2 Week Kerela Trip in Feb/March - want to check I'm not being unrealistic....

#1 Feb 2nd, 2009, 03:32
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  • towndros is offline

am new to posting in the forums but have used IM in the past when i spent some time in Mumbai and Goa a few years back - excellent advice back then and looking for a bit more now...

My girlfriend and I are arriving early on the 21st Feb to Cochin and are staying for 2 weeks flying out from Cochin on the 7th March.

So far all we've booked is 2 nights in Fort Cochin as a figured the best way to take it from there is just to ask around, talk to people on IM and book when on the ground.

Really excited about a few days doing nothing in (relatve) luxury but then looking to check out the back waters, maybe go see the elephants and head up to Munnar for a few days, on a modest budget.

My main question is, is Munnar to Varkala do-able in a taxi/private car? if so, does anyone know how long/ what we should be expecting to pay?

Also in Varkala - has anyone got any suggestions for somewhere nice and quiet (but still on the beach) for say $50 a night?

Will continue to read through the reams of interesting posts but if anyone's got any advice for a couple of 20-something's looking to unwind for a few weeks please let me know!

Thanks guys.

#2 Feb 3rd, 2009, 06:01
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  • vandy is offline
Good day,and welcome back to IM.

Munnar to Varkalha is doable But quite a long road
Journey, I suggest you go Munnar to Thekady area
which is an amazing road journey, Spend a couple of nights there to break up your journey and then
Proceed to Varkalha.

You could also go from Thekady or Munnar to Allepey (Backwaters)and take a Private backwater
ferry(400rps per person) to Kollam, Depts Allepey approx 10am and reaches Kollam approx 1600hrs, From kollam its a Short taxi ride to Varkalha.


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