The tropics may appeal very much from November London, but bear in mind that it might cost you a gallon of sweat every time you have to run across the room to your child, and that the heat itself can be exhausting.

Both times I've had a several-week recovery situation I've been in London during a decent summer --- I'm trying to think what it would have been like here, and not relatively acclimatised as I am now... for instance, recovering from glandular fever, where one has to take a rest after crossing the room... Could be tough!

But hey, if you've been through all that thinking already, and you're coming (I'd make it Kerala, then, if I was you), you will find useful stuff about travelling in india with children. This article -->here might be a good starting place
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Originally Posted by Nick-H View Post If you are already familiar with Southern India, then this won't apply, but...

Please consider the climate!

The tropics may appeal very much from November London, but bear in mind that it might cost you a gallon of sweat every time you have to run across the room to your child, and that the heat itself can be exhausting.

Both times I've had a several-week recovery situation I've been in London during a decent summer --- I'm trying to think what it would have been like here, and not relatively acclimatised as I am now... for instance, recovering from glandular fever, where one has to take a rest after crossing the room... Could be tough!

But hey, if you've been through all that thinking already, and you're coming (I'd make it Kerala, then, if I was you), you will find useful stuff about travelling in india with children. This article -->here might be a good starting place
Thanks Nick, (ex) partner is traveling with us and will be looking after the little one so that will take a huge amount of pressure off.

And thanks for the great article link too

If anyone has any place recommendations in Kerala that would be very welcome.
#4 Dec 3rd, 2009, 18:56
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you also can check out this website:

http://www.travelling-kids.org/

lots of info for traveling with kids to Goa, Kerala and Tamil Nadu
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Originally Posted by girlfromvenus View Post you also can check out this website:

http://www.travelling-kids.org/

lots of info for traveling with kids to Goa, Kerala and Tamil Nadu
Awesome

Thank you!

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