cochin/varkala/alleppy in early april?

#1 Mar 11th, 2009, 15:36
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hey there,

not to be redundant, coming after the posts about kerela in may and march, but my sister and I are planning a kerela trip for the first week of April. We were hoping to hit some of the beaches and were thinking of flying to cochin from mumbai. I know it will be pretty hot, but do you have suggestions for which beach might be still fun or if doing backwaters/beach might be a good option?

This is a silly question, but do people generally swim in the backwaters?

We have about 5-6 days, so we aren't looking to run around too much.


thanks so much!
#2 Mar 16th, 2009, 15:58
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Kerala will be very hot, and really humid.

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Originally Posted by amybhatt View Post This is a silly question, but do people generally swim in the backwaters?
I did, but tourists don't normally swim, the water is incredibly warm, but there's all sorts of stuff floating in there.
#3 Mar 16th, 2009, 17:07
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Swim in backwaters

Generally you can swim in Backwaters, but it is not recommended. You can hit the Cherai beach, Marari beach, Kovalam beach ideal to swim and enjoy.

Hope this helps.

Regards,

James.
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hi amy, the beaches mentioned are the ones, cherai is very quiet & not many facilities, like showers to wash off after being in the sea etc, but nearby cherai beach resort may assist in that, grab an auto-rickshaw from the ferry point haggle a deal for 500rupees return, the driver will wait, you may get 400. The backwaters arent as wonderful & indeginous if thats what you want, but more importantly if doing houseboats, read my note on that seperately if you'd like. good hunting
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Thank you all so much!

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